Windows Server 2003 R2 was an update of Windows Server 2003, rather than a new version of the operating system (as Windows Server 2008 R2 was). It went RTM on December 6, 2005, included a number of new features and was released for all editions and architectures supported by Server 2003, with the ...

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XP Clients can't copy to networkshare

i have a windows 2003 domain where i have strange problem. One of our file shares is on a 2003r2 domain controller, xp clients trying to copy files on the share are always getting the error ...
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Risk involved in converting basic to dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003 (and R2)

How much risk is involved in converting a basic disk into a dynamic disk in Windows Server 2003 R1 and R2? I just expanded my vDisk in VMWare but since the disk is basic it will not let me expand the ...
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Should I install anti-virus on Windows Server 2003?

I had previously installed AVG in Windows Server 2003, but now the installer says that Windows Server 2003 is not supported, while AVG runs perfectly on other Windows Server 2003 machines of mine. I ...
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Windows 2003 Server R2 system partition full - move and/or expand

PROBLEM: My System (C:) and Data (D:) partitions are full and I need to expand them or move them to larger drives. SPECS: Dell PowerEdge 2900 server Adaptec 39320A SCSI adapters Dell Perc 5/i RAID ...
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plink without any parameters says “unable to open connection”

In Windows 2003 when i run plink without arguments, it says "unable to open connection: host does not exist" (And of course when it is run with arguments) What can be the cause? I am becoming crazy
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Should we upgrade our Windows 2003 DCs? [closed]

Why should we upgrade our Windows 2003 DC when extended support is there till 2015? We have about 20 servers mixed 2003 32 bit and 2008 64 bit member servers and about 100 W7 64 bit Clients. Our 32 ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Are ODBC Data Sources set per-user?

When I'm logged into our Windows Server 2003 server, I don't see any ODBC Data Sources, but when a different user logs in (who doesn't have Administrative rights), they have a big list of ODBC Data ...
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do scheduled tasks in windows server 2003 r2 overlap?

does windows server 2003 r2 allow the overlapping of scheduled tasks? say i scheduled a script to be called every 5 minutes but there would be an instance that it might take 10 minutes. when a tasks ...
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Remove old Certificate Templates

We decommissioned our old Exchange 2003 server over a month ago. The server was also our CA(which wasn't widely used). I've removed all traces of this old CA in Sites and Services except for the ...
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New Primary Domain Controller won't start Active Directory unless Old DC is booted

I'm no Active Directory Wizard. Here's what I did: Old W2003 R2 PDC needed to be replaced with a new server Rolled out W2008R2 and used DC Promo to add it the domain Due to some DNS issues, had a ...
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Samba with Active Directory - shares are readonly, NT_STATUS_MEDIA_WRITE_PROTECTED

I've set a samba server that seems to work, all shares are seemingly exported as readonly, however. The machine is called "lx". When I'm on lx I can run the following command: froh@lx:~$ smbclient ...
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How to add read-only privileges on DFS Folder for Windows 2003 R2?

I just install a DFS system on different servers. My replication group consists of Windows 2003 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 servers. The replication itself works well. On the Windows 2008 R2 server I can ...
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Stored passwords and scheduled tasks in Windows Server 2003

In general, if you are PC\Admin and you have a stored password for network share DOMAINSERVER\Share (done using the interface "Stored User Names and Passwords"), and you have a scheduled task that ...
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Skype call via RDP on terminal server - windows server 2003

I tried calling with skype on terminal server on windows server 2003 R2 SP2. I enable sound over RDP with a Windows Server 2003 virtual machine. ( ...
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Remote desktop session not picking up the extra tray in my printer

We have a Brother HL-5340D printer with an extra tray installed. The driver is configured locally and is working with the extra tray. However, when I connect into the server (which has the same ...
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Make Windows Server 2003 DHCP exclude a certain MAC

how can i refuse to assign an IP to a certain mac-address? or the other way round: how can i let the DHCP-server assign an IP only to some very special mac-addresses? i'm running two DHCP-servers on ...
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Copying files / permissions to another server without SMB?

For diagnostics on a problem I am experiencing I really need to be able to copy files between windows servers - including the NTFS permissions without using smb. Is there a ready way to do this? If I ...
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Will systeminfo's “OS Name:” line distinguish between Windows 2003 and 2003 R2?

First, please verify visually that you have a 2003 R2 installation by opening Control Panel\System Properties and checking that R2 is shown like this: Alternatively, R2 should be mentioned on the ...
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DHCP serving has stopped working

Something happened in our server room over the weekend that had me in the office late Saturday night replacing two switches. After powering down both racks, I have an issue where none of the computers ...
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Can't connect to SQL Server 2005, even with local Server Management Studio

After setting up a second network adapter in the process of adding some SSL'd sites to ISS, my instance of SQL Server 2005 is no longer accessible - including through SQL Server Management Studio. ...
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How can I set email notification on file creation on Windows 2003 R2?

Each of our jobs has a folder created by a batch file triggered by our accounting software at the time the job is entered. In that folder is a subfolder called "Sales Pictures". I would like to be ...
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ActiveDirectory lastLogonTimeStamp Inactive

In joining a new company, I have inherited it's history. I find that the User and Computer Object property lastLogonTimeStamp is not available. I have checked that the AD Schema version is 2003 R2, ...
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Trying to get IIS running in VM and Visual Studio running natively, with files on native file system

here's the set up I'm trying to go work. Windows 7, with files for an "ASP.NET Web Application" (a new one created by wizard for this test) installed in c:\tfsprojects\test\test this project opens ...
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Domain Profile Does Not Load on Windows 7, Results in “Temp Profile”

I have a user that was using Windows XP until yesterday. The computer ended up getting a virus (again) and so I replaced it with a spare Windows 7 machine we were preparing for somewhere else. The ...
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Windows Server 2003: Taking Root and Intermediate CA's offline causers faiure in Enterprise CA

I installed 3 CA's in lab environment: SA Root CA SA Intermediate CA Enterprise CA (also DC) The instructor recommends taking Root and Intermediate CA's offline once the Enterprise CA has been ...
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How to find IPMI devices?

I am trying to install Hardware Management as per instructions on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781099%28WS.10%29.aspx and am getting the error in step 4 "An IPMI device has been ...
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Restore single users Exchange 2003 mailbox from backup

I take weekly backups of exchange in full. I also take complete weekly backups of the entire server. It is a Server 2003 R2 with AD and Exchange 2003 all on one box. One users inbox has disappeared. ...
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Default documents stopped working in IIS

I've been trying to get ASP.NET 4.0 to work on Windows Server 2003 R2, 64-bit OS, IIS 6.0 in 32-bit mode. The latest thing I tried in the process was to run aspnet_regiis -s "W3SVC/12345/root" to try ...
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cannot at all find sql instance (while installing an asp.net app on IIS)

So I'm really not a DBA, I'm an app dev. I had to install my asp.net mvc3 app on my client's(a large company) IIS6 + Win2k3 machine, with absolutely no help from their sysadmins. The final problem ...
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SQL Agent History settings not being saved

I'm using Win 2K3 R2 + SP2 with SQL 2K8 R2 installed. I'm trying to set SQL Agent History to keep 1 week of logs. So here's what I do: After I connect, I right click SQL Server Agent and select ...
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web server leaks a private IP address through its HTTP headers. how to fix?

I've already located this question on server fault: Server Fault Question But there is no answer. Does anyone have any advice on how to fix the issue? We're running 2003 Server R2 Ent, latest ...
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SIS on Windows Server 2003 R2 (not WSS)

We have several branch office with Windows Server 2003 R2 installed. I have read that if you install WDS (Windows Deployment Services) it will install SIS and allow you to run it on any partition ...
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Gentle reboot of batch server (Task Schedular)

We have 3 Batch servers running hundreds of scheduled task using the built-in task schedular in Windows (2003R2 and 2012R2) How do i prepare our servers for a reboot, so i wont interrupting a running ...
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Escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?

I have a corrupted file in the OS (running a poweredge t410, windows server 2003 RT). Booting up in safe mode shows it stopped at acpitabl.dat. Google results led me to believe that the update.sys ...
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Where is the registry key that point to location of $NTUninstall folders?

I am running out of room on the C: drive on my Windows Server 2003 R2 Server and want to move the $NTUninstall files to D:\Uninstall_Folder and update the registry key that tells Windows where to look ...
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Drivers doubts about Windows server 2003 R2 on HP ML350 G6 server

I have one HP server proliant ML350 G6 with OS windows 2008 standard edition installed. I would like downgrade the OS and Microsoft could let me a Kit for the operation with windows server 2003 R2 ...
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Scheduled task stops working when I log out of remote desktop connection to server

I have a 'long-running' (run at startup, don't terminate) scheduled task set up to run on a server. When I remote-desktop into the server using the same domain account as the scheduled task, and then ...
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Powershell remote access denied

Last week we reinstalled ou AD (windows server 2008 R2), and reconfigured it (trust relationships, dns, dhcp). There is my problem, I want to run a script to create folder remotly to a filesharing ...
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How hard is it to remove all Exchange data from AD?

Last week I was testing with Exchange in a testing environment, but at one moment the Exchange server could no longer boot (Applying Computer Settings) when it was within a domain and I have spent ...
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SRMSVC event ID 8197

Update: actual answer was finally found, see self-answer below. I have a Windows 2003 R2 machine that is giving an Event ID 8197 about once an hour and ten minutes. The full error is attached below. ...
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run schedule task before windows service starts

I want to run a schedule task before a specified windows service (Service A). Service A starts automatically. What is the best approach to take? Do I need to convert the schedule task into a service ...
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Windows 2003 R2 Server out of Memory each 3 days

I am having a 2003 R2 Server with IIS and mysql running. My problem is, that the server stops responding on the net each 3 days. When I log on I get an error, that I can't log on (0x000012d) The only ...
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MS10-070 update for 2003 R2 SP1

We are a .Net developer shop. Our client pretty much looks after their servers in house but can sometimes need some assistance. They are running 2003 R2 (x86) SP1 servers. With regards to the ...
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Windows 2003 Server Suddenly Drops Connections to everything but PING and port 80 (webserver)

I'm running a Windows 2003 Dedicated server, and the box has been rock solid for more than 2 years now. Just recently, I have had an issue where after a certain ammount of time the server will just ...
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Re-using port 443 for another service - is it possible?

The ultimate goal is to allow a remote data connection service to operate on port 443 on a the SQL server. The application accessing the connection is behind a firewall and it is because of the ...
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Install Windows Server 2003 R2 components using VL media on 2003 RTM server installed with OEM installation

We have a server running Windows Server 2003 which was OEM pre-installed. We also have volume licence media for Server 2003 R2, is there any way to install the R2 components from disc 2 on this ...
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MySQL configuration stops at starting server [closed]

Currently trying to install MySQL 5.6.26 on a Windows Server 2003 R2 Service Pack 2, during the installation, it stops at the starting server step, tried following this question's accepted answer, but ...
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No internet access on Windows server 2003

I need some help resolving Server 2003 issue I have been having. I inherited the situation from my predecessor. I have full LAN connectivity on Server 2003 however, I am not able to connect to ...
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2003 Domain Functional Level — Do I need to run adprep.exe to trust a 2012 DFL?

My company is still using Windows Server 2003 for the Domain Controllers, with DFL (and FFL) already raised to 2003 DFL/FFL. Now, we need to trust the domain of our new subsidiary. Their domain is ...
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Access Denied DHCP Tool

I cannot figure out why this is happening, when opening the DHCP tool on my server, I get the following message. Access Is Denied You do not have access to this DHCP server. To view information ...