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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows fileshare issue over VPN, cannot open/copy certain files. Networking issue?

Updated: Narrowed in on issue and rephrased question. I have two users who recently (last week or so) started having problems working on files on a network drive. Specifically opening, or copying the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Server 2003R2 DC Windows 7 and disable auto updates

I run an environment with Server 2003 R2 DC's and mostly WIndows 7 clients with just a few XP clients. The problem I am having is that the Windows 7 PC's are installing updates on their own. We have ...
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Windows server 2003 ipsec error

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain controller and a bunch of clients. Something happened and now IPSec service fails on the server. After IPSec fails to start, all TCP/IP traffic is blocked to the ...
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Check file modify date with batch

I am trying to use batch to check if file was modified today. Can you please help me with your suggestions? Below is the code with which I am facing some issue. SET filename="D:\empty\xyz.txt" ...
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Website loses connection to database intermittently

Every so often our website loses connection to the sql server and I receive the following errors: "The following error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a ...
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AD Replication Errors / KCC - Between two Domain Controllers

I'm having quite an issue that began a few days ago. Let me just lay out exactly what happened - also I've inherited this environment, please keep that in mind. 1st Domain Controller - Windows ...
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IIS 6 App Pools and Windows Services Won't Start

Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86) / IIS 6. I'm setting up an ASP.NET application as well as a few windows services that run under "MyServiceAccount". I'm unable, however, to get the app pool nor the ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2, SMB, alternative port?

How can I setup SMB on my server to use an alternative port? I'm attempting to use something other than port 445.
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Get-ExchangeCertificate: “The requested key container was not found”

I'm having some certificate issues with my Exchange 2007 server. I only know how to check the certificate information using cmdlets, however I have a limited scope on being able to use them. When I ...
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Problem installing Microsoft iSCSI initiator on Windows 2003

Anyone got any idea what this is about: "Windows iSCSI200 has detected one or more protected files on your computer have been modified". I'm guessing that a service pack or Windows update has ...
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Users have multiple sessions in 2003 file server

Our office uses Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 for our file server. In the File Server Management console, under Sessions (Local) many of the users have multiple sessions listed, most of them on the same ...
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Event ID for moving a file folder in Server 2003 R2

We had a file folder moved in our system last night, causing a ripple effect throughout our network, changing file paths and basically messing up our documents. We are doing an audit on the server ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 can't access the internet

Our 64-bit windows server can no longer access the internet although it is a web-server that is hosting webpages accessible by the internet. Since this dilemma the server can no longer receive windows ...
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Win 2003 R2 - HTTP POST blocking?

How do I check if a Windows 2003 R2 Server is blocking HTTP POST requests?
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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 ...