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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Host ASP.NET 4.0 in IIS 6 on Windows 2003 x64

I want to host an ASP.NET 4.0 web application in IIS 6 on Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x64. Is this even possible? I have the following under C:\WINDOWS\microsoft.net\Framework 1.0.3705 1.1.4322 ...
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IIS 6 is no longer installed after computer restart

I was doing some maintenance on a build server at work and I changed some various settings (registry settings for custom applications, user permissions, etc.), then I restarted the machine. When the ...
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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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Why do I not see w3wp.exe processes from IIS6?

I have two Windows 2003 x64 R2 IIS boxes that are ostensibly setup the same way. But for whatever reason, one of them has a W3WP.exe process for each application pool and the other one does not. ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 Standard - how to access other pc's remotely

I'm a novice in the world of servers, and I'm about to install Windows Server 2003 Standard on a server box I have...However, I'm curious if there is a way to access the other PC's in my network ...
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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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Changing DFS link location from command line

I have the following AD DFS (Windows 2003 R2): DFS Root name: members DFS Link: me DFS Link Target: \\myserver\meshare DFS Link: you DFS Link Target: \\myserver\youshare I need to change all the ...
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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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Active Directory generates DNS record for internal replication interface

I have an active directory domain controller in the 10.1.x.x address space that hosts some files. These files are replicated using DFS-R to a second machine over a crossover cable on a dedicated ...
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in-place upgrade Windows Server Standard Edition 2003 to Windows Server Enterprise/Datacentre Edition 2003

I recently asked a question about upgrading from 2003 to 2008, but i realised this is a lot harder to do, the only reason i want to upgrade is to have increase the RAM Windows 2003 Standard ...
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Clients of replica WSUS aren't targetted to groups and appear in 'Unassigned Computers'

I have two WSUS v3 servers, our company has a single domain AD that spans two sites, and each site has one WSUS server. The stub site's WSUS server is configured as a replica. Settings, groups, ...
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Mapping printers using Group Policy Preferences; works on Windows XP, not on Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use Group Policy Preferences to manage user connections to shared printers. The print server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Std edition. Several printers are installed, and I've added x64 ...
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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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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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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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Why is it called Windows Server 2008 R2? Why not simply call it Windows Server 2010?

I've searched, but I can't find anything that explains why Microsoft started labelling new versions of Windows Server (and now SQL Server) as R2 releases. If they're new releases, why not simply give ...
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How to map a drive for a windows service?

I am supporting the installation of a CCTV system from the Windows 2003 R2 Standard side of the equation, the intention was to use use a NAS for long term storage (quite a lot of data is generated in ...