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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Filemaker Server Not Installing and Windows Problems

When I tried installing Filemaker Server 8.0 on Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition R2, an error message pop up that states: MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut ...
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How exactly does the home folder mapping in 2003 AD work?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with a user's My Documents not being mapped to a network location as it should be. Most of the user have their AD account set to have H as their home folder and ...
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Accidentally deleted entire Active Directory [closed]

While re-partitioning a Server 2003 R2 domain controller, we accidentally deleted the partition that held the Active Directory database folder (D:\AD\Data). The D:\ was a partition on a disk shared ...
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2003 domain; no domain admins can RDP [closed]

small 2003 domain with <50 clients. Today I was unable to RDP to my usual set of servers using my domain admin account. I get the error of: "To logon to this remote computer, you must be granted ...
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Domain connection shows as “unauthenticated”

I have seen various different questions for this problem floating around but either the circumstances arent the same or the solution doesnt work so thought i would post it to see if anybody has any ...
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iexplorer.exe high CPU/RAM usage

My client has a virtual Server 2008 R2 terminal server running under ESXi 5.1. This server, which been in production for around 4 months, experiences intermittent slowness / non-responsiveness for ...
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Removing an iSCSI Target - iSCSI initiator 2.0 on Windows Server 2003 R2

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to remove an iSCSI target (Dell Equallogic SAN) from a Windows Server 2003 box. The volume shows up in Windows as drive letter Y. Using the iSCSI ...
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AD/2003 Computer Group membership is not propagated to client

I have a Windows network based on an ageing Windows Server 2003 infrastructure, with two DCs, configured with replication between each other. While trying to find out why a certain GPO wasn't being ...
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How to make service up and running even though admin account log off [closed]

Hi we are using Windows server 2003. Windows services using admin credentials while restarting. Whenever admin account was logged off services were going down. Because of this we are maintaining admin ...
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NETLOGON Event Warning Dynamic Registration 5781

I've set up a couple of Domain Controllers and the first DC I set up is taking a while to start up and occassionally displaying a warning in the Windows Event Log that I think may be related to the ...
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Virtualizing physical Windows Server 2003 R2

I have a HDD that seves as dead data archive. I want to virtualize the HDD in XenServer in atempt of evade some problems (like losing the HDD itself). I tried the VMconverter from VMware (to futher ...
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Creating custom AD claims in ADFS v1.x

I'm sorry if this is an uneducated question, but I'm growing a bit desperate here. At work, we have a few customers that are still using ADFS versions prior to 2.0 which went the SAML2 route, and I'm ...
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Multiple 12292 and 10 VSS errors

My server running Server 2003 R2 has been reporting multiple 12292 and 10 VSS errors when the UniTrends agent calls to the Shadow Volume Provider for a VSS Snapshot. The server has the latest updates ...
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Task Scheduler not giving a detailed error message

I have two servers, a 2003 R2 and a 2008 R2, setup to run the same executable as a task as I work on migrating content over to the new server. The task started failing recently and the task scheduler ...
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Official Windows Server 2003 ISO wont boot

One of our old servers just crashed (HP PowerEdge SC1430) and (as always) the original CDs cannot be found... We downloaded the instalation ISO from DELL and the Official Windows Server 2003 ISO from ...
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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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Windows 2003 R2 Missing mapped drives under ODBC Administrator [closed]

When I try to set up an ODBC datasource (MS Access) I can't select the network drive where the mdb file is. The network drive is accesible from My Computer.
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Separator Page On Print Server

When using seperator pages on a print server only seperator files under system 32 seem to work. If i move the files from system 32 to the root directory it doesnt append the seperator page, ive tried ...
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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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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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Windows Scheduler: run on login

I would like to use Windows Schedule to schedule a task to run on login by any user. This is on Server 2003-R2. It would run a Powershell that brings up an alert that the OS is end of life. How can ...
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Enable Windows Time Service on Secondary Domain Controller

We have an interesting scenario at my workplace. Our primary domain controller started to fail, so we installed a secondary domain controller to allow people to login when the primary would fail. ...
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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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Why do files end up being filled entirely with null bytes after replication using DFSR?

We're using Microsoft's Distributed File System for replication. In our scenario we have a single writer that creates/overwrites/deletes files and several distributed readers. The writer is running ...
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How to create folder share without being able to read the folder contents?

I encountered a problem when trying to create a folder share on an NTFS volume on a Windows 2003 R2 instance: The account used for administration should - due to the sensitivity of the data - not be ...
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how can I hide the cmd window when running a VBScript scheduled task on Win 2003 R2 SP2 x64?

I am running a VBScript (.vbs) file via Windows Scheduled Task. On a Windows XP SP3 x86 machine, a command window is not shown when the task executes. On a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 x64 machine, a ...
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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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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 on same hardware

I have two Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain Controllers which serve about 100 nodes. I need to upgrade to 2012 R2 on the same hardware (which exceed the minimum requirements). Since I ...
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Setting welcome message on server?

I'd like to set a welcome message for all users to see for an information notice, on Windows Server 2003 R2. LegalNoticeCaption and LegalNoticeText are already used for legal reasons, so I'd like to ...
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Script does not run under Domain Administrator

Server running 2003R2. I have a script, which basically sets a variable, which then uses it to name a backup file. I have given the exact script here: echo > "%temp%\tmp.vbs" wscript.echo 10000 ...
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Active Directory Users - All Attributes Suddenly Blank

We had an instance yesterday where approximately 130 of our well over 5,000 user objects suddenly became corrupted. Every attribute you can possible set with the exception of sAMAccountName and cn ...
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Group policies overriding

I am a learner in AD and GPO's. Though I have implemented some GPO's in my environment, now a little bit confused.. My confusion is with the overriding of GPO. Basically what I am trying is that 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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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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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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PowerShell Script to Move ADUser to appropriate group based on its Department ID attribute

I am new to PowerShell and AD, I have a small task which I am finding difficult to complete. Can someone please help me here ? The task is as follows: There are 3 groups defined in AD, namely ...
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Proxy Server setting stuck on Server 2003 R2 for Windows Updates

Stay a while and listen. This is going to be a long one. We've been having a problem the last couple of months with Updates on very specific Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Machines. This problem has ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Block port on localhost

We have a misbehaving daemon running on one of our Windows 2003 Servers. It telnets into localhost:5115 I have a feeling that if I can stop it from telnetting into localhost I can get it to fail ...
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Windows Server 2003 r2 vs 2008 r2 - Performance for SQL Server [closed]

First off, I'm not a sys admin, just a programmer frustrated by poor server performance… We’re currently running a VM (I believe the host is Win Server 2008) on a newer E5-2650 CPU, 24 GB RAM, at ...
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IIS FTP Connectivity Issues [closed]

I seem to be having a strange connectivity problem at a client site where we are hosting an FTP site in IIS. We also allow remote desktop connections to this server for troubleshooting purposes. ...
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ntbackup on live system

I have a few Windows 2003 servers of which I want to take a backup of before installing some anti-virus software. My question is, does ntbackup (the included backup software) operate on a live, ...
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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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Why can't I get ASP.NET 4.0 to work on Windows Server 2003 R2?

I've been developing an ASP.NET 4.0 application on my local machine, and today I tried to deploy it to the server. After deploying, I got the following message when trying to visit the site in my ...
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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 R2 supported guest operating system [closed]

In this link it is mentioned like window server 2012 can be used as guest OS in window server 2008 R2 Can I run windows 8 or window 7 as guest OS in window server 2003 R2 as virtual machine? Even ...
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Need to send keystrokes to DOS app from Windows at idle logout

I am supporting a legacy Paradox 4.5 for DOS system. Our users connect to a single terminal server (Windows Server 2003) to run Paradox. We frequently need to boot everyone out of the system. Our ...
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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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What would happen if I disconnected a child domain from it's forest domain controllers?

Windows 2003 native mode. One domain controller on-site, read-write, no RODCs. DNS is running on the DC onsite. Servers would be pointing to the DC for DNS and authentication. How long would the ...