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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windows 2003 server slow access

I have a Windows Server with 2 Ethernet ports, both with 1GB cards and I have 20 users connecting to the server to run an application which involves a lot of data being transferred and the speeds are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Allowing users to configure printer ports without full admin rights on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard

At our organization, we have multiple levels of support personnel. The lowest (level 1) of these personnel deal with a single job site with about 40 printers. Each site has a Windows Server 2003 R2 ...