Windows Server 2003 is a Microsoft server operating system released in April 2003. It is the successor to Windows Server 2000 and is based on the Windows XP codebase. It was succeeded by Windows Server 2008.

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Cross-Forest Trust

I am looking at testing a cross-domain trust we can have two domain controllers (with different forests and domain names) setup so we can move everyone onto the new domain. We do NOT run exchange on ...
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Blocking one user from disconnecting an active remote desktop session

Some users share the same username in Windows Server. Few times, they need to access to the server at the same time. I would like to prevent one user from disconnecting an active remote desktop ...
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Failover DHCP Windows 2012

Is Windows 2012 failover DHCP (hot standby) compatible with Windows 2003? I'm not sure if it's enough to create a Windows 2012 DHCP server and configure failover options.
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Best Practices for User folder permissions [closed]

The following is my bat file. Is there a way I can substitute First.Last with usernames from a CSV file? My boss doesn't want to do all the users at once. He's afraid that something may happen so he's ...
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IIS6 - no internet connection

I'm still running an old Win 2003 Server and am experiencing problems with the internet connection. When loading a Website i'm getting an "Service unavailable" error, although the IIS is up and ...
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To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through terminal services

I am pretty sure that I have given a particular user to access a server, by adding her to RDP group of that server. But she can't access whereas other members of her team can access that machine. How ...
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Is The MaxUserPort Restriction In Windows Server Accumulative Across All Local IPs?

I have a Windows 2003 server with multiple IPv4 addresses assigned to it. Each single IP address doesn't use more than 2000 outbound sockets/connections. Collectively though across all IPs, this adds ...
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I am unable to set the owner of a folder back to the user from my bat file

The following bat file is being used to fix permissions for Users in our organization. Everything works perfectly until we try to set the owner back to the user. takeown /F F:\Users\First.Last /R ...
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Email + data server for a small company needed?

I am currently working with a small company (10 people), whose main business has nothing to do with IT. But we have some IT-Infrastructure, namely an aging Small Business 2003 server, which runs ...
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Migrating shared directories from Windows Server 2003 SP2 to Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm setting up a new Active Directory server and need to migrate all the shared directories from the old server. I've found a lot of information about DFS Replication, but that isn't available until ...
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Windows 2008 / 2003 DC can not ping gateway or internet

Im doing some tests trying to setup a domain and i found a very weird behavior. Same thing on windows 2008 r2 and windows 2003 x64 r2. I am running on KVM over proxmox virtualized with virtio. After ...
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Netsh Command To Block All Traffic Except A Program And A Port?

I discovered that you can use the netsh commands to control the Windows firewall, I am reading all the possibilities but I didn't found yet what I am looking for. Is it possible to use netsh ...
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Can I pull raid 5 disk from IBM X365 to put into another X365

I have an IBM X365 that is sitting in a corner. It has the same size drives as the IBM X365 that has a failed drive. Both have Raid 5. Can I pull drive from the one sitting in the corner and ...
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Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
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Website getting reply from old ip

I have changed a DNS entry (A record) in my AD server for a website address. But I was not able to browse the site after that. When I tried pinging and nslookup, I could find the web address getting ...
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Top level files size with powershell

I have the following script it does what I want, but only for one drive (that I have to specify), and on the server I am running it on. I want to be able to do this for every disk in my server and ...
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Unable to use Remote Desktop connect to Windows server 2003 by Terminal Services

I have a system composed with few windows servers 2003 R2, one is built as the domain controller another one as a web server. I tried to remotely log on the domain controller with a wyse thin client ...
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IIS 6 immediate log flush

In troubleshooting an issue with a web service, I need to examine the HTTP log created by IIS 6 on a Win2003 box. As I'm sure you are aware there is a log buffer that prevents writing to file every ...
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If i can ping a server does that mean it's switched on? [closed]

I think the question says it all, if I ping a server and access it using \server\c$ and get a response does that mean that server is on?
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Method of deploying a VB6 app to a Windows server 2012 RDS server

My environment currently has a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. That server has the visual studio 6 IDE installed. It also is responsible for running a very old ( and poorly built ) VB6 ...
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WMIPrvSe failing every morning

I am maintaining an environment with many Windows 2003 Server VMs. It has come to our attention that wmiprvse.exe keeps dying on majority of servers every morning (between 5-7 AM). As this is ...
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Microsoft Windows .NET/Visual Studio SDKs installed on production server

We have a variety of SDKs installed on a production Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 server and I'd like to know if there is any good reason for them to be there, or if they represent a security risk. ...
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How can I disable FastCGI on a Windows IIS 6 server?

We use WordPress for our company website and it has crashed for no discernible reason. It gives an error message like this: FastCGI Error The FastCGI Handler was unable to process the request. Error ...
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How to change/remove CRL on root cert?

A few years ago we installed certificate authority onto a widnows 2003 server (CAserver1). we created a self-signed root cert, and issued certs for internal services (https, WCF services, etc). Fast ...
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“Preparing Paste Information” when copying files on server using RDP

I'm attempting to copy files from one server folder to another server folder over an RDP connection and this window pops up when I hit CTRL+C to copy the files: There's only 12.5mb in 276 files and ...
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KB968730 after Server 2003 SP2 already installed

Our company already has Server 2003 SP2 installed, and with it brought crypt32.dll version 5.131.3790.5014. We're still, however, having what I believe are SHA2 errors (see below). Some preliminary ...
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Windows 2003 - Prevent Folder list access but allow file reading

i've shared folder. in this shared folder i have subfolder which i want to prevent users from listing the content. but i want to allow them write into this folder and also read files if they have full ...
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DNS does not route properly to WAN NIC when dnscrypt is used

I have a Windows 2003 server with AD integrated DNS. I'm trying to configure the server to make outgoing (forwarded) DNS requests through dnscrypt proxy instead of through the normal TCP/UDP 53. I ...
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Default profile stored on \\ADserver\NETLOGON didn't applied

We are on the process to use Roaming profile for ou domain users, so I want to enable a default network profile for all users in our AD environnement. I try this: - Login as Administrator account - ...
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AWE memory configuration

I am configuring Oracle 9i to make use of AWE memory configuration on Windows 32-bit. I am facing error ORA-27102: out of memory OSD-00022: Message 22 not found; product=RDBMS; facility=SOSD ...
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How to restrict the TCP listening address of a Windows 2003 AD DNS server

I have a Windows 2003 AD integrated DNS server which I want to listen for DNS traffic on adapter IP addresses only. I have followed the steps in the technet article, however. After I complete them ...
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show users connected to windows telnet server

I can't believe how bad I am at googling windows stuff. How can I list the users connected via telnet to a windows machine? It seems such a basic question, yet I couldn't find a answer. X-( Also, ...
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Users randomly unable to log into certain computers

I have an issue where users are randomly unable to log onto a certain computer. We have Windows Server 2003, and XP for the clients. The error that appears is the generic "Wrong username or bad ...
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wmic hanging on remote server?

Based on information from my previous question, I'm trying to learn wmic. I'm playing around with trying to look at which processes are using the most resources on a remote server. What I've managed ...
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How to find a path where an application was set up?

I'm unsure whether I should put this question in Serverfault or Stackoverflow. I'm developing a script (so 'press start->search' is not an option) and try to find out a way to find where an ...
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Why should I start to replace Windows Server 2003?

Windows Server 2003 is a very good operating system from Microsoft, and we're relying on it on a daily basis. I have heard that I should replace it by something "newer" and more "modern". Why should ...
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Windows Server 2003 Outbound ftp Very Slow with Windows Firewall enabled

From Windows Server 2003, I'm uploading a file (~50MB) every day at 4:00am to my hosting space in the cloud. I'm doing it by calling "ftp -s:" in a batch file that a Scheduled Task runs. I did what ...
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psexec exits with “<cmd> exited on <target> with error code 128”

We have several Windows 2003 servers that we run utilities on using psexec. Recently, it stopped working on one of them. For those unfamiliar with it, here's how the process normally works: Psexec: ...
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how to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account [closed]

I want to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account. Can anyone suggest how to restart windows server using admin credentials.
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How to audit a mirroring job?

I am using SyncBack to mirror two shared folders on two separate shared folders(SMB) on two servers in the same trust domain. I checked the option to copy also the folder rights: Copy sub-directory ...
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user cannot log on even after password reset

I have a user that cannot log on, even after reseting the password. It allows the user to 'Change password at first log on' but then does not let the user log in. The only error that displays is the ...
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Windows 2003 Cluster IP Conflict during failover. Possible Spilt Brain Syndrome?

I would like to ask if anyone had a case of IP Conflict on the Virtual Cluster IP Address resource occur ? It was observed that both Windows cluster nodes presented the Virtual IP address resource ...
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Enabling SHA2 Certificate Support on Windows Server 2003

A little background information first. I have an SSIS package that runs inside a Windows Server 2003 SP2 32 bit environment. The package recently started failing with the following error during a ...
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Is it possible to install OS during RAID scrubbing?

One of our servers crashed a few days ago. I had to recreate the RAID container with the remaining disks. Currently the system is running the scrubbing process (screenshot below). I would like to know ...
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Server is assigned IP by GUID rather than MAC address in DHCP

I recently installed 8 new Dell PowerEdge c6220 II servers with dual 10G ports with CentOS 6. Each server has a DHCP reservation configured from a Microsoft 2003 DHCP server. I am using a Bootutil ...
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Mapped drive error message - mapped drive is full

I have a Windows 2003 domain, and one of my clients gets a mapped drive Z: is full message when mapping a drive on the server. The drive on the server is not full. My understanding is that the issue ...
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Why does PHP fail to open files (permission denied) under IIS with integrated Windows authentication?

I have a PHP script running under IIS for our intranet that is trying to open a file on another machine via a UNC path. I've enabled integrated Windows authentication so the $SERVER['AUTH_USER'] ...
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Why does dig +trace sometimes fail against Windows Server DNS?

My team has a server pointing at the DNS supplied by Active Directory to ensure that it is able to reach any hosts managed by the domain. Unfortunately, my team also needs to run dig +trace frequently ...
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Cannot read tape with tar on Win2003

I have connected a HP 72GB USB tape drive to a VM Win2003 thru Esxi. Now I'm trying to read the tape with gtar (Windows version): C:\Program Files\GnuWin32\bin>tar -tvf \\.\Tape0 tar: No se puede ...
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Is it possible for the Guest user to lose “Everyone” membership?

It seems that the "Guest" user under certain circumstances is logged in without the membership in the "Everyone" Built-in group on Windows Server 2003. I would like to know in more detail why and when ...