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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Windows Site-to-site VPN: One way traffic issue

Site 1: Windows 2008 R2 It's the receiving side of the site-to-site PPTP VPN 192.168.1.4 Site 2: Windows 2003 It's the dialing side of the site-to-site PPTP VPN 10.0.23.70 The VPN connects ...
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How to deal with windows services that don't start or need recycled every now and then?

A number of vendor windows services does not start in service mode or it needs recycling whenever our testing is halted. I am able to run it as application, but it requires me to logged on the ...
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Dns: two pointer (PTR) with same IP resolve to different hosts

I have a Windows 2003 domain. DNS server and DHCP server run on domain controllers. Most workstations have DHCP enabled. Sometimes I have weird network problems and when I diagnose them I can find ...
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Windows server 2003 SP2 firewall - limit inbound connections

I am trying to make the server running Windows 2003 Server SP2 to allow connections only from the local network or and couple of specific remote IP. I have experience using Linux only and therefore I ...
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Terminal Server Windows Server 2003 Desktop Shortcuts

I have locked down my Terminal Server using GPO and putting the computer in the GPO, the problem I have is I am trying to add shortcuts to applications to the users desktop using logon scripts and ...
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suspicious connection on server

OS: Windows Server 2003 Monitoring tool: CurrPorts When monitoring traffic on the server for traffic going out on port 80, example of results: 5/1/2014 2:36:23 PM Added cscript.exe TCP ...
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Server 2003 and Server 2008 BCDEdit BSoD

We upgraded Server 2003 to Server 2008 and upon reboots kept getting asked which OS to load. So I used BCDEdit to set the default entry and when I rebooted, I was no longer asked which OS to load, but ...
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Moving domain off of Windows server, how to move the emails over?

I am trying to move a domain (website and email server) from a Windows 2003 server to a Linux server. Moving the website and database over has been tedious (but successful) but I'm not sure how to ...
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IP Aliasing on different networks (windows)

My cousin works at a Municipality service and she asked me if I can help them upgrade their old Windows XP computers to new ones with Windows 7 and install them. It seemed like a pretty simple task so ...
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Must applications running on a clustered Windows 2003 server be installed manually on all nodes?

We have many small applications running on a server running Windows Server 2003, such as Windows/NT Services, scheduled tasks, etc. Recently, the server was changed to a clustered server with two ...
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Sending an e-mail in Windows 2003 on logon

We have a requirement to send an e-mail to a specific address when any user logs on. This is on a Windows 2003 server, does anybody know or can point me in the right direction on how to do this? I ...
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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Secret scheduled tasks in windows server 2003

I'm taking care of the company's website for a while. The guy who was doing so before me was fired because reasons. So for the past 3 months I've been keeping it up to date and adding/deleting stuff. ...
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Windows 2003 server, summed Poolmon items don't match Poolmon Summary totals

Good Day Having some issues with a windows 2003 machine relating to what I believe is a memory leak over time. I'm capturing poolmon output every 10 minutes and summing up the individual Paged and ...
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How can I map a network drive from another domain?

I am using terminal-service server with Windows Server 2012 and we have two terminal servers share trough NLB, users connect to a terminal in the DOMAIN1 domain with Remote Desktop Connection (see ...
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Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server

Ran against a server to install the msi; eventlogs were clean and all success; but the key file in bin direstory is still old. Later tried installing it directly doing a double click by RDP into the ...
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Trust relationship not working

I have 2 environments with 2 different domain. Let one be a.com and second one be b.com. A trust exists between these domains such like b.com trusts a.com domain (external incoming request). This ...
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Windows 2003 Server Blocking .exe files [closed]

I have built 2 x windows 2003 r2 servers, during the teaming of two nics, the nics would not team correctly due to an issue with the switch I was connected to, only one nic would work, the second was ...
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Windows Server 2003 SE with IIS strange issue

On a Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition with IIS 6.0 and only one site running - we have strange issue. There are multiple instances of w3wp.exe process running, i.e. about few hundreds. When ...
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Auditing anonymous binds to AD LDAP

We're about to commence an AD upgrade to 2012 R2, and I have just found to my horror that anonymous LDAP binds have been enabled in the 2003 domain. We've certainly been issuing accounts for LDAP ...
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SYSTEM user to schedule tasks on Win 2003 server?Impact?

I wish to schedule a bat file on my Win 2003 server without a password. The requirement is to run it everyday at a specific time. We use expiring passwords and do not have a non expiring account. I ...
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Windows server 2003 check disk fails

I tried doing ntbackup and got a lot of errors saying there were corrupt files and eventually it would come to one that it could not deal with and abort. This is what I get when running chkdsk: ...
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Windows 2003 heartbleed bug openssl fix

As recommended by openssl.org I'm trying to update OpenSSL from 1.0.1e to 1.0.1g. Fixes for most linux distributions have already deployed, but, what should be done on windows? we are using win server ...
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Dell SAS 5/E vs Dell PERC 5/E

Purchased a MD1000 from craiglist, came with two SAS 5/E cards and cables. I dug out an old 2950, put server 2003 (32bit) on it, put in one of the cards, installed / updated firmware, etc. When I ...
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Configuring one way external incoming request

I am configuring a trust between 2 domains. Both are having windows server 2003 r2. let the 1st server have the domain abc.xyz.com and domain of second server is def.ghi.com. I have configured DNS and ...
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CygWin SSH server and “StrictModes” via Windows ACL

I have successfully set up the SSH server in a CygWin installation on Win2k3. It works properly through both password authentication and public/private keys. However, once I set 'StrictModes' in ...
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Differentiating between local and domain usernames for OpenSSH

I am experimenting with the CygWin package on one of my remote Win2k3 machines and specifically OpenSSH. I have carried out the fairly simple set-up, using both '-l' and '-d' switches for 'mkgroup' ...
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“Safely remove Device” logs

I would like to know if Windows Server 2003 logs somewhere when a device has plugged/unplugged. A network card disappeared from one of our virtual machines and I believe it was because somebody ...
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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...
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Windows server environment for the setup, testing and putting 3rd party server apps into production

Our company uses several 3rd-party server applications (Installed as services and desktops have client applications) installed on Windows Servers (virtual) along with SQL Server. All of this is under ...
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How can I test from the terminal whether my linux-based system can see a Windows domain name?

I have a backup service which stores the backup files in a share directory on a Windows server , but it fails and if I look in the logs I see this error: 13:02:13 AXSDBG notice ...
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Massive Mscorlib file in nativeassemblies, can't clean up

I'm running windows server 2003 and just uninstalled Exchange 2007 as we've moved to Gmail. After a restart, I get warnings my system drive space is low, I hit it with WinDirStat and find that my ...
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Domain Authentication over SSLVPN

I will start with a little background information before asking my question. Network Setup: 5-site MPLS w/ cloud firewall. SSLVPN client connects to Cloud Firewall and authenticates users against our ...
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Quest Migration - AD account that doesn't sync properly

I have an issue with an AD account that has been "migrated" using Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory, version 8.8. This organisation currently have two forrests. Let's call them ad.local ...
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Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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Monitoring and reporting on page faults to determine memory issues

I'm in the process of configuring a performance monitor(s) against all servers in my domain. I'm using WhatsUp Gold 16.2 to send an alert when we reach certain thresholds. I recently read an article ...
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Remote Fax Console (fxsclnt.exe) on Win8

My boss just upgraded from WinXP to Win8 (finally!) and used to have a program c:\windows\system32\fxsclnt.exe which opened a Microsoft Fax Console that let her see a log of all incoming/outgoing ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 CA not issuing more than 2 years

I have active directory environment in 2003 R2. I have installed 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition CA. Then I have created custom template from web server template and add expiry date as 15 years. my root ...
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Intel Rapid Storage card seems to be holding my drives hostage under windows 2003

I have 6 drives connected to this controller in a Gigabyte ga-P55-ud4p motherboard, that until recently were a working SW raid under windows 2003. Someone decided to make an image of the machine ...
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Querying GPO Details

I need some help on querying GPO. I want to know how many total GPOs applied for each OU. GPO with out no parameters and no link GPO's With less than 2 parameters and less than 2 links Can any ...
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Nagios NRPE plugin check_ad - Fixed

i've reading about this problem much and trying to solve it on my own ways but still not luck. I've running debian 7 as nagios server. Problem is that i cant check state of my Active Directory Domain ...
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Secondary DNS server cannot communicate with primary DNS server (but vise versa is possible)

Our secondary DNS server (Windows Server 2003) cannot see or connect to our primary DNS server (Windows Server 2008). (We can ICMP by name, but we cannot add in the DNS Manager GUI.) But our primary ...
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Monitoring/Alerting On Log File Change In Windows [closed]

Does anyone know of a simple tool that will email me every time a new change is added to a log file? I have an issue that I'd like to be notified of right away, but the only way I'd know if by ...
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How can i get ip address of client connected to remote desktop

I have this environment: I have one windows server with many client that will connect to it in remote desktop. For each client it creates a new session asa it connect to rdesktiop. What i need is ...
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Windows Server 2003 activity monitoring and reporting

I have BackupExec 2012 attempting to backup a Windows Server 2003 VMWare instance. I often get unable to quiesce error: "The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot." I've ...
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Best practice to migrate Server 2003 x64 to Server 2008 x64

We have 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 R2 x64. DC1 has the FSMO roles and DC2 acts as a 'secondary' DC. Both are Global Catalog servers. DC1 has these roles installed: Domain ...
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windows 2003 Terminal server, “users” item removed from ACL of “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes”

After having installed a software on my Windows 2003 terminal server, no user has been able to launch applications anymore. When they log to the server via remote desktop, each icon they click ...
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SMTP Connection disconnecting after “STARTTLS”

We're having issues with our mail server. Basically some emails from external networks are not being accepted by the mailserver. After some debugging using telnet and looking through the logfiles, it ...
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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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How to restrict DVD access using Windows Server 2003 Group Policy?

I have a Windows Server 2003 DC with 3 Win7 (32) desktops. I want to use an GPO to restrict the DVD on all the desktops (Either 'hide' or not have available) for all domain users except for domain ...