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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Changing a test mail server environment to a production mail server with a different name

I have set up a test environment as follows: Domain / AD on Windows Server 2003. Domain is example.com. Test email is set up on Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2. I now want to go live and set up ...
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How to find out who accessed a document? [closed]

I got a call today from a friend asking for help, it is not my area, he is from a school, it is a big institution. They have 2 windows 2003 server sp 1, one for MS Sql and the other is Domain ...
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Two front end exchange servers one back end server topology?

I am trying to setup a second front end server in a network using exchange 2003. So far I am able to get it to work at least partially as when I access OWA on this server I can view messages; however, ...
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How to change task's priority?

How to change task's priority in Windows Server 2003 Scheduled task? I see it's possible in Windows Server 2008 and R2. I'm wondering if it's possible in Server 2003 too? In 2008 it's possible ...
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Strange behavior between Windows Server 2003 and 2008 DNS resolution

I have a wierd issue which i troubleshoot and found to be due to OS differences. On my 2003 server i can ping the following : hostname.childdomain.example.com ( Passed ) hostname ( Passed ) ...
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How to integrate a network; share resources

An engineering department has been running its own network for years with a NovellNetware server using IPX/SPX protocol.All 25 client computers are running windows XP Professional.This network is ...
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Service startup type for Terminal Services

What should be the proper startup type for the Terminal Services service on Server 2003? I have noticed on a couple of servers that I manage that the service doesn't always start when the server ...
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IIS 6.0 reverting to NTLM authorization

This is related to my other question here. We have a .net 2.0 app hosted in IIS 6 on two different servers (the second server was setup to troubleshoot this issue) these servers are on two different ...
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Kerberos token size error

I am having issues with a .net 2.0 web app hosted on a windows 2003 server authenticating with a java app (on linux I think). The java server is expecting Kerberos authentication and currently fails ...
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Exporting Data from ADAM 2003

I am trying to get all of the USER data from our current ADAM instance. We are no longer going to use ADAM. I'd like to export the user information into a file that can then be imported into a User ...
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Does “Deny log on locally” effect “Allow log on through terminal services”?

I am hardening a system and i am unsure about whether or not denying log on locally but allowing log on through terminal services will work. Does deny locally override the terminal services setting?
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Why I am the raid configuration tool is now allowing me to create RAID 10?

I have an older dell power edge 6800 server. I have upgraded it a bit and I want to utilize it. So I wadded some ram and some drives. it currently has 12 drives. 2 @ (146gb) 10 @ (300 gb) I ...
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W7 machine unable to connect to printers hosted by 2003 R2 Print Management Service

I'm currently testing Windows 7 x64 within our business ahead of finally moving all computers off of Windows XP. Everything seemed to go swimmingly until recently my desktop has been unable to ...
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Strange time-related behavior issue prevents user access to server resources before 7am

I need help. My networking experience is limited to adding PC's to the domain and unlocking User accounts when they've miss-entered their password too many times. Normally, we have everyone shutdown ...
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Windows 2003 Dual Nic Gateway server

I'm trying to configure a Windows 2003 server with two interfaces as a gateway. I'm looking to have this server as a gateway to another network which has an internet gateway. Nic 1: 172.16.0.0 ...
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Windows Server system time drifts badly on Amazon EC2 instance

We've been using an EC2 micro instance for a little remote monitoring for the past few weeks, and it's bothered me badly how the system time is never accurate; no matter how much fighting I did with ...
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“You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network” Error on Server2003

I have a Server2003 server which started to have the error in the subject: System error 52 has occured "You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network." I get this error when ...
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Server 2008 does not retain named streams when zip archive is used

A retiring 2003 file server was/is used by our design group. This server has a share that is mounted using SMB from the Macs. Fonts are stored on this share and then archived using zip.exe from ...
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Delete files from Server 2003 network share

Our company has a shared network folder that employees can scan documents into via printer/scanners. The printer/scanner uses a network account to put the scanned document image into the shared ...
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problems creating a keytab file on win server

I am trying to create a keytab file. i see a warning WARNING: pType and account type do not match. This might cause problems. The command i use is ktpass -princ ...
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console login & remote login are different for same terminal user on windows server 2003

We have installed terminal server on windows 2003 server. We answered "yes" to the "restrict to each user to one session" option in terminal server configuration. Now users are logging in on the ...
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WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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Windows XP client wont authenticate to Windows Server 2003

First our environment. We have a Windows Server 2003 machine providing all services for Windows, and a pfSense 2.4 firewall providing other services such as DHCP and DNS. The firewall does not ...
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Deleting reverse zone in windows 2003 DNS server

This is my first time posting here on server fault. The problem i am faced with is when i try to add another DC to my network i am getting a very weird error. After some countless hours and re-reading ...
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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 ...