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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How to install Windows Server 2003 on HP Proliant DL360 G4

I have an HP Proliant DL360 G4, with the 5 working SCSI drives and one broken. I would like to install Windows Server 2003 and have an .iso installation disk. When it try to boot, it starts Caldera ...
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Clearing temp files on windows 2003 [closed]

How do I clear all temp / unnecessary files safely on a windows server 2003 R2? Also - is it possible / does it make sense to defrag this server? It's hosting something critical, its running slow ...
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How to delete old Windows Server 2003 updates?

I have low space on the C: drive (C: drive is 12 GB). I hear somewhere on the net that you can actually delete the install files of Windows updates. How can I delete them? Where are they located? ...
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My Active Directory replication settings don't look right

I have recently added a new site to my Active Directory domain (single forest, single domain). I have mapped subnets to the sites, and added one DC to the new site with our remaining 4 on the original ...
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Diagnosing heavy bandwidth usage

I run a couple of IIS web servers, one on win server 2008 R2, the other on 2003. Both fully patched and up to date, with AV. Running on a No NAT connection with 8 WAN IP's The 2003 machine seems to ...
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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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Cannot work out what is using port 8080

In Windows Server 2003 R2 64 Bit SP2 I have an app which will only use port 8080 but something is already using it. I would be happy to just kill whatever is using it but I can't work out what it is. ...
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Need set of event ids that occurs in event viewer during file creation event

I need the set of event ids that occur in the event viewer when I created a file in shared folders (auditing was enabled for the folder) in domain controllers. I know the fact that the event id 4656 ...
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Will a Windows server 2003 operate on a domain functional level 2012 domain?

I have found plenty of articles that address Server 2012 R2 on a functional level 2003 domain. What I haven't been able to find is anyone addressing weather or not a 2003 server would be fully ...
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Dual NICs, dual ISPs, dual FTP servers - Can't keep both connections running. What am I doing wrong?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine with dual NICs. Until now we've only had a single ISP provisioned by our landlord in the building and have only been using one NIC. Filezilla is the FTP server. ...
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Server 08 Print server deploying to server 03

Server 08 R2 setup as a printer server with 300+ printers installed. I created an empty GPO and enforced it on the OU containing a few servers that are server 03 that I need the printers to be ...
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Windows Server 2003 not connecting to Internet

My Windows Server 2003 has two NICs, one for LAN and the other for dedicated Internet access. Suddenly, the Internet connection stopped working. It can ping itself and the hosts on the LAN. However, ...
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How do I tell which program is using a service account to auto stop and start a service?

I have a windows service on windows 2003 sp2 r2 that is being stopped, then started, every minute(ish). I can see the computer, the service account, and the program being restarted, but I cannot tell ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 SP2 NIC doesn't work

Windows Server 2003 SP2 virtual machine inside vCenter4. Network setup is a common DMZ: 10.0.0.x - Firewall - 192.168.1.x There are a bunch of Windows Server 2003 in the 192 network, but today we ...
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IIS 6.0 Integrated Auth Fails After 401 and Successful Login

We have several IIS6 .NET 4.0 web applications within an enterprise environment that leverage Windows Integrated Authentication via passthrough on an Intranet Zone (Impersonate enabled). All ...
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Windows server 2003 behind Juniper crashes when connecting using TS through vpn-SSL

One of my customers is running a Windows 2003 server. A provider connects to it using terminal services through a vpn-ssl connection established on the Juniper in front of said server. Since a few ...
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sql server 2005 on server 2003 slow performance [closed]

We are running a Windows Server 2003 r2 x64 with SQL Server 2005 (Production Server) on it. Our software provider usually access to our server to fix/update/add features to our systems ...
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SBS 2003 - Rename Domain Netbios Name Without Renaming Active Directory Domain Name

I have client running a Small Business Server 2003 R2 network with a strangely named domain. The fully qualified domain name is a straightforward contoso.local. The domain netbios name (shown as ...
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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 ...