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 do I diagnose whether SMB access with Windows Server 2003 server and Windows Server 2008 R2 client is actually slow?

We have a file server in our web hosting environment that runs Windows Server 2003 SP2. The web servers all need to access this common file server to retrieve some files. The web servers that are also ...
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Linking Linux and Windows Server for file sharing and editing over network?

I am having 2 computer on different network over internet. Currently I am trying to figure out away to connect between the 2 computer for a PHP script. Setting: -------------------- ...
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Best way to change disks with Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1068; only one disk in current array

I have a raid 1 array which is currently missing one disk. I want to change the system over to two completely new disks. I currently have Intel Rapid Storage Technology 10.8.0.1068 installed. What is ...
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How to restore Windows 2003 using a system backup? Didn't work for me

I have had an easy time testing system restores with ASR NTBackups. I wanted to try what I thought was an alternate approach provided by windows 2003 for full system restores. Using NTBackup, I made ...
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Folders 'locked' to FTP access on Win Server 2003 Standard - firewall issue but how to resolve

I have a weird issue which is just affecting one of many sites on my Windows 2003 Standard server (running IIS6). I'm not a server admin by the way, but the company who manage my server don't seem ...
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Issue with Reporting Services - rsreportserver.config is denied

Error message is 'd:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.3\Reporting Services\ReportServer\RSReportServer.config' is denied.' I open SSRS configuration and I do see the service as started and ...
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What does the error message “Communication link failure (SQL-08S01)” actually mean?

Our application is running on dozens of servers and only a few get this error message. What is worse, is that the SQL query that causes this error message seems to be executing. The application is ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 SIS Groveler start error

Hi I have a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 running and I need to have a WDS with mixed mode so I can deploy Windows 7 & Windows XP images. I went to setup the first image and after the wizard was done ...
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Lost access to execute all MMC based console applications (*.msc files)

Some Background There's a web server; it's on a corporate domain and my domain account is in a group that belongs to the local Administrators group on that machine. At some point, and I haven't been ...
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Is it possible to install OpenSSH's sshd on Windows Server 2003 as a domain user with admin rights?

Is it possible to install OpenSSH's sshd (via Cygwin) on a Windows Server 2003 (which is part of an Active Directory site) as a domain user. I have administrator rights as this domain user and ...
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Wireless router not allocating correct IP addresses

I have a WAG320N wireless router setup as a DHCP relay to my Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise server. The IP of the router is 137.248.21.1 The IP of the server is 137.248.21.10 The scope for the server is ...
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How do I make Performance Monitor always log the time AND date?

I have been using Performance Monitor to keep an eye on Non-Paged Memory usage over the last few months. From the csv files generated I have been creating graphs to make it easy to pin point problem ...
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Amazon Cloud Services for Disaster Recovery

To simplify our environment, at it's most atomic level, we have a .NET website running on IIS 6 on one server and the website depends on data from a MS SQL 2005 database on another server. We have ...
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Group Policy Preferences File Association on older Clients

I have a GPP for file association aka "open with". It works as expected on Server2008/Win7 but does nothing on Server2003/WinXP that has both the GPP Client KB943729 and GPP hotfix KB982051 installed. ...
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Backup Exec has lost compression ability

We are running Backup Exec 11d (Version 11.0 Rev 6235) The server is hooked up to an HP Ultrium 440 tape drive. It has been performing very well for a few years now, it has processed about 3-400 TB. ...
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Why adding capture filters breaks the traffic dump in wireshark / windump?

I have a strange issue while trying to capture RTP (UDP) traffic. I have a phone using IP 192.168.9.4 and a Windows 2003 PC connected to the same switch (actually to the monitor port of the switch - ...
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How to troubleshoot intermittent winsock 10054 errors on Windows Server 2003 SP2

We are getting 10054 errors in a couple of our applications on one server running Windows Server 2003 SP2. This happens intermittently, and we also have other similar servers running the same ...
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Object Access event log - how to check default ACL on windows server 2003

MAster, I need to enable directory auditing on windows server 2003 to a specific directory. So first of all i set in the Defaul Domain Controller Policy / Security / Local / Audit / Object access ...
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Why is my access being denied when I am an adminstrator on my Windows Server 2003 Installation?

I have recently been made an Administrator on our server (running Win Server 2003) and have been given all the same permissions and made part of the same groups as our other admin but when I try to ...
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Connectivity issues when running service with access to network shares on Windows 2008

Our OS is Windows Server 2008 R2. We are running a backup server on SERVER1. It runs as a service. We need it to access network shares on two other local machines (SERVER2 which is Windows Server 2003 ...
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NTP problems in one AD OU?

We have one domain with OU's for each geographic site. We have five physical sites; one in Asia, two in Europe, and two in the U.S. (not sure if this might have any bearing on the situation). One ...
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Controlling rdp listener connections from command line

RPD on my windows 2003 server sometimes becomes incapable to accept connections. But netstat shows that port is listened. c:\> netstat -ano | find "3389" TCP 192.168.1.1:3389 0.0.0.0:0 ...
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Windows 2003 TS sessions freeze one second after logging in

We have a Windows 2003 TS server, and when I log in 90% of the time the session immediately freezes after about a second. The mouse pointer appears to move, but windows are sometimes partially drawn, ...
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anonymous access to domain share on a windows server 2003 domain controller

I've set up a WDS 2003 server for OS installation. (2003 because we need XP support) I also want to use this server to store Acronis images of already installed PCs. The newly installed PCs would be ...
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Oracle SGD 4.61.915 not closing Windows 2003 application sessions

I'm using a Windows 2003 Application Server and I have followed this article: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19351-01/821-1926/z40000df1311155.html#bbjiefec but still.. when i close a application ...
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Basic solution for IP address failover on Windows

I'm trying to find a basic solution that will allow an IP address to fail over from one Win2k3 server to a standby one. I've got my own programs that can detect when a failure has occurred and trigger ...
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How can I extend Windows Server 2003 R2 Storage Reports?

I am generating "Most Recently Accessed Files" nightly. Is it possible to add the computer name as a parameter i.e. to know from which pc was the file accessed from?
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Troubleshooting 'Could Not Start' scheduled task error:

I'm trying to run snapshot on my server to back up the drive onto a local NAS server. I'm currently using this on a Win2k, Win2k3, and Win2k8 servers. Both the Win2k and Win2k8 servers are correctly ...
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ASP.net 3.5 application intermittently throws OutOfMemory exception when reading a 16MB text file on Windows Server 2003 / IIS 6

I have an ASP.net 3.5 application running on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 that when my code reads a 16MB file I sometimes get an OutOfMemory exception. Usually if you try to perform the same read ...
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Services do not appear in sc list

We have a couple of application services that are registered and appear in the MMC Service list, but when I use the sc command they do not appear. sc query type= all Are there restrictions on what ...
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tag file property windows server 2003

We have a file server running windows server 2003. All client machines are running windows 7. I'd love to use windows 7 tags file property but this doesn't appear to be available from the windows ...
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Cross-forest GPO between 2003 and 2008 Denied Beacuse it's “Inaccessible”

I have a two-way, non-transitive trust between two forests and domains, "W2003" and "W2008". In W2008 I have a GPO with user settings linked to a machine OU containing machine "Server". The GPO ...
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Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Doc - Hundreds of these print jobs generated

Whenever I RDP into our Sever 2003 print server, on whichever printer I view, there are hundreds of "Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Docs" being generated under my username. N Nothing is actually ...
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Windows 2003 R2 x64 Client for NFS - Is there any way to affect TCP Send Window for this software?

Is there any way to affect TCP Send Window for the Windows 2003 R2 x64 "Client for NFS"? Tried changing the TCP Send Window Size to 32k, 64k in our network adaptors, as well as under the ...
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Windows IPSec Filter Sanity Check

I'm installing NSClient++ so our Nagios system can monitor some windows servers using NRPE. I need to punch a hole in our IPSec policy to allow inbound connections on port 5666 from the Nagios server. ...
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Can Google Chrome Frame be installed on a Windows Terminal Server?

Thinking about installing it on our Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server, but I cannot find any documentation if it work correctly in that environment. I'd want it to be the default renderer for all of ...
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unknown error when using TCMON/TCCOM to apply QoS DSCP marking on Windows 2003

I have a requirement to mark certain traffic originating from some Windows 2003 servers with a certain DSCP value. Unfortunately in this situation neither marking the traffic on a router or ...
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Constant permission denied error on VBS script

The file is created and copied to the network share but I need this to run without errors as I need to push out to users quietly. Permissions have been set to full everyone. No errors when copy to ...
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Jungle Disk - Pre and Post Backup Scripts

I've just purchased Jungle Disk so I can backup to my S3 account. One of the most important items on the main server backup is an Act database. In order to backup the ACT database using Backup exec ...
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SQL server periodically gets disconnected

Our environment is: Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 2 SQL Server Express 2005 SQLServer JDBC driver 1.2 (also tried Jtds) Sun JDK 1.6 (we tried this on JDK 1.5 as well) There is no virus protection ...
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NLB NIC w/ Static IP permanently “Acquiring Network Address” after adding more IP's to the cluster

We have a 2 node NLB cluster. I recently added more IP's to the cluster range, after which point, the NLB NIC's on both of my nodes ended up in a permanent "acquiring network address" state. The ...
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On IIS6, can I install a certificate on a website with another CSR pending?

I have a GoDaddy exteneded EV certificate that I am trying to renew. It had completely expired before I realized it was up for renewal. In a haste, I generated a CSR to issue a new certificate from ...
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Causes for quick logon / logoff on Server 2003 domain?

I was browsing through my security audit logs today and I noticed a few users that have a 540 logon success and then a rapid 538 logoff (and by rapid I mean the user logs off anywhere between 1 - 30 ...
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Alternatives to Remote Storage Service under Windows Server 2008 R2

I am working on setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 file server for our organization and felt like the functionality offered by the Remote Storage Service in previous versions of Windows would ...
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Group Policy Screensaver's

Recently my company has decided that you must have the company wallpaper and screensaver. I have created two GPO's to do this applying to users within the domain, the first GPO applies the wallpaper ...
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Terminal Server Install — Add/Remove Program Message on NonAdministrator Machines

First time poster... My company uses terminal services for one of our remote offices. Data is kept on a different server. OS is Windows Server 2003. Last week, they needed to purchase a program and ...
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Server 2003 login screen will not appear

One of my servers refuses to let me log in as administrator. The thin Microsoft Sever 2003 appears but login name and password is blank. I can guess where these fgo but when i enter correct admin ...
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hMailserver: Secure SMTP SetUP - Trusted Cert Issue

I'm trying to configure hMailserver with a 3rd party SSL cert. I'v 1) Installed the SSL key & cert 2) Placed the hash named CA and intermediate in to the \externals\cs folder Now, the connection ...
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Windows Server Administrator multiple directories

A windows server is used to process files and passes those files to s3 using a python script . [1] The python script uses a configuration file that is created during configuration at C:\Documents and ...
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Differences in how connection pooling is handled in Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 r2?

We just ran into and issue where our connection pool was being flooded by SqlDataReaders but when we ran our load testing on our staging environment we could not recreate the issue. The only thing I ...