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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Can I recover a corrupt MFT on windows 2003 server if I'm still able to access files through a network share

I have a 2TB SAN formatted with NTFS which was accidentally connected on two hosts simultaneously, and when I browse files from both nodes, I see some test data that I created when I originally setup ...
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RDP - Remote Desktop disconnected, Error 2308 socket closed

Trying to RDP to a server I get this: Error Code: 2308 Error Description: Socket closed I see this on some of my Windows 2003 servers after reboots. Not every reboot, mind you. Usually after Windows ...
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How can a rename a share on Windows Server 2003?

We would like to rename a share - not the folder, just the name of the Share itself - on a Windows 2003 Server. If I right-click on the folder name and go to the properties dialog, I can see the share ...
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Time on Windows Server 2003 off by ten minutes

I have a DC server that runs a network of about 20 computers. This is also the DC and pushes out the time to all the client computers. However the time on the server is 10 minutes fast and is causing ...
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Windows Server 2003 terminal server extreme logon times

For the past week my users have been experiencing extreme logon times. They are generally in the 20 minute range or more. I will lay out my research below to see if anyone may know how to find the ...
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Tracking file permissions changes on a Windows server

Some-thing or Some-one is changing file permissions occasionally on files on my Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller. I'd like to track these changes. Initially I thought one could do this with ...
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Enabling cipher TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA (0xa) on Windows Server 2003+ISA 2006

I have been given a task to disable all "weak" ciphers/protocols on our very old ISA server based on Windows Server 2003. I have disabled all protocols but TLS1.0, and all ciphers but RC2/128, RC4/128 ...
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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 to determine domain controller used for authentication

I run several web sites using IIS on both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. These web sites use windows authentication with only the NTLM option specified (no Kerberos). These servers are ...
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Issues with patching servers remotely using winrm and Microsoft.Update.Session

I have a network with windows 2003, 2008 and 2008r2 servers. I have a powershell script that I wrote to patch a local machine using the "Microsoft.Update" com objects. (Similar to Windows Update ...
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website not accessible with IIS6 while NAT is configured in Windows 2003

I have Windows2003 server configured with IIS 6. Until now it was working fine, but since I enabled NAT for my users to access the internet via this server, the website becomes unavailable. Note that ...
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Disable windows file shares without losing share config

Background We're currently upgrading an old app from running on Windows Server 2003 to running it on Windows Server 2012. Users and other systems communicate with this system via HTTP (i.e. users ...
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Windows 2003 Server can connect to the netwerk, but no client can connect to this server

I have a Windows 2003 Server (AD) running and after updating the server with the latest MS patches the server cannot be seen on the network anymore. The clients cannot ping it, access the http server ...
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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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Remove Orphaned Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller (VerifyEnterpriseReferences test failed)

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that is our domain controller. It is the only domain controller (I know bad practice). It is having some hardware issues so I want to move the domain controller ...
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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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Reverse DNS not automatically updating on Windows DNS server

We use windows server 2003 for DNS on our network. The forward DNS entries ("A" records) for windows machines on the domain are populated automatically. However, the reverse DNS entries ("PTR" ...
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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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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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how enable SNMP on all Computer remotely?

I need to find the easiest way to install snmp on all computers? we have Windows Server 2003 with 160 Client.
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Looking for an automated method to install and configure SNMP on servers

I have an enviornment with 30 Windows servers (Server 2003 and a few 2008 systems). We are now looking at monitoring solutions, but the first item that we need to accompilish is getting SNMP ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Setting up DHCP server behind two routers

I have a network configured in the following fashion: |-> Imaging server (192.168.1.42) |-> 192.168.1.100-150 range Internet->Router A-+-> Router ...
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Remove all HTTP bindings from an IIS 6 site while leaving SSL bindings

We have a (remote, via a reseller) customer who configured their IIS6 server to not have any port 80 HTTP bindings, only port 443 SSL bindings. We would like to reproduce this without going through ...
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Mac OS X machines - VERY slow access to Windows shares

I have a handful of mac boxes accessing a share from a remote Windows Server 2003 box over a site-to-site VPN. They are connecting to the share using cifs, authenticating with AD credentials, and ...
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Windows Server 2003 IPSec Tunnel Connected, But Not Working (Possibly NAT/RRAS Related)

Configuration I have setup a "raw" IPSec tunnel between a Windows Server 2003 (SBS) machine and a Netgear FVG318 according to the instructions in Microsoft KB816514. The configuration is as follows ...
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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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Getting the error “SMTP server cannot create a file in the queue directory C:\Inetpub\mailroot\Queue\”

We're using the default SMTP server for our websites to send mail with, but in the last day sending messages started getting this error: Insufficient system storage. The server response was: 4.3.1 ...
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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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Change English Windows 2003 to Chinese

I want to change a Windows 2003 32-bit server so that all the interfaces/menus/dialogs show Chinese text. I tried setting the Regional and Language Options to set the Standard Formats to Chinese. 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 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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Windows 2003/2008 Domain Controller Audit Policy

On Windows 2003/2008 domain controller: Do you have to turn on audit policy in order to see user logon/logoff information (success or failure, time & account name) in the event logs? Are audit ...
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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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Diagnosing why a Group Policy Object is inaccessible

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain. One of the Group Policy Objects appears as a linked item in an OU but all I can see if the Unique ID and that the Link Status is Enabled. There is a red minus icon ...
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Windows Server 2003: Backup Failed

I am having trouble backing up my server. I back up to an external hard drive, and up until now, I haven't had any problems with it. But today my backup failed. Here is the report from the backup log: ...
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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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Piping DSQUERY commands together

Can DSQUERY commands be piped together? eg to return a list of users in each of the groups found within the 'Builtin' container? dsquery groups "cn=Builtin,dc=domain,dc=company" | dsquery groups ...
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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 ...