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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Website trying to pull up a page from a different site

We've had an issue come up a couple times in the past month or so, and I don't know what is causing it. After the first time, we wrote it off as a fluke, but it happened again today, so I'm looking ...
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Server 2012 iSCSI target remains after deletion

I've got server 2012 as an iSCSI target, and a server 2003 (not R2) as iSCSI initiator. The initiator sometimes hangs and says "reconnecting..." and I think it's because an old target shows up, but ...
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Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I am having an issue with a program where after 6 mins +- 5 secs we get the above exception. Some more info about the exception stacktrace is below. This all happens pretty religiously, 6 mins goes ...
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Choice for a PDC - Samba vs MS server

I have to implement a domain into a business with ~200 user accounts. Being a unix guy, samba seemed the first choice. However, after a few discussions related to ease of management (which will be ...
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How can I get a list of shared directories on local Windows server?

If I have a Windows server (typically 2000, 2003 or 2008), is there a simple way to list all local directories shared on that server? I can find the shares themselves easily enough, but I would love ...
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Local Account: Find Last Password Change

Is there a an easy way from the command line (or even just a setting to check somewhere) to see when a password for a local Windows account (specifically Server 2K3) expires or when it was last ...
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Is it possible to customize the options in the Shutdown Event Tracker?

I want a more specific classification in the Shutdown Event Tracker, such as 'Windows Update' instead of 'Application Maintenance'. Of course the 'comments' field are always available, but I'm not ...
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Handling log files across mulitple Windows Servers

I have an application that at any time could be running on 1 of 4 windows servers. Hence, if I am looking for a specific log item, it could be in any of the 4 log files. What I am looking to do is ...
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Windows Server 2003 -Ktpass - crypto: enum value 'rc4-hmac' is not known

I'm trying to create a keytab with Ktpass on a Windows Server 2003 with: Ktpass -princ host/prueba-mail.ejemplo.org@EJEMPLO.ORG -mapuser host -pass password -crypto rc4-hmac -out UNIXhost.keytab I ...
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Accessing network share in explorer on different domain not prompting for credentials. Access is denied

I'm accessing a machine on a different domain in Windows explorer. When I navigate to the machine (ie. \MACHINENAME), I'm able to see all the shares on that machine. I'm not prompted for a username/...
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Mime types get removed by iisreset

I am trying to deploy a Silverlight app to iis on a Win 2003 server. I add the mime type for silverlight to iis ( .xap, application/x-silverlight-app ) and then restart the app pool, and the app ...
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Active directory one specific account locked out continuously [closed]

one specific account locked out continuously, we have checked antivirus updation also scan no virus so please suggest Server Windows server 2003 client windows 7 pro
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File server migration using Robocopy

I plan to migrate a file share from Windows server 2003 to Server 2012 R2 (It has more than 500 GB of data. FYI - It does not have DFS). I thought of using below command for copying the data from ...
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NTFS Permission error

I am having issue with a folder permission which i am not able to access. when i hit on the folder security tab in the properties it showed me grayed out all the options, and gave me this error "you ...
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How to find hidden/cloak files in Windows 2003?

Here is the point. I set Windows to display all the hidden files and protected operating system files but even after that, my antivirus (Kaspersky) is still getting a ".dll" file on "c:\windows\...
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Upgrading from IIS 6 to 8.5: increased concurrent requests

We upgraded our web server from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2. The web application in question runs against ASP.NET 4.0. The web application in turn communicates with a third-party Web ...
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Automatically log in once Windows 2003 server starts

I have a non-daemon server app that my Windows 2003 server needs to run all the time. The problem is, every time the server restarts, be it electricity or windows update, someone needs to press Ctrl+...
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Why would permissions for Administrators group be inherited from the drive root, when it has been explicitly removed from the permissions list of the drive root? (Windows Server 2003)

I removed the Administrators group from the security tab for the drive root "C:\" on a Windows Server 2003 system, to prevent granting Full Control to all Administrators. Now, when I create a file in ...
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Cannot delete orphaned domain contorller

One of the main domain controllers harddisk failed so I had to replace it and reinstall Windows Server 2003 all over again from scratch. Luckily, I have another domain controller layer around. Now ...
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Windows server 2003: Make parent folder non-deletable or renameable?

Windows Server 2003 machine. All users are administrators. I have a folder c:\projects. I'd like to make the folder non-deletable and non-renameable (even to administrators). However, ...
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In Windows Server 2003, I need to prevent users who isn't belongs to Administrators group change my Administrator password. How to prevent this?

I have Administrator account. There are some users belongs to Domain Users and Remote Desktop Users. I just want them logged in remotely, but cannot reset my Administrator. It is a security ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Give User Full Admin Privileges

I am running Windows Server 2003. There are a couple of user accounts that I would like to promote to Administrator accounts. I've tried several ways to do so, but I am still relatively new to setting ...
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Users removing Administrator from files/folders permissions

We're running Windows Server 2003 R2 with Active Directory and are having an issue with network shares whereby users, in an attempt to secure their documents, remove everybody (including the ...
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“Access denied” for administrator for everything

We have a (rather old) Windows Server 2003 which since last week shows some odd behaviour. It decided that all local administrators and local system are no longer allowed to do anything, including ...
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replicate old file server machine from 2003sp2 to 2012r2

I just read this great post: http://blogs.technet.com/b/josebda/archive/2014/11/05/migrating-file-server-from-windows-server-2003-to-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx I was wondering if i could achieve a ...
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Can't copy paste between my desktop a remote desktop

I am unable to copy and paste between my desktop a remote desktop session even though Clipboard is enable under local resources in the Mstsc.exe I'm on a Windows XP SP3 connected to Server 2003.
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Tomcat freezes for minutes under heavy load (not GC related and no heavy CPU consumption)

I have an app running on a Tomcat 8 on Windows Server 2003 with 4GB RAM. When the number of user is high (I checked the opened sessions in Tomcat Manager app), Tomcats stops serving for 1 to 10 ...
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Can't use HTTPS with ServerXMLHTTP object [closed]

I am supporting a Classic ASP application that connects to a payment gateway via HTTPS. Up until recently there have been no issues. A few days ago this broke without the code, IIS config or anything ...
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Can't add domain users to local groups on a server

I'm trying to add a user to a local group on one of my servers. I keep getting the following error once I've selected the user I want to add: Windows cannot process the object with the name '...
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Terminal Server disk performance

Our users experience slow session performance at times during normal work hours. Applications (IE, Office Apps etc.) are slow to respond so is switching between them. This problem happens sporadically ...
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Terminal Server 2003 Performance Troubleshooting

Let me get your thoughts on terminal server performance problems. The server hosts average 25 users which, after running some numbers, on average use 600MB memory with their main applications running (...
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AD Domain not available in assign permissions dialog locations

I just joined one of our windows 2003 servers to our AD domain. It has been operating as a standalone server for a while. After joining the domain, when I go to assign permission to anything the only "...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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Server monitoring? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool do you use to monitor your servers? is there a free, open source server monitoring tool like Nagios that runs on the MS stack? It will need to be able to detect ...
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Installing Windows Message Queue in Windows Server 2003

How can I install Windows Message Queue that can be accessed from another computer. I've already installed MQ server, it displays correctly in Computer Management, but I was unable to connect to it ...
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Windows AD single DC (degraded) - cannot modify Administrator limit exceeded

I had 2 DC's in my domain. one of them died, and the last one has all roles, dcdiag netdiag show all checked as "good" - but i actually can't modify my "Administrator" account. according to alot, ...
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Query SIM status in Windows 2003 connected USB Modems

I have windows 2003 server installed and 4 USB Modems connected in different USB ports. It have some application installed which receives SMS from these modems and add them in data base its closed ...
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Windows networked printers freeze on PDF

I have two HP LaserJet printers on a Windows Server 2003-based network. Both printers are managed by a print server and shared from there to multiple users in the domain, most of whom use Windows XP. ...
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Windows File and Folder “Attributes” A or C

In Windows Server 2003, in the "Attributes" column of windows explorer, some files have "A" or "C" or "AC" or others. What do these mean?
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How do I find out which remote desktop sessions are active?

How do I find out which remote desktop sessions are active on a Windows Server 2003 box?
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GPO to remove “Highlight new programs”?

I need to disable the "highlight new programs" feature in Windows start menu via a GPO but can't find such a setting. Does such a thing even exist or is it achievable only through registry ...
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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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Can I upgrade the active directory forest level while the domain is in use?

I am preparing to migrate our OLD 2003 Windows Server to a Windows 2012r2 Server. I have discovered we actually have a 2000 forest, not 2003. To put a Windows 2012r2 server member on the domain it ...
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What causes winsock 10055 errors? How should I troubleshoot?

I'm investigating some issues with winsock 10055 errors on a chain of custom applications (some of which we control, some not) and was hoping to get some advice on techniques to troubleshoot the ...
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Windows server 2003 - can no longer access shared folder [closed]

We have an application installed on a windows 8 computer for our accountants. This machine accesses a database within a shared folder located on a windows 2003 server. On Friday, it was working fine....
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Change TMP/TEMP variables for a Domain Service Account

I want to change the TMP and TEMP variables for a Domain Service Account Normally, for local users I can change this variable via regedit > HKEY_USERS > SID number of account But for the Domain ...
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Denied admin ability to login to Windows 2003 remotely

Problem: I have a 2003 configured with AD running in virtualbox. I was able to login as admin as normal but i could not login as any other user from my AD, logging in i would get, 'local policy does ...
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How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights?

How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights? i.e. For user x, I want to grant install rights on the computer, but the user should not have Domain admin rights as I ...
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Why don't Windows 7clients in a 2k3 domain network give admin access to domain admins

I've recently (I know, we're way behind the times) started adding Windows 7 (Ultimate) clients to a 2k3 AD network. Previously everything was running Windows XP SP3. In XP SP3, after I joined a ...
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how to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account [closed]

I want to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account. Can anyone suggest how to restart windows server using admin credentials.