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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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 ...
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What are known MS Exchange / iPhone ActiveSync limitations?

I am currently using Microsoft Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003 with various iPhone 3G, 3GS, and 4s. The iPhones have all been upgraded to the latest firmware. Users are using Outlook 2007. An ...
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unable to logon because of account restriction on Domain Controller

I have a Domain Controller which had installed RSA SecurID software Few months ago we switched from RSA SecurID to Gemalto smart cards. This DC was the last machine with RSA software installed ...
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Software restriction policies: The rule could not be saved. Access denied

I have server working at Windows 2003. Server working without AD. I have user with administrative privilege, but when I change Software restriction policies (for example - add Hash rule) I get message ...
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Managing permissions for shared folders on linux the same way we do it in Windows 2003 server

I have a usual file server on windows 2003 server. The users are organized in the active directory per OU, each OU has different access rights to the shared folders. They're all using Windows XP / ...
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Setting up SQUID PROXY NCSA authentication on a windows machine

I have Squid Proxy installed on a windows machine. I want the users to authenticate themeselves when ever they access the net, i.e: An html page is displayed prompting for a username and password ...
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Local references to old server name remain after Windows 2003 server rename

I have a standalone Win 2003 server with Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS3) running on it. I had to rename the server and I had bunch of problems resulting from this. Note that the server is not in AD ...
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Window 2003 Server - Logon Failure error message in Event Viewer

I received a lot of event logged in the event viewer with this message. I notice it is always the same user id which encounters this error. The user id is use by an application to access the ...
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Windows Server 2003 with Apache and IIS causing random faulting and performance issues with Apache?

I'm trying to fix a problem on a Windows Server 2003 SE install which is running IIS6 and Apache webserver (with PHP and MySQL). IIS sites are bound to one IP, Apache to the other. Everything seemed ...
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Data drive disappearing

We have a Windows 2003 R2 server with SP 2 here that randomly loses a partition. There are two partitions the C: and the D: (the one that disappears). When I go into Disk Management the space shows ...
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Meeting attendees missing for organizer after 3rd party accepts meeting

Outlook 2007, Exchange 2003 EE Meeting Organizer created a meeting. (Some attendees part of domain some not) Organizer updated meeting with additional attendees and changed time. (Some attendees ...
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Windows 2003 Cluster: Failover Delay

I am testing the failover policies of our test failover cluster system. When I shutdown the node who is currently controlling the cluster (NODE1), it takes about 2 mins and 40 seconds before the next ...
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Terminal Server/Win2K3: Users can't write to their My Documents or Temp folders

I have a situation where a bunch of users are running our software on a Terminal Services machine on Windows 2003 Server. I've removed most permissions from the User group, but made sure they all have ...
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How to best utilise shared drive with Windows Search 4.0

We have a Windows Server 2003 server acting as a file server, and have installed Windows Search 4.0 on it. The entire share structure is locked down so different people can access different folders. ...
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Private shared folder on Windows Storage Server 2003

I was hoping someone could help me. The problem I have is that my domain is mainly running Windows Server 2000, although I have got one Windows Storage Server 2003. I got this because I wanted to ...
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Copying files to Windows CIFS NTFS share from Mac retains last-modified (but updates created-at) but we don't want it to. How?

Copying a file / folder to a Windows NTFS share from Mac OSX10.6.x updates the "Created At" to be time of copy (this is fine) but doesn't modify "Modified At". We want it to update the Modified At as ...
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ksecdd.sys is leaking paged pool memory

Our production server (Win2K3 with IIS6) crashes every three or four days due to paged-pool depletion. I located the fault driver: ksecdd.sys with poolmon.exe from Microsoft. But don't know what to ...
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ClickOnce application with roaming user profiles

One of our pieces of software here is deployed via clickonce. I'm looking to setup roaming profiles because our users have a tendency to hop around from machine to machine in the office and I don't ...
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Strange IIS authorization issue for administrator

I am using VSTS 2008 + C# + .Net 3.5 + IIS 6.0 + Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 SP2 + ASP.Net. I am using anynomous authentication + Windows authentication mode in IIS web site, and I map the user ...
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Classic ASP to WCF using the Service Moniker

I am trying to consume a WCF logging service from classic ASP without deploy a Com wrapper. I found a method of doing so here. Here is the vb script, simplified. Dim addr addr = ...
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Weird Windows 2003 MSDTC and SQL 2005 issue

scenario: Windows 2003 sp2 x64 enterprise edition. SQL 2005 sp2 cu9 x64 Enterprise edition After restarting the resource groups on two node active-active cluster, 3 SQL 2005 instances start up fine. ...
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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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Migrating a dedicated Win2003 server to XenServer

We have an old Windows Server 2003 machine that is in extremely bad shape. We also have a pool of XenServer machines. Since the Win2003 server still hosts a few rarely used databases I'd like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Default profile stored on \\ADserver\NETLOGON didn't applied

We are on the process to use Roaming profile for ou domain users, so I want to enable a default network profile for all users in our AD environnement. I try this: - Login as Administrator account - ...
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AWE memory configuration

I am configuring Oracle 9i to make use of AWE memory configuration on Windows 32-bit. I am facing error ORA-27102: out of memory OSD-00022: Message 22 not found; product=RDBMS; facility=SOSD ...
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Windows 2003 Cluster IP Conflict during failover. Possible Spilt Brain Syndrome?

I would like to ask if anyone had a case of IP Conflict on the Virtual Cluster IP Address resource occur ? It was observed that both Windows cluster nodes presented the Virtual IP address resource ...
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Why does PHP fail to open files (permission denied) under IIS with integrated Windows authentication?

I have a PHP script running under IIS for our intranet that is trying to open a file on another machine via a UNC path. I've enabled integrated Windows authentication so the $SERVER['AUTH_USER'] ...
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Cannot read tape with tar on Win2003

I have connected a HP 72GB USB tape drive to a VM Win2003 thru Esxi. Now I'm trying to read the tape with gtar (Windows version): C:\Program Files\GnuWin32\bin>tar -tvf \\.\Tape0 tar: No se puede ...
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Server 2003 Terminal Services Printers not redirecting, no sessions created.

Ok, odd scenario on a Windows Server 2003 Server Standard running as Terminal Server. Friday, installed 2 new Windows 7 machines to replace older XP machines. After adding these machines and their ...
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UNC shared path not accessible though necessary permissions are set

I have 2 environments A and B. A is an original environment whereas B is a clone of A, exactly except AD servers. AD server of B has been assigned a trust relationship with A, so that all the service ...
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Windows 2003 server on KVM. Device manager shows error for processor. What CPU should I emulate?

I have moved a Windows Server 2003 VM from VMware to KVM running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's working very well. The only thing that is not perfect is that Device Manager on the Windows guest shows the ...
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Username mapping, want to choose the backup server when primary server is down

Struggle with a batch-netlogon script for choosing the correct server when the main is down for maintance. This is a part from the script: :common IF EXIST "\\topnet\users\%username%\." goto :topnet ...
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Windows server 2003 SP2 firewall - limit inbound connections

I am trying to make the server running Windows 2003 Server SP2 to allow connections only from the local network or and couple of specific remote IP. I have experience using Linux only and therefore I ...
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Server 2003 and Server 2008 BCDEdit BSoD

We upgraded Server 2003 to Server 2008 and upon reboots kept getting asked which OS to load. So I used BCDEdit to set the default entry and when I rebooted, I was no longer asked which OS to load, but ...
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Must applications running on a clustered Windows 2003 server be installed manually on all nodes?

We have many small applications running on a server running Windows Server 2003, such as Windows/NT Services, scheduled tasks, etc. Recently, the server was changed to a clustered server with two ...
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Windows 2003 server, summed Poolmon items don't match Poolmon Summary totals

Good Day Having some issues with a windows 2003 machine relating to what I believe is a memory leak over time. I'm capturing poolmon output every 10 minutes and summing up the individual Paged and ...
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Trust relationship not working

I have 2 environments with 2 different domain. Let one be a.com and second one be b.com. A trust exists between these domains such like b.com trusts a.com domain (external incoming request). This ...
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CygWin SSH server and “StrictModes” via Windows ACL

I have successfully set up the SSH server in a CygWin installation on Win2k3. It works properly through both password authentication and public/private keys. However, once I set 'StrictModes' in ...
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Differentiating between local and domain usernames for OpenSSH

I am experimenting with the CygWin package on one of my remote Win2k3 machines and specifically OpenSSH. I have carried out the fairly simple set-up, using both '-l' and '-d' switches for 'mkgroup' ...
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“Safely remove Device” logs

I would like to know if Windows Server 2003 logs somewhere when a device has plugged/unplugged. A network card disappeared from one of our virtual machines and I believe it was because somebody ...