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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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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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 ...
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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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SvcHost of TermService service on Windows Server 2003 consumes high memory

We patch our servers monthly, and if there are no updates to install, then they still get rebooted. When the server is rebooted, after it boots, the TermService service running in a SvcHost.exe ...
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WinServer 2003 R2: Socket Error#10060

So I inherited a legacy in-house application, that is supposed to have printing functionality. However, whenever a user prints, it conks out with the following error, "Message: Socket Error #10060, ...
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Lock Down Users on Cygwin SFTP Server

How do I lock down sftp users in Cygwin so that they can't read from random directories such as /etc. i set up local windows accounts for each sftp user on the machine. I've used /etc/fstab file to ...
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Microsoft ODBC SQL Server Driver [DBNETLIB] error from client desktops connecting to SQL Server 2005 databases

Problem We have a program installed on numerous client computers making database connections to SQL Server 2005 databases running on a Windows 2003 Server. Client computers are Windows 7. Recently ...
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Problems authenticating user from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit

I am trying to run a service remotely from Windows Server 2003 [32bit] to Windows Server 2008 R2 [64bit]. Not manually, but through an application. The application either crashes or asks me for ...
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Windows Server Security/System Log Access Auditing

I'm trying to analyze the logs of my 2 servers, one Win 2k8 R2 and the other Win 2k3. Specifically, I would like to be able to see in the logs if a user deleted, accessed, or modified either the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...