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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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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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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Can't change Win7 libraries location from Windows Server 2003 server

I'm having trouble understanding why I can't change the location of my Windows 7 Pro user libraries. All of my libraries that matter (My Documents, Downloads, Desktop) are located @ ...
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Clients cannot connect to internet | windows server 2003 is allocating DHCPs

I have a Windows Server 2003 which gives DHCPs to all other devices. I am using TP-Link MR 3220 as the WIFI-Router. The problem is that after 20 devices are connected to the Internet and the server, ...
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Windows 2003 - How to prevent (console session) OR (Autologon) user to remain always logged-in?

1) Is the console session really supposed to auto-log off on idle? I'm surprised this still happens even though the console session is not supposed to be affected by RDP session timeout policies. 2) ...
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Windows Server 2003 x64 Rebooting - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)

Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 Standard Edition it's rebooting by itself. I originally thought it wast Paragon Hard Disk Manager Premium 15. After uninstalled Paragon HDM 15 it stopped rebooting but it ...
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How to disable Stateful FTP on Windows 2003?

I have a Windows 2003 machine running FileZilla FTP Server, I have set the passive mode port range and have set up my router to do the respective port forwardings. However, it did not work. Debugging ...
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Windows 2003 error 2902 “server is the owner of this FSMO role, but does not consider it valid” after DCPROMO run

I am in the process of adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC (MTC2008DC) to an existing legacy Windows 2003 SBS domain, with a view to decommissioning the old server. There is already one 2008 DC in the domain ...
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Guest clients browsing very slow

I have AD, DHCP, DNS, RRAS, Print and File Services on my Windows Server 2003. I have a small network of 40 desktop computers and 10 guest laptop connecting cables for mobile staff. I have a Cisco CE ...
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How perform a offline defrag of the the DFS Database

I have read in some posts that an offline defrag of DFS database you should do in case of an error (Jet Errors for example) during replication. Unfortunately, nowhere do I find a guide on how I can ...
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Active Directory Won't Authenticate

Something is really buggy with our Active Directory here at our company. We can query and ping everything just fine. The time is correct. We have restarted both of our Domain Controllers. We also use ...
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Time delay on server 2008 r2

Hi I having a dedicated server hosted on Godaddy.com with windows Server 2008 R2 Time is running delayed 1 hour on server , I have change the time many times but its dealy one hour again.Pls help to ...
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permission denied using a public key with Copssh on a windows 2003 server

I've a Windows 2003 SP2 server with CopSSH version 1.1.0.1 installed. I've a user set up for SFTP who is able to transfer files from two servers. I am trying to add the public keys he provided me so ...
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Multihomed Windows 2003 IPsec tunnel source IP address

As Windows 2003 EOL comes near, I'm starting to disband old machines still active in my network. Now one of these is in a branch office and used as RRAS server just for servicing a VPN connection to ...
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Restrict Access to Domain Admin/Admin Group for all

We have a pretty old setup which was managed by our client. They could manage anymore and they have outsourced the entire Datacentre to us. Everything is messed up right now. Nothing in place ...
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ESXi 5.1 Windows Server 2003 Guest 32-bit Installation boots to GUI but claims that it can't access the medium to install?

I've tried changing the settings on the iso and it just won't let me install it: "Setup was unable access files needed to continue. This should be caused by an error on the CD Media or the CD is ...
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Connecting two lans over internet with Microsoft Ras

I have the following structure 20 computers in city 1 with lan 192.168.0.1/24 15 computers in city 2 with lan 192.168.1.1/24 both connected to the internet with ADSL modems (ADSL Modem with ip ...
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Displaying the window of a background process started by task scheduler in the current login?

Is it possible to bring a window that has been started by the task manager in the background to the foreground of an RDP session provided that the same account started the task? And if so how?
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Exchange: disabled OWA, macs wont connect, etc

Specifications: Windows 2003 server Exchange 2007 I recently renewed a certificate using exchange shell on my email server because my users were getting certificate errors when they logged into ...
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“Invalid access to memory location” error on IIS server

Last night we rebooted several of our windows servers (virtual environment) to install security patches. After doing so we started to receive a Invalid access to memory location error on all of the ...
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How to allow Chrome to run a plugin when viewing a local file while GPO restrictions are in place.

The setup Windows server 2003 domain at a functional 2000 level Multiple server 2003 servers running terminal services All users running desktops delivered via RDP Google Chrome browser installed on ...
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Domain Help - Inputting Admin Credentials when prompted breaks user syncing

Couldn't quite describe the full problem within the Title... Basically, on our domain we'll have a user sign in with their login (Example: Joe Bloggs would log in as "JBloggs"). They don't have ...
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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, ...