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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Windows IPSec Filter Sanity Check

I'm installing NSClient++ so our Nagios system can monitor some windows servers using NRPE. I need to punch a hole in our IPSec policy to allow inbound connections on port 5666 from the Nagios server. ...
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Can Google Chrome Frame be installed on a Windows Terminal Server?

Thinking about installing it on our Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server, but I cannot find any documentation if it work correctly in that environment. I'd want it to be the default renderer for all of ...
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unknown error when using TCMON/TCCOM to apply QoS DSCP marking on Windows 2003

I have a requirement to mark certain traffic originating from some Windows 2003 servers with a certain DSCP value. Unfortunately in this situation neither marking the traffic on a router or ...
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Constant permission denied error on VBS script

The file is created and copied to the network share but I need this to run without errors as I need to push out to users quietly. Permissions have been set to full everyone. No errors when copy to ...
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Jungle Disk - Pre and Post Backup Scripts

I've just purchased Jungle Disk so I can backup to my S3 account. One of the most important items on the main server backup is an Act database. In order to backup the ACT database using Backup exec I'...
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SQL server periodically gets disconnected

Our environment is: Windows Server 2003, Service Pack 2 SQL Server Express 2005 SQLServer JDBC driver 1.2 (also tried Jtds) Sun JDK 1.6 (we tried this on JDK 1.5 as well) There is no virus protection ...
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NLB NIC w/ Static IP permanently “Acquiring Network Address” after adding more IP's to the cluster

We have a 2 node NLB cluster. I recently added more IP's to the cluster range, after which point, the NLB NIC's on both of my nodes ended up in a permanent "acquiring network address" state. The ...
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On IIS6, can I install a certificate on a website with another CSR pending?

I have a GoDaddy exteneded EV certificate that I am trying to renew. It had completely expired before I realized it was up for renewal. In a haste, I generated a CSR to issue a new certificate from ...
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Causes for quick logon / logoff on Server 2003 domain?

I was browsing through my security audit logs today and I noticed a few users that have a 540 logon success and then a rapid 538 logoff (and by rapid I mean the user logs off anywhere between 1 - 30 ...
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Alternatives to Remote Storage Service under Windows Server 2008 R2

I am working on setting up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 file server for our organization and felt like the functionality offered by the Remote Storage Service in previous versions of Windows would ...
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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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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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IIS6 - localhost/MachineName IP/Ports configuration Error after system crash and Restore

Six months ago my hosted win 2003 server crashed due to RAID drive issues while at the datacentre and I lost my installation. After a re-install I recovered my websites, (with help .. approx. 10) and ...
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Win server 2003: bind netbios name to ip address

I have a Win 2003 enterprise edition cluster. Each group of resources has its own ip address and network name. Here is the result of nbtstat -n: Public LAN(1): Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.7] Scope Id:...
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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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Unable to delete DNS forwarder in 2003 domain

I have an issue with deleting a forwarder in our Active Directory integrated DNS server, I get the following error: The server forwarders cannot be updated. Access was denied. When I go to he ...
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Cant map share by name, only by ip…randomly

We have a logon script to map some shares that reside on a server that is both dns server and dc (windows server 2003 sbs). The problem is that sometimes it fails to map the drives from the script (...
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Must change password during password change AD on SVR 2003

I have a Server 2003 AD (going to be replaced next quarter) with around 100 users, only around 50 or so are active. I've noticed that in the past month, any time a user password expires they are ...
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Logging in after an Acronis Restore on Server 2003 with “Windows Cannot Connect to Domain…” msg

We have two machines both running Windows Server 2003. The AD Machine is the Active Directory. The CTX Machine is our Citrix File Server (this has a RAID Array). Recently we had a RAID problem and ...
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How to prevent Optional Networking Components IIS PBS popup during DCPROMO

I am doing an unattended PCPROMO command from a cmd prompt, to make this computer the PDC in a new domain, using an answer file. However, I get the following popup while Installing the DNS Server: ...
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Remote Desktop data encryption error

When I try to connect from WS 2003 SE Terminal server RDP client ver.6.0.6001 to Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro I get the following error: Because of an error in data encryption, this ...
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003 and restore it

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory? A coworker has deleted a folder. I don't know who so I must check who deleted it and restore it. Is there a way to ...
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003?

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory?
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Repeating loss of session variables occurring with web application after moving to new server

I have an old web application which formerly ran on a windows 2003 server. When I moved it to a new Windows 2008 server, I started receiving an error that I never had before. The app uses a windows ...
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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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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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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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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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event id's 1030 & 1058. Can dir \\mail\sysvol but not dir \\domain.org\sysvol?

I'm running Win2003 Server 32 bit that also runs Windows DNS Server and Exchange Server. I'm getting event id's of 1030 and 1058 every 5 minutes. I was forced by my co-location provider to change ...
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Rotate Gateways between DHCP clients

On a small factory we have 3 Internet Fiber Optic Modems, about 40 computers, 1 server running windows server 2003 with one NIC, and an unknown number of cellphones The server has DHCP, Active ...
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Virtual Directory application web.config conflicting with SharePoint web.config

My ASP.NET 3.5 application is created in a virtual directory under a SharePoint website in IIS 6 (Windows Server 2003). This application runs on a separate application pool than that of the SharePoint ...
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Windows Server 2003 AD DNS records, static or not?

We're preparing to update a lot of Windows servers, all of them which are domain joined and therefore found in the AD DNS. All of them will of course update their DNS Host (A) Record dynamically after ...
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SQL Server 2005 setup unexpected failure during setup

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2005 Enterprise on Windows 2003 R2 SP2 (ESXi 5.0.0 guest). After installation of backward compatibility files and prior to MSXML6, I receive this error: There was an ...
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Rebuilding Domain From Scratch. How to Use Old Netbios Domain Name on new DC?

I have a client that I am currently in the process of upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012R2. They are a small business, working off of a single server. The decision was made to ...