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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How to Lease a DHCP IP Address for X Number Of Days in Windows 2003 Machine

I have a numerous set of windows servers. The requirement of Fixed DHCP IP Address may vary for each server. One IT Guy may ask like i need this DHCP Address for 30 days and another may say i need it ...
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How to identify who/what uses a Windows 2003 server?

How can I determine if a Windows 2003 server is still being used by anyone/thing, and if it is, what it is being used for? I'm drawing a blank on what else to check other than event viewer to see ...
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Windows 2003 Domain - Certificate Authority - New Automatic Certificate Request

I have an issue with a certificate authority in a windows 2003 domain. We need one configured to allow ssl/tls encrypted traffic over LDAP so that our Application Gateway server is able to allow users ...
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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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Windows Server 2003 secondary DC issues

I have some strange issues with my domain controller. I have primary DC called 'netsun' with ADDS, DNS and DHCP, and secondary DC called 'ex_serv' with ADDS service and exchange. So my primary DC is ...
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Indexing windows server for searching

Is there a way to index file shares on a windows file server so that they can be quickly searched by end users, that isn't part of sharepoint?
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XP machines on Domain not reporting WMI Data in a 2003 Server Environment

I am running into a very quirky issue and I hope someone out there can help. We use a monitoring program for several networks we oversee that is WMI data dependent for a great deal of it's ...
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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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How to grant a group permission to access c$ shares

I'm looking for a way to centrally grant access to the c$ share of all our PCs to our IT active directory security group. They often use this to check desktop shortcuts, etc. Right now they have to ...
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Hybrid Forward Lookup Zone

We have an active directory domain companyName.local (I know, not recommended), and a public domain companyName.com. We have a mix of cloud servers and internally hosted servers. What I would like ...
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Can a virus spread through a network share used by an RDP connection?

When connecting to a Windows Server (2003 or 2008) desktop through RDP from a local Windows (7 or XP) PC with networks shares enabled (usually, the local C: disk will be shared with the remote ...
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Active Directory - Migrate objects from Win Server 2003 R2 to Win Server 2008 R2

I am about to migrate some users and objects from a domain managed by Win Server 2003 to a domain managed by Win Server 2008 R2. I heard about AD migration tools, but are there issues concerning ...
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I can't login to server2008 r2 by user that have delegate control

I can't login to server2008 r2 by user that have delegate control. i have to user delegete control (create , delete , manage user accounts) but when want login to server get error " you cannot log on ...
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SQL Server 2008 Log-shipping: Without a UNC drive: how? [closed]

My real question here is... is there a tool I can use? (E.g. I have a lot to do, and would prefer not to script it all up myself!) Anyone using the redgate (hmmm, they had a tool for this, but I do ...
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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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Network Load Balancing 2003 to 2012 R2 Upgrade

We currently have a 3 node windows 2003 NLB cluster running in Multicast mode, for a IIS web cluster. We want to upgrade to 2012 R2. About 15 sites/IP addresses total. Can you run 2012 R2 nodes in ...
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Why process running as Local System accessing a UNC share being seen as NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON?

I have a Windows Service running as Local System on SERVER_X which is attempting to access a script on a UNC share hosted on SERVER_Y. Per the links below, I've granted the computer account of ...
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How to monitor individual SSL sites being served on IIS6 with host headers and a single IP address?

This may be a known issue - but I'm serving 50+ IIS websites using a single IP and multiple unique host headers on an IIS6/Windows 2003 Server. Problem is with monitoring. If a particular site goes ...
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Is it possible to setup ssl certs for a each site on a single iis 6 server?

I am trying to configure a server running IIS 6 and with hosts multiple sites with a ssl cert and would like to know if that is possible and if anyone has done so before and how
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What Event ID is generated when a scheduled task fails in Windows Server 2003?

If a scheduled task fails on Windows Server 2003, is anything written to the event log? And if so, what Event ID does it have so I can set an Event Trigger to look for it, and email me?
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Windows 2008 Server Manager cannot connect to Windows 2003 machine

I'm trying to connect to Windows 2003 Server SP1 machine from Windows 2008 Server machine with Server Manager and getting following error: [Window Title] Server Manager [Main Instruction] Server ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Stop ChkDsk in progress?

I have a Windows 2003 Web Server that was rebooted and is apparently now running ChkDsk. I need to have the server back up in a few hours for the work day - is it possible to stop a ChkDsk is ...
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Windows 2003, IIS 6, msxml3.dll error '80072ee2' The operation timed out

Hopefully, this is the right Stack Exchange site to post this... We have set up a new intranet web server (Windows 2003 - IIS 6). I have everything migrated over from the old server and the new ...
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reset lost administrator password for Windows Server 2003 (AD)?

I've been contacted by a local golf course that has lost login access to their Windows 2003 server (suspected cause is a password change by a disgruntled ex-manager). When I visited the site, they ...
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Installing SSL certificate for a new domain using old domain's IP address

On our Win-2003 server we used to have a single SSL certificate installed alongside multiple domains, e.g. ssl.our-old.com 192.168.0.10 www.example.com 192.168.0.2 www.example.co.uk ...
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Tomcat service dies on startup

I have added the following arguments to the JVM options for a Tomcat Windows service: -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=3333 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false ...
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MYSQL - lacked sufficient buffer

I'm getting this error on my MYSQL Server Version is 5.0.4: An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full When I ...
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GPO edit mess , system error

I messed around with a GPO editing tool in order to implement "hide computer drives" policy on windows 2003 server. Since then I got a system error on my events log to say : Windows cannot access the ...
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Getting alerted when a Windows scheduled task fails

I am looking for a way to get alerted if any of the scheduled tasks on a group of Windows 2003 servers fail (exit with a status code that is not 0). Scripts, commercial applications, and plug-ins to ...
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windows server 2003 “setup cannot copy the file oemsetup.inf”

I'm trying to install the SCSI drivers for a Dell server with a PERC 4e/si card in it. I can specify the driver via the F6 and load the driver with S procedure, but once I select the partition and ...
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Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller [closed]

I want to install SQL Server on a Domain Controller ( windows server 2003 R2) but i have an error because SQL Server services can not run under a local service account or a network service account.
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DHCP failing to update DNS

We have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 machine that is a domain controller, DNS server, and DHCP server. (We realize that having all three roles running on the same computer is not the optimal ...
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Multiple Sites with SSL on IIS6

This may sound a little stupid, but I'm more of a dev guy than a server admin and I am incredibly boneheaded when it comes to IIS. So please bear with me here. I currently have a client that has a ...
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Does the event log get an entry when automatic updates are turned off on Windows Server 2003

In the event log we see automatic updates installing and rebooting the server. We thought we turned off automatic udpates prior to the last update/reboot events. When you turn off automatic updates, ...
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How to integrate a network; share resources

An engineering department has been running its own network for years with a NovellNetware server using IPX/SPX protocol.All 25 client computers are running windows XP Professional.This network is ...
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How do I determine the number of changes made on a given hard disk?

In Windows how do I determine how many bytes have changed on a given Hard Disk??? I don't just mean how many files changed and the sizes of those changes. I mean given a period of time, say 1 hour, ...
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Upgrade an old Windows 2003 server or not?

A few users are using an old Windows 2003 R2 Server for file sharing and a back end SQL server 2000 database. Clients are running a rather old Access 2003 procedure connected to the SQL server. The ...
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Windows 2003 R2 traffic shaping & QOS

In our small office a LAN is connected to a modem router that will VDSL to the Internet. As a Windows 2003 R2 server exists in the LAN, I was wondering if is there a way to use this server as a ...
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Unexpected msi-Setup crash on server 2003

I am encountering the problem that I have an installer which works fine on other server 2003 enviroments but crashes on this one. My researches have lead me to the problem of installing IIS 6.0 - I ...
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Windows server - run nginx on port 80

Is there any way to get nginx running on port 80 on a windows 2003 server? It seems that the http.sys service is running on port 80 which is the new "preferred way" for a web server to run on windows ...
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“Account locked out” security event at midnight

The last three midnights I've gotten an Event ID 539 in the log...about my own account: Event Type: Failure Audit Event Source: Security Event Category: Logon/Logoff Event ID: 539 Date: ...
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How to Sign in a domain of Ubuntu Server from Windows XP?

I've got a a problem, I've got an Ubuntu server 13.10 with samba and a domain, in the network I use 2 Windows XP as clients, which I have added to the domain. When I want to sign in the domain as root ...
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Network Load Balancing Servers cannot communicate with each other

With Windows 2003, if I try to ping one Loadbalanced server with the other it is getting a request time out. Is this how it should be? However, from a client - we are able to ping each load balancing ...
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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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Computers “applying computer settings” for a long time on start-up…why?

Might be a bit of a long shot but I'm stumped, along with the ICT Manager for the school I'm working it. In one of the IT rooms when you switch a computer on it will boot through BIOS fine, but when ...
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Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
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WSUS 3.2 cleanup not deleting updates

I've been trying to reclaim some of the 45+GB of cached updates in W2K3. I've manually audited and declined hundreds of updates and packages, and everytime I run Server Cleanup Wizard it's deletes ...
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Additional Keyboard settings from Active Directory

We have some users in our company who need to use additional Keybaords, in order to achieve this one of the other admins had written a VBS script which runs when users in a particular group log in to ...
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IIS 6 immediate log flush

In troubleshooting an issue with a web service, I need to examine the HTTP log created by IIS 6 on a Win2003 box. As I'm sure you are aware there is a log buffer that prevents writing to file every ...
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can't access web site with same name as AD domain name [duplicate]

their internal Windows/AD domain name is blahblahblah.com and their public website is blahblahblah.com and they can't see their website while on the office network (the web site loads just fine from ...