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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Diagnosing why a Group Policy Object is inaccessible

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain. One of the Group Policy Objects appears as a linked item in an OU but all I can see if the Unique ID and that the Link Status is Enabled. There is a red minus icon ...
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Removing local from group

How I can restrict access to the client! It's seems like everyone in the root domain and trusted domain can access the client, I would like to restrict access for specific AD groups.
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Connecting SATA 3 to SAS port performance analysis

SATA 3 hard disk can be connected to SAS ports. But If i connect SATA 3 drive to a SAS port then can i get same speed as SATA 3 originally offers or will it be a difference? Will it reduce the ...
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Issues with API in free version of VMware ESXi 5.0

We are using Linux box on Esxi 5.0 server to take VMDK backups of all windows servers on that EXSi 5.0; we are using VMware native API to do that; but after the trail period of 60 days, these API's ...
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Server Fileshare Office Documents Read Only until Closing and Reopening

Have a customer that has a strange issue with Microsoft Office Documents on their file server. It does not happen every time they open an office file but it is pretty consistent. They get a read only ...
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Terminal Server not allowing users to log on

We use 4x Terminal Servers that allow users to log on correctly, but a newly added 5th TS is only allowing Admins to log on. When trying to log on as a user who is not in the built-in ...
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IUSR_machinename Group Membership?

I've been searching for a while and am having trouble finding the answer. I have an IIS6 server running WebDAV for HTTP PUT uploads through anonymous access. The uploads work fine and the newly ...
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Knowing when a qemu vm shutdown (initiated via telnet using QMP) is finished

When I start a qemu (Windows Server 2003) virtual machine with -qmp tcp:127.0.0.1:4444,server,nowait I can make it shutdown with the following script #!/bin/bash telnet 127.0.0.1 4444 <<JSON ...
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Mail server (Win2003) can't receive emails, why?

Everything is fine when checking with smtdiag.exe Everything works fine with telnet. Tried from outside, connect to mail server everything works fine also - this means no ports are blocked. The ...
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How to password protect a folder in windows server 2003 over the network [closed]

I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me solve this problem. I have a several computers on a network. Of that network, there is one server(Windows server 2003) that acts as a file server. ...
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File Access Info and How to Password protect a folder

One of our HR girls put a file in an open directory that everyone could see. We know an employee or employees looked at this info and stole some of the info. Is there away to see what users accessed a ...
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Server 2003 SP2 BSOD caused by fltmgr.sys

I'm running into a problem where a Server 2003 SP2 box has started crashing roughly once an hour, BSODing out with the message that fltmgr.sys is probably the cause. I ran dumpchk.exe on the ...
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Active Directory management tools for medium sized forest (less than 1000 users) [closed]

What are good AD management tools for AD forests with less than 1000 users and 3 domains across three locations? Specifically looking for: -Bulk users creation -Security groups management ...
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User unable to change password - Active Directory Group Policy

I've seen this issue come up, but no answers seem to be applicable. When a user tries to change their password using control-alt-delete -> change password, they're getting a "Unable to update the ...
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Reverse Proxy Server causing Delays in Web Application

We have a reverse proxy server setup (IIS + URLRewrite) that forwards external requests to an internal web application. The reverse proxy simply rewrites the external request and forwards it to the ...
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Best way to secure an ftp server [closed]

I have an ftp server using filezilla server on windows 2003 and it is added as a member server to the domain with a static ip address and the same subnet as the domain controller. I have opened the ...
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Can't share HP laserjet 500 on windows 2003 R2 server

I added a HP laserjet 500 M551 to a windows 2003 R2 server, acting as a print server. I can print from the printserver, but I can not share it. It tells me "sharing is not supported for this type of ...
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How do I take ownership of a folder when access is denied and the security tab is missing?

I have a Windows 2003 Standard x64 Server with SP2. After deleting a large number of folders from a folder, the OS is reporting "Access Denied" on any attempt to read or manipulate the folder. When ...
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Shrink NTFS Partition Windows 2003

We have an iSCSI target provided by a CentOS server attached to a Windows Server 2003 Standard box, formatted in NTFS. My question is this - I know we can resize the backend block device fine (LVM et ...
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What happnes/might happen if I try to register a dll that is already in registry? [closed]

My TFTP server will not start on a windows 2003 server. I'm guessing the application won't start because the .dll is not registered. I have dug out all .dll files with TFTP in their name. When I ...
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Add Bookmark to IE automatically for new users on a computer

When I set up a PC, I would like to be able to have it so when anyone logs into that PC from the domain a couple of IT bookmarks will be in IE. I read I can do this with a Domain-Level group policy, ...
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determine which drive in a raid failed windows server

I'm a volunteer assistant IT guy at a local nonprofit. Over the weekend, we had our main server fail, requiring a reboot. After reboot, we were notified that "a volume initialization is in process." ...
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Windows Server 2003 Not Recognizing Memory

I have a Dell Power Edge 1850, running Windows 2k3 x86. It has 4 GB of RAM (8 total sticks of 512MB, which I have tried re-seating, and completely replaced with new memory) however this is what I am ...
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A way to only allow some ports on windows server

I have been trying to make this work the last few hours but haven't come far. I have a windows server 2008 and a set up Local Security Policy firewall yet "no" inbound rules (yet). My domains look ...
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Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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Executing CScript scripts from an ASP script fails

Context: Windows Server 2003; IIS 5 I'm trying to launch a JScript file from within an IIS application. I keep getting Permission denied 70 0 Microsoft VBScript runtime error Just in case you're ...
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How to analyze Debug Diagnostic Tool v2.0 dumps on 2003 Server x86

Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.2 comes with a log analyzer (sometimes). I can't find the analyzer component in Debug Diagnostic 2.0 when installed on 2003 Server x86. What's the recommended way to ...
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Determine timestamp for last login onto terminal server (2003)

I am migrating a server and need a list of the last time users logged in, since just getting whos logged in currently won't help as its a remote terminal server and not everyone is logged in at the ...
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Tool to compare directory/files and permissions on Windows

Is there a tool or command which will compare two directory trees on separate computers and output a list of differences, including differences in permissions? I was looking at http://winmerge.org/ ...
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How to make full system backup in windows server 2003? [closed]

I´d like to know how to full backup windows server 2003 system. I was told that 2003 backup tool cannot make such a thing as opposed to windows server 2008. Thanks.
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Windows 2008 R2 server with exchange 2010 to Windows server 2003 [closed]

I am soon going to be moving from our dedicated server windows 2008 R2, to our in house Windows 2003 server. I am worried about moving everyone's email over as I've never done this before. I gather ...
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Installer will not create a partition labeled D:\

I'm creating a new Windows Server 2003 server through VMWamre (VMWare 8, using VCentre 5.1). I have connected to an ISO that is on a local disc, and I've got the the setup step where I can create ...
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Can I implement network redundancy just with static routing tables?

I have a Windows 2003 server which is connected to a router at 192.168.15.1 via 192.168.15.10. I also have a linux server connected to that same router via 192.168.15.90. And I have a direct ...
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In place upgrade on a Windows 2003 with Certificate services

I'm looking to do an in-place upgrade for 2 Windows 2003 servers domain controllers running certificates to Windows 2008 R2. Will it work, has anyone tried this, and will I need to do anything with ...
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How can I run an application from a network share without prompting for Admin password?

I have a company internal application placed in a network shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 server. Users who need to access this folder have proper permissions in place and can list the ...
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How to display last login time when logging into a Windows server?

We have been tasked with a security requirement to display the last time a user was logged into the server upon login on our Windows 2003 and 2008 servers. This would apply to local and AD accounts. ...
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Server 2003 Shared Printer Settings

I'm having an issue with 2 Server 03 sites whereby I am sharing a Ricoh Photocopier print driver out using Con2Prt.exe. The drivers install as expected across X86 & 64 machines, but I have no ...
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Should I use a NAS for file sharing, or just Windows network share folders?

We have a semi-corporate environment with about 25 users. Most machines are Windows7 but there are some Macs on the network, too. We want to set up some location (on a Windows server with lots of ...
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GPO IE Security Zones

It seems when you are trying to edit the GPO for a group of Windows Server 2003 terminal servers. Under User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Internet Explorer Maintenance > Security > ...
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Apache Wamp [error] (20024)The given path is misformatted or contained invalid characters [closed]

In httpd-ssl.conf file I set : CustomLog “C:/wamp/bin/apache/Apache2.2.11/logs/ssl_request.log” \ "%t %h %{SSL_PROTOCOL}x %{SSL_CIPHER}x \"%r\" %b" But Apache couldn't start since then and I ...
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What happens when one of the 2 DC's goes down

There are 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 x64 R2. The installed roles of DC1 (10.0.0.1) are: File Server, Print Server, Application Server, DNS Server and of course Active Directory. ...
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Exchange 2007 GALS between two domains

Here's our Exchange 2007 Scenario. (2 Exchange Servers on a different forest) For ABC.COM Exchange domain 250 mailbox users 300 mail contacts that we added to represent the other Exchange DEF.LOCAL ...
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IIS Slow Outside localhost

I've a production server with Windows 2003 Server (IIS 6). It has 1 GB RAM and 2 web sites configured on it and 8 Application Pools. There is one specific page which sometimes starts to run too slow ...
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Why does Server 2003 not have System Restore?

There are numerous articles about how to enable System Restore on Windows Server 2003. My question is, why is it not there in the first place? One would think a service like this is even more ...
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Cannot Access file server via IP Address but it can be accessed by its hostname

i have shared a folder in windows server 2003. while accessing that server via \server-ip-address from another server (windows 2003) i am getting an error saying "You might not have permission to use ...
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Exchange store.exe memory spiking bewteen midnight and 6AM

I have a windows server 2003 R2 64bits SP2 with Exchange Server 2007 installed. The server has 12GB of ram and during the night, always between 12PM and 6AM, the memory usage spikes to 100% with ...
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DHCP Randomly Not Assigning Addresses

Having a strange issue for the past day or so. Some users (probably about a dozen, dozen and a half out of 100 or so) are having trouble pulling DHCP. They are getting the private IP address. If I ...
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Remote Desktop locks user account on Password Change

We maintain a Terminal Server on our network for our remote office and occasional third party vendors to connect in to. Our windows network active directory has the standard windows password ...
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Office Closing - using Exchange 2003

My company is closing soon and there will only be a few users left on site. We use outlook 2003, and rather than the few users monitoring all the email addresses, if an email comes into anyones email ...