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 use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups

The plan is to create a shadow copy of a quite large, I/O-heavy volume. It's 350GB, containing a filesystem-based fulltext index organized in hundreds of folders and hundred-thousands of tiny files ...
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Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server

Ran against a server to install the msi; eventlogs were clean and all success; but the key file in bin direstory is still old. Later tried installing it directly doing a double click by RDP into the ...
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How to change/remove CRL on root cert?

A few years ago we installed certificate authority onto a widnows 2003 server (CAserver1). we created a self-signed root cert, and issued certs for internal services (https, WCF services, etc). Fast ...
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Is it possible to run IIS7 on Windows Server 2003?

Is it possible to run IIS 7 or IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2003?
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Adding a windows 2012 server in domain controller role to 2003 active directory domain with 2008 member servers and exchange 2007 present

Current configuration Windows 2003 server standard edition - domain controller role (nodeB) Windows 2008 server R2 standard edition - domain controller role (nodeV) Windows 2008 server ...
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Cannot browse HTTP to a load balanced VIP from w2k8 boxes, but can get to it from w2k3

I have a strange problem and am looking for suggestions. The environment: several VLANs on the same switch, that all talk to each other via the ASA using hairpin routing: VLAN 500 - Windows 2003 ...
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Users randomly unable to log into certain computers

I have an issue where users are randomly unable to log onto a certain computer. We have Windows Server 2003, and XP for the clients. The error that appears is the generic "Wrong username or bad ...
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“Preparing Paste Information” when copying files on server using RDP

I'm attempting to copy files from one server folder to another server folder over an RDP connection and this window pops up when I hit CTRL+C to copy the files: There's only 12.5mb in 276 files and ...
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DNS and DHCP not agreeing on an IP address

I'm having a problem where our Windows Server 2003 domain controller assigns my Windows 7 computer one IP address (x.x.x.75) via DHCP, but reports another (x.x.x.84) via DNS. This causes some ...
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I can't find Terminal Services Manager

I am obviously stupid... because I'm logged into this Windows 2003 Server box as administrator, yet when I go under Administrative Tools, I can't find "Terminal Services Manager". Terminal Services ...
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Easiest way to get Perfmon counter names into a text file?

I'd like to create a settings file for my logman command. I expect to have lots of perfmon counters. Is there any easy way to get all the perfmon counters' exact text anywhere? The only thing I ...
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Windows 2003 - Prevent Folder list access but allow file reading

i've shared folder. in this shared folder i have subfolder which i want to prevent users from listing the content. but i want to allow them write into this folder and also read files if they have full ...
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How to restrict the TCP listening address of a Windows 2003 AD DNS server

I have a Windows 2003 AD integrated DNS server which I want to listen for DNS traffic on adapter IP addresses only. I have followed the steps in the technet article, however. After I complete them ...
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DNS does not route properly to WAN NIC when dnscrypt is used

I have a Windows 2003 server with AD integrated DNS. I'm trying to configure the server to make outgoing (forwarded) DNS requests through dnscrypt proxy instead of through the normal TCP/UDP 53. I ...
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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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Alternative to robocopy /MIR

We run a number of web apps that store a lot of local data in small xml files. One part of our backup / recovery strategy is to produce a local mirror of the file system via a VPN to the hosting ...
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Windows Server 2003 VPN and Local network

I have some problems reaching local network , where VPN Windows 2003 server stands. I have a network, which has a VPN server (LAN ip 10.0.0.201). I created a VPN server on that server with different ...
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What is the free version of Sharepoint and where do I get it?

For (quite literally) playing around at home, I'd like to get a copy of Sharepoint. I might find a use for it, so I don't want a trial version. I'm aware that there is a "free" version that doesn't ...
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show users connected to windows telnet server

I can't believe how bad I am at googling windows stuff. How can I list the users connected via telnet to a windows machine? It seems such a basic question, yet I couldn't find a answer. X-( Also, ...
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How to find a path where an application was set up?

I'm unsure whether I should put this question in Serverfault or Stackoverflow. I'm developing a script (so 'press start->search' is not an option) and try to find out a way to find where an ...
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MySQL Startup Error - Root element missing

I have had MySQL installed for about 2 months on Windows Server 2003 R2. On start up we get presented with an error that says "High Severity Error - root element missing" followed by another high ...
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wmic hanging on remote server?

Based on information from my previous question, I'm trying to learn wmic. I'm playing around with trying to look at which processes are using the most resources on a remote server. What I've managed ...
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Alternative to WMI for querying shared printers

I have an environment with several hundred computers. I am trying to write vBscript that runs and adds the appropriate printer. The printer names can be determined using clues about the computer ...
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Windows 2k3 and RDP issue over Internet issue (RDP works locally)

I was asked to take a look at a family members' friends' Win2k3 server - Remote Desktop was no longer working, and they were trying to figure out why. This server is running Win2k3 SP2. I determined ...
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How to manually run Windows Update for Windows 2003?

I'd like to manually run windows update without accessing the windows update web site. Could you give me a hand? Thanks!
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Migrating Data between servers but keeping permissions

I need to migrate my shares from an old Server (server2003 DomainA.co.uk) to a new server (2008R2 DomainB.Local) these are on different domains. My major problem is I need to keep share permissions on ...
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GPO Software Restriction Policy

Just a quick little question here, i am trying to block exe's and such from running from users home drives but running into problems. Sure I can add a hash rule for all the exe's but this is tedious ...
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Why should I start to replace Windows Server 2003?

Windows Server 2003 is a very good operating system from Microsoft, and we're relying on it on a daily basis. I have heard that I should replace it by something "newer" and more "modern". Why should ...
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IBM LTO 3 Tape drive periodically going “offline”

I have a problem with a LTO 3 Tape Drive. I'm using Brightstor ArcServe Backup software with Windows Server 2003. Sometimes, the scheduled backups will stop working and going into "devices" inside ...
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Expire Files In A Folder: Delete Files After x Days

I'm looking to make a "Drop Folder" in a windows shared drive that is accessible to everyone. I'd like files to be deleted automagically if they sit in the folder for more than X days. However, it ...
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Windows Server 2003 Outbound ftp Very Slow with Windows Firewall enabled

From Windows Server 2003, I'm uploading a file (~50MB) every day at 4:00am to my hosting space in the cloud. I'm doing it by calling "ftp -s:" in a batch file that a Scheduled Task runs. I did what ...
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How to fix: faulting application w3wp.exe?

In the Event Viewer: Source: Application Error Category: 100 Event ID: 1000 Faulting application w3wp.exe, version 6.0.3790.3959, faulting module kernel32.dll, version 5.2.3790.4480, fault address ...
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FTP Transfer Very Slow When Windows Firewall Enabled

We have a scheduled task that transfers a large file (~130 MB) between two Windows servers using the Windows command-line FTP program. It's painfully slow (taking about 30 minutes) and occasionally ...
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psexec exits with “<cmd> exited on <target> with error code 128”

We have several Windows 2003 servers that we run utilities on using psexec. Recently, it stopped working on one of them. For those unfamiliar with it, here's how the process normally works: Psexec: ...
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how to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account [closed]

I want to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account. Can anyone suggest how to restart windows server using admin credentials.
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How to audit a mirroring job?

I am using SyncBack to mirror two shared folders on two separate shared folders(SMB) on two servers in the same trust domain. I checked the option to copy also the folder rights: Copy sub-directory ...
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Administrator Password lost for a Win 2003 Server machine

We have lost the administrator password of a Windows Server 2003 machine which is used in our lab. Is there any way to reset or recover the password without reinstalling Windows?
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user cannot log on even after password reset

I have a user that cannot log on, even after reseting the password. It allows the user to 'Change password at first log on' but then does not let the user log in. The only error that displays is the ...
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Multiple PXE server same subnet

I've been struggling with this for some time. I have a few test machines that boot from the network, they receive the boot data from the DHCP server, this tells them who is the boot server where is ...
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Windows physical server provisioning with HPSA 7.8

I have a physical server that I am trying to provision Windows to. At 58% of the way through copying files form the Core to the target server, the process hangs with either a samba time-out or an ...
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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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Change MYSQL Port on Windows

I need some assistance changing the port that MySQL is running on. So, according to http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/option-files.html MySQL first looks for conf in WINDIR\my.ini, ...
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Is it possible to install OS during RAID scrubbing?

One of our servers crashed a few days ago. I had to recreate the RAID container with the remaining disks. Currently the system is running the scrubbing process (screenshot below). I would like to know ...
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Server is assigned IP by GUID rather than MAC address in DHCP

I recently installed 8 new Dell PowerEdge c6220 II servers with dual 10G ports with CentOS 6. Each server has a DHCP reservation configured from a Microsoft 2003 DHCP server. I am using a Bootutil ...
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Clean up Active Directory [closed]

Does anybody know of any useful Tools for cleaning out Active Directory on a Server 2003 domain? I want to clean up old computers, etc, and prefer a free tool. I have a lot of devices that I know ...
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Mapped drive error message - mapped drive is full

I have a Windows 2003 domain, and one of my clients gets a mapped drive Z: is full message when mapping a drive on the server. The drive on the server is not full. My understanding is that the issue ...
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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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Why does dig +trace sometimes fail against Windows Server DNS?

My team has a server pointing at the DNS supplied by Active Directory to ensure that it is able to reach any hosts managed by the domain. Unfortunately, my team also needs to run dig +trace frequently ...
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Is it possible for the Guest user to lose “Everyone” membership?

It seems that the "Guest" user under certain circumstances is logged in without the membership in the "Everyone" Built-in group on Windows Server 2003. I would like to know in more detail why and when ...