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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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 ...
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PowerShell? Do you use it? Can you show me some cool system administration things I can do with it? [closed]

I keep reading everywhere that PowerShell is the way of the future. When it was first released I did a whole bunch of virtual labs, but since then I still haven't used it in a production environment. ...
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Number of important Windows Updates

For Microsoft Server OS's, is there a location in the registry or possibly WMI that stores the number of pending Important Updates? My inventory software supports wmi and registry keys. Trying to see ...
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problems creating a keytab file on win server

I am trying to create a keytab file. i see a warning WARNING: pType and account type do not match. This might cause problems. The command i use is ktpass -princ ...
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Cacti: How to monitor Windows Hosts?

I have Cacti installed on a computer and SNMP enabled on my Windows Hosts (Community string : public) How do I get the Windows Network Utilization, HDD, CPU, and more? I would like a guideline on ...
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Conversion from Basic failed

Hi I am in an emergency situation right now. I DO have full backups of everything, but I am trying to avoid a complete reinstall of the OS and AD. I have a simple server with one drive that was set ...
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Win2003: How to trace who alter a object

In Win2003, how can I trace who delete or modify a file?
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'impdb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I can see impdb.exe in E:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin, and that folder is in the PATH. But when I open a CMD window and try to run impdb, I get the error in the title. I can verify the PATH is ...
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How can I audit a file to see who deleted it?

On one of our servers we have a file that keeps mysteriously getting deleted. What I'd like to do is have a program watch this file and let me know when/how/by whom it gets deleted. We have a backup ...
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How to stop syn flood attack on windows server 2003? [closed]

How to stop syn flood attack on windows server 2003 using windows firewall or any other third party firewall?
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cloned windows 2003 Domain Controller wont let me add windows 2012 as member

I did a P2V of my Windows 2003 Domain Controller. I'm trying to add a Windows Server 2012 VM (Computer name: SQL-SERVER) as a member of the domain but I can't. I can ping to both VMs. I can do a ...
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Convert incoming mail to plain text

Is it possible to convert incoming emails sent in HTML format to plain-text in Exchange Server 2003? Alternatively, is it possible to retrieve emails from Exchange Server as plain-text only?
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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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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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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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Backup and Restore DHCP

Today our Windows Server 2003 server is running DHCP to serve all clients with IP addresses. We have installed a new Windows Server 2012 R2. Now i want to move the DHCP from the 2003 server to the new ...
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How to disable an account after being created 30 days

Is there any built-in group policy object in windows server 2003 or 2008 for disabling an account or set of accounts in an organizational unit after 30 days since that account was created. If there is ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 - smart array initializing

I have a big problem with a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with 2 SAS HDD 146Gb : it start with the message : "Slot 0 HP Smart Array E200i ... initializing" without any error message. if I test the HDD with ...
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Outlook reports “no default gateway” on Lan Domain [closed]

I have a local domain with DC win2003 and an exchange server also added to the domain. When I connect a pc to the domain and put the ip , mask and DNS (the same as DC), outlook dont get directly the ...
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What is the best way of restricting user profile size in a Terminal Server environment?

From this link I understand that my two options are: NTFS Quotas The "Limit profile size" policy setting I prefer option (1) because I really want to limit the overall size of everyone's profile ...
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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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Create DFS replica from a NAS drive

We have two offices, at two different locations. In one we have a NAS, with some shares. We also have a Domain Controller using Windows 2003 R2. We have setup a second Domain Controller using Windows ...
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Terminal Session - Restric each user to one session is unstable to some user

I have enable - Restrict each user to one session in Window Server 2003 R2 Standard edition, which is my terminal Server.Please see the below screen, but sometime some user are able to take two ...
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Error 0x80070005 when installing updates from Microsoft Update

I have two updates in Microsoft Update (the upgraded version of Windows Update) that constantly fail to install on one of my Windows Server 2003 servers. The error code is 0x80070005. I have tried ...
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How to remotely reboot a hung server

I'm trying to remotely reboot a hung 2003 server. The server is pingable but I cannot remote into it. psshutdown does not work shutdown -i does not work What can I do now that the server is back ...
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User properties in AD not opening (WS 2003)

My Windows 2003 Server has this annoying problem... It happens several times and till now, my only solution, is to reboot the server... The problem is that when I open AD (dsa.msc) nad try to go 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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Can I transfer/Migrate Windows server 2003 RDS cals to Windows Server 2012 R2? [duplicate]

I have 9 W2K3 RDS (Terminal Services) CALs, if I upgrade to Windows server 2012 R2, Can I transfer/migrate the CALs to the new server? Thank you,
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Migration from server 2k3 to 2k12r2 [closed]

I recentely joined as System administrator. And I have to migrate server 2003 from 2012R2. What precations should be taken for this? And how to complete this process? Please guide stepwise as I m d ...
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Forcibly Split 2003 Active Directory Domain

I am currently trying to find the most efficient way to split a single domain into two, distinct, fully functional domains. We have two sites, and several DCs. The sites, Site A, and Site B, are ...
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PCI Compliance: File Integrity Checkers [closed]

We're looking for a file integrity checker for our windows server environment. Anyone have any good suggestions?
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Best OS to rename Windows Domain

I have a Windows Server 2003 with a domain name of: test.testdomain.com I want to replace this DC with a new 2012r2 but want to know if I should rename the domain first and then promote a new domain ...
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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 ...