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 Server 2003 and IIS6.0: Switching website to a DR server

I am a .NET developer who now has to handle both development and deployment of an ASP.NET/ASMX/WebAPI application at my new job, though I have no prior experience with IIS or Windows Server Networking ...
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How do I manage Windows like Linux/Unix: administrative rights by group membership without accidents and without sharing Administrator password?

I am making some fundamental changes to a Windows Server 2003 / 2008 environment. On the Unix side, my security constraints are simple: Users who should have admin rights are in a special group ...
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Why is GPO Tool reporting a GPO version mismatch when the GPO version #'s do match?

Any ideas why the group policy diagnostic utility GPOTool would report a GPO version mismatch between two domain controllers if the version numbers are a match? Policy {GUID} Error: Version mismatch ...
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Replacing current exchange server(2003) with new exchange server(2010) in existing domain

I know I'm behind the power curve here, but in light of the discontinuation of Microsoft support for Server 2003, Exchange 2003 and Windows XP, I'm beginning the process of replacing old servers with ...
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RDP working but not able to ping and share can't be accessed through UNC [closed]

I am asking this for my live environment servers. So, kindly requested to consider this while answering.. I have 2 cases asked here. Please do number while answering. 1) I have a server which I can ...
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Windows Site-to-site VPN: One way traffic issue

Site 1: Windows 2008 R2 It's the receiving side of the site-to-site PPTP VPN 192.168.1.4 Site 2: Windows 2003 It's the dialing side of the site-to-site PPTP VPN 10.0.23.70 The VPN connects ...
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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Dns: two pointer (PTR) with same IP resolve to different hosts

I have a Windows 2003 domain. DNS server and DHCP server run on domain controllers. Most workstations have DHCP enabled. Sometimes I have weird network problems and when I diagnose them I can find ...
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Windows server 2003 SP2 firewall - limit inbound connections

I am trying to make the server running Windows 2003 Server SP2 to allow connections only from the local network or and couple of specific remote IP. I have experience using Linux only and therefore I ...
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Terminal Server Windows Server 2003 Desktop Shortcuts

I have locked down my Terminal Server using GPO and putting the computer in the GPO, the problem I have is I am trying to add shortcuts to applications to the users desktop using logon scripts and ...
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suspicious connection on server

OS: Windows Server 2003 Monitoring tool: CurrPorts When monitoring traffic on the server for traffic going out on port 80, example of results: 5/1/2014 2:36:23 PM Added cscript.exe TCP ...
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Moving domain off of Windows server, how to move the emails over?

I am trying to move a domain (website and email server) from a Windows 2003 server to a Linux server. Moving the website and database over has been tedious (but successful) but I'm not sure how to ...
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100% CPU usage by W3wp.exe on 2003 & IIS 6

Recently, our server started to suffer from increased CPU utilizaiton by w3wp.exe. I ran log parser and found two users with over 1000 hits and another 5 with over 700 hits. I assume that's why the ...
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Server 2003 and Server 2008 BCDEdit BSoD

We upgraded Server 2003 to Server 2008 and upon reboots kept getting asked which OS to load. So I used BCDEdit to set the default entry and when I rebooted, I was no longer asked which OS to load, but ...
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IIS not listening on port 80

We have server 2003 and ISA 2004 with IIS 6 on same machnie. Everything worked well till yesterday, when we try to make some new rule in ISA..but this is a long story... Unfortunatelly something ...
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IP Aliasing on different networks (windows)

My cousin works at a Municipality service and she asked me if I can help them upgrade their old Windows XP computers to new ones with Windows 7 and install them. It seemed like a pretty simple task so ...
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Must applications running on a clustered Windows 2003 server be installed manually on all nodes?

We have many small applications running on a server running Windows Server 2003, such as Windows/NT Services, scheduled tasks, etc. Recently, the server was changed to a clustered server with two ...
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Unable to make the session state request to the session state server

For about 4-5 months now, I seem to be having this sporadic issue--mainly during our busiest time of the day between 10:30-11:45AM, where all my Windows 2003 web servers in a Microsoft NLB cluster ...
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Sending an e-mail in Windows 2003 on logon

We have a requirement to send an e-mail to a specific address when any user logs on. This is on a Windows 2003 server, does anybody know or can point me in the right direction on how to do this? I ...
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Must IIS be explictly enabled for remote administration?

I am trying to use IIS Manager to connect to IIS running on a remote server. The remote server is Windows Server 2003 SP2. I keep getting "Could not connect to the specified computer. Details: ...
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Why does remote desktop connection flash from one PC but not others?

I have 20 PCs (Windows XP) in remote locations connecting to the same server (Windows Server 2003) using Remote Desktop over a VPN. On just one of the PCs the remote desktop screen flashes (redraws) ...
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Secret scheduled tasks in windows server 2003

I'm taking care of the company's website for a while. The guy who was doing so before me was fired because reasons. So for the past 3 months I've been keeping it up to date and adding/deleting stuff. ...
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Windows 2003 server, summed Poolmon items don't match Poolmon Summary totals

Good Day Having some issues with a windows 2003 machine relating to what I believe is a memory leak over time. I'm capturing poolmon output every 10 minutes and summing up the individual Paged and ...
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How can I map a network drive from another domain?

I am using terminal-service server with Windows Server 2012 and we have two terminal servers share trough NLB, users connect to a terminal in the DOMAIN1 domain with Remote Desktop Connection (see ...
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Check windows updates on windows 2003 server with a server operator account

On Windows 2003 Server: I know that for installing security windows updates you need an administrator account, but, exist any way to check for updates with an server operator account (or another ...
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Troubleshooting DTCPing Errors

So I am running DTC ping between 2 machines on our network and am getting the following error ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ DTCping 1.9 Report for WEB2 ...
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Restrict RDC console session for administrator only in Windows 2003 Server

I have a server (Windows 2003 ) and different users connect the server via Remote Desktop Connection. All users have admin rights on it. So sometimes it becomes very difficult for me to RDC to the ...
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Trust relationship not working

I have 2 environments with 2 different domain. Let one be a.com and second one be b.com. A trust exists between these domains such like b.com trusts a.com domain (external incoming request). This ...
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SMTP Connection disconnecting after “STARTTLS”

We're having issues with our mail server. Basically some emails from external networks are not being accepted by the mailserver. After some debugging using telnet and looking through the logfiles, it ...
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Windows 2003 Server Blocking .exe files [closed]

I have built 2 x windows 2003 r2 servers, during the teaming of two nics, the nics would not team correctly due to an issue with the switch I was connected to, only one nic would work, the second was ...
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Windows Server 2003 SE with IIS strange issue

On a Windows Server 2003 SP2 Standard Edition with IIS 6.0 and only one site running - we have strange issue. There are multiple instances of w3wp.exe process running, i.e. about few hundreds. When ...
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Remote GPO through BATCH Script exiting

Right so, I'm trying to make a remote GPO script that from one of our management machines will push the GPUPDATE command to certain servers. After some googling I found a script that I tried to ...
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Automate Amazon EBS Snapshot creation?

Once in a while I would go to http://aws.amazon.com/console and manually right click my EBS volume and create a snapshot. This is kind of tedious and I would forget sometimes. Is it possible to ...
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SYSTEM user to schedule tasks on Win 2003 server?Impact?

I wish to schedule a bat file on my Win 2003 server without a password. The requirement is to run it everyday at a specific time. We use expiring passwords and do not have a non expiring account. I ...
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What software is out there for Video Conferencing within our LAN [closed]

We are looking at various Video Conferencing tools to have conferences mainly between two offices. There is a 10mibt connection directly from one to the other and both offices are on the same ...
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Windows Server Local Account Migration from 2003 to 2008

We have a windows 2003 server with around 2000+ local accounts on it. Most of these accounts are used simply to authenticate a user accessing a web application on the server (basic authentication in ...
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Windows server 2003 check disk fails

I tried doing ntbackup and got a lot of errors saying there were corrupt files and eventually it would come to one that it could not deal with and abort. This is what I get when running chkdsk: ...
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Windows 2003 heartbleed bug openssl fix

As recommended by openssl.org I'm trying to update OpenSSL from 1.0.1e to 1.0.1g. Fixes for most linux distributions have already deployed, but, what should be done on windows? we are using win server ...
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Is it possible to create an RDP session without connecting to the terminal server via an RDP client?

To clarify, what I want is to create an RDP session on the server, without having to open up an RDP client and connect to port 3389 on the server and log in. I want to create this RDP session at boot ...
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How can I prevent Windows Server 2003 from trimming a process's working set?

There are two different, though I believe related, issues I have with how Windows Server 2003 handles processes's working sets. First, there are GUI applications running on the console session whose ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Virus Definitions

I have done some Googling but I cannot get a definitive answer certainly not from the Symantec KB. I have a Virtualised Win 2003R2 server 32bit. It has been provisioned to me with Symantec Endpoint ...
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Task Scheduler only killing cmd.exe but not its child processes

Our customer has some Windows 2003 servers running batch jobs activated by Task Scheduler. The actual programs performing the work are custom .exe processes, and they are aggregated into .cmd scripts ...
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Windows Authentication kept asking for username/password

I am deploying my web application on iis6. I kept receive this "windows security" pop up to enter user name and password.. I have already disabled anonymous user, and checked integrated windows ...
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Configuring one way external incoming request

I am configuring a trust between 2 domains. Both are having windows server 2003 r2. let the 1st server have the domain abc.xyz.com and domain of second server is def.ghi.com. I have configured DNS and ...
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Dell SAS 5/E vs Dell PERC 5/E

Purchased a MD1000 from craiglist, came with two SAS 5/E cards and cables. I dug out an old 2950, put server 2003 (32bit) on it, put in one of the cards, installed / updated firmware, etc. When I ...
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CygWin SSH server and “StrictModes” via Windows ACL

I have successfully set up the SSH server in a CygWin installation on Win2k3. It works properly through both password authentication and public/private keys. However, once I set 'StrictModes' in ...
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Differentiating between local and domain usernames for OpenSSH

I am experimenting with the CygWin package on one of my remote Win2k3 machines and specifically OpenSSH. I have carried out the fairly simple set-up, using both '-l' and '-d' switches for 'mkgroup' ...
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“Safely remove Device” logs

I would like to know if Windows Server 2003 logs somewhere when a device has plugged/unplugged. A network card disappeared from one of our virtual machines and I believe it was because somebody ...
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Windows Server 2003 -Ktpass - crypto: enum value 'rc4-hmac' is not known

I'm trying to create a keytab with Ktpass on a Windows Server 2003 with: Ktpass -princ host/prueba-mail.ejemplo.org@EJEMPLO.ORG -mapuser host -pass password -crypto rc4-hmac -out UNIXhost.keytab I ...
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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...