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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Windows server environment for the setup, testing and putting 3rd party server apps into production

Our company uses several 3rd-party server applications (Installed as services and desktops have client applications) installed on Windows Servers (virtual) along with SQL Server. All of this is under ...
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How can I test from the terminal whether my linux-based system can see a Windows domain name?

I have a backup service which stores the backup files in a share directory on a Windows server , but it fails and if I look in the logs I see this error: 13:02:13 AXSDBG notice ...
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Massive Mscorlib file in nativeassemblies, can't clean up

I'm running windows server 2003 and just uninstalled Exchange 2007 as we've moved to Gmail. After a restart, I get warnings my system drive space is low, I hit it with WinDirStat and find that my ...
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Domain Authentication over SSLVPN

I will start with a little background information before asking my question. Network Setup: 5-site MPLS w/ cloud firewall. SSLVPN client connects to Cloud Firewall and authenticates users against our ...
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Quest Migration - AD account that doesn't sync properly

I have an issue with an AD account that has been "migrated" using Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory, version 8.8. This organisation currently have two forrests. Let's call them ad.local ...
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Best practice on how to update & reboot a live server [closed]

We have a business critical server that has not been re-booted in over 2 years. It is running Windows Server 2003, with SQL Server 2005 (SP3), Visual Studio 2005 and 2008R2, and has numerous versions ...
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Monitoring and reporting on page faults to determine memory issues

I'm in the process of configuring a performance monitor(s) against all servers in my domain. I'm using WhatsUp Gold 16.2 to send an alert when we reach certain thresholds. I recently read an article ...
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Remote Fax Console (fxsclnt.exe) on Win8

My boss just upgraded from WinXP to Win8 (finally!) and used to have a program c:\windows\system32\fxsclnt.exe which opened a Microsoft Fax Console that let her see a log of all incoming/outgoing ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 CA not issuing more than 2 years

I have active directory environment in 2003 R2. I have installed 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition CA. Then I have created custom template from web server template and add expiry date as 15 years. my root ...
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Intel Rapid Storage card seems to be holding my drives hostage under windows 2003

I have 6 drives connected to this controller in a Gigabyte ga-P55-ud4p motherboard, that until recently were a working SW raid under windows 2003. Someone decided to make an image of the machine ...
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Querying GPO Details

I need some help on querying GPO. I want to know how many total GPOs applied for each OU. GPO with out no parameters and no link GPO's With less than 2 parameters and less than 2 links Can any ...
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Nagios NRPE plugin check_ad - Fixed

i've reading about this problem much and trying to solve it on my own ways but still not luck. I've running debian 7 as nagios server. Problem is that i cant check state of my Active Directory Domain ...
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Secondary DNS server cannot communicate with primary DNS server (but vise versa is possible)

Our secondary DNS server (Windows Server 2003) cannot see or connect to our primary DNS server (Windows Server 2008). (We can ICMP by name, but we cannot add in the DNS Manager GUI.) But our primary ...
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Monitoring/Alerting On Log File Change In Windows [closed]

Does anyone know of a simple tool that will email me every time a new change is added to a log file? I have an issue that I'd like to be notified of right away, but the only way I'd know if by ...
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How can i get ip address of client connected to remote desktop

I have this environment: I have one windows server with many client that will connect to it in remote desktop. For each client it creates a new session asa it connect to rdesktiop. What i need is ...
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Windows Server 2003 activity monitoring and reporting

I have BackupExec 2012 attempting to backup a Windows Server 2003 VMWare instance. I often get unable to quiesce error: "The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot." I've ...
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Best practice to migrate Server 2003 x64 to Server 2008 x64

We have 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 R2 x64. DC1 has the FSMO roles and DC2 acts as a 'secondary' DC. Both are Global Catalog servers. DC1 has these roles installed: Domain ...
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windows 2003 Terminal server, “users” item removed from ACL of “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes”

After having installed a software on my Windows 2003 terminal server, no user has been able to launch applications anymore. When they log to the server via remote desktop, each icon they click ...
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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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ntbackup on live system

I have a few Windows 2003 servers of which I want to take a backup of before installing some anti-virus software. My question is, does ntbackup (the included backup software) operate on a live, ...
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How to restrict DVD access using Windows Server 2003 Group Policy?

I have a Windows Server 2003 DC with 3 Win7 (32) desktops. I want to use an GPO to restrict the DVD on all the desktops (Either 'hide' or not have available) for all domain users except for domain ...
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What does a warning icon on a conditional forwarder mean in Windows DNS Manager?

The icon for one of the conditional forwarders on an Active Directory DNS server I manage has a standard warning icon (yellow triangle with exclamation point) overlay (all names have been changed to ...
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Amazon VPC: How to block inbound traffic on specific IP of an instance while allowing on other IPs of the same instance

Specifications I have an amazon VPC instance with the following specifications: Windows 2003 (32 bit). Two Network Interfaces each with 6 IPs. 6 instances of a software (called backweb) installed ...
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How to troubleshoot network from customers perspective?

We have a web application that we host that is customized for multiple customers. Each customer accesses their version of the site via their own custom subdomain. We are running into an issue where ...
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How easy is it to sniff the SMTP port of webserver to capture mails

I've got a very basic question that I don't know the answer for. Our company owns a webserver that runs multiple websites and works as a mail server for these websites as well (e.g. to send contact ...
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Ban IP Address on unsuccessful login on Server 2003

I'm regularly under brute force attacks on my Windows Server 2003 with Citrix installed. How can I automatically ban IP addresses that have several unsuccessful login attempts ? This question has ...
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Is there a way to determine what custom com+ objects are no longer in use?

What ways are available to see if a custom COM+ application is no longer in use? I'm with a company that has been doing custom software development for nearly 20 years. They have a lot of older, ...
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2012 server using 2003 AD/DNS - Unable to auto-start applcation

I joined my 2012 server on 2003 AD/DNS domain. Installed Remote Desktop and everything. I can login with any user on it, problem is, it's not auto-starting an application it's set to start, and I'm ...
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Migrating from Server 2003 R2 using IIS1 & FrontPage to Server 2012 using IIS8

I'm attempting to migrate my site to a new server. I've already exported & imported the web site. Pages display properly, but when information is submitted from any page an error appears saying ...
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Bad idea to jump two versions in a server OS upgrade?

I have a ASP.NET website running on Windows Server 2003 and I would like to move it to a new server with a more recent OS. Would it be OK to jump directly to Windows Server 2012 or should I see how ...
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Upgrade users to new domain controller

I currently have server 2003 as my domain controller. I am planning to upgrade this to 2012, though several articles and videos are available to migrate active directory domain controller from 2003 to ...
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IIS stopped working after upgrade form 2000 to 2003

Since I am really new to windows environment please do not throw stones at me.. I work as an apprentice and my team asked me to upgrade a Win2k server to Win2k3. It upgraded successfully but I had ...
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Downside with moving pagefile to different drive

I've been tasked with managing an old Windows 2003 server which will be decommissioned later this year. I just need to keep the server up and running long enough. The space on the server is running ...
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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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Global Catalog position in a multi site Active Directory single domain on Windows 2003

I've inherited a Windows 2003 active directory single domain spread across multiple site locations. I'm checking configuration because previous admin left without leaving any information about his ...
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EFS file access problems

in my organization, i have a deadline to deploy EFS using AD CS, and i am working with a single windows server 2003 box, which is the Root CA, and is the same server responsible to certificate ...
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anyone know how open cattools.exe xml output report?

I have the cattools.exe xml report output from backup exec 2012, anyone know how to open it ? it's an xml like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><CatResults IC="1" ...
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How do I fix a cloned machine that wasn't sysprepped?

My Scenario I made a bunch of Hyper-V VM (Windows Server 2003) clones, without using sysprep or anything of the sort. All I did was clone, remove the computer from the domain, rename the computer, ...
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2k3 to 2k12 AD, DC and DNS Migration

First off this is a Windows Server 2003 to 2012 DC/DNS/AD migration. We do have a backup 2003 DC/DNS/AD server as well, but I don't think that is a concern at the moment but can be used if needed. I ...
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Sideband on HP ILO2 and initial in-OS setup possible?

Is it possible to configure sideband (ILO being physically accessed from one of the main NICs as opposed to the dedicated ILO NIC) for the ILO2? Also is it possible to configure the ILO2 initially ...
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What precautions should I take before demoting domain controllers?

I know how to demote a domain controller (done it before) but I need to do it for two physical old DCs on a much more 'important' and strictly controlled domain than that which I previously did it ...
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Active Directory user names: why does the canonical name vary? Can I do something to make them uniform?

I am a self-taught administrator of a work Active Directory network used for Windows logins on ~30 PCs. I inherited the system from someone else who also didn't have any direct Microsoft training and ...
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User folder not showing up in Windows Explorer

I have a user that logs into the domain receiving an error message regarding their "my documents" folder being inaccessible. Browsing the D:\Users directory using Windows Explorer on the server, the ...