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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UNC shared path not accessible though necessary permissions are set

I have 2 environments A and B. A is an original environment whereas B is a clone of A, exactly except AD servers. AD server of B has been assigned a trust relationship with A, so that all the service ...
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User WinWget to keep web site alive in a Windows Server 2003

I have a site that must stay alive due to a service that runs and check a directory for changes. The site is running in IIS at a Windows Server 2003 and the solution I came up it that I will ...
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What does 'VL' stand for in 'Windows Server 2003 Web Edition with SP1 - VL'

On the MSDN downloads I can see both: Windows Server 2003 Web Edition with SP1 - VL Windows Server 2003 Web Edition with SP1 What's that difference & which should I use?
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Closing shared folder sessions remotely

Introduction: I have a script which copies some data from the local server (Server A) to another server (Server B) through an UNC path, the share in the Server B was created for an external hard disk ...
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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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Win2k3s - Low colours on Remote Dekstop

The problem I am experiencing is a slight variation on the common issue with colour-count on RD. When connecting RD from a win7 machine to a win2k3s machine via the Administrator account I get a ...
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Windows 2003: Dropbox needs permission to update

I have a Windows 2003 server box with dropbox installed. Every once in a while, it pops up a dialog window asking for permission to update itself. Everytime it asks for permission, it renders the ...
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What is the mrxdav.sys file and what file system is it used for?

I'm looking to know more about the mrxdav.sys file on Windows machines, and what is the difference between it and ntfs.sys, cdfs.sys or fat.sys?
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How to install (update) SSL certificate for a website in Windows NLB cluster

I wanted to ask what the proper procedure for installing an SSL certificate onto two servers running IIS6 that are in an NLB load balancing configuration. Yesterday I installed the certificates ...
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Windows 2003 server on KVM. Device manager shows error for processor. What CPU should I emulate?

I have moved a Windows Server 2003 VM from VMware to KVM running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's working very well. The only thing that is not perfect is that Device Manager on the Windows guest shows the ...
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Looking for advice, domain controller/remote logon

Alright, so we currently have 2 locations with 10 pcs at each location. We're looking for a solution that will allow us to have any user, use any PC, at either location and be able to login without ...
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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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Ntds.dit found in another location

Just I am trying to understand some AD concepts and when looked to find my AD database file, I couldn't see any folder named "Ntds" inside C:\Windows. Rather I could find the file "Ntds.DIT" inside ...
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1 user intermittently losing connect to outlook 2010 on SBS 2003

One of our clients has a problem with Outlook 2010. It connects when she opens Outlook, but then will lose connection for half an hour or 45 minutes and then it will reconnect. If they close Outlook ...
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MFT corruption on non boot drive. What could happen?

I have a server that is reporting some error messages related to NTFS corruption. It reports that there is possible corruption within d:\$mft However I have not come across any corruption, or ...
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Username mapping, want to choose the backup server when primary server is down

Struggle with a batch-netlogon script for choosing the correct server when the main is down for maintance. This is a part from the script: :common IF EXIST "\\topnet\users\%username%\." goto :topnet ...
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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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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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How to deal with windows services that don't start or need recycled every now and then?

A number of vendor windows services does not start in service mode or it needs recycling whenever our testing is halted. I am able to run it as application, but it requires me to logged on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Secret scheduled tasks in windows server 2003 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Auditing anonymous binds to AD LDAP

We're about to commence an AD upgrade to 2012 R2, and I have just found to my horror that anonymous LDAP binds have been enabled in the 2003 domain. We've certainly been issuing accounts for LDAP ...
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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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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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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 ...