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 point a domain to a dedicated ip

In my domain account while trying to update the nameservers , they are asking for hostname and ip. I have ip alone , how to create a host name. I am using windows server 2003 .
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Configure Active Directory and move users from Server 2003 to Server 2008

I am currently using Active Directory in Windows Server 2003 to manage my small network of 10 users. The address of the current server is 192.168.2.1 I now want to configure Active Directory for my ...
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Default shares need to be hidden from normal domain users

I have installed windows server and it produces default shared folders that users can see when they are looking at other folders I have shared for them. Is there a way to hide these system folders or ...
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Connecting SATA 3 to SAS port performance analysis

SATA 3 hard disk can be connected to SAS ports. But If i connect SATA 3 drive to a SAS port then can i get same speed as SATA 3 originally offers or will it be a difference? Will it reduce the ...
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Server Fileshare Office Documents Read Only until Closing and Reopening

Have a customer that has a strange issue with Microsoft Office Documents on their file server. It does not happen every time they open an office file but it is pretty consistent. They get a read only ...
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Terminal Server not allowing users to log on

We use 4x Terminal Servers that allow users to log on correctly, but a newly added 5th TS is only allowing Admins to log on. When trying to log on as a user who is not in the built-in ...
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Knowing when a qemu vm shutdown (initiated via telnet using QMP) is finished

When I start a qemu (Windows Server 2003) virtual machine with -qmp tcp:127.0.0.1:4444,server,nowait I can make it shutdown with the following script #!/bin/bash telnet 127.0.0.1 4444 <<JSON ...
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Removing local from group

How I can restrict access to the client! It's seems like everyone in the root domain and trusted domain can access the client, I would like to restrict access for specific AD groups.
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Reverse Proxy Server causing Delays in Web Application

We have a reverse proxy server setup (IIS + URLRewrite) that forwards external requests to an internal web application. The reverse proxy simply rewrites the external request and forwards it to the ...
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Best way to secure an ftp server [closed]

I have an ftp server using filezilla server on windows 2003 and it is added as a member server to the domain with a static ip address and the same subnet as the domain controller. I have opened the ...
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What happnes/might happen if I try to register a dll that is already in registry? [closed]

My TFTP server will not start on a windows 2003 server. I'm guessing the application won't start because the .dll is not registered. I have dug out all .dll files with TFTP in their name. When I ...
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Can't share HP laserjet 500 on windows 2003 R2 server

I added a HP laserjet 500 M551 to a windows 2003 R2 server, acting as a print server. I can print from the printserver, but I can not share it. It tells me "sharing is not supported for this type of ...
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determine which drive in a raid failed windows server

I'm a volunteer assistant IT guy at a local nonprofit. Over the weekend, we had our main server fail, requiring a reboot. After reboot, we were notified that "a volume initialization is in process." ...
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A way to only allow some ports on windows server

I have been trying to make this work the last few hours but haven't come far. I have a windows server 2008 and a set up Local Security Policy firewall yet "no" inbound rules (yet). My domains look ...
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Database and Source Code auto back up

We have more have more than ten server(windows 2003 ) system . Each server have more than three web sites. I had create the sql job to auto back up process. Then copy the back up files into external ...
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IUSR_machinename Group Membership?

I've been searching for a while and am having trouble finding the answer. I have an IIS6 server running WebDAV for HTTP PUT uploads through anonymous access. The uploads work fine and the newly ...
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Determine timestamp for last login onto terminal server (2003)

I am migrating a server and need a list of the last time users logged in, since just getting whos logged in currently won't help as its a remote terminal server and not everyone is logged in at the ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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Windows 2008 R2 server with exchange 2010 to Windows server 2003 [closed]

I am soon going to be moving from our dedicated server windows 2008 R2, to our in house Windows 2003 server. I am worried about moving everyone's email over as I've never done this before. I gather ...
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Installer will not create a partition labeled D:\

I'm creating a new Windows Server 2003 server through VMWamre (VMWare 8, using VCentre 5.1). I have connected to an ISO that is on a local disc, and I've got the the setup step where I can create ...
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Can I implement network redundancy just with static routing tables?

I have a Windows 2003 server which is connected to a router at 192.168.15.1 via 192.168.15.10. I also have a linux server connected to that same router via 192.168.15.90. And I have a direct ...
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In place upgrade on a Windows 2003 with Certificate services

I'm looking to do an in-place upgrade for 2 Windows 2003 servers domain controllers running certificates to Windows 2008 R2. Will it work, has anyone tried this, and will I need to do anything with ...
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Server 2003 Shared Printer Settings

I'm having an issue with 2 Server 03 sites whereby I am sharing a Ricoh Photocopier print driver out using Con2Prt.exe. The drivers install as expected across X86 & 64 machines, but I have no ...
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GPO IE Security Zones

It seems when you are trying to edit the GPO for a group of Windows Server 2003 terminal servers. Under User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Internet Explorer Maintenance > Security > ...
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Should I use a NAS for file sharing, or just Windows network share folders?

We have a semi-corporate environment with about 25 users. Most machines are Windows7 but there are some Macs on the network, too. We want to set up some location (on a Windows server with lots of ...
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Apache Wamp [error] (20024)The given path is misformatted or contained invalid characters [closed]

In httpd-ssl.conf file I set : CustomLog “C:/wamp/bin/apache/Apache2.2.11/logs/ssl_request.log” \ "%t %h %{SSL_PROTOCOL}x %{SSL_CIPHER}x \"%r\" %b" But Apache couldn't start since then and I ...
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What happens when one of the 2 DC's goes down

There are 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 x64 R2. The installed roles of DC1 (10.0.0.1) are: File Server, Print Server, Application Server, DNS Server and of course Active Directory. ...
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How to analyze Debug Diagnostic Tool v2.0 dumps on 2003 Server x86

Debug Diagnostic Tool v1.2 comes with a log analyzer (sometimes). I can't find the analyzer component in Debug Diagnostic 2.0 when installed on 2003 Server x86. What's the recommended way to ...
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Exchange 2007 GALS between two domains

Here's our Exchange 2007 Scenario. (2 Exchange Servers on a different forest) For ABC.COM Exchange domain 250 mailbox users 300 mail contacts that we added to represent the other Exchange DEF.LOCAL ...
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Less than 10% Free Space on Database Server

2-weeks ago one of our web servers CPU Usage started bottle-necking lot at 100% for long periods of time when an application runs and requests "sqlserver.exe"..When this app runs and does its ...
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IIS Slow Outside localhost

I've a production server with Windows 2003 Server (IIS 6). It has 1 GB RAM and 2 web sites configured on it and 8 Application Pools. There is one specific page which sometimes starts to run too slow ...
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Executing CScript scripts from an ASP script fails

Context: Windows Server 2003; IIS 5 I'm trying to launch a JScript file from within an IIS application. I keep getting Permission denied 70 0 Microsoft VBScript runtime error Just in case you're ...
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Cannot Access file server via IP Address but it can be accessed by its hostname

i have shared a folder in windows server 2003. while accessing that server via \server-ip-address from another server (windows 2003) i am getting an error saying "You might not have permission to use ...
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DHCP Randomly Not Assigning Addresses

Having a strange issue for the past day or so. Some users (probably about a dozen, dozen and a half out of 100 or so) are having trouble pulling DHCP. They are getting the private IP address. If I ...
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Exchange store.exe memory spiking bewteen midnight and 6AM

I have a windows server 2003 R2 64bits SP2 with Exchange Server 2007 installed. The server has 12GB of ram and during the night, always between 12PM and 6AM, the memory usage spikes to 100% with ...
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Office Closing - using Exchange 2003

My company is closing soon and there will only be a few users left on site. We use outlook 2003, and rather than the few users monitoring all the email addresses, if an email comes into anyones email ...
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IIS site advanced website identification host header list lost on reboot

I have several Windows 2003 boxes, each hosting 1-2 sites, all of which contrive to lose their list of host headers in... IIS -> Web Sites -> Site Properties -> Web Site -> Web Site identification -> ...
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VmWare image to HDD [closed]

!Hello, I am virtualizing a Windows 2003 Server in VMWare Server 2.0.2. My goal is to take the virtualized HDD and make it a physical one so that i can boot a real server from it and run it outside of ...
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Windows Server - check remote access

I have to check account access to about 700 servers with Windows Server 2003. We had access to all these servers, but over the years some of the servers changed owners and my group no longer have ...
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How to remove broken DC from 2003 domain (with complications)

I have never been to heavily involved with managing AD2003 domain controllers. Now I get a broken domain dumped in my lap. I need some advice how to proceed. Here is the story: Earlier today I ...
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Active Directory 2003 to 2008 migration renders domain unusable

We have a small domain at the office running on a 32bit windows server 2003 (server1.domain.local). We have purchased a new server with windows 2008 R2 64bit (server2.domain.local) and plan to make it ...
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How Can I Open and Print a Word Document Using a VBScript Called From the Web?

The university I work for allows students to register their bikes for indoor storage during the winter. This is done through a website. At the end of the process, a DYMO label printer connected to the ...
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Second email “domain” on Server 2003

Pulled over from super user, due to lack of response. Currently small company setup on a sbs server 2003. We are set up with our domain 'sample.ca' In this setup all email is handles by exchange and ...
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replica between dc failed

I have 2 dc windows 2003: one is the master and it is called dc, the other is called fs and it is not synchronized with the master. On the fs server I stopped the service netlogon because I have had ...
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Server suddenly stops processing tasks and becomes unusable

At my place of work, we have 4x Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers, and lately one of them has been very crash prone. Upon investigation, I can see that for some reason it just stops processing ...
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Replacing 2003 r2 server with 2008r2. Slow client access after disconnecting 2003.

After performing the following steps, network access slows down significantly when finally removing the 2003 Server: I added a new 2008 R2 server to an existing network with a single 2003 Server (AD ...
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Sbs 2003 health monitor - EmbeddedStatusEvent

Masters, We use SBS 2003 Healt Monitor to trigger some alert when specified event occured on event log. In the HM we have to set the e-mail settings, if we would like to get e-mail notificaton from ...
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IIS 6.0 and .ihtml are blank

I have a problem with IIS 6.0 and .ihtml Sites. They are white. I think there are no data send, becauce firebug gets nothing. A other Web in the same IIS 6.0 works fine with .ihtml Sites. Do you need ...
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RDP Can't connect - Server 2008

I'm running two 2008 servers, both of them are Terminal Servers. I Will call them TS1 and TS2. TS1 is the licensing server. Both of them have RDP version 6.1.7600. I Can connect to TS1 from every ...
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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 ...