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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...
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Error code 10054, in my app event log

I am recieving an error in my application event log of a server as shown below: The agent was unable to send data to the MOM Server at (server.domain). The error code is 10054, An existing ...
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fsutil does not give me any output

I have an exchange 2007 server (win2003) over a vmware cluster. I want see the blocksize of some disks. But looks that fsutil does not work properly because it does not give me any output. ...
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Feature 'SpellingFiles_ESN' does not exist

I'm getting lots of MsiInstaller warnings posted in my event logs for the following error - Detection of product '{00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}', feature 'SpellingFiles_ESN', component ...
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Server 2003 Printer Mystery. Printing to nonexsistant printer over RDP

We use an all in one inventory/order/invoicing system to manage our business. The actual program and database is ran off of a server running 2003. Each desktop has client software that connects to the ...
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How to find cause of IIS Timer_MinBytesPerSecond error?

I have a ASP.NET 2.0 web application running on IIS 6 on a Win Server 2003 server. A commercial device running the Konqueror browser is communicating with the application and randoming timing out ...
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Server 2003 Cluster / Basic Assistance (Exchange 2003)

ServerFault team, I'm in need of moving an Exchange 2003 Information Store that's part of a Server 2003 cluster. Please forgive me, that I'm not where I need to be with this. The information store ...
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Performing an restore from NTbackup on Windows 2012?

I'm trying to restore some files backed up using NTBackup from a Windows 2003 server onto a Windows 2012 server. I have downloaded the Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility for W2008 but when trying to ...
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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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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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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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DNS SERVFAIL and NXDOMAIN on specific hostname

I have two DNS servers in my domain, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008, but recently both are failing to route users to www.cdw.com. I have had no other complaints with any other websites, but when trying ...
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Terminal Server Licensing Failing to Connect

I have a server that is not connecting to the terminal server licensing server. The licensing server happens to be the same server. This just started happening within the last week. I have not made ...
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Windows Server 2003 Task Scheduler Fails to Kill Task Unless I'm Logged in

I am having problems with a process started by a Windows task that is not being killed properly after it has run for a pre-determined amount of time even though the Windows task is created to kill the ...
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High disk usage in CSRSS.EXE

I recently started working on the server for a certain software (Tango). The users complained that it recently became extremely low, so I used an application (ProcessHacker) to see the resource usage ...
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My Documents folder not being redirected via Folder Redirection Group Policy

I have Folder Redirection applied for My Documents to users that log on to Windows 8 machines. The GPO is set and applied using a Windows Server 2003 machine. The My Music, My Pictures and My Videos ...
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Apache 2.4.3 on Windows Server 2003 : HTTP OK, but connection reset on HTTPS

Uniform Server - 8-Coral on Windows 2003 Server. Apache/2.4.3 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.0.1c PHP/5.4.9 When I start the Apache service everything works fine. Both HTTP and HTTPS respond. After a while, ...
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Access denied when attempting login to servers with Domain Users via RDP

I have a VM server, with VSphere, I have 2 windows server 2003 VMs: A server holds the DNS, DC and AD roles. IIS holding a web platform that allows Domain Admins to create new Domain Users (which are ...
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w32time on win 2003 not syncing

We have a Windows 2003 file server with a Windows 2008 R2 DC. For a while this has been working fine, but now the time on the file server is drifting and not synching any more. The file server is a ...
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RPC over HTTP on Exchange 2003 - Server Unavailable Error

OK, I've been working on this for two days, there's a ton of documentation and I've read everything I can find however I cannot get past this problem. I want to migrate off this 2003 server to ...
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Windows 2003: Service executable locked after service has been deleted

When deleting a service on Windows Server 2003 (with SP2) the executable is still locked by Windows until a reboot. Even on older Windows systems (tested with xp) the executable is not locked after a ...
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Win2003 logs off a disconnected session

We have a need to have a semi-permanent terminal session open. I have configured group policy to never log off any session, even if it's disconnected. It is still logging off, though. I have ...
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Why do all my 'Forwarders' tabs only list the domain's domain controllers?

I have recently created two new domain controllers in my network, running Windows Server 2008R2. There were two domain controllers already on the network (Windows Server 2003) In the new domain ...
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Can not ping Windows 7 client from Windows 2003 server

I am having problems in my network: we have an AD controller, windows 2003 server, and clients are Windows XP and Windows 7. I can ping from the server to the XP clients and from the Windows 7 ...
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Cannot Connect to Windows Server Using a Particular IP

We have a Windows server 2008 running as web server. The Server has two IP's (A and B) added to it. We were able to use both the IP's for remote desktop connections and FTP connections. Strangely we ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Block outgoing traffic of program

I need to run a program on Windows Server 2003. I need all in AND out traffic to AND from this program to be blocked, EXCEPT if the origin/destination is 127.0.0.1. I have to only block this one ...
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Win2003 getting system error 1003 and reboots daily?

My Windows Server 2003 reboots itself and I can see an Error 1003 in the eventlog later. It occures daily always at the same time. Can you help me figure out what's the problem? I don't want to shut ...
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Trouble with IIS Fileshare access from machine on one domain across vpn to machine on another domain

We have two machines, Server A and Server B. Server A is on a domain and hosts a web page that our employees use to access some basic information (no sign on needed, open to all employees). Server A ...
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IIS6 Not Serving PNG

Have a website being served by IIS6 that gives a 404 File Not Found error any time one of the new sets of images (all PNG) is requested. The MIME type is defined and permissions on the files are the ...
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Windows DHCP server not sending all options

I'm facing a strange problem with Windows Server 2003 and its DHCP server. Here is my scope and its related options. However when I look at the traffic using Wireshark, here is what the server is ...
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Windows Server 2003 SP2 shutdowns suddenly failing/needing hard reset

The last two times I've reset this server, once via remote desktop and once via the Windows Update nag window (also over TS), according to the event log the shutdown has proceeded normally (up to the ...
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Lookup of objectsid slow in ACL view

We have a performance problem in with active directory 2003: reverse lookup of object sids, particularly in ACLs and quotas, is very slow. Looking up user names in a long quota list may well take ...
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Server 2003 folder permissions not inheriting correctly

I've got a folder that only certain users can access, everything worked fine until today (could have been wrong before today but today is the 1st I've heard of a problem). When I check the folders ...
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Windows clients XP and 2000 “Log spooler information events” through GPO

I have some clients (XP and 2000) on which I would like to enable printing of documents on local printers. Therefor I need to enable "Log spooler information events" on the Advanced Tab of the Print ...
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One of five services sharing an account gets logon failure

We had a recent servercrash due to power failure. Five servers went down instantly (no soft shutdown). After getting the power back, we restarted them and everything works well except that now the ...
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Time on a few 2003 servers constantly fall out of sync with PDC

I'm currently trying to shore up the server time across my entire AD domain. The domain has one PDC which hosts all of the FSMO roles and three off-site "backup" DCs (which all get their time from PDC ...
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IE does not do 302 Redirects, it works in Chrome

We just change a URL to include a "_" in the middle of the URL. After the change was made, IE does not do 302 Redirects and keeps it in a loop. The page works perfectly in Chrome. What could be issue ...