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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IIS 6.0 reverting to NTLM authorization

This is related to my other question here. We have a .net 2.0 app hosted in IIS 6 on two different servers (the second server was setup to troubleshoot this issue) these servers are on two different ...
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Strange time-related behavior issue prevents user access to server resources before 7am

I need help. My networking experience is limited to adding PC's to the domain and unlocking User accounts when they've miss-entered their password too many times. Normally, we have everyone shutdown ...
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Delete files from Server 2003 network share

Our company has a shared network folder that employees can scan documents into via printer/scanners. The printer/scanner uses a network account to put the scanned document image into the shared ...
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console login & remote login are different for same terminal user on windows server 2003

We have installed terminal server on windows 2003 server. We answered "yes" to the "restrict to each user to one session" option in terminal server configuration. Now users are logging in on the ...
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Cross-Forest Trust

I am looking at testing a cross-domain trust we can have two domain controllers (with different forests and domain names) setup so we can move everyone onto the new domain. We do NOT run exchange on ...
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IIS6 - no internet connection

I'm still running an old Win 2003 Server and am experiencing problems with the internet connection. When loading a Website i'm getting an "Service unavailable" error, although the IIS is up and ...
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To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through terminal services

I am pretty sure that I have given a particular user to access a server, by adding her to RDP group of that server. But she can't access whereas other members of her team can access that machine. How ...
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Is The MaxUserPort Restriction In Windows Server Accumulative Across All Local IPs?

I have a Windows 2003 server with multiple IPv4 addresses assigned to it. Each single IP address doesn't use more than 2000 outbound sockets/connections. Collectively though across all IPs, this adds ...
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Windows 2008 / 2003 DC can not ping gateway or internet

Im doing some tests trying to setup a domain and i found a very weird behavior. Same thing on windows 2008 r2 and windows 2003 x64 r2. I am running on KVM over proxmox virtualized with virtio. After ...
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Netsh Command To Block All Traffic Except A Program And A Port?

I discovered that you can use the netsh commands to control the Windows firewall, I am reading all the possibilities but I didn't found yet what I am looking for. Is it possible to use netsh ...
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WMIPrvSe failing every morning

I am maintaining an environment with many Windows 2003 Server VMs. It has come to our attention that wmiprvse.exe keeps dying on majority of servers every morning (between 5-7 AM). As this is ...
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Default profile stored on \\ADserver\NETLOGON didn't applied

We are on the process to use Roaming profile for ou domain users, so I want to enable a default network profile for all users in our AD environnement. I try this: - Login as Administrator account - ...
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AWE memory configuration

I am configuring Oracle 9i to make use of AWE memory configuration on Windows 32-bit. I am facing error ORA-27102: out of memory OSD-00022: Message 22 not found; product=RDBMS; facility=SOSD ...
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Windows 2003 Cluster IP Conflict during failover. Possible Spilt Brain Syndrome?

I would like to ask if anyone had a case of IP Conflict on the Virtual Cluster IP Address resource occur ? It was observed that both Windows cluster nodes presented the Virtual IP address resource ...
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Why does PHP fail to open files (permission denied) under IIS with integrated Windows authentication?

I have a PHP script running under IIS for our intranet that is trying to open a file on another machine via a UNC path. I've enabled integrated Windows authentication so the $SERVER['AUTH_USER'] ...
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Cannot read tape with tar on Win2003

I have connected a HP 72GB USB tape drive to a VM Win2003 thru Esxi. Now I'm trying to read the tape with gtar (Windows version): C:\Program Files\GnuWin32\bin>tar -tvf \\.\Tape0 tar: No se puede ...
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Server 2003 Terminal Services Printers not redirecting, no sessions created.

Ok, odd scenario on a Windows Server 2003 Server Standard running as Terminal Server. Friday, installed 2 new Windows 7 machines to replace older XP machines. After adding these machines and their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...