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 not move permissions on fileserver file move

I have a problem with a NetApp file server with Windows XP clients. The files are on a single SAN drive. The users regularly move files from \\storage\share to their personal folder at e.g. ...
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Installing IIS on Win Server 2003 without the installation CD?

Title says most of it. I have a VM running windows server 2k3. When I set it up, I didn't install IIS. Now I need it, and the installation ISO I installed from is on another machine that I don't ...
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How can I remove my users from local admin rights with a GPO?

I have active directory 2003 and windows xp running on clients so I don't want any of my users to have any admin rights on their PCs and I have already gave them local admin rights So Without to go to ...
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PCI Compliance: File Integrity Checkers [closed]

We're looking for a file integrity checker for our windows server environment. Anyone have any good suggestions?
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Windows Server 2008 - IIS 7 - ASP.NET - Does my web server go to sleep? How do I keep it awake?

It seems that my asp.net sites on my web server are very slow to load if they have not been accessed in a while. Does the ASP.NET processor go into suspend or sleep mode if it has gone unused for a ...
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Low disk space email alert

Very simply I am trying to trigger an email alert from a Windows 2003 server to tell me when the disk space is low. Has anyone had experience with setting this up? Thank you.
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Can't access some clients using w32tm /stripchart - error: 0x800705B4

I'm trying to track down a time synchronisation problem. I've got a DC in a remote branch. w32tm /dumpreg /subkey:Parameters reveals Type = NT5DS and the Type means its sync'ing with the domain, I ...
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Automated bare-metal recovery practices for small network

I have several machines which are on a small network with one DC and 3 to 5 workstations on the network at any given time. These are all setup with DNS and AD on the same server. I want the ability ...
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AD Custom Attribute with unique value

I have custom AD attribute added to my AD schema. Attribute's syntax is Unicode String. It is added to user class and the purpose of it is to store user ID of corporate ERP system. Problem is, that I ...
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How to access shared locations between two Amazon EC2 instances

I have two Amazon EC2 Instances running Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0. Both the instances are created in the same region and have the same Security Group. I enables icmp for all ports and connection ...
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Identify HP Array Logical Drive From Windows

Probably something simple, but I'm trying to identify which logical drive in my HP Server's Array relates to a particular disk presented in Windows Server 2003. So I have a Proliant DL580 G5 server ...
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IIS6: How to troubleshoot a 404 error in an ASP.NET application?

I have an ASP.NET application on a Windows Server 2003/IIS6 that refuses to run for some reason (it's the Xerox Centre, if that info helps). It has been working flawlessly before though on this ...
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Is it possible to connect a DOS pc to a windows 2003 domain

We are in the process of upgrading our domain from windows 2000 to windows 2003. We have a few old DOS machines that need to be able to access a share on a server on the domain. We are using MS Lan ...
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Delegating account unlock rights in AD

I'm trying to delegate the rights to unlock user accounts in our Active Directory domain. This should be easy, and I've done it before... but every time the user tries to unlock an account (using the ...
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Windows GPO default mapped drives

Is there a way, using Windows GPO, to set up a list of "default" mapped drives that can be applied to a group of users? I runs small network and would like to make sure that certain groups of users ...
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Why is GPO Tool reporting a GPO version mismatch when the GPO version #'s do match?

Any ideas why the group policy diagnostic utility GPOTool would report a GPO version mismatch between two domain controllers if the version numbers are a match? Policy {GUID} Error: Version mismatch ...
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Delegate log off privilege?

Is it possible to delegate the right to log other users off? I'd like to give users the ability to log another user off of a computer, but I'm not willing to make everyone administrators to do so. We ...
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windows 2003 DNS server and DNS SEC

i have almost out-of-the-box windows 2003 server which is also domain name server for some users. should i be worried of 5th of may's deployment of dnssec on root name servers ? i have already run: ...
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6TO4 Windows 2003 DNS

This is puzzling me a bit. We are running server 2003 DNS/DHCP and normally we disable IPV6 on the client end. But I have just noticed with windows 7 and server 2008 R2 if I disable IPv6 then it ...
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GPO to remove “Highlight new programs”?

I need to disable the "highlight new programs" feature in Windows start menu via a GPO but can't find such a setting. Does such a thing even exist or is it achievable only through registry ...
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Getting a BSOD after upgrading to MOSS SP2

Recently we updated a SharePoint test server to MOSS SP2. After doing so, a series of errors appeared in the error log, along with a random blue screen of death. After the BSOD, the following screen ...
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How to determine domain controller used for authentication

I run several web sites using IIS on both Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. These web sites use windows authentication with only the NTLM option specified (no Kerberos). These servers are ...
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Terminal Services Admin only for specific users

Is there a way to allow a user access to tsadmin, but only to remote in on certain users? For example: The user is mgr of our billing department and has 3 team members in remote locations. I would ...
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Windows 2003 Terminal Server not responding after reboots

We have 5 Windows 2003 R2 SP2 Std x64 terminal servers that are set to reboot each night all within 45 mins of each other. Frequently at least one of them will not respond to RDP requests after ...
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NTBackup (on WS2k3) fails to backup remote server (WS2k8R2) with “ Error: is not a valid drive, or you do not have access.”

We run an NTBackup job on a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 with all updates (as of Q4-2011). It works well backing up two WS2k3 servers as well as the backup server itself. However, we have been unable ...
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How to prevent Domain Admins from being denied access to network folders?

As I understand it, if a user creates a folder they become the owner and can control NTFS permissions including removal of inherited permissions granted to Domain Admins. What is the best approach to ...
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How to add HP 64 bit printers for printers that use universal printer driver to server 2003

We have quite a few hp printers and I noticed now they all use the HP Universal printer driver which I added to the printer server (2003 serveR) but when someone on win7 64 bit tries to install the ...
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Disk fragmentation when dealing with many small files

On a daily basis we generate about 3.4 Million small jpeg files. We also delete about 3.4 Million 90 day old images. To date, we've dealt with this content by storing the images in a hierarchical ...
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MySQL InnoDB Corruption after power outage, possible to recover?

I recently started trying to get Redmine up and running after a power outage that seems to have corrupted our InnoDB database in MySQL. Redmine had an extensive set of documentation that I would like ...
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Tool to compare directory/files and permissions on Windows

Is there a tool or command which will compare two directory trees on separate computers and output a list of differences, including differences in permissions? I was looking at http://winmerge.org/ ...
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Windows 7 does not respect the prefered router order from DHCP

We have been using Microsoft's DHCP server on our domain for years with success. One of the options we are pushing to the client is the default gateway. In the Scope Options dialog it reads: 003 ...
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What is on your periodic system maintenance? (Windows)

I'm looking at creating a schedule and list of periodic maintenance for our Windows servers (2k3, 2k8). Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas of things that should be implemented. Bonus points for ...
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Setting up Redmine With the Bitnami stack installer on Windows Server 2003

I'm running into a problem with the Redmine Bitnami stack intaller on Windows Server 2003. Setting up my project, I'm trying to add a remote subversion repo to the project, but it's erroring out. A ...
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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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How to tell the Task Scheduler MMC to remember the column widths of the History?

Using the Task Scheduler MMC on a Windows Server 2008 R2, I'm facing something that is very annoying to me: The History window of a task does not remember the column widths, thus making it rather ...
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Unable to connect to the Logical Disk Manager service

I have a Windows 2003 R2 x64 Enterprise Edition server that is backed by a SAN that has a disk that I need to expand. The SAN management interface notes that this drive is sized at 110 GB. Windows ...
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How to email output of scheduled tasks?

On Unix systems, the scheduled task service will email any output that a scheduled task produces. If no output is produced, no email is sent. How can I do the same thing on Windows Server 2003 or ...
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AD: Roll out an MSI application at midnight

Using Windows Server's Active Directory and Group Policy, is there a way to roll out an MSI file at a scheduled time, like midnight?
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Windows Server Cluster & Strange Day Light Savings Time Behaviour

Over the weekend (Sunday March 27th) Daylight Savings Time kicked in here in Ireland and so all the servers (all win2k3 server) in our Production Environment updated their Times +1 Hour. However ...
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How to stop DW20.exe running on Win 2003 Server

Periodically my ASP.NET application crashes (usually because memory consumption exceeds maximum allowed by application pool) and DW20.exe starts up. This is a big problem because it uses huge amounts ...
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Are there any issues switching a user from a roaming profile to a local profile?

We have a Windows Server 2003 environment with XP Professional laptops. If I switch a user from a roaming profile to a local profile in active directory, by clearing the profile path, will this cause ...
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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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Dynamic ARP Entries turning into Static ARP entries

I recently acquired a client that has a strange ARP caching issue on one of thier servers. I have a server that will eventually start turning it's dynamic ARP entries into static ARP entries. This ...
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Cache updates when migrating DNS from one provider to another

This may be a Windows DNS specific question or a general DNS best practice question - I'm not sure! We migrated our 3rd party DNS provision from provider A to provider B. I noticed that our internal ...
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Windows Server 2003/Terminal Services - DLL Caching?

Does Windows Server 2003 cache specific DLLs on a per-user basis when in a terminal server environment? Back-Story: We recently had to update some DLLs for our application, and a couple clients are ...
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Windows Server 2003 IPSec Tunnel Connected, But Not Working (Possibly NAT/RRAS Related)

Configuration I have setup a "raw" IPSec tunnel between a Windows Server 2003 (SBS) machine and a Netgear FVG318 according to the instructions in Microsoft KB816514. The configuration is as follows ...
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Easiest way to send an Email from the command line, using windows 2003 R2

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server and I want to send an email from the command line. This server does not have the SMTP service configured. Is there a one liner that will let me send an email? My ...
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Windows - Release & Renew IP in one step?

Is a batch file the only way to release and renew an IP in one step? ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew I unfortunately have to admin some Windows servers using Remote Desktop. Obviously if I type ...
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Bigger File Server or SAN?

We currently have two 6 year old linux file servers (an HP DL320 and DL380) that are starting to be dogs. The DL320 just uses 10K IDE drives set up in RAID1, the 360 has 6 drives set up in RAID10. ...
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I have administrative rights on Windows Server 2003, so why am I denied access to a folder?

A recent attempt to upgrade a piece of software failed because it couldn't access a folder. I tried to take a look at the folder in Explorer and was told: D:\folder is not accessible. Access ...