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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What is the IIS WAMREG admin component?

Question is in the title. Has something to do with Sharepoint, but a little bit of searching on my part didn't turn up a good answer.
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Why does dig +trace sometimes fail against Windows Server DNS?

My team has a server pointing at the DNS supplied by Active Directory to ensure that it is able to reach any hosts managed by the domain. Unfortunately, my team also needs to run dig +trace frequently ...
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Installing IIS on windows 2003 without the windows CD

Ihave a server that I need to install IIS on - however I don't have the windows 2003 CD available. It prompts me to insert the CD labeled "Service Pack 2 CD-ROM" - I've downloaded the service pack ...
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Exchange 2007 Cipher Suite Order

I'm experiencing issues receiving TLS encrypted e-mail from a specific domain. We entered into an agreement to use a 256-bit cipher and apparently our Exchange 2007 server on Windows Server 2003 ...
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Windows Server 2003 — deleting millions of files in a folder?

I have a runaway process or infestation that is creating files. It has created over 20 M files in one folder. Is there any way to delete this folder regardless of the number of files in it. The ...
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SNTP, why do you mock me?

--- SOLVED SEE EDIT 5 --- My w2k3 pdc is configured as an authoritative time server. Other servers on the domain are able to sync with it if I manually specify it in the peer list. By if I try to ...
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Demote 2003 DC from within Directory Services Restore Mode

We've had a child DC fail on us, and can't get into Windows on it as Directory Services is failing. A restore of the backed-up active directory hasn't worked due to a corruption, and so we've decided ...
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Disabling strong private key encryption on a personal certificate

I am attempting to import a certificate into my current user's personal certificate store, since my server is required to sign certain requests it makes and the suggested instructions were to do this. ...
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How to diagnose why an update cannot be installed on Windows Server 2003?

On one specific server sometimes I get an error message when I'm trying to install security updates. The message is showed immediately after trying to install them. Where can I find the log files ...
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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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Manage a Windows 2003 Active Directory Domain with PowerShell?

Can you manage a Windows 2003 functional level domain with the Active Directory PowerShell modules? The modules were introduced with Server 2008 R2, so they don't work on Server 2003, but I have read ...
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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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Can't Remote Desktop to server after rebooting via Remote Desktop

When I reboot a Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 server via a Remote Desktop connection, the server comes back up and will not accept any RDP connections: the RDP client errors out with "Connection ...
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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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What causes winsock 10055 errors? How should I troubleshoot?

I'm investigating some issues with winsock 10055 errors on a chain of custom applications (some of which we control, some not) and was hoping to get some advice on techniques to troubleshoot the ...
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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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Enabling SHA2 Certificate Support on Windows Server 2003

A little background information first. I have an SSIS package that runs inside a Windows Server 2003 SP2 32 bit environment. The package recently started failing with the following error during a ...
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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 ...