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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Sideband on HP ILO2 and initial in-OS setup possible?

Is it possible to configure sideband (ILO being physically accessed from one of the main NICs as opposed to the dedicated ILO NIC) for the ILO2? Also is it possible to configure the ILO2 initially ...
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What precautions should I take before demoting domain controllers?

I know how to demote a domain controller (done it before) but I need to do it for two physical old DCs on a much more 'important' and strictly controlled domain than that which I previously did it ...
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Active Directory user names: why does the canonical name vary? Can I do something to make them uniform?

I am a self-taught administrator of a work Active Directory network used for Windows logins on ~30 PCs. I inherited the system from someone else who also didn't have any direct Microsoft training and ...
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User folder not showing up in Windows Explorer

I have a user that logs into the domain receiving an error message regarding their "my documents" folder being inaccessible. Browsing the D:\Users directory using Windows Explorer on the server, the ...
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IIS 6 Multiple Sites, Always Redirecting to Default Site

this is my first time working with IIS so bear with me here. I set up IIS 6 on a Windows Server 2003 installation on an old PowerEdge 600sc to play around with. I'm trying to link multiple domains ...
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Join Windows 2003 R2 guest to Windows 2012 R2 domain controller

I'm trying to join a Windows Server 2003 R2 guest to a domain with a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain controller server. I get the error "The following error occured attempting to join the domain ...
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Nonexistent service gets a start control?

I've got a pair of servers that both log an event "The cpuz135 service was successfully sent a start control." but cpu-z isn't installed on either machine. I can't find the service listed in Windows' ...
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Move DHCP Scopes to existing DHCP Server

We have a remote Domain Controller that is running Server 03'. I'm wanting to retire this box and move to the 03' box that we have locally. I was looking at this guide, but wanted to ensure that it ...
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IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003 setup for Integrated Windows Authentication but no direct access for users to the shared folders

I am attempting to set up an IIS 6.0 application running on Windows Server 2003 to use impersonation. Can anyone provide me with details of how this can be set up to work in conjunction with Windows ...
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What could be the cause for outbound TCP/IP traffic beeing blocked while ICMP is still working?

On a Windows Server 2003 there is a strange issue. Every 6 hours the server don't accept outbound TCP/IP traffic while inbound traffic working fine. If the problem occurs I can connect with RDP to ...
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How should I remove users from Administrators group without Active Directory?

Context: I am a new junior sysadmin and I have inherited a small office workgroup of about 12 windows machines, production and backup fileservers, and a sql server. All user accounts on the ...
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DFS Root/Active Directory Errors

I'm running into some issues, and I can't find conclusive information about what causes the errors I'm seeing. This is a single server, running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise. It runs DNS (although ...
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How to find which user ran the Windows Update in Windows 2003 server

Recently a Windows Update was done on one of our Windows 2003 production servers and we don't know which user ran the update. Is possible to identify who ran the update in event viewer or somewhere ...
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Move an online domain to local computer

If I move a server to local machine, how can I access the website it's serving in my local network? Right now if you go to the website's link, domain name will point to our server but what is we ...
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Find record of unauthorized domain logon on 2003 domain controller

My manager wants to know who has logged in as him from his PC or any other PC and sent an email. The DC is a Windows 2003 server and the workstation is Windows 7. Is there there any utility that can ...
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Can connect to share on windows server, but access is denied

I can connect to a share on a 2k3 server, but I get an access denied error when I try to open the share. What I have done so far: Created a new group in AD Granted the group full access to the ...
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Exchange server stopping

3 times in the last week I've arrived in the office to find our email not working. When I log on to the Exchange 2003 server, there is a yellow warning icon in the system tray notifying me of low ...
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Can Windows Server 2003 DHCP Server assign multiple IP Addresses to a single host?

I have Windows 2003 Server handling DHCP for our network. We use reservations to assign some hosts IP addresses. Is it possible for the server to assign a single host two IP addresses in different ...
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Windows Server 2003 FTP Last Modified Date

I'm working on a client for a Windows Server 2003 Ftp. When looking at the Last Modified Date I see the time is "rounded" to minutes (seconds are always zero), can anyone confirm this behavior ?
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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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Downside to high MaxCmds?

We recently moved a web site from an old windows 2003 machine to a windows 2008 machine. This web site loaded content over a network share into the web site (TBH this is a rubbish idea that we plan to ...
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Why does second domain controller not display [closed]

We have 2 domain controllers DC1 and DC2, both sharing the same AD database The "Active directory users and computer" console of both DC1 and DC2 display DC1 only, under "Domain Controllers". what ...
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Inheritable NTFS permissions and preventing user folder access Windows Server 2003/2008

A little bit of background: We currently use Windows Server 2003 and AD to control users and their data(we are looking at updating to Server 2008 R2 at some point in the medium future, but not ...
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Query in dsrm command

I need to remove 1000 computers from AD. I tried the script below, but it's not working. When I used dsmod to disable computers, in the same script, it works. @echo off set ...
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IBM x346 Post Beeps 3-3-2

My x346 server beeps upon powering. 3 - 3 - 2 which the manual says "Critical SMBUS error occurred". Also, the LED display on the motherboard displays 29. Can anyone assist me in getting this ...
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Can I have a machine in a DNS subdomain, but Active Directory main domain?

I've just started virtualising some Linux servers, and want them to have DNS names like this: name.vm.company.internal Our DNS is hosted on Windows 2003 Active Directory, so most machines are ...
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How to find which server is sending files to my shared folder

I have a server where is shared folder e.g. shared_folder. Another server in the same domain is sending files into this folder (it is probably a scheduled task) unknown_server -> copy files -> ...
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Active Directory Integrated DNS Domain Controller

In one forest, I have a Windows 2003 AD Integrated DNS as my primary DC. I then configured an additional DC on the same forest with it being AD Integrated DNS as well. My thinking is that on my ...
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Renaming administrator name in Windows Server 2003

I know some folks out there recommend not to rename the built-in administrator in Windows Server 2003. Instead, create another admin account with the same privileges and disable the built-in ...
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Assigning static ports in windows

I am having an issue with a port needed by an application sometimes being taken by another application, I have added the following to the registry assuming this will exclude the port from the ...
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Restart Schedule - 400+ windows server

I have been using scheduled tasks to reboot a small amount of windows 2003 servers, I'd like to start rebooting the rest (400) every three months. Whats the most efficient way to implement this on ...
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How to get all network pc hardware details? [closed]

We have a Domain in our company (win xp and 7). We need to get all hardware information (RAM, CPU, HD, ...) and IP of all systems centrally. Is there any software available to do so?
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High CPU load caused by slow disks?

We are running a online application on a 3-year old server (quadcore Xeon, 4GB RAM, SAN-disks). The server hosts besides the web application a SQL-, FTP-, SFTP, SMTP, and POP-services. Over the years ...
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GPO Replication SysVol Inaccessible on Windows Server 2003

In our current AD setup, we have the following Domain Controllers: DC1: Server 2012 R2, Operations Master (All roles) DC2: Server 2012 R2 Mailserver1: Server 2003, Also hosts Exchange 2007 The ...
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retrieve software RAID information using WMI [duplicate]

I need to get software RAID configuration info from a remote windows server (2003, 2008, 2012) on a local linux system. I have searched and searched, but have been unsuccessful at finding a solution, ...
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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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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 ...