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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Emails Delayed for hours at server

I manage a network where we utilize Gmail as our email provider and Bluehost as our domain host. Recently we have been experiencing an issue where a few emails are delayed for several hours. After ...
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Group policies not being applied

I have 3 Group Policies set, and I wish to apply them as follows - Default Domain Policy - Every logon RDP File - Only when logging on to a machine in the dynedrewett.com\DD\Workstations\ OU Folder ...
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DELL PROLIANT SERVER -INSTALLING WITHOUT CD DRIVE

I have a dell proliant server 2500 which has NO CD or DVD drives and no connectors on the motherboard. I want to install operating system and when i check BIOS, boot options, there is only Hard disk ...
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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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File Access Info and How to Password protect a folder

One of our HR girls put a file in an open directory that everyone could see. We know an employee or employees looked at this info and stole some of the info. Is there away to see what users accessed a ...
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Windows Server 2003 - AT command for repeating a scheduled Task

Is it possible to use the AT command to create a scheduled task that repeats every X minutes? I can use AT to make one that repeats daily/weekly/monthly, but haven't seen a minute/hourly repeat. I can ...
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WS2003 network drive gets deactivated after restart

windows server 2003 OS runs sql backups regularly and periodically i have to restart once in a while. when the restart takes place the network drive(H) becomes deactivated which i do not understand ...
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connect to windows server 2003 from redhat linux client through ssh

I want to connect windows server 2003 remotely from red hat Linux client. I know that Linux has SSH but windows doesn't have. So is there any way.
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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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Windows: Have a new user to utilize another user profile

This is a bit tricky and hope you can help me. I'm migrating from an old domain to a new one lots of Windows Servers, now I'm in a point where some years ago somebody set up two VMs (Win 2k3) to run a ...
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How do I stop users folder redirection

I am setting up a new Windows Server 2003 machine, and with it I've set up a new Group Policy that includes Folder Redirection. I accidentally linked this new GP to the wrong OU, and Folder ...
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Is there any way to get list of online users in network?

we've a domain based wired network, I want to know how many users are online or when they used their computer, Is there any way to figure it out? PS : our clients are windows XP and our server is ...
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Truobles with Windows Update Domain Policy on Windows Server 2003

I got a problem with Windows Update Domain Policy. The Domain Policy is configured with automatic automatic download of updates, but dont installation (Option 3). Everytime i check the policy and ...
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Windows 2003 AD Certificate services failed on primary DC?

Cert services show error: Event ID: 5 Description: Certificate Services could not find required registry information. The Certificate Services may need to be reinstalled. I have manualy removed CA ...
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Make programs and profiles use D:\ by default

I've just had to set up an install of Windows Server 2003 (SP2) as a Terminal Server (due to compatibility issues with a program we use), and I'm looking to make some changes. By default, all ...
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Partitioning is taking a long time. How to I get to my data in the meantime?

On Windows Server 2003, we started a job to shrink a an overly large partition. This shrinking is already taking 9 hours (no errors thrown), but now it is in the middle of our peak traffic time in the ...
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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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Network monitor 3.4 issue

I am getting the following error message when I try to run network monitor on a windows 2003 DNS server I am trying to decommission. C:\>Nmcap.exe /network * /capture KerberosV5 || TCP.port==389 ...
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Command line adding a printer with duplex and fax enabled

We have an OCE Imagistics cm2520 unit, a big copier that does fax and duplex printing. Currently I'm trying to have our XP workstations print without using a Windows print server, but just using the ...
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I have a list of netbios names and want to find the IP addresses

DNS is spotty in the network, but netBIOS in enabled on most machines. I have a dozen netBIOS names for Windows servers somewhere in the network. It is impossible to just go to all machines, log in ...
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100% CPU usage by W3wp.exe on 2003 & IIS 6

Recently, our server started to suffer from increased CPU utilizaiton by w3wp.exe. I ran log parser and found two users with over 1000 hits and another 5 with over 700 hits. I assume that's why the ...
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OS upgrade before or after P2V migration

We are in the phase of initiating P2V migration of old hardware servers with possible OS upgrade in order to free some space in DC and reduce energy consumption. Some of the servers will be merely ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 - Who has shutdown this server?

I'm hoping somebody can help me out here. I have a server that has been shutdown on 3 separate occassions but I cannot definitively determine who. I'm hoping somebody can help me figure out the ...
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High Interrupts and DPC in Windows after reboot

We have seen this several times in Win 2003 R2 32bit, XenApp 4.5 server where we have to reboot them to get rid of the problem. Sometimes more than once. We've had this issue on both smaller virtual ...
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allowing only access to TFS to external

Recently I've found the need for allowing access to external people to my TFS server, but I have to be sure that they can't access others servers. This is what I've tried so far: Created a security ...
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SQL 2008 Failure after compressing HDD

I've absent-mindedly let Windows Server 2003 compress a HDD to try and save some space. That same drive contains an instance of SQL Server 2008. Since compressing, all the Databases have taken ...
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RAID 5 Array A00-01 is “optimal” but not showing when I boot from my RAID 1 Array A00-00 OS

This server was originally setup with RAID 1 mirrored drives for the C:\ primary partition where the Operating System was installed. And a RAID 5 array with 3 drives for the data partitions. The C: ...
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run sfc /scannow as administrator, but I am administrator

On my windows 2003 I have to run sfc /scannow as admin. I have tried to run it as local administrator and domain administrator, but it says I need of administrator privilege ???? I have tried runas ...
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LDAP over SSL Unsuccessful on 2003 DC, Working on 2008 R2 DC in Same Domain

I have a publicly signed UCC for LDAP over SSL in a test domain. It contains the Server Authentication OID Extension and works fine on a 2008 R2 DC in the same domain. The CSR was generated on the ...
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WARNING: LoadLibrary failed for srclient.dll with hr:8007007e

I have the following error message on my windows 2003 server x86: WARNING: LoadLibrary failed for srclient.dll with hr:8007007e in the windowsupdate.log while I am trying to install the WSUS sp2. I ...
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Using Powershell to Create Exchange Contacts from a .CSV file

What I would like to do is use a Powershell script to create Contacts within a certain folder in Active Directory from a .csv file. This script should allow me to create the first part of an email ...
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Win 2003 Shared Folder

We have shared one folder on win2003 server and allowed everyone to access it but only 8-9 users are allowed to map drive the shared folder. The next is connected once I disconnect the one of the ...
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DNS Zone Transfer to secondary - not authoritative

I Current have a small windows 2008 AD Domain, as well as 2 completely different forests and subnets. Each with its own unique domain running windows 2003 domains. All subnets are properly routed via ...
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Unable to install Office 2007 on Windows 2003 Terminal Server

I have two Windows 2003 Terminal Servers (and another 2003 TS Server that controls it all) that a couple users connect to from a remote office. They have Office 2003 Enterprise installed. I'm ...
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Is it recommended to log off from Windows when finished working on a server with RDP?

Is there any impact on the server performance in case I don't log off after having used Remote Desktop Connection?
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Server 2003 Windows 7 Folder redirection issue

I removed two windows XP machines yesterday and replaced them with Windows 7. I configured their desktop and documents to redirect to a share on Server 2003 R2. Share is \Server1\AdmDocs Yesterday ...
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User unable to change password - Active Directory Group Policy

I've seen this issue come up, but no answers seem to be applicable. When a user tries to change their password using control-alt-delete -> change password, they're getting a "Unable to update the ...
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Copying from a valid mapped network drive

I'm writing a batch file to copy files from a mapped network drive (Z:) to the local disk (C:). The issue is that sometimes the mapped network drive has taken the letter Z, sometimes Y, or any other ...
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Server 2003 DHCP Server with Low-Access user account

I'm trying to run the DHCP Server service under a low-permissions account (partly to reduce attack-vectors, and partly just for kicks), as it runs under LOCAL SYSTEM by default. I've successfully ...
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Adaptec raid 1 on ibm 206m

So I have an IBM xseries 206m. It was working fine and one day after a reboot I noticed something weird about the RAID. It has a RAID 1 configuration, after this reboot (windows updates), I saw two ...
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What is System Code Total Bytes

I am trying to use perfmon, and according to MSDN, the "System Code Total Bytes" counter ... Shows the size, in bytes, of pageable operating system code currently in virtual memory. It is a ...
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Safe recovery of a working RAID Array after OS drive failed

I'm working with a server that recently had two drives fail. Windows Server 2003 - Standard Array 0 (bootable) - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped set. Array 1 - two 35GB U320 drives in a striped ...
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Problems logging in to an old machine - Possible DC change

I have here a PC running Windows Server 2003 that has been in storage for some time, and I cannot log in with my domain account and nobody knows a password for a local account any more. The domain ...
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Fixing permissions issues with SMB service

A vulnerability scan of our network has turned up this response: "On this site, there is a problem with IIS. The SMB service has insecure permissions for Everyone: IIS Admin Service (IISADMIN) : DC, ...
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WIN2003 DNS/WINS Decommission

I've been tasked with the decommission of two DNS/Wins servers in on our old site (site02). I am evaluating the servers currently from site01. The office where these servers live is moving to another ...
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Reasons to Replace Exchange Server

A little background info first. The company I work for is being put under pressure by their IT consultancy contractors to replace their current dedicated Exchange server. The machine is working ...
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LACP or some type of round robin concept

I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to utilize redundant connections on several of our Windows based servers. We're running a large cluster of powerEdge 750s which come with dual gigabit ...
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NTBackup fails, claims hardware failure or permission issue, but all hardware replaced

We have a server running incremental backups four times a week, and full backups once a week. It has been reporting hardware errors, intermittently but more frequently as of late: Error: The device ...
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Windows 2008 Server Manager cannot connect to Windows 2003 machine

I'm trying to connect to Windows 2003 Server SP1 machine from Windows 2008 Server machine with Server Manager and getting following error: [Window Title] Server Manager [Main Instruction] Server ...
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Remote Desktop locks user account on Password Change

We maintain a Terminal Server on our network for our remote office and occasional third party vendors to connect in to. Our windows network active directory has the standard windows password ...