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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Windows Scripting

How to pull the users list from AD with only one read permission account by using a script.? also I want to Create a script which allows in AD to create 10 OU's and 50 users in each OU. Please ...
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SQL Server Remote Query TCP Error

We are in the process of moving to a new hosting provider and after setting up a very simple database in SQL Server 2005, I noticed that if I wait more than 10 seconds or so between running queries ...
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Exchange Server 2003 random NDR's and DNS

We run an Exchange 2003 email server which also doubles as a SDC / DNS server. The PDC also serves DNS requests too. Every now and again an email will fail. Where the email is going to or coming from ...
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administration skills required on Windows operating systems from a SAN admin point of view

Can someone tell me the administration skills required on Windows operating systems(windows 2003) from a SAN admin point of view. Would really appreciate if some one can elaborate a little on this and ...
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OCS will not find SQL backend database, any suggestions?

I am currently trying to install OCS 2007 R2 on a domain of VM's, no matter what i try i cannot make the OCS install wizard find the SQL database. i have tried:- Check ports open (checked with ...
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Windows 2003 “Windows cannot display Windows firewall settings”

Our Windows Server 2003 SP2 has been hit by a hacker that installed a few services and other niceties and disabled our firewall. I've managed to clean up (the strange thing is that no detection ...
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Proper Setup for Internal and external network cards

Currently I have the following setup Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : workhorse Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : AVIAF.local Node Type . . . . . . ...
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Server 2008 print server down / access denied

I have two Server 2008 servers (both running as VMs in VMware). One is a Full Installation, and the other is a Server Core installation. I just installed Print Services on both of them. In Print ...
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IIS SMTP Server

I am trying to set up an SMTP server on a virtual private server. I have typically hosted applications with hosting companies in the past. I am using SMTP on a website to send mail but need to ...
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What are Apache's real service dependencies? (Failing to start on reboot but works fine after that.)

I've had varied luck with my Apache service starting successfully after a reboot in the past. Nowadays, I have several Apache services running, and on the last reboot (after a Windows Update) none of ...
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IIS6 + Umbraco: Service Unavailable

On our test box we're intermittently getting a blank page with "Service Unavailable" when trying to access one particular site that is built in Umbraco. Other sites are fine. We seem to get a few ...
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Web server connection to SQL Server: Response Packet [Malformed Packet]

I am seeing very, very sluggish performance between my web server (which handles HTTP web services connections) and a separate server running Microsoft SQL Server 2008. I have been capturing packet ...
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Problem connecting to remote network using demand-dial VPN interface with Windows Server 2003

I have a Windows 2003 server (SP2) that I'm trying to set up route traffic from my local network using a VPN My local network has the following components: Broadband router (192.168.0.1) Windows ...
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Problem accessing GP from Windows Server 2003

I got a problem with my DC configuration: most computers can access the GP just as they should, just one Windows Server 2003 R2 (SP2) is unable to read the policy information. I get the following ...
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server gets disconnected.router & switch lights starts flashing

i have windows 2003 server.with 15 client desktop's.licensed AV is installed on all the pc's including server.there are three desktop's in another branch using the SQL database from this server VIA ...
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Active Directory Support Folder Redirection AND Portable Home Directories?

Does anyone here know if Active Directory will support the use of both Windows Folder Redirection and Mac OS X's Portable Home Directories for synchronizing a user's files to a remote share? I want ...
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Same permission in two different groups — which takes precedent? Mysterious issues abound

Suppose User Bob is in Group A and Group B. Group A has write permission for Folder X but Group B has read only. What should bob we able to do Folder X? What does windows do in this case? Is this ...
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Domain Trust Issues

I have setup a new domain (called "b") which trusts our old domain (called "a"). This is a one way trust which allows users from "a" to login and authenticate to domain "b" with their domain "a" ...
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Can I import contacts from an Exchange 2003 EDB file for a single user?

We have recently had to reinstall a very unhappy Exchange 2003 server for a client, and whilst rebuilding their server we moved them onto a temporary one. During the course of all this, ExMerge was ...
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Windows 2003 network initialization

I have a vanilla Windows 2003 SP2 installation (using MS Media) installed on an HP DL380 G6 (using Broadcom nics). When I boot the machine unattached to a domain, there are no issues. As soon as I ...
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Windows Server and NSS volumes

Does anyone know if there is a way to mount an NSS volume (novell) on server 2003/2007? We obviously need it to maintain user rights and what not. Even a place to start looking (google has nothing ...
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Windows File Server, Alert for Large Amount of Data Creation by Any One User over Time

With a Windows Server 2003, can I get an alert if any one user creates a certain amount of data over a certain period of time? A quota policy seems like the implied long term solution, but this would ...
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Server disk space stats VS space on disk array

I'm just a lowly developer so don't really have much exposure to our virtual server infrastructure, so thought I would ask a question here. Our IT manager just told me to ignore the 'disk space free' ...
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RDP Connectivity to Windows Server 2003 Servers Intermittently Lost After Date Changes

Connectivity via RDP to our Microsoft Windows Server 2003 web and database servers unpredictably drops at varying points after we change the server dates. It usually occurs when we leave the server ...
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IIS and ISA Server 2006 on the same machine

I've got quite a hairy problem. I need to create a site-to-site VPN between a dedicated server (which hosts several websites) and a network (from a client) in order to use their webservices (and no, ...
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Windows Updates installation fails - has never happened before

I am running W2K3, have Windows auto update enabled and things have been running smoothly for a long time, but the last time I have OK'ed to install downloaded updates all of them have failed. Any ...
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How can I move a Windows 2003 install to a different logical drive on an HP Smart Array P400?

I have an HP DL380 with a Smart Array P400 (256MB version). Currently there is a 3 disk raid-5 array that Windows Server 2003 is installed on. I would like to move the (bootable) logical system drive ...
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Find Edit rights on GPO

All DCs : Windows 2003 SP2 DFL& FFL at Windows 2003 In our environment we have 500+ GPOs, I want to know which groups/users have been given rights to edit GPOs. and we need this list for each ...
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Remove add printer permissions

I want to remove the permission to add/remove printers on the computers of my domain to all users (except admins). Can I do this via the domain policy? Thanks.
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How to modify TTL of a DNS record in windows 2003?

I modified the TTL value for a particular Host Record of type A in the dns management --right click that record-->properties--> changed TTL vale. But when I called the DNSQuery() function to retieve ...
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Monitor network drops between Windows Server 2003 servers

This is probably a ridiculously simple question, but here goes... I'm troubleshooting an issue where an application (SQL Server Analysis Services) becomes unavailable for anywhere from 30 to 60 ...
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Saving files over VPN slow only on the file server

We have a single file server in a single domain on our network. However, when department heads and the CEO try to save files from word and excel over their VPN connection, they are very slow. It is ...
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Why is postgresql 8.4 randomly shutting down on the weekend?

I have a production 8.4 service and a dev 8.4 service. They have been running solidly, but the past two weekends, the production service has randomly stopped running, this week on Sunday, last week ...
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DNS Over VPN for non domain connected Devices

I have a VPN setup for admin users only. It is configured to forward DNS details on from the internal DNS servers (windows). When a computer that is on the domain logs on remotely through the VPN ...
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IUSR_MACHINE account does not have the permissions to allow anonymous login

I'm not sure how, but something happened with the IUSR account on my server. I host OWA and a personal site on the server, and one fateful day, I did something stupid (I'm sure; I don't recall what ...
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SQL Server connection issue

I am using VSTS 2008 + .Net 3.5 + C# + SQL Server 2008 Enterprise on Windows Server 2003. I am using the following connection string, and labtest1 is the local machine name and I connect from local ...
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Add a New Windows 2000 Server to a Windows 2003 Domain, Do I need ADPREP?

I've got a newish Windows 2003 DC and a very old Windows 2000 DC running together in Windows 2000 Native mode. I've got to pull the 2000 Server to repair it, so I want to add in a temporary 2000 ...
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Configuring Reporting Services SQL Server 2005 in a failover cluster Windows Server 2003

I have the following scenario: Two machines, say NODE1 and NODE2, have Windows Server 2003 installed in a failover cluster, say CLUSTER. On this cluster SQL Server 2005 was installed successfully, ...
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Server slow, lost connection to network printer

Server slow, lost connection to network printer and users who log off take 30 minutes before the login windows appears (installing some net agent?!?) I rebooted the windows 2003 Server and everything ...
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WordPress installation on Windows Server 2003 (IIS)

I am having horrible time setting up WordPress on a Windows Server 2003 machine. I've set up MySQL and created a database called wordress. Uname called WordPress with pwd WordPress as well. So in ...
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Changing DNS Name checking

using windows 2003 Server with DNS service brought me to the option of "name checking". Our current setting is "RFC only". This settings prohibits names with underscore at the beginning, which is ...
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software package disappeared in GPO after access rights change

in GPO, this item Computer > Software settings > Assigned applications > IE8_package was on Security tab set "Authenticated users" to "Deny". After that it disappeared from GPO, it is ...
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Where can one disable the start menu items for clients of an AD using GPMC?

I have a windows AD server setup with a few user groups, however I need to add a policy so that any user that log into the domain items or the entire start menu should be disabled. I can use Group ...
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Running Windows 2008 Server in Windows 2003 Cluster

we run a cluster using 2xWindows 2003 Server + 2x Windows 2003r2 Server. Now we want to add 2 Windows 2008(r2?) Server to the fail over cluster. Is that possible? Or is it required to use the same OS ...
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ethernet adapter breaks in vmware guest “windows 2003” from time to time

This is a windows server 2003 guest (the host is also winodws server 2003) using vmware 1.0.6. From time to time the guest looses it's ethernet adapter permamently. When I ping from inside the guest ...
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Is it possible to use GPO's to your advantage with RDP over HTTP?

I'll start out by saying that I am an extremely basic "n00b" to Servers. It was a miracle that I could even get some the things to work. Realize that this is a Server 2003 on my home network so ...
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Server 2003 DC & Server 2003 Terminal Server

I've setup a Server 2003 R2 as AD & DC. I created some test users on the dc. I also setup a Server 2003 R2 as a Terminal Server. I got licensing etc. working. What i cant get to work is that users ...
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AD Certification Authority not issuing new certificates

I have a Windows 2003 AD server with Certification Authority issuing certificates onto our network via a WAP. The Certification Authority has stopped doing this without any reason as far as I can see. ...
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Mark MSI to be installed on Windows Server 2003 as non administrator

Guys, girls, I'm a developer so forgive my naivete on system fronts, I've come for the guru's who know better than I on these issues. I am trying to be a corporate citizen and not run my services on ...
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Excessive Paging in Window Server 2003 64 bit

All, Thanks in advance for your help. I need to understand how to get a handle on what I consider is excessive paging on one of my servers. The server is a 16 processor 64-bit Windows Server 2003 - ...