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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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Looking for a solution to allow a regular app to run as a service

We have an application that needs to be running all the time, and automatically restart when the server reboots. Sounds like a great job for a Windows service! The only problem is that the company ...
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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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Share permissions when accessed locally via UNC

I have a w2k3 server (terminal server) and a domain user. If the user accesses "\\TS\Folder" from another computer, that user can read\write without any problem. If I login to "TS" as the user, they ...
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VNC Virtual Display Driver

I have a server remotely hosted without a monitor attached. It is running Windows Server 2003 x64, and I am remotely connecting to it via VNC. The biggest I can make the resolution is 640x480, are ...
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Windows Server 2003 TS versus 2008 R2 RDS?

I'm looking to implement a thin-client / TS (or RDS) solution in our main office and was wondering if anyone could comment on using Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS or Server 2003's TS's? Are there ...
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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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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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SSL stopped working on IIS6 after Windows Update

I have a Windows 2003 image with IIS6 installed that just installed a block of Windows Updates. This webserver was using port 443 and an SSL certificate properly up until this patch, and it will no ...
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Standby/Backup Exchange 2003 Server

(Yes, I know Exchange 2007 does replication but migrating is pretty expensive.) I'm looking to set up a backup Exchange 2003 server in my VM farm to help increase recoverability. Our email needs are ...
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remove user from the “all” mailing-list

I am running Windows Server 2003 with exchange 2003. Outlook provides an "all" mailing list option. So if you write "all" in the To:field, everybody at the office receives the e-mail. I need to make ...
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“System” process suddenly using CPU a lot

In win2k3sp2, I've never seen this before and have not installed anything recently, but seemingly out of nowhere, the System process (not the idle process) is taking a lot of CPU whenever anything ...
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Active Directory - DNS entries missing after installation

I've just installed active directory on a windows 2003 system, and installed DNS along with AD - but the DNS is missing a lot of important entries that mean the AD is not working. This is a new ...
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When do you really need an organizational unit in Active Directory?

I have to grant some permissions to a certain user in Windows Server 2003 Active Directory that will only be active on a certain collection of users. The initial thought was to just have an OU that ...
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mysql scheduled backup won't run on schedule

I'm running mysql on a server, and I've created a backup project. I've also set the schedule for the project to be 7:00 am every day, but it doesn't run on schedule (well, ever actually). I can ...
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Cloning Windows SBS 2003 to different machines (with different hardware configurations)

I'd like to save time and clone an existing Win 2k3 server to new hardware. Is this possible / advisable? Thanks
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DR - Server 2003 Std SP2 Restore AD to different hardware

What I'm trying to accomplish might be the best way to start this. I have to do a DR test. I'm given 2 days to rebuild AD, Fileserver and SQL from scratch from Dell/IBM hardware to HP Server DL380 ...
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check the “unblock” in file properties for a xml file

I have a firefox imacro script that downloads a xml file from a trusted source. When the file is downloaded we process the file using ssis. Unfortunately we can not do this unless the "unblock" button ...
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Windows login box greyed out

When I press ctrl-alt-del on a particular windows 2003 server, the Username and Password fields are greyed out, so I can't login. I'm logging in remotely using VNC if that makes any difference, but ...
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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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Win2003 DNS Add Alias

My Setup : Windows Server 2003 with Active Directory and DNS Role Problem : I have few computers at office which I have named according to some conventions eg OW01 etc. Users want to access this ...
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Moving Mac files to a share on Windows Server

I have an old Mac-server that our marketing department uses as a File-server for several Mac Clients. I want to get rid of it for several reasons: Our primary backup system does not support the Mac ...
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Why is linux faster than IIS for downloads?

I have a Verizon FIOS 50/20 internet setup. My servers are in a Tier III+ data center (pryme.net) in Ashburn, no limits on my rack, GiGe everything, etc. I can download a file from a linux box ...
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Centrally assigning DHCP “user class” to clients?

I'm using Windows Server 2003 along with MS's DHCP server. We're making some changes in our environment that we'd like to phase in - these changes will require a different default route, perhaps ...
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Windows user cannot connect via application, but can via Remote Desktop

I have an application (ASG-Zena) giving an 1385 error (Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer) when trying to run a batch job. I have checked on ...
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Access Denied 2003 server shared printer on Vista

Here's the facts. I have a Domain Controller running Windows 2003 Server R2 (Standard edition) with up to now only XP Client in a High School environment. I have an accounting system to manage how ...
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System path does not extend to all accounts?

In Control Panel->System->Advanced->Environment Variables, the PATH variable in the bottom part (the system, not just my profile) contains my perl path. Yet when I try to run system('perl ...') from ...
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Install Windows Server 2003 R2 components using VL media on 2003 RTM server installed with OEM installation

We have a server running Windows Server 2003 which was OEM pre-installed. We also have volume licence media for Server 2003 R2, is there any way to install the R2 components from disc 2 on this ...
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Windows Server 2003 SBS cannot download files

I have an extremely bizarre issue on one of SBS2003 servers, belonging to my client. Server cannot access some URLs. I can access simple sites, such as google, but every time I'm trying to go to ...
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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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Active Directory management tools for medium sized forest (less than 1000 users) [closed]

What are good AD management tools for AD forests with less than 1000 users and 3 domains across three locations? Specifically looking for: -Bulk users creation -Security groups management ...
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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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There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

I am the guy that was closest to the server :( and am actually a developer. I am getting this error, There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request, when a machine on the ...
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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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Clean up Active Directory [closed]

Does anybody know of any useful Tools for cleaning out Active Directory on a Server 2003 domain? I want to clean up old computers, etc, and prefer a free tool. I have a lot of devices that I know ...
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Drive fails to automatically assign a letter

I have 2 identical SATA-2 drives I use for backup purposes. Basically I have got e-Sata/USB2.0 cradle and 2 drives. When I need to do a peform a backup I "on" the drive cradle, do a backup, when ...
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I can't find Terminal Services Manager

I am obviously stupid... because I'm logged into this Windows 2003 Server box as administrator, yet when I go under Administrative Tools, I can't find "Terminal Services Manager". Terminal Services ...
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Importing SSL certificates on Win2k3 / IIS 6.0

As part of a large site migration, I need to copy over numerous (about 50) SSL certificates for different sites. I have tried to export them on the current server and then import them on the new ...
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How restrict internet use by AD group - ISA Server alternatives

I help out at an after school project and we are trying to ban a certain group from youtube.com. They are (or can be) in a specific Active Directory group and we are running Windows Server 2003. ISA ...
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Group Policy Exemptions using filters

I have set a policy to enforce screensaver with a lockout after 7 minutes prompting for password. I have found that there are a few machines as exemptions. I have made another policy to disable the ...
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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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Force outlook to refresh/update calender more often?

I work as a sys-admin at a lawyer office. They have a lot of meetings and their schedule is very important to them. Outlook 2007 does a fine job. The server is Windows Server 2003 running Exchange ...
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C:\Windows folder is consuming lot of mysterious space

What I have? I have installed Windows Server 2003 with following details: OS installed in: C drive Space allocated to C drive: 50GB RAM: 4GB Important space consuming software installed: Visual ...
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Can ping websites but unable to view them

Windows Server 2003 32-bit. We have moved the server from one office to another, with a new external IP address. The firewall/router is fine as we can connect a laptop to it with a static IP address ...
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Ultra VNC server maxes out server CPU

We run Ultra VNC on our roomful of Windows 2003 servers. On two servers, if you connect, and open Task manager>Performance, you see the CPU maxes out at like 98% (these are fairly new 4 core boxes) ...
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How do I get Windows Server 2003 DHCP to hand out my newly-expanded Subnet Mask?

I have a need to have lots of internal SSL sites, so I need lots of internal IPs. With some helpful advice here on this site, I learned I can change my subnet mask to raise the limit of hosts that I ...
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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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How does one prevent a Microsoft workstation from locking?

We have a group policy that forces workstations to lock after X minutes. But from time to time I would like to suspend the law of the GPO. I already have a tiny Auto-It script that clicks the Control ...