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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Offline Domain Join Windows Server 2003

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain, and I need to join a Windows Server 2003 machine to the domain. I have also lost any local user passwords to the 2003 machine. Can I use Offline Domain Join to add ...
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Which external USB drives are compatable with 2003 server?

I have been using Seagate free agent GO drives on a windows 2003 server for backup. Sometimes I get a "Delayed Write Failed : Windows was unable to save all the data for the file F:\$Mft." error. I ...
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Can you have a WMI query for GPO Filter based on user's OU?

I'm wondering if there is a way to have a WMI query check the OU of the user logging on. I'd like a GPO (linked to Citrix servers OU) to apply only to users if the user is in a certain OU - this is ...
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DNS Pointer to old server name

We have a SBS2003 server that was migrated to a new hardware platform, the computer name has changed but the domain is the same. The desktop's are trying to do offline files to the old server name. ...
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Server with IIS and Apache - how to SSL encrypt Apache with IIS

I have a Windows Server 2003 box already setup and working with IIS 6. IIS is set to serve a site out over both HTTP and HTTPS connections using default ports. For various reasons I need to set ...
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Active Directory Child Domain Replication Problems

I've recently inherited an Active Directory (all DCs Windows 2003) which has been configured with several child domains that are used as test environments for out CRM software. Two of these child ...
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Logging off does not kill process in Windows Server 2003

I have a Windows Server 2003(Enterprise, SP2). My understanding was that any process created by a user will be terminated when the user loggs off the account. But its not happening. I login via ...
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HOWTO Catch/Redirect all outgoing e-mails on Win2K and Redhat Enterprise

Background: I am integrating two separate web application that are developed in ASP .NET and JSP/Struts. As such, they are hosted on two different server technologies, namely Win2K3 and Redhat ...
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Exclude client from sync with roaming profile?

is it possible to exclude one machine from syncing its profile with the server? The situation is as follows: Our CEO wants to use her semi-private laptop in our network, which means she wants to be ...
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Windows Server 2003 Standard - programs compatibility?

I'm wondering if, first, if the Windows Server 2003 GUI looks like Windows XP? Second, do regular programs that run on XP also run on Server 2003? Or are there special programs written for them? ...
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Should I change the process priority of Apache Tomcat in Windows?

I have a web app running on tomcat/Windows that is experiencing performance issues. Will setting the process priority help or will this interfere with my system stability. Thanks.
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File sharing problem on Windows Server 2003 x64

We have a customer that hosts our .NET application server on Windows Server 2003 x64. The problem is, its file sharing gets totally disabled after about 10-30 minutes. The only way to re-enable it is ...
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ASP.NET Website not responding

I am setting with my server tech, trying to figure out what is going on here. When I try to access my site through a browser, my site hangs indefinately. It does not respond with anything, not even ...
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Access to files on Windows 2003 server from Mac

I can access the Windows 2003 server from my Mac, but can't see all the files. I am using Snow Leopard and have followed fixes online. All get me connected and I can see all folders, but not all files ...
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NTDS Replication Warning (Event ID 2089)

I have a simple little network with 3 AD servers in 2 sites. Site A has Win2k3 SP2 and Win2k SP4 servers, site B has a single Win2k3 SP2 server. All have been in place for at least 3 years now. Just ...
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Issue resolving names on Hyper-V guest with Routing and Remote Access

I've got a Win2k8 standard server running Hyper-V with a Server 2003 web guest instance running. The host is publicly available on the internet. I've created an Internal Private network in the Hyper-...
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An alias (defined as a hosts entry) for a fileserver works only when it is a win2008-box, why?

On a Terminalserver (win2008), we like to have an alias for the real fileservername and therefor we put a line in hosts like: 192.168.0.10 BigFiler This only works fine for Fileserver under ...
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Just experienced a crash on Windows server 2003, What steps should I use to investigate this further?

The server looked to be at the login, except there was no login dialog box, just a blue background(not the blue screen of death). The mouse worked, but I got no response from anything else. All it ...
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VSS error 12293 after system disk clone (Win2003)

After cloning a windows 2003 installation from a single drive onto two mirrored drives using Acronis Disk Director, VSS no longer works, filing events 12293 and 7001 when trying to use backup tools, ...
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How can I set Windows Server 2008 juntion points to Every Read Allow?

We have apps running on Windows Server 2003 and now 2008 as well. Unfortunately some of our code relies on inspecting the Documents and Settings directory which no longer exists in Windows 2008. It ...
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Adding extra storage space to Dell PowerEdge 2900 SQL server

Can a 300GB 15K RPM SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) Hard Drive work/be configured if i put it in an extra slot on a server that uses a DELL PERC 6/i Integrated RAID Controller?
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Assistance in setting up new APC Smart-UPS RT on a new VMware enviroment

I'm new to the realm of setting up a APC Smart-UPS RT 8000VA UPS with a management network card (AP9618). The project calls for the upgrade of the firmware for the network card to the newest and ...
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User unable to delete folder / files “File in use by another user” Server 2003

I am administering a standalone Windows 2003 Terminal Server with no domain membership. Occasionally (about once a week or so) a user will attempt to delete a sub-folder in a Shared folder and gets ...
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Luns not taken by the windows server admin

I have a scenario based question...Something , I haven't faced till now ,but i would be interested to know the answer. If i have assigned a luns (say, of 50 GB) and put them in storage group.However,...
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restore ntbackup on server 2003 share

i have access to a share on a windows 2003 server... i can create files and folders in this folder... i used ntbackup to backup my files from this share, but when i delete/rename my folder and try to ...
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Problem with domain getting turned to IP address for https

I have a website that is using Windows Server 2003. The site is called https://mysite.com/ and at ip address 111.1.1.1. Now when I log into the site all my relative links that are generated using ...
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Roaming profile migration failed using Windows explorer manual copy

I'm at the final stage of migrating an old demoted DC server, now I'm stuck in migrating/copying the roaming profiles of the users from the old win2k server (oldServer1) into the new win2k3 server (...
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Windows Firewall + FTP Server on WS03

my OS is Windows Server 2003. I installed the FTP Service and configure it with the IIS 6.0 Console. When I deactivate my firewall, all its okay, but when not, I can't get a connection. Port 21 tcp + ...
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My notebook goes offline automatically after some time

I have about 3 computers and 1 windows 2003 server in office and 1 network printer (HP LJ 2840). My network printer is installed on the server. I an sharing this printer on all clients with windows ...
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How do I cancel windows server 2003 repair install?

System: Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Scenario: NTDS db is corrupt and all attempts to fix with esentutl fail. Ran chkdsk which seemed to repair disk error and give access to the ntds.dit file but ...
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Cannot print from network printer while on terminal server

I have two (local) network printers - HP PSC 750xi & Samsung ML-1710. While connected to the remote Terminal Server I am able to print on the HP. However, when I try to print on the Samsung, the ...
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Windows Directory not reporting correctly in Server 2k3?

We have an application that depends on the .NET framework and performs a check at startup to see if the framework is installed. On our client machines, this works fine, but on our servers that run ...
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Windows Server 2003 — Firefox 3.6 deleting all downloads after they're done

No idea what's going on. New to Windows Server 2003. I can see the file in progress in Windows Explorer but then it disappears as soon as the file is finished downloading. What is going on? 0.o
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Mail server (Win2003) can't receive emails, why?

Everything is fine when checking with smtdiag.exe Everything works fine with telnet. Tried from outside, connect to mail server everything works fine also - this means no ports are blocked. The ...
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how to setup/run mailserver on windows server 2003

We are running web site, say ourdomain.com, over our own server(Win 2003 Server R2 Standard Edition). We would like to run our own mailserver so that our users have user@ourdomain.com mail address. ...
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Windows 2003 Unresponsive on VMWare Server 2.0

I have had an installation of Windows 2003 ColdFusion and MS SQL 2000 running on VMWare Server 2. It has run perfectly for over a year. Now about every other day I have to restart the vmware service ...
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BackupExec 11 (on Windows SBS) performance suddenly dropped by 50-70%

The backup performance of a BackupExec installation suddenly dropped by 50-70% for no apparent reason. The was no user intervention, no reconfiguration, nor updates, and all tapes were affected at ...
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Backup Exec restore of Exchange 2003 stalled

We are restoring just the public folders database using Backup Exec 9.1. The main EDB and STM files restored okay. However, the byte count has stalled and now there are tons of .IFS files in the ...
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How to configure Exchange (SBS 2003) for Outlook Anywhere

What needs to be done on the server to give Outlook access remotely?
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EventID 333 in Windows Server 2003

Can somebody please let me know is there any problem that this error can cause if we don't apply any fix to it. Please let me know. Thanks!
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ODBC Drivers Missing on Windows Sever 2003 64 bit OS

I am working on a Windows Server 2003 x64 bit OS. Under ODBC connections, I am seeing only "SQL Server" and "SQL native Client". I wanted to make a datasource for xls. I have already performed the ...
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Point domain to RestLet web service?

So, Lets say I have a Windows 2k3 server which has IIS. Lets say the address is 100.50.25.12. Now, lets say I have my stand alone RestLet webservice listening on port 1234. To hit this service ...
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Monitor Windows Terminal Sessions from Linux/Mac

I'm writing some scripts to make remote connections to a Windows 2003 server a bit more user-friendly, and in doing this I want to see who's logged in already. In Windows, I could use qwinsta.exe to ...
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Unable to do automatic updation in the slave server

I've installed BIND 9.5.2-P1 running in Windows Server 2003. There is 1 master server and 1 slave server. i already have master that work well for our zones. The problem is my slave server didn't ...
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SQL 2000 Logs disk drive bust

We;ve had a disk go on our SQL server (2000) that contained all the log files, so we replaced the drive (no raid config so data lost) and now when trying to connect to Enterprise manager we cant, just ...
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Windows server: applications running on the production server

How can some one determine what applications are running on a given server? This is a windows server. I think Windows 2000 server or may be newer. The applications could be .net applications or VB6 ...
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Windows 2003 + SQL 2005 for WSS 3 disk topology

For financial reasons we are limited to Windows 2003 and SQL Server 2005 to host Windows SharePoint Services v3, I am looking at the disk topology at the moment and a little unsure if I have got it ...
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Unable to Access Print Shares via IP Address But Can Via Netbios Name

Strange problem.... I have a W2003 DC also running file and print sharing. Since a reboot a couple of days ago, legacy devices that used mapped printers to this server are no longer able to connect. ...
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Server 2003 Performance Counters for File Shares?

I've got a disk with several different things going on. I'd like to determine approximately how much of the disk activity is due to file sharing. Is there a counter for this? Also, and I may have ...
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How to reset time on a Win 2003 Small Business Server Client

I setup a Win 2003 Small Business Server client without setting the correct time. When the user later changed the time on the workstation he was unable to logon. A message is instead displayed ...