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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Win 2003 backup domain controller can't browse files or see (most) other computers

We have two Windows 2003 server domain controllers in our work network. The first - dc01 - is the main domain controller and works as expected. The second - dc02 (surprisingly) - is currently ...
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Windows 2008 server on 2003 Domain failing kerberos pre-auth

I've recently added a few Windows 2008 servers to my Windows 2003 domain. Now my domain controllers are periodically posting Security event ID 675 for the Windows 2008 boxes (only and all of the ...
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Is there a way to determine fragmentation statistics about a single file on Win2003?

Basically, I don't care about fragmentation on the disk as a whole, I'm just curious about one file in particular... in my case, a SQL database and transaction log file. I'm looking for something ...
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Setting up SMTP in IIS6

I'm used to using IIS6 for administering websites but this is my first time using it as a mail server. I've got the POP3 service working fine and I can get incoming mail without any problems. What ...
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Active X Control issue on Terminal Server 2003

I have a security camera system which can be viewed remotely via a web browser. It works excellent only with IE 6 and up and requires an ActiveX control "ERViewer.ocx". Some users require to view the ...
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Virtual Hosts In Apache

I don't have a domain name for my server yet but do for one of my sites that I will host there. If you navigate to the site via the IP address I want you to go to D:\Apache . If you go to the server ...
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windows 2003 standard freezes at boot

I got myself today a windows 2003 standard which refuses to boot the system is installed on a hardware raid (if it makes any difference) when booting in safe mode, I have the following files loaded ...
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Can a busy or under-resourced Windows Small Business Server 2003 cause momentary client disconnects?

I deal with an application which runs on network clients, and opens many database files from a network share. This is a flat-file-type database, as opposed to SQL Server or whatever. We have a couple ...
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IIS Permission Frustration

I'm trying to configure a web service that queries a SharePoint list. The web service should allow anonymous access from clients. What I'm observing is puzzling me, however. Following is a high level ...
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Can I use DeltaCopy & Volume Shadow Service to backup to another windows network server?

I'm wanting to replace our problematic backup server with an rsync based solution. I've been looking at DeltaCopy which looks like it's a native version of rsync for windows. Has anyone had experience ...
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Troubleshooting WINS errors

We have domain controllers in three locations running the WINS role. Two of them are Windows 2008 and one is 2003. They are set up to replicate WINS with eachother every 30 minutes (the default, I ...
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Setup a Blacklist Service for blocking IPs with SMTP Service Windows 2003

Can the SMTP Service on Windows 2003 Server be setup to work with one or more IP blacklist providers? If not, what about Windows 2003 Server in general?
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Can't access Samba share on Windows Server

I have a set of production and non-production Windows 2003 servers. I want to initiate a file copy between one of the production machine to a samba share on a Linux machine. I can access and mount the ...
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This Computer Can't Connect to the Remote Server

Here is what I did: I right clicked on my computer and went to properties and then enabled remote desktop. I then added my self as a User allowed to connect to the server. It is running win2k3 ...
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Where does windows server 2003 store its network connection information

Where does windows server store its netowrk connection information and would I be able to edit this information by mounting the drive under linux and editing the information? I may need to do this ...
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How to access Windows Server 2003 when its IP config is messed up?

I have a machine running Windows Server 2003. While reconfiguring the IP configuration, it froze and now I am unable to remote access it because I don't know what IP address it has and it is not ...
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Win2k3: NTDetect failed and SATA hard disk

Sorry if i don't make any senses, bad grammar or spelling since I've been up all night since 3am this morning trying to get my Win2k3 Standard R2 server to work. Problem: I did some Windows update ...
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Frequent error messages when connecting to Windows file shares from a Mac under a VPN connection

I have a straightforward Windows Domain setup with about 15 Windows desktops and 5 Macs (all on site, local network) happily connecting to some file shares on our file server. I'm having problems ...
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What windows server 2003 services can I disable?

I am trying to disable any unnecessary services running on a Windows Server 2003 box. I would like to optimize this box as best I can. Update The primary purpose of the server is to operate a SQL ...
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Service Unavailable - App Pool disabled error…anyone know why?

A small number of our sites intermediately experience an error that is a mystery to us. Our set up is: Windows Server 2003 IIS6 .NET 3.5 We have about 35 Websites running on IIS Each site has it's ...
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Windows 2003 Server Static IP resets to DHCP on reboot

I have a customer who has a Dell Server running Win 2003 R2 Server. This is an existing machine that we had setup with a static IP. Now they want to change it to another static IP. When they go and ...
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Moving Windows 2003 To A new installation

I have a windows 2003 r2 server with lot of users, websites , sql server , DNS , How can i move this to a fresh windows 2003 r2 including NTFS permissions without manually creating users , websites , ...
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Server 2003 Proxy Policy

I'm working on a small Windows Server 2003 domain that has a policy set on a single OU to apply proxy settings. At the time that this policy was created, it was reported to be working just fine. ...
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Remove IPSEC policy from W2k3 DC

I just can't for the life of me remember. We were setting up IPSEC for a VPN along time ago and added IPSEC that has always caused 1091 1085 errors. We are not using it so I would like to remove it ...
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Variant application and user (running application) permissions requirements - Windows Server 2003

What is the best way to have users run an application, on Windows Server 2003, referencing a configuration file without the users having permissions to read that configuration file? Any username and ...
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SQL 2005 cluster to use local storage for backups?

I've built an active/active SQL 2005 cluster using LUNs for SQL, Data, and Logs. Unfortunately, I tried to use local storage (both machines have a local B:) for backups - hey, shared storage is ...
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Exchange Single Instance Storage and Mailbox Size

Some background on my problem: http://serverfault.com/questions/59684/reducing-the-exchange-2003-database-size To recap, I've got a exchange store file that's grown too large and the sizes reported ...
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The specified procedure could not be found

I have a box running Windows 2003. I can't remote desktop into it with any account including the Administrator. I get the following error: The system cannot log you on due to the following error: ...
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hangs after install of PV drivers

After installing the 32-bit PV drivers (0.97.4) on a 32-bit Windows Server 2003 SP2 guest, the system will hang and/or BSOD on subsequent reboots. Version-Release number of selected component (if ...
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How to open port 1433 on windows 2003

How can I enable port 1433 on windows server 2003 to enable SQL connections? I don't have any hardware firewall just plain windows 2003 with sp2
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SQL 2008 Replication corrupt data problem

We took a SQL 2000 database. Took a lightspeed backup. Restored on SQL 2008 active/passive cluster. Then setup replication to replicate the data back to SQL 2000. So 2008 is the publisher/distributor, ...
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Keeping web farm in sync with other “nodes” windows 2003

I'm shortly going to be setting up our eCommerce site on 3 web servers, all running Windows Server 2003 We also use a hardware load balancer. What is the best way of keeping all 3 in sync? Ie: our 3 ...
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Windows Server 2003 (with IIS6) + VPN Connection

I have configured Windows Server 2003 and it servers web-pages just fine. But as soon as I use my server to establish a VPN connection (using the new connection wizard) to another server I receive ...
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Windows Server 2003: smtp and ftp services keep shutting down after a while

If I go into the IIS manager and start ftp and smtp, after about an hour or so they will have been shutdown. There is nothing in the event viewer to explain why they would shut down. IIS webserver ...
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Helicon ISAPI Rewrite is processing Rewrite Rules for httpd.conf but not .htaccess

We have Helicon ISAPI Rewrite 3 installed on our Windows 2003 Web server. The RewriteRules work fine in the global file located in the httpd.conf file. The server serves several Web sites and we ...
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Getting error “WMI: Not Found” on a Windows 2003 Server

I'm getting the following error whenever I try to view the dependencies for any service on our Windows 2003 Enterprise Server: WMI: Not Found So three questions pop into my head at this point: ...
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Windows Server 2003 stuck on animated loading screen

One of my web servers has failed to reboot. Its suck on the animated Windows Server 2003 loading screen. Prior to reboot it was showing a degraded drive in the array, but not allowing me to rebuild ...
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Cannot open shared folder (not enough server storage)

I get an error when trying to access a shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 R2 box. Only happened recently and I am not sure why. I can access a couple of other shares on the server, but not all of ...
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Path for Windows Services?

I've got a service that I need to start as a different user to 'Local System' There is a user specific PATH I need to add to the default path in order for the service to work correctly. The default ...
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SSL Certificate Issue - “Data Transfer Interrupted”

I imported a PFX file for a dedicated SSL Certificate from 1and1 for a domain on my web server. When I visit the domain, I get the message "Data Transfer Interrupted" I need help debugging this. ...
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32-bit 4GB virtual cloud servers

Does anyone know why AWS/EC2 and GoGrid don't allow 4GB memory cloud instances? I want to set up a 32-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2003 cloud instance with 4GB but I can only get a maximum of 2GB. I ...
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How do I fix a messed up IIS 6 install?

Setup: Windows Server 2003 IIS 6 The server dumps out the contents of the FrontPage Server Extensions DLL instead of doing anything useful whenever I do anything related to Server Extensions. Are ...
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Ping, nslookup and remote desktop issues

I have two computers named HOST and HOST2. We are migrating the server from HOST to HOST2. HOST is a old system running windows server 2003 and has static ip configured. HOST2 is the new system ...
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Have you ever had a problem with the 10GB c:\ limit on Windows EC2 instances?

We have a large windows instance on EC2 that's only running IIS with the actual websites living on EBS. Yesterday, we had IIS go into a tailspin because c:\ somehow filled up (when I found the issue, ...
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How to setup reverse NAT using Windows Server 2003

We have recently installed 2 IP Video Conferencing kit, which currently we only used internally with laptops connected to a VPN connection. However we have started using it more extensively and ...
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windows genuine advantage blocking remote desktop

I have a remote server that has just run through a windows update. The server has rebooted and seems to be fine. However, I can no longer connect via remote desktop. Someone in my office tells me ...
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Using HTTPS with BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)

I am writing a client application that needs to send a file via BITS to my server. I have everything working for the most part, but I can't get the BITS connection to operate securely with HTTPS. ...
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Internet Sharing in a LAN using VPN

I have a Lan with 6 pcs, one of them I used as a server with windows 2003 server. I want to share Internet between PCs on Lan , using VPN , and just how has valid user on server can access to ...
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Transfer files without destination access

HI All, I have a issue where I want to create a script (VB or Batch file) that when a user runs the script it will copy files from Folder1 to Folder2. Here's the rub. I don't want the users to have ...
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Performance Monitor - Win2k3 - Run as Other User

I saw a post where a user was allowed to actively log in and run PerfMon. Is there a way to set it up where I can create a dummy user, tell the Counter Log to run as the user, and tell it to go? Or ...