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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Active Directory Implementation

I am planning to implement active directory on Windows Server 2003. Right now there is no AD setup in the network. We have about 80 users in this location and 300 other users across various ...
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Virtual AD file server becomes unresponsive after reboot, repeatedly

Event ID: 12291 in the System event log after the virtual AD server boots, per a *script, at 6:30 a.m. Event ID 12291: SAM failed to start the TCP/IP or SPX/IPX listening thread. This occurred 4 times ...
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Synchronising clocks on a number of non-domain windows servers

We have a number of webservers, application servers and database servers that we want to keep in sync. Some of these servers are not connected to the Internet so accessing external time sources is not ...
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DNS CNAME Record windows 2003 R2 server by IP address

I am trying to add a CNAME record to point to an ip address. I have added the CNAME record to the primary DNS server that looks like this: foobar Alias(CNAME) 192.168.50.11 I restarted the DNS ...
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Slow File Download Over VPN

We are experiencing difficulty with a Windows Server 2003 that is connected to our network via a VPN. Everything seems to work fine with this server except file share downloads to local machines. ...
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What is the easiest way to track or view Urls 404 (Not Found) requests in Windows 2003 IIS-6

What is the easiest way to track or view Urls 404 (Not Found) requests in Windows 2003 IIS-6? We are moving to a new CMS, and we are using ISAPI Rewrite to redirect old Urls to the new Urls, but we ...
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Getting a BSOD after upgrading to MOSS SP2

Recently we updated a SharePoint test server to MOSS SP2. After doing so, a series of errors appeared in the error log, along with a random blue screen of death. After the BSOD, the following screen ...
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How can I deliberately fragment specific files? (NTFS)

This may have been asked but... I'm trying to profile the impact of file fragmentation on one of our business applications. What's the easiest and cleanest way to cause a 20GB file to fragment into ...
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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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Web Hosting -> Servers -> All dropped in my lap.. HELP!

First, some background: I work for a small company that does IT. Recently I have become the "web developer" as a value added for the clients we support. The business had a guy who set up a web ...
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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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Can a single ASPState database be used for multiple websites

Is it possible for two or more website to share a single ASPState database? If security or performance were big concerns then I'd probably use separate databases. But is there any reason why two ...
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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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Stop Delivery Status Notification (Failure) messages with Windows 2003 Server SMTP Server

How do I stop the SMTP Service on Windows 2003 (not exchange) from sending "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)" messages? I'm trying to prevent a trick that spammers use of sending a message to a ...
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Can I create DNS records for some hosts, delegate other queries in the same domain to another DNS server?

I have an internal DNS server. I've added a custom record for a domain name that is public. I want to add local records but keep the public domain name resolved. For instance : foo.bar.com = wan ip ...
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Block SMTP Relay Commands with Windows Server 2003

I use the POP3 Service that comes with Windows 2003 and that requires that I allow SMTP Anonymous Authentication. Although I've turned off relaying, I would like to do is reject any commands that ...
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Will restarting the “Cluster Service” on the active cluster node cause any outages?

I have a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise active/passive cluster running SQL Server 2005. The "Cluster Service" service won't start on my passive node, and I'm pretty sure it's what's described in this ...
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SSL negotiation logging in IIS

We recently went through some system load testing and were told that there where many SSL negotiation issues and timeouts. I couldn't find anything in the iis logs about this (all requests where ...
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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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ESXi 4.0 Guests Locking up

I installed ESXi 4.0 on an HP Proliant g5 with a 64bit Xeon processor and took advantage of the free license as I work for a public school. I created two instances of server 2003 from scratch, one to ...
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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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ntldr missing error in Windows Server 2003, but restarts successfully?

we are running Windows Server 2003. Today suddenly the system was down and it showed NTLDR missing. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart When I pressed the key combination, it again showed the same ...
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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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SQL 2005 Active/Active Cluster - Additional Instance Setup

I'm installing a new instance of SQL 2005 on an existing cluster. From what I've read, I should be able to install that new instance on the same cluster name with a new instance name. Same IP, ...
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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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Plain Vanilla Windows vs Windows Server

I probably should have asked this question a LONG time ago and I expect to be laughed out of this forum, but I NEED find the answer to this seemingly rudimentary question... If I intend to host a ...
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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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Securing a very basic IIS6 website on Windows 2003

A client of mine wants to run a very simple website (static HTML pages, no dynamic content, no Javascript, no ASP etc) from his server. The site isn't going to be dealing with thousands of hits or ...
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win2003 server problem

I used to have a server with win2000 OS. Yesteday I updated it to win2003 server R2 service pack 2. My problem now is that in a particular moment nobody can access the server. All of the shared ...
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Domain Name Resolves to different IP on one WIndows 2003 Server

I have several domain controllers running, one name resolves to the internal IP, where the name resolves to an external IP on the other domain controllers. I don't see any entry for the name I am ...
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Do I need a separate license for Windows Server 200X to run a warm standby server?

Do I need a separate license for Windows Server 200X to run a warm standby server? I have a Windows Server 2003 machine running SQL Server 2005. I also have a Windows Server 2008 machine running SQL ...
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Internet Explorer 7 Certificate Error

I understand that you could just fix the certificate issue or you could go to each pc and do the following: Internet Options, Advanced, uncheck "Warn about certificate address mismatch". But is ...
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When to add a domain controller at a remote location?

In a location that has 1 T1 connection with ~ 40 - 50 ms ping latency to the closest domain controller, about how many normal users would it take before you would recommend putting a domain controller ...
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IE8 Compatability View Mode for Intranet Sites Group Policy

Is there a group policy to disable this checkbox, I don't want compatibility view mode to be allowed on my network at all for anything or for any site. I don't even understand why Microsoft added it. ...
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outlook crashes when opening attachments - imgutil.dll

Have a situation where a group of users are unable to open emails that contain attachments from various users. So far it appears limited to certain users, and is not specific to any one machine. We ...
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How does Windows Small Business Server 2003 count users toward the 75 user limit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we need CALs for our clients if we store their user accounts for third party apps in Active Directory? We are considering storing accounts for our third party FTP ...
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Do we need CALs for our clients if we store their user accounts for third party apps in Active Directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We are looking at consolidating several credential stores into Active Directory. The credentials are mainly for our ...
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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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Why would a Windows 2003 server clock reset during a reboot?

After a reboot the windows time reset itself to 26 March 2007. This meant it could not connect to any other servers in the domain. We have set the time to the correct value but we are having ...
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Windows Scheduler execute page on the internet

Can anyone tell me how I can use windows scheduler on windows server to execute a page over the internet, specifically an asp.net file.
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Installing automatic updates On a production windows 2003 server

Should I get automatic updates on a production windows 2003 server to automatically download and install the updates? I ask as I have known an update to break something in the past? If not what would ...
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Vista Business can't contact domain controller

One of laptops in our firm has problems contacting domain controller. It is Vista Business with DHCP enabled config (DNS set up correctly). At this point only one person can login and only if network ...
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How do I add file permissions with the command line in Windows Server 2003?

I've tried using xcacls and cacls on a Windows Server 2003 computer but they all replace the existing permissions when I use /g. Does anyone know of a command-line tool that will simply add ...
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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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Prevent Server Restart after Windows Updates

we have a number of servers in our office, as a small hosting company, and these servers are critical to business, ... web server, mail server, db server, etc. On a semi-regular basis, when the ...
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ASP.NET Local Hosting, Development

What do I need to run a development environment locally with multiple ASP.NET applications. I have Windows XP, with what seems basic IIS. Im getting tired of opening up Visual Web Dev Express every ...
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Networkmapping script (VBS) Vista doesn't work, XP does

I've got a weird problem, (like always :p ) Okay: Situation: Windows 2003 domain with XP clients. With a GPO I'm running a VBS script on login to map a few drives. This works great on XP, but not on ...
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Sharepoint 3.0 (WSS), IIS 6 authentication from foreign domain

I've searched everywhere for this... I have a standalone IIS server, that is not a member of domain, connected to our network via VPN. There are several webpages running on this server, Sharepoint ...
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What's the best server configuration (hardware and software) for my company?

So, here is the question: I started to work for a small company, where the system is a bit weird... 13 workers, developers mostly, two servers and a lot of cables. I would like to know what would be, ...