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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IIS DefaultAppPool is being auto…disabled due to…failures

I'm running windows 2003 server std sp2 on a server with 280gb hd and 4 gigs of ram. I'm getting the error: Application 'DefaultAppPool' is being automatically disabled due to a series of failures ...
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Are there any services for securely backing up servers nightly (~200GB)?

We are currently migrating our Linux servers to Windows Server 2003, but are trying to decide on the best secure remote backup procedure. We currently have an rsync over SSH script in Linux that ...
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Windows server 2003 mapping home drive wrong

first question... we have around 30 servers in an Active Directory environment with 600 student computers and 100 staff desktops with XP SP2/3, the win server 2003 has the staff home drives on a NAS ...
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Permissions not inherited in Windows 2003 when copying from other folder

Today I did a web site update and got this strange behavior I never experienced before. I always copy files from a build folder to the prod folder. After I copied the file, I started getting a ...
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WAN Link Speed and TCP Window Sizes on Windows 2003 / XP

I currently have a data center connected to two remote locations via MPLS - 2M and 6M respectively. The 2M connection (to Asia from the US) has about 300ms of latency and when transferring between ...
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logon.vbs script is not mapping network drives

I am new to creating a vbs script to map network drives in windows. For some reason, the script runs, but does not map any network drives when a user logs on to the domain. Here is the script I am ...
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How can I audit a file to see who deleted it?

On one of our servers we have a file that keeps mysteriously getting deleted. What I'd like to do is have a program watch this file and let me know when/how/by whom it gets deleted. We have a backup ...
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Can't access some clients using w32tm /stripchart - error: 0x800705B4

I'm trying to track down a time synchronisation problem. I've got a DC in a remote branch. w32tm /dumpreg /subkey:Parameters reveals Type = NT5DS and the Type means its sync'ing with the domain, I ...
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How to notify Mac clients the need to change password?

It gets kind of annoying once a month to find out that our win server has locked my account. Whats the easiest way to push notifications to MacOSX clients that they should change password? I need ...
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A Record or Hosts File on a Windows 2003 DNS Server

I have a Windows 2003 DNS server that forwards on to OpenDNS. I want to set it up so that when someone requests dev.mydomain.com instead of requesting the IP from OpenDNS it returns a local IP ...
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MOSS Upload Size?

In MOSS we have done all of this to increase the file upload size, reset iis but still doesnt want to play = anyone any advice. UPDATE Just seen the Scott Gu article - ...
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Transfer Windows Server 2003 Applications and settings

I have an existing Windows Server installation with Active Directory and some other programs configured on it. Is there an easy way to transfer the applications and settings to a new machine? Thanks.
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Windows 2003 dcpromo demote failure

I'm rebuilding the server mentioned in this question. However before I do blow it away I would like to move its operations off of it first. DHCP and ePO are taken care of and now all that is left is ...
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Recovery of Windows DFS partion with shadow copy versioned files when overwritten with older modified date?

I've noticed the following "bug" on a DFS volume with shadow copies: Pretend you have the following folders/files under shadow copy versioning, going back two weeks. MyDirectory+ MyFile - Modified ...
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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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Copying files with permissions

We have a new Windows 2008 server and want to transfer over our old files. Tried using Robocopy with /E /SEC /COPYALL, but did not do anything, RichCopy copies the files between the computers but does ...
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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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Mail server for windows server [closed]

Are there any mail server like postfix ( in linux) in windows server ?
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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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Can't remove Read-Only attribute in Windows 2003 Server

I've got a folder on a Windows 2003 R2 machine. I uncheck the "read-only" checkbox option, tell it to apply to all subfolders, and click ok. it appears to work, except when I check it again, the ...
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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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How to determine if Server 2003 software is valid online?

What is the best way to determine if the licensing for Server software purchased online is valid for our company? For example, this copy of Server 2003 seems entirely too cheap (we are planning to ...
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Is the windows event log the only place to perform a post-mortem after a server crash?

A couple of days ago one of our web-servers went down in the small hours. It wasn't responding to any remote requests (to be honest I don't know if it would have responded if a USB keyboard and ...
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Make Windows Server 2003 DHCP exclude a certain MAC

how can i refuse to assign an IP to a certain mac-address? or the other way round: how can i let the DHCP-server assign an IP only to some very special mac-addresses? i'm running two DHCP-servers on ...
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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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How do I set up timeout for remote desktop users?

In my job I usually have to connect to several different servers with remote desktop. However, more often than not I will get the message "Terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed ...
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Bigger File Server or SAN?

We currently have two 6 year old linux file servers (an HP DL320 and DL380) that are starting to be dogs. The DL320 just uses 10K IDE drives set up in RAID1, the 360 has 6 drives set up in RAID10. ...
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Destroyed the Volume Shadow Copy Service for an Entire Domain

So I decided to add users to the Backup Operators group to all computers in the Domain by editing the default domain policy and adding a restricted group. I also set the Volume Shadow copy to start ...
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MS Word reports files read-only on Win Server 2003 file server

I'm not a sysadmin, but I play one on TV: I'm trying to fix a problem for my mom's tiny non-profit company's server. I set up a Windows Server 2003 machine as a domain controller and file server. ...
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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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Windows Server Event Log Collection and Analysis

Does anybody know of a good tool to collect and analyse the application logs from a number of different Windows servers running on VMWare? All servers are on the same domain. Ideally the tool would ...
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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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How to restrict users moving folders?

We have the following layout •Shared Folder "Clients" •Level 1 ("Client A"/"ClientB"/"Client C"/etc) •Level 2 ("Folder 1"/"Folder 2"/"Folder 3"/"Folder4") •Level 3 ...
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Windows 2003 Session/Connections

Right now I have two servers. Server A runs a vbscript that copies files from Server B via UNC paths. Both servers have different login information. The password on Server B was just changed and ...
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Windows Server 2003 - “The security log on this system is full.” message when logging in

When I remote desktop into one Windows Server 2003 machine, I get a popup message saying "The security log on this system is full." When I open the Event Viewer, the security log size is 512.0 KB, ...
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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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Mail Transfer Agent for W2K3 Server Recommendations

I need to set up a mail transfer agent on our server and am looking for a good free one. I need it to handle multiple domains and allow forwarding of emails for those domains to other email addresses ...
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Windows Server 2003 Standard and 2008 Standard

I am a programmer who has been bumped up to system admin. So my sysadmin knowledge is limited. We have several servers running Windows Server 2003. We need to replace one of the servers and the powers ...
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SQL Server 2005 Connection Issue

Just an odd problem with my SQL server this morning... Locally I am able to connect to the SQL Server Studio but unable to view tables, etc when I am on theserver. I am able to connect however from ...
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IIS(6) FTP site

We have a windows server 2003 with IIS(6). This is setup as our ftp server. We have the directory security setup to reject all ips except ones listed below. We have another server with ip ...
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IIS6 Multiple SSL websites to a single HTTP website?

Running a IIS6 server on Windows 2003. All the websites use ASP.NET I have a number of websites all running separate HTTP websites: www.domain1.com www.domain2.com www.domain3.com I have a ...
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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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Language Bar Turn Off Advanced Text services Global Policy

Is there a way I can set a global policy to turn off advanced text services so I can stop having to click this checkbox 8 million times? Client base is all Windows XP and the domain controller is ...
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What software should I use for IP tunneling

I have two ethernet networks which are connected by a router (think it is cisco). Trafic from the two networks must not be mixed. Except from one virtual server (Win2003 based on HyperV) on one LAN ...
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Unhandled Win32 Exception Error

Hi I'm running a win32 application developed using VB6 with some 3rd party controls. I get the following error: 'Unhandled win32 exception error occurred in myprogram.exe'. How do I resolve this?
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How do I configure SQL Server 2005 to accept a connection to a private or internal IP address on a private network?

I'm in unfamiliar territory, but here's the scenario: I have an application server and a database server, and both are on a private network. How do I allow connections from my app server to the ...