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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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 ...
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How can I install Message Queuing on Windows Server 2003?

Setup: Windows Server 2003 Hooked up to a domain I'd like to install Message Queuing on the server but I get an error message when I try to use the Windows Components Wizards: The Message Queuing ...
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Adding a second line to a domain

I'm running a Windows 2003 single domain network. We currently have a single connection line run in to an inbound nic in our ISA firewall. Outbound nic goes to a switch and from there to all other ...
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How do I stop bad block errors in the event viewer when the RAID software reports no errors?

Our Dell PowerEdge 2950 server has 4 SAS disks in a RAID 5 array on a Dell PERC 6/i SCSI card. We are running Windows 2003 SBS R2 - 32 bit. SP2. The device, \Device\Harddisk0, has a bad block. ...
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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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Schedule a Task to Run When Another Completes on Windows Server 2003

On Windows Server 2003, I have a task that is scheduled to run every morning at 12 am. The time it takes to run varies since it is a search engine spider that crawls a website. I want to have a batch ...
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IIS6: Web Site presenting the wrong SSL certificate

Consider an IIS6 installation with multiple Web Sites. Each is intended to be a different subdomain with its own cert (not a wildcard cert). Each has their host-header specified properly. ...
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Convert incoming mail to plain text

Is it possible to convert incoming emails sent in HTML format to plain-text in Exchange Server 2003? Alternatively, is it possible to retrieve emails from Exchange Server as plain-text only?
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Adding a 3rd node to an existing 2 node Windows 2003 cluster with Dissimilar Hardware

We have an older cluster using 2 Dell 6850's with 64 gigs of RAM. We are going to be upgrading the cluster to use 2 Dell R900's with 128 gigs of RAM. However, the plan to upgrade is going to involve ...
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Diskpart stopped working on Windows 2003

Whenever I run diskpart from the command prompt I get the following: "The disk management services could not complete the operation." This started happening last week and I can't seem to get it ...
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generating content based on subdomain

This is a dupe of a SO question. But I don't know if it involves setting a server config. How do I implement something like http://why.does.my.head.explode.net/? I want to do something like ytmnd ...
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Multple Virtual PCs on a Laptop

I have two Virtual PC images on my desktop. I need the VMs to be able to communicate with each other because I intend to use them to try out SQL Server Replication. I have configured both VMs to have ...
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Secure FTP Solution?

Here's the scenario. We have outside consultants that get AD usernames and passwords to our network. Our web server (Win 2003) hosts multiple web sites that we would like to give out FTP access to ...
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Active Directory cross forest group enumeration

I have 2 active directory forests, each containing at least one domain but in both cases I am dealing with the top level domain. I have a group on each domain, group1 (domain A) group2 (domain B). ...
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Windows rsync user - Permission denied

We have and Rsync server install on one of our fileservers and we pull nightly backups from it to a linux based machine that does archiving and backup rotation stuff. Recently I've noticed that the ...
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PPTP VPN to amazon EC2 windows 2003 instance

I'm trying to setup a VPN connection to a EC2 instance running windows server 2003. But I can't get it working. I get this error in the event log on the server. A connection between the VPN server ...
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Windows 2003 reboot times

How would I determine the times and dates a windows 2003 server was rebooted over the last 2 months. What would I be looking for in the logs. Thanks JoeOD
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Command to enable/disable USB portable drive on the fly without rebooting Win2003 Server

Is there any command or 3rd-party tool to enable/disable USB portable drive on the fly without rebooting the Win2003 Server that it is plugged into? This is for enabling the drive before a backup job ...
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Sharing entire drive in Windows - security warning

When setting up a share on entire drive in Windwos 2k3 I get a message "You have chosen to share an entire drive For security reasons, this is not recommended". I did a quick googling but could not ...
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Best Practice: Using Asp.net and Microsoft SQL 2005 what is the best way to load balance/achieve high availability accross two physical sites?

I asked this on StackOverflow when serverfault was in beta. Giving it a second shot. I have 4 Servers in two physically separate locations. Each server is running Windows Server 2003 Standard and ...
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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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Can you setup Outlook 2007 templates?

We use the same template in Word 2007 for all the employees. When I setup a new user, I just take a copy from the server and paste it into his Application/Microsoft/Templates folder - replacing the ...
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Strange scheduled tasks on Windows Server 2003

A few days ago, I noticed that our Windows Server 2003 system has strange scheduled tasks. I do not know where they came from or who set them up. I deleted them and they came up again today. They have ...
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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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How do I trace what is calling SQL Server from my Server 2003 box?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that I'm trying to decommission but my SQL Server team are telling me that there are still calls coming from this machine to the SQL Server machine. I have shut ...
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Would I need a VPN when using Terminal Services over the internet

I am looking into providing remote access to some applications where I work. We plan to use Terminal Services on Server 2003, and after reading up on it, it seems to encrypt all traffic that passes ...
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100% CPU use when new usb device plugged in - services.exe / windows server 2003

On my server I am trying to install a new usb drive but all that happens is the system starts using huge amounts of processor cycles with services.exe. On closer inspection with process explorer there ...
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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 many users can connect to Windows 2003 Terminal Server at the same time?

If I have one Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server and 200 TS-CAL:s (per Device), how many simultaneous connections can users make from those devices to this Terminal Server?
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How to change the drive letter once windows is installed?

I have a machine with Windows Storage Server 2003 x64 on it. For whatever reason Dell shipped it with a 12GB OS partition and the person who set this up when we got it left it like that and it's since ...
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Windows 7 does not respect the prefered router order from DHCP

We have been using Microsoft's DHCP server on our domain for years with success. One of the options we are pushing to the client is the default gateway. In the Scope Options dialog it reads: 003 ...
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Windows 2003 IIS problems

I ran a IISCnfg.vbs script to import a iis config from another machine. Now I have the following issues: When I open IIS Manager it lists IIS as version 5.0 (this is a win 2003 system) I get an ...