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 DNS issue? Event ID 13 Access Denied,

Okay this is kind of a rehash of a prior post. (Clustered Storage Error: There are currently no logon servers available to service the login request) due to my belief that it is unrelated to the ...
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How to check WSUS server updates downloaded size?

How can I check the updates size which were downloaded in WSUS? For example I need to check the updates size downloaded of April 9, 2013 for new 26 updates. And how can I locale the new updates on ...
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How do I troubleshoot a page not found error when configuring IIS6 Windows Server 2003? [Page Not Found]

I have configured IIS6 in my windows server 2003 with this link: http://www.simongibson.com/intranet/iis6/ After that I create a new web site inside Web Sites directory. Inside the physical path I ...
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Windows 2003 DC in 2008 functional level

Is it possible to have a 2003 DC in a domain with a 2008 functional level? I was under the impression that the functional level was limited by the lowest OS version of the DCs. Are there potential ...
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ADWS on Server 2003 Base

Got a hard one to deal with here. I am trying to install web services on Server 2003 SP2 (x86/ base NOT R2!) but when I install it I am getting errors with the resulting Log: 0.031: ...
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Windows DHCP server not discarding PTR records when an address is leased

Got the following setup regarding DHCP & DNS: Windows Server 2003 doing DHCP Windows DNS (different server)authoritative for the forward zone BIND DNS (on a UNIX server) authoritative for the ...
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Unable to resolve FQDN, hostname works

We are having an issue where computers who are not part of the domain cannot resolve the FQDN of a server (but regular hostname and ip do resolve). The strange thing is that this does work when the ...
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Find files by creation date on Windows Server 2003

What's the easiest way to find all files on a server (Windows Server 2003) created on or before a certain date? (BTW, Windows Search has been and is currently disabled.)
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User loads temp profile every login

I have a pc where only 1 domain user keeps getting a temp profile each time that user logs in. I tried logging with a different user on the same pc and the profile loaded just fine. It is a Server ...
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RPC Server Unavailable When Trying to Join W2003 Server to W2003 Active Directory Domain

I have an Active Directory Domain with a Windows 2003 Standard SP2 Server as the DC. When trying to join an additional Windows 2003 Standard SP2 server to the domain I get message "The following error ...
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Is it possible to limit what is logged in ODBC logging in IIS 6.0?

I am using ODBC logging in IIS 6.0. I cannot change that. Is there a way to limit it's logging to just the actual pages requested as opposed to every single tiny thing requested on a page? I don't ...
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Clients cannot connect to internet | windows server 2003 is allocating DHCPs

I have a Windows Server 2003 which gives DHCPs to all other devices. I am using TP-Link MR 3220 as the WIFI-Router. The problem is that after 20 devices are connected to the Internet and the server, ...
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How do I set “MaxPermSize” for Atlassian Fisheye/Crucible running as service on Win2k3?

I have been trying to setup Atlassian Fisheye/Crucible as a service on Win 2K3 R2 for two weeks. I keep getting various "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space" errors, which crash Fisheye and ...
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Win2k3 Terminal Services ErrorID 7024

We had an issue on a Win2K3 server yesterday where nobody could connect (not even from a console) We only have the admin-mode terminal services enabled. From a different PC on the same network, I ...
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File auditing software for Windows Server 2003

I am looking for a program or program suite that will allow the auditing of network shared resources (specifically storage space), and render reports (who created, deleted, moved, modified files, ...
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Windows 2003 subdomain not working

I'm trying to add a subdomain to my main one, to be connected to an external IP address. So I have: example.com mail.example.com www.example.com Which are working. I want to add test.example.com ...
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LDAP authentication issue with Kerio Connect

We have Kerio Connect (mail server) running on a Windows Server 2003 server on a domain. In the webmail client, users are able to change their domain password. This functionality used to work fine ...
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Active Directory FRS problems. 13508 error and other problems

I have 3 Domain Controllers. We will call them DC1, DC2 and DC3. DC3 and DC2 show Event ID 13508 in their FRS logs with no follow-up event(13509 I think) to say the error had been fixed. DC1's FRS ...
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How exactly does the home folder mapping in 2003 AD work?

I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue with a user's My Documents not being mapped to a network location as it should be. Most of the user have their AD account set to have H as their home folder and ...
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Add Bookmark to IE automatically for new users on a computer

When I set up a PC, I would like to be able to have it so when anyone logs into that PC from the domain a couple of IT bookmarks will be in IE. I read I can do this with a Domain-Level group policy, ...
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Best practices for shared storage between Windows web servers?

I've searched high and low for a whitepaper on storing uploads and serving content (primarily images) via a Windows 2003 web farm, but to no avail. Our hosting facility has a SAN, which we have access ...
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“You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network” Error on Server2003

I have a Server2003 server which started to have the error in the subject: System error 52 has occured "You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network." I get this error when ...
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Nagios NRPE plugin check_ad - Fixed

i've reading about this problem much and trying to solve it on my own ways but still not luck. I've running debian 7 as nagios server. Problem is that i cant check state of my Active Directory Domain ...
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Windows server 2003 MMC has detected an error in snap. It is recommended that you shutdown and restart MMC

I have Windows Server 2003 STD x64 SP2 and I have been installed AD on it. When I try to add computer there is an error message saying: MMC has detected an error in a snap. it is recommended that ...
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Can't change Win7 libraries location from Windows Server 2003 server

I'm having trouble understanding why I can't change the location of my Windows 7 Pro user libraries. All of my libraries that matter (My Documents, Downloads, Desktop) are located @ ...
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Have issue with monitoring 32bit app pools running on 64bit IIS

I am performing a monitoring task on my 64bit web server which has couple of applications pools running in 32bit mode. I am using .Net CLR Memory object in perfmon to monitor them. However, my ...
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How to: Make X.509 Certificates Accessible to WCF

I have followed the instructions here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa702621.aspx I runnning windows 2003 IIS6 with a seperate user account for the Application pool I give this user access ...
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Scheduled task does not run on WIndows 2003 server on VMWare unattened, runs fine otherwise

Scheduled task does not run on Windows 2003 server on VMWare. The same setup runs fine on standalone server. Test below explains the problem. We really need to run a more complex bat file, but ...
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windows printer spool gets stuck with file at 64kb from linux and mac

Hi I have two printers one on a file server with windows 2003, and other with windows XP. The thing is that when i try to print from my machine, my file stays in queue for ever, it says 64kb out of ...
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Cannot Access file server via IP Address but it can be accessed by its hostname

i have shared a folder in windows server 2003. while accessing that server via \server-ip-address from another server (windows 2003) i am getting an error saying "You might not have permission to use ...
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Cannot add a 2012 server to a 2003 domain as it says forrest functional level is 2003 but domains and trusts shows it as 2003

I have a single 2003 DC (Enterprise edition 32 bit SP2) that according to AD Domains and Trusts is at functional level Windows Server 2003. According to AD Users and Computers my Domain functional ...
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Enabling SHA2 Certificate Support on Windows Server 2003

A little background information first. I have an SSIS package that runs inside a Windows Server 2003 SP2 32 bit environment. The package recently started failing with the following error during a ...
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When I run aspnet_regiis.exe, it just shows me the command line options and doesn't do anything - why?

I'm trying to run aspnet_regiis.exe in order to perform a couple of tasks on my development machine (running IIS 6 on Windows Server 2003 and a member of an Active Directory domain). So I change to ...
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WebDAV “PROPFIND” exception in IIS due to network share?

We're finding continuous exceptions in our event viewer on our live box to the following exception: Process information: Process ID: 3916 Process name: w3wp.exe Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK ...
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How do I fix a custom Event Viewer Log that merges automatically with the Application log?

I am trying to create a custom event log for a Windows Service on Windows Server 2003. I would like to name the custom log "(ML) Startup Commands". However, when I add a registry key with that name to ...
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Help with OpenVPN setup on Windows Server 2003

Just wondering if someone can assist me further with the set-up of OpenVPN on my Windows Server 2003. I have configured Win Server as per the following guide: http://tinyurl.com/kxusv and I'm now at ...
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Possible reasons for high CPU load of taskmgr.exe process on VM?

On a VMware virtual machine which has severe performance problems I can see a constant average of 20+ percent CPU load for the TASKMGR.EXE (task manager) process. The apps running on this server have ...
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Can't use HTTPS with ServerXMLHTTP object

I am supporting a Classic ASP application that connects to a payment gateway via HTTPS. Up until recently there have been no issues. A few days ago this broke without the code, IIS config or anything ...
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Installing SQL Server 2008 SP2 fails in 2003 cluster setup

When I try to install SP2 (or simply "repair" the SQL Server installation), the dependency check finds the following problem: Rule "Not clustered or the cluster service is up and online." failed. ...
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Configure php mail() on Windows/IIS

I have a Windows Server 2003 / IIS web server running various application servers, and ended up begrudgingly adding PHP into the mix. I know Win/IIS isn't the ideal environment for PHP, but it's what ...
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Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I am having an issue with a program where after 6 mins +- 5 secs we get the above exception. Some more info about the exception stacktrace is below. This all happens pretty religiously, 6 mins goes ...
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How to setup Perfmon/Logman to get the Thread performance counters for only a specific IIS process?

I am trying to setup Perfmon/Logman to collect some performance counters to monitor my IIS6 installation. There are multiple w3wp instances on this host, and I can successfully collect data for the ...
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WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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Disk quota problem in Windows Server SBS 2003

I have got a new job and the existing SBS 2003 domain setup is unsecure (i.e. everyone is a domain admin etc etc). There are lots of problem due to inexperienced "network admin", and I am trying to ...
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EOL Windows Server 2003. Should I migrate to Windows Server 2012? [closed]

In my environment I have 11 virtual W2k3 servers and I have to decide to migrate them to 2012 or not. None of them are AD server. Two of them are running SQL Server 2005, there are also some apps ...
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Setting Windows Server Roles Between Servers

I need to know what is the best way to assign windows server roles and duties among servers. Right now I've got four servers: OldServer1: Xeon 3.4GHz, 4GB, 3x146GB SCSI, Windows Server 2003 R2 ...
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“Service Unavailable” on fresh installation of OS and IIS 6 no matter what I try

I recently installed Windows Server 2003 on a virtual machine and then added the IIS role. (The reason for using an old OS is to make some old software work - Crystal Reports web server component) I ...
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DNS stopped registering clients

We have 3 Windows 2003 domain controllers each is a DNS server. We are set up to use single label domain names; the Registry settings per Microsoft have been made to the domain controllers / DNS ...
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Unable to renew certificate in certmgr.msc in windows 2003

I am trying to renew a certificate using CertManager on Windows 2003 Server. (I have also used the certificate plug-in in MMC but its the same thing.) I am logged in with the Administrator account. ...
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Autoenrollment Feature Cannot Reach Active Directory

I'm getting the following error message a couple of computers: Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does ...