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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Can't install SQL Express 2008R2- caspol.exe application error - the application failed to initialize

I'm trying to install SQL Server Express 2008 R2 on Windows 2003 Server (enterprise edition). I get the following error message: Title: caspol.exe - Application Error Text: The application failed ...
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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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nodejs - issue with accessing the application remotely

I am running nodejs application on my server with the link: http://localhost:3000 Now I want to access this application remotely from anywhere. So i added 3000 to be allowed port in the server ...
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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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Disconnected Citrix Users

We have a problem where a couple of users keep getting disconnected from their Citrix sessions and we cant understand why it only affects a few users where other users going through the same Web ...
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Windows 2003(!) Server won't boot: stuck at “applying security policy”

We have a (partly) decommissioned Windows 2003 server (of year 2000 vintage) which has been running fine until I had to turn it off for the first time in months due to a planned power outage. The ...
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High CPU load caused by slow disks?

We are running a online application on a 3-year old server (quadcore Xeon, 4GB RAM, SAN-disks). The server hosts besides the web application a SQL-, FTP-, SFTP, SMTP, and POP-services. Over the years ...
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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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Windows server 2003 DNS Issue. I cannot open a specific external website from internal Domain

Our public website was hacked and Google blacklisted it. We have fixed and it's visible for the public. This morning I wanted to see the site from our internal domain and I couldn't open it. Chrome ...
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Setup Acount Permissions with MSMQ and Windows Service

I'm a developer needing some guidance on setting up proper accounts/permissions for the following so bear with me please. I am creating a private MS Queue and installing a windows service on a Win ...
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Error: “Currently no logon servers available” while connected via crossover and using built-in Admin

A "client" system and a "server" system are connected via crossover cable. The "client" is running Windows Server 2003, and the "server" is running Windows XP Pro SP3. The client and server ping ...
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Sysvol Folder in 2008 server

Hi we have many clients with Ad as server 2003, recently we have started adding 2008 as ADC. Now I see in server 2008 sysvol folders are empty is there something to worry? how to fix this in my ...
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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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How to replicate between 2 branches

I have 2 branches of my company one is in dubai and other is in abu dhabi. I want to replicate active directory between both branches. I am trying to add a domain controller to an existing domain but ...
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Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

When logging in to my file server with Remote Desktop, I occasionally get a message saying, "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service" and it fails to load my profile. I ...
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Finding all users who are local admin on domain

In our windows 2003 domain there are a few computers where domain users are member of the local administrator group. I am looking for the best way to create a list of all the computers where this is ...
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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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ML110 with Windows Server 2003 freeze randomly

I have a Windows Server 2003 on an ML110. At first the server was freezing after 2-3 days from the reboot. Now it freeze after 2-3 minutes from logging in. I tried to remove the 2x2GB RAM and check if ...
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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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BizTalk Server 2009 - Not being able to contact SQL BizTalkMsgBoxDb?

We have a BizTalk server 2009 setup running on windows server 2003, The root problem is that BizTalk cannot contact its BizTalkMsgBoxDb to execute one of its heartbeat stored proc's. Basically any ...
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Smart Array B110i SATA RAID failure. Raid volume broken

I was troubleshooting our server backup when I discovered 2 newly listed drives from within windows explorer. We previously had 1 logical drive, (3 drives; 2 mirrored & 1 hot spare, configured as ...
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Windows Server 2003 vs 2008 & ADAM vs AD LDS

Comparing Window Server 2003 to 2008, I know that ADAM (active directory application mode) has been replaced with AD LDS (active directory lightweight directory services). I am just wondering, if ...
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Restrict Control Panel items GPO on Server 2003 - AD is 2008 R2

I'm having trouble applying a GPO to restrict Control Panel Items on Server 2003. My DC is 2008 R2 and the policy I'm using is: User configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Show ...
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003?

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory?
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How to edit permissions on a domain's shared folder for an outside of the domain user?

From my PC which is outside the domain with a non-domain account, I have access to a server's(DC-w2k3) shared folder. Inside that folder I have made a personal subfolder which I want to access from ...
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How to move the Inetpub\mailroot folder on SMTP Windows Server 2003 where Exchange isn't installed

Can anybody enlighten me on how to move the C:\Inetpub\mailroot\ directory to a different location i.e. D:\ on a Windows 2003 Server that does not have Exchange installed on it? The only modifiable ...
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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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Performance issues with Navision 2.6 client on Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server [closed]

So I'm having some performance issues with the Navision client v2.6 on our windows server 2003 terminal servers. Situation: Navision server running on Win2k server (C/SIDE) Clients working on ...
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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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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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Repairing DNS on a single 2k3 domain server

Ok we have a 2k3 server. It is our only server and does among other things DNS, DHCP, and AD. Lately we have been getting errors of no domain server found and had issues connecting to network drives. ...
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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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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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Group Policy to disable USB in windows 7 clients

I want to disable the USB for Windows 7 clients through the Active Directory group policy ,is it possible ???and anyone can give me instructions please .
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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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How to install .NET 3.0 or 3.5 on Windows Server 2003?

I'm having difficulty installing .NET 3.0 or 3.5 on my Virtual Dedicated Server with Windows Server 2003. I get this error every time: http://img402.imageshack.us/i/net30setuperror.jpg/ Any ...
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Dell SAS 5/E vs Dell PERC 5/E

Purchased a MD1000 from craiglist, came with two SAS 5/E cards and cables. I dug out an old 2950, put server 2003 (32bit) on it, put in one of the cards, installed / updated firmware, etc. When I ...
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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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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 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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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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How to specify path in Apache tomcat catalina for folder on different server?

On apache tomcat C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 6.0\conf\Catalina\localhost\ we can change folders for another by specify it in XML like: THE_FOLDER.xml and in that xml we ...
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Error promoting 2012 R2 server to domain controller on 2003 domain

When attempting to promote a 2012 R2 machine as a domain controller on a 2003 forest\domain level domain I get the following error when it goes through it's adprep and forestprep procedures: ...
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Push batch script to AD clients

Is it possible to force Active directory clients to run a specific batch script now (without having to restart their computer) ?
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Windows 2008 upgrade hangs on black screen of death; can't boot from media

Over the weekend someone attempted to upgrade Windows Server 2003 to 2008 on one of our machines. Not sure what happened, but it didn't work and now when booting up after the little green bars, the ...
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Debugging SFTP connections between AIX client and Windows Server

Situation: a client with an AIX machine can't connect properly to a Windows 2003 Server running FTP server Serv-U FTP Server v10.2. Plain FTP works. SFTP is not working. It's not clear where the ...
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003 and restore it

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory? A coworker has deleted a folder. I don't know who so I must check who deleted it and restore it. Is there a way to ...
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user cannot log on even after password reset

I have a user that cannot log on, even after reseting the password. It allows the user to 'Change password at first log on' but then does not let the user log in. The only error that displays is the ...
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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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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 ...