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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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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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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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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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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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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Computers “applying computer settings” for a long time on start-up…why?

Might be a bit of a long shot but I'm stumped, along with the ICT Manager for the school I'm working it. In one of the IT rooms when you switch a computer on it will boot through BIOS fine, but when ...
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Can I connect all the available network printers without using a logonscript?

In our organisation we have around 30 printers an we are currently connecting for the user all the printers using a logon script that calls the command line app con2prt for a series of printers. ...
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long access times and errors in iis application

I am having an issue with an IIS application (details of environment at the end of the message). The web site works great most of the time and I cannot reproduce any error in our test system. On the ...
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WSUS 3.2 cleanup not deleting updates

I've been trying to reclaim some of the 45+GB of cached updates in W2K3. I've manually audited and declined hundreds of updates and packages, and everytime I run Server Cleanup Wizard it's deletes ...
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List of groups and users on Windows 2003 Server

I am setting up a user group and user audit/review process. For this I am looking for a script that can easily generate a list of groups and the assigned users. E.g.: Administrators/Administrator ...
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Why does SYSTEM “Privilege Use” event cause another program to crash?

This is an odd one that I've been trying to track down for while. I am not a server administrator, but a programmer/developer, but, sadly, at my company, I probably have the most knowledge of how to ...
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How to give Domain Name to IPs in an Intranet Network

I Know this is a Common topic here but I'm still confused. I have a Windows Server 2003 DHCP/App Server Machine with DNS configured. The Clients are Lubuntu 12.04 Systems. I want to host my PHP ...
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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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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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Additional Keyboard settings from Active Directory

We have some users in our company who need to use additional Keybaords, in order to achieve this one of the other admins had written a VBS script which runs when users in a particular group log in to ...
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IIS 6 immediate log flush

In troubleshooting an issue with a web service, I need to examine the HTTP log created by IIS 6 on a Win2003 box. As I'm sure you are aware there is a log buffer that prevents writing to file every ...
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Windows 2008 Server Manager cannot connect to Windows 2003 machine

I'm trying to connect to Windows 2003 Server SP1 machine from Windows 2008 Server machine with Server Manager and getting following error: [Window Title] Server Manager [Main Instruction] Server ...
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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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can't access web site with same name as AD domain name [duplicate]

their internal Windows/AD domain name is blahblahblah.com and their public website is blahblahblah.com and they can't see their website while on the office network (the web site loads just fine from ...
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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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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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PowerShell? Do you use it? Can you show me some cool system administration things I can do with it? [closed]

I keep reading everywhere that PowerShell is the way of the future. When it was first released I did a whole bunch of virtual labs, but since then I still haven't used it in a production environment. ...
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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 ...
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Number of important Windows Updates

For Microsoft Server OS's, is there a location in the registry or possibly WMI that stores the number of pending Important Updates? My inventory software supports wmi and registry keys. Trying to see ...
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Windows 2003, IIS 6, msxml3.dll error '80072ee2' The operation timed out

Hopefully, this is the right Stack Exchange site to post this... We have set up a new intranet web server (Windows 2003 - IIS 6). I have everything migrated over from the old server and the new ...
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problems creating a keytab file on win server

I am trying to create a keytab file. i see a warning WARNING: pType and account type do not match. This might cause problems. The command i use is ktpass -princ ...
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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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Cacti: How to monitor Windows Hosts?

I have Cacti installed on a computer and SNMP enabled on my Windows Hosts (Community string : public) How do I get the Windows Network Utilization, HDD, CPU, and more? I would like a guideline on ...
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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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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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Conversion from Basic failed

Hi I am in an emergency situation right now. I DO have full backups of everything, but I am trying to avoid a complete reinstall of the OS and AD. I have a simple server with one drive that was set ...
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Win2003: How to trace who alter a object

In Win2003, how can I trace who delete or modify a file?
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'impdb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I can see impdb.exe in E:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin, and that folder is in the PATH. But when I open a CMD window and try to run impdb, I get the error in the title. I can verify the PATH is ...
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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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How to stop syn flood attack on windows server 2003? [closed]

How to stop syn flood attack on windows server 2003 using windows firewall or any other third party firewall?
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Migrating Website Content to Remote Share [closed]

I've been tasked with migrating portions of our website's content to a remote server. Specifically, we have a bunch of binary files that sit outside of the document root of our webserver. That drive ...
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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 ...
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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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cloned windows 2003 Domain Controller wont let me add windows 2012 as member

I did a P2V of my Windows 2003 Domain Controller. I'm trying to add a Windows Server 2012 VM (Computer name: SQL-SERVER) as a member of the domain but I can't. I can ping to both VMs. I can do a ...
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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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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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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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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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SvcHost of TermService service on Windows Server 2003 consumes high memory

We patch our servers monthly, and if there are no updates to install, then they still get rebooted. When the server is rebooted, after it boots, the TermService service running in a SvcHost.exe ...
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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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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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WinServer 2003 R2: Socket Error#10060

So I inherited a legacy in-house application, that is supposed to have printing functionality. However, whenever a user prints, it conks out with the following error, "Message: Socket Error #10060, ...
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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 ...