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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ServerRaid Manager SMTP authentication

I need to configure IBM ServerRaid Manager (9.30.21) mail alert, but in smtp server configuration form I must insert only smtp server with no authentication. How can I set a smtp server with ...
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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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How to permanently change where MSSQL stores database information?

Using SQL Server Management console for SQL Server 2005 we go to Server Properties --> Database Settings --> change database default location from c:\blah\blah to E:\MSSQL\DATA We restart ...
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Correct configuration of a reverse Proxy with IIS 6.0 and IIRF for Hudson

I have an Hudson build working on IIS 6.0 with reverse proxy (IIRF). In general it works but 2 errors are displayed in Hudson in the main configuration page called "Manage Hudson" (only if I connect ...
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How do I troubleshoot a page not found error when configuring IIS6 Windows Server 2003?

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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two domains, one LAN, two DNS server, 3 problems

Background: we have 150 users using AD on domain ABC. Windows 2003. that serverDC1 has a DNS, DHCP roles, and there is serverDC2 which is its live DNS backup. logs seem healthy. then we chose to ...
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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 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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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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How to setup RRAS vpn/NAT for internet tunelling on windoes 2003 VPS with 2 NICs?

Setting up a PPTP VPN server, I've tried any solution I found but all in vein. There is a Windows 2003 server Standard as VPS with two NIC's enabled each with static and direct IP. NIC #1 with 2 ...
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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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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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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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64bit printer driver on 32bit Windows server

I'm attempting to add a 64bit driver to a 32bit windows 2003 server, each time I get the below prompt, I locate the disk image from the network and hit ok, but nothing is copied and this is displayed ...
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Server 2003 missing ntoskrnl.exe [closed]

I have a DC that went down. It is missing the ntoskrnl.exe file and some HAL files. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a iso of the install disc. I need to run recovery console and have the ...
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Can't access network or printer shares

All of a sudden on our network, none of the client machines can see any of the network shares or shared printers at all (XP clients, SBS2003 server), and cannot browse the domain via "My Network ...
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Easiest way to send an Email from the command line, using windows 2003 R2

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server and I want to send an email from the command line. This server does not have the SMTP service configured. Is there a one liner that will let me send an email? My ...
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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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Diagnosing why a Group Policy Object is inaccessible

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain. One of the Group Policy Objects appears as a linked item in an OU but all I can see if the Unique ID and that the Link Status is Enabled. There is a red minus icon ...
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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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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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Method of deploying a VB6 app to a Windows server 2012 RDS server

My environment currently has a Windows 2003 server running terminal services. That server has the visual studio 6 IDE installed. It also is responsible for running a very old ( and poorly built ) VB6 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 3?

I am about to request a hotfix for Windows 2003 Server. As far as I am aware there is no publicly available Service Pack 3. However on the hostfix request page I see this: I am guessing this is a ...
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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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Windows server becomes unstable when too many printers installed?

I was told that "Microsoft has an upper practical limit of around 200 to 250 printers on one server before things start to become unstable". Is it true? Our server includes win2003 and win2008.
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Server 2003 dnscmd.exe access denied (not server 2008)

The only topics I can find on dnscmd.exe access denied are all "when we upgraded to Server 2008 this error started". Well, I'm using Windows XP client and Server 2003 and getting this error. I can ...
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ntdll.dll access violation error

we did an in-place upgrade of a windows 2003 server to windows 2008 server. After the upgrade, couple of windows services stopped working. The error i am getting in the event viewer looks like this: ...
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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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Domain Trust 2008 to 2003

I'm having trouble setting up the trust relationship between a Windows Server 2003 and a Windows Server 2008 AD. Domain a is Windows Server 2003 Forest functional level. Domain b is a Windows Server ...
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Seizing a domain from dead primary domain controller

My old Primary Domain Controller died after a series of power problems. I tried to follow this set of instructions http://kpytko.pl/active-directory-domain-services/seizing-fsmo-roles/ to get another ...
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Transfer VM from inside (guest OS)

I need to clone VM and transfer it to another (dev) environment. But I don't have access to hypervisor. Do you know of software (trial/free) or algorithm for the task? I'm thinking the steps are ...
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Automatic start of a websphere windows service

I have tried all the solutions where i have found in google and stackoverflow to auto start a service of windows. Here's my Problem :: I have registered my websphere application server instance as a ...
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Continuous account lockout error for a domain user in Windows server 2003 DC

Continuous account lockout error for a domain user in Windows server 2003 DC. Tried the account lockout and management tool and using the Lockoutstatus.exe I could get the details of client system ...
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IIS6 - localhost/MachineName IP/Ports configuration Error after system crash and Restore

Six months ago my hosted win 2003 server crashed due to RAID drive issues while at the datacentre and I lost my installation. After a re-install I recovered my websites, (with help .. approx. 10) and ...
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User groups without Active Directory

Is it possible for Windows Server 2003 R2 to configure several user groups with different setups without using Active Directory? The admin has turned it off for 'security reasons'. Which setups I ...
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What is the best tool for to capturing Windows Event Logs centrally?

We have a collection of about 100 Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers that I would like to start capturing Event Log data from. Many of the servers are very busy and generate large ...
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Run FTP server on port 80 along with web traffic

I have IIS running two sites + IIS virtual folders (w3root) on a win 2k3 server. I wondered if there were any way to also piggyback FTP traffic on that pipe by using port 80 on the ftp server. How ...
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Win server 2003: bind netbios name to ip address

I have a Win 2003 enterprise edition cluster. Each group of resources has its own ip address and network name. Here is the result of nbtstat -n: Public LAN(1): Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.7] Scope Id:...
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AD: Can you be member of unlimited groups?

How many groups can an Active Directory account be member of? Is there any hard limit, or do you know of other problems that can arise when you go over a certain number of group memberships? ...
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Run a command on Windows startup (not login!)

How do you tell Windows to run a command on each system startup? I have a large number of servers on which I will need to run a command on system startup that makes a non-persistent configuration ...
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Windows Server 2003 DC migration to 2 x 2012 R2 DCs - DCDiag error = Advertising: SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE

We are upgrading our single 2003 domain controller (DC1) to two 2012 R2 controllers (DC2 in Sevenoaks and DC3 in Manchester (different site in Sites and Services for Manchester)). DCpromo (the wizard ...
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Failed to install Tomcat6 service in windows server 2003 enterprises

When I try to install Tomcat6 I am getting this error --------------------------- Apache Tomcat Setup --------------------------- Failed to install Tomcat6 service. Check your settings and ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after the last reboot

I'm attempting to add a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller to an Existing Windows Server 2003 network, and then following that, will migrate it to be the domain master. I'm following this tutorial ...
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Forest trust on the same subnet to migrate users

Wondering if anyone could offer some advice on something. I have a domain that desperately needs to be upgraded. Typically, one would add a new DC with a reduced functional level to the domain, ...