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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Extract event log from Windows 2008 or Windows 2003

I was going to send my vendor steps to extract the 'Maximum Log Size' and 'Restrict Guest' access from the event log settings. Can you help me see if this work for all cases regardless of 2003,2008 or ...
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Unable to browse Win7 x64 shares

I have a single Windows 7 x64 machine that has shares running on it that I'm trying to access on the LAN. The IP of the Win7 box is on the same /24 subnet as the computers that need to access it. ...
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external usb harddrive prevents startup of Server 2003

An external usb harddrive attached to a Windows Server 2003 (yes, we know it is old) seems to prevent the server from starting up (after a reboot or power recycle). I get the message: "Bootmgr is ...
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What it means when PM(K) of ps gets negative values?

I got the following negative PM (The amount of pageable memory that the process is using, in kilobytes) values when execute the ps command. What it means when the values are negative? PS H:\> ps ...
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How to schedule a task to run every x-minutes on Windows Server 2003 R2

How to add a scheduled task that should run every x-minutes on Windows Server 2003 R2. I have followed many suggestion from the web, but I always end up with some interruption after 1 or 2 runs. ...
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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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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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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 do I delete a locked file in Windows?

I'm moving some files around on the server (Windows Server 2003), and there's a locked file that no one seems to have open. How do I delete this file?
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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 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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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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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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I want to format a drive as NTFS, but Windows shows exFAT as the only option

The operating system is Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 with all updates applied. I have an external hard disk enclosure (one of these) with a 1 TB drive (garden-variety Seagate). When I right-click in ...
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Clone Windows Scheduled Tasks

I would like to copy all scheduled tasks on a computer with Windows Server 2003 to another Server 2003 computer. I can guarantee that all executables will be available on the new computer. Can I do ...
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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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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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Definitive download location for MBSA “wsusscn2.cab” file for offline mode scans?

I'm running Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 against some servers that don't have outbound access to the Internet, by design of firewall restrictions, and therefore I'm wishing to run MBSA in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Issue with COM+DLL in IIS 6.0 [on hold]

We have a COM+DLL in IIS 6 supporting an ASP classic Application. We have successfully debugged to the point that we know that the DLL is causing hangs in the worker process (a call to the object is ...
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How to access AD directory user which has no read permission

While doing some testing, I have accidentally revoked Read permission for "Authenticated users" on a user in AD, and now I can not grant it again, because user is "invisible". I've done the ...
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How to determine the appropriate VSS hotfixes/updates to apply to a Windows 2003 server?

Yes...I know...Windows 2003 has already EOL'd now. I'm dealing with a remaining one in a large environment and have some issues that I believe are related to VSS according to a KB hotfix article. ...
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How to check how many virtual processors a Windows Server 2003 (D13) VM on Azure is using?

When we say a Azure D13 instance has 8 cores, it refers to virtual processors, right? I have uploaded a Windows Server 2003 virtual hard disk (VHD) & created a D13 virtual machine based on that ...
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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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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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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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“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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Unable to delete Temporary ASP.NET Files

I am trying to clear Temporary ASP.Net files folder using following command rmdir /q /s "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET Files But I am getting acces denied error ...
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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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How can I check the expiry details for many SSL certificates deployed on Windows 2008/2012 servers

We have 300+ Windows servers for .NET hosting purposes and a lot of SSL certificates imported on these servers. Can we pull the certificate expiry details for all servers from a single Windows/Linux ...
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Remove Active Directory on a Terminal-License Server with windows 2003

does anyone know, when i remove the AD/DC Role from a Windows Terminal-Server what is also a Terminal-License Server, will there are any serious issues? Or can i remove AD Roles with dcpromo easily ...
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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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IIS can't use port 80 in w2k3

I have a w2k3 server running IIS and exchange. IIS is used for sharepoint interface. Recently, i had to install a self-certificate in the server to use IMAP over SSL with a tool named Selfssl. No ...
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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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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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Create a self-signed certificate to exchange SSL in W2003 SB

I'm doing a migration of some accounts in a local exchange server (W2003 server SB). Because of a limitation of O365 that seems to need SSL 993 connection to perform the IMAP migration, i need to ...
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Import CER file into NTAuth Store on Windows Server 2003

I have to import a third party CER file into the NTAuth Store on a Windows server 2003 machine. I followed the as described in the Microsoft documentation at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295663, ...
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Simple OpenVPN setup on Windows Server 2003 SBS with RRAS

I am trying to set up the most basic VPN configuration with OpenVPN. The server is Windows Server 2003 SBS. A typical client system is Windows 7 Professional. The server has two physical NICs (WAN ...
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How to kill a UDP connection from a process Windows Server 2003

I have a program running and it connects to a UDP port to perform multi-casting. I'm trying to simulate a network failure where that process cannot reach the UDP endpoint but everything else still ...
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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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Windows Map to user home directory fails with %username% variable

I have a user johndoe with the following drive mapping in his login script (.bat file). net use y: \\myserver\users$\johndoe However, when I try to use a more generic mapping using the username ...
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WHS Windows Home Server to Windows Server 2012 Essentials Migrate Backups

I have two WHS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Home_Server) machines that I want to combine to a single machine and upgrade to (WSE2012) Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2003 -Ktpass - crypto: enum value 'rc4-hmac' is not known

I'm trying to create a keytab with Ktpass on a Windows Server 2003 with: Ktpass -princ host/prueba-mail.ejemplo.org@EJEMPLO.ORG -mapuser host -pass password -crypto rc4-hmac -out UNIXhost.keytab 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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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 ...