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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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 do I find out why Tomcat service is shutting down?

I've installed a tomcat instance on a clean Windows 2003 machine (VM running on an ESX cluster). I have an IIS background and I'm not familiar with tomcat. I'm hosting a single java/jsp based vendor ...
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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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Migrating from server to 2008 R2 [on hold]

Trying to replace the old 2003 DC(DC2) to 2008 R2 DC (new server machine) and have to transfer all the Domain settings as well. But before executing adprep\ the 2003 server's Raise forest functional ...
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Tracking file permissions changes on a Windows server

Some-thing or Some-one is changing file permissions occasionally on files on my Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller. I'd like to track these changes. Initially I thought one could do this with ...
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Looking for a server 2003 to 2012 upgrade path

Looking for a complete upgrade path from a 2003 R2 domain to 2012. Would like to transfer fsmo roles and also upgrade sql from 2005 to 2010 or later and exhange 2003 to 2010. Ive been looking on here ...
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Windows - Release & Renew IP in one step?

Is a batch file the only way to release and renew an IP in one step? ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew I unfortunately have to admin some Windows servers using Remote Desktop. Obviously if I type ...
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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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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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Windows 2003 error 2902 “server is the owner of this FSMO role, but does not consider it valid” after DCPROMO run

I am in the process of adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC (MTC2008DC) to an existing legacy Windows 2003 SBS domain, with a view to decommissioning the old server. There is already one 2008 DC in the domain ...
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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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remove previous exchange installation from server 2008 active directory

I have a previous windows server 2003 that i've moved to an server 2008. The ad is copied to the windows server 2008. Now we want the clients to connect to an external exchange server. When we want to ...
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Slow Citrix connection related to mapped network drives

I have this weird issue with Citrix being slow and maybe users just being a little dramatic, but I am curious as to why that happens. Let me give you a little bit of a background. Citrix is running ...
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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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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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Can IIS Automatic Recycle fail or timeout?

We are an IIS7 shop and we have our application pool set to auto recycle nightly at 1AM. During this last recycle, the site was actually brought 'down'. When the outage was reported, we manually ...
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Windows XP Clients cannot access \\domain.local\SYSVOL share on 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

We've recently promoted 3 new 2012 R2 domain controllers and still have 1 2003 domain controller on the network, which we're planning on demoting in the next week or two. We seem to be having a ...
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Server crashing - Error 106 and .dmp files

A server is crashing with increasing frequency. Prior to crashing there are no events in the eventlog which indicate why it is crashing. There is no bluescreen and it does not respond to pings, show ...
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windows server cannot access website all of the sudden [closed]

We run a windows server in our company a small office. It has a DNS server in it. Sometimes all of the sudden we can no longer access our company website. and this also blocks access to our email. ...
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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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hp DL380 G4 won't boot with disk plugged into front USB

We outgrew a few older external USB backup drives, and purchased WD My Passport 1 TB USB 3.0 drives to replace them. When they are plugged into the front of our G4, it will blink forever after the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Unable to join win 7 machines to a domain running Server 2003

I am fairly new to server administration, but have worked with computers a long time. I am experienceing a problem I have never had before; I am unable to join any new machines to the domain because ...
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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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Change DHCP on server 2k3

Ok I am trying to mess with our dhcp settings on our domain server because at this point we kinda have competing dhcp servers between the router and the server. (Long predates me and I have finally ...
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Is there a limit on Microsoft Exchange 2003 connected mobile devices?

Good Morning, I'm wondering if there is a limit on how many mobile devices can connect to Microsoft Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003? We have around 10 mobile devices connect to our Exchange ...
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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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Remote command-line access to a Windows machine

I normally access my hosted dedicated server, running Windows Server 2k3, via Remote Desktop. However, that service is bizarrely unavailable today and so I urgently need an alternative method for ...
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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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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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Reset Directory Permissions for File Migration

I just built a server 2003 based domain to replace an old, broken server 2000 domain that I "inherited". Now that I'm trying to migrate my users data from the old file server to the new one, I'm ...
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I have administrative rights on Windows Server 2003, so why am I denied access to a folder?

A recent attempt to upgrade a piece of software failed because it couldn't access a folder. I tried to take a look at the folder in Explorer and was told: D:\folder is not accessible. Access ...
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How perform a offline defrag of the the DFS Database

I have read in some posts that an offline defrag of DFS database you should do in case of an error (Jet Errors for example) during replication. Unfortunately, nowhere do I find a guide on how I can ...
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Guest clients browsing very slow

I have AD, DHCP, DNS, RRAS, Print and File Services on my Windows Server 2003. I have a small network of 40 desktop computers and 10 guest laptop connecting cables for mobile staff. I have a Cisco CE ...
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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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SSL Certifcate Request s2003 DC CA DNS Name not Avaiable

I am trying to submit a request for an SSL certificate on a Domain Controller in order to enable LDAP SSL, and having no end of problems. I am following the information provided at ...
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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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Active directory failover

I have a Windows Server 2003 SP2 server which is running as Active directory for my testlab.com forrest. I observed that "netlogon" service is frequently stopping automatically as it results unable ...
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SQL Server Windows Authentication fails after tonight's security updates: The login is from an untrusted domain

We have the following setup: One Domain Controller (DC, Server 2003 R2 Standard x64) One SQL Server (SQL, Server 2008 R2 Standard x64) some clients. All machines are in the same domain. All user ...
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How to Access Server After Cisco AnyConnect Connected?

I have bought a VPS with Windows Server 2003 and Valid Public IP a.b.c.d In this Server I have to Connect to Another Private Network with Cisco Any Connect also I have to RUN a CCProxy (http proxy ...
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How do you diagnose a server temporarily freezing?

I've got a situation where a windows server (Windows server 2003), that can only be accessed using remote desktop or citrix, appears to freeze temporarily. What is the best way to monitor this ...
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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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“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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Commandline option to create local users on Windows Server 2003?

I need to create a number of local accounts on Windows Server 2003. Previously I have created them using the 'Computer Management' gui screen but that method is very tedious and slow. Is there a ...
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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 ...