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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What does tracert make NETBIOS work on Win7?

This is really strange - I have a workaround for this (read on), but I'd love to know why it works. I had a VPN setup working fine with a WinServer2003 server and a Vista client. Then I setup a new ...
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Windows Server 2003 terminal server extreme logon times

For the past week my users have been experiencing extreme logon times. They are generally in the 20 minute range or more. I will lay out my research below to see if anyone may know how to find the ...
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Time on Windows Server 2003 off by ten minutes

I have a DC server that runs a network of about 20 computers. This is also the DC and pushes out the time to all the client computers. However the time on the server is 10 minutes fast and is causing ...
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Network Load Balancing 2003 to 2012 R2 Upgrade

We currently have a 3 node windows 2003 NLB cluster running in Multicast mode, for a IIS web cluster. We want to upgrade to 2012 R2. About 15 sites/IP addresses total. Can you run 2012 R2 nodes in ...
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CSC folder data access AND roaming profiles issues (Vista with Server 2003, then 2008)

I'm a junior sysadmin for an IT contractor that helps small, local government agencies, like little towns and the like. One of our clients, a public library with ~ 50 staff users, was recently ...
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How can I optimize the Windows file cache so flushing a file is faster?

I have a third-party, object-oriented database server running on a Windows Server 2003 x64 machine with 24 GB of RAM. Except for some system processes and monitoring tools, the database server is the ...
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Can't add local users to local group on Server 2003

I have a Windows 2003 server that is joined to a domain. I have two local accounts on the server that need to be added to a local group on the server. When I try to add either account, I get this ...
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Use 2008 R2 and 2003 server domain and LDAP with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

I have two server domain one with Windows Server 2003 server and other Windows Server 2008 R2. With this can I use Windows 8.1 and 10 clients to connect with domain and apply policies?
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Server 08 Print server deploying to server 03

Server 08 R2 setup as a printer server with 300+ printers installed. I created an empty GPO and enforced it on the OU containing a few servers that are server 03 that I need the printers to be ...
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Strange behavior of Windows Server 2003 task scheduler

I've got a task, which runs fine while launching it with "Right click / Run" in the scheduler, but fails with a weird "SQL Server login fail" due to bad login while ran automatically at specified time....
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High Interrupts and DPC in Windows after reboot

We have seen this several times in Win 2003 R2 32bit, XenApp 4.5 server where we have to reboot them to get rid of the problem. Sometimes more than once. We've had this issue on both smaller virtual ...
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LDAP over SSL Unsuccessful on 2003 DC, Working on 2008 R2 DC in Same Domain

I have a publicly signed UCC for LDAP over SSL in a test domain. It contains the Server Authentication OID Extension and works fine on a 2008 R2 DC in the same domain. The CSR was generated on the ...
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What might cause DIR $file to report “File not found” when DIR $dir shows the same file just fine?

I can DIR a file and it doesn't exist, but DIRing its directory, or a file in the same directory as it, works fine. Is this a hardware or software problem? If it's hardware, is it the drive or ...
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IIS 6.5 application hangs - strange behavior

Ok, here are the symptoms in chronological order: (iis 6.5 - asp.net 2.0 - windows server 2003) Application pool drops all requests. (dropped, and abandoned by reqQueue) Trying to log into ...
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MS small business server 2003 with exchange 2003 routing issues

I’m running Microsoft small business server 2003 with Exchange 2003. All of our internal mail addresses are setup as FirstNameLastName@server.local . Also; we all have outside mail addresses setup up ...
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Server doesn't accept L2TP connections although it is configured to

I own a Windows Server 2003 VPN server which my clients connect to for accessing the local network.. I have configures the RRAS to use the RADIUS authentication and accept connections. The PPTP ...
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Windows Server 2003 stops sharing a folder when the server reboots

I have a file server that will stop sharing a particular folder once the server is rebooted. This problem happened after the server went through a p2v migration. There are no events that seem to ...
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Cannot browse HTTP to a load balanced VIP from w2k8 boxes, but can get to it from w2k3

I have a strange problem and am looking for suggestions. The environment: several VLANs on the same switch, that all talk to each other via the ASA using hairpin routing: VLAN 500 - Windows 2003 ...
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Port server moxi on node X exited with status Y on Couchbase 1.8.1

I'm getting this error on live servers Win Server 2003 32 bit & 2008 64 bit. Port server moxi on node 'ns_1@192.168.243.12' exited with status 3. Restarting. Messages: 2012-09-10 17:13:21: (...
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terminal server logs off immediately after login

Windows 2003 Data Center edition, member of a domain. 1 user out of over 30 is unable to log in: it logs him off before ever showing the desktop. Previously, I deleted his profile and then he was ...
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How can I re-create Microsoft Cluster Service resource groups on a different cluster?

I use Microsoft Cluster Service on a cluster of Windows Server 2003 machines containing several dozen resource groups. In the process of migrating to newer hardware, I would like move resources to the ...
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NTbackup doesn't complete, leaves a blank log file, VSS errors in application log

I have a Windows 2003 server that is running a semi-custom backup task. The scheduled task calls NTbackup with a few switches depending on whether it is a full or incremental backup. Most of the ...
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How to disable Windows Server 2003 terminal server PIN login without losing smart card support?

The users of a Windows Server 2003 terminal server should be able to use their national identity card (a smart card) inside the terminal session. This requires the Remote Desktop Connection's [x] ...
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windows server 2003 socket connections limit

I'm trying to establish many(the more - the merrier) socket connections on Windows 2003 server. I make several server sockets and connect to them from current computer (1 server socket serves 1 ...
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Lost access to execute all MMC based console applications (*.msc files)

Some Background There's a web server; it's on a corporate domain and my domain account is in a group that belongs to the local Administrators group on that machine. At some point, and I haven't been ...
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Importing performance monitor settings from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008?

On Windows Server 2003, I have some performance counters set up in Performance Monitor (perfmon). I would like to use these same counters on some new Windows Server 2008 servers. How do I import these ...
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Weird bug when copying from sql server management studio to excel in windows 7

I run a query in SQL management studio (results to grid), then select all results and copy with headers. Then I paste into Excel. The result: two specific records are put together on one row in Excel....
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Session limit exceeded on domain controller?

I have a Server 2003 machine that runs a number of scheduled tasks as a particular domain user. Every couple of weeks, the user seems to lose its home directory (normally C:\documents and settings\...
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Controlling rdp listener connections from command line

RPD on my windows 2003 server sometimes becomes incapable to accept connections. But netstat shows that port is listened. c:\> netstat -ano | find "3389" TCP 192.168.1.1:3389 0.0.0.0:0 ...
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LTO3 tape read only on a LTO3 tape driver (write lock unlocked)

I've installed on win2003 a tape drive (IBM 25R0012) with the latest drivers available The tape is functioning correctly (according to the "Device Manager"), however when I insert a new tape (i use ...
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Text entry out of order during slowness Windows Server 2003 terminal server

When the server is running slowly, anything I type in any text entry box comes in out of order. For example, IPCONFIG might become IPFIGCON. Basically, our Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Terminal Server ...
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EDB log files accumulating on Windows 2003 DC

We have a domain controller that has over 4,000 edb*.log files since 11/29/10. Our other DCs have one file. The kb247715 article discusses how the edb logs work. Clearly something isn't right on the ...
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ASPNET Account Password

I have a Windows Server 2003 box with .Net Framework 2.0. I had the ASPNET account password set manually (done in the machine.config). Recently it was upgraded to .Net Framework 3.5. Apparently the ...
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Local printing from Citrix, job is paused and sends 128KB on each resume

I have a very strange issue that is affecting non-domain admin users. When a standard user within Citrix (Presentation Server 4.0) attempts to print to a local printer (attached via USB to the local ...
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What is the unattend.txt entry to install DFS Replication Diagnostic and Configuration Tools?

I'm trying to make an unattend.txt-style file to use with sysocmgr.exe to verify certain Windows 2003 R2 components are uninstalled. I've been able to find most of them, but I can't find any ...
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Windows Server 2003 Standby/Sleep Results in Cold Boot when Resuming

I'm running Windows Server 2003 sp2 on a Dell Inspiron e1705. There has never been a problem going to standby/sleep mode (by closing the laptop lid, or from the Start menu), and then resuming later. ...
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Diskpart stopped working on Windows 2003

Whenever I run diskpart from the command prompt I get the following: "The disk management services could not complete the operation." This started happening last week and I can't seem to get it ...
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Join new domain controller with

I recently created a new domain controller (Windows Server 2012 R2) that has the same domain name as the old controller (Windows Server 2000) and I have an old Windows Server 2003 with IIS/SQL and ...
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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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Server 2012 iSCSI target remains after deletion

I've got server 2012 as an iSCSI target, and a server 2003 (not R2) as iSCSI initiator. The initiator sometimes hangs and says "reconnecting..." and I think it's because an old target shows up, but ...
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Website trying to pull up a page from a different site

We've had an issue come up a couple times in the past month or so, and I don't know what is causing it. After the first time, we wrote it off as a fluke, but it happened again today, so I'm looking ...
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Sybase heavy Disk I/O issue

I have a Sybase 15 server that is constantly reading from the hard disk. I noticed that the sqlsrvr.exe is the culprit which is the main database engine. This is a pretty utilized server that is ...
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Need advice on Apache 2.2.22 Win Server 2003, memory leak

I'm running Apache 2.2.22 on Windows Server 2003 I'm serving some tutorial videos on the webpage to some registered users. The webpage has up to 30 users at a time, I know this because of analytics. ...
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How to check what process or application is deleting a file without using Process Monitor? (Windows Server)

Currently I'm having an issue with a piece of software that makes use of specific files (which are basically xml), sometimes stored on a file share and sometimes stored locally. Every so often one of ...
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How to troubleshoot an internal website intermittently not displaying?

I recently migrated my company's intranet site from IIS on Windows 2003 to Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 and having been having a strange issue: once in a while, users get "This page can't be displayed" in ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 - Adaptec Storage Manager email notification not working

I'm having problems with the Adaptec storage Manager email notification. It can't send emails to recipients, always showing an ERROR message. Seems that the problem it's related to some java voodoo ...
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Is it possible to limit what is logged in ODBC logging in IIS 6.0?

I am using ODBC logging in IIS 6.0. I cannot change that. Is there a way to limit it's logging to just the actual pages requested as opposed to every single tiny thing requested on a page? I don't ...
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MS SQL Server data lost or corrupted

I have a situation regarding MS SQL Server database. My friend ask me to repair a certain database, because a range of data has been lost after a hard disk failure, but eventually after ...
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SQL Server 2005 SP2 install Support files failed

I'm racking my brains trying to apply service pack 2 to a recently installed SQL Server 2005 installation on a Windows Server 2K3 64-bit The error message from the installation is unhelpful: MSP ...
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Event 2042 - Replication-Error Lies?

On a windows 2008 R2 server, in the Event Viewer under Applications and Services logs > Directory Service I'm getting the following error twice an hour: Invocation ID of source directory server: ...