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Windows Server 2003 R2 was an update of Windows Server 2003, rather than a new version of the operating system (as Windows Server 2008 R2 was). It went RTM on December 6, 2005, included a number of new features and was released for all editions and architectures supported by Server 2003, with the exception that Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition was not released for Itanium.

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Advice needed on migrating shares from a 2003 DC to a new 2012: how can I avoid breaking my software install GPOs?

I've finally virtualized our entire server infrastructure and I'm ready to start migrating to our bought Windows server 2019. Since our current setup is based on Windows Server 2003 we obviously have ...
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Business's networking goes down when main DNS server goes down despite backups

Our business has multiple DNS servers that are AD-integrated. Our main server is WS 2003r2 (soon to be retired) and has AD, DNS, and DHCP. I believe that it is our only DHCP server. The last time we ...
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Moving windows server 2003 directories from one domain to another keeping permissions? [closed]

I've been running a Windows 2003R2 AD ad1.local for some time. Two DCs are involved in this domain. Some time later on, another AD was created, ad2.local. This AD was also hosted on Windows Server ...
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Client PCs cannot connect with DCs on specific ranges

Sometime last week (while I was on leave) something changed in my network/domain which I cannot pinpoint and we have the below behavior. My 2 DCs are 2008 R2 and are on a 10.2.128.0/24 subnet (as ...
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Is it possible to migrate 2003 domain to 2019 (Windows Server)?

I have an old Server 2003 domain, and need to install a new server and move all to it. As far as I tried, there i no way to add a new domain controller to 2003 level domain (2008 or higher, only). ...
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Remote Terminal Services speed up initial connection

I have a windows 2003 64 bit remote terminal server with 30 clients connecting to it. I noticed that when the client connects to the terminal server it takes 22 seconds to appear the following ...
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Active Directory: RPC Issues, Trust between 2003 and 2012

I've been having this ongoing issue that has been plaguing me. I am in charge of two domains: DOMAIN1 - Functional Level 2003 DOMAIN2 - Functional Level 2012 I was able to establish the trust ...
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Resizing VHD leads to 'Error loading operating system'

I have a Windows 2003 R2 legacy installation on a ESXi 6.5 VM. The image used to be a VMWare Player instance, but I converted it to a vmdk. The problem is, that the legacy application on that machine ...
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backuppc not keeping backup history

We have backuppc backing up a number of computers on our network. One particular Windows 2003 server has a problem. Backuppc performs a backup twice a day using rsyncd just as set up, but keeps no ...
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sfc /scannow win 2003 R2

I have win 2003 r2 when i'm trying to launch sfc /scannow an utility runs but closes in a couple of minutes. In event journal there are no errors. chkdsk shows no errors. I establish connection to ...
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Set up run as automatic for task scheduler

I am trying to set account for task scheduler as "automatic" means instead of providing my credentials during creating a task scheduler in 'run as' window it should be run as per pre specified ...
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How to deploy files using Group Policy

I wish to share a couple files to every computer on my domain. I know I need to use Group Policy, but I'm not really sure where to go from there. I am using Windows Server 2003 R2.
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Accidentally deleted entire Active Directory [closed]

While re-partitioning a Server 2003 R2 domain controller, we accidentally deleted the partition that held the Active Directory database folder (D:\AD\Data). The D:\ was a partition on a disk shared ...
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2003 domain; no domain admins can RDP [closed]

small 2003 domain with <50 clients. Today I was unable to RDP to my usual set of servers using my domain admin account. I get the error of: "To logon to this remote computer, you must be granted ...
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AD/2003 Computer Group membership is not propagated to client

I have a Windows network based on an ageing Windows Server 2003 infrastructure, with two DCs, configured with replication between each other. While trying to find out why a certain GPO wasn't being ...
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Virtualizing physical Windows Server 2003 R2

I have a HDD that seves as dead data archive. I want to virtualize the HDD in XenServer in atempt of evade some problems (like losing the HDD itself). I tried the VMconverter from VMware (to futher ...
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Creating custom AD claims in ADFS v1.x

I'm sorry if this is an uneducated question, but I'm growing a bit desperate here. At work, we have a few customers that are still using ADFS versions prior to 2.0 which went the SAML2 route, and I'm ...
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Multiple 12292 and 10 VSS errors

My server running Server 2003 R2 has been reporting multiple 12292 and 10 VSS errors when the UniTrends agent calls to the Shadow Volume Provider for a VSS Snapshot. The server has the latest updates ...
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Task Scheduler not giving a detailed error message

I have two servers, a 2003 R2 and a 2008 R2, setup to run the same executable as a task as I work on migrating content over to the new server. The task started failing recently and the task scheduler ...
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Official Windows Server 2003 ISO wont boot

One of our old servers just crashed (HP PowerEdge SC1430) and (as always) the original CDs cannot be found... We downloaded the instalation ISO from DELL and the Official Windows Server 2003 ISO from ...
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Separator Page On Print Server

When using seperator pages on a print server only seperator files under system 32 seem to work. If i move the files from system 32 to the root directory it doesnt append the seperator page, ive tried ...
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No internet access on Windows server 2003

I need some help resolving Server 2003 issue I have been having. I inherited the situation from my predecessor. I have full LAN connectivity on Server 2003 however, I am not able to connect to ...
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Windows Scheduler: run on login

I would like to use Windows Schedule to schedule a task to run on login by any user. This is on Server 2003-R2. It would run a Powershell that brings up an alert that the OS is end of life. How can ...
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Enable Windows Time Service on Secondary Domain Controller

We have an interesting scenario at my workplace. Our primary domain controller started to fail, so we installed a secondary domain controller to allow people to login when the primary would fail. ...
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Copying files / permissions to another server without SMB?

For diagnostics on a problem I am experiencing I really need to be able to copy files between windows servers - including the NTFS permissions without using smb. Is there a ready way to do this? If I ...
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How to create folder share without being able to read the folder contents?

I encountered a problem when trying to create a folder share on an NTFS volume on a Windows 2003 R2 instance: The account used for administration should - due to the sensitivity of the data - not be ...
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Gentle reboot of batch server (Task Schedular)

We have 3 Batch servers running hundreds of scheduled task using the built-in task schedular in Windows (2003R2 and 2012R2) How do i prepare our servers for a reboot, so i wont interrupting a running ...
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Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2 on same hardware

I have two Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Domain Controllers which serve about 100 nodes. I need to upgrade to 2012 R2 on the same hardware (which exceed the minimum requirements). Since I ...
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Why do files end up being filled entirely with null bytes after replication using DFSR?

We're using Microsoft's Distributed File System for replication. In our scenario we have a single writer that creates/overwrites/deletes files and several distributed readers. The writer is running ...
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Setting welcome message on server?

I'd like to set a welcome message for all users to see for an information notice, on Windows Server 2003 R2. LegalNoticeCaption and LegalNoticeText are already used for legal reasons, so I'd like to ...
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Windows 2003 R2 Missing mapped drives under ODBC Administrator [closed]

When I try to set up an ODBC datasource (MS Access) I can't select the network drive where the mdb file is. The network drive is accesible from My Computer.
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Script does not run under Domain Administrator

Server running 2003R2. I have a script, which basically sets a variable, which then uses it to name a backup file. I have given the exact script here: echo > "%temp%\tmp.vbs" wscript.echo 10000 *...
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Active Directory Users - All Attributes Suddenly Blank

We had an instance yesterday where approximately 130 of our well over 5,000 user objects suddenly became corrupted. Every attribute you can possible set with the exception of sAMAccountName and cn ...
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Group policies overriding

I am a learner in AD and GPO's. Though I have implemented some GPO's in my environment, now a little bit confused.. My confusion is with the overriding of GPO. Basically what I am trying is that I ...
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Will systeminfo's "OS Name:" line distinguish between Windows 2003 and 2003 R2?

First, please verify visually that you have a 2003 R2 installation by opening Control Panel\System Properties and checking that R2 is shown like this: Alternatively, R2 should be mentioned on the ...
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How to add read-only privileges on DFS Folder for Windows 2003 R2?

I just install a DFS system on different servers. My replication group consists of Windows 2003 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 servers. The replication itself works well. On the Windows 2008 R2 server I can ...
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2003 Domain Functional Level -- Do I need to run adprep.exe to trust a 2012 DFL?

My company is still using Windows Server 2003 for the Domain Controllers, with DFL (and FFL) already raised to 2003 DFL/FFL. Now, we need to trust the domain of our new subsidiary. Their domain is ...
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Access Denied DHCP Tool

I cannot figure out why this is happening, when opening the DHCP tool on my server, I get the following message. Access Is Denied You do not have access to this DHCP server. To view information ...
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PowerShell Script to Move ADUser to appropriate group based on its Department ID attribute

I am new to PowerShell and AD, I have a small task which I am finding difficult to complete. Can someone please help me here ? The task is as follows: There are 3 groups defined in AD, namely "CN=...
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Proxy Server setting stuck on Server 2003 R2 for Windows Updates

Stay a while and listen. This is going to be a long one. We've been having a problem the last couple of months with Updates on very specific Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Machines. This problem has ...
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How to make service up and running even though admin account log off [closed]

Hi we are using Windows server 2003. Windows services using admin credentials while restarting. Whenever admin account was logged off services were going down. Because of this we are maintaining admin ...
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Windows Server 2003 r2 vs 2008 r2 - Performance for SQL Server [closed]

First off, I'm not a sys admin, just a programmer frustrated by poor server performance… We’re currently running a VM (I believe the host is Win Server 2008) on a newer E5-2650 CPU, 24 GB RAM, at ...
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IIS FTP Connectivity Issues [closed]

I seem to be having a strange connectivity problem at a client site where we are hosting an FTP site in IIS. We also allow remote desktop connections to this server for troubleshooting purposes. ...
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ntbackup on live system

I have a few Windows 2003 servers of which I want to take a backup of before installing some anti-virus software. My question is, does ntbackup (the included backup software) operate on a live, ...
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Server 2003R2 DC Windows 7 and disable auto updates

I run an environment with Server 2003 R2 DC's and mostly WIndows 7 clients with just a few XP clients. The problem I am having is that the Windows 7 PC's are installing updates on their own. We have ...
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Windows server 2003 R2 supported guest operating system [closed]

In this link it is mentioned like window server 2012 can be used as guest OS in window server 2008 R2 Can I run windows 8 or window 7 as guest OS in window server 2003 R2 as virtual machine? Even ...
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Need to send keystrokes to DOS app from Windows at idle logout

I am supporting a legacy Paradox 4.5 for DOS system. Our users connect to a single terminal server (Windows Server 2003) to run Paradox. We frequently need to boot everyone out of the system. Our ...
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Windows server 2003 ipsec error

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain controller and a bunch of clients. Something happened and now IPSec service fails on the server. After IPSec fails to start, all TCP/IP traffic is blocked to the ...
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What would happen if I disconnected a child domain from it's forest domain controllers?

Windows 2003 native mode. One domain controller on-site, read-write, no RODCs. DNS is running on the DC onsite. Servers would be pointing to the DC for DNS and authentication. How long would the ...
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Windows 2003 Server R2 system partition full - move and/or expand

PROBLEM: My System (C:) and Data (D:) partitions are full and I need to expand them or move them to larger drives. SPECS: Dell PowerEdge 2900 server Adaptec 39320A SCSI adapters Dell Perc 5/i RAID ...
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