Windows Server 2003 is a version of Windows released in 2003, designed for server use.

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Status of file that is deleted while another process writes to it

I have a WAMP that writes (very often) the logs in a file. If I delete that file (using Shift + Delete) it disappears for a moment, then it appears back (having the same size, not 0). When I try to ...
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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003? [migrated]

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory?
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Able to join Server 2003 machines to a 2012 R2 domain? [migrated]

We're going to be upgrading our servers from Server 2003 SP1 to Server 2012 R2 soon (finally), but I wanted to doublecheck that once the Domain Controller is upgraded from 2003 SP1 OS to Server 2012 ...
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Unable to remove 2003 DC from domain environment [migrated]

I'm testing the upgrade of our a domain environment from 2003 to 2012; Our environment consists of one DC (currently 2003 but will be upgraded to 2012 with this exercise). I've transferred all FSMO ...
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Windows 98 suddenly unable to see the domain

I have a couple older computers running Windows 98. Not an option to upgrade. They are networked internally to a 2k3 server so that files can be transferred to them. Suddenly one of them has stopped ...
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How can I automate zipping and deletion of directories using built-in Windows Server Zip?

I am looking to get some up-to-date advice on how to automate the following process within Windows Server (no 3rd-party utils can be used).. Zip directories (sometimes nested e.g. ...
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Unable to change an Active Directory user account from a Windows 10 laptop

When any users tries to change their password, the following error message appears "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship" The ...
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What's considered the most reliable deployment of OpenSSH?

I have to install OpenSSH on some Windows Server machines (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2003). I see there are some deployments (this one from Wikipedia and another one on GitHub and there might be more). ...
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Domain user does not have local rights

The domain controller is running windows server 2003. The workstation in question has a fresh install of windows 7, with only a local administrator account. The workstation is joined to the domain. I ...
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Can't extend volume

Found unused 90GB on array on Windows 2003 Server SP2 and extended array into it. In Disk Manager it is now shown as unallocated of MBR type and no option to extend existing volumes into it. Diskpart ...
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How do I search for metadata on Windows Server 2003?

At my workplace we have (and cannot change for the moment) a server running Windows Server 2003 and a bunch of clients running Windows 7 Pro. We need to access to pictures on the server from every ...
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Combination of Citrix Receiver and RDP results in mouse lags

I'm logging in to a remote machine running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise via Citrix Receiver (via my web browser and Java). So far, everything works fine. However, when I use RDP on the Citrix ...
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Backup Exec - 'Please Insert Overwriteable Media'

Now this may sound like a simple problem but I have been wrestling it for the last few weeks now. Other than our main problem here, which is 'still using tape backups in 2015', I've been struggling to ...
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Web access lost across Windows SBS 2003 network

As of a few days ago, my colleague on a Windows 7 desktop (which is part of a domain controlled by a Windows 2003 Small Business Server) can't browse the web but can access his Outlook emails from the ...
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How to get statistics of in- and outgoing mails?

I would like to have a statistic that shows me in- and outgoing mails per month. The count would totally suffice. TBH I don't have much experience with either Exchange 2003 or Windows Server 2003, so ...
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Give user rights to change network settings

I'm not very well versed in using windows server administrations tools and I cant figure out how to solve my problem. I got a user which needs to be able to change its networks settings. It's an ...
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how to restart wampserver 2.0 (powered by anaska)

I wish I didn't have a server running WAMP but I do. On Linux I'd just do sudo service restart httpd or apache2 or whatever. But with WAMP? I have no clue. There's an icon in the notification area of ...
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Rebooting Old Server

I have a question that may be really easy to answer. Our company got a new server a while ago. This server acts as our DNS, SQL, Web, NAS, and Active Directory. We are moving to a new office and I ...
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How do I log file writes to a directory on Windows Server 2003?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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Is it possible to identify what machine made a Windows Backup?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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How to delete lock file if service failed to start

I have a service that has its Startup type set to automatic. However, during an unexpected restart, this service failed to start because of existing lock file. How can I delete this lock file ...
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HP Proliant ML 350 that I want to re-install windows server 2003 or 2012 on

Hello I have a HP Proliant ML 350 that I want to format and reinstall either Server 2003 or 2012 on, Ive downloaded a .vhd of Server 2003 and then tried to mount it using Gizmo but the os installed is ...
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Is a remote RDP console session different from the real physical console?

Today I experienced something strange. We have several servers where a software interface application is running on the desktop. This application may run only once at a time (due to licensing) . ...
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VirtualBox fails to start on Windows Server 2003

For reasons I cannot disclose, I need to install a Linux server within a VirtualBox host running in Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, VirtualBox fails to start, giving me an error that seems to ...
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Trust Relationship between workstation and primary domain failed

I have a pc on windows 7 and windows server 2003. This is the only pc that has this problem. i know how to reattach back the domain to the pc , and i have to use local administrator account to do ...
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DHCP Reservations, SERVER 2003, easy way to Export txt\csv\xml

I have a list of DHCP reservations, Server 2003. I want to export (in all it is) a list of IP, MAC address. I need the list for view: sorting\store in of DB for later Query, not for importing later. ...
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2 servers and only one way traffic

This has me stumped... I've got an old war horse SBS 2003 server and a server that is a few months old running Server 2008 R2 (Don't ask me why they put 2008 on it when it's so new...). The 2003 ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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Share network drive in windows 2003

I have two windows servers(Windows Server 2003) computers com1 and com2. Now I have shared a folder inside com1 and mapped that folder in com2 as a network drive(Z:). Now please help me to share that ...
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VPS: Disabled internet connection. Access to VPS lost

I was using RDC to connect to my VPS. Once connected, by accident I disabled Internet Connection option on the VPS. I have lost connection to my VPS Support is actually offline. What can be done now ...
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“Compress contents to save disk space” option not available for one partition

One of the partitions on our Server 2003 R2 server recently ran out of free disk space. After freeing up a significant amount of free space (20 GB, which only corresponds to 1.37% of the partition - ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Assigned Letter C to System Reserved Partition

I have a Windows 2003 R2 server that installed a System Reserved Partition of 100MB and the Boot Partition on Disk 0. For some unknown reason, the System Reserved partition is assigned drive letter C. ...
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How to allow outside connection to specific port windows server 2008 R2?

I've created inbound rule for specific port I also configured router properly. I am sure that everything is OK with router as the applications that added exceptions to firewall working properly. ...
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What might cause a phantom instance of msiexec.exe?

I've seen a strange occurrence on our MDaemon email server. A windows installation dialog box appears and dismisses itself at regular intervals. I have looked at some articles on repairing msiexec but ...
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Restrict drive access on Windows Server 2003

I have a 2 TB Data drive. How can I deny access to it for specific users in my domain after 4 PM? Is there any group policy that can do this? Best Regards
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smart array 6400 logical drive failure

I am getting the current array controller has a failed logical drive. and also getting the accelerator batteries have failed. I have replaced the batter and still get the message. I need help in ...
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Why does processor check say “compatible with long mode”, but VMplayer is saying “incompatible”?

When I open a Windows Server 2003 VM using VMware Player, there's an error message:  –§–  Software virtualization is incompatible with long mode on this platform. ...
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Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer ...
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Is there a way to see what an executed batch file did?

I'm pretty sure the answer to my question is a simple "No", but I'm going to try it anyways. (And a plain No would help me also.) We've got a shared computer. Folks may use it as they do, but they ...
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How do I extract a list of services AND what account they run as?

The emphasis of this question is on the second half. I know how to extract a list of all the services and how to filter on their state. However, what I am unsure how to do is to extract the user ...
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Windows 2003 Server doesnt start

My pc with W2003 server have this problem: It doesnt start in normal mode, in safe mode it hangs-on the acpitabl.dat. I have tried reset BIOS and disconect all devices, without sucess. I have tried ...
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Batch rename script to rename/replace square brackets

I am currently using Windows Server 2003 and would like to create a schedule task or command to run which would batch rename and replace all square brackets '[]' from file names and replace them with ...
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Getting syntax error messages with NTDSUTIL switches

Does anyone know how to properly input the switches for this command? I am on one of my domain controllers: Start>Run>Ntdsutil Then I try activating the command with ac i & activate instance ntds ...
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Can't login Windows 2003 Standard

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through Terminal Services right. By default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If you are not a ...
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Strange entry in the Services list

(Please forgive me if I've posted this in the wrong exchange). We had an issue with one of our servers this morning, due to a generator test. On examining the services more closely we found that one ...
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User with permissions can't access file in shared folder

I have a user in my network, he has permission to read, write and modify on a shared folder but when he tried to open file in the shared folder he can't... The operating system is Windows Server 2003. ...
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Active Directory - Export an OU and sub objects

I would like to export a container and everything it contains with ldifde tool. How can I do that, especially if the container is in Namin Context : Configuration ? I want to export and then import ...
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List all files from folders and subfolders in Windows Server 2003 and export it to notepad

I have a server that has over 600 GB of data on one of the drives. I need to list all the files from the folders and subfolders and export that to notepad or to Excel.
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Corrupted rendering of Courier New font in Windows Server 2003 [duplicate]

I have two virtual machines with Windows Server 2003 running in VMware Workstation 11.0.0 on Ubuntu 14.04.1. Unfortunately several days or weeks ago both the machines started to render all four fonts ...