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

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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 ...
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Unable to Move/Copy files - Cannot find the specified file

Got this really odd issue whereby I'm unable to copy/move any .tif files from multiple locations on two file servers to a new server. Whenever the copy reaches a .tif file it fails with the error ...
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Machine is rebooted due to bugcheck “The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0x0021ee81, 0xd0000002, 0x00000000, 0xf7727548). ”&Machine is VM with 2003 OS

Machine is rebooted due to bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000d1 (0x0021ee81, 0xd0000002, 0x00000000, 0xf7727548). Machine is VM with 2003 OS. Event Type: Information Event Source: Save Dump ...
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How to disable SSLv3 for POODLE attack

I want to Disable SSLv3 to restrict the POODLE attack on my website My website is hosted on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 System I am using Apache Tomcat as an application server with thee version ...
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Accessing Shares on Windows Server 2003 Failing for some Computers

I'm updating our render farm computers to Windows8 because our software removed compatibility with XP64. Every machine is getting a clean install of Windows8, Mapped drives set up, installed with our ...
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Does Windows active directory sync data from user's profile?

Does Windows active directory sync data from user's profile? I mean Desktop, Downloads, outlook or whatever in the profile. I want my windows client's outlook data to automatically sync to my windows ...
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NovaBackup 7.3 stopped working on Windows Server 2003, after years without issue

It's an old program but it worked flawlessly for about 5 years. But it's been failing for the last few weeks. The source hard drive is not showing any signs of failure, nor is external destination ...
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Troubleshooting intermittent server connection

My network has around 50 Windows 7 PCs and two Windows 2003 servers (SERVER1, SERVER2). Many of the clients are having an intermittent problem connecting to SERVER2. The clients are unable to connect ...
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Removed Computer from domain, cannot log in to re-add computer. to domain

I was having a conflict of pc names on the domain. I logged in as administrator, changed from domain to workgroup. Restarted, and tried to log in again to try to re-add to domain. Trying to log in ...
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Thunderbird 31.2.0 “warping” in text-only Compose window on both Linux and Windows

On the latest Tb 31.2.0, with HTML composing disabled, and no signature, I often experience this: I open a new/blank Compose window, or hit reply, and start typing in the main area, only to find that ...
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Can't join Server 2003 domain with XP Pro

I installed windows server 2003 on my laptop using vmware and also installed xp pro using vmware on my desktop pc .. I have setup a domain using the Server 2003 wizard but when I try to set up the XP ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 with Raid 5

What should i consider when migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012. I have a raid 5 configuration, so i don't want to lose any data (+/- 6 TB)
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PSloggedon does not work in windows server 2003

We are using windows server 2003 . When we try to check the remote login users using the psloggedon tool it gives the following error. why does this error occurs ?
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Microsoft Access database worked before and now old records won't update

This code was working fine on Windows 2003 Server. Updated to Windows 2008 Server and now new records can be listed for update or delete but old records can only list record content, but can't be ...
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How to catch a tcp packet in windows?

I've got Windows 2003 server and i see in my firewall logs some denied tcp packets: about 1-5 per hour. It looks like that: 18:20:37 tcp 192.168.xx.y(4994) -> 104.28.25.67(80), 1 packet 18:39:15 ...
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New Server and New IIS

We have an older Windows Server 2003 server: It is running a couple of our internal websites in IIS: Work requires I block out anything that identifies them. Windows Server 2003 is entering its ...
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CDP set on a CA does not appear in the issued certificate

I have a working but undermanaged two-level enterprise CA structure on a Microsoft Active Directory environment - a root CA, an enterprise subordinate CA with templates, and a couple of supporting ...
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Adding a printer to a Printer Server on Windows Server 2003. Drivers are only obtainable on Windows 7

I'm trying to add a printer to the network on our printer server. The Printer in question is a HP ColorLaser Jet 2840 printer. Every single PC on the network is Windows 7, the drivers for the ...