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

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How can I increase the number of PCs a specific user can join to a domain?

All the articles regarding this issue suggest to change the ms-DS-MachineAccountQuota attribute, which affects all the authenticated users. Is there any way to change this value, or even better ...
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How can I tell what outbound ports are blocked (Windows 2003)?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a custom application that lives inside of a firewall on an enterprise network running Windows 2003 server. Our application uses PHP/cURL to send XML data to a publicly ...
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New type of backup system

I'm currently using Windows based backup system. However, I would like something that makes accessing files easier so I can access files individuality and restore them and not have them all locked up ...
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How can I create a desktop shortcut from a logon script?

Using Active Directory with Windows 2003 and Windows XP boxes as clients, is it possible to run a script on start up so no matter where a user logs in at the script will create a desktop short cut ...
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Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions with Windows

I'm using Active Directory with Windows XP clients and Server 2003 as the AD. Is there a way to allow a local user to be logged in and allow an admin to login as well without one of the sessions being ...
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Is it better to run OpenSSH in cygwin or freesshd (on Windows Server 2003)

I found an article on Petri that explains how to install OpenSSH to Windows via cygwin. I know that OpenSSH is basically the standard SSH server for *nix distros and was wondering if that means it's ...
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Why is Automatic Updates setting on Windows Server 2003 resetting itself?

I've recently noticed that one of the servers I manage is resetting the "Automatic Updates" setting. I'm not sure how frequently or when this is occurring, but I log in to the server about every other ...
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Create network shares via command line with specific permissions

This is sort of a two-pronged question. I am developing an application that will need to be able to create network shares in Windows Server 2003 via the command line. So, firstly, how do I create ...
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How can I simultaneously run two instances of Firefox on different computers using the same profile?

I have a roaming profile set up for myself on my network (via Group Policy based redirection of My Docs and Desktop). Sometimes, I need to access a remote computer via RDC with the same credentials I ...
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WS2003 + IIS = Untrusted Certificate

I have configured a Windows 2003 server to allow SSL access from the Internet, particularly to enable so called Outlook Web Access, that is browse Exchange Server data from the Internet. Following ...
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Is there a way to see the deleted file “trace”?

I want to check if someone/something deleted files in our server (Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2) even beyond the deletion in the recycle bin. Is there any way I can view the trace of the deleted ...
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Where is the default restore point in windows 2003 server?

I installed some server software in my system on windows server 2003 OS, but it is corrupted. Now I want to restore the OS, to get to the state like a fresh OS copy installed. But I didn't find the ...
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How to schedule task with custom date in Windows server 2003?

I want schedule the task to run every 9th, 19th, 23rd, 30th, 6th of a month. However the task scheduler wizard only has the options of daily, weekly, monthly and just once. Can I create the task from ...
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Folder/File permission transfer between alike file structure

So my company has recently upgraded to a new SAN but the person who copied all the data over must have done a drag n' drop or basic copy to move everything. Apparently Xcopy is not something he cared ...
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How can I produce high CPU load on Windows?

For testing purposes I need to generate high CPU load on a Windows Server 2003. I cannot install any software but have to make do with what Windows provides. What would be the best way to achieve ...
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How can I list local users on a Windows Server 2003 including Description and Full Name from command line?

I need a full list of local users defined on a Windows Server 2003. It is not a part of an AD domain. I have found typing "NET USER" on the command line lists all users, but it does not include the ...
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Limit size of shared folder in Windows Server 2003 SP2

I have a machine with Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, SP2. The hard-drive is in NTFS format. I am sharing a folder from this machine. I would like to know if a limit exists for: the size of a ...
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How to continuously execute an application with cmd with Windows Server?

this is my requirement: I need to execute an endless script continuously. The script never ends by itself but if someone closes it I need to launch it again (can be a delay between the close and the ...
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Can I delete the contents of WINNT\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ on Server 2003?

We have a small server running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2 that only has 12GB of HD space. The C:\WINNT\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ folder is taking up over 1 GB of space. Is it ...
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Lost Administrator Password for Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Server

I am trying get an unused server up and running, it booted fine but i was greeted with the login window and none of the known passwords seem to work. The server I am trying to get to work is not a ...
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Can I SUBST a network drive?

I have a network share mapped to drive T: and I want to be able to access if easily from a specific directory. However, entering subst t: c:\volumes\test gives the error message Invalid parameter - T: ...
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Log console on remotely

Is there a way to log a console session on remotely. I do not want to access the computer myself, rather allow someone who is sitting there to access it without giving them the username/password. I ...
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Missing 'HID-Compliant Device/Consumer Control Device'

When I go to use my Server (Dell PowerEdge T300 running Windows Server 2003 R2), I have to sometimes use our 2 Port USB KMV Switch (TrendNet TK-209) to switch from a different computer to my Server. ...
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General Network construction

Im looking for some guidance in creating a home network from someone with some time and patience. It would be much appreciated. I currently have the following materials... Server with OS windows ...
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Lync server 2010 Active Directory Preparation with a Windows Server 2003 DC

I'm trying to install Lync server 2010 but i'm stuck for a while now with the "Active Directory Preparation" part of the Lync server 2010 installation. The "Prepare Schema" fails with the following ...
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Terminal Server - Task Manager disapears Windows 2003 Server

A bit of a problem on our Server 2003 Windows, from time to time terminal server manager stops working and I couldn't see any active sessions, so I went over to task manager to see the ...
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Windows scheduler - Tasks not running when user not logged in

I have Windows Server 2003, with schedules setup via Remote Desktop under one account. That account appears in the 'creator' column too. I have 'Run only if logged on' unticked. When I have logged ...
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Schtasks can't run .bat file in windows server 2003

I have a problem with running a .bat file in windows 2003. If I change the user to Admin, I can run it without any problem, but with SYSTEM as user, it will not run. The command is: SCHTASKS /Create ...
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Outlook losing toolbars on new email

Outlook 2003 Terminal Server 2003 Sometimes when clicking reply or new email the "Formatting" and "Standard" toolbars are missing and have to be reselected from "View -> toolbars" Only one user has ...
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VMware P2V on HDD with 2 OS - “How hack” Windows 7 System Partition (100mb)

Hi I have HDD with bad sectors. I would like use p2v from VMware. On HDD is installed Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003. HDD is divided into these partition: C - Windows Server 2003 D - Windows 7 ...
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Why is psxdll.dll on my system?

I'm aware that psxdll.dll is a component of Windows Services for UNIX. However, this was never installed on my system. So, I'm trying to figure out what other program(s) might have installed the DLL ...
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How can I find out what program installed or is using a specific DLL file?

I've got a DLL file in the SYSTEM32 directory of one server, which I'm not sure I actually need. Google has told me what it is normally used for, but the software has never been installed on this ...
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Why do I need to reactivate my dynamic disk after a reboot?

I have added a dynamic disk to a W2K3 machine. It is correctly connected and displayed in the iScsi Initiator and correctly binded. However, I need to reactivate it in the Manage disks console after ...
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Access to mapped network drive from a service

I created a service via srvany.exe like decribed here. This application needs access to a mapped network drive. I manually mapped this drive as local Administrator, but my application/service does not ...
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What permissions are needed to run schtasks.exe on windows 2003 server

The help file for schtasks.exe reads: SCHTASKS /parameter [arguments] Description: Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote ...
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“Access is denied” when trying to run new Scheduled Task 0x80070005

We are using the wonderful NTBackupScript on a Windows 2003 server to automate our backups with the built-in NTBackup. I've used this successfully in the past to run totally automated and bombproof ...
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Remote desktop (mstsc.exe) published through citrix cannot save credentials

We have published mstsc.exe (Remote Desktop) through Citrix. Currently, users can check the "Allow me to save credentials" box, but this saved credential does not persist across sessions. Since ...
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What are the important things that need to be taken care while setting a network connection between systems?

I have an application which has a client edition(workstation) and server edition(service). The client edition is on Windows XP and the server edition is on Windows Server 2003. We have a lot of ...
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Why an application hangs [closed]

I have a window application developed in C# and c++. It has a client edition and server edition.Client edition installed on XP system connected with Server edition installed with windows 2003 system. ...
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Misaligned active window capture in Remote Desktop

Recently I need to to do some reports by capturing the active window within Remote Desktop (mstsc.exe). The capture was done using Alt+PrintScreen but the resulting captured image is misaligned, 6 ...
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Run a batch file before user logs into Windows 2003 R2?

I have an Amazon EC2 machine (Windows Server 2003 R2) where I want to run a script (.bat file) when the Windows Server 2003 R2 machine boots up. This need to run BEFORE any user logs in. Ideally I'd ...
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“shortcut” same type as MY COMPUTER where is it located?

Shortcuts such as My Computer or Outlook are generated by the system automatically. When we right-click on it and go properties, it usually opens a .cpl file(control panel extension) When you open ...
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Windows task Manager shows wrong memory?

Guess what it the memory on my system from below? It is 3GB but it show 4.8? Why On my different computer, it is running Windows Server 2003, it has 2 GB installed but it show 4GB (Limit field). ...
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what is the reason behind window service stopped ,whether its due to LAN problems or any other issues

I have a windowservice which named Trunk which stopped one day I just want to know the reason behind it? This is an entry in the logs, Nov 25 15:54:52.157 :Trunk-1516:Trunk:Stopping Trunk. Nov 25 ...
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How to create a VPN between a Host and VMWare VMs?

I have a set of machines as follows My home laptop running Win7 Ultimate with internet connection. A vmware workstation vm running Windows Server 2003 Standard edition server in my laptop w/o ...
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Accessing shared folders without logon?

How can I access a shared folder on a just booted Windows 2003 Server from a client computer without logging on to server?
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Domain Outlook user is asked for password every time despite checking the 'remember password' button

We have a windows 2003 domain. All users have roaming profiles. We have a couple of users who, when they log into outlook, are asked for their password every time, despite selecting the 'remember ...
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What is the reason behind my application service suddenly stopped? [closed]

The server Service is “Mss.exe” which is running under account “stepup” account which I checked from “services.msc” and system configuration is 2003 server 32bit standard edition with SP2. But ...
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What version of Exchange am I running?

A server I've recently taken charge of has a copy of Exchange installed. Add or Remove Programs just shows "Microsoft Exchange". By clicking on Change/Remove I can see that the version number is ...
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What version of SharePoint am I running?

A server I've recently taken charge of has a copy of SharePoint installed. Add or Remove Programs shows "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007". How do I find out if I'm running Standard, ...