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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 2003 Server / HPML350 G5 server?

I have currently commenced working at a new company which is using Windows Server 2003. I am able to remote desktop into the server and it all works fine. The only problem is if I go to the server ...
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Program or script to walk directory structure, based on my loop

I've the following loop and would like some help expanding it's functionality. for /D %d in (*.*) do "c:\Program Files (x86)\7-Zip\7z.exe" a -tzip "%d.zip" ".\%d\*" Currently, in a directory ...
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Windows 2003 Server doesn't start

My PC with Windows 2003 server has this problem: it doesn't start in normal mode, and in safe mode, it hangs-on the acpitabl.dat I have tried to reset BIOS and disconnect all devices, without success....
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dell server display on laptop screen

I have a dell server and I am trying to configure it for the first time. It is running windows server 2003. I do not have a monitor screen. Can I use laptop screen to display dell server and set it up?...
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Lion built-in VPN client times out connecting to Windows 2003 PPTP server

I have a new iMac with OS X 10.7 (Lion) on it that refuses to connect to a PPTP-based VPN server (running Windows 2003 SBS). To shortcut past a lot of questions: There is a Dell workstation running ...
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Configuring static IP address for using Remote Desktop Connection

I have a static IP address provided by my ISP. I have three machines at my home. I want to remotely access one of my machines (Windows Server 2003) using Remote Desktop Connection from any location. ...
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Can I recover remotely deleted files?

I accessed a certain computers files, which is running an XP OS, via the Run.exe. (ex. \100.000.111.104\c$) Then I accidentally deleted some files in it. I was accessing the other computer using a ...
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Is there a limit to the number of files I can place in a given folder?

How many files can a folder contain? I have 30k folders inside 1 folder. Each of the folders has 1 image file. Is there a limit on the number of files a folder can store? I am using Windows Server ...
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Chrome for Windows Server 2003

Does anyone know of a version of Chrome that will install on Windows Server 2003?
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Address Linux VMWare Guest by Hostname

This question is very similar to this one, except the host machine is Windows Server 2003 instead of OSX. Essentially I need to be able to SSH (via cygwin and/or PuTTy) from the host machine into a ...
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Standalone mounting utilty for Windows Server 2003 x64?

I am in need of a mounting utility that can mount ISO images virtually to a machine that is a standalone application without an installation. I know of Magic Disc and Daemon tools but they both ...
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How to measure disk-performance under Windows?

I'm trying to find out why my application is very slow on a certain machine (runs fine everywhere else). I think i have traced the performance-problems to hard-disk reads and writes and i think it's ...
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Starting a program on Windows start-up (VM)

This quesion is related to Virtual Machine concept. We login to system using mstsc and [username]/[password]. If I run a program on startup by placing it in: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\...
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cmd > attrib - Unable to change attribute

I'm following this tutorial because I'm having problems with the Task Scheduler service: http://technicallyeasy.net/2010/10/how-to-fix-keyset-does-not-exist-for-scheduled-tasks-in-windows/ Basically (...
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Install Server 2003 from USB

I need some way to boot my windows server 2003 install from a USB drive , any suggestions welcome.
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Identifying Windows Server versions

I am making an inventory for software at my workplace, I am having trouble figuring out the various versions of Windows Server OSes. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 - Is ...
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Show zip files in windows explorer folder tree

In Windows Server 2003, how can I always show compressed folders (zip files) as sub-folders in the Folders View of Windows Explorer Bar? Thank you
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Windows 7 clients cannot access shares on server 2003

We just installed a suite of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machines with a Server 2003 Domain Controller. For some reason the W7 machine cannot connect to the User shares on our DC. e.g. admin account: root ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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tracert with specific network device

I use Windows Server 2003 and would like to run a tracert with a specific network device. We have two devices in there, while the first is the default one, which the tracert works with. The other ...
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Windows commands not working

I have tried to run several different windows commands and most of them return an error message. i first ran taskkill, then tasklist, and then systeminfo and none seemed to work. C:\>tasklist ...
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How can I see the current number of ftp connections in Windows Server 2003?

I'm trying to write a little script that will allow me to see the current number of FTP connections on a Windows 2003 Server. I'm not coming up with anything so far; at first I thought I could use ...
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script to automatically insert users from active directory to pc

I would like to know if is it possible to create a script(power shell or vbs) that automatically insert users of a domain server folder under active directory (windows 2003). I want to launch it on a ...
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Rotate monitor to portrait on Windows Server 2003 with ATI card

Does anyone know if it is possible to rotate a monitor from landscape to portrait mode on Windows Server 2003 32-bit with an ATI video card? According to Dell's site, I should be able to rotate my ...
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Windows 7 x64 can't connect to a printer on a 32-bit server

I have a Windows 7 64-bit PC which is trying to print on a printer which is hosted by a Windows 2003 server. The server is a 32-bit OS. I cant locate any drivers for the printer. I've tried numerous ...
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Obtaining Hard Drive serial number in windows server 2003

Following another thread, I read that wmic diskdrive get serialnumber in cmd would produce the serial number for the hdd installed. I'm getting a message: ERROR: Code = 0x80041017 Description = ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying windows' automatic update needs reboot popup as non-admin?

While this answer may help if you're an admin, it doesn't help at work. So is there a way to get rid of this message without having to bother your admin?
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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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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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Windows vs Windows Server

How does Windows Server differ from any other Windows, say Windows XP? Does it have an inbuilt server of some kind? I can always start a server on any Windows machine, so I don't understand what ...
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Windows 7 can't access shared folder on Windows Server 2003

I have a Windows Server 2003 in my local network, made a shared folder with permissions for the specific user. But the user can't access this shared folder from other Windows 7 PCs on the network. I ...
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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. daily_stuff/...
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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). What'...
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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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Windows 2003 R2 zip program blocking EXE file

I have a Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition SP2 32-bit machine with all latest patch (as of 1-6-2011). It's a VM. I have a zip file, including a pdf file, a txt file and a exe file. If I copy the ...
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How to view configuration Lync 2013 - Impossible?

I was wondering if there is a way to view the automatically configured connection settings? Basically, I'm just trying to figure out which servers are being connected to on my windows laptop so that I ...
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Can't ping a client PC from a Windows Server 2003 R2 Server SP2

I recently installed a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, for a Kronos Workforce Timekeeper Server. Now, the server is able to connect to the internet, and I can ping its IP Ad from other PCs. However, ...
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Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?

I have to back up a 50 gig file to an external drive weekly. If I plug it into USB, the server hangs (nonresponsive explorer etc). Tried 2 different drives with same result. Googling suggests this is ...
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How to set up backups for MySQL databases a windows server?

I am new to MySQL, I have used MS SQL Server up to this point, so forgive my ignorance. We are hosting on a Rackspace dedicated server and they can set up nightly backups on a directory. Currently, ...
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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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“You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.”

I get that error double-clicking this file on Win 2003: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Print\Printers\Back Office Copier\DsDriver] "...
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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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Detect Windows Server version 32/64-bit in CLI

What's the best and quickest way to detect whether you're running a 32 or 64-bit version of Windows Server from the command line? (Cygwin is installed)
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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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How should I troubleshoot a Qnx ntp synchronisation issue?

I setup the w32time service to act as an ntp server, and it has been confirmed on at least one other client (MacOS X). I've used a few different utilities in Windows that indicate that there indeed is ...
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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 ...