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

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Folder keeps changing back to read-only. What permissions setup causes this in Windows?

I think I'm going crazy. Every time I create a folder it automatically is set to readonly, but I can still then rename the folder or add folders to it. If I attempt to uncheck the readonly flag it ...
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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 to disable file download popup in Internet Explorer?

I was able to disable file download popup in all popular browsers except Internet Explorer. This is the popup: I thought this would do it, but I still get the popup: Internet Explorer > Tools > ...
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What's the difference between “default gateway” and “preferred DNS server”?

TCP/IP Properties of a network connection in Windows Server 2003 has two different options, "Default gateway" and "Preferred DNS server".
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How to replace a single character in Windows filenames using a batch file?

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that has a whole bunch of filenames that need renaming. Basically, I just need all - (hyphens) replaced with _ (underscores), no matter where they are in the ...
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Can Remote Desktop connect only 2 monitors when the client has 3 or 4 monitors connected?

I have three monitors (all 1920x1200) connected to my desktop and I would like to RDP into another computer (running Windows Server 2003) and use only two of my three monitors. The main monitor is ...
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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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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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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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Hiding folders from Specific Users

I use computers in a shared house, the computers are running Windows 7 and Windows Vista and are connected to a network with Windows Server 2003 as the DC. I want to hide certain folders from other ...
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Can't install windows server 2003

Guys i can't install Win 2003 it's giving me an error not enough space the screenshot here Please direct me to the right path, i'm beginner in Windows Server, thanks.
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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 do I automate an MSI installs?

I have about 20 applications that need to be run in a specific order. I want to script them so that I can do this remotely. Each one of the applications has a Setup.exe and an MSI. I was hoping just ...
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How to join an Active Directory with a Linux machine

How can I join an Active Directory domain with a Linux machine? Will it work with Ubuntu, Redhat, CentOS? Are there any with which it will not work?
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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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Possible reasons WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts is not working (appart from the obvious)

Here's my C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.168.100.1 router testing it: C:\>ping router Ping request could not find host router. Please check ...
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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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Set the standard size and list view for windows file open dialog permanently

On a windows server 2003 system (I guess it would be the same solution on windows xp) the standard file open dialog of the operating system is used by most software, for example firefox. Many times I ...
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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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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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How do I use a virtualbox guest machine as a gateway?

I have a certain problem. I am working on an Ubuntu machine, but I have to use a windows 2003 server guest to connect to a Stonegate VPN to be able to manage our client's website. I have already ...
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Why would a 2TB Drive say half it's space is used when it isn't.

I have a 2TB drive on Windows 2003. I copied 120GB of data onto it. It is now showing only 840GB of free space. It's like it knows it's a 2TB drive, but only 1TB is available to me. Why would this be? ...
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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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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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Undoing the Last Installed Windows Updates via Command Line

Using the command line, how can I undo the last installed windows updates?
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How to disable/setup same name and same password authentication between two windows PCs on the same network?

My Experiment I set up a simple network with two computers, both on the same work group. I created a local user 'A' with password 'A' on Computer 1. And then I created an identically named local ...
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What open-source drive clone software out there have you successfully used on win2k3 server?

And, how many attempts did you have to make before you got it right? I'm about to do a 80gb to 80gb clone for archival purposes and want to make the best move here.
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Sharing a folder with Win 2k3 - Only allows localhost

I have a mostly new install of Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP2, and I'm trying to share a folder on the network. The instructions here, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324267, describe the steps I ...
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Windows 2003 zip from command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files? Is there a way to zip a file (or group of files) from the command ...
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COMPACT /U command does not decompress large 25GB file

I have a 25GB file that was incorrectly set as NTFS-compressed because the directory where it is had been marked as compressed when it was created. I am trying to decompress it. The file is currently ...