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

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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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Keep RDP from locking session in Server 2012

I am running windows Server 2012 with two users. I have an app that takes a screenshot of a game console that runs under each user. The problem I am having is that I can't detach the Remote Desktop ...
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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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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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Correct usage of Windows Server on network?

I have two routers, one with dhcp turned on and the other with it off. this is a functioning home network. Now, I am trying to integrate into it a windows server. Should the windows server be doing ...
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Access intranet via VPN from Windows 7 Home Premium SBS2003

Our office runs SBS2003 and I have always been able to access 'http://companyweb' via VPN. I have now bought a new laptop that runs Windows 7 Home Premium. I am able to connect via VPN. However i can ...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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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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The authentication mechanism is unknown

I'm attempting to authorize access to a third party program by checking their credentials against Active Directory using NTLM. This solution has been working for a long time - as it a rolled out ...
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websocket behind a firewall

I have a computer with a strong CPU and a lot of memory (strongy) running Windows Server 2008 R2, that is blocked by a firewall from any access from the outside world. I have a computer with a weak ...
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CDX currupt index file & Windows 2003 Server

We're experiencing almost everyday database index corruption on Windows Server 2003. I wonder if it can be somehow connected with caching or other server settings. We are running an old application ...
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Web server not loading pages in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox. I had two Windows Server 2003 PCs (SRV1 and SRV2), one for DNS(SRV1) and one as a webserver (IIS)(SRV2). I put some HTML page under the default website. But when browsing I'm ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 11.04 Server host w/ VirtualBox and a windows 2003 server guest, doesn't recognize the network adapter

I have an Asus Extreme II motherboard with onboard chipset for ethernet. Running Ubuntu 11.04 Server with VirtualBox. The Windows 2003 Server guest, doesn't recognize the network adapter. Installed ...
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iPhone accessing Microsoft Server 2003 POP3 Service preventing Outlook access for same mailbox

I'm running the POP3 service on my Server 2003 box, and have just recently run into login issues when accessing the same account with multiple devices. I've been running the server for years, with no ...
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Impersonation not working in scheduled task

FYI, this question has been cross-posted from Stack Overflow. I have a very simple program that copies files from one location to another, and I have scheduled its run everyday using the Windows ...
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How to add programs in the right click buton on 2003 server?

How do I add a command like disk cleanup on the right click of the mouse button on Windows 2003 Server without modifying the registry?
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Restrict commands that Windows 2003 Server local user can execute

I need to allow some users to login to a Windows 2003 server, as local user, to issue only one command, 'ping'. Is there an easy way to do it, other than using local policies?
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how to use to proxy in the intranet?

i have an intranet site which is inside only our company and feeds information. i download an weather API from http://www.foreca.com/Philippines/ and hook to my site. the API has a search engine and ...
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Process Explorer: huge I/O bytes with small Network/Disk Bytes

What does it means when process explorer show me a huge I/O Bytes pre second but mean while a low Network and Disk Bytes pre second? I have a machine here that the process explorer (v14) showing me ...
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Windows Server 2003 will not load explorer.exe

The server is a virtual machine running in Hyper-V. The OS is Windows Server 2003, SP2 and I am unable to open Windows Explorer in the VM. When, I launch it, it never opens. Eventually, I ge an Event ...
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Windows Server 2003, file downloads

I'm having problems downloading a file to a Windows Server 2003 machine. The file is of type .msi. When visiting the page I get the following message: Internet Explorer cannot download ...
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Clicking program tab on Taskbar in server 2003 brings two windows

This is a crazy problem. I am using server 2003 as my development machine. When I click a "program icon" (Don't know if that is the right word) in the task bar, sometimes it will bring the program I ...
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HP MSS EX485 no drives lights, no physical drive found

My HP EX485 stopped working about a week ago. It has one factory Seagate 750GB and 2 WD 1.0 TB drives with the factory processor. I removed all but the factory installed Seagate 750gb, Barracuda ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Windows explorer crashes when trying to enter a specific RAID volume

On Windows Server 2003, I have three RAID volumes, appearing as C, E, and F. In explorer, when I left click on C or E, I enter the drive as expected. However, when doing the same in F, explorer ...
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How to assign an user account to a client machine in Windows Small Business Server 2003

How to assign an user account to a client machine in Windows Small Business Server 2003. I read here how to do that in 2011 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527565.aspx) but I can't find ...
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Windows Server 2003 - DISKPART: The volume you have selected may not be extended

I'm trying to resize a disk on a Windows 2003 server. Via Disk Management I can see one drive (C) and 73.01GB of Unallocated space. This instance is running on Hyper-V. In DISKPART I selected the ...
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Tracking who deleted a folder in Windows Server

Recently there are several cases of missing or deleted files/folder from various shared folders, so we have turned on the audit policy for Delete Subfolders and Files. However there are more than 100 ...
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Why has “open” from the right click menu stopped working?

From three days ago when i want to open more than 1 files with "open" in right click,nothing will happen,but if i press enter button all of selected files are open! I tried it with PDF,word & ...
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Windows server always log in using last known good configuration

I used windows server 2003. I can fill the username and password, but after that my windows server there is no response or in other words my windows can not log in to the desktop I try used "last ...
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Shutting down machine without having to press the physical button

On a Windows Server 2003, whenever we want to shut it down, after Windows completed its stops, we have a display saying that we can now properly shut down the machine. "It is now safe to shut down ...
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Active Directory: Swap two users' home folders

I have an AD domain w/ some users. Each user has a home folder that's on a shared network drive. Due to a silly situation, two users have been using each other's accounts for a long time (including ...