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

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

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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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 -> menu ...
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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 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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What is the default administrator password?

Sorry if this is an overly simplistic question, but I'm a bit stuck here. :) I need a windows machine for me to do some programming for class. Since I have my Macbook with me everywhere I go, I ...
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Remote desktop to Win2k3 server starts new session

I use RD to connect to a number of remote servers over a VPN. This VPN can sometime drop out unexpectedly and then it seems to be a lottery as to whether I can connect back to the same RD session I ...
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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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My UPS has a 5ms switchover time, server shuts off during said time

Is there anything I can do to prevent the server from shutting down? (bios setting etc). the server in question is an HP Proliant ML350 G6. I've got an eaton 5110 UPS and Eaton claims that we need to ...
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“net share xyz /DELETE” fails if a file is in use on that share

I'm attempting, using NAnt, to disconnect a share (in order to redirect it somewhere else) but my attempt fails: [exec] Starting 'net (SHARE ad3-config /DELETE)' in ...
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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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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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Script to kill/restart rdpclip?

We use remote desktop a lot (XP to Server 2003), and people are having trouble with the clipboard randomly not working. After ensuring that all drives were selected for the remote connection, and ...
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help me automate this process

I come from a unix background, and need to do this on Windows Server 2003. Basically I have a command line process that I start from the windows cmd.exe. I want to achieve the following: Make this ...
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Why does a Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Doc appear every time I connect to Windows Server 2003 SBS?

I've run into a weird, persistent issue regarding a remote desktop connection. Every time I successfully log into a server running Windows Server 2003 SBS, without taking any further action, after a ...
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What's wrong with this net use command?

I am entering the following command on Windows Server 2003 net use X: \\Samba_Server\gis /user:Administrator <admin-pwd> /persistent:yes And I get the following error: System error 1326 ...
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How can I tell if a KB or newer has been installed for Windows?

I have a Windows system that I need to audit. The requirements is that (for example) KB2160329 has been installed onto the system. I know from lots of digging that KB2731847 that we have installed ...
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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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IIS in VirtualBox serving files from shared Ubuntu folder

Here's the problem: I want to use Ubuntu. But I need to develop ASP.NET (MVC) sites. So I setup VirtualBox with Win2003 and IIS6. But I would prefer my working files to be located in my Ubuntu home ...
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Workstation does not unlock when connected remotely to server

I am working on servers using mstsc, and everything works until I lock my workstation. When I try to log back in to my account, I am told my password or user id is invalid. The only way that I can ...
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How can Identify Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Traffic?

I'm establishing some rules for filtering my traffic based on HTTP request. In the process I noticed some packets with the http method CCM_POST. A quick search turned up this question on Server ...
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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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Deleted file on network drive

I deleted a file on a network drive. Is it possible to get it back? It is not in my recycle bin, and it is not in the recycle bin on the server to which I have a network drive too.
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How can I create a directory symbolic link on Windows Server 2003?

I'm trying to create a directory symbolic link under Windows Server 2003 but I'm not having any luck. I've tried junction.exe (Sysinternals), ln.exe, and linkd.exe (Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit). ...
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Give access to a subdirectory without giving access to parent directories

I have a scenario involving a Windows file server where the "owner" wants to dole out permissions to a group of users of the following sort: \\server\dir1\dir2\dir3: read, write and execute ...
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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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How do I configure ODBC DSNs in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 7?

I haven't done this in quite a while, but years ago I have set up DSNs for an ODBC connection using Windows 2000 and maybe Windows XP. I remember there being a Data Sources or ODBC icon to click in ...
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100% CPU use when new usb device plugged in - services.exe / Windows Server 2003

On my server I am trying to install a new usb drive but all that happens is that the system starts using huge amounts of processor cycles with services.exe. On closer inspection with process explorer ...
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What is the registry key to terminate sessions on disconnect

I want my sessions to terminate when Remote Desktop disconnects. Right now I'm doing this manually ala: Where I'm selecting End session as the option to When a session limit is reached or ...
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How can I configure the max connection limit for Remote Desktop Connections on a Windows 2003 Server?

Currently, I have a Windows 2003 Server that I connect remotely using Remote Desktop as administrator. It allows two concurrent sessions for the administrator plus a console session. How can I ...
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How can I find out which version of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) my server is running?

My server is running with Windows Server 2003 SP2. How can I check for which version of IIS it is running?
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Suspicious Windows Update

I have a computer running Windows Server 2003 x86 which is offering a suspicious Windows Update. The title of the update is Microsoft Corporation - Other Hardware - Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High ...
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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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Windows - Check folder size of specific list of folders

I've been trying to establish a way to retrieve the folder size of around 5000 folders, which are contained in a folder with a total of around 15000 folders. So for example: Parent folder -- ...
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Dual booting Windows 2k3 Server and Linux MBR

I have Windows Server 2003 and Linux installed on one hard drive [on separate partitions]. My first partition is the linux boot partition, and maintains Grub. When I boot the Windows partition and ...
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RDP slower when connecting a Windows 7 Ultimate to Server 2003?

I have a successful RDP connection on Windows XP Professional to Windows Server 2003 at a remote site. I setup another machine running Windows 7 Ultimate. although I am able to get connection, ...
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Reassociating profile with domain

I have a Windows 7 machine that has been part of a Windows 2003 SBS domain for well over a year now. When I arrived back to work today from about two weeks off, I powered up my machine and tried to ...
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Auto defragmentation of SSD

I added a SSD to a 2003 server. I heard there is some kind of auto defrag in windows which is disabled for SSDs from windows 7 only. Is there a way to disable the auto defrag in Windows 2003 Server? ...
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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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Can't start program by PsExec on windows server 2003 64-bit

I ran PsExec on a windows server 2003 32-bit machine to remotely launch a program on a windows server 2003 64-bit machine. The program is a win32 program with dependency to msvcr80.dll, msvcp80.dll, ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials work with Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2? I currently have AVG Business Edition, but it's close to expiring. I don't want to pay $189 a year, but I also don't want to ...
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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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How to remove a Windows folder with error “Access is Denied”

I'm running Windows 2003. I am an admin on this particular machine. I tried to delete a folder, but something went slightly wrong. When I navigate to its parent I can see it in there. When I double ...
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Application cannot access more than 4 GB on 64 bit processor

I am trying to run a memory intensive program which requires more than 4 GB memory. I am running it on a 64 bit processor, and I have 16 GB RAM (which is also visible to me). But the program crashes. ...
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I can't “unmaximize” my window

I've got a windows app (I don't think it matters which one, but in case you're wondering, it's SQL Server Profiler) that I can't put back into "windowed" mode. I can maximize or minimize it, either ...
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Can I close the “language bar” from command line?

Whenever I log on to a new Windows server (and that happens a lot), one of the first things I do is close the "language bar" in the lower right corner (I don't need to switch between lots of different ...
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How to manually run Windows Update for Windows 2003?

I'd like to manually run Windows update without accessing the Windows update web site. Could you give me a hand?
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Restart a windows computer without shutdown.exe

Is it possible, using only the command prompt, to restart a computer without shutdown.exe?