Questions tagged [windows-server-2003]

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Windows desktop can't connect to Server 2003 share

Client desktops tested: Windows 7 and Windows 11 DC: Server 2008 R2 SP1 Share host: Server 2003 Example Client IP: 10.10.20.10 / 255.255.0.0 Example DC Server 2008 IP: 10.10.10.2 / 255.255.0.0 ...
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Server 2003 old Hostname will not resolve, New name will

I have a file server 2003, the original hostname will not resolve, but IP will, also renaming the server, I can browse to the new name and see the shares. If I rename to the original name, the problem ...
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Need help replacing a 2003 server pdc with server 2019. Would it be easier just to recreate the domain?

I have inherited a 35 win 10 pc network with 1 Server 2003 pdc and 4 2019 member servers. Would it be easier just to create a new domain server with 2019 and the same domain name as the old server? Do ...
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How to see the commands that are executed by a silent cmd.exe

The cmd.exe process is taking up resources on a server, I would like to see what it is running. How can I do it? Task Manager
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Windows 2003 print server shows printer shared name instead of printer name's

When I try to add a printer from my printer server I get this list with printer shared names: Instead of this list of printer names: EDIT: Until one week ago, when I added a printer to a user from ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Can't Activate. Message number: 32777

I am building a test lab with version of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise in my Hyper-V environment. This Windows Server 2003 64 bit was downloaded from MSDN. This is needed to install a specific ...
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How to activate windows server 2003 via ISO?

The problem is windows server 2003 asks activation with no option. I tried to do THIS with registry option. Now I got just login screen, activation window doesn't work. I am finding tool ISO to ...
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How to change all numbers to be in Arabic in Windows server 2003?

I want to change all numbers in arabic in windows server 2003, not only currency
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Looking for HotFix to allow Windows Server 2003 to connect via SHA256 SSL

This is a long shot. I am looking for a hotfix that allows Windows Server 2003 to connect to websites using SHA256 (SHA2) SSL. I found several articles that reference it, but they all point to this ...
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Clean install Server 2003 no hard drives found

To all, I need to do a clean install of Server 2003 on a physical Dell R710 (no VM). Upon boot with the Server 2003 disk in, I receive a no physical hard drives installed error. I know the server ...
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ACE.exe is not a valid Win32 Application

I have an application compiled using MS Visual Studio 2017. The application is a C++ application using MFC. When the application is tried to run on Windows Server 2003 R2, I get this error ACE....
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Restrict RDP Access by IP in Server 2003 (SP1)

We have a product in our environment that is a virtual machine, running Windows Server 2003, standard edition (SP 1). Due to the vulnerabilites, our security group is requesting that I limit RDP ...
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Replace 2003(!) domain controller with 2019

Situation: Small business Windows AD Domain, 2 Controllers DC, Windows Server 2003 SP2 DC, Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Level 2003, both function & forest I'm tasked to add a Server ...
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Unable to assign Subnet mask 255.255.255.255. The combination of IP and subnet mask is invalid

I am trying to set a subnet mask and IP address as below for Windows 2003 Server. Getting error as: The combination of IP and subnet mask is invalid. All of the bits in the host address portion of ...
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Trying remote tasklist in cmd.exe on Windows 7 Pro but getting RPC server error

I have a Windows 7 Pro PC that is on my company domain. We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controller and I have a domain administrator account that is a local administrator on all the office ...
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Can't Join Computer To Domain - Event 4097 Error Code 384

I am trying to connect a laptop to my work domain. This computer has been connected to this same domain before, however it was wiped and setup as new for a new employee. I changed the hostname back to ...
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Microsoft Word - Margins for MS-Dos Text File

We run a DOS based database program. We are using vDos (plug: great program for those who need 16 bit DOS support on a 64 bit OS). Instead of printing direct to a printer (LPT1, LPT2, etc) we print to ...
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Unable to view File Shares

I have a Windows 10 and Windows Server 2003 machines that both have file shares. Both are on the same Workgroup and the same user/password exists on both machines (local login, not domain). Each ...
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How to allow all IP traffic to activate

Windows Server 2003 Ent x64 (I know it's no longer supported but we have to fix some application bug before it can be upgraded to a new platform because of certification requirements) Fresh install ...
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Only "Open With..." and "Send to" options when right clicking a file

Encountered a strange problem on a Windows Server 2003-based file server. Some files when right-clicked have only two options: Open with... and Send to. Other similar files in the same directory look ...
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hardlink/symlink with mapped drives in Server 2003

I'm trying to create a hardlink on a Windows Server 2003 system using fsutil hardlink create M:\docs L:\docs but am receiving a message stating "The FSUTIL utility requires a local NTFS volume. I ...
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Windows Server 2003 domain: remote logins are logging out other users

I have problem on a Windows Server 2003 domain: when a user logs in remotely with different user name any other user will be logged out and lose everything they are working on. Example If a local ...
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Windows 2003: how to permit traffic on ports 80 & 443 via Windows Firewall?

These questions here and here address the same issue but for Windows 7. Unfortunately, we're stuck on Windows 2003. Yes, we want to migrate but we have a custom, arcane piece of software tied to ...
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Cannot access SMB share (Freenas) from one computer (Windows Server 2003)

I cannot access an SMB share (shared on Freenas) from one computer (running Windows Server 2003). The same share is accessible by other computers. I/ve tried accessing it directly, mounting as a ...
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ntldr corrupted, fix without cds

My Windows Server 2003 (HP ProLiant ML115) turned off and now shows that the NTLDR is corrupted. I know that I supposedly can repair it with the installation CDs, sadly it turns out that, at the ...
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Remote Server Management Windows Server 2003

In Windows Server 2008 I can enable remote management by using winrm quickconfig and then I can remotely manage the server from my Windows 7 desktop. But, in Windows Server 2003 this command doesn't ...
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Server 2003 system config file corrupt, which is run inside of VMWare. How to fix?

I'm using ecc 6.0 software in Server 2003 through VMWare, suddenly system32 config system file corrupt of Server 2003. Is there any process to fix this without uninstalling or change data of ecc6.0? ...
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Microsoft patch : KB3203859 and KB3196718 throwing run time error for Visual Basic application

We have a windows server 2003 VDM, in which VB applications are throwing this run time error: However after uninstalling KB3203859 and KB3196718 Microsoft patches, the run time error is gone. I tried ...
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Rebuilding Windows Server 2003 after Motherboard failure - can't Activate or get to MS Update

I recently had a motherboard failure on my Windows Server 2003 box. I have now installed a different motherboard and reinstalled 2003 from the original disks and install key. All of that went fine, ...
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How to download file using CMD.exe [duplicate]

I am trying to download executable file on windows server 2003 as part of Penetration Testing course I am doing right now and I seem to fail... Powershell is not enabled and bitsadmin is just "...
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AD Account Got Locked Out

We have a service account in our AD environment (Windows 2003) got locked out frequently. some background information: Windows 2003 domain the account is set to never expire we never changed the ...
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DNS blues with local vmware guest DC

I have a Windows 10 host with a VMWare workstation host-only adapter attached to a guest network(local workstations, not esx) with a super-vulnerable Windows 2003 DC we use to test network-security ...
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How can I zip groups of files based on first x characters of filename?

I have a single directory into which log files are dumped, in this fashion: 20160701_file001.log 20160701_file002.log 20160702_file001.log ... 20160801_file001.log 20160801_file002.log ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Backup Exec - 'Please Insert Overwriteable Media'

Now this may sound like a simple problem but I have been wrestling it for the last few weeks now. Other than our main problem here, which is 'still using tape backups in 2015', I've been struggling to ...
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Remote Desktop on VPS : how to keep connection alive?

I have a Windows 2003 VPS running a lot of processes. Most of them works well even if nobody is logged on, but there are some processes that simules keyboard presses that only works when i'm logged on....
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Windows 2003 x64 non-fatal error: rundll32.exe - Entry Point Not Found

I'm trying to get a little more mileage out of Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition, and recently (within the last two weeks) I've been getting the following (non-fatal) error popping up when I ...
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