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Windows Server 2003





Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP and was released in four editions: Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter. It also had derivative versions for clusters, storage and Microsoft’s Small Business Server. Important upgrades included integrating Internet Information Services (IIS), improvements to Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP), and the migration to Automated System Recovery (ASR).

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got roaming profiles configured with the profile path in AD for each user account.
works fine for all users except 1. if user deletes a files from desktop. it reappears after restart.  i posted same question here before. got some great help from you guys and re created the profile . it seemed to be fixed but not completely.

now the problem is , if i delete a file and logoff and logon. its working fine.
if i delete file and restart without logging off, its re appearing ! any help ? sorry guys to post similar questions . guess restarting not syncing with server, while logoff syncs perfectly.
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Hi, guess i been posting multiple questions lately regarding roaming profiles. got one more to it.

 i got roaming profiles deployed using the profile path in AD in server 2008R2

just for one user, the logoff takes 15mins and logoff takes another 15mins.

i did some work, found her profile is about 15GB. issue might be , every time when she tries to login, its taking time to set up profile. and when logoff its trying to sync to server.

how do i solve this time issue? is it something should i ask her to move files to different location or any other way to make  logon/off faster ?
Hi everyone,

I have virtualized a Windows 2003 server into an Hyper-V environment with Disk2VHD. In the physical server I am able to do this:
I am able to see the content of netlogon.

When I do that in the virtual system (exact 100% the same Windows / setting / etc. offcourse) I get:
\\servername\netlogon is not accessible. You might not have the right permissions for this network location. Contact system administrator.

I do not get this permissions error since I cloned the physical to virtual, so everything should be exactly the same.

I need powershell script to extract last login user on all vm on a vcenter.
Can windows server 2003 WSUS version 3.2  deploy patch to windows 2018 and win2012?
I am running WSUS version 3.2.7600.226 on a Windows 2003 SP2 server. Recently, I have been getting an error everytime I try to generate a status report for any computer. The error is "an error occurred while generating the report. Try running the report again or contact your network admin for help" Also, Windows 10 machines are having a hard time getting updates from the same server. This server is pretty old and it only has 1GB RAM, running Pentium 4 2,6GHz processor. Any ideas?


Can anyone help me solve a problem with Kofax QR Code Recognition.  Error:

Text results:
Confidence: 0
Result: Identification was not successful.
Recognition profile: O QR Reco Profile
Image cleanup profile: O Barcode
Color image cleanup profile: Kofax Color Photo
Recognition script: O QR Reco Profile
Scan-time permanent image cleanup profile: Kofax Scan

I can provide access and more details if needed. It is a simple configuration and I need urgnet help.
I am triggering a pipeline which consists of 7 jobs. Each job takes around 4-6 minutes and overall it takes 40 minutes. Defined quiet period is 120 sec and 300 Sec. I need to reduce build time. Can I make quiet period to 0 sec. Will it server the purpose....
We have SharePoint Services 3.0 running alongside IIS version 6.0.3790.3959 and SQL Server 2005 (9.0.5069) on a Windows 2003 Server.

We need to migrate this to a supported OS, e.g. at least Windows Server 2008. Is SharePoint 3.0 and this version of IIS and SQL compatible with Windows Server 2008? Can everything be migrated? How would you migrate?
How to enable and configure remote control of a user from another user session in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, from administrator i can get access to any of users which is login but from user to user its getting error (Session (ID 15) remote control failed).
These user have only member of Remote Desktop Users & Users
Members DetailError
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I have a virtual Windows 2003 server. If you look at in in VMware the drives are 400GB and 409GB respectively, but my C drive was configured with only 12GB. I see a D drive with 124.54GB and 263.37GB of Unallocated space. The C drive continues to hit 95% and I have to do a disk clean up regularly. It would be so nice if I could just grab 10 or 20 of the unallocated GBs and expand the C drive. I have not extended a drive on Windows 2003 in years though and want to be very careful. Is it even possible if it is the same drive as the OS? I recall using a DISKPART command years ago in a situation similar to this. Is that one of my options. I attached a screenshot of the current drive configuration
Hello all,

I need to make a physical 2003 server virtual on a Windows 10 client. I already installed Hyper-V. Do I need to use disk2vhd?
Do DNS forward lookup list record delete after we perform export
I can’t remember my password to change the time on the screen

I have a customer with a Windows 2003 SBS Server running Exchange (I know we are moving to O365) but haven't as yet.

The other day we had a Power out 2 twice and the UPS had an issue

The First time when the server rebooted the Microsoft Exchange Information Store Service Started but the database both mailbox and public would not mount, came up saying Corrupt and due to the time it would have taken to repair the database I pulled the whole MDBDATA Directory from the Shadow copy at 12PM and it all came back up

The Power went off again and the and once again server came back up and service started ok and once again the databases wouldn't start this time with the following errors, I tried to restore from shadow copy from both 12pm and 7am which the database was working fine at those time but no go some error with all databases in.

The errors this time are attached to this

Hope someone can help

I got an old 2003 sbs standar and i did an image with acronis, i want to bring it up in vmware work station 12 i tried to restore ot but so far all i got is an error 0x0000007b it got stuck in a loop in the booting process , also have try to restore to virtual machine in vmware and i get an error .  what is the best approach for this situation
Had a call in past few weeks where I got great advice on cloning a server I put it on different network and removed from domain but local login doesn't work

Is there a handy way to do this I Could always clone again use different network but make sure to add local login beforehand

Would be great to use took to reset local admin password

I'm planning to demote windows 2003 DC this weekend and after researching the process I believe following needs to be done and want to make sure my understanding is correct.
Current Environment:
DC2003 running Windows 2003 (AD, DNS, DHCP, File Server)
DC1 running Windows 2008
DC2 running Windows 2008

Ran DCDIAG report attached.
DC1 has all FSMO roles.
All three domain controllers are global catalog servers.
Domain Functional level: 2003 (screenshot attached)

Steps to demote:
Remove DC2003 as a global catalog server. (maybe reboot afterward)
Change DC2003 DNS to point to DC1.
Run DCPROMO and keep this as DC2003 as the member server.
After successful removal change domain functional level to 2008

Should this change affect DHCP? Can I move DHCP role at the later time?
Am I missing anything?

Can someone please review this and let me if steps are correct?

Thank you,
How can we Transfer one folder to another folder on windows server of big size about 300 GB. I have to do automation via Jenkins.
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For some reason this virtual machine running Windows 2003 Std SP2 started to bluescreen and reboot non-stop, it will stay up for a few minutes and them it crashes, the mini dump contains the following. This server is a stand-alone server. Any ideas will be welcome.

Dump File         : Mini120817-08.dmp
Crash Time        : 12/8/2017 7:29:59 PM
Bug Check String  : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code    : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1       : 0x00000000
Parameter 2       : 0xd000001b
Parameter 3       : 0x00000001
Parameter 4       : 0x808312e7
Caused By Driver  : tcpip.sys
Caused By Address : tcpip.sys+1ce7a
File Description  : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Product Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company           : Microsoft Corporation
File Version      : 5.2.3790.4573 (srv03_sp2_gdr.090815-0925)
Processor         : 32-bit
Crash Address     : ntkrnlpa.exe+8c9eb
Stack Address 1   : ntkrnlpa.exe+312e7
Stack Address 2   : ntkrnlpa.exe+28191
Stack Address 3   : afd.sys+153f
Computer Name     :
Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini120817-08.dmp
Processors Count  : 8
Major Version     : 15
Minor Version     : 3790
Dump File Size    : 85,344
Dump File Time    : 12/8/2017 7:31:29 PM
Is it possible to  raise the Domain Functional level to Windows 2008 by keeping Forest level  as 2003 .
Disclaimer:  Completely new to IIS and asp.net.  I was assigned the task of copying a website that resides in an Windows server 2003 running on IIS 6.0 and making run on a Windows 2012 R2 server with IIS 8.5.  I have read you can deploy websites using IEMT or Web deploy.  My fear using these tools is that if I use them the website on the source server will stop working.  What we want is to test if the site can run in IIS 8.5.  Can anyone help me and tell me more less how to do this?  A couple of thing more.  The website was created using ASP 1.1.4xxxx and the SQL server is sitting in another computer.  Can I make this happen or do I need to recreate the website.
I Converted a batch (xx.bat)to executable (xx.exe) by compiling it using (Bat To Exe Converter) from http://www.f2ko.de/en/b2e.php but while clicking on th exe file I get the error "The system cannot find the path specified" but this error does not happen for the batch file
We have a Oarcle 9i Database in a legacy system and want to convert tables to CSV with data.  For some reason they have Oracle 9i and on Windows 2003 Server.  This is a legacy application that was setup by an old administrator and I need to access to recover the data to move.

This is a blackbox system - cannot connect to network and vendor lock the DB and changed all Oracle system passwords.  

So with help from EE guys we figured out that the below will allow as sysdba.

1.  the sqlnet.ora parameter SQLNET.AUTHENTICATION_SERVICES=(NTS)
2.   sqlplus "/ as sysdba"

Well once in that I can only export a backup and other commands on the command line.  I have a developer who is going to take this small DB and convert to MySQL.  What command would allow to convert/export on the Oracle 9I command line as sysdba to a CSV with tables names and rows?  

He wants a CSV so he can import into MySQL.  If there is another way to accomplish this on the server and I don't know I'm willing to try anything.  Maybe a third party tools?  

Thank you in advance!  Will be online and able to respond and test commands.
Okay, so here we go;
I just finished building a new computer. I installed Server 2016 Datacenter on it. Installed HyperV with Windows 10 Educational edition on that. Eventaully want to have all files on server, have VM and two laptops running as roaming log-in, with all file storage aimed at server. Need to be able to access over internet while in school or on road.
1. First time doing this
2. MoBo is BIOS instead of UEFI
3. HyperV won't let me build as Generation 2, which is needed to have more than 2TB of storage
4. Directing VM build and laptops to see and use files on server

I know about all these things, but school is more of a vocabulary test, rather than an actual building block of what to DO. I know what I want to do, and I know the items needed, but how to put it all together is proving a chore. Every time I have a question, I have hours of Googling to find the right answer out of many.

Anyone up for a challenge of helping a noob start from the beginning of the project?

Windows Server 2003





Windows Server 2003 was based on Windows XP and was released in four editions: Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter. It also had derivative versions for clusters, storage and Microsoft’s Small Business Server. Important upgrades included integrating Internet Information Services (IIS), improvements to Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP), and the migration to Automated System Recovery (ASR).