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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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This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 - Both 32 and 64 Bit installs.
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We have an AD Account  and it should be given Mininum permissions whatever is required to just do the below tasks for that account. Nothing else.
1. User should be able to remotely logon to the server in domain joined computer.
2. Should be able to start / stop services using command prompt (cmd.exe "run as Administrator")

Can we assign the user to any of the groups in attached screenshot or need to create something else.

Appreciate your help.
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We have a windows 2003 server that we just had an issue where the server was not able to be reached remotely. We could ping the server no problem. the settings for the remote were set to allow in all menus. The work around we found was to turn remote permission and reboot the computer and turn the remote permissions on. Wondering how this would fix the remote issue. Is this a known issue?
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What is the purpose of "catalog" used for windows server backup utility? What situation should I create\ delete the catalog?
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Hi,
So i am being tasked with a full infrastructure upgrade of the following:

Old config
Esxi 5
2003 R2 domain controllers
DHCP/DNS on DC1
No DFS just shares on one of the DC's
Exchange 2007
Tradar server

New Config:
ESXi6
2016 DC's
DFSr
Exchange 2016
2016 file servers

What is the best method to carry out the following:

- Migrate 2003 R2 domain controllers to 2016
- Transfer files to new file server and maintain the permissions for NTFS and shares (Was thinking robocopy)
- Migrate exchange 2007 to 2016 (Found an article for this that i have to go 2007>2013>2016. Is there a best method or practices for doing this)
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I have a VM that is running a very old be stable SBS 2003 server OS. I had a power failure last Saturday at the office and it seems now or any time after a log into the VM SBS 2003 server I get a notice saying that I need to activate windows. I saw an article online saying that it could possibly being caused by a script interface with windows activation running on the VM. however to remove the script manually it is telling me that I need to have the SBS 2003 CD.

I do not have that CD anymore.

Any suggestions
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Hello experts,

We have just re-installed Citrix server and clients are getting the following error:

Unable to launch your application.  Contact your help desk with the following information: Cannot connect to the Citrix XenApp server.  There is no Citrix XenApp server configured on the specified address.

Need help troubleshooting the Citrix XenApp.  We are using 4.5 and running windows server 2003 (old and plan to upgrade soon)

Help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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hi,

Based on last time someone suggest I use treesize to find the largest file which occupy  most of the disk space, can c:> dir can do the same thing ?
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Tomorrow I will be replacing two computers (easy), and replacing their server that runs quickbooks pro 2010 and is their DC for about 5 computers.
Their server is server 2003, the new server is 2012 essentials.

What is the best way attack to this?

I was thinking replace the two computers first and don't join to domain just yet.
Upgrade quickbooks to 2017 desktop pro on the old server.
Then start to set up the new server. Transfer the quickbooks files over after it is set up.

Is there a best way to do this?

Any help appreciated.
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Need to discuss with the business, high patch count still required is because of an old sharepoint server (old copy of office installed on server) and SQL on 2003 server, which should have been retired, but is still on and being used because data has not been migrated.

Also a Print Server we cannot update with 99 patches missing!
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Hi All

We have two domain controllers one is a server 2003 and the other is server 2008, the server 2003 was the first domain controller installed and we would like the 2008 server or even build a 2012 server to be the new Primary controller.

what steps need to be taken to decommission this
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Hi,
I just did file server migration from 2003 to 2016 using the following guide

https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/75097-replace-an-old-file-server-with-a-new-file-server-using-the-same-ip-same-name-same-shares

All is working well as i am able to access the shares from computer with appropriate permission, however some of the shares had an alias for example \\servername\files\123 was called \\filestore\files\123. I am not able to accesss those shares,whenever i click on it i get a prompt that says you were not connected because duplicate name exist on the network.

I have renamed the old server, re IP'd it and even turned it off. Nothing in DNS records pointing to the old server. Any suggestions?
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Trying to get 2 DFS servers to replicate, but getting 13540 Event Viewer ID:

The File Replication Service cannot replicate e:\dfs.roots\data because the pathname of the customer designated staging directory:
 d:\frs-staging is not the fully qualified pathname of an existing, accessible local directory.
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I have a functioning 2003 terminal server which does not have a licensing server in the domain. The license server listed in the registry is an old domain controller that no longer exists. My issue is that I simply need to know how many per user CALs are being used on the terminal server? Can I simply re-install the terminal server licensing component on the current terminal server to see the license count? I just don't want to activate the license server and mess up current users who are accessing the terminal server. My only other option is to go into the terminal server manager and count how many sessions there are, but that doesn't accurately tell me the amount. thanks for any help in advance
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Hi,

We currently have a Windows 2003 / 2008 Domain as we are currently migrating to Exchange 2013 from Exchange 2003.  After this
we will be migrating over to the Windows 2012 Domain.

Its currently setup as a single forest / with 2 domains with approx. 600 users. For example OldDomainA.com (Win2003) and NewDomainA.com (Windows 2012) with Quest tools acting in the middle.

We have recently purchased a new company that has different user names, shares, policies etc. For example NewCompanyA.com
this will be connected via MPLS.

They need access to the resources on the existing domains but the naming convention, shares etc. cannot be changed.

Just wanted to get some advice on the best approach i.e. Domain, Sub-Domain etc.

Thank you in advance.
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Hello,

I am looking for a way to pull information on all my shares on my domain/network. I am preparing to plan out a backup strategy for my environment. I understand I can use server manager, net share, etc.., however looking for another tool I can use and allows me to export data to an excel spreadsheet.

Thanks,

nimdatx
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Hello , I successfully installed oracle 8i on windows xp and now I tried to install oracle 8i in windows server 2003 but while installing it freezed , I don't know why ? After then I tried to create a database from database configuration assistant but a error message appeared as " tns protocol adapter error ' , Oh no !! I couldn't please help me how to install oracle 8i in windows server step by step.
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I have a remote domain with 2 domain controllers that need replacing.  The 2 domain controllers are running Windows server 2003 R2 with a 2003 domain functional level.
Two new Windows server 2012 R2 servers were built with AD, DNS, and promoted to replace the original servers, but nothing has been done to cutover to these servers yet.

Server list and roles:
•      RemDC1 [Windows server 2003 R2]
o      PDC, RID pool mgr, Infrastructure owner FSMO
o      Primary DNS server
o      DHCP server
o      File server
o      Print server
o      App server
•      RemDC2 [Windows server 2003 R2]
o      Secondary DNS server
o      Global catalog
o      DHCP server
o      File server
o      Print server
o      App server
•      RemDC01 [Windows server 2012 R2]
o      Global catalog
o      DNS Server
•      RemDC02 [Windows server 2012 R2]
o      Global catalog
o      DNS Server

The first problem I’ve encounter is the PDC [RemDC1] is tombstoned and I’m looking for advice to resolve the problem.  I’d rather use the demote/promote fix as a last option, because I don’t know what the impact to DNS would be.  Here is a list of potential fixes that I’d like your input on:
1.      Record scavenging:  currently ‘scavenge stale resource records’ is turned off.  Could this be the cause of the tombstone and could turning it on and running it fix the problem?  Also Dynamic updates is set to Secure only
2.      Repadmin /removelingeringobjects:  If this would work what containers do you …
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I have DC and ADC at network. And there have 4 client.  servers work like active-stand-by. They are at same place.
I have program at DC and ADC. that software work only from DC and program automaticly work at ADC. and all client work with that program.
If had an incident and active server stop working or manually plug out network cable from DC machine,
ADC is not work correctly. it work very slowdown. If I want to do something from client I can do it nearly 3-4 minutes later. when DC work everything gonna be normal.
I looked with nslookup commend at ADC I see that It still want to connect DC. and give error Unknown. how can I solve it ?
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Hi

I have a customer using exchange 2003. They have two servers in two different country.
The master is in country A. Non master is in country B.

The server(2003) in country B is infected by virus and after it is repaired, Outlook unable to connect but webmail is working, only outlook 2003 can connect, newer version of Outlook unable to connect.

Question
I'm going to propose to upgrade exchange 2003 (non master) in country B to exchange 2010 - 2016

If I do above, since the master is in country A, will there be any issue ? Can it be done ? Will there be any impact for exchange 2003 users in country A ?

if above can't be done or any issue, could you please advise potential issue, what is procedure to be done ?

Thanks
Regards
BMT
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I need to move about 125,000 shared files from a Windows 2003 server to a new Windows 2016 server and maintain all permissions.  The files are in user directories - each of which has permissions set for only that Active Directory user and admin.

How can I move those files and maintain all of their permissions?
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Hi,

I bought HP DL380-G4 server from eBay and it seems to work but I'm having problems installing Win 2003 OS- I've 6-hd @ 146 GB/ - I created the RAID containers- 2-RAID-1 and 3-RAID-5.  I tried to separate 6th had as a spare but I unsuccessful or couldn't figure out how to-?
This is my home network- lab I want to practice with it before joining the server team in a month or so.  
I tried to run SmartStart 8.70B for x64 and booted to the CD but it ran for a good 5-7 minutes loading but then I was left with a HP screen and no activity. So I decided the power down the server.
Windows is not able to see the hard drives? What am I missing here?
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Services appear to by running, however when I run this command I get the following

net start "terminal services"
"
The Terminal Services service is starting.
The Terminal Services service could not be started.

A system error has occurred.

System error 1314 has occurred.

A required privilege is not held by the client.

I am logged into the server (2003) as the network administrator
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Windows Server 2003

128K

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29

Articles & Videos

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Contributors

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).