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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Windows server 2003 get synchronization failure with following error. What's wrong? How to fix it?

WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. ---> System.IO.IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.WebClientProtocol.GetWebResponse(WebRequest request)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.HttpWebClientProtocol.GetWebResponse(WebRequest request)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSync.ServerSyncCompressionProxy.GetWebResponse(WebRequest webRequest)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSyncWebServices.ServerSync.ServerSyncProxy.GetAuthConfig()
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSync.ServerSyncLib.InternetGetServerAuthConfig(ServerSyncProxy proxy, WebServiceCommunicationHelper webServiceHelper)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSync.ServerSyncLib.Authenticate(AuthorizationManager authorizationManager, Boolean checkExpiration, ServerSyncProxy proxy, Cookie cookie, WebServiceCommunicationHelper webServiceHelper)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSync.CatalogSyncAgentCore.SyncConfigUpdatesFromUSS()
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windows 10 laptop power settings are as attached set for 45 seconds to lock screen.

But strangely screen locking up after 10 minutes of inactivity.

how to increase the screen locking inactivity time from 10 to 45 minutes.
my goal is even if i am away to a meeting for 45 minutes my screen should not lock or show i am away.

please advise
Hey Pros,

I really need your expert help.. I'm migrating 2003 DC to 2008 R2. Please see the attach error message, its very common error message but I'm struggling with it for past 2 weeks.
I know nothing wrong with my DHCP or DNS server because its working fine for all other PCs/laptops etc. I tried to remove few PC from the domain and re add them to domain to testing purpose and it work fine. Lastly couple days ago I thought to join my new server to join it to domain before I run dcpromo and it join to the farm no problem and still getting the same error message no matter what I do.

Please comment and advise help...
I have migrated users home directory to another files server in failover cluster.
The issue is after moving the creator owner permission is none and the drive maps is not showing while the users logged.
The drive map is given in Group policy for logonusers.
I have 490 users and it is difficult to add each domain user under their home directory. Is there is any script which we can run so that the particular donain user will have permission on their home directory.

My Os is 2016
Windows 2008 R2 Server Failing to install updates
Windows 2012 R2 Server running WSUS 4.0
Other servers updating fine.

One update fails to apply this is after we lost power to the data center all machines came backup up with now errors
This is a physical box running Exchange Server 2010

The update is KB915597  Defender update

The server continues to report to the WSUS server every 6 hours per GPO policy in place

I ran this process on the server

Please try the following steps on your client:

1. Stop the Automatic Updates service and BITS service.

net stop wuauserv

net stop bits

2. Delete “%windir%\softwaredistribution” directory.

3. Start the Automatic Updates service and BITS service. When these two services
have been started, they will auto-create “softwaredistribution” and its subfolder
at system directory.

net start wuauserv

net start bits

4. After the “%windir%\softwaredistribution” directory has been generated, please
let the client contact the WSUS server immediately.

wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

If the problem still exists, please check %windir%\windowsupdate.log
and post the error message in this thread

In the Windowsupdate.log I see this

2018-03-09      21:46:29:060      2040      40e8      Handler      :::::::::::::
2018-03-09      21:46:29:060      2040      40e8      Handler      :: START ::  Handler: Command Line Install
2018-03-09      21:46:29:060      2040      40e8      Handler      :::::::::
2018-03-09      21:46:29:060      2040      40e8      Handler        : Updates …
Hello fellow EE members:

I have a Windows Server 2003 (not R2) Standard 32-bit server functioning as a DC and file server.

Recently, the server was hit by the Emotet malware.  I am working with Trend Micro antivirus technicians to finish removing the virus, but there is a strange problem unique to the Server 2003 DC/file server.

Every so often (usually when Internet Explorer is opening - though not for most times the browser is launched), the server appears to freeze and stops responding completely for several minutes.  

During this time, network clients are disconnected and everything on the console stops.  This includes Task Manager and Process Explorer.

I left Task Manager open to see what process was choking the server, but as soon as the server begins to stop responding, Task Manager freezes as well.

While the server is not responding, the lights on the hard drives are flickering very rapidly consistently.  (The best way I can describe it is that the flashing pattern looks similar to the lights on a network switch when a packet storm is occurring.)

It looks like the server is having problems reading data from the drives (a hardware problem with the RAID controller or array), but this problem only started happening with the Emotet infection and there are no indications of any disk errors either in the RAID utility or the Windows event logs.

Have any other EE members experienced a similar situation, and would anyone have suggestions on how to track …
Is there a way within windows server e.g. a command.. to get some clues on what app server is connecting to any databases on the local server? We have a legacy app with no documentation even as far as what the database platform is where the database files live or what apps connect to it.
Hi , server 2012 r2 crashing often. Restarting itself.
I checked windows update. It’s not causing the problem. When I go to event viewer, it shows bug check, kernel power. Dump file saved for further details.
I can see he dump file saved in windows folder. But how do I open it ?
I did some research I could not find any proper third party software to open dump file and see the information in it.
Is there any way to open dump file to find why the server rebooting itself ??
I tried to log into my main Domain Controller today. It has locked  me out . I know that the Domain Admin User name and Password has not changed.  I can log into two other DC's with the same password.

Background:  Recently we lost our ONLY domain controller. We brought an OLD Server 2003 up and dcpromo'ed it to a NEW domain_name.local. We had to recreate new user profiles and transfer all of our data. Once this was accomplished, user could limp along. We purchased a new server (Windows Server 2016). We elevated our Forest and Domain to 2003, then joined the new server to the domain. FISMO roles were moved to the new Server 2016. It was also running Internet Security, DHCP, DNS and Network backup software. We wiped/formatted the  server that crashed and reinstalled the Server 2008 software. Then DCPROMO'ed this server. Our intent was to demote the 2003 server, remove it from the network completely and then use the 2008 server as a secondary DC. The 2008 server proved to be intermittently unreliable (rebooting without cause) so I have not removed the 2003 server yet. Until we can get an additional NEW server, I have moved the FISMO roles BACK to the 2003 server. I will install DNS and DHCP on the old server and redirect the clients. Our  small network is getting far too complex to do this process again. I am going to reboot the 2016 server (hoping that it was an update that caused the problem).... Any other suggestions on how to try accessing this system?

I have tried …
I have a mixed version Windows network running of 3 WS2003 AD servers, which seems to be happily coexisting with WS2008, 2012 app and fileservers and mixed client network XP to Windows10.

I have been able to validate with help in previous questions on EE a plan to upgrade the main network, but the Accounts Department cannot be upgraded at the same time and I am not sure if I remove the AD partition from the WS2003 fileserver in Accounts and just leave it as a WS2003 fileserver, if that should continue to function in the upgraded WS2016 AD environment ? There will be also some filesharing from client computers to another WS2016 fileserver which I believe from posts on EE should not be a problem.

If the above is probably not going to work (AD is otherwise stable) then the question becomes whether and how to split the AD under the same forest, leaving the legacy AD roles from WS2013 to run off the original WS2003 AD partition for Accounts (with or without VLAN?) and migrate other objects to a new (tree ? domain?)

Any input/thoughts on breaking down the problem greatly appreciated...
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hi.. am unable to ping server from local ip ..but files are getting access kindly give solutio
In a DC windows server 2003 how can I configure an automatic mail that is sent when a user account is locked out?
Thank you
We recently removed our legacy Exchange 2003 server from our Exchange 2010 environment, following the procedure found here:

Our Exchange 2010 server was, for several months and still now, the only server containing our Public Folder Database.  However, since removing the Exchange 2003 server a few weeks ago, we have noticed the following message conflicts behaviour with our public folders:

1. Message with attachment (ie. PDF) is received in the public folder.  User clicks the message, preview pane displays message.
Message with attachment (ie. PDF) is received in the public folder
2. If the user opens the PDF (or clicks ‘preview’ to view it in the preview pane)...
User clicks message, preview pane displays message
      ... and then flags the message (as a reminder, or to mark it as complete):
User flags the message (as a reminder, or to mark it as complete)
  … the user receives a Conflict Message:
 Conflict Message
Conflict Messages

3.  Additionally (public folder) owners receive a Conflict Message message alert in their inbox:
Owners receive conflict message email in their inbox

We only have this single Exchange 2010 server in our (hybrid O365) environment.  Assuming this behaviour is the result of replication misconfiguration, I verified and made sure Public Folders aren't being replicated to another (decommissioned) server:
get-publicfolderDatabasesDB replicationPF Replication

Everything looked fine to me (?), so I next looked using ADSIedit.  
grepping a xyz.tar.gz file?

how to grep a xyz.tar.gz file on unix box?

i moved it to loical using winscp.

how to extract it to see file contents

i used qizip and 7 zip they simply changing zip to tar and then tar to zip again and again

please advise
Dear Sirs,

When I executed the below code, I get 'Run-time error 9: Subscript out of Range'  Please help me fixing this problem

 Dim obj As PageSet.PrinterControl <----- in this line i get an error

      Private Sub Command1_Click()
         On Error GoTo errorhandler:
         Set obj = New PrinterControl
         DataReport1.PrintReport False, rptRangeFromTo, 1, 1

         Exit Sub

          MsgBox Err.Description
      End Sub

      Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)

         obj.ReSetOrientation 'This resets the printer to portrait.

      End Sub

         I have some Windows server 2003 machines. I want to get the free hard disk spaces of each drive and cpu utilization of each server. I want to run a powershell script from a Windows 10 client machine to get the information in a csv format or a word format. All the machines are domain joined. Can anyone help me with the script?
Hi I have mapped one drive putting driver location and folder and username and password, So it is stored as Z:. When I am trying to access Z: and try to download file
like Z:/Test.PDF then pdf file get downloaded but I get error on open ,error is  "This program is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer"
If I try to access file from local drive for eg. C:/Test.PDF then it works perfect, So I am not sure what is problem.
Our Cluster has 3 Windows Server 2012 R2 (No Service Pack) nodes running on HP ProLiant BL460c G9 Blade servers; Node A & B are in a Location configured with a Shared Storage with a dozen of LUNs presented to each of them wherein Node C is in another Location with Different Storage with similar LUN Setup. Off late on Node A & B, we have a peculiar Problem of Cluster disk resources time-out and causing RHS.EXE to get terminated & restarted - repeating almost every day. Such RHS.exe failure reports 1146& 1230 events in System Log. Active Node is C;  This happens on B; at times on A;

3 Times on B Node & 1 time on A node, this failure even resulted in STOP Errors: 0X9E BugCheck: Critical,964,19123,0x000E,OS,,73: Operating System failure (Windows bug check, STOP: 0x0000009E (0xFFFFE800A0C86900, 0x00000000000004B0, 0x0000000000000005, 0x0000000000000000))

How to identify the root cause of this failure and to address this at the earliest.
the BizTalk Admin Console functionality is having issues while the MSDTC CLU resource is hosted by second node.  Although it is working if the MSDTC instance is on first node.

This is Windows 2003 cluster admin. Let me know if you need any other information..
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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....
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.

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).