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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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I was about to demote one of our DC's and in the middle of running dcpromo I got a message that says "This domain controller holds the last replica of the following application directory partitions: DC=LimitLogin,DC=mydomain,DC=com.  What do I need to do in order to properly demote this DC?
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HI Experts,
Could you advise what is the most popular or leader in deployment script.

Currently, I'm using Jenkins, Shell, ANT, Maven along with product APIs (weblogic, etc). I'm thinking to considering the right tool (open source or licensed) which has the capability and meant for deployment. Since there are so many new products in the market now.

More interested in application deployment and to start exploring on Infrastructure side of it as well

Requesting you all to put me in the right direction please


Below it the landscape I found interesting.
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I am trying to put my pc to start boot right.windows update crash it.the command i did was to find out where Windows is so I could try to use a command to reinstall it.it is found at mining 5hbaomr.
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I am running Windows Media Services on Windows 2003 but now I want to switch to Windows 2016.
What service shall I use on Windows 2016 instead of  Windows Media Services ?
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Hi Experts,

I have this script tested and works as expected.  script checks the disks attached to server and checks the  drive label  of the disks and create a .txt file with the drive letter name ( such as "D drive.txt")  scripts is copied to  each server already and locally run.

For an example, if four disk found as D, E,Y,S on a local server, after running the script,  when I  go into each disk, I should have a .txt file saved in there as D drive.txt, E drive.txt , Y drive.txt and S drive.txt

batch script will be used on  mixture Windows OS versions. ( 2003 to 2012)

Issue: it works fine when script is run locally but when needed to run using PSexec, it produces different issues  even though script is on the local server and all PSexec should do is executing the script with remotely instead of logging into the each server. I have read on forums that vmic is not very friendly with PSExec, is there way to eliminate wmic from the script? here is forum talks about the issues it causes:  https://forum.sysinternals.com/psexec-hangs-when-running-wmicexe_topic14752.html

thanks in Advance
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Application popup: dwwin.exe - Application Error : The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click on OK to terminate the application.

Could you please any one help me on this issue .

Thanks in advance.
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I would like to resolve an issue that i face with event viewer error id 4000. Users can't logon to server (Windows 2003, R2) from some computers after a power outage.
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I have a 2003 server std that is a domain controller and exchange server.  There are 7 domains on this server.  I have been asked to upgrade exchange from 2007 to 2010.  Can someone guide me to a step by step process for doing this? I have never built an exchange server before, and need this to be successful.
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I'll be doing this tomorrow but wanted to get a head start as far as information goes today..

Situation:
Added a Windows essentials Server 2012 into an environment and set up so they both sync to each other.  Everything worked fine for a couple of weeks.  With intentions of getting rid of the 2003 server shortly. They were replicating to my knowledge because all of the users etc transferred over to the new server.

Fast forward to now the 2003 server is shutting down every hour saying that there is a license issue. This is causing clients to lose internet access and other resources.

What do I need to do to completely get rid of the 2003 server?
I was there this morning and the 2003 server is getting a journal wrap error?
http://www.squidworks.net/2011/09/ntfrs-journal-wrap-errors-detected-on-domain-controller/
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I recently joined a company that has a Windows 2003 Std 32 bit server.  It's poorly documented and runs several programs including SQL server.

Currently it's running rather slow.  I'd like to increase the CPU and RAM.  Unfortunately 32bit WIndows 2003 Std seems to be limited to 4 cores and 4GB ram.

Is there an easy way to switch to 64bit version (any of them as we have a datacentre license on the ESXi)
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Icons are missingI am trying to do a lab for an on line class , I want to  create a USER , but I am missing all the icons here . what does this mean , is there something not connected or not installed ?


thanks !!!!!!!
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Hi,
I will be building a new 2012 R2 domain controller and joining it to the current domain which has a 2003 domain controller. The new server will have a new subnet of say 10.10.10.0/24 with VLAN 10. The existing subnet is 192.168.10.0/24 no VLANs.

- What is the best method to join this DC to the domain and ensure they are able to replicate correctly
- I will need to make the 2012 R2 server the primary DC and demote the 2003 DC once replicated
- I will need to update how DHCP will work with multiple subnets and ensure that the existing and new can run side-by-side until i stop the existing subnet and allow the new subnet to be pushed out to workstations

Someone mentioned that i need to do some configuration on sites and services to get it to work correctly?

Thanks.
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I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running virtually on XenServer. The server is a Citrix application server running WolfePak, which uses ADS (Advantage Database). We were previously on a Windows 2003 server. Since moving to Windows Server 2008 R2, we have been experiencing extreme slowness. At least twice as slow as the 2003 Server. I have read many articles saying there is a problem with ADS and Server 2008 R2. I have tried many things recommended with NO success. Can you help me find out what is going on? The new server has 1TB of space and 32GB of RAM. We are not close to running out of either. Help!
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hi
I have a windows 2003 server as my domain controller with roaming profiles and folder redirection configured. I have had this server for a while now and I have migrated users from windows XP all the way to windows 10. M problem is now am almost out of space on this server but when I check how much data is on the users profile it doesn't correspond to what is on my quota statement, seems to be less than what is on the server. am also constantly seeing cases of "Your roaming profile was not completely synchronized" from a couple of them. how do I solve this?

thanks
Gerald
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Want to remote  control a windows server but get the message  "The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections" How to resolve the issue?
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We are baffled by a situation where two computers are unable to access a website that more than 150 other computers are accessing with a problem. These two computers are behind a common modem and router, but tracert shows the packets make it to the server. Running Wire Shark shows:
wireshark.pngOther websites on a different server (and ip) behind the same firewall are accessible from the same two computers behind the same router and modem.

To try to clear up the situation....
Two computers (running POS Ready 2009) at location A are unable to display a website on server A (running Server 2003). This is true whether using the domain or the IP Address for the server.  These same two computers are able to access a website on the Server B (running Server 2003) which is behind the same firewall as Server A.
Other computers are able to display the same website on Server A from multiple other locations with no problems.
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After migrating over to 2012 r2 Essentials from a 2003 server I am unable to demote the 2003 server.  It comes back as being the only global catalog server even though the 2012 r2 box is showing global catalog checked.  Run checks on FSMO and all roles are owned by the new server.  On the new server I can see and modify AD, but the WDS Server is failing to start.  I believe this is also causing the AD management center to not respond correctly as it cannot find a domain.  I currently have both servers running as when the 2003 is rebooted or disconnected the 2012 r2 is not handling any of the AD functions.  DNS appears fine, DHCP is running on a different box, file shares are on a NAS with AD connectivity and is working.
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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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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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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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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 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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Windows Server 2003

128K

Solutions

59K

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).