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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hi guys,
i got 1 cisco ip phone.
and i have nbn fibre to premises connection at my home. 50/25 mbps

how do i make my ip phone work and make national/international calls ??? is it possible ? or should i talk about some voice service or pbx system to my isp provider ?
I have exchange server 2003 and it went down it’s been about a week I try starting all the services and no luck The company is a small law firm they need there email
 I have a virtual machine running Windows 2003 server and another virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 in VMWare.
 I like to run those VMs in HyperV Server, so I did the following:
 From W2003 VM, using Windows Server backup program, I created a backup file "W2003.bkf".
 From W2008 VM, using Windows Server Backup program, I created a backup folder "WindowsImageBackup".
 Now I like to create new virtual machines - 2003VM and 2008VM in HyperV 2012 server using"W2003.bkf" file and "WindowsImageBackup" backup folder.
 How do I do that?

 To accomplish the above, I used to create VHDX files using Disk2VHD, but my experience with those is that I have to manually populate IP addresses in TCP/IP properties and it has not been always smooth, so I like to try backup & restore method this time around.

hi guys,
just a general firewall question

I got a rule as -outgoing rule

protocol is TCP - source IP any- source port any- dest IP any-  dest port 443

is this gonna make all tcp protocols to use only port 443
I mean many protocols using tcp - like (http,ftp,telnet,ssh,imap, etc ) all gonna use only port 443 while going out. ???
or it’s going to route only web traffic which uses http/https over 443 port ??
got 2013 exchange admin centre for emails.
when i send emails out- outgoing emails are instant.

but when i receive emails , there is a big delay or sometimes i dont receive email at all.
how do i check it or find it ? from do i begin troubleshooting ?
i suspect its something to do with receive connectors in 2013 exchange admin centre ? but need some ideas or directions
got a exchange server 2013- in web management(exchange admin centre)
currently got Sophos firewall doing smtp relay. and printers got sophos firewall IP address as smtp server. so scan to emails work

but now planning to change the firewall to a different product. Cisco firewall.

so I want to know what smtp I should put in printer ? or how do I make it to work. because my new firewall Doesn’t support smtp relay like my old firewall did .
got server 2012R2
server does dns/dhcp/ad
it does restarts automatically almost everyday. i checked the eventlogs, found kernel-power error everyday.
how do i figure it out why its happening ? any ideas would be great.
have also attached a pic of the event log i found

got a USB printer connected to widnows10 computer. printer works fine. I wanted to print from a 2012 server through rdp

steps I did:
1- enabled printers in rdp local resource option
2- added the printer driver pcl6 in server
 so when I rdp to the server, I can see the printer in the control panel- printer list. but if I print from server, it’s not printing

print from local computer it’s working. what am I missing or did wrong ? why it’s not printing from server through rdp
got server 2016 as hyperv
got 3 virtual machines.
in recent times, hyperv space fillled up fast. found apart from 3 hvdx files, there are 2 ahvdx file took space around more 200GB. am i good to delete the ahvdx files ? ?
i know avhdx files gets created when backup going on and it merges later with vhdx once backup is done.
but in my hyperv, avhdx files are not getting removed . its there for few weeks now.
so just wondering am i good to delete those files ?
also attached a pic of the files
got server 2016 as AD/DnS/Dhcp
everything is good , until recently a weird issue started happening.

and it’s happening for all users, whenever someone goes to any website - it loads for 10 seconds and displays “site can’t be reached” and in next 1 second the site loads automatically.  
the second time if they visit same site - it loads quickly. but it’s just for one day.

next day if they visit same site- it goes through same routine - loads for 10 seconds, displays site can’t be reached and loads automatically in next 1 second

if I do nslookup- all addresses resolves Instantly
and this issue happens with only chrome.
works good with IE. how come suddenly all computers running chrome got this issue , how to fix it ?

and another discovery i made if i set static dns- ( removing my local dns) - chrome works straightaway.  so its a combination of both dns and chrome issue ? or just dns issue. not sure of it

anyone else experiencing same issue in recent times ??
got a virtual machine server running 2016
got c disk of about 2.2TB

got an external harddisk of about 3TB
configured windows server backup to backup whole “c” drive everyday.

it works for few days, and comes with error”no space in  destination”

my understanding is - windows server backup deletes old data if the destination is about to get full so it can backup again.

so why it’s not cleaning old data and comes as destination full after 1 week ??
We have 4 Exchange servers in DAG with file-share witness server in one site. Total 5 voting nodes in cluster. If 3 servers ( 2 Exchange servers  and one file-share witness servers ) goes down at same time and not recoverable. Means 3 servers out 5 are down.

Then how can i can forcefully up the cluster and DAG with remaining two Exchange nodes?
got server 2012r2
got iis8.5 running
in server certificates, got a ssl certificate from go daddy which gonna expire in 1 day.
how do I find to which site that certificate is binded to ?? bcoz I got few sites, could not find to which site it is attached.

and if I want to renew it, should I create do a “create certificate request” and do a right click on my current certificate and select renew . is that the correct way to renew it ?

and does the iis show certificates which are created using other servers csr also ?
hi guys,
need some help, this is the first time am installing/renewing a ssl certificate in iis server

got a server 2012R2, running iis 8.5
got a domain name - ssl certificate for it gonna expire tomorrow.
I renewed it with go daddy for next 1 year.
now how do I install new certificate in my IIS server ???
any one provide me steps or any help.
I need to provide for SSL certs for a few intranet only web servers. The domain DNS name has a TLD of .local so I don't have the ability to have certs issued from an external Certificate Authority. Currently an Exchange 2003 server that is to be decommissioned in 2020 holds the enterprise level CA role. Prior to the decommissioning of the Exchange 2003 server I am supposing that I could enable a standalone CA such as using an offline non-domain joined server that holds that role. However I am confused with the choice of this standalone being identified as a root or a subordinate. So basically I am confused as to what is the best approach to provide for SSL certs for our internal web servers. Could I generate and fulfill the requests using the 2003 CA and then later migrate that role to server 2012 (backup the 2003 CA and then restore the 2003 CA to the 2012 server).

Any advice as to the path of least trouble is appreciated. - Thanks,
got a website - currently “A” record pointing to

and I recently got a new website developed like and it’s sitting in

now if I go into my domain console and change the “A” to point to
and if I browse will it point to automatically ?? am I doing it right ?

I just want to everyone to still use same old address but point to my new website
hi got server 2016 as Active directory.
i want to know about a particular user"Ä", in which computer he has lastly logged on to or which computer he was using ? how do i find it out from active directory ? ?

got more than 100 computers in domain, cannot go into each computer and search for his user profile. so is there any way to find out which particular computer the user "ä" has used lastly ?
My WDS multicast is not work on which ever setting i set it.
I am not using deployment tool kit, only the standard WDS.
My grinds to almost a screeching halt when the load takes it from the multiple machines pulling images.

Does anyone know how to get multicast to work or a similar equally effective solution?
got a server runnings 2016 as hyper v
got few virtual machines running in it.

just thinking. for example virtual machine "A" got 2 GB ram. does it mean, it saves 2GB file somewhere in "c"drive of hyperv.   if yes, - can i able to move that 2gb file to a different location to free up some space in "c"drive ? ?  is it possible ?
got a super micro server running 2012 R2 essentials. got raid 1 with 2 disks.

got super doctor5 software to manage all components of server. but It’s not detecting the harddisk health, it comes as unknown.
upon researching I found super doctor5, does not detect harddisk if it’s in RAID.

is there any other software I can install to manage harddisk health or raid health from
desktop. ? like store administrator or raid manager. any software that work with super micro servers ?
Permanently get rid of Bing
got a general question.
got a laptop with an external monitor.
when the laptop lid is closed I got monitor working good with 3840*1080 resolution. looks good.
but when I open the laptop lid to extend display, the monitor resolution settings stays same - but physically having a look in monitor is different. Icons are big and fonts are stretched. if I close laptop lid, again all looks good in monitor.

is this how it works? or can I change any settings so monitor stays good even when I open the laptop lid .

We have a PC that we use as our server with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server (Service Pack 2) installed.

Our Server PC has the following specs:

Operating system: Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Version:                   5.2.3790 Service Pack 2
Processor:               Intel(R) Core 2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80 GHz
RAM:                        3.99 GB
System Type:          32-bit operating system

This PC turns off by itself about once a week and it is hard to get it turned back on after it turns off.

Using "Event Viewer" on the PC, an error message says that the PC shutdown was unexpected. (Event ID: 6008)

To get the PC turned back on we usually have to;

1. Take all cables and plugs out from the PC, which includes:
   - Power cord, mouse, keyboard, ethernet cable, VGA cable going to PC from display, external hard drive.
2. Take out CMOS battery from PC
3. Hold power button on PC for 30 seconds
4. Plug in power cord only to PC
5. Wait for 30 seconds then press power button on PC

The PC starts turning on. We then do the following:
6. Put CMOS battery back into PC
7. Plug in other cables to PC

Any thoughts on this?

got a server 2012R2 std -  doing terminal server
going to upgrade it to 2016 std

should I consider anything before upgrading to 2016 ? or is it just click next next and finish , and all should be good ??
got 2016 server which is AD - domain environment
for security reasons- I don’t want any users to click on url links if they receive through emails(outlook2016)

is there any way to block users from clicking in outlook ??? through gpo ? or changing registry through gpo ?

I want them to receive that email/ see those links. if they want, they can copy and paste but don’t want to click on URL in outlook itself to reduce security risk . can this be achievable ?

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).