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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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Disk ManagementHi,
 I have a virtual machine running Windows 2003 server standard. It has C, E and F drive. C and E drive is on the same disk 0.
 I like to allocate more space for E drive. So I increased the hard disk size in virtual machine/Edit settings by 11GB for testing.
 When I run DiskManagement in Windows 2003 server OS, I see 11.66GB free space next to "Local Disk )E:) 39.04GB.
 When it is all done, I like to see E drive showing 51GB.
 Is there a FREE software out there that I can use?

Thanks.
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We need to implement a patch management solution for our domain.  What are some ideas to best manage updates and patches that you experts have used?
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A little history before I get crucified. Not my circus and not my monkeys.. I have a soft spot for the down trodden.  

Have a client that is still break\fix. 4 years ago I warned them I was no longer supporting Windows 2003r2. 2 years ago I warned them the server (Dell T300) could die. Offisite backup no… still using a 2011 version of Symantec Backup and backup had stopped working a year previously. However, I do have good System State backup
RAID 5 failed and hot spare flaked out, so had to send the drives out for data recovery. Data was recovered. All user folders and other files I put on a temp server so they could access them. Now the remaining problem is that they had a program that used SQL 2005. I have got SQL 2005 to load on 2008R2 and run as long as I put all the SQL service packs on it. The database will not restore. Their previous server was also the domain controller.

The software company said they would help, but wanted $15,000 upfront. The main reason this place was still on this system was that the company only supported server 2003R2 and SQL 2005 which was why they were still on it. The client was moving away from this company, but needs their accounting from the old software.

I have a client that has a T300 in the closet that was a domain controller with server 2003R2. It never got demoted because the access to old accounting software wouldn’t run on newer version of server. I got it and have it in the shop and it still runs 😊 So I was wondering if…
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Need to update a  print driver on the print server.

Not sure how to do that, above my experience level.

It looks like the print server wants an msi file, but all I am geting from the printer web site is exe files.
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I have an aging SBS 2003 server which I use solely for Exchange.  I have a number of clients that connect various devices for email comms.  Some just use Outlook 2010 using Outlook over VPN and some use OWA and some use Exchange push mail for hand-held devices.  Just before Christmas I renewed my Go Daddy SSL cert which secures my mail domain and now all services apart from Outlook over VPN have fallen over with SSL issues.  I need someone with SBS 2003 experience to help me through the minefield.
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Hi ,

Our company have two domains (Two forests). Domain A (Windows Server 2003) and Domain B (Windows Server 2008). Two domains have build a trusted relationship. We plan to upgrade Domain B to Windows Server 2019 (2008 -> 2012 -> 2019) next year. I want to know that :

- After upgrade domain B to 2019, can I keep the domain relationship between Domain A and Domain B? Or I need to rebuilt the trusted relationship ? Or I cannot rebuilt two domains relationship due to old Windows OS on Domain A?

Thomas
Thanks
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How to determine what windows roles or feature when it was installed and when they were removed
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I want to know the best way to install a new Dell T333 Windows 2016 Server to replace an old 2008 R2 server.
I plan to install the Active Directory on the new server, (DHCP is on the router), but the new server is on the same LAN domain and similar IP as the old server running active directory.
I've done this before but used a different domain name for the new server so I could create it on the same network.  
Then when everything is ready, (files copied, new mapping, etc.), on the new server, I just change the domain on each of the dozen PCs and do a restart on each.
Is there a better way?
Thank you.
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Hi guys,

I got a pop3 email in mac outlook. I want to transfer all emails to a office365 outlook profile in my Mac computer. I recently migrated from pop3 to office365. So doing this transfer to have my old emails in office365.

So in outlook, I got both profiles now. Old pop3 email and office365 Email. I can drag and drop each folder email. But there are many sub folders in inbox, which will
Be difficult to crate all folders in new office365 inbox and then doing drag and drop each folder.

Is there any other way to do it in a better way.
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How to set up two RDS servers on the same subnet on Windows 2012 R2.

I configured a second RDS server with the exact same configuration as the first one and restarted both servers, the first one dropped all settings after restarting it and users weren't able to log in.  Only one connection broker is allowed across multiple RDS servers?
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I had these specific related questions after viewing Upgrading from WS2003 to WS2016 (AD issues).

It seems there is a consensus that migrating (no in place upgrades) to new a DC/DNS server running WS2016 keeping DFL/FFL at 2003 for the time being, then the legacy fileservers folders can be migrated to new WS2016 servers subsequently, and finally raising DFL/FFL 2008 then 2016 when all legacy systems deprecated.

A. There is a WS2008R2 with ASP.net framework 3.x running a legacy asp.net 2.0 app and MySQL 5.x. Push to ASP4.0 framework and it falls over.

The original strategy was to leave it in place whilst a new version is developped.   There are some references to potential problems with the application and RPC in the proposed new environment.  Has anyone come across this or offer any insights in this scenario ?

B.  There is a SQL Server 2000 running on WS2003 with a DC role, under VMWare.  The same server runs Sun Accounts v4.x.  I know there are potential issues running SQL Server 2000 in the new environment, and am concerned the Sun Accounts system whilst am told it does not directly use AD, may have RPC problems similar to 1. above.

Any feedback or insights greatly appreciated.
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An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0003500
            Time Generated: 11/14/2018   19:02:41
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         ......................... PCSDC1 failed test frsevent
I have a windows 2003 DC (The only DC in the forest) Users have lost access to this DC(File server) and the result of dcdiag.exe is in these two  attached files. I ran utility to compress and regenerate ntds.dit and then copied to c:\windows\NTDS folder after add word OLD to the name of res1.log, res2.log, edb.log, ntds.log. This did not helped and I had to rename it back.
An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0003500
dcdiag.txt
dcdiag2.txt
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hi guys.

i got difficulties in searching through emails in outlook. got 2013 proff plus and its office 365 emial.
went through indexing and did rebuild, indexing went for couple of days but still goes on slowly, there is some kind of issue in indexing.  
in application event log. got search warnings. 10023 and 10024 - gatherer warning

so i tried removing all items from indexing options. and search working good in outlook. it shows all search items properly.

should i leave indexing options empty ? will that be an issue ? what would happen if outlook is not in the indexing option ?
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For some reason on the last three computers I set up, I cannot set the default file association for a .dwg file. We use two dwg viewers, Autodesk Inventor Viewer and eDrawings. The inventor Viewer is for .ipt files and the eDrawings is for .dwg. Autodesk inventor took over both types. Usually no big deal but I have tried using the default apps in windows 10, right-click .dwg and select "always open with" and tried to set the association using command line....nothing changes it. if they right click and select to open with edrawings, it works fine. Just cannot set the default.

I can set any other file type, just cannot change .dwg.  Anyone seen this before?
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Have got a clients Server 2003 hard drive returned after drive failed and all files are within to folders called NTFS.
I need to get this booting up again and I've tried creating two new partitions on a new drive and copying all the contents of both NTFS folders to both partitions but I'm not struggling to get the drive to boot from the C: partition.

Any ideas would be most grateful..
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HI guys,
I have following issue with my DNS suffixes.
I recieve a domain suffix list from GPO, which looks something like this:

a.mydomain.com
b.mydomain.com
otherdomain.com
mydomain.com
yetanotherdomain.com
c.mydomain.com

when I do an nslookup to a hostname, my host (win10) will send queries with suffixes only up to mydomain.com, omitting the rest of domain suffixes.
To mitigate it, I needed to push mydomain.com to the bottom.

Is this a bug or some specific GPO setting that I'm missing?

BTW. mydomain.com is not set as the primary suffix.
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Hi there,

I am running a program on a windows server which generates a file on request into a folder identified for the user requesting the action.

The folder has permissions set correctly for the user, but the owner of the just created file is the administrator userID that services the request.

Using the GUI interface on the server under the admin account that generates the file I can change the owner to that of the requesting user.

However when I use the icalc.exe program
icacls "<path and file name>" /setowner <domain>\<new user>

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to change the ownership it fails with the message -

This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.
Successfully processed 0 files; Failed processing 1 files

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Questions -

  • Have I specified the wrong parameters on the icacls call?
  • Should instead I use another routine to change owner?
Thanks.
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I have a small windows 2000 domain controller and want to install 2003 server (new Virtual Box) to eventually replace old VM. I do not (as manuals explain) want to upgrade 2000 DC, can't I just add the 2003 server to the existing 2000 domain, run both in parallel, then promote 2003 and decommission 2000 DC?

Options I see:
1. Join an existing domain (2003DC joining existing 2000 domain)
2. Create a new Child Domain, new Domain Tree, new forest (This does not look like what I want)
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I have a domain with an 03 server and 2012 (r2 I think) server.  The 2012 box is GC and has all the roles, but the 2k3 server is still a member of the domain etc - the domain function level is obv 2003.  Glad the 03 box wasn't decommissioned yet as the 2012 box got hit with ransomware.  Unfortunately their usb backup drive was also encrypted and they had no offsite setup.  I need to reload the OS as I can't get SQL running again - cant uninstall it, cant install it, cant repair...its all kind of jacked.  Whats the best process to get it reloaded and back as the GC of the domain? Do I need to assign the roles to the 03 box first, then dcpromo, then reinstall OS and probably with a different name then before for good measure?
Thanks
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Trying to disco a 2003 sp2 server and getting the following error even though the logged in user is a member of the enterprise admin account.  I get this error when i type in: metadata cleanup: remove selected server

DsRemoveDsServerW error 0x5(Access is denied.)
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I have Domain Server 2016 Environment and all workstations are win-10 and some Macs. We have legacy file server 2003 that is quite BIG, we use it for backups and old file-storage. For now we have no option to transfer all files, to big and no budget. But now, some colleagues would like once in a while to access those old files, on the fly.

All Mac users can access those files, no problem.
All Win-10 workstations/laptops, they cannot access them.

Any options? Please.

I have tried this bellow, do not work.
http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3091503/enable-support-legacy-file-shares-windows.html
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First i'm sorry for my english.
My problem is with my SharePoint Website running on MOSS 2007 on a Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0 ans ASP Net 2.0.
My website was working very well but after some configuration on ISS console i got this issue.
When i try to access to my website with this URL: http://myserver i got an error Message : Content view is not allowed for this virtual directory.
But when i try with this URL http://mywebsite/default.aspx it's working but my CSS and JS file are not loaded. So i get an aspx page without my customisation.
I tried to give all right to my directory wwwroot to different user like thé ASP user, to ISS user ... Without any result.
The strange thing it's :
- when i try to go to my default site which use ASP Net 1.0 it's working well...
- When i try to read my SharePoint list from ACCESS 2007 or directly from the web by the direct URL it's Works
- but when i try to open my website from SharePoint designer it's impossible.

Thanks on avance for any help.
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Dear expert,

I need to stop or disable or start or start-delayed services using powershell or bat or anything that works.
I know there is several ways using: get-service and sc.
Here is what things go very difficult:
The command source machine is a domain joined server and the target machine is a not domain joined server. I got this error:
Get-Service : Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer 'Server'. This operation might require other privileges.
Im out of idea... any tips and solutions?
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After 6 years, we replaced the battery on an APC SmartUPS SMT1500 that is 6 years old, running a SBS server that is also 6 years old.  The system says there was no battery connected.  The battery was pretty warm and bulging.

I guess it died completely, but 6 years is pretty good? Yes, should have replaced it sooner.  It wasn't set up so we installed APC PowerChute business app and set up email notificiations.

We are getting loads of AVR Trim on / off messages.  Is that normal? Just ignore them? Is the software set too stringent? (there's an upper and lower voltage and a sensitivity.  Seems that's the only settings.

This is in central NJ / Metro NY area so not in the sticks.  Power doesn't go out in the office.  And the battery lasted a long time?  So the power can't be too bad?

Is there a setting I should change? Stop getting these messages emailed to me.  Here's a sample of the email messages over a bunch of days.  Too many?
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Hi All,

I want to decommission a file server that crystal reports server 9 saves it's report too.

Does anyone know where I can find the UNC, so it can be updated to a new file path

Phil
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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).