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


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?
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)
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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

Hi, I have inherited a network running around 80 Win7+ PC's, SQL2000 on WS2003, Filesharing on WS2008R2 + WS2012, and ASP.net/MySQL appn on WS2008R2.  AD is on WS2003 at that functional level.

I need to upgrade to WS2016 platform, keeping ASP.net/MySQL appn on WS2008R2 and SQL2000 on WS2003 as is for a few months until they can be retired (some users will require access to all servers).

I am unsure as to whether and how to simply replace (2008) or upgrade (2012) the other servers to WS2016 (leaving ADFL at 2003 for now) moving DC/DNS to new DC's, hoping the WS2003 boxes will continue to function in the new environment, and if so whether to leave the legacy boxes on the existing domain and create a new domain for the other servers etc.

Any related experience or advice gratefully received.
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I had C drive Dynamic type disk, Partition sty;e "Master Boot Record" and would like to extend the disk, but i having below prompt upon extending the disk.

The selected volume is a system or boot disk or was created on a basic disk in an earlier version of Windows and cannot be extended
Hi EE,

We have an application that dependent on a user session being one of our Windows 2003 servers. If we log out or even minimize the session multiple interfaces (msg queues) of the application shutdown, could anyone give me some insight as what is going on here and how to resolve.

An odd issue any assistance in welcome.

Thank you.
I need proper syntax to robocopy from \\server\w:\bulk (but .wav files only and maintain folder structure) to \\Server\G:\

This is on an old Win 2003 server. I know the /MT option is not available...what is the best syntax to get all the .wav files, exclude everything else but maintain the folder structure?
Hi All,

I need to do an in-place upgrade on a Windows 2003 32bit server.

I have the 2008 32bit dvd and it appears to install without issue.  But it hangs when the operating system gets to the green loading bar (looks like a caterpillar).

In safe mode it gets upto;

Loaded:  \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdsk.sys

Reading a couple of posts I thought swapping the BusLogic controller to a LSI Logic SAS would help, but it hasnt.

Some extra info:  I suspect the original server was P2V'd and the ESX version is 5.5

Any suggestions
I got a PS1 script that's inside a batch job, that PS1 script runs a sql script, I've scheduled a batch job to run that PS1 using Windows server schedule, the scheduler runs and gives the timestamp as having run, when in actuality the the batch (whether it ran or not) doesn't execute the PS1 script, thus not executing the SQL script.

Now, if I was to double click the batch job manually, it runs the PS1 script with no problem, so the problem is something to do with running this particular batch job via the scheduler.

Please advise.
What are the command can be used during debug windows memory dump to identify list of port and associated application. In normal windows we may use netstat -anob, but how to get to be execute in memory dump
One of my user's iphone cannot receive emails: she gets the french message "Impossible de relever le courrier. La connexion au serveur a échoué" Impossible to pickup emails. The connection to the server has failed.

The phone can send an email but it cannot receive them.
When I enter all information under Settings / Account- Password and press finish: all is checked green.
I tried configuring her account on my own iphone and it works so I guess it is not related to the iphone.
On the account in Exchange Manager 2003: I see nothing "blocked" and she is the only one having that problem...
I read on the web about di-activating the ssl and so on but why would I need to suddenly play with those settings and since she is the only one ...
Unable to login sever due to error prompt "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request". However server disk able to map and access. Server become normal and able to login with domain after a reboot.
Shared Folder Listing inside IIS computerBrowsing by computer name - FailedBrowsing by IP address - FailedFirewallHi,
 I have a domain joined Windows 2003 Server (computer name: iis, IP address:
 All of a sudden, I can't list shared folders off that computer anymore. I used to be able to do that.
 When I log in to IIS computer and enter \\IIS or \\, then I get the listing of the shared folders (please see the screenshot)
 From any computer on the same network, I can PING that computer by IP address or computer name.

 Firewall is turned on and can't turn it off. It must be controlled by the DC.
 This computer is protected by Webroot, Malwarebytes security suite of products,

Can you help?
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Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.

AddLegacyDriverFiles: Unable to back up image of binary Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol.

System Error:
Access is denied.
Removing a failed 2003 server from AD.  After performing the "remove selected server" from the metadata cleanup (I went thru the steps on selecting the domain, site and server i wanted removed.  I get the following error: Transferring / Seizing FSMO roles off the selected server.  Ds RemoveDsServerW error 0x5<Access is denied.>  I am logged in as administrator which has the enterprise admin group membership.
Using a 3rd party password-reset utility, will a force reset of Win Server 2013 password (login-password) have any nasty side-effects?

The server is configured as a domain with around 5 client PC connected to it.
NTUSER.INI was encrypted with Ransonware for NETWORK SERVICE on an Exchange 2003 server.  Can I just delete the ini and reboot server ?  Will it be OK ?  Thoughts ?
Hello Experts,

We've created remote desktop users in windows server 2008 R2 Standard & every user have an own folder in D: drive, how to restrict to folder access to user among themselves along with d: drive. Only one folder everyone can access e.g. D:\FTP.


Remote User            Folder in D:\            Allowed Access            Restrict Access

administrator      N/A                        Complete D:\            N/A
Philips                  Philips                  Philips                        Dell, Root, Wendy, Manager
Dell                          Dell                        Dell                                Philips, Root, Wendy, Manager
Root                  Root                  Root                        Philips, Dell, Wendy, Manager
Wendy                  Wendy                  Wendy                        Philips, Dell, Root, Manager
Manager              Manager            Manager                  Philips, Dell, Root, Wendy
N/A                        FTP                        ALL Users                  N/A
Our SQL Server network connectivity is broken! I can only get on it via a terminal from VMware.

Our server is set to a 192.168.0.x address, gateway 192.168.0.xxx. Ipconfig shows a 169.254.x.x address, I'm not sure why it is getting this.

Despite several re-boots I cannot ping it's IP address and several customer facing apps are failing. DNS looks OK, other servers with same settings are fine.

Can anyone help please!

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).