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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Yesterday someone rebooted a windows 2003 R2 sp2 x86 DC by powering it off with the power button instead of restarting it gracefully.  Many of the services don't start on boot and even when they are started manually, AD and DNS are not working.  I am not really sure where to start.  Working on DNS or AD.  I had them reboot it again earlier today to see if that would help and during login a message was displayed "Active Directory is rebuilding indices.  Please Wait.... " I am guessing it was not completely successful.  There are no backups.  This system is old but still used for one application accessed via RDP for a small business.  

The DNS event log error is 4013 - The DNS server was unable to open the Active Directory.  The DNS server is configured to use active directory service information and cannot operate without access to the directory...

The Directory Services have a few errors:

Event ID: 1168 - Internal error an active directory error has occurred
Event ID 1824 - The intersite messaging service requested to perform an ldap bind operation.  The operation was unsuccessful

When I try to open ADUC I get the error "Naming information could not be located because the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted  Contact your system administrator to verify that your domain is properly configured and currently online.

It has been a while since I have had to troubleshoot these types of errors - and I am feeling a bit …
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Just a general question. Trying to understand the schedule of windows azure backup
i got a windows azure backup running.
2 backup schedule time :
10 pm monday, tues,wed,thurs,fri, every 1 week(s)
3 am everyday every 1 week(s)

what does this mean exactly ?
does the first schedule run all 5 days on every week ?
does the second scheudle run all 7 days on every week ? what does that 1 infront of week and why "s" in brakcets for week(s) ??
Hello expert,

I need to migrate Active Directory from an old Windows 2003 server to a brand new Windows 2016 server. Do you please have a step by step guide or a tool that can help me to do it?
Hello Expert i need to migrate an old Windows File Server (Windows 2003 ) to a new Windows Server 2016 Server. I have never done it. Do you have a step by step guide that I can use to migrate the files and also migrate the shares and permission?
NTUninstall folders 2NTUninstall foldersNTUninstall folders 3I have Windows server 2003 and discovered that there are over 3GB of data in these "$NtUninstallxxxx$" folders mostly dated from 2006 (when this server was set up first time) thru 2015.  When I opened some of these folders, they all have .DLL files.
Can I purge these files?
Got a server 2008R2 as DC
One of the user wants to change his username for his account.
For ex: currently - c.gutts
But he wants to change it to - Charles.g
Can I just make this change in AD under his account. ? Will it break anything with his profile, should I consider anything before changing AD user names ??

When I try test-path on remote machine it fails:

read-host -assecurestring | convertfrom-securestring | out-file C:\cred.txt

$remotemachinepassword = get-content C:\cred.txt | convertto-securestring

$credentials = new-object -typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -argumentlist "CGLASWEB01D\infra",$remotemachinepassword

test-path \\CGLASWEB01D\c$\donotshutdown.txt -Credential $credentials

it gives me the following error:

Test-Path : Cannot retrieve the dynamic parameters for the cmdlet. The FileSystem provider supports credentials only
on the New-PSDrive cmdlet. Perform the operation again without specifying credentials.
At line:1 char:1
+ test-path \\CGGLASWEB01D\c$\donotshutdown.txt -Credential $credential ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Test-Path], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : GetDynamicParametersException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.TestPathCommand

Do anyone know how I can get this to work? or do anyone know an alternative I can use?

Hello all,

what should I do if server is not working good after patching. how to test after apply patch. what should I do in case there are any issues.

Hi guys

We have an environment where the Active Directory servers are Windows 2003. However, we have built some 2012 R2 Terminal servers that use those Windows 2003 servers to authenticate with.  Unfortunately, when a user's password has expired, the 2012 R2 server comes up with a message that I have included in the attachment. We don't know what to do either. I know the AD controllers need to be upgraded, but is there no solution but an ugprade?

We had our 2003 freeze windows, with movable mouse. One hard restart later and all is fine, but we have

smss.exe in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\ialbmcnded\

Using about 50% of the CPU time available.

I checked with BitDefender and the file is clean, and it does seem as legitimate win process.

Is this a restart verification of some kind, or a very smart virus?
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Server 2008 R2. keeps rebooting while trying to load windows.
When i start the server, it says, starting windows and restarting itself

i checked the raid in raid storage manager. it looks good. status is bootable.  and from bios, i can see the harddisk as the first priority to boot.  so i dont think it is an hardware issue. i did memory diagnostic test. no issues found. further, i tried to boot from single harddisk - still same issue. and when i plugged back the second harddisk, raid went to rebuild ? is does not mean i will lose data , right ?

think its something to do with software side. tried to boot from safe mode, same issues. keeps rebooting. dont have a previous versions to restore.
i never did repaired a server. any ideas to do repair or to work around this issue.  ?
Need to get the Login User ID information that is logged in to the application using TOMCAT
If I've been awarded VMs, can I create a primary Domain controller as a forest server without affecting the Network that assigned me VMs..

OS:  Windows Server 2012 RS
I have problem related to delay mails sent by some domains to my domain , i have exchange 2007 installed in windows server 2003 , i know it is old version and i am working now in migration project  , they complain that sent mails since 3 days and i just received it today so how i can solve this case or trace where is the problem comes from .
do you know any ftp that allow for schedule that more important it is free and easy to use? In window
All i have to do is

send 100 files m to f at 7:30 pm.
What is the exact command (with parameters) to remove a SRV record from DNS on a 2003 server using DNSCMD?

I've done a lot of searching for the exact command format (with examples) but I have been unsuccessful.  

Please don't give me links to sites that simply talk about it or that have examples for adding records only.  My search is very specific looking for how to remove SRV records.
Please don't reply unless you know the proper format for sure.  Don't give me strings that you "think" might work. I need what does work.
Can I run the informatica workflow which happened to be in BI14 server, from my SQL agent job which happen to be in BI13 server?

Please help experts!

Running below code:- But got access is denied.

declare @result int;
declare @cmd as varchar(1000);

set @cmd = '\\BI14::PATH:\AB\CD\EF.bat\ Folder_Name Workflow Name';

create table #output (id int identity(1,1), output nvarchar(255) null)
insert #output (output) EXEC @result = xp_cmdshell @cmd
select @result = count(1) from #output where output like '%successfully%';
--drop table #output

IF (@result = 0) RAISERROR (50001, -1, -1);
What's is the maximum virtual disk size of  Window 2008 R2 Enterprise that can be configured on Vmware 5.5 ?

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Using Migration Assistant returns 'Logout Failed'


Migration Assistant returns 'Logout Failed'

If this does not work, can I use Target Disc Mode? I want to move MS Office 2016 to another Mac Mini - both with High Sierra
Hello all,

I could really use some assistance with this situation as I am not sure how to proceed and I do not want to make things worse.

This is actually a pretty simple setup……

One Domain with just two servers…. a Windows 2003 server (Dellsvr1) which was the Primary Domain Controller and a Windows 2008 server (Dellsvr2) (with service pack 2) which was setup as the Backup Domain Controller.

The Windows 2003 server (Dellsvr1) crashed because TWO of the eight hard drives failed. It was setup as a RAID 5. I have file by file backups and I also made images of it. So, I was able to get this company going again by installing their database apps onto another system for right now. But I can not get either image to load …. And that is a long story itself.

But where I am at right now is the Windows 2008 Backup Domain Controller (Dellsvr2) failed to promote itself properly when the Primary Domain Controller died.

And I am stuck with an Event ID error of 1864. I just do not want to make matters worse so I thought I would ask for advice before proceeding.

Please see the attached PDF screen shots of DCDIAG from the Windows 2008 Backup Domain Controller (Dellsvr2).
Got a problem with an old server I was hoping to do a simple P2V on and would appreciate some advice on physical mirrored disc issue.  I normally deal with proper systems with RAID controllers, SAN connected storage etc. so an OS software based mirrored drive is thankfully not something I have had to deal with since hardware has been available to do the job...

This server had been there on a site for many years (alongside a Windows 2000 SBS and Windows 2003 SBS on different LAN's) all of which I have been working to migrate their users off.  This was running a system for their CAD users that has now been replaced with a new version but the old system needs to be kept for reference purposes, I am loathe to even reboot it at the moment while errors show with the mirrored drives, I have tried running a P2V using Disk2VHD and had a non bootable result and backups are basically non existent.  I will get a file level backup of the data files and kicked off native NTBackup but considering the P2V output I am not convinced of any other backups until I can restore them of course.

Windows 2003 R2 SP2 on physical HP server.  Appears to be have 2 x Adaptec SCSI cards and 2 x 136GB SCSI discs using software mirroring.

Disk 0: 136Gb drive partitioned to C: and D: with small 31Mb partition before C:  Dynamics disc, Status: Online (Errors)
Disk 1: 136Gb drive partitioned to C: and D: Dynamics disc, Status: Online (Errors)

In Disk manager both drives show Online (Errors) and both…
I have a serious issue on one old terminal server (2003).

I have recurring virus, coinminer it seems, which I don't know how it passes into the computer. It is quite isolated environment.

It creates either gfxdrv.exe or gxdrv.exe in windows\temp and coin mines.

Did anyone encountered this problem? I don't know how to get dir of it.

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()
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

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).