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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 am trying to delete a file on my   " Windows 7 home premium Version 6.1 Build 7601 : Service Pack 1 " laptop. This file is an Windows ISO file that was being used as 2012 R2 OS DVD for VM I had build months ago on VMware workstation.

I have removed the VMs that is using the file . After that I have used  rmdir, deltree rmdir /S etc commands. I reboot the system and stops all VMware related processes and i rebooted again. Yet, I am still getting the following error message in the attachment. I Have also tried both from cdm and powershell with elevated privilege where the command available.

I think I need to delete a registry entry or better how can I forced to delete the file from system regardless the process that using it or anything in general related to the file preventing it from deletion  !

any ideas  ?

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Long ago we built one Windows 2003 Terminal Server in our environment. We have almost 2500 servers. Can you please help me to get the Terminal Server host name?
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Hi all,

I am having many problems with the path limit of Microsoft OS's up till now. I have read this article:

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/05/27/microsoft-260-long-path-limit/

Often I need to do data migrations and so on, running into long path problems. Also regular users meet this problem from time till time, more than ever.

Anyone any idea when this feature is actually going to be released?
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I just rebuilt this clients main server this weekend and they've got an old legacy server that hosts some accounting software. A Few users RDP into it to work so after I rebuilt the DC and got everything configured I rebooted the 2003 Server Machine and now am unable to RDP into it. I'm getting RPC Server Unavailable message at the RDP login window. I've checked and the RPC service is running on that server.

Has anyone ever seen this before? thoughts?
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Hi all,

I have a RoboCopy problem: not all files get copied, but why?

this is what I see when te program ends:
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These are the settings that I apply:
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As you can see I am missing 1,1GB and the compare tells me it is 96,7% the same.

Anyone any ideas?
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I am unable to backup this server I keep getting Vss writer errors. I am the process of transitioning from Veritas to Veeam and both products produce similar errors. I have tried resetting the the writer. here is the Veeam error


Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Hyper-V child partition snapshot) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
Retrying snapshot creation attempt (Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.)
Task has been rescheduled
Queued for processing at 8/31/2017 11:04:38 PM
Unable to allocate processing resources. Error: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
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I run a applicaiton and i receive this error mesage: Error 5000: .NET Framework has encountered a problem and needs to close
I use an old windows server 2003 i unninstall and reinstall net framework 2,3.5,4 but sitll the same problem,how can i solve this problem?thank you

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I have inherited an old Windows 2003 server that still believes it is a DC. There is an application running on this Server that I want to preserve. Active Directory has been corrupted so the normal demotion commands wont work. How can I force this demotion, can I edit the registry?
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I am trying to get a straight forward answer on this one, we have a ESXi 6.5 and it only has one guest: Windows Server 2003 with a c: drive and d: drive (they are separate drives).

We want to expand the d: drive, there is plenty of space on the host (over 3TB free space).  While the server was running we went into edit settings and changed the size from 250gb to 350gb)When we applied the settings all it said in the main windows was warning and the drive size did not change.  

Do we need to shut the server down and the perform the same above steps?  Or is there a way this can be done live?  Or is there a complete different way this should be done?

Thanks in advance...
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Hi,
I need to access file system on this very old server (Windows 2003 server R2).
There is embedded Sata RAID controller.
It seems both disks are reported as "smart failed"..
What chances I have to access data?
Thank you
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After I've migrated all the roles from my 2003 R2 STD to a 2012 R2 STD it did not bring the sysvol and netlong folder, I have not yet demoted the old 2003 domain and was able to bring the sysvol to the 2012 domain using the link below, however still not able to bring the netlogon folder. Any ideas?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/947022/the-netlogon-share-is-not-present-after-you-install-active-directory-d
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I have 10TB of client data, spread across hundred of millions of files, avg size 200KB, stored in millions of folders, served from an EC2 instance acting like a traditional NAS, using Windows File System on a Windows Server 2003 R2 EC2 server.

These data are uploaded and downloaded through our Classic ASP site, served from IIS websites, reading/writing data through UNC (network path) to the NAS.

Storage on AWS are expensive (storage+snapshot+ec2), so I would like to move to S3, but still maintain proper security, so files are not available to everyone on the Internet if they know URL.

Any recommendations to this approach? How to maintain support through Classic ASP? Anyone did this storage migration in the past in same Windows environment? How to maintain client security?
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Hi experts
We have right now in our environment
Active directory Schema functional level 2003 and we still need it it is a long story why but right now we have to keep it like this
So we have some domain control servers running windows server 2003 and some 2098 r2

We have exchange server 2010 sp 3

My question
In such environment can we upgrade our exchange to 2013

And if the answer yes

I heard if we have exchange 2013 we can upgrade to 2016 on the fly I mean no need to install new servers and make mailbox migration and stuff like that

Please correct me and give some detailed information

Thanks in advance
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Hi,

If there's anyone out there that can think back far enough, I have a friend that's still using SBS 2003.  At some point last week it disappeared off the network.  We did manage to get it back on the network by using an alternative onboard NIC, but since then multiple services refuse to fire up.  There are multiple error codes, all seem to point at dependancy issues.  Among many, the Workstation Service does not start, along with many of the Exchange Services.  Has anyone experienced something like this historically and resolved it?
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how can we migrate applications from windows server 2003 to 2008

or from windows server 2008 to windows 2012, any tools we use.

any examples of application one can give.
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I have small shoretel system with 15 phones on network without any domain controller.
shoretel director is UC 20 server 2008 r2
i configured dchp with 004 and and 042 ping to 192.5.41.41 or to the UC20 but non worked
all phones show Jan 1
how do I  verify NTP setting on windows machine and what is the easiest way to configure shoretel phone to get correct date time
firewall on comcast  router or UC20 windows machine
so NTP port is not blocked.
I have seen suggestion to add NTP server IP to sevcustom.txt on shoretel director but I don't want to mess with custom files.
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Is there an option by which I can create a Sharepoint 2003 account (preferably online)?
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how can i migrate users and computers from windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 in same forest.

should i use robocopy, DFS-R or any other method.i believe for files we use FRS ?

will it be same if i use the same tool for migrating users and computers across cross forest?
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Hi,
I have 2 Windows 2003 domain controller.
And when a user computer boots, it can get either the dc1 or the dc2 has a authentication dc.
When they get dc2: they are able to see the whole DFS tree.
But when they get dc1: they see no folder in the trees.

When I look at my DFS Consol: I see my domain \\m.local\DossiersMaitres and the root target all says CHECK OK
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I'm not to sure what is the relation between the dfs consol and the kinda virtual shares located on each servers but ...
But if I open the remote share of the dc1 \\srv-max\DossiersMaitres = it is empty
srv-max.jpgWhen I open the remote share \\srv-fs1\DossiersMaitres = I see all the little shortcuts.
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So I guess the problem lies right at this discrepancy.
Could be relate to the "Distributed File System Replication"
tx!
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Can this be done?  I am having issues with what appears to be the Schema.  The issue with the Server 2003 is that it appears to have a corrupt system file causing it to not be able to run windows update, and launching the update process over and over.

This is for a small client that has 4-5 users on the domain, and the server is just DNS/DCHP, and a file server.  Nothing else.  It used to be the mail server as well but we got them moved to Office 365.

I have tried to complete the Windows Essentials configuration but it fails each time.

I read that I may have to upgrade to 2008/2012 then to 2016 - but we don't have the license or the server to do that.  

There is no website tied to the current domain  (which is .local) or email.  Any thoughts?
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One of my small business clients, who I haven't worked with in years just had a major problem today.

They are a Comcast business class customer.  Today, Comcast came in an replaced their cable modem without warning.  The currently have this environment:

Windows Server 2003 R2
Exchange Server 2007

There are only three people working there.  

I had a port forwarding table set up in their old Comcast router that forwarded these ports:
25 - Email
80 - Web (for OWA)
3389 - for Remote Desktop

When the installer switched out their modem, I had to set up the same ports to be opened.  That seemed to work fine, however DNS seems to be a problem.

The local users require the Windows Integrated AD DNS for Exchange to work from Outlook, but their web browsing is painfully slow.

The Windows Server is the DHCP and DNS server.

Prior to this, I had DNS forwarding working just fine.

The server is 192.168.1.2 and the router is 192.168.1.1.  The new Cable Modem / Router has the same IP address as the old one.

IT seems that the forwarding through Windows DNS isn't working.  If I use the Modem's DNS as the DNS for each user, they can open web pages on the Internet very quickly, but they cannot log onto Exchange.  If I make the Windows Server as the primary DNS, the Exchange works, but surfing the web crawls to a halt.

Any hints on what I may have missed?

Thanks!

-Ted
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Hi All,
There is a recurring auto generated certificate on our one of the server that I would like to get rid of, but it every time I do, it returns. I would like to permanently delete it out of the Certificate Store of that server.
Because we  have this policy applied on other servers
Can you help me with ?

And i also tried to moving this certificate on different folder, but it doesn't work.

some persons told me that below information
we cannot disable them, It will present in all servers, workstation, laptops etc.  its mandatory that certificate must be available and removing the certificate will not work as it is auto generated.
 Is it right ?
Because we currently have a number of similar servers that do not generate this certificates.

please assist me ASAP.

Thanks
Rajesh kannan M
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Hi, finally got the green light to do away with a 2003 server.
incumbent IT provider set this up for them.

their desktops are influenced by folder redirection GP for:
application data
desktop
My Doc
My Pic
Start menu

I ran the rsop.msc and it identified the default domain policy\user configuration\win settings\folder redirection, associated to group everyone and the unc path it refers to for each category, which is great. however i cannot find any entries for anything in the default domain policy.

went to aduc, right clicked on the domain, properties, group policy tab. i see default domain policy, choose edit  there are no entries under user configuration\win settings\folder redirection for the influenced folders of folder redirection

the goal is to move these source folders to a new server but can't until i figure out how to redirect it to the new place through the group policy its using..

appreciate the assistance
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I demoted windows server 2003 in my Ad site, i need to update the DHCP scope.

as my users will be disconnected. what are the steps.
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I am developing a printserver app and on the oldest Print Server is a windows 2003 server. When you query the Print Server for desiredn values instead of a straight IP Address you get for example IP_168.112.75.11 i NEED TO LOSE THE IP_ so I can access the network printer's web interface. I Know there's a replace command but I'm just looking for a quick answer that works I know this is easy for you Experts Please in VB.NET CONTEXT.
2003 SERVER


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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).