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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 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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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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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 was about to demote one of our DC's and in the middle of running dcpromo I got a message that says "This domain controller holds the last replica of the following application directory partitions: DC=LimitLogin,DC=mydomain,DC=com.  What do I need to do in order to properly demote this DC?
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I am running Windows Media Services on Windows 2003 but now I want to switch to Windows 2016.
What service shall I use on Windows 2016 instead of  Windows Media Services ?
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I have 4 domain controllers. 1 is a 2003 dc.  This server has the primary dns. I would like to move the primary dns to one of our 2008 servers.  Can you tell me how to do this?
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Hi Experts,

I have this script tested and works as expected.  script checks the disks attached to server and checks the  drive label  of the disks and create a .txt file with the drive letter name ( such as "D drive.txt")  scripts is copied to  each server already and locally run.

For an example, if four disk found as D, E,Y,S on a local server, after running the script,  when I  go into each disk, I should have a .txt file saved in there as D drive.txt, E drive.txt , Y drive.txt and S drive.txt

batch script will be used on  mixture Windows OS versions. ( 2003 to 2012)

Issue: it works fine when script is run locally but when needed to run using PSexec, it produces different issues  even though script is on the local server and all PSexec should do is executing the script with remotely instead of logging into the each server. I have read on forums that vmic is not very friendly with PSExec, is there way to eliminate wmic from the script? here is forum talks about the issues it causes:  https://forum.sysinternals.com/psexec-hangs-when-running-wmicexe_topic14752.html

thanks in Advance
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Hi,

I plan moving 2 VMs, one 2003 and one XP (Virtual Machine) to a newer ESXi Host.

Because the HAL will change, I will need to reactive the XP / 2003. I assume we can activate the OS ? Anyone have tried an activation recently ?

I'm aware of all the issues running old OS in the network, but it's for an really old apps, internet is blocked and it's backup properly.

Thanks,
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I'll be doing this tomorrow but wanted to get a head start as far as information goes today..

Situation:
Added a Windows essentials Server 2012 into an environment and set up so they both sync to each other.  Everything worked fine for a couple of weeks.  With intentions of getting rid of the 2003 server shortly. They were replicating to my knowledge because all of the users etc transferred over to the new server.

Fast forward to now the 2003 server is shutting down every hour saying that there is a license issue. This is causing clients to lose internet access and other resources.

What do I need to do to completely get rid of the 2003 server?
I was there this morning and the 2003 server is getting a journal wrap error?
http://www.squidworks.net/2011/09/ntfrs-journal-wrap-errors-detected-on-domain-controller/
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every email I type in I get this error , I am not sure why

thanks !

not a verified domain name
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Any suggestion- Can we expand disk on HP DL 385 G1. It's windows server 2003.
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Hi,
I will be building a new 2012 R2 domain controller and joining it to the current domain which has a 2003 domain controller. The new server will have a new subnet of say 10.10.10.0/24 with VLAN 10. The existing subnet is 192.168.10.0/24 no VLANs.

- What is the best method to join this DC to the domain and ensure they are able to replicate correctly
- I will need to make the 2012 R2 server the primary DC and demote the 2003 DC once replicated
- I will need to update how DHCP will work with multiple subnets and ensure that the existing and new can run side-by-side until i stop the existing subnet and allow the new subnet to be pushed out to workstations

Someone mentioned that i need to do some configuration on sites and services to get it to work correctly?

Thanks.
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Hi,
So currently a site has no VLANs configured and is on 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. We are changing this so they have several subnets for servers, workstations, wifi, printers, so for instance 10.10.1.0/24, 10.10.2.0/24 etc etc.
Also moving the DHCP server 2003 R2 to a new server 2012 R2 server before upgrading to server 2016.

What is the best practice you would say at setting the new subnet up on the new DHCP server?
Do i just create a superscope with the different subnets and leave the old subnet off it completely? OR import the current DHCP config into the new server, then create a new scope with the new vlans, disable the old scope and test internet access?

Thanks
Craig
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Dear Experts,

I have windows servers 2003 with SQL 2005 installed and I will need migrate them to a target Datacenter. I want to run Cluster validation TEST after the migration, is there any tool available to run on windows 2003 clustered servers?

thanks in advance
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hi
I have a windows 2003 server as my domain controller with roaming profiles and folder redirection configured. I have had this server for a while now and I have migrated users from windows XP all the way to windows 10. M problem is now am almost out of space on this server but when I check how much data is on the users profile it doesn't correspond to what is on my quota statement, seems to be less than what is on the server. am also constantly seeing cases of "Your roaming profile was not completely synchronized" from a couple of them. how do I solve this?

thanks
Gerald
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Hi Experts,

I have this script tested and works as expected to report back local drives presented to windows OS. However I need your help to improve this or have completely new script to achieve this;

get drive letter of the disks on the  server;
create a .txt file with the drive letter name ( such as "D drive.txt")  
AND save it into the each disk  with its drive letter name

For an example, if four disk found as D, E,Y,S on a local server, after running the script,  when I  go into each disk, I should have a .txt file saved in there as D drive.txt, E drive.txt , Y drive.txt and S drive.txt

batch script will be used on  mixture Windows OS versions. ( 2003 to 2012)
is possible to achieve this?
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Hi guys

say I have a log with many lines like the one below

 682.87   8864  SUB-TOTAL: D:\ACCOUNTING\USER V.2

I need to extract only the substring after the "\" character. In this case, "USER V.2".

Would you have an example ? I'm using VBSCRIPT.

Thanks so much.
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Want to remote  control a windows server but get the message  "The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections" How to resolve the issue?
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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).