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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I have sbs 2003 server, I also have cablevision as my ISP, we just moved and I have to open a new account with my provider, so the Static IPs were changed.

Now I cannot remote access into my destops.
I updated the new WAN ip on the router, updated the A record on my DNS with the new IP, Re configure the firewall on the server, open ports 80 and 25 with the ISP, and still not able to have remote access. Can someone help?
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Our old Exchange 2003 server was mothballed over a year ago.  The DC was not.  The Exchange server running on Windows server 2003 (VMware guest), the DC is Windows 2000 (physical box).

The CEO wants to search mail on an account but the Exchange server is complaining it cannot find the domain controller and the IS, MTA stacks, and System Attendant services won't start.

I'm not a brainiac so I could really use some help.  

Hello Experts,
How to make automation in windows 7 & windows server 2003/2008. Here is some task which is done by manually process, i need to process that task automatically on daily basis, please suggest ?
Hi guys

I'm looking for a way to find out where on our network the bandwidth is throttling or maximising. For example, one of our fileservers has a lot of images on it which our design teams access. This fileserver has got two network cards, but the design teams are only accessing it through one of the network cards.

Unfortunately, that current server is a Windows 2003 server and it is connected via iSCSI to a SAN. The disk speeds are running at 7,200 on the SAN. The network cables are all connected to gigabit switches.

What I want to know is the following:

1. How to find out whether the network card being used is throttling on bandwidth? is there something I can run to find out at what points we are hitting maximum bandwidth etc?

2. How can I optimise it so that I am using both network cards together in some sort of load balancing way? Do you recommend this?

Thank you for helping
We have a virtualized Windows Server 2003 R2.  It has been virtualized for almost 8 months now.  About two weeks ago we got an NTFS 55 Error stating "The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume \Device\HarddiskVolume1".  We rebooted the server it ran chkdsk there were no errors in the chkdsk summary.  The only thing that stood out in the chkdsk summary was that is re-allocated memory.  After that the server was running fine until 3 days later the same error.  We re-booted ran chkdsk and all was fine.  This error is now happening every 3 days exactly.  When the error occurs, services such as IIS and other critical services stop running.  Any ideas what could be causing this error to occur?  Nothing has changed on this server.  It runs a legacy system and is rarely touched.  I have attached screen shots of pre-chkdsk and post chkdsk.

I have put in place a new Domain (2016) at my compagny and I have one sales man that needs to have his computers switch from the old domain to the new one and he is a remote person so no physical connection to the office: just VPN connection.

How can I switch him from my old domain to my new one?
I am in the process of migrating some classic ASP applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows server 2012.

I have managed to get a basic ASP page to run - however when I try and run a page that access's an SQL database I get this error:

error '80004005'
/apps/Retail_Helpdesk/frames/frameoverall.asp, line 17

Line 17 refers to the database connection in my code:

Classic ASP Error
I have setup the ODBC connection to the database and have tested it - it works ok.

I am hoping that someone will know a way of fixing this one.


I am getting event id 5722 error .

The session setup from the computer "DOM" failed to authenticate. The name(s) of the account(s) referenced in the security database is PRD.IFS.  The following error occurred:
Access is denied.

My Server is : "ABCServer1" is a computer in domain "ABCDomain" (My servers are WIndows 2003 based)

Computer mentioned in the error "DOM" is an external Domain controller communicating to my computer

"PRD.IFS" is external domain.

ping response to external computers are available.

How can i get rid of this issue. ?
Hi All,

I am looking into a way of Migrating Sharepoint 2010 on-premise which resides on a Windows 2003 server to Sharepoint online

I did see the below article but is not compatible on Server 2003.

Is there an easy way to do this?

I did see this software SysTools SharePoint Organiser, but would prefer a cheaper way of doing it if possible.

Thanks in advance, and any further information you need let me know
starting windows updates then "8024402F windows encountered an unknown error ". This is on Windows 7, and Server 2003R2, and Server 2008R2 as seen in the attached pdf. numerous forums online have solutions that have not resolved this issue including the attached rtf and txt files . Rebooting, resetting windows update components, disabling trend mirco, checking the windowsupdate.log, updating IE, etc. These are production machines, and we cannot re-image them. These are physical machines as well as VMWare VMs. Any suggestions that have worked for anyone are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,
i need to migrate from single old W2003 DC to new 2016 DC (new hardware too).
There are no other servers within these LAN ... only 4 Workstations.
Are there special considerations  to do these big step?

please give me some informations how to do the migration.

Hi guys,

One of the harddrive in  server(HP Proliant ML 350 Gen 9- server 2012 R2)has failed.

Server is configured with RAID6 setup with 5 hardrives. I got a replacement harddrive from HP with similar size.

I just want to know how to replace it and rebuild it??
Can I just switch off the server and replace the harddisk and switch on server back again? Or can i swap the harddisk as its running live without turning off as raid 6 - 2 harddisk can fail.
or do I need to do anything else in particular ?

As this is the first time I am swapping a harddisk, any help would be great.
Restart now or Restart later pops up on each reboot.  Is there a way to find out what is requesting the reboot. I know it is usually a driver but, how do you find which one?  I've tried WhyReboot but it doesn't show anything.  

Hate to re-install windows for this.
If I use Set_VMHostFirmware to restore the previous backup configuration of VMware server, will it re-install everything, including the  virtual switch ?

I need to upgrade 2003r2 32 bit to 2008. Does anyone know where I can get a good and legal ISO? We have one server we are trying to keep alive as long as possible it is 2003r2 32 bit. I think the only option is 2008 32bit because i think that is the last 32bit version available. Please correct me if I am wrong. I hope to do a simple in place upgrade. All suggestions are welcome. thanks
How do MongoDB and Active Directory go together?

I have a small bit of exposure to MongoDB and  Active Directory as well. But is there so synergy of using them together?


hi all,
I have one server 2003 which is old,but still replicating with other DC . My question is how can i make sure if i want to de-promote the server all went smooth without lost data and information since it hold many OU.. thanks.
Need advice on moving a VMWare vdmk drive from one Windows server to a replacement server.

We are running VMWare.  I have a file server that is an old Windows 2003 box.  I am replacing it with a new server which will have the same name and ip address, but will be Server 2016.  The data drive, which appears as the second drive, is approximately 1 Tb.  I am hoping that I can remove the vdmk from the original, power the server down, add it to the new server, and rename and ip the new box.  Is it this simple, or am I missing something?  Will the permissions transfer (it's on a domain)?  I think I'll just have to change the share permissions.  

Any one can provide me daily Activity for L2 & L3 windows admin and active directory
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I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 system.

I need help in deciphering a BSOD:

Crash Time        Bug Check String    Bug Check Code  Caused By Driver    Caused By Address
4/16/18 12:52 AM  APC_INDEX_MISMATCH  0x00000001      Ntfs.sys            Ntfs.sys+11414
4/16/18 11:17 PM  APC_INDEX_MISMATCH  0x00000001      ntoskrnl.exe        ntoskrnl.exe+a44a0

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On May 7, I got another BSOD:

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      BlueScreen
  OS Version:      6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:      1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:      1
  BCP1:      FFFFF80001E3337C
  BCP2:      0000000000000000
  BCP3:      000000000000FFFF
  BCP4:      0000000000000001
  OS Version:      6_1_7601
  Service Pack:      1_0
  Product:      272_2

Files that help describe the problem:

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Hi guys,
I want to log off or shutdown all the domain computers everyday at 6pm . Is there a way to do it through gpo or any other better way ?

Thank you
I got a igel thin client and access the terminal server from thin client.
I got a USB printer. How do I setup the USB printer in thin client so I can access it in my terminal server ?
Any ideas

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 …
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?

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).