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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 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,

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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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,
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?
markerfile.txt
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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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After migrating over to 2012 r2 Essentials from a 2003 server I am unable to demote the 2003 server.  It comes back as being the only global catalog server even though the 2012 r2 box is showing global catalog checked.  Run checks on FSMO and all roles are owned by the new server.  On the new server I can see and modify AD, but the WDS Server is failing to start.  I believe this is also causing the AD management center to not respond correctly as it cannot find a domain.  I currently have both servers running as when the 2003 is rebooted or disconnected the 2012 r2 is not handling any of the AD functions.  DNS appears fine, DHCP is running on a different box, file shares are on a NAS with AD connectivity and is working.
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Getting following error at the time of launching Remote Desktop (MSTSC) on Windows Server 2003 R2.

"The terminal services activex control (mstscax.dll) does not match the version of the client shell".

I have registered mstscax.dll using the following command but still the problem persists.

regsvr32 mstscax.dll

The file version of mstsc.exe is 6.0.6000.16459.
The file version of mstscax.dll is 6.0.6001.18564.

Need your expert help to resolve this issue.
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Hello,

Need to backup Citrix Xenapp 4.5 Serve on windows 2003 server, using access DB. we might have a data loss due hardware issue.
The server will be formatted and will be installed,  how to backup only Citrix configuration like Applications, Farm,WI, it is work group with only 10 users only ?

Or is there a way to take an image of the server as a whole ? if so, is there a good tool ?

Thanks
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Dear experts,

would be much appreciated if you can let me know how I can get systeminfo and IP details of some servers  on my domain. I have listed servers in a .txt file and need the result exported. Servers have 2003 OS installed.  I would like to achieve this with a batch file that I can run from a domain PC to remote servers.  Could anyone share a code for it?  

 thanks in advance!
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I have a Windows 10 machine that loses focus during remote desktop session. Every few seconds, the window i'm working with becomes inactive.
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Hello,
Does anyone know how I can fix this issue with our Exchange 2007 on Win2003 server?  Beginning early this morning all connections from outside our LAN are lost or down on our Exch2007 Hub Transport server.  After checking all services it came down to restarting the DHCP client service and the Hub Transport server is back online.  It is very sporadic and I can't seem to find out how to fix this.

Outside email stops arriving and I'm unable to access the Exh2007 server via iPhone or OWA.

Thanks,
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Good day to one and All,

I am in the process of upgrading my DCs to Server 2016,  at the moment I have a few legacy systems remaining as Server 2003 for a while longer,  will this cause any problems if all the DCs become 2016?

Many thanks

Eric
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Hi,
I am using ESXi 6.0
I needed to extend hard disk size from 100GB to 200GB.
After shutdown, I raised hd size to 200GB, and powered on.
Now, how can I extend partition size? Is it similar to windows 2008 (with GUI)? Or should I use some external tool (like "Extpart" from Dell)?
Thank you
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Hi All,

We need to run some CPU intense SQL queries on a Windows 2003 server.

It had 4 cores, which i increased to 8.  They have been detected by Device manager, however they arent visible in Task Manager.

CPU Missing
Any ideas?

D
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We have an AD Account  and it should be given Mininum permissions whatever is required to just do the below tasks for that account. Nothing else.
1. User should be able to remotely logon to the server in domain joined computer.
2. Should be able to start / stop services using command prompt (cmd.exe "run as Administrator")

Can we assign the user to any of the groups in attached screenshot or need to create something else.

Appreciate your help.
groups.jpg
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We have a windows 2003 server that we just had an issue where the server was not able to be reached remotely. We could ping the server no problem. the settings for the remote were set to allow in all menus. The work around we found was to turn remote permission and reboot the computer and turn the remote permissions on. Wondering how this would fix the remote issue. Is this a known issue?
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What is the purpose of "catalog" used for windows server backup utility? What situation should I create\ delete the catalog?
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Hi,
So i am being tasked with a full infrastructure upgrade of the following:

Old config
Esxi 5
2003 R2 domain controllers
DHCP/DNS on DC1
No DFS just shares on one of the DC's
Exchange 2007
Tradar server

New Config:
ESXi6
2016 DC's
DFSr
Exchange 2016
2016 file servers

What is the best method to carry out the following:

- Migrate 2003 R2 domain controllers to 2016
- Transfer files to new file server and maintain the permissions for NTFS and shares (Was thinking robocopy)
- Migrate exchange 2007 to 2016 (Found an article for this that i have to go 2007>2013>2016. Is there a best method or practices for doing this)
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Hello experts,

We have just re-installed Citrix server and clients are getting the following error:

Unable to launch your application.  Contact your help desk with the following information: Cannot connect to the Citrix XenApp server.  There is no Citrix XenApp server configured on the specified address.

Need help troubleshooting the Citrix XenApp.  We are using 4.5 and running windows server 2003 (old and plan to upgrade soon)

Help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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hi,

Based on last time someone suggest I use treesize to find the largest file which occupy  most of the disk space, can c:> dir can do the same thing ?
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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).