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End Of Life XP & Windows 2003 server

Question: End Of Life XP & Windows 2003 server

Hi Guy's,

I heard that news Microsoft is going to stop the support(End of Life) for Windows XP & Windows 2003. is this true?.

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Preferred Solution: End Of Life XP & Windows 2003 server

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Answer: End Of Life XP & Windows 2003 server

Support for XP ends in April 2014. What that means is that there will be no more updates, fixes or technical support after that date. Rest assured, Windows XP will continue working.

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Having a few issues with what seems to be exchange 2003 trouble is this is on a tight turn over (when isnt it) and is due to be sent out in a couple of days. It appears to work ok but under the event log there are 8 errors:

(All under application in ev)

Source: MSExchangeAL Event 8250

The Win32 API call 'DsGetDCNameW' returned error code [0x862] The specified component could not be found in the configuration information. The service could not be initialized. Make sure that the operating system was installed properly.

Source: MSExchangeAL Event 8026 *Got 5 of these errors lined up all the same*

LDAP Bind was unsuccessful on directory ishem1.IshemLtd.local for distinguished name ''. Directory returned error:[0x51] Server Down.

Source: MSExchangeDSAccess Event 2102

Process MAD.EXE (PID=3624). All Domain Controller Servers in use are not responding:

Source: MSExchangeDSAccess Event 2104

Process INETINFO.EXE (PID=864). All the DS Servers in domain are not responding.

Also under the windows health monitor its coming up with a critical for the process 'store' saying that its using up too much memory.

Any ideas with whats going on at all?

Thanks
 

Answer:Urgent life or death problems with Small Business Server 2003

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Hi,

I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

Answer:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server has the following restrictions:
- Only one computer in a domain can be running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server must be the root of the Active Directory® forest.
- Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server cannot trust any other domains.
- A Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server domain cannot have any child domains.
- Each additional server must have a Windows Small Business Server 2003 client access license (CAL). You can use CALs for each user or for each device.
The standard edition of Windows Small Business Server 2003 includes Windows Server 2003 technologies, including fax service, firewall service, and remote-access service. Additionally, it includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, enhanced tools for server monitoring and administration, and an out-of-the-box solution for internal Web sites. The standard edition is ideal for customers who do not require the higher-level functionality included in the premium edition

The premium edition includes everything in the standard edition, plus Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, and Microsoft FrontPage® 2003. The premium edition is ideal for small businesses with more demanding IT needs, such as data-intensive line-of-business applications, or advanced firewall and Web-caching capabilities

The standard edition has most of the stuffs inside.
 

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Hi,

I have a set of 5 machines - 2 desktops (one being a thin client and the other to function as a 'server' ) and 3 notebooks. I was wondering what was the difference b/w the 2 versions Windows Server 2003 and Windows Small Business Server 2003. Is it true one cannot use a thin client but need a regular cpu setup to use Small Business Server 2003 ?

There is a difference in costs and since i have windows 2000 on the desktops and xp on the notebooks wondered if i needed to shell out so much more $$ for the Windows Server 2003 . I plan to put in a wireless networking system to link all the 5 machines.

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

Answer:Solved: Difference b/w Windows Server 2003 and Small Business Server 2003

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

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In your opinion, what's the best antivirus software for Windows server 2003 and Exchange server 2003, both on the same machine. I have Symantec SEP 11, but when I step through the install I get a crazy error message and install fails. Thought I'd try something different.

Answer:antivirus software for Windows Server 2003 & Exchange Server 2003

Being a Server based OS you cant get much. Eset, ForeFront, AVG, CA and BitDefender. We have a topic similar to this in our Enterprise area since a Server Based OS is not made for home use.

Server AV

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OK, so I'm going to start implementing a Windows Server 2003 system in a couple of weeks, replacing the Win Server 2000 we use now.

We have 17 machines here, will want to use the server as both a file server and an Internet Connection Sharing server + firewall.
It would also be a domain server.

Which one of the versions should I get and why?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Standard Server vs Windows 2003 Small Business Server.

Go with SBS and get the premium version. If you only have one server, this is the route to take. SBS includes Exchange and the premium version has ISA 2004 to add a firewall. Neither of these comes withe Standard.
 

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Okay what are the steps needed to make the new Windows 2003 server take over all roles that the old 2003 server had? Here is the scenario. I have 1 2003 server this was really only a glorified desktop but it served its purpose. It was the only Server on the domain in a single domain/single site scenario. I now have had a second 2003 server built And I have it added into the domain. I setup all the same functions DNS Server, Domain Controller - Active Directory, File server and print server.

With Server 1 turned off and Server 2's IP changed to the IP of Server 1 the clients are pulling DNS from the PC's in the domain do work fine I.E. log in fine authenticate have full control over the shares they should, have internet browing.

The problem is that Server 2 (only when Server 1 is turned off) is not able to populate all the active directory objects (I mean it shows the item but it is greyed out and gives some errors about a Global Catalog Server not being available). Why am I geting this if both PC's are setup as Active Directory domain controllers?

Please explain this and let me know what else I have to ensure to do before pulling off this original Windows 2003 server so far I have the following done -

Shares from Server 1 recreated on Server 2 - Check
Server 2 is now configured as the DNS Server and functioning just fine - Check
Server 2 has print ques recreated and everyone is printed to it just fine -check
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Answer:Added ones Windows 2003 Server want to remove old 2003 server.

This sounds tricky alright. I did the MCSE exams on AD and Windows 2000 server etc, from what I can remember there is only one Global Catalog server in the network. So I assume that when you set up the first server it assumed this role for the network. BUT when you add the second server this finds that there is already a Global Catalog server and does not assume this role itself.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...03/all/techref/en-us/W2K3TR_Ad_dctrl_over.asp
"The first domain controller in a forest is automatically created as a global catalog server. Thereafter, you can designate other domain controllers to be global catalog servers if they are needed."

I would try to promote your 2nd server to a Global Catlog server and see if this resolves the issues.

regards,
J
 

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Logon to Outlook Web Access takes long!!
I have just setup Microsoft windows 2003 and Exchange 2003. the problem i have is when i try to logon on Outlook Web Access on the internet the logon windows appears fine, but it's taking long time to logon.
 

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Hello,
I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 




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Here's the situation...Every week I ghost copies of our servers. Two Windows 2000 servers and two Windows 2003 servers. Each server has one Western Digital 80GB ide hard drive in a hard drive rack and there is one open rack for inserting the backup hard drives.

I use ghost 2003 on floppies, each is configured to run the ghost backup automatically. When I am ready to ghost, I insert the backup drive, insert the floppy disk and start the server. Ghost loads, backups the drive, and says ghosting is complete. I take the main drive out and replace it with the ghosted copy. The ghost copies for 2000 and 2003 boot up fine, no problems.

(FINALLY TO THE PROBLEM)

When I remove the Ghost copies and reinsert the main drives, the 2003 servers will not boot, but the 2000 servers do. This doesn't happen every week, and sometimes one 2003 server will work and the other won't. When they don't work, the servers post but for some reason don't see the hard drive (this is not the ghost copy). On one of the 2003 servers, I have figured out the problem. When the server won't read the hard drive, I would pull out the drive and reinsert it, fixing the problem.

Recenctly, the other 2003 server wouldn't boot the main drive after it was ghosted. I thought maybe the hard drive bay was bad, so I switched the hard drive out with a spare bay. Reinserted it in the rack and the server still couldn't find the hard drive during boot. If I stick the ghost copy back in... Read more

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Well since this is a web/email server I put it here if you think it should go elsewhere let it be moved.

Last night our server IIS service started jumping up and down on our server in all of the hubbub that ensued this service shutting down started turning off other Exchange services on the server as well.

We got it all back up and running by making note of all the services (some which would not restart due to a bunch of errors about executible not being linked to a working service), stopping all the exchange and IIS services, backing up the information store, ripping out IIS in the Add/Remove programs windows components, reboot, reinstall IIS ad components, Reinstall Exchange over the top, Reapplying the service pack and lastly resetting the information store. All was good as far as email use ending and recieving internally and externally works like a champ.

The problem is while OWA was working for us before this tragedy It no longer is working at all. I can go to http:/server and get to the default website so I know parts of IIS is working but when I add in the /Exchange I get a unspecified Error in the top right of the page and when I check the log of the C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1 I get a 401 error thats not displaying on my broswer. The one big thing I noticed is that there is no Exchange application pool in the Virtual directory under application pool in the properties of the Exchange site. I only get DefaultAppPool I do not see the ExchangeAppPool.

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I have a front end server that keeps giving me the BSOD. The stop error states " IRQ_Less_than_ and other stop errors but that's the main one. Our front end runs webmail. I am able to login, but EVERY time I try to open a doc, or go into admin utilities or even install SP1 it gives me the BSOD. (Blue Screen) . I really need some help here, I have ran NOD and Norton both with no traces of viri.. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server running Exchange 2003 HELP ME PLS@!!

Ok, IRQ_LESS_THAN is one part of the BSOD error messages but what matters is the code such as 0x000000AE or something similar. Write down and post the full error code message (should be 4 sets of 0x00000000 with varying numbers and letters)
 

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Hiya

By adding an additional server to your Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 network, you can enable Terminal Server. Using Terminal Server, you can host your users' desktops. This can save your organization money by allowing you to extend the life of your desktop hardware.
After you have installed Windows Small Business Server 2003 and have completed the To Do List, you can join an additional server to your network and configure it as a terminal server.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...45-57ef-43eb-802f-f274fd937400&DisplayLang=en

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eddie
 

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Hiya

Emergency Management Services is a new feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that supports remote management and system recovery for servers that are not accessible through a conventional connection. By using Emergency Management Services with other software and hardware components, you can remotely perform tasks such as recovering unresponsive servers and powering servers off and on, even when they are not accessible through a standard network connection. Emergency management services also supports headless servers—those without a local keyboard, monitor, or mouse. This document provides an overview of Emergency Management Services and its components. It explains how to choose and configure hardware and software that supports Emergency Management Services. It provides guidance for enabling Emergency Management Services, and information about using this technology to troubleshoot problems with remote servers.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Only servers running a Windows Server 2003 operating system can be monitored using Emergency Management Services. For additional hardware and software requirements, please consult the chapter.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...a6-97d2-448c-a0dd-4cfaa0be7d14&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...eb-721f-464e-98eb-67029ee81a1f&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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i am having microsoft windows server 2003 for small business server Service Pack 1.iwant to run an application build up with ASP.NET & SQL DATABASE.for generating reports we are using crystal reports.
while running the application i am gettig an error message as

File or assembly name CrystalDecisions.Web, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

i tried to copy all the dll files in to the bin folder.still the problem is not solved..
Source Error:
Line 13: debugging ASP.NET files.
Line 14: -->
Line 15: <compilation defaultLanguage="c#" debug="true"><assemblies><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.ReportSource, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Shared, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/></assemblies></compilation>
Line 16:
Line 17: <!-- CUSTOM ERROR MESSAGES
Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\HomagIndiaCIS\web.config Line: 15

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...eb-721f-464e-98eb-67029ee81a1f&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I want to upgrade a client's peer-to-peer network to an actual 2003 domain. I am comparing Server 2003 Standard Edition with Small Business Server. I thought that Small Business Server was Standard Edition with a few extras like Exchange Server, which I don't need. However, SBS is quite a bit less expensive than Standard, which surprises me. I haven't yet found a side-by-side comparison on Microsoft's website and was hoping some of you could help.

Why is SBS cheaper? What's missing that is included in Standard Edition? Which version should I recommend to my client? It's a small network that's unlikely to ever grow beyond 5 clients, if that's any help.

One important point is that we need full Terminal Services functionality. Are there any limitations on Terminal Services with SBS? I plan to set this client up with some remote access via Terminal Services Advanced Client.

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition VS. Small Business Server. Which should I go for

Would you actually be purchasing them?

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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.
 

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I just installed windows server 2003 on a machine I have and I want to use it for a mail and web server. How should I set it up? I want to use windows features do to it. thanks

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I run a home server on OEM 2003 Standard Server. I have seen that Home Server allows you to schedule a Hibernate / wake cycle. Is there any free software that can do this for 2003 Server?

eg

From 2:00am until 12:00pm I want the server to be in Hibernate mode.
 

Answer:Windows Home Server Schedule Hibernate / Wake on 2003 Server?

I've always just used a scheduled shutdown command, and the BIOS power on at a certain time feature available on most motherboards to do that.

That's what I do with my media PCs.
 

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Currently we are on an NT network with a few 2000 servers tossed in. Today I learned that the plan is to migrate everything to Linux. Lets assume that this only applies to the servers and that the users will still operate with 98/nt/2000/xp. What are your thoughts on this?

I put this in this forum for a reason. Because I'd rather get the advice from 2000 and 2003 experts who know what Linux cannot replace than to hear the Linux fanboys and anti-Microsoft activists praise it to the high heavens.

What would your concerns be if this was done on your network? What problems have you encountered if you'd tried this? Or what successes? Know of any businesses that have done this successfully?
 

Answer:Is Linux ready to replace Windows 2000 server and 2003 server?

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Just bought 2 new Intel S5000VSA server boards, After building both Pcs using the Intel disc that came with board and even the win 2003 setup disc directly I cant seem to install windows server 2003 without receiving a BSOD during setup. All Hardware is compliant with the board. Please Help
 

Answer:Cant install Windows Server 2003 on Intel s5000vsa server board

Strip the system down. One memory stick, no USB devices, on-board video and sound, no sound card and try the OS install again. Reset the bios to failsafe defaults
 

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Hiya

Proxy Server 2.0 is not compatible with computers running Windows Server 2003. The Proxy Server client is compatible with computers running Windows Server 2003.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...f7-b55c-4acd-8167-1923402a9703&DisplayLang=en

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eddie
 

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Ok, Hers the story; I purchased for Dell a PowerEdge 420SC with the windows 2003 SBE server, now as you may know if you use the OS Install CD thay provided with the server on any other dell computer it would install, with no serial nessesery.

Now I have a second Domain Controller (DC) that I want to add to my current network and the 2003SBE is the only one curently functionig as the DC.

So I went and i made the second server another DC in the existing network, now the 2003 SBE is complaing about licensing violations, and it shuts itself down and on top of all that is wont sync the domain.

So as i see it i need to "upgrade" this SBE server, and i dont see how i can do that with out haveing to re-do the entire domain (20 users/20 computers) and i dont need to go computer computer and transfer setting for 20 user and computers.

so what i want to know is there any way for me to change the SBE server into a STANDERD server?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (DELL) - Changing the licensing to standert

Nope. You shouldn't have gone around installing your copy of SBE on more than one computer!
 

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Ok, Hers the story; I purchased for Dell a PowerEdge 420SC with the windows 2003 SBE server, now as you may know if you use the OS Install CD thay provided with the server on any other dell computer it would install, with no serial nessesery.

Now I have a second Domain Controller (DC) that I want to add to my current network and the 2003SBE is the only one curently functionig as the DC.

So I went and i made the second server another DC in the existing network, now the 2003 SBE is complaing about licensing violations, and it shuts itself down and on top of all that is wont sync the domain.

So as i see it i need to "upgrade" this SBE server, and i dont see how i can do that with out haveing to re-do the entire domain (20 users/20 computers) and i dont need to go computer computer and transfer setting for 20 user and computers.

so what i want to know is there any way for me to change the SBE server into a STANDERD server?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server (DELL) - Changing the licensing to standert

Wait maybe I’m reading things wrong here but did you install the 2nd server with the same disk as the first server? There can only be one server running the sbs version of 2003 on a network everything else must be installed with a regular windows 2003 disk. If you installed the 2nd server with SBS as well then you need to promote the first server back to primary controller and then you will have to bring down that server and reformat with a regular 2003 disk

From
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842690#XSLTH3135121122120121120120
Windows Small Business Server is a single-domain solution that is not intended to be integrated with other Windows-based domains. You are not permitted to establish explicit trusts to other Microsoft Windows NT-based domains or to Active Directory service domains. Also, Windows Small Business Server does not let you create child domains. The computer that is running Windows Small Business Server must have all operations master roles and must be at the root of the Active Directory forest.



What I think happened is that when you brought up the 2nd server it grabbed the master roles and since they both NEED to be master because they're both sbs editions there's a problem. SBS is a good deal for a small business but you have to be aware of its restrictions.

Anyway before i go any further I’ll wait on more details on how everything is setup maybe I’m looking into stuff that doesn't apply
 

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I have a print server running 2003 standard sp2, I have been looking for a way to allow helpdesk staff install and manage printers without logging into the server and without adding them to the admin group.

So I added them to the power users group and the print operators group, that worked fine they were able to UNC ( \\servername ) to the server and install printers, drivers, as well as uninstall drivers? printers ect????.
Now the problem??? this works great from an XP box, but when we try it from a windows 7 machine we get access denied. More specifically it acts like it is going to install the printer then when it comes to the driver installation part it fails ?Printer driver was not installed. Access is denied.?

No changes have been made to the permissions I can log into an XP machine with my profile and it works fine log out go to a Windows 7 machine use the same credentials and I get the above message access is denied. I am an admin of both machines on the windows 7 machine I have UAC turned off completely. Running XP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 pro both are 32 bit machines.

I should also add that I have made the necessary group policy changes to allow printer operators to Load/Unload device drivers and under the local policies/security options I ensured that the Prevent users from installing printer drivers was Disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 & 2003 Server Standard SP2 Unable to remotely install driver on print server

How do you enter the credentials on the Windows 7 machine? I've noticed that you have to use "domain\username" rather than just the username in some cases.

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Hiya

Microsoft Windows Terminal Server lets users run Windows®-based applications on a remote computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. This white paper contains testing methodologies, results, analysis, and sizing guidelines for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. Hewlett Packard working in cooperation with Microsoft to perform the initial sizing tests and data collection in HP labs. Microsoft performed the final round of testing and analysis collection using Hewlett Packard equipment. The tests were performed using Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, build 3790.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...63-7c42-4372-ab37-d8c8987a71da&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Setup Is Comcast(DNS/ISP/Phone)->D... Computer Connected --> Server(AD/DNS/DHCP/RRAS)F... Server --> Switch --> WIndows Xp And Sever 2003 As Work Station. Problem Is Trying To Install VNC On All Computers Behind The Primary Server 2003. Need To Forward Ports Through Server 2003 to Dlink For Query to Internet: Thanks In Advance
 

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I just bought a Dell Poweredge T110 and also downloaded Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 off Technet.

I burned the ISO and proceeded to pop the CD into the server and start installing the OS. The normal blue screen with Windows Setup in the upper left appears and it starts loading drivers/files. When it says "starting windows" in the lower left corner, the screen goes black for a second then I get a blue screen with a message.

Here's a picture of the error message: photo

Any idea what is going on? This is a brand new server straight out of the box.

Here are the specs:
* Intel Xeon X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo
* 2GB (2x1GB) Memory 1066MHz Single Ranked UDIMM
* 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5" Cabled Hard Drive
* On-Board Dual Gigabit Network Adapter
* DVD Drive, Internal
 

Answer:Server crashes while installing Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64

7B is a hard drive error, check the drivers (use a flash drive to get updated drives if you can).
 

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Hiya

The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 lists the steps necessary for ISA Server to function properly on computers running Windows Server 2003. It includes information that an administrator needs to know for setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and installations upgraded from the Windows 2000 Server family.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 1

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...48-8a4b-450e-bd03-1ed3d5e359da&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Setup Is Comcast(DNS/ISP/Phone)->D... Computer Connected --> Server(AD/DNS/DHCP/RRAS)F... Server --> Switch --> WIndows Xp And Sever 2003 As Work Station. Problem Is Trying To Install VNC On All Computers Behind The Primary Server 2003. Need To Forward Ports Through Server 2003 to Dlink For Query to Internet: Thanks In Advance
 

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When I try to get to any mapped drivers located on the Windows 2003 Server I always got message: "Not enough server storage is available to process this command". Any idea what is wrong? Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server Not enough server storage is available to process this command

try this from a command prompt
NET USE X: \\UNCPATH\FOLDER

report back any errors
 

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hi guys!
I just installed Windows 2000 Advance Server recently to a Compaq Proliant ML530 server and found out that the license for this server is more expensive than Windows Server 2003 Standard. The SmartStart CD of the compaq does not support windows server 2003 and I don't want to manually re-configure everything and start all over again. Does Win2K A.S. support Windows Server 2003 upgrade?
 

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I don't know if this is the correct forum to ask this, but I will take a shot. When I started my new job last year as a teacher, I also took over the IT department. The former guy who ran it was an Idiot (He is no longer employed for that reason) For whatever reason, he thought it would be a good idea to put Exchange 2000 on a Windows 2000 box running as a GC/DC. We also have another box that is running Windows 2000 (GC/DC). About 6 months ago, I upgraded Exchange2000 to Exchange 2003., this upgrade went pretty seemlessly. Now however, I face a dilemma. I have no idea how to go abotu doing this.

Microsoft has been no help, I have searched far and wide for a solution, but to no aval....

So now I am asking here: What is the correct process for upgrading a windows 2K domain to a 2K3 domain?

Our Layout:

Machine #1: HP/Compaq Server, Windows 2000 SP4 AD(DC/GC), Duel 2.4GHz Xeon, 2GB of Ram, blah blah

Machine #2: HP/Compaq Server, Windows 2000 SP4 AD (GC/DC), Exchange 2003 w/ SP2

Other machines are running Windows 2003 (Member Servers) and OS X Server (10.4)

Is there a specific method to this? Or can I just do a str8 upgrade to both boxes?

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, Anthony
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Server to 2003 Server Upgrade w/ Exchange

Actually, I always find it a good thing to have two GC servers, so that if one goes down, people can still login. The only time it causes load problems is when there are scads of directory objects. As for an upgrade, I hate them, but they do occasionally work. 2003 is actually quite good at upgrading, Microsoft wanted to make this product accessible for everyone who was still running NT4, so the migration tools are much better than in 2k.

Worse comes to worse, make sure you have triple backups, a full weekend, pop the cd in and go.
 

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Hi Guys
can anybody tell me how I would connect xp to windows 2003 server as a network printer so I can send fax from xp to windows server 2003 and I want windows server 2003 be able to send and receive fax then I want xp view faxes from windows server 2003. Can anybody tell me how I would be able to set this up?
 

Answer:xp to windows server 2003 fax server (network printer setup)

You need to add Fax Services to the server.

start -> control panel -> add/remove programs -> windows components.
Make sure Fax Services is checked. If not, check it and install the service.
Then follow the wizard to share the Fax printer on the network.
Once that is done, on your XP clients, go to \\servername or surf to the server via My Network Places and install the fax printer.

That should be all you need to do.
 

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http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/ar...indows-server-2012-r2-domain-controllers.aspx

We have been getting quite a few calls lately where Kerberos authentication fails intermittently and users are unable to log on...

Anyway, we’ve been getting more calls than normal about this lately, and that led us to take a closer look at what was going on. What we found is that there’s a problem that can manifest when you have Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers serving the same domain.Click to expand...
 

Answer:Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012? Read this

One should never have 2k3 and 2k12 DC's running together. 2k3 and 2k8 work perfectly together. But 2k3 ans 2k12 are a no-no.
 

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HI, I need to use my Lonovo N100 for development and need to install Install WIndows 2003 Server, Active Directory, Sql Server and DotNet. Currently I have xp installed. the configuration is as follows. Product: 3000 N100 0768-A52Product id = 0768A52Based on 0768-EHU: T2060(1.6GHz), 1GB RAM, 120GB 5400rpm HD, 15.4in 1280x800 LCD, Intel 950,CDRW/DVDRW, 802.11bg wireless, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE 1394, Fingerprint reader,Camera, 6c Li-Ion battery Can I safely install the above sw to get full functionality of the system? Will the drivers be available? Is Ram sufficient? Kindly provide input in this regard. Thank you

Answer:Install WIndows 2003 Server, Sql Server and DotNet

Your hardware is enough to realise this project. No hardware limitations are in 2003 server, but you must realise, that server components are specially desighned to work 24/7/365 and that is why they are so expensive. Anyway, a server may be based even on pentium pro 100 MHz. As far as I know, XP/2003 drivers are compatible. XP drivers for your notebook are here.





//help will save the world

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Hello, I'm looking for some suggestions. I have a Windows Server 2003 File Server which employees use to store data, as of right now everything is being backed up on tape (Every night). I would like to eliminate the tape and backup on to another Windows 2003 machine(everynight), i would also like the restore process (if a file goes missing ..etc) to be somewhat easy if possible. As well the fileserver holds around 500 GB, would that be too much to transfer each night? would i have to compress it?

Thanks
Matt
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 File Server - Backup

If you have another server, you can do weekly full backups of the 500gb (maybe on a Sunday?) and then each night back up anything thats changed during the day.
Do you have Shadow Copies enabled? that lets users restore files without having you look through the backups
I had a setup like you want, setup at one customer that didnt want to spring for a tape drive, it worked fine for him and he didnt have any problems. I did make sure to have him put the server being backed up to in the safest location in the building in case of a fire or something. We used KReplicator from karenware, it keeps 2 locations in sync and is easy to setup.
 

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.
 

Answer:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline
 

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Hi,

I am not able to connect to OPC server for non admin user in windows server 2003.

I get Runtime error '-536608665(e0040067)':
Failed to connect OPC server.
The system returned the following error message:
Access is denied

But i can connect non admin user to opc server in Windows xp

Is it possible for non admin user to connect OPC server in windows server 2003?

OPC server and client are on same system

Please give me your feedback

Thanks!
Santosh

Answer:Non Admin not able to connect OPC server in Windows Server 2003

From what I've read on this thread, you'll need to set computer-wide DCOM security permissions. You'll want to peruse that thread.

On another note, this isn't really the best spot for this question. An error message isn't a crash, hang or bsod, and the situation is more relevant to specifically the Windows Server section (even though OPC servers can and often do exist in many client versions of Windows). You'll be able to receive more help there, as it's pertinent to your needs.

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I have a lab computer that I would like to use as a DHCP Server. However, I *ONLY* want it to hand out IP's via a specific interface (a second NIC I have).

Is this possible?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003: DHCP Server on certain interface.

Well, it will only hand out DHCP addresses to those on it's network. If you have a totally different network on the other card- it won't be a problem.

What networks do you have on each card?
 

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Just wondering if anyone could help in the optimization of a windows 2003 server.Its primary role is for game servers.....

The main games are americas army and battlefield.I currently have one AA server running with 26 slots open.

Server Specs

Its a HP proliant DL145 G2

AMD Dual Core Opteron 275
2GB Ram ECC
Basically im after windows settings and optimizations.

e.g.

processor scheduling - is it best on Programs or Background Services

Memory Usage - is it best on Programs or System Cache

Things like pagefile...ive heard this can make a big difference especially moving it to another drive but you must create a small one on C drive at minimum and maximum set to 50MB's ????
Any other help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server + Game Server Optimization

If you are going to move the swap file to a completely different drive, that is fine. It may help with performance. How much, I do not know. As far as the small swap file on drive c:/, there is no need for it. You would then have two swap files. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I do not even think Windows would know how to handle two swap files?

As far as the processor scheduling, try both and see which works better for you. If you are running two at once, try background services. This will supply equal amount of processor usage to each program. If you are going to run one at a time (which I would think would be best), I would think the program setting would work better for you.

Just my $.02.
 

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Hi


I will appreciate any help on this.


We have windows server 2003 SP2. Suddenly a few days ago, server service starting stopping on its own. Nothing in the event log that can help me find the cause.

I can restart the service to get the network shares start working again.


Any ideas?


Thanks

Answer:Server Service keeps stopping ---- Windows server 2003

Has the system been checked for spyware and such? Have you got all the updates? Have you restarted the server?

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The only information I could find comparing the two was in this article here:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows2003-Distributed-File-System.html





Windows 2003 offers a revamped version of the Distributed File System found in Windows 2000, which has been improved to better performance and add additional fault tolerance, load balancing and reduced use of network bandwidth. It also comes with a powerful set of command-line scripting tools which can be used to make administrative backup and restoration tasks of the DFS namespaces easier. The client windows operating system consists of a DFS client which provides additional features as well as caching.Click to expand...



Does anybody know a little more about the benefits of using a win2k3 server? Do all servers involved with the DFS root have to be win2k3 also? Most likely I will be using win2k server to set up a DFS domain root, but I can possibly get licences for 2k3.
 

Answer:Microsoft DFS in Windows 2000 server vs 2003 server

Not to making things any easier, 2003 R2 has an even better DFS setup
 

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Ok so i need to set up windows 2003 server edition as a vpn server so someone can connect to it from home or from his work! Does anyone have any advice i have been trying but nothing seems to allow me to get connected!
 

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Hi guys,
i have few questions regarding licensing of Windows 2003 Server and Terminal Server.
First off, i read most of the documents on this topic on microsoft's web and few others, but i still don't understand some aspects as the licensing model is pretty confusing (as is well known).

We plan to use TS for 5 users. So according to what i've found out, i need 1xW2k3 Server SW, 5x W2k3 CALs and 5x W2k3 TS CALs.
So far so good, but here come the questions:
1) If we decide to use the per server licensing model for W2k3 it limits number of concurrent connections to the server. What is the difference to the Per User model in this scenario? I mean i will be able to connect only those 5 times to the server under both these models, right?

2) Anyone knows how does MS define a connection? Taken from MS's CAL FAQ -



Authenticated access is defined as an exchange of user or application credentials between the server software and a user or device. An example of this exception would be if unidentified users browsed your public Web site. Windows CALs would not be required for those users.Click to expand...

. Does this mean that if let's say there's POP3/SMTP software on that server installed and it requires user authentication then we will need as many CALs as the number of concurrent accesses to this mail server?

3) Regarding the Per User model - when using it, does it mean that i could have these 5 Per User CALs and connect to the se... Read more

Answer:Windows 2003 server & terminal server licensing

Per server keeps the licenses in a POOL, and assigns them based on the number of connections
Per User mean the are linked to a specfic userand yes that one person can log in from any number of devices

If the email program requires authentication then yes there will be one required for each login

How many users are there, for example if you have the server and 10 people in the office and then 5 remotes using terminal services then you'd need
1) the server license
2) 15 cals user/device cals + 5TS cals

I know you didnt ask but some people also get confused with the user or device cal

A User cal allows 1 person to log in from multiple devices ,, great for a person with a laptop, pda, dekstop, etc.. 1 cal gives them access from all of them

A device cal is perfect for a factory or such.. using the 3 shift example .. 3 people using the same machine 1 on each shift, its cheaper to license the machine to allow unlimtied users then to give them each a user cal
 

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According to Maximum PC, this is the best OS to use when creating a media/file server. I am considering getting a license, but I need to know the following:

I hear its a real task to set up. Anybody know any good guides?
Will it accept the WinTV PVR 150 (non-MCE)? To make it simpler: Will it accept the hardware I have that works with Windows XP Professional?

 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 for my home's media server

It was no harder than XP to install. Now, setting up could be a different story as that wasn't my job.

Be aware, though, that a lot of software will not install on that OS. It recognizes it as a "server" os and aborts the installation.
 

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I am running Windows Server 2003 with Terminal Services enabled and was wondering if there are any compatibility problems with installing Word 2003. Microsofts website says Windows 2000 with SP3, Windows XP, or later as OS requirements but that is very general.

Thanks in advance, Dave
 

Answer:Word 2003 and Windows Server 2003

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Hi,ok iv been asked to set a server, thats the ok bit, they want Exchange Server which is already included with SBS which they have bought, but the problem is im a bit unsure of exchange, How do i set it up??? do i have to buy a domain name??? how do i do that??? and if so, how do i incorperate the domain name iv bought into exchange? any suggestions?much appreciated

Answer:Exchange Server 2003 - Windows SBS 2003

click here

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I've been running here at home Server 2003 Enterprise 180-Day Trial for about 3 years now. I received 2 cds/keys from my MCSE books I bought in college.
I can re-install this O/S as many times as I want and fully patch it no problem - must be MOL or something :shrugs:

However the only annoyance is every 180-days I need to take the time to re-install the O/S and whatever programs I run on it, set up the file and print, re-write permissions, etc....
It takes a good 3-4 days for it get to back up and running how I want it, or a wasted weekend.

Can I assume though Windows Home Server does not do FSMO roles?
As well are there any major features that would be lost? I havn't found any comparison charts......

Thanks

Answer:Server 2003 Ent. or Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server is not gonna be your solution. It does the same thing as your Server 2003 and there is a flaw with Home Server. You MUST format your ENTIRE Hard drive. If you have more then one you must format all of them.

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Hi all ,

This is my first post on this website , i hop i can find some one to help me .
The problem is i installed windows 2003 server on my computer and i don't know how can setup ftp server and web server on it ? i create the domain but i faild to do the rest . I have MCSE 2000 but i feel i don't take anything , I am looking for any help like pdf file or book can i buy .
also the register.com ask me for dns server on my home page , is it the dns ip address comes with my ip static address or not ?

Thanks for help !!!
 

Answer:SETUP FTP & WEB SERVER ON WINDOWS 2003 SERVER ...HOW ?

Control panel. add/remove programs, on the left add/remove windows components, application server, iis. Click on details of iis for ftp.
 

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We have a Windows 7 Pro laptop that can't see any of the 300 or so Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Machines.

It can, however, see all (around 13) Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Machines that are on the network. Using \\ServerName\Share doesn't connect, and they don't show up on the network map.

It can ping the servers though. They ping by hostname and by ip address. Other Windows 7 Pro Laptops don't have this same problem!

Additional Info:
They are all joined to the domain; servers, laptaps, etc.

Answer:Windows 7 Computer can't see Server 2003 Server

My problem is when i join in 2003 domain server i get the msag

"An attempat to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed.
Please verf=ify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names name in
the target domain. for information about network troubleshooting, see windows help "

tell me what i have to do! 10Q

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Hey,I have had Windows 2003 server installed for a while now, and im trying to setup a mail server. Im having trouble getting my head round it and understanding it. If anyone knows how to do this and can help me through MSN Messenger, please add me :) [email protected]Peter Oconnell

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How do I set up a RADIUS server under windows server 2003 standard edition w/sp1? I have never set up a RADIUS server before,so please be elaboryte.
 

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Hi, Can any1 help me i have did upgrade Windows 2000 Ent. Server (SP4) to Windows 2003 Ent. Server, but after rebooting the machine all of sudden BLUE screen appears with mentioning below error though OS working in safe mode. Please help me out to resolve the issue ASAP.
Driver_IRQL_NOT LESS OR EQUAL

Then at the end it says
Beginning dump of physical memory

HYDIS.sys address 7505AF5 base at F74E9000
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0xf3bbf000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF7505AF5)

Physical memory dumb.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group
BR,

Sharjeel
 

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What is the difference between 2003 R2 and Small Business Server 2003?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 R2 vs SBS 2003

Windows Server 2003 (R2 or not) is just server where you can deploy AD, IIS, etc. and effectively has no limits (soft limits that is).

Windows SBS 2003 is a single server deployment that includes AD, Exchange, IIS, etc. (all your typical business needs) and is limited to an amount of user accounts and Domain Controllers.

Think of it like, Server is for larger deployments with more than one server and has the ability for redundancy and is flexible for growth. Think of SBS as a cut down version of the larger deployment and has no failover (but you do have redundancy in the form of backups) and the only growth is to migrate (not upgrade) to a normal none SBS deployment.

I personnel don't like SBS and don't like recommending it, but for some companies it fits the needs. But it is a pain to migrate and there are limits. Something else to think about is Exchange, do you really need or intend to host your own mail server in a small company with no failover/redundancy. If you don't then Server might be the cheaper option. Look at the services you'll be needing and get what matches. However if your unfamiliar with AD and have some technical competence SBS is easier to deploy and manage.
 

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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10268 and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?
 

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters]
"DisableStrictNameChecking"=dword:00000001

this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.
 

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Hello all, I'm not sure if this is an operating system question or more of a software development question.

Anyway, I have a legacy COM service, a COM server that runs as a windows service, that was written for Windows NT 4.0. I have managed to use the service on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP unchanged. However, I now wish to run the service on a Windows Server 2003 machine and I can't seem to get it to work.

This is what happens:-
1. Install the service and set it to log on using a domain account.
2. Start the service from the services.msc applet.
3. Start the client application and connect to the service.
4. At this stagte the client applicaiton freezes for approximately 60 seconds and then returns with the error message "Server execution failed".

I've also tried using the client whilst the service is stopped. In this case when I connect the service is started but I get the same error.

The development team also provided a standalone application that hosts the exact same COM objects, mainly for debugging purposes. If I use the standalone application everything works fine.

Its all very strange.

Does anyone have any idea what the cause might be? And preferably a solution.

Thanks,
Kep.
 

Answer:DCOM service on Windows Server 2003 - "Server execution failed" when connecting

I found the answer.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroup...-DC48AB0DA5C9&dglist=&ptlist=&exp=&sloc=en-us

The above discussion says that a service must enter a running state before a COM server calls CoRergisterClassObject. So I guess its a development problem.

Not sure why it only manifests on Windows Server 2003 though.

Kep.
 

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I am running suse enterprise server 10.1 as a Host OS, for VMware server 1.05 (free). For a guest OS, i have a Windows 2003 Standard R2, Server, running DNS, Wins, server and a print Server, as a backup incase of either of my physical servers go down.

When I try to add a standard tcp/Ip port IP_ipaddress and name the printer, locate the driver, eveyrthing works fine.

It shows the printer as ready, I print and it just says spooling, and then error's out. i get this in the event veiwer.
"
The document Test Page owned by user failed to print on printer printername . Data type: NT EMF 1.008. Size of the spool file in bytes: 196608. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 1. Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \\servername 1. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 1241. The network address could not be used for the operation requested.
"

(i changed the printer and server name)

Now, I can add the same network printer on our main printer server on this device and print fine, firewall is off, by GPO, and I built a 2nd server guest os, with the same problem.

I also made sure that norton was excluding the spooler folder, and have tried both the 5e and 6pcl driver.

I tried giving all domain users rights to the spooler folder, and changing the print processor to the win without luck.

The user I am trying to login and print with is a domain admin account

I am selecting HPjetdirect for a network card, and it shows the pr... Read more

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I wan tto be able to access my files at school/work, just in case I forgot something or need something.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 as FTP Server - How?

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=323384

google is your friend
 

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Hello,

I have a strange problem.

I configured a new VPN Server on Windows 2003 (Usual configuration).

There are 3 clients. Win 2000 Prof, Win 2003, Win XP. While Win 2000 Prof can make a VPN connection to the server, others cannot. They all give error 800.

All the clients can ping the public IP of the problem-VPN server.

All these clients can connect to another VPN server on Win 2003 without any problems!! Hence, I feel some thing is not good with the VPN server.

Please advise

Thanks.
 

Answer:VPN Server on Windows 2003 Server

Might want to look at the MS article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319108
 

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Hey guys just wondering if anybody knows if Windows2003 is good to use just for a workstation. Will it perform just as good as windows XP with the gaming and other things? Any pros and cons about windows2003 that anyone has would be helpful. And also, i know there are a few versions of it, standard, enterprise, web. does anyone have any preferences as to which one would be best for what i'm doing? thanks
 

Answer:Using Windows 2003 Server, but not as a server

Mods.... Delete this post ..... fat fingered it
 

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I am trying to setup my own VPN, I have installed Server 2003 on my server machine. The server machine is connected to my Netgear router which connects to the internet.

I have setup the VPN service and can connect localy using an advanced connection setup in windows XP on my client machine.

Also on my network is a fileserver running windows vista(soon xp or server) the server has over 500gb of storage mostly full t hat i want to share over my VPN. This is also onnected to the netgear router.

My problem is with sharing these files. How do i set the drives on my file server as standard shares for all VPN connected users? I can access them local over the lan but not sure how to share for users dialing into the VPN?

any step by step tutorials links would be welcomed or if anyone can help me it would be brilliant or if somone can get on msn with me and walk me through what im doing wrong that would be awsome too. Thanks alot
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 as VPN server

Information for how to configure a Windows2003 VPN server can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/w3k_vpn_server.htm

You don't need to make any changes or additions to shares in regards to VPN client's being able to access previous shares on the server. Whatever you have assigned for the LAN access can work for VPN.
 

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we use a custom built computer we put together (p4 2.0ghz, 1gig mem, windows xp, 160gb sata hdd) as our "server" for our peachtree accounting software. it stores the database for it, and nothing more.

it's come to the point where we think it's necessary to upgrade this "server" with newer components (dual core xeon, 2gig, and raid 1 configuration for extra backups).

the question i have is in regards to either to use windows xp sp2 on it or windows server 2003 r2. what benefits would i see in using windows server 2003 r2? is the environment more bare bones which is what a server should have, or is it something else? the price to purchasing it is hefty, and i'm not sure if it'll be worth it to do.

on the other hand, we do have windows 2000 as well (which i believe is server OS?).
 

Answer:windows xp sp2 or windows server 2003 r2 for server machine

What is the physical nature of this database? Is it merely a file or are we talking about a real database engine? Also, how many user connections to the server will you need. My guess is that you'll want to go with Windows Server 2003. You might look also at Windows Server 2008.
 

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Well we're finally upgrading our server from Windows NT to Windows 2003. Is there any way to import/export all of my data onto the new server? Or should I just share everything I have on NT and then just copy/cut all the information and paste it onto 2003? I'm just trying to figure out what will be the easiest way to move everything since I have about 700 users on NT lol. I really don't want to type all the names in again on 2003....Thanks in advance! :approve:
 

Answer:Moving from Windows Server NT to Windows Server 2003

Are you getting a new server with 2003 on it or just upgrading the existing box to 2003?

If it's upgrading the existing server, start here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/default.mspx
 

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My job is getting ready to change from Verizon to Comcast. We are hosting mail on Exchange Server 2003 as well as hosting files etc. on SBS server 2003.

I was already told that we need to be getting static IP addresses with Comcast. My question is, will the new static IP addresses have to be configured within SBS server/Exchange server in order to recognize the new one, or will it automatically adjust itself for this?

Any help and suggestions you can provide would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
 

Answer:SBS Win Server 2003/Exchange Server 2003 change ISP???

Well i'm no networking pro but i wouldn't think so, unless your SBS machine is directly connected to the web and does the routing job(s)?
Surely the WAN IP change will only need adjustment on your router and as long as that keeps forwarding mail and such to your server(s) then no adjustment would be needed on the latter?

Someone correct me
 

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i have the server with windows 2003 SP1 and i executed replication active directory, domain controller on the new server, as i have two servers. all expect one client computer work ok.onthe problematically computer is with the windows me.
problem is:
when i shut down old server,the computer with win me drop out from domain and he don't see new server.when i power on old server the client computer work ok.i deinstalled the win me on this computer and i installed to him win xp pro but problem is same. this computer don't see new server and he don't see others client computers in network.
what i do?
i tryed to make new user account but nothing i can't because of this computer don't see new server.
on client computer light green indicator on network adapter (Realtek 8139d) all the time.
i use commands: ping with the ip address of server, with the name of server nothing, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns.

ip address of old server is 192.168.0.100 and new server 192.168.0.101.
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server 192.168.0.100 and DHCP 192.168.0.100

plz help me thanks
 

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i am removing my old server with 2003 and installing a new tower with server 2008. can some one tell me where to find some info on migrating the network setting to the new server? any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:replacing windows server 2003 tower with windows server 2008 new tower

Hi

With the info you have supplied I hope this is what you are after HERE as Daniel Petri has a great guide on migrating network DHCP settings to Server 2008.
 

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Can someone please advise whether windows 7 will run ok on server 2003. I had heard there may be problems with roaming profiles. Am currently running xp on clients. Thanks
 

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where can i find a GOOD key gen for server 03??
 

Answer:windows server 2003

Funny, your sig is exactly what I was thinking when I read your post. Nobody here will provide you with a keygen.

Apologies in advance to the mods for behaving like a mini-mod ( My first offense, I think )
 

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i am having some problems with users on windows server 2003. for some reason, even though they have full permissions, they can not print. if you log in under administrator, you can print with it, but the other users can not print. i am not real familiar with this operating system, so any help would be nice. thanks in advance
 

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So i setup a VPN connection on my '03 server>via----- Add Features - Remote Access and Routing> Custom> VPN Access.
And i am trying to connect via a windows vista laptop, trying both with and without domain and get this result: Verifying Username and Password: and then i get a failed attempt. HELP!
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003

is your laptop even in the domain?
 

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Does anyone know how to set it up on an Active Directory domain to specify which desktop is used, what appears on start menu etc. I know how to do it on 2000 Server but not sure on this one.

ANy help appreciated.

JoneeJay
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003

I think your looking for group policies - From any client that is logged on with a User ID that has domain admin rights open up mmc (start/run/mmc/enter). Then in the MMC editor go to File/Add-Remove Snap-in/Add button/Group Policy Object editor/ Then you can do local computer or browse for Default domain policy.

This deals with all the GPO's for the domain.
 

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My boss is having me to play with Windows 7 for future use. I have loaded it onto my extra laptop. It is 7 Professional. I had no problem joining it to the domain, however, we implement an html desktop across our domain and Windows 7 Pro is not picking it up. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Greetings...

We have an HP G5 blade server running Windows 2003 Standard.

We want to set up a DNS server for our general network which doesn't run Active Directory.

I looked into setting this up yet most references I have come across involve adding a linux box or having Active Directory up and running.

The role is essentially to locally cache commonly used sites or to pass on the unresolved request to a DNS server on the net.

We have no domain name.

I did find the following post yet the answer covered the second role and not the first...

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Re: Setting up DNS server without Active Directory
> I am setting up a WIN2K server that will not have AD.
> I'm having a problem with the DNS. How do I make it so
> everyone in the world can resolve my domains from the DNS
> server. I have the zones set up, but I don't think the
> public can get to it. There aren't any root hints or
> anything like that. How do I make it a real DNS server?

[Best is to NOT setup DNS -- but let your registrar, e.g.,
Register.Com hold your DNS for you.]

Ok, first thing, "root hints" and such have NOTHING to
do with the world finding and using YOUR server to resolve
the Zones it holds.

Key concept: DNS [color=blue ! important][color=blue ! important]servers[/color][/color] perform in two major roles which
are best thought of separately ... Read more

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Hi,

The licensing requirements for Windows 2003 Server state that a CAL must be purchased for each user or device that "accesses" the server. Does "access" mean that the user has to be authenticated?

In my network, I have six users that are network users. These users each have a user account on the server and are members of the domain. I have purchased a total of six CAL's to cover these users.

In addition to these users, I want to allow vendors, clients and my interns to have internet access in our office. This will require each of those people receiving an IP address from the server's DHCP server. Does this constitute "accessing" the server, thereby requiring me to purchase a CAL for each of my users I wish to allow internet access to?

Thank you,
Richard
 

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Id like to run a program called stinger through a windows 2003 server and have it automatically scan each clients computer for virus's... Is this possible if so how can I do it??
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server

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I know Windows Server 2003 is particularly for servers but what are the differences
and can it be run on a home PC?
 

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I'm trying to add this computer to my existing network and I cant seem to find it on my network but the computer can get on the internet. Please help.

Answer:Windows 2003 server r2

Is it a domain network or peer to peer?

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Interesting problem and hope that someone can help.
Am running a small <15 user network using Win 2k3 server with a domain.
All clients are XP Pro and using sharing can access requisite folders and files with no problem and can block domain users via sharing from accessing secure folders.
I have 1 Vista Home Premium laptop that can access the domain shares with no problem except for the fact that there is one folder with 3 xls files that the Vista user can see and can write a file to that folder as they have Full access to that folder. However, they can access one of the xls files just fine and can change it and so forth. The other two xls files they receive "Access denied". All 3 xls files are of the same type and created with no difference as they are of different locations within the organization. Same xls file just different data. The Vista user logs onto his laptop using the same username and password as his domain account.

Interesting sidelight as when he logs onto an XP Pro workstation using his credentials (log onto the domain) he receives the same error for the 2 xls files.
I have deleted and recreated his domain account and also recreated the share and security permissions on the folder in question. No one else has any issues with this.

Does anyone have any thoughts as to the cause?
The folder in question is a child folder of a parent folder that gives everyone Full access but does not inherit permissions.
TIA
Saavik

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Id like to run a program called stinger through a windows 2003 server and have it automatically scan each clients computer for virus's... Is this possible if so how can I do it??
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server

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I installed windows server 2003 on my home server and started making a active directory. I'm having trouble with the permissions when i log into my work stations. I have made myself a admin on the server but still cant access some things. Is there a easy way to do this or a really in depth tut?

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Help

Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

All the information you could want about AD in Server 2003. If you need some more help there might be some in this search of Microsoft.com as well. Not sure how much you know or need to know on this subject matter.

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I tried following the directions for dds but it wouldnt work, i followed more instructions and was told to post this runscanner log here. Basically the computer has been 'jacked. Google and yahoo both show signs of it, when clicking search results.ThanksGod blessWRunscanner logfile* = signed file- = file not foundGeneral info------------Computer name : PUREWATERCreation time : 7/11/2009 1:22:59 PMHosts <> 127.0.0.1 : 256Hosts file location : %SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etcIE version : 7.0.5730.13OS : Microsoft Windows Server 2003OS Build : 3790OS SP : Service Pack 2RunScanner Version : 1.8.1.0User Language : English (United States)User rights : AdministratorWindows folder : C:\WINDOWSRunning processes----------------- C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe (Hewlett-Packard Co.) C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe (Adobe Systems Inc.)* C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe (CA, Inc.)* C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe (CA, Inc.)* C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe (CA, Inc.)* C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe (Computer Associates International, Inc.)* C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe (Microsoft Corporation)* C:\... Read more

Answer:windows 2003 server

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi, does anyone know how you install per user/desktop licenses (CALs) on Windows Server 2003 R2? I have tried using the license utility to add them but after a couple of day, and a reboot, the history has gone and all users are shown as unlicensed.This suggests I merely added the purchase history rather than actually installing them. Whenever I search all I find is how to install terminal services licenses, which is not what I need to do. We have the licenses, sheets of MS original paper with some details on, but no instructions how to install. Thanks.

Answer:Windows Server 2003

Make sure the Licensing Service is turned on first. To do this go to Administrative Tools/Services navigate to License Logging.Once the service has started you can enter the number of licenses by either per device or Per User, or server. To do this open Administrative Tools/Licenses, click the License option on the tool bar, then new license. select the Prioduct from the drop down menu, enter the quantity and the license mode.

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Hello all,

I have a server that's in a datacenter. I can RDP to the server without any problems ok. I would like to know if there's anyway that I can log in remotely and connect to my server as if I'm physically at the server loging into the console. Basically I would like to leave a couple programs running on my server as if I'm logged in at the console so it won't affect or take away from RDP connections.

As you all know Windows server allows to connections simultaneous via RDP without having to buy or run a Terminal Services License server. I know this can be done but I don't know how. Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks in Advance.
 

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Hi, everyone

I'm trying to understand Windows Server 2003, and the way in which small business networks are set up. I've currently got the Enterprise Edition, and am trying to create a simple network utilizing the server and one other computer (running windows xp).

I've applied the initial roles to the server computer, and insured that the network connections are correct, but I cannot get the server to recognize the other system. Do I need to run the windows xp network wizard on both systems?

Thanks for all your help!
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 help

Have you setup a domain on the server? I wouldn't use the network wizard in this case.
 

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So I have a question before I go to install Windows Server 2003 on my server PC.

My server PC I want to run Windows Server 2003. This server will be running as a website server for a small business, a file server for the rest of the computers on the network, and a printer server that will be sharing the printer with the rest of the computers on the network.

I only have one problem though. The server PC has Windows XP on it right now and the rest of the computer have Windows Vista. The file and website stuff works, however sharing the printer with Vista computers won't happen because og the compatibility issues between Windows XP and Vista without going through a process.

Will Windows Server 2003 be able to share the printer with the Vista computers without trouble like Windows XP has?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003

it should not be an issue, might have to install new printer drivers on the client PCs though
 

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When ever I install the video drivers I done get the usual nvidia device settings to adjust the detail of my graphics and also I dont have any control of my refresh rate on my monitor. It is acting like it is not detecting my monitor. Also under the device manager it does not show a monitor driver.


Also just after I install the nvidia drivers it is like found GeForce 3, but when I restart what I stated above happens.

I have DX9 b installed/ nforce motherboard drivers

Please note that I am using a AMD XP 2400 processor and a 8RDA motherboard for my server

Can anyone help me??????
 

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Hello everyone,

I am seeing the below message in one of my DELL POWER EDGE 2850 server having installed with microsoft windows server 2003 operting system.

The message comes once in a day.Is there any serous thing occuring in server.what do i have to do to remove this message.what is the recovery for this kind of messages.

"The system detected that network adapter Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection was disconnected from the network, and the adapter's network configuration has been released. If the network adapter was not disconnected, this may indicate that it has malfunctioned. Please contact your vendor for updated drivers."


Thanks for all your time and efforts.

Thanks,
Bharat
 

Answer:Windows server 2003

I believe what you may want to do is:

- Right click on Network Places
- Properties
- Right click on LAN Connection 1
- Properties
- Click on the Configure button
- Power Management Tab
- Uncheck "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power"
 

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My school has MSDN deals where I can run windows 2003 server standard, web, or enterprise. Ive used linux for so long, but I've finally decided that I want easy file sharing, that I'm ok with apache on windows, and that my media needs have grown too much...

I only want to host content with apache, serve files with the windows network, use it for windows based post processing, and remote desktop in.

is there one version thats better than another?

The hardware is a dual amd 1533mhz system with a gig of ram, and is on everyday.

no raid or anything fancy.

thanks!
-d
 

Answer:which windows 2003 server

It sounds like the regular standard version would be fine for what you want to do.
 

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