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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

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

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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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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 [email protected]!!

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

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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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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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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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.
=== Pre-bind state information ===
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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I've been looking into setting up a server but I haven't been able to find the definition of CAL (Client Access License I believe) Yes this may make me sound like an idiot but thats ok I need to know this, exactly what this means and the restrictions or access it gives.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 CAL?

Never mind I found it on the dell website....
 

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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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Hi, could anyone please send me some tutorial or explain how to set-up a New Windows 2003 i mean: How to configure services if you're connected through ISP: DNS,DHCP,VPN,AD etc.. I just instaled win2k3 enterprise server on one of my PC and i'm willing to connect all the other PC and Laptops to this server however I face some problems with connecting them to a Server probably i made some misstakes in configuration so please help ! ! !
 

Answer:!NEW Windows 2003 server ! ! !

this the same software you stole in the other thread?
 

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I am planning a clean install from W2k server to W2003k next week.I have one small question over this. I will be backing up the System State of the W2k server and certain other files. If I Keep all the settings the same in W2003k, I am taking it as read that the W2k back up tape will work in the new environment. Am I correct in my assumption? The reason for the clean install, is that the current C: drive has gotten too small.

Answer:Windows 2003 Server

is 'yes' recap.There's a Service Pack for 2003 server in the beta stage by the way - I'm testing, and it's looking good so far.

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How do I setup a user so that he is a local administrator on his PC, but just a regular user on the server?

Such as, he can install software and do things that a regular user can't do, but only on his local machine. And say he couldn't walk up to the server and log in with his account and do anything to it.

Thanks

-David
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server

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So I'm researching upgrading a small company to Windows 2003 Server and have come up to an interesting cross roads.

What CAL model should I go for? Per Device, or Per user?

If I'm correct in understanding it, the device cal is tied to the workstation logging into Windows, whereas the user cal is tied to the login name of the person logging in, is that correct?

For a small business, with 2 sites (NY and CT) what would you go for?

They have about a dozen users each. Also, they have a classroom setting (outside people) and a testing area (about 5 computers per site) that would need limited access (haven't assessed whether the custom apps need to be on the AD or not)

The training and testing people would ideally use 1 logon across the board (with a mandatory profile). I'm not sure I can do this with User CAL's.


Stop the insanity!
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003: CAL's

I don't know how much this will help you out, but I found this link that has lots of information about windows Server 2003 Cals:
Windows 2003
 

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when using active directory and creating a Dns domain

do u need to own the domain if the server is just going to be a file server for my network?

Thanks

Dan
 

Answer:Windows server 2003

No. You can run a local DNS server without being an official public DNS.
 

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Hi, could anyone please send me some tutorial or explain how to set-up a New Windows 2003 i mean: How to configure services if you're connected through ISP: DNS,DHCP,VPN,AD etc.. I just instaled win2k3 enterprise server on one of my PC and i'm willing to connect all the other PC and Laptops to this server however I face some problems with connecting them to a Server probably i made some misstakes in configuration so please help ! ! !
 

Answer:NEW Windows 2003 server

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Hi,

I'm deciding about buying a dedicated server for webhosting.
One quick question, when is better to use windows server 2003 and when is better to use Linux?
In particular, I was told that in windows server 2003 I can use ASP and PHP without problems, but not in Linux.... is it true?
Can I have a technical explanation for this?

thanks
 

Answer:server windows 2003 ?

ASP is a Microsoft website language, and so I'd assume you need Microsoft's IIS webserver to use it (or that IIS would provide the best support for it). PHP should work on a Linux server without any trouble.
 

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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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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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Im working on a network of about 15 computers and various printers/scanners. We currently have 1 server running server 2000. We are planning on upgrading to 2003 Standard or Small Buis. Edition with a new server, however im getting confused when reading about these CALs. Do I need a CAL for every computer accessing the network? It will be running very basic things such as Volume Shadow Copy, AD, DNS, and File Sharing.

Thanks,
Bill Tracy
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 CAL

If you choose Device Licensing in Server 2003, the you'll need a CAL for every computer connecting to the server. If you choose User Licensing, the you'll need a CAL for every user in AD.
 

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i have manged to talk the boss into buying windows server 2003, so we can control network shares and take advantage of user permissions etc.
but i need to know some information first.
i have looked at the windows server 2003 small business edition, that comes complete with 5 CALs. but i need to know what this is all about.

this is the situation: we have 5 pcs at the moment, all running xp pro sp2. all connected via a wireless network.
we all share and save our documents to the main computer. but as different people require different information, we need to limit the access to certain shares. i have been told that having windows sever will allow this.
i need to know how the server works. am i correct in believing that the server holds all the information, including access to programs?
we all use Microsoft outlook for contact information, at the moment we all have different contacts, with different documents etc.
if i get windows server 2003 will this mean that all the computers will join a domain, and that all of them will use programs and resources directly from the server. and if so, do i need purchase a new server package of office etc for it to work?

could some one point me in the right direction as to what the company will need after i have purchased windows server.

will i have to re-install windows on the machines using the CALS or can i just leave them running xp pro?

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Answer:windows server 2003

I wouldn't normally recommend this, but you might want to take a windows server course. Or get someone to come in and help setup plus do a little training. You're asking a little too much for a general help question. Windows server software isn't always the easiest to follow, it's designed for system admins to use not the average joe. Well some of the basic features are fairly simple to figure out it can get quite complex, and I wouldn't personally want to attempt learning it for the first time by launching in live in a work environment.

That being said I'll try to answer your questions briefly but I do highly recommend at least getting a book about windows server 2003 if you're serious about this.

-The server doesn't really limit access to programs. I mean it can, but essentially all you're doing is having it open user profiles that don't have the links to certain programs in the start menu, a computer savy user could still open them if they did it manually.

-You can setup a server to be a domain controller or not. It's up to you. For a lot of the features to work you will have to set it up as a domain controller. As for program files, well, you can make them term into the server and run programs from there, but typically speaking they'd still run all applications from the local computer.

-You do not have to reinstall the other windows XP machines, they can simply be added to a domain.

- You shouldn&#... Read more

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Would the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2003 be compatible with an Athlon64 X2, and allow me to have 4 GB of memory addressble to programs?

I know that Windows Server 2003 32-bit can access up to 32 GB memory using the "PAE fix" thing...but I am not sure if this makes it incompatible with a real 64 bit OS. But if it is compatible, then it seems like it would allow me to bypass the limitations of Windows XP 32 bit which doesn't allow more than 2 GB ram for applications + 2 GB for system stuff.
 

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At Community Centre, where I work at, they decided to get a server with Windows Server 2003 for security and backup reasons. It is because Community Centre is getting bigger all the time. There are about 10 computers with PIII 350mhz, 128mb ram and 10 GB HDD running Windows 98.So I haven't been working on Server before but I have seen 'client' computers at College where students are given username/password to access the computers.However, I'm curious about this Server. If I buy a Windows Server 2003 with up to 10 users licenses so it will be only 10 PCs that will become 'clients'? What about Windows 98 on each Client PC? I need to know the informations on these stuffs.Thanks in advance

Answer:I need to know more about Windows Server 2003?

Windows 98 can be used as a client but the security relationship between it and a server with an NT core is far different to the way Windows 2000 and Windows XP (Pro) works with an NT server. I say NT because windows 2003 is yet a further development of this technology, just as Windows 2000 Server is.In order to enforce solid security on your client machines, I can not recommend installing an NT version of windows on them as apposed to using Windows 98. Yes, 98 can log onto an NT domain (such as that managed by Windows 2003 Server) with username and password authentication plus execute log on scripts, however, policy enforcement (for many things such as disabling the Control Panel and restricting the view of drives in My Computer) is difficult to implement on 98 unless you're familiar with powerfull old tools such as System Policy Editor; but this is getting complex when improvements have been made my Microsoft to make peoples jobs exactly like yourselves far easier.If you install either Windows 2000 or Windows XP Pro on your client machines, then they will work most effectively with Windows 2003 Server and will make your job far easier.10 CAL (Client Access Licenses) means that only 10 computers (the clients) at one time can access your server. This applies whatever the OS - be it 95, 98, 2000 or XP Pro/Home to take examples.If you want any more info just ask - I know lots, lots more about this but I don't want to bore you.Actually, I can not recommend any book better for th... Read more

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Hi i was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere i can download a free step by step guide to fully setup and configure Windows Server 2003? I have started a new job and what they did not tell me during interview was that i would be in charge of the server admin and they have just got a new server that needs setting up and configuring fully, 2003 is installed its the rest of it i am not 100% sure what to do.
I hope someone can help i am in a life and death situation.

Thanks
Mick
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003

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So I made my image from my laptop on my RIS server, but when I try to bring the image down to the laptop to format my PC, I'm getting an error where it states something about my Broadcom NIC not supporting the service. I was under the impression that Broadcom was, or do I need another driver set for this to work?

Anyone here familiar with RIS?

Note, the 2003 Server is on Wireless, but it took the RIS image up so I'm assuming that NIC is supported.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 RIS

Don't know about RIS on 2003 Server, but it took some edits to get the wired Broadcom going under 2000. Not sure if it's the same problem you're having, but:

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/faq_drivers.php
 

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I have sucessfully set up a Windows 2003 Server with AD, DNS, WINS, and DHCP. I have my workstations connecting to it, etc. Everything works fine except for when I try to make changes to the Default Domain Policy. Seems that any changes I make are not reflected upon the users that log on to the domain. I have set the Security Filtering to the group that the users belong to, as well as trying to add those groups to the delegations tab of the GPM. I have tried moving the users to different groups, and making them a part of certain Group Polocy Object. I am specifically trying to install software across the network and its not working...and I am almost sure I set that up properly but even if I didnt, a simple change of not showing the control panel is not being administered to the users either. If anyone can advise me as to what might be the problem and why no users or groups besides the Default Domain Controller Policy are being managed. The Default Domain Controller Policy is reflecting upon the administrator, however, any of the others are not.
 

Answer:Would anyone like to help me with GPO in Windows Server 2003?

The more GP's you have setup for a particular OU the longer its gonna take.

When you setup a GP and you making the changes in the User or Computer part of the GP. If you make a change to the user portion and want to apply it to and OU that contains computer objects, then you need to use a GP switch called "User Group Policy Loopback mode". There is also one for the Computer side "Computer Group Policy Loopback mode".
 

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I have recently installed windows server 2k3 and i set it up on my network/workgroup. However when i try to access my shared folders on a network computer it ask me for a login/pass. I have tried all the logins including Administrator and it still doesnt work. 1. I is there a way to get rid of that logging in to veiw shared resources; and 2. if not how do i get file sharing to work?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003

Turn on the guest account. Also make sure that the firewall is not running on the server(by default it is off). If it is running make sure the ports are open for filesharing but it sounds like that isn't the issue. My question is why are you using server if you just are going to use a workgroup setup(read peer to peer). I would run a domain and have the machines connect to mr server. That way all rights are handled in one setup.
 

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Well, Im the type who like to expirement with my PC (ie, i screw up and format prob once a month or so). So I am playing it safe this time!

I can get Windows Server 2003 free from school (Texas A&M) - is it worth upgrading from Windows XP?

Ive heard from some geeks on campus that it is better/faster, etc. I do mostly video/photo editing on my PC - every once in awhile I do gamin (Doom 3, not much though).

Would you guys upgrade if it was free?

I have a AMD XP Barton 2500+ OC to 2002mhz, 1GB PC 2700, 300 GB free space

Whatdya'll think?
 

Answer:Windows XP or Server 2003?

I would put it on my server to be able to screw with, try setting up a domain, etc. I wouldn't put it on my desktop. Not that it's "bad," but XP is intended for desktop apps and gaming and 2K3 is not.

That said, I would definitely make sure I got a copy, even if I wasn't going to use it immediately.
 

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Hello everyone. As you know, I installed Windows Server 2003 on an old computer to act as a domain on my home network as an experiment. I joined my laptop to the domain, and now trying to experiment with logging on to the domain from a remote location (ex. School). How do I set up WS 2003 so I can log on to the domain from school? Do I need to set up VPN?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 VPN

google for some guides on setting up routing and remote access on the server, then also setup the appropriate port forwards on your router... before you bother doing anything though, you might want to check whether a) your school are bothered about you establishing a vpn connection to another network from theirs, b) whether they have the necessary ports/protocols permitted outbound through their firewalls (pptp:tcp1723, and gre:ip47), and c) make sure you aren't using overlapping subnets between home and school.
 

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Ok heres my problwm. I have my domain sertup, homedomain.com. I made a child domain, storage.homedomain.com. My domain controller for storage.homedomain.com died and i did not get to remove it using dcpromo. I have 2 domain controllers for homedomain.com How can i remove the storage.homedomain.com from my network without having the server. It is an orphaned child domain and doesnt need to exist anymore.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2003

Hope this might point you in the right direction.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230306/EN-US/
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=251307
 

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