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Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.

Question: Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.


I am having an issue with offline files created offline syncing back to the server. I have set up a network share to be available offline on a client computer. All files are available offline without issue. Here is the issue however. If I set the folder to work offline any file I create in the folder when it is offline just disappears when the folder comes back online, there are no conflicts or sync failures reported in sync center. If I create a new folder offline the folder does sync back to the server. Any changes made to an existing file are also replicated back to the server once the share is back online. So the issue is only with newly created files when the share is offline. I have not been able to replicate this error on any other file server in our environment, However I have recreated the issue with multiple shares with multiple Win 7 clients on this file server.

Steps taken so far.

Checked and reset permission levels on the share.
Recreated new shares from scratch for testing.
Disabled and enabled offline files on the client computer and cleared the offline cache.
Check various registry entry settings.
Disabled cashing on the File server.
Tested with XP the issue does not exist with XP.

I have spent hours researching this error online to no avail.

The clients are running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
The File server is Server 2003 Standard 32 bit with SP2

Any help or ideas would be most welcome.

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Answer: Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.

I've seen the complaints about this problem but with no clear resolution. There are some hot fixes listed that may help, updating to Windows 7 SP1 is supposed to help in some cases but nothing seems for certain.

No way for me to recreate this problem but apparently others have the same problem.

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

Browse by Tags - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Administratively assigned offline files on Win7 client disappear from server (Network Steve Forum)

The Group Policy settings in the next link may have an effect on this problem.

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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 and new server
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server and DHCP

plz help me thanks

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I'm guessing this is a network may not be.

We have several HP 4345 MFPs. They all have "scan to network folder" enabled. They were easy to set up and have been working fine.

In May we upgraded/migrated to Windows 2003 servers. All these MFPs were moved, settings changed, and again have been working fine.

This week...for some reason...none of them can scan to a network folder anymore. They are all still printing and emailing, but cannot "find" the network folder to send scans to.

I can ping the printer, the WINS server is set right. The printer uses a generic userid and when you sign on to a computer using that id, you can get to the shared folder used for scanned files. So, the access is good, permissions are right.

All these printers are getting the same error, even though the all scan to different folders on the same server. The server they scan to was rebooted on Sunday night...Monday was the first day none of them could access the shared folders any more. I cannot figure out what happened. Nothing else was changed, just a reboot.

Any ideas?

Answer:Possible Windows Server 2003 Issue with MFP Scan to folder function

hmmm... now that sounds familiar. I don't have the solution for you but I have the same problem with a canon imagerunner scanning to a 2003 server. Spent a couple of hours at it, very simple feature but the server wouldn't allow it. Had to scan to a computer based print server and setup scan to email for the time being.

Had there been any microsoft updates that came down from microsoft before the reboot of the server? Is this a 2003 server? sp1 or sp2? Firewall didn't come on did it?

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I work for a construction co. that has a server they want everyone to start using to store most of their files so everyone can stay updated with each other's stuff. I was wondering, is there a decent and reliable app out there for windows that allows you to sync the stuff you've been working on and just update those files with a click or two, instead of having to drag-and-drop, 'replace these files w/these' type of thing?

Answer:client<->server file sync software?

If your running windows XP you can redirect the my documents directory to the network and use the built in sync. program with XP to do this. No 3rd party apps needed.

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I work at a tiny school which has no IT support. After a power cut, students are unable to log in to their individual users due to time being out of sync with server. I don't have info on local login info for these computers. Running XP. I can log in to server computer. Please help!

Answer:Client cant log in due to server time sync error HELP!

So the server date and time are correct? Are all computers affected or only one? How do you have the server password but not the local admin account for the workstations? There must be an IT department or IT contractor/firm somewhere for the school that you can contact for the credentials or for assistance.

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We're in a domain at work and a user have a folder on the server that he usually syncs with from his computer. The problem is that when I right click on the folder and choose "syncronize" it gives me "permission error". 
How do I fix this?

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Since user has been migrated to Vista Enterprise, offline files have not been functioning correctly. It appears to ONLY be that way for newly created files and folders. Sync log indicates that "the files are in use by another system."

All other users syncing to the same server are fine.

I've disabled Indexing, but that did not take care of it.
I've also googled the heck out of this. Nothing worked.

If I go to the actual server location and sync from there, it works without issue, but not the other way. There's a similar error for every created file or folder.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vista Offline Folder Sync Issue

Bump. Request for help.

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"Always available offline" options click on but nothing happens..sync not started...

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So my users are allowed to sync up their my docs folder off of the share drive so they have them on their laptops but they have recently begun to sync to shared resources which has really screwed up some people. I have gone over what to sync and what not to sync and they still screw it up. So i was wondering if there was a way that i could just disallow access to a particular directory via offline from the server? This way i can just make the folders i want them to have access to available offline and lock the rest. this way i dont need to worry about people pressing dang buttons.

Less than 10 users and less than 20 folders we are talking about so nothing too terribly complex here.

Answer:Offline files in Server 2003

what you could do...
but it would require you touching each laptop.

sync only the folders that need it.

log in as admin, run gpedit.msc

Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network -> Offline Files -> Enable "Prohibit User Configuration"

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I was at a client's site working on Routering and Remote Access and DHCP (trying to get a VPN user on the network) when all the screens popped up with an alert that the mapped drives were no longer available and people began telling me that they couldn't print. I checked and all the network shares, printers, and other resources coming from the 2003 server were all gone. All the services on the server (DNS, File Sharing, Print Sharing, Terminal Services, etc.) were running but didn't show up on the network. Since the network is not running on DHCP, and all the clients had their own static ips, they were still able to go online and see each other on the network. The server; however, was a different. It was the only machine that couldn't be seen on the network. It couldn't go online. And while it could ping all other machines and get a response it could not ping anything on the net. I have no idea what happened. Can anyone suggest what might have happened? I've tried everything. I'm so completely out of ideas at this point. Any kind of insight would be greatly appreciated. Below is just some of the simple things I've already tried.

- Checked networking hardware
No problems with any layer 1 devices. NICS, wires, switches were all fine.

- Ping the server from the workstations.
The server was able to get a response from the workstations without any problems and vice versa. However I could not pring any websites (ie

- Gave t... Read more

Answer:Server 2003 offline but pingable

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Question: server 2003 client

What is the pop3 address? that should be entered into Outlook Express on XP so that it looks to a server running Server2003 for its' email. Tried a variety of entries bit get various errors returned. Client is logged onto server ok

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We have server 2003 domain. If I do a net time /set command it tries to set the time to a member server (not DC) that differs from the server defined if I do a net time / If I do a net time /querysntp the correct server ( is returned.

This even happens from my desktop PC- it calls the same member server, and it is not the PDC emulator. All of the FSMO roles are on a 2003 Server. It's an old w2000 server that is for managing or ancient Symmetrix.

Any ideas?

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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) 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


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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Has anyone tried using Windows 2003 Server (or x64 edition) as there Desktop OS?

I'm wondering if it would be any better then XP (or x64 edition)

Answer:Windows 2003 Server as Client OS

Depends on what you are going to be doing with it. Server OS's have a bit more ovverhead...some programs don't like installing on a "server" OS. that being said, you can tweak it a bit and it runs quite well, even for gaming. But unless the user knows what is going on and how to work around the OS, forget it....

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This might sound really n00b to most of you, but...
I need to find a way to check client web logs in Windows Server 2003. Basically, somebody got fired and i need to check their web logs, what is the best way to do so?

Answer:Win Server 2003 Client Logs?

You looking for their web surfing habits or logs of how many times they hit a particular web server on your network?

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I currently have a Win Server 2003 of which I was running XP's on for 5 years with no latency issues while logging in. I just upgraded the CLIENT PC's to Windows 7. I MAPPED the drives to each CLIENT but after the login name and password are entered the time it takes to MAP the drives is at a minimum of 1 minute. Before they mapped in seconds and these CLIENT computers are much faster then what I had in the XP's. Any suggestions? I have already tried to "relax" the security settings on the CLIENT computer but to no avail. Should I try SHARED FOLDERS instead, but if that's the case I have a NETWORK software that all the CLIENTS use off the server. Plus we save ALL work to the server which gets backed up nightly, so all the EXCEL 2013 files need to be accessed from each CLIENT to the SERVER. Again, my problem is lying with the LATENCY on logon....after I open the programs and the drives are mapped the computers run very fast. Ideas?

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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is there a way for me to create a shortcut that would appear on all my clients desktops without me having to go to their machines to set it up manually?

Answer:Windows 2003 server/client question

How many machines? The easy way is to just get a list of machine names, then copy the file to \\machinename\c$\documents and settings\all users\desktop\ either by hand or via a batch script. I don't know of any AD based solution to the problem.

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I'm having difficulty getting my PC into a new domain - I've setup a Server 2003 box and can ping the workstation from the server, but cannot ping the other way around, and am unable to join the PC into the domain. A pretty fundamental problem I would say! Maybe I missed something when setting up the server?

I built a small SBS 2003 domain for a customer a few months ago and thought I would take advantage of my Technet sub and build a 2003 network so I can test stuff etc. But I cannot get the damn thing setup! Grrrrrrr!!!!

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Hi all,

I am the 'administrator' of a small Windows Small Business Server 2003 network which comprises 1 Server (1 NIC) and 8 Clients. One of the client computers failed and I had to run a diagnostic on the components which meant testing each i.e. M/b, Video, CPU Hd etc. It transpired that on this Client the PSU was the problem so I installed a new PSU, rebuilt the Client and connected it to the network and restarted it.

Everything started OK except I could not connect to the network. I tried to 'Join a domain' via My Computer, Properties, Computer Name and Change and putting in the Domain name of the server.

I receiver the 'Error' message:-

An error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain ABCD.CO.UK.

The error was: "The requested address is not valid in its context." (error code 0x00002741 WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL)

The query was for the SRV record for_ldap_tcp.dc_msdcs.ABCD.CO.UK

So there you are, the full 'Error' message. I have so far been unable to get the Client computer to connect to the Win SBS 2003 Server but there is one thing that may be relevant, I did attach the HD to another Client pc to confirm it was OK so could this have reset something on the HD which has stopped it connecting to the Server?

Any help on this would be gratefully accepted?

p.s. Hope this is not to long winded...

Answer:Win SBS 2003 - Server/Client Connection Error

The computer is not in the domain at the moment?

The first thing to check with everything related to Active Directory: is the DNS set up correctly? Make sure that the computer in question has the SBS machine as its DNS server.

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Is there a way to enable Client Isolation without using AD along with a Group Policy?

Answer:Client Isolation on Windows Server 2003

I dont think i understand yoru question. What are you trying to isolate this subscriber from?

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Hi All,
We have a 2003 exchange server on the network and PC running XP Pro with 2003 Office Professional installed. There are about 50 PC's on the network.

The exchange server can be pinged from the PC

One PC/username in particular is not connecting to the exchange server. When I arrived at the PC Outlook was showing Offline and when I went to put it online it asked for a username and password to connect to the exchange server. Even after entering this info it wasn't connecting.

I checked on the PC to see if I could connect to the server and view the mailbox via Oulook Web Access using his username and password. This worked OK.

I deleted the outlook account and tried to create a new one for the same user. After I type in the server name and username and click on "check Name" I get the following pop-up: "The name could not be resolved. The operation failed".

Then I logged onto the same PC with my username and password and created an outlook account for my email ID. This worked no problem and I was able to connect to the server and download the emails into Outlook.

Thinking that the PC and Outlook are OK and there is an issue with this particular persons profile I went to a different PC on the network and using this persons username logged into a PC. I was able to create an Outlook profile for them on a different PC and it worked without an issue.

So I am a bit confused......
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Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 client not connecting to server

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Okay let me give you all the facts up until about 6 months we ran hardcoded PC's across the board. We then got more and more laptops and are finding it easier to now run DHCP. One issue I have is we are running DHCP off a Cicso router and not off the Windows 2003 server. Also remember we have a bunch of subnets as each location is on its own vlan (while this does not matter the same problem is happening with the local LAN with the hosting servers).

I just now went into DNS and noticed that our records are not being updated within DNS. We had some records that are in our forward lookup zones that were 3 months old + that have no computername any longer even on the network. In the reverse lookup zones there is more of the same where we have multiple records with the same IP.

This is happening in both forward and reverse lookup zones and is on 2 different DNS servers. Now scavenging was set for the forward lokup zones for 7 days abut the reverse lookup zone was NOT enabled. We went ahead and enabled it and then I did a forced Scavenge Stale resource records on both servers at the same time.

This did part of what I wanted but did not fix the entire problem. In the forward lookup zones the A records that were stale are now gone (at least the main ones that caused me to notice the problem to begin with). In the reverse lookup zones there are still a TON of duplicates - PTR records for 2 different PC's on the same IP and PTR records for 1 PC on 2 different IP's

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Answer:Windows 2003 DNS Server - Client Records not being deleted.

Hello Stumped!

I am having the same problem in my environment with my reverse lookup zones. I have duplicate PTR records and scavenging does not seem to be working for the reverse lookup zones. I am at the point now where I am considering deleting my reverse lookup zone and recreating. I just have to answer a few questions about how I am going to recreate the reverse lookup entries that were created from manual forward entries. I would hate to have to do that part manually.

At any rate, I believe I can at least speak to your question regarding a Cisco device being used for dynamic DNS.

You're Windows 2000/XP clients should register their forward lookup name themselves. The DHCP server registers the PTR records on the client&#8217;s behalf. The client has the option of requesting to update both records; however, it is only responsible for actually updating the forward lookup zone. The reverse lookup zone in a Microsoft scenario is always updated by the DHCP server.

I have not been able to determine that Cisco routers actually support dynamic DNS. I have seen some documentation for security appliances that make it possible (but I don't think they work with MS DNS)

As far as what I've found from Cisco, they sell a DNS/DHCP solution called Cisco Network Registrar which supports dynamic DNS. My suggestion would be to pick one solution or the other. (I have no experience with CNR and I have no idea what it costs) Read more

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This guide provides information about working with Microsoft® Exchange Server™ 2003 and client access. It describes the new features for Exchange 2003 and Office Outlook® 2003, in addition to improvements in Outlook Web Access 2003. It contains configuration information, such as how to secure your messaging environment, deploy the server architecture, and configure Exchange servers for your supported client access methods. This guide also describes how to manage protocols, Exchange Virtual Server, Outlook Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync®, and Outlook Mobile Access

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The file is a Microsoft Word 2000 document. Users who do not have Microsoft Word can view this document through the downloadable Word 97/2000 Viewer.



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I am having problems remotley administering my domain. I am using a vista computer to administer my domain remotely. When I try to open the domain users and computers appalet I get the message that says " naming information can not be located ...". I know that DNS is running (maybe not correctly) and that my computer logged on to the domain. DNS is the only thing that I can think as the problem. I can log onto OWA by typing in the ip address but I can not use the admin tools. Please help

Thank You

Answer:Can not connect to the server 2003 domain from the vista client

Well, how about fixing the DNS? Without working DNS, you can pretty much forget about doing anything with AD.

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We have bound several Macs to the Microsoft AD domain. One of the reasons for doing this was to achieve a single sign-on environment. ie no need to reautenticate when connecting to one of the file servers etc.
The problem we have is that when we attempt to connect to the Win2003 fileserver using AFP we are still being prompted to reauthenticate wheras if we use SMB instead it connects staright away. We have noticed that the SMB connection works straight off as the Kerberos Domain Controller (KDC) issues the OSX user with a kerberos ticket which is viewable in the on the Mac.
Does anybody have any ideas that may help with this ?
Thanks in advance

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Hi All,

I am working as a system administrator in a gaming company around with 80 systems and 3 Linux systems (RHEL 5.0)..

The 80 systems are Windows Xp and server is Windows 2003 R2...These 80 systems are clients under this 2003 server..

But the three Linux systems are in workgroup..How can i add these three systems to Windows network..

As per my knowledge it is possible with WINBIND..

But tell me what are changes needed in Linux and as well as windows server 2003...

Please help me..

Thanks in Advance..

Answer:How can i Join RHEL 5.0 system to Windows server 2003 as a client

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem.
Continue here:

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I am running a Windows 2003 server with 2 NICS in my office. The internal LAN in the office is on, subnet mask

The Second NIC installed for VPN has IP address: I have configure RAS to work on the Second NIC. It uses DHCP to give out IP addresses to VPN clients in the range.

My home network and Vista client machine are on

I can connect and register my Vista client machine on the network, but I cannot ping any of the computers, including the server, in the office network. I believe I have to set up some sort of a static route or a classless route, or something like that, so that the VPN client machine ( can hop over to the office network (

Can anyone help?

By the way, I know that the router is passing the traffic correctly because if I set up RAS to distribute an address to the VPN client in the range using the existing NIC (not the second NIC in the server), everything works fine.

Answer:VPN Routing Problem-Windows 2003 Server/Vista Client


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my scenario is this i have a windows 7 laptop that i connect my iphone to upload pics from to the laptop so that i can keep my iphone free of space. is there a way when i make this change to have the picutres folder on the windows 7 laptop to sync to my server 2003 on the network to the external drive that is connected to it? i can use My BE 2010 software but that wouldnt work because i would have to follow a sceduled backup, my point is when i log into the laptop and move the pics off my iphone i want this folder to sync or backup with the changes to the server and then to the external drive when i connect to my LAN.

Answer:Software tool that will sync picture folder to EXT drive on server

FreeFileSync will allow you to back up folders to a network location. There is folder monitoring component called RealTimeSync which should give you what you need(caveat: I have not used that component myself). The link is in my sig.

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Well I just realized that about half of my life is stored on my hard-drive. I'm backing up with an external HD but being the paranoid I am, if the house is burnt down.. the backup doesn't help much.

Any software that automatically uploads any file that I put in a specific folder to some server? So I can access it from another computer and download the stuff back, just in case.

Answer:Any Sync software that uploads the files in a folder to an Online server?

You will hardly find a software doing that. But you can always upload it with:

Just write the link to your files somewhere, so that you can download again when you need it.

Regards, SG01

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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.


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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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.


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 guys, I tried to setup a VPN at home, here is my configuration.I got netgear VGR614v7 router coupled with cable modem at home. two computer with XP and wireless adapter.,, one of which I set it up as a VPN server and the other one as a VPN client according to the instructions here: only thing I did it differently than here is: Instead of setting DMZ to VPN server, I opened ports: IPSEC 500, 50-51.(but after it did not work out i tried setting DMZ too).Everything goes smoothly, except at the last step, I tried to connect to server, it will fail to do so. Can someone tried anything like this? Thanks!

Answer:issue with creating VPN server and client

Q ? Why would you want to set up VPN Virtual Private Network when you have a Real private network between the two systems on the LAN side of your router?VPN is used to emulate a LAN from WANGoin' Fishin' (Some day)

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XP Pro SP2, all latest updates. When I reboot, I can correctly sync to a time server, but after an unknown amount of time it goes back to saying "The RPC server is unavailable" instantly after clicking Update Now, regardless of what server I tell it to sync to. I also noticed that if I view my nForce Networking Controller status, then click Properties and go to the Authentication tab, everything is greyed out. If I hit OK without changing anything (I can't change it even if I wanted to), a message pops up saying "An unexpected condition occured. Not all of your requested changes in settings could be made" and just goes back to that window. I have to hit cancel to close it. These two issues seem to be related since right after I reboot, the Authentication tab works normally (as well as the time sync like I mentioned above), and they both seem to stop working at the same time. I have no idea if it happens after something I run or if it's just after a certain amount of time or what. Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Unable to sync to time server - RPC server is unavailable (but more)

I have the same problem exactly. There is an article at Ed Bott's Windows Expertise ( tyhat discusses problems with the Windows time Server, but nothing he suggested worked for me. It just won't matter what server I choose.

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There is a process running on my computer called csrss.exe
I went to and looked it up and came up with 2 different things. One says it is a Trojan and needs to be removed. The same exact process name also says it is Microsoft client server runtime server and SHOULD NOT be removed.
How I am supposed to tell the difference so I do not make a mistake by either leaving it alone or removing it???

Answer:Process: csrss.exe (trojan or Microsoft Client Server Runtime Server?)

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I tried joining a client then. I still get the same error checked an made sure the DNS number didnt change. I have the machine added in AD

I dont understand, why its doing this though. The server has a static IP. Getting 0x000005B4 in the XP client

Answer:Client Joining Issue Server 2008

can someone seriously, help here?

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I have two websites I've posted on for years (one auto, one computer) and recently I could NOT login to either site. Used standard "reset password" notice but never received email. The other day I registered on another website (medical) and again did NOT receive an email. Yet, I get emails all the time from various other systems.

I'm guessing this is on the Server side, some Update that has caused issues, but still question my system (client side) may be at fault -- especially since M$ has released a lot of security updates recently.

Anyway to verify whether Server or Client (BTW, no issues this forum)?

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I have two websites I've posted on for years (one auto, one computer) and recently I could NOT login to either site. Used standard "reset password" notice but never received email. The other day I registered on another website (medical) and again did NOT receive an email. Yet, I get emails all the time from various other systems.

I'm guessing this is on the Server side, some Update that has caused issues, but still question my system (client side) may be at fault -- especially since M$ has released a lot of security updates recently.

Anyway to verify whether Server or Client (BTW, no issues this forum)?

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I have an issue connecting to my server via FTP Filezilla or any client.Nobody can solve this?..issue I can connect here at the public or any other net work besides my home.This was happening end of last summer magically went away.  Then came back again one night during and upload to one of my web sites. For no reason. Now I cant connect[only at my hose]I'm connected now at the public library and uploading files. If shut down and go home I cannot connect via FTP.I had Comcast replace my modem; I connected my laptop directly to the modem bypassing the network equipment. And still no ftp connection, although there is an internet connection.  So next I reformatted both my laptops and my main tower PC reconfigured set my router and access points. Still no FTP connection even though I can surf and send/receive email.  With the same lap top now reformatted I'm at the library and I can instantly connect FTP, if I close down and go home I will not be able to connect  even after a new modem and reformatting & reconfiguring everything. Host/user/pass info in concrete.Any help??My net work Running xp on one rig and vista on a couple others.1.   Comcast cable from pole2.   Cable modem (new)3.   Linksys router and (1) Linksys switch (reconfigured)a.   Cat5 to all rooms of house servicingi.   Tower 1ii.   Tower2iii.   Linksys connection point in house s... Read more

Answer:issue connecting to my server via FTP Filezilla or any client.

Most FTP programs create a session log. Can you post that for both a good connection and a bad one.

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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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Hi All,
I have a WPF application where client is on Win 7 and server installed on Windows Server 2008. I was using a self signed certificate in the server for SSL communication between client and the server. Using this self signed certificate my client (Win 7) was
communication with the server (Windows server 2008) without any issue but recently I have observed that client could not communicate with the server. It basically can't reach to the server. SSL certificate used Sha1 algorithm and I think this problem could
be because of Sha1 deprecation by Microsoft.
I also tried to replace Sha1 certificate with Sha256 certificate and created a Sha256 certificate using the link But I got the same issue with this certificate as well.
When I debugged client code I found that is is giving error when validating server certificate. Below is the error that I received while certificate validation. ChainStatus shows error - "A
certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider"
Please suggest me how can I resolve this issue.

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I have just replaced an old XP box with our first Windows 8.1 Pro client. Joined the domain (Server 2008 R2, using active directory), seamed quite normal. When I rebooted, I received the normal windows logon screen, user name & password, entered those and logged in. The problem being, all resources on the network required me to enter network credentials. For example, try and double click on file server get following 'Windows Security' window:
Enter network credentials. Enter your credentials to connect to: SERVER.
The system cannot contact a domain controller to service the authentication request. Please try again later

I have: unjoined and rejoined client to domain; Checked active directory and the computer is correctly registered. Nothing is helping. Please help.

Answer:Network Credentials issue, win 8.1 client & Server 2008 AD

According to Paul Thurrott you need to add the credentials by going into the Windows vault per method #2 in the link below. If you don't add the credentials to the vault then Windows won't remember them despite checking the box to remember credentials.

He is using Windows server 08 and Homegroups with Windows 8 and he shows both methods to access network shares on the server.

No comment about the link I posed here>???

By the way I know this is solved, hoping you can come back to confirm this.

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A friend is moving his business, and the new business park that he's setting up shop in does not have anyway to get any wired internet to his building, excluding a T1 line, which he can't justify the cost of.

One windows 7 machine acts as the server, primarily for Quickbooks database, and there are two other windows 7 machines that are clients, reading off said database.

He's getting one of those usb dongles for wireless internet service, for the server only (the other two computers will be tethered to a smartphone for internet for QB and windows updates periodically).

They do NOT want to share the servers wireless connection to the other machines.

My only concern was if the server will continue to try to check the LAN for internet connectivity, or will it check both network connections when one fails, or is there a setting I can tell them to change to ensure it knows to go to the wireless dongle for internet all the time, without interfering with the workstations talking to the server over the LAN to get to the database?

The setup at the old office was business class DSL, they are using a relatively new Linksys router, which had the DSL authentication information.

Thank you!

Answer:LAN network for server/client only, USB hotspot for server internet.

I managed to find a solution this morning, for anyone that's interested, the whole article is here: Multiple Network Connections at the Same Time on Windows | Ivan Zlatev

But the short answer is, under the advanced properties of TCP/IP v4, uncheck automatic metric, set your internet to a value of 1, and the LAN to a value of 9999.

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was trying to network my computer to the server but keep getting the message 'server not responding from client computer' can anyone help please.

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Hi I'm working on a client/server with the Java programming language and trying to figure out how to protect my server. With my current Virus/Firewall protection suite theres nothing I can do to keep out unwanted Java applications on the port I choose to allow the Java SE Binary through for clients accessing the server application. ESET Smart Security 4 is what I am using. Does anybody know of a security suite that would allow only a specific Java application to get through the firewall? I'm not to sure on this subject because my firewall is identifying any Java application as only the "Java SE Binary" and not I'm sure if you can even really name your Java application like you would something you would write in C++. Any information would be appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Java Server/Client + Server Firewall Safety

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I'm looking at setting up windows 2003 terminal servers all over the place to replace the awful thing people are currently doing here - vncing servers with one small shared password among everyone <holding my hands over my ears for the backlash>. Don't blame me, it's another awful legacy I have to get rid of...

1. I've got to set up a Terminal Server Licensing server and was thinking about putting this on my second domain controller. I was wondering what would happen in this server dies, though. Is there some way of having resilience in this scenario? Perhaps a second Licensing server or something, the way you have 2 or more Domain Controllers?

2. Also, I know that Windows XP has an RDP client, I've used before on many occasions, but what about all the Windows 2000 clients that I still have out there. What should I do for them to access the new Terminal Servers?

Answer:Terminal Server license server(s)? RDP client for Windows2K?

I'm not 100% sure on #1, but I believe that the TS licensing becomes integrated into the AD, so if one DC goes down, the other one will be able to check licensing. On another note, if you are using the TS for administration only, I don't believe you needs the TS Licensing to be installed.

For #2, you can download the latest version of the RDP client from MS's website. It should also be available through Windows Updates, although I think Win2K isn't supported any longer, other than Critical Updates.

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Hi all,

I got a problem with a Server 2003 and computer with Vista Business 32bit.

All user have a home folder on a Windows 2003 Server and I redirect the "My Documents" folder from Vista on this folder.

When I look on the server the folder where the home folder are store, I see all folder for all user with the same name "Documents" and not the logon name from my user. Sample in the attached file. If I rename the folder "Documents" with something other all folder have after the same name again.

All computer with Windows XP do not make this problem, the folder name stay with the user logon name.

Can someone help me? Thanks

PS: I hope that my english is not to bad, I'm from Switzerland

Answer:All Home Folder on Server 2003 with same name

I'm getting the exact same issue. Did you find a resolution?

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I'm trying to setup home folders for user on the network.
I've created the shared folder that will store the folders.

I've gone into AD username properties, profile
I've connected that user to the share R \\server\users\username

when I login as that user it has created the space but the folder is just called 'username' is there someway I can customise this with the users name?

Many Thanks

Answer:Home Folder in AD Server 2003

Well, sounds like your permissions are setup fine, did you actually name the folder 'username' though or %username%?

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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.
"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.


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Dear all ,

i have a windows Xp professional (service pack 2) hp notebook joined to server 2003 domain. Every morning when the user boots up the notebook she can connect to the share drive on the server but doesnt see any of the folders... she will only see it after a restart of the computer...can anyone tell me why that might be the case ?

thanxs in advance

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Good day all from the high arctic.

I just installed a server in our school running windows 2003 SP2. I have created user accounts for all the students and set them up with roaming profiles (active directory... I think that is what it is called). The problem is that my students do not like to wait the 5 min to login!! So I started reading about folder redirection.

Sounds easy...

1. Open File Server Management create a shared folder called users$
2. Set the share permissions to full control for Everyone
3. open Active Directory Users and Computers
4. Right click the domain and go to properties
5. click on the Group Policy tab
this is where I have questions. I have been just editing the Default Domain Policy. #1 is this right?​6. Edit the Policy, go to -User config -Windows Settings -Folder Redirection
7. Then I right click My Documents
8. On the Target tab I select Advance - Specify locations for various user groups
9. Then Click Add, entered the name of the group testI have a user called test_t who is a member of the test group​10. I selected Create a folder for each user under the root path and for the root path I enter \\servername\users$
11. then click ok

So then what? I mean what is supposed to happen? I log into a computer with my test_t account and the roaming profile works fine BUT nothing happens to My Documents!

Am I missing something, or am I just to simple to figure this out, or is the fact that it is snowing out causing some ID-10T error?

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Answer:Folder redirection windows 2003 server

* When you try to save something to my documents does it get copied over to the folder on the server?
* What happens when you right-click the My Documents folder and go to properties?
* Whats your OU structure like?
* Where is the user?

No sure what guide you followed but take a look at these

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In server 2000 we would set up a folder where inheritable permissions would allow a folders security to only be admin and creator. This way they could create a folder with their name, and then store stuff in it and have it be secured.

In server 2003, when i select creator, it won't let me check any of the security check marks and I can't figure out another way. Any ideas? Thanks. I don't want to have to create the folders myself and set individual security on each one.

Answer:Server 2003 User Folder Security

You should let windows create the home directory automatically when you create the account. This will set up permissions for you. The reason creator/owner doesn't have hany check boxes is because it is assigned special permissions so you have to look at the "advanced" button to see the applicable permissions.

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I am the IT support guy at a hospital, and have started noticing that a few user logons have the ability to access all of the folders on the network share. It appears that they have 'Domain Admin.' access. I have checked permissions, and these users do not belong to groups that have been given access to the folder. I have covered what I believe to be the basics (folder permissions, users permissions, group permissions, inheritance, etc) but the IT manager and myself have run out of ideas.
I realise I can add the users that I have noticed to all folders on the network share and expressly deny them access; but this will do nothing to any other users that also have this quirk that I have not picked up on yet.
Is there any area I am not looking at, and is there a way to discover if any other users also have incorrect access without the need of testing every user (about 500 at last count).
The hospital is running Win Server 2003, and the client machines are a mixture of Win 2000 and Win XP.
Any ideas would be gratefully received,

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I'm in the process of installing an application server that requires SQL Server 2008 R2 (x64) on a separate device. However, I'm noticing this error message whenever I try to install the application through its proprietary configuration tool:


ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to create database. Error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections (provider: TCP Provider, error: - = No such host is known).
ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to drop database
ERRO: The provided SQL user may not have permissions to create and drop databases.
ERRO: ConfigureServer: The Configuration did not validate
ERRO: Task 'ValidateConfiguration' Failed (Exit Code=1)

This is what I have done so far:

On Server:
- Installed Client Tools
- Set it as Mixed-Mode Authentication (Windows + SQL)
- Created inbound rule on Windows Firewall to allow TCP 1433 (SQL Connection) and UDP 1434 (SQL Browser Service) from a small IP scope (only have four "test" servers in my network) under Domain, Public, and Private
- Created SQL accounts in Server Management Studio and verified that they are able to connect to SQL
- Checked DB instance in Server Management Studio to allow remote connections to the server
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Answer:Client(s) can't connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 server

You were on the right track, but having the server listen on localhost/ may or may not be what you want. Regardless, you need to tell SQL to bind to the ethernet interface since you're trying to connect to it over the network.

Do a netstat -a on the server and see if you have or the ethernet interface:1433. You could also do telnet serverip 1433.

If it's not listening on the desired interface, you need to look up how tell SQL to bind to that interface (I don't know, I'm not familiar with it either).

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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Hi,I'm trying to forward a series of folders, including 'my documents' back to my server. So when i log on to any computer on the network i get the same settings, my documents folder, etc.The only problem is, that anything i change in the 'group policy object editor' (including the location of the redirection) has no affect on any of the computers on the Domain.i have uploaded the file which was created by the policy editor with the export function to: click hereAny questions which i can answer to help anyone sort this problem will be welcomedMany Thanks in Advance

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Hello everybody. We have a Windows 2000 server based domain. Recently we installed Windows Server 2003 x64 R2 edition to a new server and added this server to the domain only as a member server. On this w2k3 server we have several shared directories for all domain users. The problem we have is that though everything seems to be working fine, but after some time domain users cannot access those shared folders at all or the server takes a very long time to react. W2k3 server has SP2 and all of the available updates applied. EventViewer does not show any error messages and there seems to be no problem with the server, because when you log on directly everything looks fine the system doesn't crash or smth. Afer restart of the server everything works again for several hours until the problem appears again. What could be causing this problem with shared folders?

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i have a server running on 2003 and 14 clients i have tried configuring folder redirection but the foldders are not being redirected to the same folder. i partitioned my hard disk on the server and i redirect them to the partion named shared. is it a must to follow the UNC (universal naming convention)

i also want to create a OU named students that i will be able to set security settings for this OU like when to log in and what options they can get and what they cant do on the network

all the clients run windows XP service pack 2.
1. i want the olders to be redirected to one location
2. i want any user to log on on any client machine and be able to get the same settings as configured when he last logged on
please help

Answer:server 2003 folder redirection and security policys

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Is there a way to make a share from a 2003 server contain the files from 2 different folders into one folder view? Or do this from a client end on win2K and XP machines.

Ideally I want to have a mapped net drive say G that when a client looks in it he sees the files from 2 different folders. Those two folders (f1 and f2) would contain identicaly named subfolders, but with different files in them. I want the end user to just see one set of folders with all of the files from f1, and f2. I can handle scripts to move files where they need to go at each end of day, so where new or modified files are placed doesn't matter except for file name conflicts.

While I don't really care for it, this is part of a backup solution I have been asked to plan out. We are looking at several different solutions and one of them requires segrigating our data based on last date modified between files that have not been accessed in the last 3 months from those more recent. While it would be easy enough to script out something to manage the file moves based on modified date, I need a way to keep the segrigation invisible to the end users.

Answer:2003 server combine folder views on share?

I think what you are looking for is DFS, with it you can have multiple shares even on multiple servers show inside a dfs root. More info:
So what you could do is share these 2 folders, and then add them both to a DFS root, when your browse to that DFS root you will see both those folders inside.

Is that kind of what your looking for?

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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
Trying to access a folder on via a CIFS share on a Netapp file server.
On my Windows 7 box I get the "You don't have permission to access \\file path.
If rt-click > properties on the folder > Security Tab I get the "You don't have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings."
Clearly I do since I am a member of the File Administrators group and a Domain Admin and an Enterprise Admin.
If I login to an XP or Server 2003 host, I have full access to the folder, the files and can update any and all permissions.  So clearly something is different about my Win 7 host.  I've even tried opening the Windows File Explorer as an Admin,
but that made no difference.
What gives?  How can I fix this? 
Thank you,

Answer:Can't access folder or permissions in Windows 7 but I can from XP or Server 2003

I finally figured this out.  Sorry, I forgot to post the solution a while back.  Basically I don't know the real reason why this occurred.  I was able to solve this by installing and running CCleaner.  This went through the system and
cleaned up a bunch of little know cache's that I wasn't aware of.  After that I was able to view and update the permissions on the Security tab of all my Files and Folders that were being accessed via a CIFS share on my Netapps.  I don't know which
item that was cleaned was responsible for causing this problem in the first place.
Good Luck.

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Sys: Windows 8.1 Pro clients attached to MS 2003 server domain. (yes I know its best to have a higher win server version with 8.1, but i do not have that currently)

Ok, so the problem is that roaming profiles and folder redirection work but on only SOME of the windows 8.1 clients!!!!

How can these both work fine on only SOME of my essentially identical workstations?

I realize that I need different Profile types for the different OS's. I have applied the V4 registry edit and created a V4 default profile in my sysvol directory on the DC so that the workstations get a proper V4 starting profile.

All PC's are in same OU container.

My GPO's for roaming profiles and folder redirection have not changed from my XP workstations, Windows server 2003 domain controller.

So I create a new user, and log into one of the win8.1 client machines on my local lan. Wow, profile works, V4 created in the profile share, redirection works perfectly. So I log out. I then remote to an identical PC across my wan. Log in as same user and it works fine, get the redirected desktop, and profile. But now the fun begins. I log out to complete the profile "swap" back to the server. I try to log back in and the disaster starts. (Yes, I have triple checked my permissions on all shares etc.)

I get the "DESKTOP cannot be loaded error". Logs show REDIRECTION SUCCESSFUL for my desktop!!! What the?

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Answer:Windows 8.1, Microsoft 2003 server, and folder redirection

I find hot fixes that seem to relate to this problem.

Incompatibility between Windows 8 roaming user profiles and roaming profiles in other versions of Windows

Windows 8.1 V3 Roaming Profiles

Windows 8 and 8.1 now has another version of roaming profiles which are incompatible with the Windows Vista/7 versions (Incompatibility between Windows 8 roaming user profiles and roaming profiles in other versions of Windows). As of the November 2013 Windows 8.1 update there is now a registry key you can set to spawn a .v3 profile to avoid conflicts with older versions of the profile. This registry key is a DWORD Value called “UseProfilePathExtensionVersion” with a value of “1″ and needs to be created under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlset\Services\ProfSvc\Parameters key. This can be then be deployed using the Group Policy Preferences Registry Extension that is targeted to the Windows 8.1 Computers.

Source: How to configure Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection

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I just have a quick question, I have setup a VPN using RRAS and L2TP shared secret, etc. From the client computer it connects no problem, and I can access shared resources on the LAN like it's supposed to work. The only problem is when I connect to the VPN, my browser doesn't work, can't get external internet to work and copying files from outlook 2007 to a shared resource seems to lock outlook up.

I'm not sure if this has something to do with sending all traffic over vpn or not. Is there any steps I can take to quickly resolve this issue? This seems to be the only thing affecting the users at the office.


Answer:Server 2003 VPN Issue

Is the VPN setup as a separate subnet example: if host client

Also depending on ISP and other possible settings you may need to use other DNS servers .

If so on the client try OpenDNS

Do this on the Client not on Server. Reboot let us know!


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Im not sure if I started this thread in the correct location so if it needs to be moved please do so.

My server at the house has Windows 2003 server, I have IIS installed and have one of my web pages hosted behind my Linksys wireless router/firewall. My server has a fixed IP address and the router has the IP address open with port 80. I do not have a static IP address. However, Dynsite and Zone Edit take care of that and the web site works fine. Now the issue, I have a total of four web sites to host, IIS gives me an IP address error when I try to start one of the other web sites. It has to be something silly im missing.

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Im not sure if I started this thread in the correct location so if it needs to be moved please do so.

My server at the house has Windows 2003 server, I have IIS installed and have one of my web pages hosted behind my Linksys wireless router/firewall. My server has a fixed IP address and the router has the IP address open with port 80. I do not have a static IP address. However, Dynsite and Zone Edit take care of that and the web site works fine. Now the issue, I have a total of four web sites to host, IIS gives me an IP address error when I try to start one of the other web sites.
It has to be something silly im missing.

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Hi All Windows Expert,

I have a Windows Server 2003, Win7Pro desktop A (User: John) and Win7Pro desktop B (User: Mary). 2003 sharing to Everyone has no problem. But I am stuck in this situation. I want John can Read & Write all files in 2003 folder (C:/testing) , Mary can only Read it.
They are in the same workgroup, Win Svr 2003 already added John & Mary user account, they have same password. In the folder(C:/testing) sharing setting & security setting, I have set John to Full Control, removed Everyone on both settings. But I still get this message when I click on the folder in desktop A (John) - Windows cannot access , You do not have permission to access.
Did I miss something? If I can't solve this, I can't move on Mary side.

I would be grateful if someone can provide any suggestion,

Answer:How to share folder (Win Server 2003) to specific people (Win7)?

You have Server 2003, but do you have a Domain ?? Let's start there since that's the easiest way to get the granularity you want.

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Hi all,

not sure if this is the right place for this threadf, but I couldnt find a server 2003 area anywhere.

I have a server 2003 system displaying the following error:-

"lsass.exe-System Error: Security Accounts Manager initialization failed because of the following error: Directory Service cannot start. Error Status: 0xc00002e1. Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into Directory Services Restore Mode, check the event log for more detailed information."
Microsofts answer is :- (ie: call and well charge you)
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:;[LN];CNTACTMS
I can log in under Directory Services Restore Mode (like safe mode) and run sasser checks etc, but no virus indicated.

I can format if need be, but as this is configured with Active Dircetory and a stack of roaming profiles, I'd rather not.

Hope someone can suggest further things for me to try,



*edited typos

Answer:lsass.exe issue in Server 2003

Hi there.
I have the same problem but mine is on a server 2003. No Domain installed and when I unplug from the internet or network, it stops restarting and all is fine.
I have checked all with trend and norton,anti virus and I have searched for all known infections, and nothing.
I have taken all items out of the computer and changed NIC and memory.

This has occurred even when I re-installed

Please help. Its driving me nuts.
Rgds Mike

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I have just installed a new server 2003 machine, it is working with a linksys wrt54g router that provides internet access, during the setup i disabled the dhcp on the router as requested.

I could access the external internet with no problem on the server, then i ran the internet and exchange setup and gave it all the required setting now all i can access on any of my machines connected to the network is the internal sites, when i try and access any external sites it defaults back to the internal site.

What have I done wrong?


Answer:Server 2003 internet issue


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to the people who know about this please help me.

Im having issues setting up RPC over HTTP on my Exchnage server. I have installed it on the server and have followed MS install guide (

we have a ISA 2004 server in the middle of the Internet and the exchnage server and i have allowed passthrough for that.

The server is not an SBS server its Server 2003 Sp1. in the KB artical I have doubts on somethings.

Remove all the information from the Value data box, and then type the following information:
Notes• Replace ServerNetBIOSName with the NetBIOS name of your server. Replace ServerFQDN with the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your server.
• If the FQDN that is used to access the server from the Internet differs from the internal FQDN, you must use the internal FQDN.
• To determine the NetBIOS name and the fully qualified domain name of your server, start a command prompt, type ipconfig /all, and then press ENTER.

Under Windows IP Configuration, information that is similar to the following appears:
Host Name .................: mycomputer
Primary DNS Suffix ........:

We have OWA setup and working fine. Our DNS suffix is Our mail FQDN is mail.contoso. Where it has the serverFQDN i have edited so its

When I set up Outlook to use RPC over HTTP it keeps saying ... Read more

Answer:RPC over HTTP Issue on Server 2003

This Link may help you to set up RPC


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I am experiencing bandwidth issues with Windows Server 2003.
AFAIK, they could be related to some inadequate tcp/ip settings.

So I analysed the packets coming from this server and I noticed that they keep changing size. About 70% are of the advertised MTU and the rest are ~150 bytes less. I also noticed that the client always sends an ACK after receiving one of these smaller packets.

With PMTUDiscovery enabled I get :
- 70% 1420-bytes packets
- 30% 1256-bytes packets

Without PMTUDiscovery, I get :
- 70% 536-bytes packets
- 30% 344-bytes packets

I have analysed many other connections on different servers, with different protocols and on different OSes but my server seems to be the only one with this strange behaviour.

On a side note, this issue shows up after a fresh Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition setup. I was also able to reproduce it on a second box on the same network. Although the hardware was the same and one could think it is hardware-related, I have added a different NIC to the second box and it didn't change the odd behaviour.

Does anyone know if this behaviour is ok or not ? What should I do about it ?



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I setup an old poweredge 4400 I got from work at my home and ran DCPROMO to setup DNS and the domain controller. All went pretty smooth so far except I cannot get my workstations to join the domain.

The server domain is ""

server 2003 is setup as follows..

IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Preferred DNS server:

my workstation is setup as follows...

IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Preferred DNS server:

I can ping the server with no issues, just can't join the domain. I have setup active directory with the workstation name and username with administrator privaleges. What am I missing?

I'm guessing it's a DNS issue just not sure where I made the mistake

I get the following error...

"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain ""

The format of the specified network name is invalid."

When I add the domain name to the account that has permission to join the domain I get a different error...

""The following error occurred attempting to join the domain ""

Windows cannot find the network path. Verify that the network path is correct and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If Windows still cannot find the network path, please contact your net admin"
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Answer:Server 2003 domain issue

Have you tried it with and without the extension ".ad"?

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Hi all and thanks in advance for any help.I am running a server 2003 on my network that contracted a nasty virus.My server runs NAV normally and I also put Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware on to see if I could fix this issue.They both seem to find items that NAV overlooks but none of them are able to remove it completely.I have also downloaded Highjackthis and created a log since the dds program wouldn't run on server 2003.This is a current log after scanning with malwarebytes and not doing a reboot. I am unable to reboot until later in the day when my plant shuts down.Some of the symptoms of the virus are being redirected in firefox and IE, also popup windows, odd error messages. Yesterday before I wasn't able to open any programs to try and fix the issue, NAV Malwarebytes SAS Control Panel or any other item I tried to run would automatically be shut down.Last night I rebooted the server in safe mode and was able to run the malwarebytes and SAS and get things running fairly normal but I know it is not completely gone.Posted below is my highjackthis log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:37:10 AM, on 11/17/2010Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:Server 2003 Virus Issue

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A friend of mine is having an issue with his home network. I told him I would post the problem here to see if anyone might know the answer.
HOW, can my 2003 wins server think there is another server on the network IF that other machine is a Windows XP Pro machine WITHOUT the server service running?????

it keeps forcing an election and WINS is hosed on my network.... because the XP pro machine IS NOT a BDC, a Wins server (or a server period) or a DNS server....

Answer:WINS issue with XP and 2003 server

Is the XP Pro PC set to be a member of the DOMAIN along with an AD account for the computer? If it's not whenever the WINS server looses connection it will force the XP to become the master browser. You don't really need WINS on a Win2X server AD and DNS handles all name resolution and if it is set up correctly it works very well.

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We have just installed a new network server running Windows Server 2003 Small Business. We have encountered a strange issue. The system is RAID and we have set-up the storage drives so that part our data goes to two differant sections of the array(i.e. storage 1 and storage 2) inside divisions we have mapped folders to our workstations. When we try to save to folders in the storage 2 section we get a disk full error, but when we save to the storage 1 section there are no problems. We checked all the permissions and share properties. Also there are no errors using other programs, Photoshop CS or other image editing applications.

Any ideas. The problem seems confined to Photoshop 7.

Answer:Photoshop 7, Win Server 2003 issue

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Hey all,

Started a new job, it's pretty sweet.

We ordered a new server before they guy I replaced left, and I am have a problem promoting it to a domain controller, as a backup.

I have all the rights etc, but it says I need to run adprep first, on the original DC I am guessing, as that at least tries to work.

When I do that it says I need to be a member of the Schema and Enterprise groups, which I am.

The reson it wants me to do all this, is it says the AD versions are not the same, but Windows update doesn't seem to be any help, and my searching finds very little relevant, and nothing helpful so far.

Thanks for any help,


Answer:Server 2003 DC promo issue

What is the old DC running currently? Also, make sure your new Server 2003 box is a member of the domain before you try to use DCPROMO. It won't promote itself from a Workgroup.

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This should be a simple one. I have a file server, with a Shared Directory called "Shared". I have a users group called Blueserv that has read only access to the "Shared" directory. They all can access the share, copy data, works wonderfully.

Here's the problem. I have an Upload folder contained in "Shared". I'd like them to have write access to just this folder. So, I gave them write access (in security tab), and unchecked the box to inherit permissions from the parent....but yet no one as read access to it. What am I doing wrong?

Path is \Shared\Upload. They all have read access to all of Shared and it's contents. I just want Upload to have read/write, without making Upload into a whole separate share. Ask me more info if needed.

Answer:Server 2003 Permissions Issue

They don't have Read permission to the upload folder because you unchecked Inherit permissions and only gave them write permission.

They need read permission to the upload folder to be able to view it.

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Hey all. I'm having issues locking down the security on a win2k3 server. Before I get started, here's the folder structure:

| +---Employee Info
| | +---user1
| | |---user2
| | |---user3
| | \---user4
| +---Human Resources
| +---Operations
| \---Purchasing
\---Work Orders
| \---Backlogged
Only members of specific groups will have access to each of the folders on the root of the path, and only a few members will have access to the Administrative folder at all. I'm trying to set up a home drive for the employees under /Administrative/Employee Info/%username%, with the requirements being that no one save administrators and the specific employee being able to view/read/write to that directory. So far I've tried giving only Administrators and the specific user full access, but for some reason the user is then unable to write to the folder.

This could also be solved by being able to use different logon scripts depending on what group users are a member of, but I'm not sure if that's possible. Any help much appreciated!

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Running Windows Server 2003 Standard w/ SP1

I am getting a "driver not loaded" error when trying to play music in Winamp (shoutcast server)

I have a ASUS A7N8X Deluxe board and I'm using the onboard sound card.
I have loaded the latest drivers from the Asus website.
The soundcard is detected and does not show any conflicts.
The sound service is enabled.

Anything else I should check? It was working for the first day or so...

Would it have anything to do with me using remote desktop to admin the server? I have checked the sound options for remote desktop and it doesn't make a difference.

Answer:Server 2003 Sound Issue

maybe check winamp settings to make sure that your soundcard is selected as the default audio device?

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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.



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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:
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 ===
LOG: DisplayName = ... Read more

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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)



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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



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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)



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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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Can anyone help me with setting up this network layout with my Pix Firewall.
Network Layout : Pix > DMZ > ISA Server 2004 > Exchange Server 2003 + Users.

Pix outside IP Address :
Pix inside IP Address :
DMZ IP Addresss :
ISA Server outside IP :
ISA Server inside IP :

I've identified the interfaces IP Address and named all plus the following config:

global (outside) 1 interface

nat (inside) 1 0 0

nat (dmz) 1 0 0

conduit permit icmp any any

route outside 1

I can now access the internet from my ISA Server in the DMZ zone.
I am intending to put the ISA Server out on the DMZ to access the outside world with

static (dmz,outside) netmask 0 0

and then open all traffic to ISA with

access-list acl_out permit ip any host any
access-group acl_out in interface outside

then I’ll give ISA server access to the inside network with

access-list acl_dmz permit tcp eq 25
access-group acl_dmz in interface dmz

With the above commands, the first access-list acl_out was not accepted by pix plus the second access-list acl_dmz so if you could please share some light upon my configurations.


Answer:Setting up Pix 515E in front of ISA Server 2004 and Exchange Server 2003

Here, I scrapped your config. NAT bad/static bad/conduit bad/access-list bad.

no fixup protocol smtp
nameif int xxx outside security 0
nameif int xxx inside security 100
nameif int xxx dmz security 80
icmp permit any outside echo-reply
icmp permit any outside unreachable
icmp permit any inside
icmp permit any dmz
global (outside) 1 int
nat (inside) 1 32768 16483
route outside 1
static (inside,dmz)
static (dmz,outside) netmask << Can't have same IP as interface**
access-list internet permit tcp any host eq 80
access-list internet permit tcp any host eq 443
access-list internet permit tcp any host eq 25
access-list internet permit icmp any any eq echo
access-list internet permit icmp any any eq echo-reply
access-list internet permit icmp any any eq unreachable
access-list internet permit icmp any any eq source-quench
access-group internet in interface outside
access-list dmz permit ip host any << *Read note 1
access-group dmz in interface dmz
access-list inside permit ip any any
access-group inside in interface inside

The above config will nat to You can't static NAT an entire IP to the same as a global (your interface). You can only do this if you NAT specific ports.

The above config will allow internet to reach via TCP 80/443/25. I can only assume y... Read more

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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.


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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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 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?


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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Hello All,

I want to dual boot XP Pro , 2000 Server and 2003 Server and wanted to check the best order to instal these OS's?

Can anyone help?

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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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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



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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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