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How to migrate Server/Exchange 2003 to Server 2008

Question: How to migrate Server/Exchange 2003 to Server 2008

I am going to be upgrading a Server 2003 domain and Exchange server 2003 to Server 2008 and Exchange server 2010. We have one main DC and one backup DC along with another Server 2003 machine running Exchange.

Can anyone point me to some good how-to's or instructions for doing this? This is a small organization, about 40-50 clients total.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Answer: How to migrate Server/Exchange 2003 to Server 2008

I'm in the same boat at work. I have about 120 clients and I'm taking the approach of building of building a new AD domain and installing exchange as a new organization in the new domain. From there I plan on exporting the mailboxes and importing them to the new exchange server. At this point I haven't decided how I'm going to export the mailboxes, probably have to exmerge the mail store to PST's or use Powershell if I can extract the old mail store from the new Exchange server.

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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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Just a quick question about server migration.

Can I do all the adprep and things to our old server while people are still working on it. Or should I have everyone off?

Answer:Migrate 2003 server to 2008

you can do adprep while users are working, along with move FSMO roles, ideally you should have people off incase any issues arrise.

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We are doing a HUGE migration and upgrade at work right now. Everything is moving from Server 2003, Exchange 2003, and SQL 2005 to Server 2008R2, Exchange 2010, and SQL 2008 R2. So far everything has been going well, then I started to play with blackberries. We only have a few so buying the full out BES wasn't worth the money so instead we went with a software called "Notify Link." Basically BES but 3rd party. Long story short, it sucks and we wanted to switch. Since BESX is free we are using that.

Now I recently did a install of BESX on a client who was doing a similar migration (though they were already on Exchange 2010) and it went fine. On ours we are having MAPI issues during the install process. I called RIM about the problem and they stated that the Microsoft Messaging API and CDO download v1.2.1 was too new for Exchange 2003, and suggested that I find my Exchange 2003 disks and just install the Exchange management console for the correct MAPI version. Well I did this, BUT, Exchange 2003 is not supported at all in the 2008 R2 environment (Windows doesn't even let you install it). I also tried copying the mapi32.dll and cdo.dll from the exchange server to the system32 folder of the BES server, registering them, and still no dice. So I am kinda stuck here. I want to upgrade our exchange first (because it would make the BES part easier) but this is getting shot down because there are some squeaky wheels that want their blackberries working now inste... Read more

Answer:BES Express, Server 2008 R2, and Exchange 2003 SP2.

Tough one,
I would say there is only 2 solutions

1 - Setup another PC on Server 2003, part of the domain just to run BES, upgrade exchange then migrate BES. Good on paper as it gets the blackberry people happy first, leaves you free to do exchange upgrade, but then needs a BES migration and reconfiguration for the new exchange server.

2 - Tell them to wait, get exchange done, then BES. Will probably get people angry so you would need to do the classic technician role of "there is no good alternative solution that wont introduce further problems for your blackberrys later" approach. probably your best bet

or 3 - tell them to get to **** and get something with active sync and enjoy the benefits and save your time. I did that with our MD, he moaned, and finally demanded i get BES installed. then went and got an iPhone the next month...

As i said i would have said the 2nd option was the way to go.


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I'm painfully sure the answer is yes, but I don't see any documentation...

I just don't feel like I NEED 2007 for exchange, but I want Server 2008 for the upgrades to terminal services...also I'm too stingy to buy a new mobo for my server that supports 64-bit processing, which Exchange 2007 requires.

No problems, right?

Answer:Really, really, basic question....Will Exchange 2003 work on Server 2008?

Shouldn't be an issue.

Haven't tried it though.

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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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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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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 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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My migration from Server 2003 to Server 2008 was going great until i just shutdown the last Server 2003 box that still had DNS running. Apparently DNS on my new Server 2008 DC was not really working and was forwarding requests to the old 2003 server. Once i shut it down outside requests and the entire internet stopped working until i turned that server back on again. Do i need to setup DNS forwarders with the IP of my ISP's DNS server for this to work or simply remove all forwarder IP's? i noticed on the old 2003 box it had no forwarders setup so that means it was using the root hints all along? internal host lookups work fine.

Answer:Server 2003 to Server 2008 migration DNS trouble

Yes remove the forwarders, and let the server use the Root Hints to get what it needs. You might make sure your Root Hints are up to date, just in case.

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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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As e-mail messaging continues to grow in both volume and business importance, organizations are looking for new options to manage future demand in a reliable and cost-effective way. One option is to build a messaging strategy based on advanced technologies available in Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. This article discusses strategies for server consolidation using Exchange 2003
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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Hi I have a server running XP 2003 server. My boss just asked me to forward all the email from one exchange account to another. the employee quit so he wants all thier mail to go to someone else in the exchange. so instead of going to [email protected] it would go to [email protected] even though it was sent to [email protected], and then she could read it.

I don't know where to go in 2003 and how to forward the account. can anyone give me an idea of how to do this? It is nothing elaborate. we only have 25 people and jsut one sever and one exchange. it is whatever MS exchange is in windows server 2003. nothing fancy.


Answer:Exchange server (xp server 2003) question

Go into the administrative tools -> Active directory Users -> The User-> Specific User->Properties->Exchange General Tab-> Delivery Options button-> Under Forwarding you have option Forward to, then use the email address where you want to forward the emails, and there is also option under modify, That will allow you to get email on her old address and forward also to new address (check it)

Let me know if than makes sense and thats what you wanted.

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Ok.. here is the dilemma. I have a Windows Server 2003 Running Active Directory and 1 Domain. I am looking at upgrading to a 1u Rack mount server and was wondering if anyone has any tips for me before starting. The biggest hurdle that I know of is going to be exporting all the settings and users from the 2003 box to the 2008 system. If anyone can give me any tips or share some resources of things I need to do to prepare please let me know. I am kind of new to the whole migrating to a new system. Especially in Windows Server.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008

Can't you just join the 2008 to the existing domain, then move all the roles to the new server, then dcpromo the old server to just a standalone??

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So I have a client that has a dying server and we are replacing it with a new server running Server 2008 R2. They are currently running server 2003 R2 and it is their domain controller. I've googled around quite a bit, but I'm having trouble understanding exactly the right steps that I need to do and in what order. Here's what I understand so far:

1: Set a static IP on the new server with it's DNS pointing to the IP of the main DC server.
2: forestprep and domainprep the old server with ADPREP located on the Server 2008 R2 DVD.
3: Run DCPROMO on the new server and make it an aditional domain controller.
4: Follow the rest of the steps from the site below.
5: Once it's all working, run DCPROMO on the old server to demote it.

What I'm also wondering, how long does it take for these things to replicate over? Is there a way to force it?

Basically this page seems to tell me what steps I need to do. (It doing it from 2000 - 2003 but I'm assuming the principles are the same.)

Looks like it is time to get out the ESXi server again. I may borrow another server from work just so I can have multiple clients joined to the virtual 2003 domain to practice with.

Answer:Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2 DC Upgrade

Your steps sound accurate to me from what I've read.

As far as replication time, I think that depends on the size
of what you're working with.

I'm gonna hope you aren't sitting there for hours watching something
but...I had a customer with a mini-atx "mainframe" as he called it, that
had blown capacitors and all kinds of other issues, and it was so god
awful slow that when it finally died, I was almost happy for him. If you
had to work off something like that, then my god have pity on your soul
my child

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What is your best way to migrate over from an old server to a new one?

Windows Server 2003 Basic Edition.

Answer:Migrate Win 2003 Server?

What do you need migrated?
User accounts?

Depending on what it is, it can be very easy or very time consuming.

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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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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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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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I'm looking to build/buy a media server by the end of the summer to help centralize a few things. I'm looking for a recommendation of course

My needs are..

A) I want a centralized backup of all home my computers (1-2 desktops, 2 laptops)
B) I want a centralized area where I can share my files on the network.
C) Ability to rip DVDs to a central location where my Popcorn Hour can view them.
D) Ability remote into any computer via this server is a wonder feature as I often have to for business / practical needs.

The ability to auto backup all my computers on a regular basis has a big plus for me in regards to WHS. Does Server 2003 or 2008 have that feature?

Same question for D)

Answer:WHS or Server 2003 or Server 2008

I've got a Windows 2008 server in my house. For automated backup I use synctoy scheduled with task scheduler. All free. Backups are run every night @ 12:00. In fact, I can hear my server's HDs crunching now.

It all depends on the cost of the server software. I only use Windows Server 2008 because it was free from my college. The cost of Server 08 might be way too much retail to be practical. Even for my needs, Server 2008 is over kill because I'm only using it for file serving. I'm only using it because it's the only extra free license I have.

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I am hoping someone can help me. I have looked and looked and looked for the answer to my question with no luck.

I am wondering if it is possible to setup Exchange 2003 Out of Office replies to respond to a non-Exchange mail server within the same domain without opening up to the internet. The reasoning is to prevent spam programs from detecting legit addresses.

Main Mail Server for Staff & Faculty: Exchange 2003 Enterprise Edition

Main Mail Server for Students: SurgeMail from

They are in the same domain, but I am wanting to allowing the students to get an Out of Office Reply if a teacher they are trying to contact is not available.

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Send Exchange 2003 Out of Office Replies to non Exchange server in same domain

If what you are trying to say is you only want to send OoORs to a specific domain, I don't think that's possible. However it shouldn't matter if you are using a spam firewall--either way they can figure out valid email addresses when their spam doesn't get bounced back to them.

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I currently am trying to teach myself Server Windows 2008 and Exchange 07. I want a small network at home to host my email server, web server, and file server. I eventually want to get certified so I need to have a test environment up and running to learn the basics + I can use these servers for my small business that I operate.


I have a domain name registered. I thought that by registering the name server (ex. ns1,ns2) to point to a static IP(s) once the system has propagated typing would actually show my actually IIS server. I am not sure if something isnt configured correctly on server 2008 or if I made an error while registering my name server. Currently if I type the IP addy of the website I can see the IIS server and if I type it'll show IIS default page as well. Can anyone tell me what's wrong? I have read a tried a few tutorials like this but still can't get it to resolve to my domain name using


Answer:Help needed on Server 2008 and Exchange 07

Define, "can see IIS server."

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Right then guys,

Its time to migrate one of my clients from, Server 2003 to 2008. Also exchange 2003 to 2008.

Does anyone have any tips with regard to this?

I have been reading up about the move however I can’t seem to find any definitive guides etc.

I would appreciate some input from people who have undergone the task.

I will be installing two brand new servers and I will want to transfer the existing AD etc to the new box.

Answer:Server 2008 & Exchange 2007

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Just trying to get a basic understanding on how this all works since we are most likely headed this way in our office.

This is mainly in regards to email ...

Currently we have website and we use a 3rd party service to handle the email for our website.

If we set up a new server with SBS 2008 and Exchange we would no longer need the 3rd party email correct? (we DO NOT want to host our own website at this time)
Also how does the sharing of Outlook email, contacts, appointments etc work with all of this?

Mostly looking at how we can access our "outlook items" in the office when we are working at home on the VPN etc.



Answer:Windows SBS 2008 and Exchange Server

I have always thought third party email are always better..but that just me..
You would have to setup exchange server to connect to your domain so you can use it in public
example [email protected]

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Is it a good idea to migrate from Windows Server SBS 2003 SP1 to SP2?

Answer:Is it a good idea to migrate from Windows Server SBS 2003 SP1 to SP2

Yeah I would say so. We've updated all our servers without any problems although people have experienced some problems, in particular the Help and Support files going missing. But a quick google will show up a fix for this.

Like all updates, I would create a backup before you do anything.

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If I may break topic here, I'm looking for an answer on something. I currently have one server running Exchange 2007, on a Server 2008 R2 box. I have 27 users on the server, and we have never had limits on e-mail size...not for mailbox or attachment. I'm looking to start implementing both limits, but I'm not sure of how or the best way to do so. Any Exchange admins out there who can make suggestions? I don't know much about Exchange or PowerShell, so keep that in mind. I am the lone admin in this company, so admin rights to the box are not problem.

Answer:Server 2008 R2 / Exchange 2007 question

So, mailbox limits. These are enforced on the database itself and can be done on a per user basis.

Open Exchange Management Console, expand Server Configuration, Pick Mailbox, Find your mailbox database and right click Properties, click on Limits Tab. Set them here

For individual users: From Exchange Management Console, expand Recipient Configuration, click on Mailbox. Find the user in question. Go to their properties, Mailbox settings tab, select storage quotas, click on properties, uncheck box for "use database defaults", set manually per user.

Now, for maximum size limits, these are defined on the connectors. Open Exchange Management Console, expand Hub Transport, look through your receive connectors, properties, set Maximum Message size
on the General tab.
With respect to setting limits, I set a warning and then I prevent sending emails once limit is hit. You don't want to prevent somebody from ever receiving email. Once they hit limit and cannot send, they will clean themselves up.

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We started rolling out Office 2007 *Yes i know were behind the times*....
Our Exchange Server is running 2010 on a Windows Server 2008
On Outlook 2003 our O.O.A *Out of Office Assistant* Works fine.
Outlook 2007 I get a message saying the Server is unavailable at this time. Please try again later.
Nothing was changed on the machine besides switching from 03 to 07.
If you log into the OWA you can set it up from there, but i would like to have the ability to do it without outlook again.
I added the Exchange server to the secondary DNS settings to test that.
All PC's are Static IP's, Domain, A/D Server is separate from Exchange,
Any thoughts on why this is not working anymore???

Answer:Windows Server 2008/Exchange 2010

There are a few different hotfixes that fix this issue. Make sure your at the latest service pack on the server and on Outlook.

Give this a once over and see if it applies...

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Hello my never-disappointing friends,

Today i am here to request help on this situation:
The old server has crashed. It was a Windows NT Server.
It was running a local domain but the backup is also fucked and as such, no information was retrieved

Afterwards, a new server with SBS 2003 Premium was installed, new domain name (mydomain.local).

After the crash, some computers were immediatly moved to a (temporary) workgroup so they could work together and stayed like this for a couple weeks. For these, the transition for the new domain was painless (using the http://server/connectcomputer migration wizard).

But one or two computers were left on the old non-existent domain.
I need to migrate these two babies to the new SBS domain.

The profiles are local, not roaming.

How do i migrate them?

Answer:SBS 2003: Migrate user profile from another domain (with the old server dead)

Remove the machines from the old domain using the old domain admin account then connect them to the new one.

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I have a few computers running Winxp sp2 @ my company. I got most of the PC connected to the Exchange server 2003 via VPN (Exchange offsite).

I have one stubborn machine that is having trouble finding the exchange\host name. During the setup it will prompt me servername: "server" (checked cache mode). The second is the firstname.lastname, and when I click find, it could not locate the server or/global list.

Why can't it find the server or global address list? I was able to connect via VPN.

Thanks in advance.

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Is this possible? I've got my free copy of server 08 and a 'older' spare PC that I'd like to install it on (I hope). Putting system requirements aside, is this attainable? The main thing that attracts me is the advertisement that server 08 can run php and side by side.

I've searched and looked around, but I haven't really found anything useful. That might be a sign...

Answer:Server 2008 as a Web Server/File Server/Print Server

I tested Server 2008 on an old HP Compaq nx9600 laptop (P4 3ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility X300) I had lying around in my cabinet in an attempt to practice migrating and upgrading WSS 2.0 from a 2003 server to WSS 3.0 on the 2008 server on the laptop. It ran slow as shit when the WMSDE database running lol.. but without it, it was as smooth as Win2003.

I say give it a try.

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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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Does anyone know how to turn off the "Exchange Server Auto-Sync Logs - Turn Off"?


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Hello, I have a database server (mssql) in a RAID 10 configuration. This is a production critical host and I am provisioning a new host that will replace it (the new host is much more powerful).

How could I achieve this with minimum downtime? DNS switch maybe? Any help and insight would be much appreciated.

Answer:Database server..need to build a new server and migrate the data with minimum downtime. Help!

If you are in an Active Directory environment, yes DNS switch is going to be your best bet. You can completely bring up the new host, copy all data, then have like an hour or so for a maintenance window. During that window you will make the database unavailable to end users, make one last sweep to copy any changed data then make the DNS change to point to the new host.

We had to do something similar for a program, the database was about 3.5 GB of data that we migrated over. Then created the new host, got a maintenance window, did a last pass through for the copy, made the dns switch and we were good.

That being said, we don't know your environment so i can't say for sure if this would work for your setup. Our database was being accessed simply by name, so we just changed the DNS record to reflect the new host. Our data was also flat - meaning it wasn't something complex like SQL, it was essentially just a file share with a ton of data.

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Can u please tell me how to club windows 7 64 bit, window server 2008 R2(64 bit) and SQL Server 2008 in a single DVD.?
please reply how? Give Me Details

Answer:how to club windows 7, window server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in a single DVD

Hi welcome
I beg your pardon, what do you mean for "Club Windows 7, windows 2008 in a single DVD"?
Can you please use a synonim?
Thank you

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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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Hi all,

Has anybody come across this error "Calendaring agent failed with error code 0x80150856 while saving appointment.". This appears in application log files in exchange server 2003. Does anybody know how to fix this issue?


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So a network consultant is telling me that I need to make sure my licenses for exchange are "R2".

I see no mention of an R2 on any of my current or past licensing, no mention of an R2 on MS's sites.
No mention of R2 on any of my wholesalers that I deal with.

No mention of R2 from the wholesaler I purchased the licenses from (but they don't even carry the media so they are on the out)

Keep in mind this is for Exchange, not Windows 2003 R2 (which I am running) or Windows SBS 2003 R2.

WTF is this guy telling me?

Answer:Exchange Server 2003 R2??

Think he meant to say Windows Server 2003 R2, or he's a dumbass spewing random crap from his ass in an effort sound intelligent.

Oh, and no vendor that I know of will carry the media. When you order, it's drop shipped from Microsoft.

What was the context in which he was telling you this?

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Will exchange server accept web based email, and then distribute it to the exchange clients.

Answer:Exchange Server 2003

vwild2002 said:

Will exchange server accept web based email, and then distribute it to the exchange clients.Click to expand...

Are you asking if Exchange has a way to check email on the server via a web browser? If that is the case then yes it does. It's called OWA (outlook web access).

Or are you asking if it will accept email sent from like a hotmail account? If that is the case then yes it will accept any email sent via a SMTP server.

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Hi Everybody,

I have MS SERVER 2003 SBE with exchange

I need to be able to do the following but dont know the best way / or any way to go about it.

There are a group of 5 who send quotes etc using outlook. When they send a quote they want the other 4 to be able to see it (in case of duplication etc).

I thought they could just CC to the other 4 but that is unnacceptable to them.

So i suppose what they want is a shared folder in outlook called (sales administrator) which they could all view.

Any help would be appreciated


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Hi guys,

I'll go straight to the issue I got recently.
I got an IBM server that running MS Windows Server 2003 SE, it basically works as: domain controller, offline e-mail(MS Exchange), and file server.
Lately, as I checked my MS Exchange server, there're some emails were sent from my Exchange server(sender is [email protected]) to some unknown domains(etc:,, it seem like my server sending SPAM. I've used relay filter to get rid of it but not completely fix it.
Can someone tell me what is the reason and how can I absolutely fix it? (Is it cause by virus or someone use my server to send SPAM?)
Many thanks!

Answer:Help with MS Exchange Server 2003!!!

Can someone help me with this issue, pls! It's urgently!
Thanks so much!

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I have just recently deployed a new exchange server 2003 on a domain controller running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition R2. Everything was working well until I setup the VPN server. Now clients have to open and close Outlook several times before it will connect them to the exchange server. It will eventually allow them to connect to the exchange server it is just cumbersome to have to open Outlook 3-5, sometimes 7 times before it will connect to exchange. The DHCP and DNS are working fine, there are no errors reported about them in the event log, but I can't seem to resolve this issue. This just started happening after the VPN server was setup. Any help or tips you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Exchange Server 2003

delete the VPN support and reboot the server. If the problem goes away,
then the VPN code is buggie -- call the vendor!

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alright. I have exchange server 2003 working flawlessly (knock on wood). MY setup is server 2003 w/ exchange 2003 also apache web server and php. I went to enable web access and found out to use ssl i had to use microsofts iis web server. No big deal. I disabled apache for testing purposes after finding out ssl and microsfts iis dont like to use other ports besides 80. So i managed to get outlook web access working but it only works on computers on my domain. When i try to access it form another workstation not on my domain but in the same network i get a 404 error. Why would this work only on computers in my domain? any help is appreciated.

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My boss wants our exchange server to be able to send and receive internet mail, up until now it was internal mail only - does any one know any walkthroughs or tips sites?

Or could any one help me - I understand I need to have a domain pointed at our exchange server but its confuddling - =oS


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Any exchange admins out there? Any of you plan to install SP2 soon? Have any of you installed it yet?

We are seriously looking into deploying this in our environment, we have actually being waiting anxiously for the release, but now I am a little hesitant to be an early adopter. I'm looking for any experiences anyone knows about involving the roll out of SP2 for Exchange 2k3.

Reasons we are highly interested in this SP:
1. Increased size of Message Store (17 gb limit raised to 75). We have been hovering at the edge of the limit for some time now, and it is a constant fight with users to keep the message store from dismounting. The largest offenders are senior executives in our privately owned company.

2. New mobility offerings, including Direct Push.

Please share any insights.

Answer:Exchange Server 2003 SP2

I will be installing SP2 next weekend, having making a nice ghost image of the server first (not that I don't trust MS or anything)

For me there is no big reason to install it like you have forthe mobile stuff since I do have a Blackberry V4.x server running for the mobile.

I also have a tight leash on users and the size of mailboxes 225,000 starts warning 275,000 no sending email. (except the President just gets warning at 250,000 ) so the increase in the size of the store limit is not a big factor either.

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I have Exchange server 2003 running and for some reason now. the postmaster is emailing out approx. 100,000 emails a day. Once I stop the the services for exchange it stops and i have no inbound activity so i know its my server. i was wondering if anyone has heard or seen anything like this before.
As far as i know there is nothing else on my system running in the background that would cause this I will get some more information of my running processes in a shortwhile.

Answer:Exchange server 2003

Sounds like a virus. Have you updated your AV soft and run a scan?

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I just installed exchange 2003 on my network.

would anyone know why I get a email message from "Public Folder Store (computer name)" and on the subject line it says "Status"? This started happening once I moved over the public folders from the 2000 exchange system to the new one I installed.


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i m the administrator of a 25 workstations network! i want to use ms exchange to send and receive e-mails from outside and inside my network. i want the company e-mails to use the domain "" which is my network domain.What do i need? do i need to register my domain? do i need a fixed ip address? where can i get help on this issue?

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I have installed exchange fine.

How ever i am now at a loss of what to do now...

how to i add the domain i own to the server , where do i go from here?

Thanks for any help in this matter


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I'm experimenting with Server 2008 and Server 2003 by setting up and configurin active directory. I was told that server 2003 needed to be setup before server 2008. I was just wondering why I was told this? Is it because adprep needs to be ran on server 2003 first, to add 2008 into the same "forest" that 2003 is in? Any help would be appreciated. I'm sort of a newbie to the server OS's and active directory. Thanks!

Answer:Server 2008 before 2003?

Are you setting up AD on both servers? In other words are both servers going to be Domain Controllers? If so, you would need to setup AD on 2003 first, then bring in 2008. You would not be running in 2008 Native Active Directory mode because of the 2003 server.

2008 Native Mode Active Directory will not have any 2003 Active Directory Domain Controller servers.

If on the other hand you are setting up a 2008 AD Domain Contoller and adding a 2003 Member server, it would be fine.

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hi there,

posted this on a uk forum i frequent, but also wanted to get some viewpoints from the other side of the pond too...

i'm looking to try and start some discussion regarding the use of different versions of windows server. how many people are still using 2003? how quickly is 2008 being adopted? how long is 2003 likely to be around for? in terms of vendor certification, is it possible/worthwhile to still pursue mcsa/mcse in 2003? is there then an upgrade path for the 2008 certification?

how about other types of server, for example - exchange? same questions as above really - how many people are still using 2003, is 2007 widely adopted, certification options etc?

really want to get as many opinions as possible on this. i know some people will save dive straight in with 2008 as its the latest thing...but then im thinking along the lines of employment - surely only places starting from ground up would only have solely 2008 infrastructure, so there is likely to be a requirement for 2003 knowledge/experience too - this is the main reason why im interested in still pursuing 2003 as the 'foundation' and then just upgrading any certs to the 2008 variant.

in terms of setting up lab environments to dick around with...2003 i pretty much have covered - got access to trial copies of the software and have a pretty decent vmware box to play with. not sure how i am going to get on with 2008 though - is this available in both 32 and 64 bit flavour, or is it solely 64... Read more

Answer:ms server 2003 vs. 2008

Your still find a lot of people running server 2000 around here, simply because of uptime needs. Updating a server that requires 100% uptime is a large undertaking and they will run it till it ties pretty much.

I have a few 2000 servers out there, new servers are getting 2003, i generally don't touch a new server product for production environments for 6 months to a year. (the different between server 1003 and server 2003 R2 was pretty large)

Exchange 07 however is catching on quicker, with the release of SP1 and the public folders tool its a very solid product. I have deployed a few and use it in my own production servers. The only two things holding exchange back are people with server 2000 domains and the 64 bit aspect. But I see its deployments ahead of server 2008.

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Either way, will be importing 2003's data into new servers (Getting away from single-server design), Exchange database, AD, etc.

Again: they're new servers.

Would you mess with 2008? I know it's still pretty new, not sure if I should take that leap or stick with ol' trusty 2003.

Answer:Server 2003 or 2008?

If your apps support 08 then go for it. If not there are still a number of advantages to exchange 07 over 03 and exchange 07 needs a 64 bit server os.

What are your needs(user count, extra apps etc).

I moved my first client to 08 back in April(which was sooner then I wanted to) and so far their server had been running very smooth(webmail on exchange crapped out the other day and I haven't had a chance to fix it yet). So far I've been pretty impressed with the new tools that 08 has thrown into the mix. Home server is running the sbs08 beta right now as I figured I'd start looking into it for next year.

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Right now I have a Win2k Server and all the user will authenticate to that server. But my company bought a brand new PC which has been installed with Samba Server. My bos wants the new server become the domain controller and unplug the old server (Win2k).

Is there anyone who is able to help me to implement this change?

Thank you so much before,,,,,

Answer:Migrate Users from Win2k Server to Samba Server

sandy02 said:


Right now I have a Win2k Server and all the user will authenticate to that server. But my company bought a brand new PC which has been installed with Samba Server. My bos wants the new server become the domain controller and unplug the old server (Win2k).Click to expand...

The Samba Sever is for file sharing. You did not state the OS on the new PC, but if it's truley a
Samba Sever, it's likely to be some distro of Linux.
You can google for Linix domain controller and find a flock of articles like this

doing some research on PDC Migration may save you a lot of time and effort.

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Here is my scenario:

I will be installing a new Exchange 2003 Server in a environment that already has an Exchnage 5.5 server. The current 5.5 server will be made the primary domain controller and will house the data shares, login scripts, etc.

I know how to setup the exchange server atleast to the point of getting it working but what I'm confused about it after I get the new server up and running how to make it a backup domain controller? I was thinking I could use DCPromo but the problem is after Exchange is setup and you run this option it says it will remove active directory? I assume this would make the Exchange portion non operational correct?

Both servers will be Windows 20003 Standard Edition. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

If you need any more insight into the setup please ask and I'll fill you in the best I can!


Answer:Any Exchange / 2003 Server Experts in here? :)

Exchange 2K3 requires Active Directory. In Active Directory there is no Backup/Primary Domain Controller. There are only Domain Controllers.

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I have this problem that I can't seem to resolve. (making me a bit nutty, can't sleep kinda nutty).

I am creating a new user using a template that has always worked for me for the last 2 years, all of a sudden I am getting this error.

the wizard could not successfully configure this account.
the following could not be completed:
-A home folder could not be created for the user.

mmm it is probably something simple. me frustrated.

The Trix

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When Clients load The Premium Client Of OWA 2003, The Inbox Says It Is "Loading", But Nothing Loads Or Anything. How Can I Fix This?

Answer:Exchange Server 2003 Problem

Hi milzee.Have you looked here, or am I misunderstanding your question?

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Can I Use Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 To Host Multiple Email Domains? I Have Two Internet Domains, And I Am Wondering If I Can Host 2 Email Domains With The One Server. If I Can, How Would I Set It Up?

Windows Server 2003
Exchange Server 2003 SP1

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I found an article from one server to another but I am moving my Exchange 2003 server to another server with a different name. After backing up my info store I moved the actual store into place and started services. Doing this gives me an error when I go to OWA, "HTTP/1.1 503 Service Unavailable" so how do I move the data over.

I guess I could just backup mail to a PST, and restore which wouldn't be too hard.

Answer:How to move Exchange 2003 to another server?

Use the Migration Wizard. Its a wizard at migration!

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Can any one help me where can i download Windows Exchnage Server 2003 Software formy windows server 2003 R1 R2

Answer:exchange server 2003 software you can get it here..maybei hate computers!but cant help myself....

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Hi guys, I was just wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for a tutorial on how to set up exchange server 2003 please. I just want a basic setup with pop3 mail accounts.

I really dont have a clue where to start so any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Exchange server 2003 help/tutorial?

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If I have an ISP host with dynamic IP address and running my own domain controller and DNS, is it possible for me to setup and run a MS Exchange Server 2003 on my network? If yes, can you point me to instructions on how to do so?

Many thanks in advance!


Answer:Running Exchange Server 2003

All you have to do is set up an MX record to point to your IP address or your dyndns one and open up port 25 on your router. I run one from home and it's easy to set up. Make sure you have DNS set up correctly for your public domain before installing Exchange.

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It looks like someone has hacked into our system and is sending out a huge amount of emails. I can see, in Exchange Systems Manager, about 5,000 emails in queue. My question is how do I delete or remove these emails? We are a small company so I know we are not sending out that many emails. Also, I can see the sender and it is not someone internally.

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I have never setup an exchange account, I have the 2003 server loaded and exchange on it. I just can't find any place that would give me clear instructions on setting up exchange server.

Any help would be great.

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This is a weird one:

I have an Exchange 2003 server and set up an email account that receives several emails a day. I wanted to set up a rule to send an automated response to everyone that sends an email to this account. I went through Outlook and was able to set up a server rule for this account so that I don't always have to have Outlook running in order for the rule to take effect. However, I recently decided to remove this rule and not send an automatic response, so I went into the same Outlook in which I set up the rule and I deleted the rule.

Now here's the problem: The rule still exists even though it is deleted from my Outlook!

I understand that I had set up a server rule, so my question is: How do I remove this rule from the server?

Any help will be appreciated, and please let me know if you need more info.

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Help need help please...

I have a user in Exchange who cant get her email from the server...last message she got told her that her Store was full and the mailbox was closed...I reset the limit for her account but that did'nt do much in the way of getting her mail.....sorry for the runon

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i'm having a problem with outlook 2003, it seem to download all messages without leaving a copy on the exchange server. In my office there is no problems with this account...but when the user connect thru a vpn connection, outlook send and receive all messages, if this user come back at the office and log on outlook there is no more message on the server.....

i can't put the finger on the problem......

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This update resolves an issue where the Outlook Web Access (OWA) form would stop responding when you compose a message using the S/MIME control on a client running Internet Explorer 7.0 and accessing a mail server running Exchange Server 2003.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) must be installed prior to installing this update.


Answer:Update for Exchange Server 2003


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Hi guys!
We had a crash on a server Exchange 2003. After that we made a copy of the mdbdata. Of course we reinstalled it. Now we're trying to mount the mailbox store (Priv1.edb 5 GB) but we receive this error:
The database files in this storage is inconsistent.
Next, following the MS article n. 327156 Eseutil.exe says that we have a "Dirty shutdown" database
"Eseutil /p" remains in "stand by" on "repair damaged database" step at 90% (the day after was still at 90%).

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dear all

recently i have just installed exchange server 2003. i know some of the third party software mention about security in exchange but i don't know at all about the built in security in exchange server. so could anyone show me with the exchange server built in security please?


Answer:security on exchange server 2003

Well there is a built-in firewall, and there are administrative tools to implement security regarding mailboxes, stores, etc., that are part of the Exchange Server 2003 design. In other words, as an administrator of Exchange, you can control who gets what mail from what domains (or not), among many other things you can do to control security.

And of course, you have Active Directory security controls that work very well with Exchange.

I am not getting in to specifics because I don't know how familiar you are with Exchange and Active Directory in Windows Server 2003 or 2008. Which are you running ?


Ok, I thought of an example. If you have someone who is a temporary employee of your company, you can set up an account where they can get e-mail but have no other control. They can log into the domain but only with proper authentication and permissions created by an administrator with permissions (such as an Enterprise Administrator, who has basically all permissions) and to access only one inbox. I know it's not a very technical description, but again, I dont want to bog you down with technical terms until I know how much you understand about Exchange and Windows Server OSes.

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I have just loaded Outlook 2003. All my POP e-mail accounts work fine. My problem is with the exchange server. We have an old server running Microsoft Server 4.0. Outlook 2003 tries to send all my in-house e-mail as a pop account.

Does anyone have any suggestions?



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I know that the new SP2 is supposed to increase the DB size limit from 16 to 75 GB. does anyone know HOW to enable this increase? MS says tha the default is 18GB after installation, but i cannot for the life of me find anything on the support website or in my system manger to support this claim.


Answer:Exchange Server 2003 SP2 question

Seems there is no GUI way of exceeding the 18 GB limit, but according to this newsgroup post it can be done with some registry entries:

To configure the database size limit on a mailbox store, open the following registry key:

name\Private-Mailbox Store GUID

To configure the database size limit on a public store, open the following registry key:

name\Public-Public Store GUID

Right-click Public (or Private) Store GUID, point to New, and then click DWORD Value. For the new value name, type "Database Size Limit in Gb"

In Value data, type an appropriate value for maximum database size in GB. For Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, type a value between 1 and 75 (the default is 18 GB). For Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, type a value between 1 and 8000 (the default is 8000 GB). Click OK.Click to expand...

Google Groups: Increasing the Exchange sp2 storage limit

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I just got SBS installed and also configured Exchange (i think). I added an MX record on my hosting account that points to my DNS service.
I can send mail fine but i am not recieving.

Do i need to contact the Hosting company? ISP? or

Answer:exchange server 2003 setup

You have to configure exchange to allow relaying for your domain, you have to forward port 25 on your router, you have to make sure your ISP isn't blocking port 25. That's all I can think of right now until I get some more information.


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Hi guys!
We had a crash on a server Exchange 2003. After that we made a copy of the mdbdata. Of course we reinstalled it. Now we're trying to mount the mailbox store (Priv1.edb 5 GB) but we receive this error:
The database files in this storage is inconsistent.
Next, following the MS article n. 327156 Eseutil.exe says that we have a "Dirty shutdown" database
"Eseutil /p" remains in "stand by" on "repair damaged database" step at 90% (the day after was still at 90%).

Answer:Crash on a server Exchange 2003

Guys, I hope for your advice!

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Is Windows Server 2003 (all Editions) fully compatible with Windows Vista (all editions)?

Is Windows Server 2008 (all Editions) fully compatible with Windows XP Professional (x86 and x64)?

I have tried to find this out on the Microsoft website, but I have not found any information to answer my questions.

Somebody please help! Thank you very much!

Answer:Windows Server 2003/2008

Explain "Fully Compatible"

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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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Having issue with email. some emails will be received while other will not. Cannot put or finger on the problem. Has anyone had this problem.

Answer:Exchange 2003 running on Server 2003

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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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This article provides an Exchange 2000 deployment case scenario for an imaginary company called Coho Vineyard, which guides you through the following six steps of an Exchange deployment:

Create a detailed deployment plan.
Begin a successful deployment of Microsoft Windows® 2000.
Prepare Active Directory® directory service and Exchange directories.
Install your first Exchange 2000 server.
Upgrade the information stores and other Exchange components.
Switch to Exchange native mode.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

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What is the best way to migrate from Linux 5.0 (Cobalt Server) to Exchange Server 2003? How can I export the mailboxes from linux and import them into exchange?. I need Help!!


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Having trouble connecting to microsoft exchange server through Outlook 2003, says "unable to open your default email folders . The file C:\Documents and Settings\beckner.cardinal\local settings\application data\microsoft\outlook\outlook.ost is not an offline folder file. The first prompt tells me I need to be online in which I am. Any Help?

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Until recently we had all emails from two different domains coming to us from ISP for internal distribution using our server. We have now split the companies and deleted that email address from internal users on our server but when we send email to to personnel on the old account they are still being directed internally by our server and then can not be delivered as the user accounts have been deleted. How do we reset the server so that the old addresses are no longer seen as "internal" accounts?

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This is from a server that died a year ago. It was rebuilt on a new server, and the domain and users and everything we redone from scratch. 90% of the people were on RPC/HTTPS and had their email cached locally to their computers. So they were just manually and painstakingly synced to the new server through Outlook with PST files.

Eventually, several months later the hosting company finally sent the hard drives from the dead server. We pulled the edb and stm database files and log files off.

So far, I have built a new server with the same name and domain, etc and installed exchange 2003 and sp2.

I then copied all of the log files, edb, and stm files into the exchange\mdbdata folder on the new server.

i ran eseutil /mh and it said dirty shutdown state
i ran eseutil /p and it succesfully repaired the db and it now says clean.

i restarted exchange store service and tried to mount, no luck.

i moved all of the log files out of the exchange\mdbdata folder, restarted the store services again and can't mount..

this message may be what is wrong:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MSExchangeIS
Event Category: General
Event ID: 1088
Date: 1/6/2011
Time: 6:25:39 PM
User: N/A
Computer: IPDAEZ2010ATL2
The information store could not be loaded because the distinguished name (DN) /O=GMD/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN= of message database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (IPDAEZ2010ATL2)" does not m... Read more

Answer:Anyone ever recover an Exchange 2003 DB from a dead server before?

Download kernel edb recovery, extract the pst

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In my office of 15 computers in domain using exchange server for receiving mails, 2 systems are installed with outlook 2003 and rest with outlook 2000, in one of the machine using outlook 2003 for receing and sending external mails, we r unable to forwad the mesage "as text" to other receiptants in the domain, but we can forwad mails "as attachment". Only the option "forwad mails as attachment" is working, pls find me a soultion, i have tried installing windows 2000 but the problem exists.

pls help regarding



Answer:Urgent Pls Help Regarding Exchange Server - Outlook 2003

what happens when you try to forward as text?

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Hi Guys I'm new to this and desperately need help.
I recently replaced the hard drive on a client computer in a small network (6 other client PCs running on a server 2003), after reinstalling and updating windows XP Pro SP3 and office 2003 reconnected to the network with no hassles. When trying to open outlook 2003 to set email accounts after about a minute I get the following message " The connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server is unavailable. Outlook must be online to complete this action" when I click ok get a window to type the server name and mailbox name, type the required names and click on "check names" again takes about a minute or two and get the following message " The name could not be resolved. The connection to the microsoft exchange server is unavailable. Outlook must be online to complete this action". I know the server and user names are correct and the PC is connected to the network (I can access the server with the administrator account). I haven't been able to set any POP3 accounts either because outlook will open only to give me the messages estated earlier.
Could anybody help please?

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Hi all,

Currently I use Microsoft Outlook 2007 with Windows 7 on my home computer and have around 5 e-mail accounts that go into 1 inbox using POP3. I recently started a new job and received a work e-mail that uses Outlook 2003 with Microsoft Exchange Server. I cannot access the e-mails through POP3 and so can just access them through the Web when I am not at work.

I would like to have access to all of my old e-mails at work so that I can search through them and would also like to see my tasks and calendar. Before I knew how my work e-mail was set up I was planning on synchronizing 2 outlooks using dropbox and true crypt, but I don't think this is possible. Is there a way I can run a 2nd instance of Outlook at work with the pst file from home so that at least I can have access to searches of my old e-mail? Is there a way to synchronize my home tasks or calendar with the outlook 2003 exchange server at work? Or can I use both a pst file and have the work e-mails stored on the server at work?


Answer:Synchronizing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003

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Anyone know of a way to archive individual mailboxes from the Exchange 2003 server itself? Free is always good.

It's an older server I'm about ready to take offline. Users are being migrated to Exchange 2010 using export/import PST and syncing with Outlook 2010, so their mails remain on the Exchange 2003 server for archiving for the company vault.

Answer:Exchange 2003 Server-Side Archiving

I suggest two,

Radar by this company

Or Mail Meter by

I hear good things about both,

On a side note, why are you doing export/import, use the migration tools in exchange 2010 to move them directly from one box to the other

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I got a windows server 2003 enterprise sp2 machine that is our exchange domain controller. The exchange email was not working for a few minutes. When I went to login to the server I got the message the computer shut down unexpectely. I then got the message after getting in saying that system has recovered from serious error. I have the minidump file if someone can look into this for me. The system crashed today at
4:16:54 PM Est today and earily in the morning around 5am on 10/20 also. Can anyone see why this is happening. The Minidumps are attached.


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This technical article provides administrators of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 with information on how to isolate performance degradations and how to use existing tools and products, such as Performance, Load Simulator, Exchange Stress and Performance 2003, Network Monitor, and Filemon, for this purpose. The information in this article can also be used to ensure that a server is not degrading over time because of hardware issues or malfunctions. .
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, 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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Does anyone know an easy way to export data from linux 5.0 (Cobalt Server) to a place where it can be imported into Exchang Server 2003?


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I was trying to set up my father's Outlook this evening. He has an IBM Think Pad and is running Microsoft 2000.

Outlook will not open, saying that it cannot connect to the exchange server. Help.

Thank you.

Answer:Outlook 2003 cannot connect to exchange server

are you trying to set it up in a home or work environment? Did you install the OS and software from scratch or is this a former business laptop with the old settings?

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How do I learn MS Exchange Server (2003 and 2007)?

I have a trial copy of 2003 and would like to learn it. I also have a server that's not being used.

What I'm confused about is how do I set it up with a test domain that I purchased? What records do I need to update on the registrar side? I have a static IP, but the whois says "Optimum Online / CableVision". I have their static IP with SpeedBoost package.


Answer:How do I learn MS Exchange Server (2003 and 2007)?

First question is, does your ISP block incoming SMTP? If not, you'll need to get a realy service that can accept your domains emails and forward them to your ip on a non-standard port. If you have to go that route, they'll give you the information to setup your MX record. If your ISP doesn't block incoming SMTP, you just need to setup your domains MX record to your static IP.

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I did with the traditional method, it diddn't backup , please help me.

Answer:How do I restore exchange server 2003 backup ?

What traditional Method? Ghost, Acronis? Just used Windows backup? Need a bit of info before we can help. Saying you used traditional and it didnt work doesnt help us none.

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