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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.

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

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

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

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

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

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

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

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

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

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

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I am 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.
 

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

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

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

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

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I 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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Hiya

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

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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

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

Regards

eddie
 

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

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





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



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

Answer:Microsoft DFS in Windows 2000 server vs 2003 server

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

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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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We're starting to plan a server migration. Mgmt wants us to follow procedures similar to a recovery process, which means they want us to restore a backup. We backup our servers a couple different ways. One is to a online hosted service and another is to tape using Symantec Backup Exec. The catch to this is that we're buying different hardware for the new server. Backup Exec has IDR to cover this; see link below. I wanted to ask if anyone has been through a similar process and if they would share the experience.

Intelligent Disaster Recovery (IDR) Restore | Symantec Connect

Answer:Migrate Server to New Hardware

Have you resolved this issue yet?
I would be happy to give you some more info on a VPS solution if you're considering that avenue.

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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?
Domain?
Data?
Programs?

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

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

Then at the end it says
Beginning dump of physical memory

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

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

Sharjeel
 

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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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I don't see any reason to worry, but just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing anything (which is a good posibility). I've got 2 Win2k Server boxen and a 2k3 Server thats currently the DC in AD (as well as internal dns). One 2k box runs the exchange 2003 backend, and the other runs web services (web, ftp, exchange front end (owa), rdp, external dns). Any thing to be concerned about with doing an inplace upgrade 2k > 2k3?
 

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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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Hi,
I'll appreciate some ideas on how to safely migrate an existing ATA Center installation across server Hardware. The capacity of the present ATA Center Server was sized for a Pilot deployment. Now we plan to move into full blown deployment. In-place
Hardware resource upgrade is not a likely option. Additionally, the motivation is not to do a fresh install of the server, more importantly not to start learning the environment afresh.
David

Akinzo

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I have two domain controllers with different domain names but on the same subnet and with active directory installed. One domain controller is win 2000 and the other is win 2003. The computers are in a workgroup the users don't log on but are connected to the win 2000 box with shares to a program. If I take active directory off the win 2000 box and demote will that affect the computers that are In a workgroup connected to the shares? I want to install all the programs and shares on the new win 2003 box but one computer win not let me log on to the win 2003 box it says no domain available. What can I do to slowly migrate the programs and shares to the new server?
 

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What are the steps involved in sharing Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2003 Server resources over a network?
 

Answer:Solved: Server 2000 and Server 2003 Homework Help

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Will someone please explain to me briefly what the difference is between all of these? Why would one want one over the other?

I guess that Windows 2000 is sort of like NT Workstation. If not, please tell me.

And what is the difference between Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server?
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?

Greetings

Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from www.winmag.com:
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?

Cheers

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Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

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i have 2 dns servers running server 2003
they are both connected to the same switch (they sit right next to each other)
they are both setup vertually identical (identical hardware)

one of the servers surfs the internet fine - the other is ALOT slower at surfing & disconnects from workstations sometimes.
someone mentioned in my last post about dns looping. i want to make sure i have not messed up my dns nic settings.

what i have done:
installed latest nic drivers
rebooted
checked my cisco switch for errors on the port. (zero errors)
made sure the port and the nic were both set to auto detect (they are)
they are both running at 100/full

BTW - all my workstations have the "dns client" service disabled

this is what i have
server 1
ip: 192.168.0.254
p dns: 192.168.0.254
s dns: 192.168.0.253

server 2
ip: 192.168.0.253
p dns: 192.168.0.253
s dns: 192.168.0.254

is the above settings causing dns looping ? or could it be causing some of my problems ?
 

Answer:server 2003 - dns server - nic properties setup HELP needed

How exactly do these servers get to the internet?
What is the Gateway set to?
Is one of these the DCHP server?
Which is the primary DNS server? Are they replicated correctly?
What OS are these running? (2003 SP1 or R2)
Why have you disabled DNS client on the workstations?

Much of this will be needed to determin the problem.
 

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To go from one win server 2000 box to a more powerful win server 2000 box, I was thinking that the best way would be to replicate the AD and info from the original setup to the new server and demote/promote accordingly...am I right? If so, can this be done going from win server 2000 to a win server 2003 OS? Otherwise, what are your thoughts in upgrading with minimal downtime and efforts from 2000 to 2003?
 

Answer:Best way to convert to a win server 2003 from server 2000?

How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003
 

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Hey, I'm finally downloading a trial of Server 2003, I haven't been paying much attention to it, so I'm a n00b. But I have done some mild administration with Server 2000. So I'm wondering if it's similar, will I have to go out and buy books? Or can I grasp it pretty well with a good understanding of Server 2000?
 

Answer:Server 2003 similar to Server 2000???

You should be able to pick it up quickly, but buying books never seems to hurt.
 

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I have a client who has an existing Server 2000 domain. He is running two Windows 2000 servers in his domain. What he's looking to do is to replace the master domain controller,(the server which was first brought up and hence contains the master copy of the domain database).

I believe that since this is going to be a completely new server and running Server 2003 standard edtiion I believe, that I'll need to first take everyone out of the domain, demote the second domain controller to a stand-alone and then demote the master domain controller which effectively dissolves the domain. Then after bringing the brand new server up, recreate the domain and then the secondary domain controller and join everyone back into domain (new SID but same domain name).

Does this sound correct-could anyone confirm whether this is correct?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

fast586
 

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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?
TIA
 

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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Can a Windows 2003 Domain Controller communicate with a Windows 2000 Domain Controller? The reason I ask this is that I want to upgrade my Domain Contoller to Windows 2003, but want to have the backup Windows 2000 machine running as a backup Domain Controller.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 and 2000 server

Yes. When you install active directory just do a new DC in an existing forest. Also there is an option for windows 2000 compatibility. It's pretty self explanatory as you go along.
 

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Hi everyone,

Can I have a PDC running windows server 2003 and two other server running windows server 2000. Would I have problems. Right now I have three server running Windows server 2000. I am thinking on getting one more but not sure if I would get windows server 2003.
Any ideas would be appreciated

Thanks
AMD2800
 

Answer:WINDOWS SERVER 2000 and 2003 together?

Server 2000 and 2003 can exist in the same environment and work with each other fine.
 

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I am doing a server building assighnement for my computer class, i have windows server 2003 installed and i have created 5 user accounts that i can access from another computer through the IP address and login. Now I have several folders that i need to give the following rights to and im not exactley sure how to go about it the folder names and requirements are as follows.

Copy - all users should be able to copy data from the folder but not delete, alter or paste info into the folder

Open - anyone can do anything to a file in this folder (im assuming i just leave it the way i have it already for this folder)

submissions - users can put their files here, but not delete or alter others files

ghost - only the administrator can see this folder (or at lease the contents of this folder)

it also says i should avoid using deny rights as much as possible....

Answer:Windows Server 2003 help needed

all done via security tab of folder properties. MS prolly has good documentation on this.

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At work, our system admin quit. This leaves me as the IT department for now. The problem here is that, when he left, he changed the admin passwords on his way out and didn't tell anyone what they are changed to. I've tried software that I've used in the past to reset to blank with no success, can't find the registries. I've also tried re-installing from the MS Server 2K3 disks. The problem is that the machines will not boot from the disks.

What are my options here? Can I format without logging in? Is there another way to re-install?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm beating my head against a wall here.

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Help needed

have you set the bios to boot from cd first?

How to Set Bios to Boot from a CD ROM - wikiHow

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Hi i am running windows server 2003 standard edition

And on my client computers using windows xp it takes like 10mins to login from using active directory and on windows 2000 takes about 30 seconds. I am not using profile or anything just normal. Does anyone know why? And when i search active directory on client computers nothing shows up no users or anything...
 

Answer:Windows server 2003 help needed!

Make sure on his XP machine has a correct DNS configured.
 

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

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

ok i got the answer to this from another source.
 

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks in advance for any and all advise.

S
 

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

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

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

The standard edition has most of the stuffs inside.
 

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Hello,
Today I got my login for the Computer Science college at my University (I am taking a single, first year course, I am only taking one class right now cause I am actually in Electrical Engineering and it is the spring and summer session right now) and have discovered that I am able to download ISO's for almost any MS software package that has to do with CS. Including the said OS's. This is all from a service called "ELMS for MSDNAA Software Center".

I haven't really been able to find much info on my university webpages that talks about all of this other than if you are registered in a CS course then you have FREE access to all of this software.

I just finished downloading images for the 3 said versions of Windows along with legitimate serial numbers for each.

What I want to know is: why am I allowed free access to all of this software and to get it all I have to do is be registered in 1, simple CS class? It's like I have thousands of dollars worth of software that I don't even really need. I was wondering if it is like this for many other people in CS. Thank you.
 

Answer:Windows: XP Pro, 2000 SP4, Server 2003 Enterprise

Why? Market share maintenance. Constituency buy-in. Future spending-authority brand recognition. Evil Empire dreams of total penetration and dominance. Blah blah blah.

Micrososft does this for marketing reasons.

- Qualm
 

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Right now we run windows 2000 server with 10 CALs. We have 9 PCs and 4 printers. Every once in a while, someone gets locked out when they try to access a maped network drive.

I'm somewhat confused by the licenseing scheme, so today after hours I removed 3 of the printers from the Windows Server and reinstalled them on the computers manually (connecting directly to the printer via its IP).

I've been trying to figure out whether or not this is because of the printers or whether its once someone prints and there is a 'connection' thus in high demand times when maybe 3 or 4 people are printing at the same time it creates this problem.

We are going to be purchasing a new server with Small Business Server 2003 (more or less because we want Exchange server) and I am trying to figure out whether we should buy 10 or 15 CALs.

Do printers count? Could it be something else that is causing this problem? In the licensing there is a Per seat and a Per connection (I think?) If we had per-seat (which I don't believe we do) would this elimtate any problems?

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows Server 2000 / 2003 CAL question

The only connections that count are the ones that need to "authenticate/log in" to the server

There are 2 different types of licensing from microsoft currently
Per user- This allows 1 user to log in from any number of machines. for example their, work computer and pda and notebook etc etc.. Its basically connected to the person not the hardware

Per device- This allows any number of people to access the network from one specfic machine.. The perfect example is a factory that does shift work.. 3 8hr shifts in a day would have meant 3 licenses 1 for each person.. but with the per device you license the machine and then each shift just logs in as the come to work.

They can be mixed and match and even if you buy the wrong one, you can do a one time conversion to the other.
 

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I posted this thread in a different forum but probably should have posted here instead. My apologies for the dual posts.

Our networks domain controller is currently on a Windows Server 2000 machine. I will be installing a new box running Windows Server 2003 and will want it, obviously, to be the Primary Domain Controller. I will need to run both machines on the network until I am able to move all all users and computers from the 2000 machine active directory and all data. Anyone have any links or advice for optimally accomplishing this?

Thanks in advance,

Dave
 

Answer:Domains in Windows Server 2000 and 2003

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Hi!!

I began working for this company who already have lot's of Windows 2003,SQL 2000 Servers and IIS with .NET support installed and working without SNMP. Now WE (the company) are haveing trouble tryng to get performance information from the servers, so I began installing the SNMP service on all the servers and an SNMP trap server with MRTG to get some info....But I can't get any info from SQL nor IIS...So... in my long Google search I read that if one installed SQL Server or IIS before installing SNMP service on the servers they (SQL and IIS) won't be configure to send SNMP info automaticlly, but I can't find any info on how to enable it afterwards, I guess that I have to look or set something in the Windows Registry but I don't know what....

Some one got a clue???

Thanx for any help...PLEASE!!!!
 

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can anybody tell me about the differences/similarities between these two OS features and a way its work.

Answer:win server 2000 vs server 2003

Look on MS's site. All the info you need is there.EEOC

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I'm sorry to bother you guys but I'd really appreciate some additional info on the following. What is the difference between Windows NT 4.0, Server 2000 and Server 2003?
 

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Im currently doning a project in college in which im upgrading a networking environment. I'm not sure if the more established 2000 server is the safer option, or try the newer less establised with more features 2003 server. Could anyone assist me making an informed decision in which software to choice for my server?

Answer:2000 server Vs 2003 server

Win 2003 server, is far more highly integrated into "future proofing" XP Pro and the future operating system known at the moment as Longhorn.Win 2000 server, on the other hand, is well established with a huge knowledge base and expertise already established, but is already becoming limited particularly with the latest Microsoft offerings.But as with all up-grades, you must establish your objectives first, and then find the best solution.

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hi, on my other computer i am trying to reformat the drive and install windows server 2003 however when i type in format c: i am told the volume is in use and i am unable to lock it, so i really dont know what to do? any help would be great ta
 

Answer:2000 Server -> 2003 Server

For stubborn drives I use delpart.exe . Just copy the .exe to a boot disk.
 

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can i install windows 2000 advance server on a p4 pc.If yes than what more will b required to add in it.any link guiding how to install windows 2000 serverstep by step. what configuration i will b needed for?

Answer:HARDWARE REQUIREMENT FOR WINDOWS 2000 advance server

You'll find all the answers to your questions by Googling for them.W2k minimum requirements:http://www.windowsreinstall.com/windows2000/specs.htmInstall W2k...http://www.petri.co.il/install_windows_2000.htm

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hello ppl

i am a new user , i have a problem dont know how to solve it.
i have a windows 2000 server which seems to be attacked by a virus or trojan what ever.
real thing is its not letting me do any thing, not opening any .exe file, not running antivirus,
not opening any folders which contain .exe files, when i double click the folder it opens and immidiatly
close. i tried it in safe mode but no luck doing the same thing, regedit not working aswell :S
was able to run hijack and here is the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:11:49 ?, on 07/09/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 SP3 (5.00.2920.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\termsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\msdtc.exe
C:\Program Files\SAV\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ibrowser.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\llssrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\pnsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
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Answer:Urgent Help Needed For Windows 2000 Server

Hello,Your system is terribly infected. Problem with these infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.You are dealing with some very nasty pieces of malware...These allow hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and Download and Execute filesI would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the Trojans may be identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a ... Read more

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Hi!

It's possible to make a hardware independent image from
Windows 2003 Server?
When Yes give me some information how to make it?
When Not tell me to what extent is it possible to
create a hardware independent image of a Windows 2003 server?

should I use 3rd party software for this...e.g. from PowerQuest?

regards,
gicio
 

Answer:Hardware independent images with Windows 2003 server??

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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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Does anyone recommend a certain brand of server and a place to buy? I am thinking server 2003 running on a Proliant with a Xeon processor but I am not sure how much power I need. I will be running five database off of one server with 40 workstations local and five connecting via terminal services. will I need dual processor? I am thinking I will need at least 400 GB of hard drive space and at least 1gb of ram maybe more. What do you guys think.
 

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INTRODUCTION (afterwards, the actual steps to perform will be listed for your reference, each in their own post reply, to avoid "clutter"):

Windows CAN be secured very well, but, you have to go thru some "GYRATIONS/EFFORT" to do it, but, it IS doable (but not to any 100% levels, because again - new holes/vulnerabilities appear in the OS & its libs + apps, but this gets you closer, if not as close as a body needs to be!).

THIS IS GEARED TO "stand-alone" systems online on the internet (However - it can be adapted for LAN/WAN office or home networked environs, BUT, pay attention to step #2's 'warnings' about pulling Client For Microsoft Networks, &/or File & printer sharing - most networks require/need this)

BACKGROUND & INFORMATION + TOOLS YOU CAN USE TO HELP YOU SECURE YOUR SYSTEM:

Here I am running Windows Server 2003 SP #2, fully current patched by MS update pages, here (I check it every 2nd Tuesday of the month of course, on "Patch Tuesday's"):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ryid=7&sortCriteria=date&sortOrder=descending

It is a personally 'security-hardened' model I have been working on for many years, using principals I learned & used since the NT 3.5x days onward to this version of the OS: As is now?

I score an 85.760 on the CIS Tool 1.x currently as of 10/10/2007!

This is up from my past score here of 76.xxx on it (default score I had prior to this security ... Read more

Answer:HOW TO SECURE Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 & VISTA

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Where I work, most employees connect to a terminal server running Windows Server 2003 with Office 2000. Recently, one employee's outlook has been locking up, causing all employees on this server to experience slowdowns. After searching for information, I found that this is often caused by corrupted .pst files, and can be remedied by running the inbox repair tool. I am not under the impression that this is our problem because our emails are stored on an exchange server and I have not been able to find any .pst files on the terminal server (this particular employee does not have a local installation of outlook.) I was going to install service pack 3 for Office 2000 on this server to see if that would help the problem, but I'd rather not if there is another way to fix it. Is there another known solution to this problem?

Thanks,
Chris

Answer:Outlook 2000 problems in Windows Server 2003

having problems with corrupted files? run chkdsk. check event viewer logs.

data from an exchange server is stored locally in a ost file

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Event Viewer is an extremely basic logging service that doesn't log much. We have a server that has had some problems and nothing is showing up in the event viewer so I'm on a mission to find a windows based detailed event viewer or logger of some kinda. The lower the cost the better ;-)

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

Answer:More Detailed logs Windows 2000/2003 server?

I have found the standard logs to be very useful. What issues are you having with your server?
 

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HOW TO ACHIEVE 85.xxx (or, better) CIS TOOL scores for Windows users via the APK "12 step program" 4 a secure Windows NT-based OS (2000/XP/Server 2003/VISTA))

INTRODUCTION:

Windows CAN be secured very well, but, you have to go thru some "GYRATIONS/EFFORT" to do it, but, it IS doable (but not to any 100% levels, because again - new holes/vulnerabilities appear in the OS & its libs + apps, but this gets you closer, if not as close as a body needs to be!).

THIS IS GEARED TO "stand-alone" systems online on the internet (However - it can be adapted for LAN/WAN office or home networked environs, BUT, pay attention to step #2's 'warnings' about pulling Client For Microsoft Networks, &/or File & printer sharing - most networks require/need this)

BACKGROUND & INFORMATION + TOOLS YOU CAN USE TO HELP YOU SECURE YOUR SYSTEM:

Here I am running Windows Server 2003 SP #2, fully current patched by MS update pages, here (I check it every 2nd Tuesday of the month of course, on "Patch Tuesday's"):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...ryid=7&sortCriteria=date&sortOrder=descending

It is a personally 'security-hardened' model I have been working on for many years, using principals I learned & used since the NT 3.5x days onward to this version of the OS: As is now?

I score an 85.760 on the CIS Tool 1.x currently as of 10/10/2007!

This is up from my past score here of 76.xxx on it (default s... Read more

Answer:HOW TO SECURE Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 & yes, VISTA

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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,

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:



Hi,

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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Hello:

I just bought a Canon Powershot A2000 IS and I tried to install the software disc provided tonight. It fails right away that my OS is not compatible. I run Windows Server 2003 and going back to XP is not an option. I can see the camera listed in Computer Management just fine and I was hoping to at least view the camera as a memory drive in My Computer..no go.
From what I see online Canon has no plans to release 2003 drivers.
I also found a program that will convert the 2003 server code to XP but it's made by a user overseas and there is no way I would trust that.
Is there any good free software out there that will allow the transfer of the images to my computer?
I only have the USB cable supplied and do not have a card reader. Would a card reader recognize the attached camera?
As long as I can get the files transferred I have other software to do simple things like resize, crop etc. Most of the pictures will be just emailed,etc but the real problem is getting them off the camera.

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server and Digital camera help needed

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Hello
I want to install window server 2003 on my pc, can it be possible or not?
Also I read RAID driver; it is available for XP but inside XP driver says also this is for window 2000, so
can I use this driver for window server 2000?
Thanks

Answer:Can I use RAID driver under Windows 2000/2003 Server on Qosmio G30?

Hi there,

there problem is that the drivers are certified for XP so it?s not sure that they work under Windows 2000 or server 2003.
The only way to find it out is to try it, so you will see if it works or not.

Please give some report on your success, this could be useful for other users.

Cheers

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Hi,
i'm just asking.. i have a problem .. i want to have Microsoft Sqlserver 2000 installed on Windows Server 2003 and it make problems when installing it.. so i tryed to install MSDE on Windows Server 2003 .. but i've no idea about how dealing with this engine ..i need to import tables into that engine and i don't know how.. i hope if i can use sqlserver 2000 with windows server 2003 .. thanks in advance
 

Answer:problem with Microsoft SqlServer 2000 with Windows Server 2003

Hiya and welcome

Moved you to Networking, though I have your answer (other site, same Moderator)

SQL Server 2000 SP2 and below isn't supported by this version of Windows. To run the program, click Continue. For more information, click Details

If so, have a read of this:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=329329

Regards

eddie
 

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Ok I have been trying to find out what is causing this error for the past two weeks and I have come up with nothing, i found it when i started to look for reasons that my server was just shutting its self off, come to find out my HD was overheating so i fixed that problem yet every 10-30 mins i get this error on my server -

Code:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Srv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 2000
Date: 6/19/2005
Time: 11:39:13 PM
User: N/A
Computer: SERVER-WIN2K3
Description:
The server's call to a system service failed unexpectedly.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at [url]http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp[/url].
Data:
0000: 00040000 00540001 00000000 c00007d0
0010: 00000000 c00000bb 00000000 00000000
0020: 00000000 00000000 04c20337



Event Type: Error
Event Source: Srv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 2000
Date: 6/19/2005
Time: 11:39:13 PM
User: N/A
Computer: SERVER-WIN2K3
Description:
The server's call to a system service failed unexpectedly.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at [url]http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp[/url].
Data:
0000: 00 00 04 00 01 00 54 00 ......T.
0008: 00 00 00 00 d0 07 00 c0 ....Ð..À
0010: 00 00 00 00 bb 00 00 c0 ....»..À
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0028: 37 03 c2 04 7.Â.

Maybe someone else has had this error I have tried google but have come up with nothing so far... Read more

Answer:Event Error ID 2000 in MS Windows 2003 Standard Server

Some possibilities: http://www.eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=2000&eventno=1067&source=Srv&phase=1
 

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Hello Community, for some Reason I've to install the Windows 2000 Server on my Ideapad S10e but there is some trouble: 1. Error The System APCI is not fully compliant....I could override this by pressing F7 instead of F6 when asked to included other drivers. 2. Error inaccessable  / Non Bootdevicean here is my Problem.At the point to press F6 to include other devices (controller/disks etc.) I've no Idea what to do now. (<fun mode> thats why i bought an ideapad </fun mode>) So is there anbody out there who could help me with my problem(s)? regards Juergen PS.: Please appologize my lousy english, it's a long time ago....

Answer:need to upgrade to Windows 2000 Server -> Device driver needed

Hi, your problem is... to install an old system on not known younger computer....even you cant install XP First Edition without service pack on an S10(e) cause there is unknown sata harddrive ....First of all get the latest service pack for W2K and updates and slipstream it... at F6 during installation system asked for driver you have to integrated via fdd....(thats a bit complicated if you dont have one) ....   this is a solution for your problem its in german language so you can access directly...how to integrate a driver in 2000 without having floppydrive... http://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=342693 and i prefer Offline update thats a script based Updater for all systemsin german language too http://www.heise.de/ct/Offline-Update--/projekte/133634 here the english sitehttp://www.h-online.com/security/Do-it-yourself-Service-Pack--/features/80682  This should be help you ... but i dont know is the ACPI (Energymanagement,Onscreen Display) driver is 2k compatible or not, could be... you can use xp drivers for that...... sincererly KalvinKlein 

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Hello,

We have a Windows 2000 server running Exchange 2003. This server sits inside a local domain but receives its mail from an outside domain. (That sounds confusing but it was easiest during our migration after being purchased)

We are trying to create public folders that our sales group can access in Exchange but the security settings for each user always change to whatever the Default users permissions are. For example, we set up 5 users with Author permissions and the Default we set to None. When we did this none of the users could see the folder. So we changed the settings for the default to Reviewer and left the other 5 users as Author. They could then see the folder but they only had reviewer privileges.

Does anyone know a way that we can restrict access to this folder. Any time that we give the Default any permissions than anyone in the company can access this folder. We don't want that to happen.

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 Server running Exchange 2003 security question

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

regards,
J
 

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I'm trying to find out the process involved in migrating user accounts currently on a DMZ ftp server on Windows 2000 to a Windows 2003 machine. Any related links or documentation would be greatly appreciated. Would basically like to see of its a complicated process or if there is a tool out there that automates the transfer.

Answer:User account migration process from windows 2000 ftp server to windows 2003

Windows 2000 or server 2000?

If both are server OS's you could use a powershell script to export the accounts to txt file, then import them using powerscript as well.

Most variables should be able to be pulled over.

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


thank
-Jeff

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IP Network: Dhcp server works fine. (CISCO ROUTER)

Windows 200o servers, Windows 2000 clients (up to dated, sp4, rollup1 etc) IS6sp1

Some pc's with IP dhcp , works ok
Some pc's with fixed IP, works ok

After changing fixed IP on a client to dhcp-IP, the client can not find the DHCP server.
change back to fixed IP, PC works fine again.

DHP server and other DHCP clients still working fine

Local Area connection status: only outgoing packets, no incoming.

reboot, or ipconfig /renew no solutions

Does someone know this problem ?
Pieter
 

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

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

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

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

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

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Hiya

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

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

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

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

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

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

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

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

Regards

eddie
 

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Hiya

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

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

Regards

eddie
 

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

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

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

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
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I run a home server on OEM 2003 Standard Server. I have seen that Home Server allows you to schedule a Hibernate / wake cycle. Is there any free software that can do this for 2003 Server?

eg

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

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

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

That's what I do with my media PCs.
 

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Hiya

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

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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

Regards

eddie
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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Hiya

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

Microsoft Word
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Regards

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

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

You need to add Fax Services to the server.

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

That should be all you need to do.
 

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

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

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

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

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

report back any errors
 

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

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

Here's a picture of the error message: photo

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

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

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

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

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

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I posted a while back on doing a Win2K AS to Win2K3 migration, but appears to be changing.

I will need to do a Win2K Server to Win2K3 Small Biz Server 2003 migration. Any known issues with this? Anything I need to look for?

Should be flawless, right?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2000 to Windows SBS 2003 Migration?

Check out this article from Microsoft.
 

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We're planning on upgrading our Exchange 2003 server from Windows Server 2000 to Windows 2003 (probably Enterprise) and this server serves as our primary mail server (internal/external). We have a separate domain controller server which handles DNS, DC, and AD (along with our Exchange server).

Is there anything within Exchange that needs to be prepared for the upgrade or is it a simple matter of just upgrading Windows? The biggest concern is not losing any information - mail boxes, permissions, e-mails, pretty much anything related to Exchange.
 

Answer:Upgrading Windows Server 2000 to Windows 2003

We made the change recently from 2003 to 2007 using exchange 2007, no problems what so ever. Also upgraded a server from 2000 to 2003 with exchange a few months ago, also no issues other than upgrading a couple of drivers.

Other than backing up the server as a precaution, I've seen no issues upgrading from 2000 to 2003 server using exchange. you may want to check permissions though, they shouldn't be affected, but still...
 

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Hiya,

I'm trying to send a print job from a Windows 2000 Server queue to a Windows 2003 Server queue. Queues are both local queues, the Windows 2000 Server queue has a local port setup to goto the Windows 2003 server queue.

When the job arrives on the Windows 2003 server queue then the job goes onto Error Printing...

I've even tried a Windows Test Page from the Windows 200 Server queue to the Windows 2003 server queue but still get the Error - Printing message...

If I try a Windows Test Page direct from the Windows 2003 Server queue then this prints fine...

Can anybody help me out??

Thanks, Eif
 

Answer:Printing from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 server

Did you make sure to capture the port from the windows 2003 printer que in windows 2000 also make sure that the lpt ports are the same in the device manager IE the port numbers lpt1 lpt2 lpt3 it may be a conflict on one of the computers never know go in to admin tools and work it out one step at a time.
 

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We had:

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

We now want to have:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Install WIndows 2003 Server, Sql Server and DotNet

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





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

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

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



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

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

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Answer:Windows 2003 server & terminal server licensing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Server Specs

Its a HP proliant DL145 G2

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

e.g.

processor scheduling - is it best on Programs or Background Services

Memory Usage - is it best on Programs or System Cache

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

Answer:Windows 2003 Server + Game Server Optimization

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

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

Just my $.02.
 

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

Is this possible?
 

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

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

What networks do you have on each card?
 

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