Category Archives: Server 2003

Error 0x8007007f: A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer

I got this error, when I tried to log in to one of my Domain Controllers this morning. It is a Windows 2003 x64 server. I had remotely applied SP2 and some other patches.
Looking up this error, I found references to the fact that SP2 may have been installed, but the computer had not been rebooted. Duh!
Rebooted the server, and all was well.

Using Dual Monitors in Terminal Services with Remote Desktop

How to obtain dual monitor mode within Terminal Services when connecting with Remote Desktop.
The prerequisites are Remote Desktop Connection client version 6.0 or higher. Windows XP and 2003 users can obtain the client here –
Windows Vista and 2008 user already have this version.
Obviously, you would already have two or more monitors. Some rules are:
  • The monitors must be the same resolution
  • The total resolution must not exceed 4096 x 2048
  • The top left monitor must be primary
  • The monitors must be horizontally oriented

From the start menu, open a Run dialog. Type in mstsc /span /v:servername

Optionally, you can also use the /w:HorizontalResInPixels /h:VerticalResInPixels switches.


Microsoft Office Outlook cannot provide form scripting support

I installed Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security Advanced on a server and implemented the antispam features. Trend drops detected spam messages into a folder called Spam Folder in each user’s Outlook mailbox on the Exchange server.
When accessing this folder on a Terminal Server, the following error message appears.
“Microsoft Office Outlook cannot provide form scripting support. This feature is not available. For more information, contact your support administrator.”
The fix to this problem is detailed in KB302003 –
1. Copy Outlvbs.dll from a normal client PC (not a Terminal Server). The file needs to be placed in the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 folder. For Ooulook 2003, put this file in the Office11 folder.
2. Enable VB Script support by running the following command on the Terminal Server – msiexec /i {Product GUID} ADDLOCAL=OutlookVBScript /qb
The Product GUID can be found in the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\InstalledPackages. Look for the Microsoft Office package key that is installed.

Migrating from Windows 2003 with Exchange 2003 to Small Business Server 2008

Finally, after some work, I have completed a document which maps out some issues regarding a migration from Windows Server 2003 with Exchange 2003 to Small BUsiness Server 2008. The document is to be read in conjuction with the following document on Migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 –

This document can be downloaded here –

How to change Terminal Server’s listening port

An oldie but goodie. I use this often –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

Change the port number from Decimal 3389 to something else.

You will have to restart the server after this.

PS. To access Remote Desktop quickly, type mstsc -v:[server, IP, or net address] from a command prompt.