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36 views

How to manage local groups on a remote machine?

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine that exists as part of a domain, but I have no permissions to modify Domain Users, Domain Groups, Group Policies, etc. I have a few file shares on this machine and ...
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2answers
44 views

View Scheduled Tasks (local and remote) on Windows Server 2008 R2

In one of our production nodes which runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, we have noticed that there is a significant delay (5 times normal) in processing requests (by our application running on tomcat) ...
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153 views

Non-admin users can't run mmc on Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 (ok for Enterprise not for Standard edition)

I have created some delegation for IT administrators. One of the groups of people have some Active Directory permissions but is not server administrators or domain administrators. They also are ...
2
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2answers
175 views

Adding HTTPS to second website not working?

I have a windows 2008 server that I am running two websites on. I first setup both websites with normal HTTP access and was able to hit both sites. I now want to add HTTPS access, so I added it the ...
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2answers
65 views

Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 to restart after auto update on weekends only

This article provides excellent guide on how to change group policy to prevent windows update to restart the server. However we don't want to hold back applying important update for too long. Is there ...
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1answer
2k views

How to replace permissions and everything inside with icacls on Windows Server 2012?

Using Windows Server 2012 R2 AND Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a folder called C:\temp\test and I want to grant access to SYSTEM and a user and all files and subdirectories, and remove everthing ...
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1answer
45 views

How to inspect traffic from PC on domain? [closed]

Is there a tool (on Microsoft domain server, or 3rd party) that can allow me to log if some domain user is generating specific traffic at chosen time (in my case, I want to know if he is using Team ...
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2answers
241 views

How to unshare folders that are inside of a shared folder?

I have this folder three in Windows Server 2012: Projects |-> A |-> B |-> C ... |-> X |-> Y |-> Z I want to share the folder Projects with Programmers group, ...
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0answers
109 views

How do I completely remove VirtualBox from Server 2008 R2

I'm having network problems since I installed VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits machine. I tested with iperf and the speed suddenly goes to zero for a couple of seconds once every 1 to 3 ...
4
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1answer
122 views

What Do the Numbers In Parentheses Mean In My Windows DNS Debug Log?

This is one of those little things that I was always curious about but never asked. On a Windows DNS Server, you can enable DNS Debug Logging and watch the packets fly by. A line from that log might ...
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2answers
541 views

Automated WSUS reporting

We have WSUS 3.0 SP2 installed and I was wondering if it is possible to schedule and e-mail reports in pdf format or perhaps place them on a shared folder?
2
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0answers
158 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 all administrators lost privileges

Over the weekend, all the administrators of one of my servers lost their privileges. Nobody can do administrative tasks on the server, such as use Server Manager. Only the service account is still ...
2
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1answer
88 views

Server's network capabilities are going into some sort of sleep mode?

I'm having trouble with a server (Windows Server 2008 R2) on my network. It is going down for short periods at a time, but not very often. The interesting thing: If I ping the server from my ...
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1answer
123 views

What are for the trust relationsheep between forests? [closed]

I'm learning about Windows Server 2008 R2. I was testing the trusts relationship between two different forests. But I haven't understood the purpose and advantages of this? Can someone orient what ...
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0answers
152 views

SBS 2011 Essentials: Grant Remote Web Access to non-dashboard-created user

I found that using the dashboard to create users is tedious because it adds each single user to ntfs permissions, taking an awful long time for a simple task. I rather created a group in AD and add ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Give user admin rights on a single server

Is it possible to give a Windows Domain User account administrator rights on a single server? We have a vendor installing software and they are requiring domain administrator access to the machine.
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0answers
79 views

Forms aware print spooling for Windows Server?

I’m working with a non-profit organization that needs to do fairly low volume printing to a large number (approx. 25) of different preprinted forms on one or two printers. They want the ability to ...
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1answer
749 views

TCP Port is disabled on my dedicated server, how to know why?

The firewall is off on my windows server 2008 r2, and no hardware firewalls, how to know what is blocking my port? From the comments: I am trying to connect to TFS from visual studio 2010, it gives ...
2
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2answers
709 views

Is there guidance to optimise W2008R2 threading performance?

I want to make sure that my W2008R2 box has least possible interrupts and context switches on the CPU threads. I have 4 cores / 8 HT threads CPU. I am running a single application which uses only ...
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0answers
124 views

Windows 2008 R2 - how to optimise performance monitoring?

It seems there are quite a few "default" monitoring threads running. I have W2008R2 and when I opened Performance Monitor I can see 6 Event Trace Sessions in the System collector sets. This is ...
0
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1answer
969 views

An error occured while creating the diff area file on the backup destination volume

I ran Server Backup to my X: drive within Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard one time to see if it works, and it did. But now when i try to setup a backup schedule, it gives me this error on the last ...
2
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3answers
277 views

Can my Active Directory domain name prevent a forest functional level from being upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have inherited an Active Directory environment that is at the Windows Server 2003 forest and domain functional level. The DNS domain name has no special characters--it looks like sampledomain.org. ...
5
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2answers
2k views

How to detect Dell TPM from inside Windows?

I need to know whether my server has TPM installed. It is located 10000 miles away from me so going there to look at the BIOS is not an option. It is also not anyhow described on the Dell website nor ...
3
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3answers
1k views

Finding Which Network Connection Belongs To Which Physical NIC Port?

In Windows/Windows Server, if I have a physical NIC that has two or four ports on it, is there a scriptable/programmatic way to determine which "Network Connection" (such as "Local Area Connection 3", ...
1
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3answers
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Hosts cannot ping each other since they have been added to domain. What's going on?

I have three Windows Server 2008 R2 VMs running on VirtualBox on an internal network 192.168.42.0/24. IP addresses are 192.168.42.1, 192.168.42.2, and 192.168.42.3. All three hosts could ping each ...
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1answer
845 views

Windows server has trouble connecting to file shares

Server is running Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Rest are Server 2008 R2 Standard I think its an issue with the credentials that it's using? This is a backup server that connects to the admin shares of ...
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1answer
451 views

Curious folder on the root of volume on windows server 2008

We have just set up a new windows 2008 R2 server with three separate raid arrays as drives C:, F: and I:. After installing all the windows updates and Trend Micro anti virus, we see at the root of our ...
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2answers
453 views

Best practice for instaling multiple instances of MS SQL 2008r2 on Windows server 2008r2 (running on esxi)

I wann't to move my sql server onto virtualized platform (Vsphere, esxi 4.1). Here is my plan on how would I install it: Vm with 3 disk's. C: for windows and sql binaries, D: for sql data, E: for ...
4
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2answers
479 views

Is it hard to set up Microsoft Forefront Endpoint protection?

I have seen that Microsoft Forefront Endpoint protection has pretty decent pricing, although it seems to require a separate System Configuration Manager installed that's quite pricey. I am currently ...
3
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2answers
513 views

How should I split up these Windows Server 2008 R2 roles / functions?

I am transitioning a bunch of roles and other functions (I am not sure if all of them are strictly "roles") from server 2003 to 2008 R2 and am wondering how I should break them up. Specifically what ...
0
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1answer
357 views

Changing DNS names on Windows Server 2008 R2

I just purchased a dedicated Windows Server 2008 R2 standard server and my provider gives me two DNS names as shown below. ns1.localhost.com ns2.localhost.com Both of them are mapped to two ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Windows Server 2008 R2 as guest in virtualbox: make accessible from all network nodes within the subnet of my host

I want to install Exchange 2010 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 in my virtual box v4 running on my laptop (running Windows 7). Additionally I have a Windows Phone 7 on which I want to access the Exchange ...
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2answers
355 views

User's home drive permissions don't contain system or administrators on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a user whose home drive has only that user in the permissions. No administrators, etc. I have tried to take ownership as a local administrator however I cant seem to apply settings to the ...
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3answers
6k views

IIS Configuration Synchronization for Web Server Farm?

I'm wondering if there is any good/easy way to get the IIS configurations synchronized? I'm going to be setting up a pair of IIS Servers with Network Load Balancing. I can get the data files (html, ...
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2answers
1k views

Win 2008 R2 Server Not Recognizing Second Hard Drive

I just purchased a Dell server, which has two hard drives and no RAID setup. I can only currently see one hard drive... not sure how to get it to recognize the other, as I thought being a new machine ...
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3answers
3k views

Adding Hyper-V Role Errors

I have a Win 2008 R2 Data Center machine, and when I added the Hyper-V role, I got the following errors: 'Hypervisor' driver required by the Virtual Machine Management service is not installed or is ...
4
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1answer
8k views

Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation

We have an old PowerEdge 860 that we're trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto. At present the machine doesn't have any OS installed, so we're doing a clean install from a DVD. Pretty simple ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How to integrate CAC card with Windows Login

Does anyone know how to integrate the DoD CAC card with the Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 Login Process? I want my users to be able to insert the card into the reader and just enter their pin to login ...
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9answers
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Why is it called Windows Server 2008 R2? Why not simply call it Windows Server 2010?

I've searched, but I can't find anything that explains why Microsoft started labelling new versions of Windows Server (and now SQL Server) as R2 releases. If they're new releases, why not simply give ...