Windows Server 2008 is a Microsoft server operating system released in February 2008. It is the successor to Windows Server 2003 and is based on the Windows Vista codebase. It was succeeded by Windows Server 2008 R2. This tag should only be used for questions related to Windows Server 2008. If ...

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TLSv1.2 enabled RDP client for Redhat/CentOS?

We have just hardened our windows servers to use TLSv1.2 for RDP. I was using freerdp and rdesktop from linux as RDP clients but both seem to not work with TLSv1.2. Any ideas regarding what Linux ...
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Website issues with internal accessing

we are facing a problem within my organization. The problem we are hosting a website internally and allowing public to access it. Public can easily access the website, but for internal users only ...
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Printers deployed by group policy - separate policies or all in one?

We have 60 printers deployed by group policy on a 2008 R2 level domain. They are set as Group Policy Preferences in User configuration. They're all item level targeted to OUs and Security Groups ...
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IP based link unreachable only from my VPS IP

I have my own windows VPS with IP address XXX.XXX.XX.XXX, i have ip based link ...
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Using SSL certificate issued by Godaddy for localhost website

I have a Godaddy SSL certificate that i want to use on localhost, however the certificate is issued to example.com and if i use that it definitely gives a certificate mismatch error. Is there any ...
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Accessing self signed SSL website in iis remotely shows error in ie

I have created a self signed SSL in IIS for the default website. I have used the solution here to get rid of certificate error while accessing the site locally however the requirement is that the ...
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Buffalo Linkstation(NAS) Joining Active Directory

I am using Windows Sever 2008. I have 2 Buffalo Linkstation and there are same problem. Cannot to join Active Directory Domain Failed to join Active Directory Domain. Please confirm the Active ...
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Windows Server 2008 - DNS Server service immediately stops are starting

Hopefully someone can explain to me why this is happening or even just how to fix this. Our sole domain controller in a branch office has been having a bunch of issues all of a sudden. It started with ...
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Windows Server 2008 TS CAL Licensing

I have recently started a job with a local furniture retailer that has a fairly small server farm. I have never worked with CAL's before, so this is all new to me. Here is the scenario: All of our ...
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No Internet access from Server, but can access on other PC's

I've got a question about a Windows 2008 server that can't seem to access the Internet. This particular server is in Dallas and I'm in Houston, so I can't "physically" get to the server, but, ...
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how to create a folder on desktop everytime a new user is created?

How can I configure the system so that whenever I create a new user, and automatically available on her/his desktop a directory called "project"?. Is there something related to C:\Users\Default??
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How to control which ethernet interface Windows selects when resolving fully-qualified domain machine names?

I have a VM in AWS. I has two ethernet interfaces, which have different security groups applied to them. One of those security groups white-lists all sorts of machine addresses in my domain. When ...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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Remote Login to firewalled server

We are a very small startup (.net) with a dev team of 3 that previous had only a single webserver with both the application and database. To improve the security in our infrastructure, I've added our ...
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Windows security event log showing lot of firewall rule changed alert

n my server i am getting lot of event id 4946. A change has been made to Windows Firewall exception list. A rule was added. i am getting this alert every day. can you help me to reslove this. ...
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Getting NIC speed from Powershell on Win2008 R2 Server

I am trying to get the NIC speed via Powershell on some of my servers. For my lab server I know there is a 1GB NIC in there. However, when I do this via Powershell I get the below weird number: ...
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Get-WmiCounter Win32_PerfFormattedData_NETFramework_NETCLRMemory Incomplete in non admin context

So I have created a script to gather counters using Get-CimInstance (which supercedes Get-WMIObject) and run it as a services via srvany.exe. I get an issue where for the .Net CLR classes, some ...
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Add DNS record to zone that I don't administer

TL;DR - I want to add a DNS service record to a zone that our parent company manages in our local DNS server since parent company won't help but don't want to maintain an entire copy of their primary ...
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cant access network share windows server 2008 Domain

I am currently having an issue with one Windows 7 PRO pc(fully up to date windows and drivers) accessing one windows server 2008 share. This particular server 2008 share is accessed by about 20 users ...
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How to get ADDSDeployment module on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

I wonder to use AD DS Demployment CMDLets (Install-ADDSDomain, etc.) on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. I have installed AD-Domain-Services feature and in the list of available modules (Get-Module ...
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Possible causes for all clients losing internet access suddenly

I came back after lunch today with sudden report of all clients losing internet access except a few, including my own workstation. Hard rebooting the switches, routers and clients did not work, but ...
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Replace failed RAID 1 Drive on Intel Platform

Good afternoon, I have a Intel Server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. It has a RMS25PB080 Raid controller card in with. It has two logical drives, a RAID 1 and a RAID 5. The one harddrive on the ...
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why it seems ajax request tax server more than standard http post?

I have a web application with much user accessed in the same time. that make our servers going so slow and heavy, because every user will upload pdf file or text from 10mb to 100mb per submit. ...
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Explain how FRS replication backup works

Please explain me why I have to add just some registry keys to repair sysvol-replication. I mean, it is like file-based and I want to backup it before I change anything. There are some NtFrs 13568. 2 ...
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Apache <VirtualHost> tag, do NOT redirect if client's IP = x… how to do that?

so I couldn't find an answer to this question anywhere... I am redirecting my clients from http to https when they're using http by having this in my httpd.conf <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName ...
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Sharing permissions doesn't apply to sub directories as required

I have few Windows 2008 Enterprise servers with SP2 on a domain environment. Below is a scenario what I was trying to achieve and where I am stuck with. I have created certain Security - Global ...
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windows event log forwarding permission

I am trying to set up an event log collector server in a Domain. I flowed the steps described here: http://zenshaze.com/wp/?p=57 I have added the NETWORK SERVICE to the Event Log Readers group to ...
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How to resume serverRAID 8k RAID 1 online

X3650 server running 6 x 3.5" hard drive as below settings: ServerRAID 8k RAID 1 - 2 x 200GB hd (system drive) RAID 5 - 4 x 2TB hd (data) When I boot the server and enter serverRAID menu after ...
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Is there a generally consistent way of exporting AD users to XML across Windows Server versions?

I'm writing a user data synchronization service in go, which is supposed to consume CSV and XML files containing user data from customers. The CSV part is pretty straight-forward. Concerning XML, I'd ...
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Windows Server Group Policy: Install Software - Activations?

When leveraging User Configuration -> Policies -> Software Settings -> Software Installation to publish particular packages for domain users to install at their own will, how can one handle software ...
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Secure way of granting access to production database

We are currently using the FedEx Ship Manager in our warehouse and would like to automate the process of entering customer shipping information automatically. Inside the ship manager there is an ...
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VPN revocation error?

I have managed to successfully configure a SSTP VPN connection on my internal client PC, but only through registry fixes. I keep getting this error relating to checking to see if the server has been ...
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Windows server 2008r2 not executing PHP in sub-folders

I run windows server 2008r2 for purpose of web-hosting. I have plesk panel 12.0 installed on server. I created hosting for one website hardworkerz.net and default physical path is ...
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Script to List all Desktop and Laptop Model for Server 2008 Domain

Is there any way I can list all the desktop and laptop model? There is no naming convention and I'm having difficulty differentiating laptop and desktop in our environment. I have already tried to ...
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how to find the number of members in a Windows IP multicast

I am able to find multicast groups by using this in Command Prompt (I found this at serverfault How do I know if IP Multicasting is enabled on my network in Windows?). netsh interface ip show joins ...
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Why can't firefox resolve a domain name?

On a computer system (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard) I have Internet Explorer (Version 11) and Firefox (Version 44.0). From the Internet Explorer I am able to access a certain website, but when I ...
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Using a different domain name

I configured the FQDN of a server to xyz.local and NetBIOS is xyz, What I want to ask is; can the server be configured to host an exchange server for a different name say abc.com
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Windows Server 2012 - How to get the username/password of an IP that is trying to connect using RDS?

I'm new to server admin, hence my apologies if this is a very basic question. I was going through my server's event log when I noticed under 'Application and Service Logs > Microsoft > Windows > ...
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Recovery Tool does not recognize hard drive

This server was recently shut down due to power cut. When I tried booting up, BSOD appeared with an error stating : process1_initialization_failed. According to MS this was a result of corrupted boot ...
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Windows server 2008 File Server problems

First of all i would like to apolagies for my lack of knowladge in this matter but with your help i hope i can fix the problem. Here's the situation: We have a Windows 2008R2 Server running ...
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Expanding a RAID 5 partitions on Dell T610 with PERC 6 with Windows 2008 R2

Here is my dilemma fellas, I have a Dell Poweredge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID controller running on Windows Server 2008 R2. OLD configuration: 3 x 1 TB SAS Drives in RAID 5 configuration I ...
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How to create and GPO to set desktop background in Windows Server 2008R2?

I am using VMware Workstation 8. So far I have three VMs. Two VMs are Domain Controllers(DC) and one is a client machine. On one DC I created a Group Policy to set user background. I used the ...
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Windows domain - remove Win 10 Offer via GP

I'm struggling to remove the "Upgrade to Windows 10" Notification Area Icon on a bunch of Win 7 Pro machines on a 2008 R2 domain. No WSUS server. I've tried enabling "Turn off the upgrade to the ...
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installaling window server 2012 r2 - under partitioning disk option

during installation, i was prompted this screen below I realized if i click on new, there will be 2 partitions created, 1 for system reserved 1 for window installation and if i ignore all ...
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Best Way to Track Brute-Force Username Enumeration / Failed Username Attempts AD

We have a Windows Server which has an application that resides on it, which uses domain credentials on login to the application. During a recent pen test, the testers were able to use the application ...
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Remote desktop rule on windows server not working

I have installed Windows Server 2008_R2 as a virtual guest operating system on my Centos-6.5 (the host). I also want to install the remote desktop feature, so that each user connecting to the win ...
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How to run a php script under Window's Task Scheduler that outputs a CSV file

I need to run a php script that queries my DB and outputs the results as a CSV file. I have the script to produce the CSV and it worked perfectly when run on web browser. I just need to figure out how ...
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Sub domain different host

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS. I am hosting a domain example.com and have one public IP from my ISP. Port 80 is forwarded to IIS server. I have a NAS server and created a ...
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Will cached domain credentials stay working if machine never re-connects to domain?

I have researched this thoroughly, and cannot find the answer I am looking for. A company I recently left is going through a bankruptcy. They have already auctioned off most the IT equipment, ...
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monitor windows server - running behind firewall using WMI

I'm havingg 100 windows machines which is running behind the firewall. But my monitoring server is running outside the network [ public]. For SNMP , I can put one proxy server inside the internal ...