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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Local Link Multicast Name Resolution replaces NetBIOS, yet textbook says otherwise

I am studying from Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (our environment still has significant Windows 2008 R2 servers), and one question asks You are working on a Windows Server ...
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Mount a folder as a removable drive on Windows

I'm using some compression software that requires a USB dongle to operate. There's nothing special about the dongle, it's just a usb drive with files on it. We're attempting to move the operation into ...
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Get list of physical paths of all websites on IIS

I have been asked to get involved server migration task . I have been given task to get list of physical paths of all websites hosted on IIS . I know how to get individual websites path in IIS using ...
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Login into a terminal server from mobile device error

I'm getting a error when users are trying to log on from a mobile device, such as android or IOS. To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through terminal ...
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Web Service Hangs only on 2008 R2

I have a web service method that is called by making a POST to a given page. When ran it uses linq to sql to update records based on a set of Ids passed via a JSON object. When hosting this locally ...
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XAMPP server not accesible outside of college [on hold]

I installed XAMPP on windows and started the apache service, via admin mode. The site is accessible on my machine and everywhere within my college. however, outside of my college, it's not accessible. ...
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Office error after server upgrade

I have a problem that I am stumped on.. I upgraded my server 2003 to server 2008 enterprise. So far I am only having one problem.. All my programs work besides office 2007. When I click on it it ...
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Windows 7 not showing Please wait for user profile service and more [on hold]

I've got a Windows 7 Enterprise PC that's connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain server. When I startup my Windows Server 2008 server I get messages like: Please wait for the user profile ...
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Can't add a new directory to forest, saying that the domain naming master is offline

I have an issue on adding another domain to a forest. When I run dcpromo, and click next on the new domain, I recieve the following error: You cannot create a new domain at this time because the ...
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DNS options on Cisco switch providing DHCP

At the company work for we decided to move DHCP duties from a Windows server to our 3750-X switch stack that's the gateway for our network. I researched the commands needed and cobbled together the ...
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SQL 2008 R2 says access denied when logging in remotely

I have an SQL 2008 R2 server and a monitoring server both on the same physical network (but different VLANs). The monitoring server is always connecting to the SQL server to run a query and check the ...
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Reliable file transfer between three systems

I've got three systems I need to transfer files between daily: Vendor A (SFTP site) - Deletes files after 14 days Vendor B (SFTP site) - Deletes files after processing them Company Server (Windows ...
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How do Share permissions and Security permissions cooperate with each other for network shares?

Background In the past few weeks I was trying to modify the Active Directory and User Group setting in our company. However, due to the lack of the proper documentation, after making the changes ...
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Flunctuating server connection

I am doing something on installing NAV using 3 tier architecture. everything works fine. but problem with web service access from outside the local machine( where service is hosted). after a rigorous ...
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How to create 2 servers in AWS, one DC and another member of DC and make the relation last after IPs change [on hold]

I am planning to build a sharepoint development farm on AWS. I know how to do this, but I need a minimum of 2 servers Server 1: Domain Controller, W2012R2, DC Role 1gb of RAM Server 2: Sql Server + ...
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Routing 1 ARR to Mutliple WebFarms

I'm using Windows 2008 R2 with Application Request Routing 3.0. I've got my ARR box that is routing currently to 1 Web Farm, that comprises of a few servers. I can create a 2nd Web Farm, but I can't ...
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Can't create new task with schtasks… Why?

I have a new Windows Server 2008 R2 host with a strange (?) behavior. I try to schedule a new task into Task Scheduler. I'm using a user that's part of administrators group. If I do it from the ...
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vCenter SSO without AD?

I have an ESXi Server with a vCenter virtual appliance image and an image of a Windows 2008 TS. The Windows 2008 image has an external Ethernet connection configured to another network, so users can ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - proper way to remove failed Domain Controller

Hello i have a case with single model server. Original name of HP server was w8kcdn, the server started generating problems, so i needed to reinstall it. I've setup temporary install on PC with ...
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how slow is Windows Server compared with RHEL? any quantitative measure? [on hold]

guys People keep telling me that MS Windows Server is much slower than Linux peers. I am wondering it is slower by how much. I have a legacy app that deals with user request through socket. ...
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Child process runs in normal priority only. Why?

I run a scheduled task in Windows Server 2008 R2. I used the technique described here to set its priority to high priority (level 1 of 7). My task runs a process (an EXE file) that creates child ...
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Can you use a powershell script to find all shares on servers? [on hold]

I just want to know all shares on a server, or better all shares in the domain. I was hoping it was possible through a powershell script.
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Apache Issues on Windows Server 2008

I'm looking to reinstall Apache 2.2.25 since I continue to get these errors in the Windows Application log every 2-5 minutes: Faulting application name: httpd.exe, version: 2.2.25.0, time stamp: ...
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Server restarted while rebuilding array, what to do? [on hold]

It's a HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 7, that has four hard drives, one is dead, I suppose that another one is dead too, but is there any way to force the array to rebuild again? The server has ...
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Backing up to USB drives in 2008 R2 [on hold]

I set up backups in 2008 R2 to backup to a USB drive, and the backup program formatted the drive so it doesn't appear with a drive letter. Rotating to the next of four backup drives breaks the ...
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problems creating a keytab file on win server

I am trying to create a keytab file. i see a warning WARNING: pType and account type do not match. This might cause problems. The command i use is ktpass -princ ...
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“dig +trace fqdn” and “dig fqdn” do not give the same result on a LAN with windows DNS server, why?

in my company LAN I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server running in Virtualbox (as guest) on a Windows 7 (the host) with network interface bridged (so the Ubuntu server belongs to the LAN, with its ip: ...
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how to prevent other computers from seeing our network computers through vpn

We have a local office domain consisting of Windows 7 and XP machines that is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. We also have users that connect via VPN into our network. My concern is that when a ...
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Unable to Logon to server after deletion to domain and using the same name to a different server

Here is what happened. i have a server named TEST01 which is already joined to a domain. Then, i installed a new server with the same name, deleted TEST01 to domain and re-add it for the new server ...
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Bochs and Bios Canonica VirtIO SCSI Disk Device running Windows 2008 R2

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server I can only remote this server so I need to know what type of virtual environment is hosted on, The Bio Manufacturer shows Bochs and hard disk shows: Canonica VirtIO ...
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Is it possible to re-create the Administrator user profile on a Windows Server 2008?

Is it possible to re-create the Administrator user profile on a Windows Server 2008? I searched online but didn't come up with any information on doing so. Thanks in advance, Paul
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BLOB vs filepath on SQL server

I'm trying to determine if I should use BLOBs or filepaths to images on my SQL server. I've got a program that's used for auditing my office's products internally. One request for an update to the ...
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Is it possible to create a read-only user account for security auditing purposes?

An organization requires several administrators to have a role of a security auditor. They must have read-only (via network/remote) access to Windows Server 2008 / R2 systems and have permissions to ...
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How to import bulk data into specified field in active directory

I have about 500 users in my AD and I need to Modify an specified field data. But I don't want to do that one by one. How can I do that?
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Application\CAPI2 Event 513 - Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object

A team member informed me that one of our Windows Server 2008 (not 2008 R2) based MSSQL Servers had begun to generate CAPI2 Event ID 513 Errors in the Application Event Log: Application\CAPI2 ...
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DFS share empty when accessing it via domain name

I set up a DFS to centralise my shares. After doing so, I noticed, that I can access the shares via the domain path (\\SNAKEOIL.LOCAL\Research), but the folders is shown as empty. The intended ...
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Blocking one user from disconnecting an active remote desktop session

Some users share the same username in Windows Server. Few times, they need to access to the server at the same time. I would like to prevent one user from disconnecting an active remote desktop ...
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Active Directory OpenDNS forwarding

I currently have set up my Windows DNS to forward to OpenDNS. However, all traffic in OpenDNS shows up from the IP of my local Windows DNS server. Is there any way I can make the individual devices ...
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Can I force a Windows Server 2008 DNS Conditional Forwarder to use TCP Only?

We've set up a tunnel to a partner firm. Part of their security policy insists that our DNS queries are TCP only (UDP will not be routed). We're able to use dig +tcp and verify that queries are ...
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W2008 R2 SP1, windows firewall dropping zero length packets

I'm trying to harden a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server, and restrict outgoing packets to known rules. What I'm seeing is firewall log entries showing dropped packets, and the dropped packets are always ...
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Issues with Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Citrix Desktop Service/VDA 7.1

I have little hair left after working on this issue for an untold amount of time. So, here is our setup: Users each have a VMWare virtual machine provisioned to them with Server 2008 R2 on it. The ...
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Phones & tablets cannot connect to Windows Server 2008 RRAS L2TP VPN server

I had installed RRAS in the server running Windows Server 2008 Standard. It's configured as a L2TP VPN server. The Windows and Mac OS X PCs can connect to the server without problem but the android ...
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Best Practices for User folder permissions [closed]

The following is my bat file. Is there a way I can substitute First.Last with usernames from a CSV file? My boss doesn't want to do all the users at once. He's afraid that something may happen so he's ...
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How do I configure RRAS 2008 so that it only allows domain computers to connect?

I'd like to configure RRAS 2008 so that when a VPN connection is initiated, a check is carried out to verify whether the initiating machine is a member of 'Domain Computers'. (We're currently ...
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Fastest way to mirror directory over network

I am looking to speed up my deployment process, currently I have a single staging server, and a web-farm in production. I currently use robocopy to mirror each web-farm server from the staging ...
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Win2008 perfmon data collector set doesn't start?

I'm trying to monitor my Windows 2008 R1 performance using perfmon, however, after creating a new data collection set in perfmon, it won't start at all.
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Adding a Subdomain DNS Record in Windows Server

I am attempting to add a couple sub domains to a production server. Lets say the server is 2K8 and the domain is www.mysite.com. I would like to add SD1.mysite.com and SD2.mysite.com. Since this is a ...
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Active Directory Mismatch

I have a Active Directory Mistmatch how do I fix this? I have 2 x 2008 R2 Domain Controllers and a 2008 Domain Controller and I was trying to add a 2012 R2 Domain Controller. The Schema Version of ...
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Move application servers from one domain to another

I have built a new domain and created a trust between the new domain and old domain. I have migrated the users and PCs but have yet to move the servers. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the ...
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RemoteApp duplicate Session

We have implemented RemoteApp on Windows 2008 R2 to serve out a few programs,everything work fine except one issue,when a user connects to Server a new session opens and a instance of application runs ...