Windows Server 2008 R2 is an operating system from Microsoft. It is an update of Windows Server 2008. Unlike Server 2003 R2, this R2 is a fully new Operating System. It is only available in 64-bit versions.

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Windows 2008 R2 firewall is disabled after boot

I have a server with Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Firewall enabled. When the OS boots, the firewall is disabled and every incoming connection is blocked. So in order to make the server available I ...
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Citrix Receiver hangs at “Please wait for the Local Session Manager” and published application fails to launch

When a user tries to connect to a Citrix XenApp 6.0 published application on a Windows 2008 R2 server, Citrix Receiver hangs at "Please wait for the Local Session Manager..." Eventually it times out ...
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Email results of PowerShell Script

I have a powershell script that check the certificate store for expiring certificates. It will display these results within the CLI. I want to modify this script to email the results of the output in ...
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How to map to a WebDav location from the machine where the WebDav actually is?

I'm attempting to map to a WebDav location on a machine where the actual folder resides. One major problem that prevents any easy workarounds is that the physical path on the machine itself isn't ...
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Excel 2010 “sending the command to the program” error

Multiple domain users receive the following Excel 2010 (32-bit edition) error occasionally when opening random XLS files. Files are located on a Server 2008 R2 SMB share. Domain users have Full ...
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MSDTC Errors: QueryInterface failed for “ITransactionDispenser”: 0x8004d01c(XACT_E_CONNECTION_DOWN)

I’m having some issues with a server where MSDTC is not working properly. This started happening about two days ago. I’ve tried a number of different things including restarting the VM and I’ve ...
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WS2012 - redirect Users and Program Files/ProgramData

I was able to do this with WS2008 R2 when I installed it on my big environment. I have an SSD and that only has the OS and paging file. I have a RAID0 system (2 drives) which is a D:\ drive and in ...
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NTFS permissions issue: file cannot be read or modified in any way

There are four of these files, in three directories. The files cannot be read, deleted, moved, or renamed. I have tried the Explorer permissions dialog, ICACLS, TAKEOWN, and SUBINACL -- all say ...
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Setting up a vpn server for a small office(or other solution?) [on hold]

I was hoping someone could point me in the way of a guide / software to help me set up a vpn service for a small office. The problem I'm having is I have a program from a 3rd party vendor that's ...
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Replace wildcard certificate on multiple sites at once (using command line) on IIS 7.5

I have 3 websites: aaa.my-domain.com, bbb.my-domain.com and ccc.my-domain.com all using a single wildcard certificate *.my-domain.com on IIS 7.5 Windows Server 2008R2 64-bit. That certificate expires ...
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WinServer2008R2 refused “unsigned driver” however same driver works on other machines

Trying to load Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge driver on my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Driver used is official release from Silicon Labs. Stuck with error "Windows cannot verify the ...
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How to bring a redirected user account back from the dead in Windows Server 2008 R2?

A user at the place where I work left the company, we deleted his account out of AD and then he came back...and now his redirected profile exists, but with the wrong permissions on the folder.. I ...
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Trim Azure VHD size in Windows 2008

I have an azure virtual machine and due to a broken backup script, it has previously used the entire 127GB of space. My virtual machine is now only using 20GB however I'm still being charged for the ...
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Continuously check LDAP connectivity to Domain Controllers ( LDAP Heartbeat Check)

working on developing script which runs via schedule task ; whole purpose of it is to target few domain controllers and continuously(for every 2 sec) do a ldap query targeting that particular DC and ...
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Testing Windows user accounts without actually logging into them?

We setup Windows users accounts with redirected profiles here at work, and in the past we have just logged in to the account to test them out. However, recently there has been a change in company ...
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Can I (temporarily) have two machines with the same name on the same network?

We're upgrading the software on two servers and, in the process, also migrating from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012. All servers are VMWare images. During the migration, we will have a ...
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Check that a given user has a given priviledge

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user have the privilege on the server. The following is true in my setup: The server is a part of a domain but not a domain controller ...
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Handle.exe creates Handle64.exe & hangs thereafter

On windows server 2008 R2 ,In a folder I have handle.exe along with psexec.exe and a batch file name test.bat with following content: psexec -s D:\data\handle.exe -p taskhost.exe > ...
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Windows 2008 Server is not booting from primary mirrored disk

We have a Windows Server 2008 with mirrored disks (RAID 1). Disk 0 & Disk 1. Last week, Disk 0 failed so we replaced that with new one. Completed mirroring from Disk 1 to Disk 0 using Diskpart. ...
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Multiple Standalone Web Servers, ways for self-password reset and unlock? No AD [closed]

I have many cloud based Standalone Web Servers. Multiple users Windows Authenticate to IIS/Web applications and Remote desktop as well. Is there any solution for Remote Password self service reset and ...
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Startup Memory in Hyper-V dynamic Memory for IIS 7.5

I recently setup a 2012 server core with hyper-v. I then installed server core 2008 R2 as a client. Installed IIS and started hosting an internal website. I started running throughput tests and found ...
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Manually started task does not terminate according to “stop if task runs longer than” setting

I've got a simple "test" task that runs "cmd.exe" as the only action. I've specified that the task should be terminated if it runs longer than one minute in the Task Settings. If I schedule this ...
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What is the default working directory for a scheduled task in Windows 2008 R2?

Trying to figure out where the output of a long running scheduled task is being saved. Presumably, it's in the working directory of the task. Unfortunately, the "Start in" option was not set. The ...
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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
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Expensive LDAP queries from Workstations

Troubleshooting high LSASS process on a DC found expensive queries originating from a few workstations. Each query is as follows: Visited Entries: 1Million+ Returned Entries: <50 (most of the ...
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How do I correctly install windows 8 group policy on a 2008 server?

I'm currently working on a customer server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. They are in the process of upgrading their machines to Windows 8. The problem they have is they don't want all the ...
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User under windows server AD access Linux server using kerberos

I installed AD on windows 2008 r2 sp1 server . And had configured all things follow the issue http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995329.aspx ...
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Ws2k8r2 enable AppPool user to see other AppPool users

In my monitoring set-up it's required for an specific IIS AppPool to have access to all system processes and other AppPool users. To do this manually I have to click [Show Processes from all users] ...
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can't access admin share C$ on windows 2008 r2 [on hold]

On one of our windows server 2008 r2 I can not access the admin share while I can mstsc to the server using the administrator account. We had earlier changed some permissions to disable any type of ...
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Moving Folder inside folder to another repository

We have a visual svn running, In a subversion repository, we need to move few folders which is under folder. I used the below command to move folder which in under svn repo. svnadmin dump ...
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Does installing DFS-N on two domain controllers provide DFS root redundancy?

I'm in the process of researching and setting up Distributed File System (DFS) in our environment. From all the articles I've read, I've decided that I want to install the namespace server on the ...
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Coldfusion File Upload Failure

SCENARIO - DEV: Customer uploads 104KB csv File is uploaded to specified directory then read and populated into data table. Request Size Limits Maximum number of POST request parameters 100 ...
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Single remote user cannot login

I have a single user in my domain that cannot login remotely through our internet portal. All other users can log in almost within a second of trying to connect. This single user tries to login and ...
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windows server which files are in cache

Is there a way to see which files are cached in a windows server 2008R2? I'd like to see/analyse which files are being used most to make choices how to optimize data on a server and for this it would ...
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NodeJS scripts only work if run from Node.exe and not from iisnode

Running NodeJS scripts from IIS using iisnode cause path and 404 issues, scripts try to search files in places they aren't while when running them from Node command line directly they work perfectly. ...
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How to configure WS 2012 for executing only one app?

All users, except Admin, only would be able to run a specific application in Windows Server. I am new in Windows Server. What I did is: for each user, I changed the environment configuration and in ...
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On Windows Server 2008 R2, how do I find out the connection mode of the terminal server gateway?

I'm trying to configure a 2X RDP Client on Android 3.4, the client settings for a 2X ApplicationServer XG and it asks to specify the connection mode of the terminal server. I have access to the ...
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How to avoid logoff in WS2012 after “start a program on connection” for Admin?

I enabled the "start a program on connection". I wanted to use it for users. The problem, is that now, when I access as Administrator, the app is also executed and when I close the app, it also logs ...
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Merge three DNS Servers into one [closed]

The situation is as follows: Currently three DNS servers are separated from each other, these are to be merged into one. The goal is to have only one DNS server that handles all requests of the three ...
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Random 0x0000007B BSOD, Windows Server 2008 R2 on HP Server

The server at my company has been acting strange for as long as I know. Since it is a production server, we rarely do a complete shutdown/restart, but when we do, at random times we got a BSOD for ...
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Inconsistent IIS access across subnets/sites

Good morning everyone. I have a strange IIS issue I could use some assistance with. Site setup: 2 * Exchange 2010 CAS servers running in a CAS array with WNLB on subnet A 2 * Exchange 2010 CAS ...
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Does having an extreamly high number replication partners in Active Directory pose an issue in 2014?

I'm consulting a network where they have 5 domain controllers in central location and a lot of Read Only controllers in additional locations. SCOM is shouting that there are extremely high number ...
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Java applets not starting in IE on Windows Server 2008 R2

I can't get the Java ActiveX Add-on to work on a Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2 with Desktop Experience enabled. This is what I get after enabling compatibility mode from http://www.java.com/verify : ...
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Moving Exchange 2010 to different machine

I'm attempting to move a 110GB Exchange database off of a old machine (see below for specs) to a newer machine ( see below for specs). I've successfully linked the new machine to the old machine's ...
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MS DNS conditional name resolution

I have a network with a lot of different subnets and VLANS. Some are specialized server zones, other are for clients or simple transit subnets. We use MS Active Directory, MS DHCP and MS DNS which all ...
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Distributed File System Hotfixes

Quick question. I've been doing some research on Windows Server DFS replication and ran across this article about hot fixes for DFS and DFSR (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968429/en-us) I'm ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 allows many local RDS connections, but only one remote

I'm trying to set up an instance of Server 2008R2 with RDS. I have a 20 User and 20 Device CAL that I can choose from, but either one is not enabling me to have multiple remote connections. I can ...
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Group Policy installation failed error %%1274

OK, I have a really tough one I've already spent all morning on. PC is a Win7 64 with SP1 and all MS Patches Usual error everyone is familiar with: The assignment of application Adobe Reader X MUI ...
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The sysvol permissions for one or more GPOs on this domain controller are not in sync with the permissions for the GPOs on the baseline domain

I have recently installed a second domain controller and all replication seems to be working fine except for group policy - In windows 2012r2, through the new Group Policy Management, when I click on ...
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Is it possible to share DFS root through WebDAV via IIS in case of IIS is not on DFS server?

Is it possible to share DFS root (not DFS subfolders individually) through WebDAV via IIS in case of IIS is not on DFS server, using NTLM authentication. Is there any Best-Practices? Should I share it ...