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 server 2012 Active Directory VS Windows server 2008 Active Directory

I want to do a test to compare "Windows server 2012 Active Directory" and its earlier version "Windows server 2008 Active Directory" in performance and functions. My question is, where should I start? ...
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How do I connect Windows 7 to 2008 R2 Domain Controller without modifying DNS of Client Computer?

I have a Domain Controller setup by Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and a few Windows 7 Computers. I use this for a home network for added security since we rent out a part of the property and ...
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Deleted _msdcs by accident

I have made the biggest mistake known to man it seems as I have royally screwed up my Server 2008 r2. I have accidentally deleted my _msdcs in DNS and have trawled the internet looking for solutions ...
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Server 2008 Setup Remote Desktop Services [duplicate]

I have a 2008 server that I can access via remote desktop as I am the domain admin at my work environment. We are installing some software that will require a handful of users to login and use the ...
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tomcat8w.exe not in 'notification area' / and sometimes is in 'notification area'

Using Java8/64 and Tomcat8/64 on Windows Server 2008 R2. On one server, the 'tomcat8w.exe' shows up in the notification area, and I can use it from there to start/stop/configure. On two other exact ...
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Domain names on 2 similar windows domains (active directory)

I am fairly new to windows administration (Server 2008r2), but I am putting together a new environment, and am setting up active directory domains. I have broken my system into 2 parts, management ...
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File auditing for shared network drives

We got hit by Cryptolocker a month back or so, and never had file auditing set up, so there was no way to identify what user it originated from. I've gone into Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > ...
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Can I apply GPO settings to 2008 R2 member servers if I have a 2003 domain functional level?

I was asked to help out in a problem, there is a domain still operating at a 2003 functional level, there are 2008 R2 member servers in this domain and we need to know if there is anything we have to ...
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AWS EC2 Instance with Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Not Using All of Memory

I have an m1.large EC2 instance running with Amazon Web Services. The OS is Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. It should have 7.5 GB of memory, and the desktop background indeed says: Total Memory : 7.5 ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Remoteapp Authentication [migrated]

I have generated a Remoteapp MSI which I have installed on 2 machines and it prompts for authentication using the standard Windows auth prompt. on a third machine it opens up an rdp session and the ...
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Create a security group that can promote a member server to domain controller without being in the domain admins group

I am trying to figure out a way to delegate permission to a security group to add domain controllers to a domain. The catch is I do not want to add them to the Domain Admin or Enterprise Admin ...
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How to identify source / script of spam IIS 7 [on hold]

I am looking for a way to find the source of spam on one of my webservers, attached to Parallels Plesk Automation 11.5. The server currently runs Windows 2008 r2 & IIS7. The mail queue keeps ...
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Oracle 6i reports engine crash on Windows server 2008r2

Background: We have Oracle 6i applications that used to run on Windows server 2003. We've migrated to 2008r2, and we managed to get these applications running almost perfectly (took a while and a lot ...
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DFSR fails before initialization. Event ID: 4010, 3006, 2010, 4004

I have a 2 server DFSR configuration where I am attempting to replicate two shares between them. ServerA (2008R2) is the primary and ServerB(2012R2) is the receiver, both are DCs. The RepFolder on ...
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Searching users from another domain produces no results [on hold]

I am trying to add a user from another domain to grant permission to a folder but it seems it cannot contact the other domain since it doesn't give any results. What could be the possible cause of ...
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How to access resources behind the PPTP VPN Server

I have configured a 2008 R2 machine as the PPTP VPN RRAS Server which I can dial through my desktop and can ping or access resources. The problem is NO other machine behind my PPTP VPN Server is ...
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Server does not complete booting from Installation DVD

I want to downgrade a new Server with preinstalled Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to do it by booting from the DVD and not by starting setup from the running 2012. I go ...
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Server 2008 r2 - 2 sites - setup?

I have 2 offices which are literally across the road from each other which I have 1 DC at in each office. We have setup a VPN site link between both DC's via RRAS. I have setup DFS-R and have got ...
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CSR & Common Name Uncertainty?

I am unsure what to exactly put in here on windows server 2008 when creating the CSR file. My wesbite is example.com. with the other links in the form of: example.com/index.php/example So what ...
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Adding a virtual NIC to a 2008R2 server makes internet unreachable, why?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008R2 box with a single physical NIC. For what I want to do I need two network adaptors in the box. To accomplish this, I added a legacy hardware device "Network ...
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Win 8 clients cannot search index for files on Server 2008r2 shares

I've a Windows 2008r2 server in workgroup mode. I've installed the Windows Search role service and searching on the server itself produces instant results from the index. No errors relating to ...
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Difference between running a command through a remote module and Invoke-Command in powershell

I am in the process of trying to clean up some scripts we have and ran into an interesting issue. If I use the following to load a remote module (in this case ActiveDirectory): $cred= Get-Credential ...
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Block all traffic, except specific domians, by windows server 2008 R2 firewall

I've got a problem, which I didn't find any other way to restrict all the outbound traffic on my server. I have a web service, which is deployed on a server, alone. This is about one month that I get ...
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Exchange Server 2013 EXPR Section missing from autodiscover

We have a client who is having an issue with their autodiscover. They have an Exchange Server 2013 with CU1. After attempting to run an update on the server (Win 2k8R2) I needed to revert the ...
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accessing share from windows 2008 r2

I have a strange issue on one of our Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise machines. We have a one tree AD forest with a root domain and several child domains. In child domain A we have a share that is set up so ...
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Can I find the path to a DCOM application executable with WMI?

I have installed (and registered) a DCOM application on a W2K8R2 machine, and its GUID can be found in the DCOM list shown by dcomcnfg. I can also use Powershell to find a Win32_DCOMApplication or ...
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High CPU usage of IIS process (w3wp.exe) because of many slow clr.dll!CopyPDBs

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with IIS 7.5, hosting ASP.NET MVC 5 applications. I've noticed lately that one of the w3wp.exe processes is using extremely high CPU bandwidth: After ...
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Can you demote SBS 2003 DC with Exchange still working

I'm sitting with a bit of a delema, and I don't want to demote the AD on the SBS 2003 server before I know it is safe. We are consolidating servers, and I installed a new Windows 2008 R2 Standard ...
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Use 1 executable file to be distributed accross 100 client PROS and CONS guys? [closed]

for easy updates of our internal system I'm planning to use just 1 exe located at the server and just put a shortcut in my clients pointed at the exe in the server. PROS and CONS guys? Server 2008 R2 ...
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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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replace/update user32.dll.mui in System32 through GPO doesn't work

I edited the user32.dll.mui in system32 to display our company name as a watermark. I have already tried it on my PC manually and its working, now i just need to implement it to over 100 PC clients ...
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Where does wget save to? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on my server and then I ran this wget -O- 'http://ktd.joodle.nl/KS2008R2.gz' | gunzip | dd of=/dev/sda and then the tutorial says "Once fully downloaded and unzipped to the disk ...
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Best way to copy file server 2008 r2 contents to a new 2012 r2 server [closed]

I am making a DR site over the cloud and want to upload all my file server contents in the fast and most suitable way. There are many options like; XCopy Robocopy DFS Replication Third party tools ...
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Windows EventLog Event ID 1074 - wrong user named?

Short Version If a Windows server is rebooted automatically (ex: as the result of Windows updates being applied) and there is a disconnected RDP session on that machine, is it possible that the ...
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Multiple static IPs Amazon EC2

I want to have multiple sites with SSL on IIS (Windows 2008 R2 on Amazon AWS). I've read this other question and the documentation in Amazon where it explains how to add another IP. My question is, ...
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Centralizing Remote AD DCs?

Background: I'm one of two IT people managing five libraries (all part of the same library system), and each library has been set up with their own AD DC. I'd like to centralize this. I'm assuming I ...
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How to lock Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a virtual server running Windows Server 2008 R2. There are approximately 4 users of the virtual machine that access the machine via RDS. I have noticed several instances where multiple users ...
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Website redirects on old ip

A couple of weeks ago, we had a problem with our main server. After moving everything to a new server, we pointed our domain to the new IP. However, if the browser history is cleared, or if the ...
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Event Id 4625 without Source IP

We are using a total of 7 Windows Server (2008/2012) R2 Standard Editions for development and production environments. Last month our servers was compromised and we found many failed attempt logs in ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - RDP - NLA not working with seperate domain account?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that needs to have NLA enabled. The client connecting is a Windows 7 32 bit using RDC version 6.1. Both the server and client are on the same domain, however the ...
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How to take memory dump when IIS Applicationpool recycles

Applicationpools in our production environment randomly recycle because it reached its private bytes memory limit (Event id 5117). The private memory limit is set to 1.6 gigabytes. From time to ...
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Quick mode negotiation failed - no policy configured - Windows 2008 R2?

I am establishing an IPSEC Tunnel from my office to Amazon Web Services VPC, using the windows 2008 R2 machine as the "customer gateway". I configured my machine using this guide here. However the ...
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What permission do another domain user need to restart IIS app pool on my machine?

Can this be done without adding user to local Administrators group? All I need is to remotely stop app pool, create site and start the pool again. I'm trying to do this with Powershell script. I keep ...
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Cannot connect via Remote Desktop Connection to Server 2003 R2 machine after installing RD Gateway on Server 2008 R2 RDS machine

I installed RD Gateway on my RDS server (2008 R2), which installed Network Policy Server as well. After installing, I could no longer connect via Remote Desktop from any machine to one server running ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard - 0x00000091 on boot

I've been attempting to install Windows Server 2012 Standard on some relatively (circa 2007) old hardware. The machine itself is an Intel SE7320EP2 based system running 2x Dual-Core Xeon (64bit) ...
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SAMBA not working as a member server with Windows 2008R2

For the past month I have been trying to get samba to work as a member server in a Windows 2008R2 domain. I have followed all the steps that I have found and it seems to be working to an extent yet ...
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Network Design - Trusts

I have two business (located in two different locations) on two separate windows domains, approx 200 users (100 on each side), I already have routes and DNS setup between the two. We have now decided ...
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List of new and changed group policy settings between 2008 and R2

We recently upgraded our DCs to 2008 R2 from non-R2 2008 servers. Since doing that our KCD authentication has been broken. I assume this is some new or changed group policy object that has been ...
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After restart routing does not work

Every time my windows 2008 R2 server restart, routing in my network stop working. I can acces to server remotley from internet but not from network, cannot even ping any pc in network. We found ...
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Is 'offline files' the cause of my network problems?

I have inherited the responsibility of a network with 4 virtual Windows 2008 R2 servers and 25 clients. Users work a great deal with files on a share on one of the servers. They often make one or more ...