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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GPO to Set Wallpaper per Computer instead of per User

I'd like to be able to configure a GPO to set wallpapers computer rather than per user. However, reading through documentation and forums I've not been able to figure out what seems like it should be ...
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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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Impact of enforcing software restriction policies via GPO 2008r2

We are trying to prevent the execution of certain system related executables by regular users on our network (mmc, cmd, ldp, etc.). I have suggested the use of software hashing rules but I am ...
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With a the built-in Windows software-RAID1 mirror, what procedure does Windows follow on an unreadable sector?

For modern retail hard drives, the Unrecoverable Read Error (URE) is around 1x10E14 bits. This translates into one bad sector for every 12 terabytes of data read. For enterprise class hard drives, its ...
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“Jailed” user can access `/dev` directory under SFTP

I set up a jail for a remote user under SSH (Cygwin), and he is jailed at /jail/user/home/user. When he connects with some SFTP client (ex: Filezilla), he can access his /home/user folder and control ...
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Can access share but error “Windows Cannot Find 'file name' ”

For this example the server name is test, the share name is test, and the file name is test.bat I can access a share and see all the files, but when I click on a file i get the error "Windows cannot ...
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Failed logons not being audited Server 2008r2

We recently configured advanced auditing on our Windows Server 2008 R2 domain and now the domain controller is not displaying failed user login attempts. There are some 4625 login failures, but none ...
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Can't log into MSDN on my newly provisioned Windows Server 2008 machine [on hold]

I need to access my MSDN subscription to start downloading and installing software on the machine I just provisioned with rackspace (windows server 2008 r2). I go to the msdn subscriber downloads ...
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“Lock” a certain user to a certain user in SSH (Cygwin)?

I need to give access to a remote user via SSH (Cygwin) in a Windows 2008 R2 box, but the user must see only his /home folder, and cannot read, write or list contents from another folder. The user ...
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Program does not run properly as Scheduled Task

I have a batch script that prepares some files, executes a program and then deletes said files. This task should run hourly, so I'm trying to configure this using Scheduled Tasks. The problem is that ...
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Setting up new KMS Host - what is best practice for _VLMCS DNS entry?

I have been tasked with setting up our PDC as the new KMS Host in our environment. I have a question in relation to the DNS entry for KMS Host/s. There is an existing _VLMCS entry in _tcp for the ...
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DFSR Crisis - Need assistance

Here's the scenario: One file server running 2008 R2. All user folders are on here, and we're using folder redirection to redirect desktop, documents, contacts, favourites, etc. We built two new ...
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The version does not support this version of the file format

I created now several times a VHD through the Windows Server 2008 R2 Disk Manager. The disk creates fine and I can initialize and format it with no problem. The disk is stored on on a network share ...
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Service port accessible only by one network card

I have server 08 R2 with two network cards. One is for the internal network (10.1.1.x) and another for internet (192.168.1.X connected to the modem). Network clients always accessed a service in this ...
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How do I allow pass through access to a new shared drive on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box?

I am trying to allow access to a shared drive on our server (running windows server 2008 R2) so that users (running windows 7) can access the files on it. However, whenever they try to connect, it ...
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How can I install a client certificate for all users of a computer?

I have a PFX file (.p12) that is needed to allow access a remote web page. Double-clicking on this file and following a few prompts easily adds the certificate to a personal store, but this only works ...
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Use mandatory profiles on the RD Session Host server

I want to configure my Windows Server 2008 servers like this. A user logs on, they load a profile that has been configured for that server and no changes can be made to the profile. I want to do ...
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Mistakenly configured advanced audit policies; return to basic?

I can't believe I did this... I set an advanced auditing policy in our GPO and it shut down all of our basic policies. From Technet: After you apply advanced audit policy settings by using Group ...
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EFS - how to disallow encrypted files on network share?

I have two servers, both on domain, both Windows Server 2008 R2, to my eye almost identically configured. Server1 allows to copy encrypted files to his network shares, Server2 gives error when trying ...
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Member of a group cannot access a WS2008 network share

A Windows 8.1 user cannot access one specfic network share on a windows 2008 R2 server. Windows cannot access \\COMPUTERNAME\Users You do not have permission to access \\COMPUTERNAME\Users. ...
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Cant have access to server databsae from client workstation [on hold]

Connection Timeout Expired. The timeout period elapsed while attempting to consume the pre-login handshake acknowledgement. This could be because the pre-login handshake failed or the server was ...
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Find last run defrag WMI or Reg key

I am trying to discover if there has been a defrag run on our servers. To save myself going to each one and loading the defrag program and checking the "Last Run" column I thought WMI might have this ...
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Would it be good idea to restart application server Due to the following Problems?

I know many people do have different opinions on this :)our team has hosted a ASP.net web application on the following IIS 6.1 on win 2008 R2 and database is in a seprate server so far we have faced ...
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Why does RDP freeze on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtual machine during high load?

We have noticed a problem where remote desktop sessions to a server will freeze when the server has high CPU load. Environment: VMWare ESX 4.0u1. Guest OS is Windows Server 2008 R2 (this is the ...
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Find current password complexity requirements on domain

I simply need to know what my network's password complexity requirements are at this time. I believe we had competing group policies in place (trying to clean up that mess) and I want to see which ...
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Windows PPTP VPN - Slow File Transfer

I currently have a PPTP VPN configured between my SBS 2011 box on site and a Server 2008 R2 box in a datacentre. Line speed in the office is 20Mb leased line with 1:1 contention and obviously the ...
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Indentifying where a HTTP 503 Service Unavailable is being generated

We have a Web Sphere server that Calls a web service on a Windows machine running IIS. The Call goes via a Blue Coat load balancer. The Windows machine is hosted on VM Ware. What we are seeing is ...
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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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Could a Microsoft security update make major changes to the IIS configuration like this?

I've recently noticed a number of significant changes to my IIS configuration, some of which have major implications. I've dug through the daily backups and found that the change coincides with the ...
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Give users access to Set-Mailbox command to change -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota -Prohibit SendQuota and -IssueWarning in Exchange 2010

Is it possible to give users access to Set-Mailbox command to change -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota -ProhibitSendQuota and -IssueWarning parameters on every mailbox on Exchange server 2010 without giving ...
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Allow power user to install software

I need to grant an user some admin rights, so he can enter his credentials when someone is prompted to install a software (and just that), he is no admin, I don't want him to have too much access. My ...
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Lync Server 2013 Enable-CSComputer throws Error 'Index was out of range'

I am trying to install Lync Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 but during the server component installation I get the Error Error: Command execution failed: Index was out of range. Must be ...
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Can I completely disable ASP.NET in IIS, together with all side effects?

I'm using IIS 7.5 on Server 2008 R2 to run non-ASP sites, and they don't use .NET either. Can ASP.NET be completely disabled/uninstalled, so that no ASP.NET security updates are required, and to fix ...
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Negative values for storage size over SNMP

We ran out of space on a 5 TB volume on a Windows storage server, so we copied the data into a new 10 TB volume. Now our nagios-based monitoring is reporting data I'm not happy with. When I looked ...
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DNS Server Not working with VmWare Player Machine

I have a virtual machine having win2k8 R2 Web Edition OS. The host machine is also win2k8 R2. I made following changes to network configuration : Physical router D-link-DIR 600L has IP is ...
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Changing a test mail server environment to a production mail server with a different name

I have set up a test environment as follows: Domain / AD on Windows Server 2003. Domain is example.com. Test email is set up on Exchange 2010 on Windows 2008 R2. I now want to go live and set up ...
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Potential problems in running PHP web application on windows 2008 r2 IIS 7.5?

what are Potential problems in running PHP web application on windows 2008 r2 64 bit IIS 7.5 ?? If so , how much trouble they can cause ? I browsed documentations here and user problems and ...
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Windows Server Backup to iSCSI target 10x slower than copying a file using Windows Explorer to the same location

I'm running a colocation server with Windows Server 2008 R2. As a backup target, I'm using a Linux server run by the datacenter provider. The storage is addressed via iSCSI so that I can use Bitlocker ...
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Window Server 2008 R2 dropping 2GB of hard disk space per day

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine running MS SQL 2005 on top of a VMWare ESXi 5.5 host on a SAN datastore. Consistently it has been "losing" 2GB of hard disk space per day and I can't ...
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Shut down operating system by killing task

I came across quite an odd error recently and was wondering if anyone has any insight into it. I can't find any reference to such a scenario on Google so here goes... The rough sequence of events is ...
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Web Management Service Fails to Start

I have two web servers. One is the primary and the other is a warm spare in case the primary goes down. Using the Web Management Service, we automatically copy updates from the primary server to ...
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Can not update Bugzilla Parameters

I'm running Bugzilla 4.4.5 on Windows 2008 r2 with IIS 7.5. My path to Index.cgi is C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\bugzilla-4.4.5 The URL I'm using is http://localhost/bugzilla I can bring the website up and ...
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Dual boot windows and linux and hyper-V [migrated]

I'm a student networking and for the windows part we will have to set up some networks using Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 R2. We will need to use Hyper-V. My laptop is currently in a dual boot ...
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Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server error “unable to access user principal information from the system”

When I launch the Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server and try to connect to the local machine it's on, I am getting the error "Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server error "unable to ...
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Why is server share selectively non-writeable?

A Win2008R2 server ServS which serves a network share tools with share permissions Everyone/Read and appuser/Modify. On another Win2008R2 server ServApp, I open an rdp session with myaccount. I open ...
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Smart Card Logon & next hop SSO RDP Login

I started to expriement with smart card based login. So far I can logon to my local PC using my smart card. What doesn't work is using sso when connecting via RDP to another server. I get the error ...
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Apache 2.4.7 does not respond after some period of time

There is this Windows Server 2008 with WampServer, and I had to update it. I have installed EasyPHP DevServer (to the production, yeah yeah I know, but I thought that it was working in my local ...
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Automatic Time Change

After Greeting, One of our application installed on a Windows 2008 R2 server does not requires an automatic time change. We have disabled the W32time service in the windows services but somehow it ...
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VPN connection between EC2 instance and router from another subnet

We have a problem wile connecting to EC2 instance with Wi-Fi router. I had connected my office router to the EC2 instance via PPTP protocol. Everything is fine and my router's WAN interface got IP ...
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Windows 2008 R2 AD-FS 2.0 Configure Error (.NET Framework)

I have been trying to configure my Windows server 2008 R2 machine for the last 3 days now just so that mobile clients can access an in-house installation of MS Dynamics CRM 2013 ! After MUCH reading ...