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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How to create DHCP reservations with long hardware address?

DHCP is managed by a Windows 2008r2 server. I want to convert a lease into a reservation so the IP will be fixed. Normally, I create a reservation based on the assigned IP address, and when the lease ...
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DC locator service (Server 2008R2/2012) - what triggers switching to alternative DC

I'm wondering how frequently DC locator checks availability of domain controller it is connected to. I assume it picks domain controller upon startup, but I'm not sure about the following: - How often ...
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Windows Object Access Audit vs File Properties “Accessed” Date/Time

I'm attempting to audit all attempted access to a specific executable on a Windows 2008 R2 system, and have turned on success and failure auditing for all subcategories in "Object Access" in Advanced ...
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I have server 2008 r2 & suddenly gpo starting giving error to give access in all accounts & repeatedly disables the Administrator account also

I have server 2008 r2 & suddenly gpo starting giving error to give access in all accounts & repeatedly disables the Administrator account also, any suggestions ? Thanks in advance...
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Server 2008/2012 with Windows 7/8 Virtualized [on hold]

My CPU doesn't have Hyper-v technology, and I want to brush up on my Server 2008/server 2012 fundamentals... so I was going to use Server 2012/2008 as my physical host, then run a couple copies of ...
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WSUS Upstream server is not showing current downstream server status

I've upstream WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with WSUS 3.2.7600.262. The majority of downstream servers was running OS and WSUS with same versions. Now I migrated some downstream servers ...
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Windows treats mapped drives differently based on host server type (Netware vs 2008R2), file create issues

We have a ~30 PC heterogeneous network environment. DOS, Linux, OSX, Windows 98, XP, 7 , and 10 clients, to name a few. The question: How can I get Windows desktops to treat Mapped network drives as ...
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Setting the ACL's Group value on files or folders

I ran get-acl -path "D:\path\to\file" | fl: Path : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::D:\path\to\file Owner : SERVER\user Group : G:S-1-5-21-467825353-2970891935-3496973838-513 I want to ...
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Windows Security Policy not Updating - Admin templates work fine

I have a domain with a mix of physical and virtual servers. Some time ago another admin may have performed some manual scripted updates at the client level that are now preventing changes in the ...
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When I add users to a Security Group using Powershell, they don't show up in AD

I have a script which has the following for adding users using a CSV file, in Powershell. Windows Server 2008 R2. looks like this: Import-Csv "C:\Users\me\Desktop\users.csv" | Where-Object {$_.Name} ...
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Windows Authentication breaks over SSL IIS 7.5

Using a MutliSAN certificate, which contains example.com Certificate is bound correctly to my site, and it's given a static IP address, not shared by any other sites. When connecting to example.com, ...
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URL retrieval tool AIA Certs “Wrong Issuer” after renewal

I performed a certificate renewal and for some reason this tool is indicating that it has wrong issuer. when I click on certs from AIA it says wrong issuer Any help will be grateful, i don't have any ...
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AX 2009 Document Management File Handlers

Background Dynamics AX 2009 allows you to attach files to various records, e.g. associating a word document with a customer record. The file types you can choose are defined under Basic > Setup > ...
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Microsoft NLB clustered web server not fetching web page

I have just set up 2 web servers running IIS 7, I have clustered them using Microsoft NLB. Both host IPs are added to the cluster and both hosts converged without fail. However, when I tried to ...
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How can i open correct ports on windows firewall for apache instead of using all?

I installed an Apache2 (8085 and 8086 ports) in a fresh windows 2008 R2 installation. But i found a problem opening ports. I opened the firewall for the program httpd.exe (full and correct path) for ...
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VSS Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback—Access Denied

I'm having trouble with VSS based backups of my Exchange server. I'm getting the following error on the start of the backup: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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WinSXS Backup folder - empty

We have recently experienced a spate a blue screens with some virtual machines. From BSOD dump analysis, courtesy of Microsoft, they have stated this is due to a corruption in the WinSXS directory. ...
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wbadmin discardes complete backup history after dynamically resizing virtual **source** volume

A customer SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2) is incrementally backuped using wbadmin. The system ist hosted on a VMware ESX 5. We dynamically increased the size of one of the volumes which is backed ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Active Directory Apply GPO only when connected to domain

We are trying to apply a SSID Restriction policy for computers where i work. We created a GPO which applies to computers in an specif OU without any security or WMI filters We want the computers to ...
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Multihomed Windows 2008 R2 outgoing connection

I have Windows 2008 R2 Server with several directly connected networks and interface with default route to the Internet. Today I noticed (and then checked with Wireshark), that if I make request to ...
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Group Policy Scheduled Task not asking for password

I'm trying to deploy a scheduled Task to our Servers via GPO, but something doesn't seem quite right. I want the Task to be run with a Service account, wheter the user is logged on or not. I know that ...
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FSRM File Screening: allow to delete old files

As a result of a new company policy, I've to apply File Screening for audio and video files on the corporate NAS, specifically on the profiles of the users . I've made some tests, and it works ...
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Can't send to compressed (zipped) folder

I'm IT Technician at a Secondary School and our Network Manager is away on long term leave. Currently our student's aren't able to send to - compressed folder. When trying the error 'File not found ...
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Word documents disappear from network share after being saved

This problem happens to some of our users about once a week. They open a Word document (.docx) from a network share, make some changes and save the file. No error message is displayed, but the ...
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Exchange 2010 CAS - How to make OWA front fancing?

2008 R2 SP1 - Exchange 2010 SP2 - 14.2 We had to restore our Databases due to corruption, and afterwords we had a version mismatch on the CAS and the DB Server. Ended up building a replacement CAS ...
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Remote Desktop: What is the difference between “Run these programs at logon” and “Start the following program on connection”?

My organization is running a Terminal Server Farm in order to provide a specific application to the users. The setup consists of a AD domain controller plus two Terminal Servers running the Remote ...
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How do I measure total network traffic between two windows servers

At work we have a tool to measure total data in and out of a server but it doesn't have a way to show us total data transferred between specific servers. We have two Windows 2008 R2 servers. What's ...
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New SAN space presented cause issues with Win 2008r2 cluster (wont reboot and disk manger wont load)

I have an issue where I have a 2 node Win 2008 r2 cluster with SAN attached storage. Existing storage is on an older array but we are being migrated to a newer one. When the storage team "Zones" new ...
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In windows server 2008, how do I disable recursive dns and continue to navigate the internet?

I have a single win2008 server configured to use vpn and remote desktop. My host provider demanded I remove recursive DNS. If go to dns role / group / properties / advanced and click disable ...
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HP P410 Windows Server 2008 R2 will not boot

I have a HP ProLiant DL160 G6 with a P410 1GB FBWC controller. I have 4 x 4TB SATA drives. When an array has been created, I can start the Windows Server 2008 R2 installation, and it goes fine until ...
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Spooler Service Keeps Hanging and Causes Citrix served application to not launch

We have a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm on Windows 2008 R2 that serves an application to our end users. Recently we have found that if the spooler service hangs, the application no longer launches for new ...
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How do I determine if strong key protection is enabled for a certificate private key in Server 2008 R2?

I'm trying to get a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller to use SSL with LDAP. I have a certificate installed, but I'm unable to connect on port 636 via ldp.exe (port 389 works just fine). I ...
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Issue installing IE11

I've been using WSUS to roll out IE11, there's a few stranglers that IE11 will not install and I've started looking into. Here's what I've done. Confirmed all prerequisite updates have been done. ...
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Configure Remote Desktop Desktop based on Group

I have a few different AD groups accessing the same remote desktop server (Windows Server 2008 R2) and I need to configure each desktop so that every user in the same group has the same icons appear ...
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Can't connect to mysql instance

I started a second instance of mysql (5.7.9) on my server and configured the service to run this command: mysqld.exe --defaults-file="C:\mysql-5.7.9\bin\my.cnf" mysql579 In my.cnf I changed the ...
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Unable to copy files via powershell cmdlet

I need to create script that will allow easy (one-click) file copying from server_a to server_b and then execute stored procedure via sqlcmd. Here's my code: $username = userdomain\username $password ...
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Joining a window domain - DNS resolve

My computer is joined to a Window domain named "acme.local". However when I login into the computer, I only specify acme\username --> notice ".local" is not specified and not ...
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Finding all aliases for a server

Our network admin is away at the moment. I'm trying to find all aliases attached to a given server on our network (actually a number of servers) After googling around it seems like nslookup might do ...
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Completing certificate request via command line in Windows Server

I administrate a number of Windows Servers (mostly 2008 R2 or 2012 R2) and I have to process a lot of SSL certificate renewals. When we renew from our vendor, Globalsign, they automatically generate ...
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SQL Server in “Recovery Pending” status after reboot

We have quite a few programs of our own design which communicate to our SQL Server (SQL Server 2014 Express). Every now and then they start blowing up all over the place; we run around trying to ...
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Domain controller cannot find the domain?

Okay, so I'm having an intermittent problem (which is always the best kind) and its starting to become a real pain. Not too long ago we had a simple Active Directory network. Server A was the main ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Minimal Server Interface : How to uninstall programs

Minimal Server Interface is situated between the Server Core and Server with a (FULL) GUI mode. Windows Server 2012 R2 Minimal Server Interface has access to ServerManagement, where I can add/remove ...
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Application logs in windows 2008 is showing empty

Application logs in windows 2008 is showing zero event. Issue is re-occurring, all others logs are showing events but application logs in eventvwr is showing empty. Tried to access application logs ...
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Creating a failover cluster of 2 VMs

I'm trying to create a cluster of 2 VMs on hyper v. The 2 VMs and the host server all running on win 2008 r2. When attempting to test validation for the failover cluster I'm getting an error of "disk ...
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MDT 2013 WinPE File Name

In MDT 2013, is there a way to change the file name of the WinPE WIM that's generated from updating the share? I'm going to be using multiple deployment shares with WDS, and I was trying to ...
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How to find source of failed RDP login

I have been struggling with this issue for a while now. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 at home, which I access via RDP. For a few weeks now I have random IPs trying to brute-force the login ...
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Local Group became unknow

Using windows server 2008 r2, to give the specific permission for specific folder we created a local group, from there we only need to add the domain user. After cloning from the base image and change ...
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Remove Unwanted “Server” response header - IIS 7

I've searched around Server Fault and I didn't find a concrete answer. I want to hide the "Server" response header on IIS 7/7.5/8. I've tried multiple ways : adding this configuration on ...
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Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified Number of Days on System Restart, does not delete parent folder of profile

I have seen multiple question and answers in forum regarding this GPO to Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified Number of Days on System Restart not working or some hotfixes, in my environment it ...
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Home Folder Files Intermittently missing for user

We are having a weird issue that has been ongoing for months where one of our users will have files missing from her Home Folder mapped as H from active directory not show up. The files that don't ...