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 determine new file name from audit log on renaming?

[Windows 2008 R2 File System audit] When I delete the file, two event log audit messages appear: 4663 which means request for file deletion and 4660 which confirms the deletion. Thay can be joined by ...
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Can a user see the Active Directory computer description in the Windows network browser?

This may qualify as another Stupid Question from someone fairly inexperienced in Active Directory, but I've noticed a handy "Description" field for computers in the Active Directory Users and ...
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Server 2008 R2, restart script not running in scheduled tasks to shut down company computers

I am trying to restart my company's computers with a script (shutdown /r /f /t 00) and set it to fire off at 7pm daily by scheduled task. I have placed the script file in the sysvol\scripts folder but ...
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An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it

A console view of a Windows 2008 R2 VM, on vSphere is showing the following screen: "Operation 2 of 2" "Wiping disk" Can someone advise on what this program is? Some information on this mystery: ...
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Cannot access Jenkins on windows server EC2 instance

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 instance with Jenkins setup as windows service. I can see jenkins is up and running when I browse to localhost:8080 on the EC2 instance but cannot access it ...
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How to kill a running scheduled task?

I have scheduled a task on Windows Server 2008 R2 Task Scheduler that kicks off a python script. However, when the task is running, I don't see the process spawned in the Task Manager and therefore am ...
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How to change/remove CRL on root cert?

A few years ago we installed certificate authority onto a widnows 2003 server (CAserver1). we created a self-signed root cert, and issued certs for internal services (https, WCF services, etc). Fast ...
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Connection Broker not redirecting sessions to the particular host [on hold]

I have configured 2 session brokers with high availability & this 2 session brokers are clustered. I have 4 Remote Desktop Session Host server which are configured on according with the ...
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winsxs size in server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

I have a 60 GB system partition running Server 2008 R2. SQL database files are on another drive. All installed programs are on another drive. I've moved the pagefile to another drive. C: is only used ...
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Why are only 16 GB of memory usable on our server?

We've recently upgraded the RAM on a Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Standard to 32 GB. When I open the System panel, it indicates Installed memory: 32.0 GB (16.0 GB usable). Why is that? I've been ...
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Windows CA Certificate Request via Commandline

I have a non-domain PC (windows 7) attempting to obtain a cert from a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise CA. I have the root ca and crl's installed on the non-domain client. I'm working on a script that will ...
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Need to run windows server 2003 32-bit compatible software on the windows server 2008 R2 or 2012

I'm looking for a solution to run a software that related and compatible with windows server 2003 32-bit, on the windows server 2008 R2 or windows server 2012 could anybody address this issue??
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Group Policy for Time Sync = ARP Flood?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller and a bunch of workstations of various versions of Windows - XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8.1. Time sync wasn't working correctly on a few PCs so I followed the ...
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My PowerShell $profile path has no $HOME prepended

I have PowerShell installed on two different Server 2008 R2 systems. On one system, $HOME is prepended to $profile, but on the other nothing is prepended: Server 1 (PowerShell 2) PS C:\> echo ...
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Login fails on Win2008r2, no error message given

A customer has a Windows Server 2008 r2 virtual machine running on a VMWare host (5.1). They are having intermittent (1 or 2 times a month) issues where my network application becomes unresponsive. ...
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2008 R2 RDS Session Host and USB not working after disconnection/reconnect session

We recently deployed a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Session Host for our 2008R2 farm. The users frequently disconnect from a session at one computer (nurse station) and reconnect to the session ...
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2008 R2 RD Gateway remote connection issue

When a user attempts to connect to their computer from a remote client using RD Gateway the connection fails if their active directory account specifically limits them to their computer but allows ...
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IIS complains about port being used when it's not

I need to revive an application so it can be safely archived by a third party before being phased out. In order to do so without endangering the whole server, I want to force the user to authenticate ...
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Could not connect to remote computer web deploy ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE

I am trying to configure Web Deploy 3.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 installed on it. When I try to validate connection using Visual Studio 2013 to publish a website it throws the ...
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Constantly getting hacked (server 2008 R2) [on hold]

A quick summary on the events from the last 2 weeks: We noticed that our SQL Server was becoming unreliably slow. This is a critical machine that's used by one of our local supercomputing groups to ...
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Get-MaskingSet in PowerShell 2.0

I'm trying to retrieve the current masking sets using PowerShell 2.0 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. Unfortunately, the cmdlet Get-MaskingSet does not exist under this PowerShell version. Are there any ...
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Netmask ordering prioritization not working?

I've a server with 2 IP's. 10.10.1.50 (255.255.255.0) 10.10.2.50 (255.255.255.0) I've also a DC which has it's IP on 10.10.1.30 and has no way to reach 10.10.2.50. When I ping the server from ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 shared folder stored file names length limitation

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain and shared folder on the same server accessed by everyone and the user put some stuff in this folder. I'm strugling with filename length and a way for ...
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View Scheduled Tasks (local and remote) on Windows Server 2008 R2

In one of our production nodes which runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, we have noticed that there is a significant delay (5 times normal) in processing requests (by our application running on tomcat) ...
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Changing password expiration policy at next password change

We have a password policy with a maximum password age of 180 days. For various reasons we need to change it to 90 days, with a minimum impact for the users. Our users are normally warned about the ...
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404 not found error on Rails app with Helicon Zoo on Windows Server

I'm trying to run Rails App with Helicon Zoo on Windows Server 2008 R2. For the test case I used Redmine 2.3 that goes with the Helicon Zoo module. Redmine has been installed successful, but it is ...
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Windows 2K8 R2 in AD environment not allowing SMB connections

I've got 2 Windows2k8R2 VMs. One is the domain controller, the other one is a TS server. Both have network discovery and file sharing enabled. Currently the TS server is not allowing any SMB ...
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Script to download, segregate and update window server 2008 patches [closed]

I need to patch 40 standalone Servers, due to security reason we are not allowed to update the windows patches directly thorugh internet. MBSA(Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer) is installed on all ...
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DNS Setup - Complex Setup - Need Ideas

I have a very weird situation here. I have a Sonicwall VPN firewall, i can only use L2tp vpn for each Windows 2008 r2 Client using the windows built in vpn. Why? The Sonicwall GlobalVPN Client does ...
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Windows 2008 R2 task scheduler with Batch and VBS

I've created a batch file called restart.bat :: Open a Telnet window start telnet.exe 10.20.11.12 :: Run the script %systemroot%\system32\cscript.exe //Nologo //B C:\Scripts_and_Tools\SendKeys.vbs ...
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DFS Setup - The namespace server cannot be added. The system cannot find the path specified

I went to DFS Management and added a created a New Namespace. For the namespace server, I specified my Primary Domain controller (netbios name: primarydc). For the namespace, I enter Files. I use a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...