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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ERROR 500 - Internal server error on PHP Sites

I am running IIS7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Over a month ago I did the generic installation of PHP (v5.5.11), MySQL and the phpMyAdmin interface and it all worked great. The other day I started ...
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As DNS clients do DCs put more load on DNS servers than regular workstations?

All DCs in this example are running DNS and DFSR. Edit: this is a single domain with an AD integrated zone. I have a DC in a central location and 60 or 70 DCs each in different a branch office. ...
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Wbadmin fullbackup to an external HDD

I need to backup a Windows Server 2008 R2 every day. The backup should contain some folders (With subfolders) on an internal HDD and the system state. WBADMIN START BACKUP -backupTarget:b: ...
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Issues related to Migration of windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 r2

We are trying to migrate windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 for our application. During migration process, we are facing some of the issues related to configuration and windows based ...
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Temporary locations peristing files after quit

For some reason all our machines (remote laptops for some users, workstations for most employees, servers of all kinds, etc.) here keep the contents of c:[user]\appdata\local\temp\ and ...
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Windows Server Backup failing with unspecific error

Windows Server Backup started to fail from one day to the next with error 5 in the application event log. Only Backing up one partition fails, but chkdsk and resizing it didn't yield any results. ...
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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What could be preventing SIDHistory from working on a Win2008 R2 file server?

We have recently migrated some users from a legacy forest to a new forest. We have used SID History during the migrations, and have migrated security groups, too. This has worked well, except on one ...
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.net web application in IIS Swapping Folder without appdomain reload

I've a asp mvc application running on IIS and windows. Now I want to configure some kind of staging functionality without requiring an additional server. My simplified plan is to have 2 folders. ...
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MSE changed windows firewall settings and win server 2008 r2 can not be access by it's name anymore

i have installed Microsoft Security Essentials on Win server 2008 R2 and it modified the Windows firewall, this caused an access problem, win server 2008 R2 can not be accessed by it's name anymore ...
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Removing saved credenials from “C:\Windows\explorer.exe”

How can we remove the saved credentials from "C:\Windows\explorer.exe" process?
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Lock screen doesn't remember username

On Windows Server 2008 R2, when I lock the machine, when I return, the Logon Screen screen doesn't remember my username: I definitely still have a session, because when I log back in, it remembers ...
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How to point domain/path to a different folders inside the DocumentRoot

I have Apache 2.4 installed on Windows Server 2008. This server is dedecated for one site only i.e. https://subdomain.example.com all my files that will be executed when a user reach ...
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How to recover users from ntds.dit

My primary (and single) DC died by mistake (not booting) however all the files are intact. What are my options to restore users on new DC on other server? died DC: Windows server 2008 R2
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Search the registry to check programs installed, non-whitelisted programs to be uninstalled [on hold]

Based on HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall, I should be able to run some sort of msiexec.exe /x {bittorrent.msi guid number} or C:\ProgramFiles\game\uninst.exe ...
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Install windows Updates(msu files) into running system Windows Vista 7, 8 ,8.1

my PDC is Windows2008 R2 standart and I need to install this emergency update in my workstations - Windows Vista 7, 8 ,8.1 with x86 and x64. For each version a different file. ...
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After a DC loads the DNS zone does it ever have to contact the DNS server again?

I have a DC in a branch office. The DC is pointed to another DNS server in a central office (which is also a DC) for its primary DNS. So let me make sure I understand how this works: When the DC ...
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Upgrade AD FS 1.0 on Win 2008 R2 to 2.0

Since AD FS 2.0 is available for Windows 2008 R2, can i simply upgrade AD FS 1.0 to 2.0 just by installing AD FS 2.0 or uninstalling AD FS 1.0 then installing AD FS 2.0. Or is this too risky? I wonder ...
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Resource Monitor - Disk - Response Time

I've noticed a difference between the disk response time reported in Resource Monitor (resmon) and perfmon. The Response Time reported in Resource Monitor is notably higher than the latency reported ...
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Intermittent server LAN drop

I've been trying to hunt down a network issue we've been having for a while. We have two Dell T310 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 on them. Quite a few users have complained that they get ...
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Notification of shutdown on Windows 2008R2 “ACPI G2 Soft Off”

Google Cloud offers preemptible instances, which exchange lower prices for the possibility that they can be shut down if the resources are needed. According to the documentation, they are shut down ...
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Why am I able to SSH locally and start Windows services, but unable to do the same remotely?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine that is running Cygwin and SSH. I'm able to SSH using my id_dsa key by issuing command ssh svc@IP "hostname;whoami", which returns what I would expect. ...
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Delete User profile older than X days globllay from all the COmputer within domian. Server 2008 R2

I need little help for deleting all the user profile form the Computer within my domain. if user is not logged in to particular computer for Than x Day in my case 60 Days. i have tried with default ...
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Windows server 2008 r2 firewall only affecting one interface

I am trying to secure this Windows 2008 R2 server for outside traffic (don't care about inside at the moment). I have two nic's, one for domain and one for outside (two different ip's). By default ...
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TLS 1.0 registry change not working Windows 2008 R2

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server and we are trying to re-enable TLS 1.0. Around 3-4 months ago, someone disabled TLS 1.0 using the method described in this question: Do I have to enable TLS 1.0 in ...
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How do I find IIS web application dependencies using powershell and webadministration on Server 2012

Wondering if someone can help with this. I have a number of servers that host IIS 7.5 and IIS 8.5 web application of various types. As these are production web applications and servers i can't ...
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Windows Server Blocking Web Service?

I have a program that uses a webservice that connects to a server to get software licenses. This is blocked in Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 by default. However, in Windows XP, ...
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Random characters printing from HP printers [on hold]

I've got a bunch of HP 4300 printers of varying ages through a Windows print server using HP's universal printer driver on all of them. Once in a while, I'll get a Chinese character or a doubled line ...
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Not able to authenticate via internal DNS

When I installed Sharepoint on my server, I gave the internal DNS to access the Sharepoint internally (by DNS Manager), but when I am trying access the Sharepoint by DNS sharepoint.abc.com then it is ...
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Configure DCOM on Server Core

I'm trying to configure remote access to WMI across a number of servers, however the boxes that are just running Server Core are giving me a headache. Notionally, in order to do this we need to run ...
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Domain Controller WS2008R2 and Windows10

I'd like to upgrade my five PC clients from Windows 7 to Windows 10, but I won't upgrade my server (Windows Server 2008R2). I will have any issues with the management of the domain? I use very basic ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 C Drive losing space by the hour

I have a server that has been behaving as normal for years now. In the last few days, something has happened. (I can't document exactly when, as I only know theres an issue with this box when someone ...
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Windows 2000 Server Can Only Connect to Windows Server 2012 Share Through IP Address

Server1 = Windows Server 2000 Server2 = Windows Server 2012 I am trying to view a list of available printers on a Windows Server 2012 machine (Server2) from a Windows 2000 server (Server1). I am ...
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Unable to install OS on a Dell Poweredge 2850

As the title states. Im having an issue trying to install any version of Windows Server. So far, I have tried 2008 and 2012 R2. When the server arrived, it contained 3 73GB SCSI drives that had ...
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Delay associated with AAAA request

I have a standalone, isolated network running mixed Windows and Linux systems, with a Windows 2008 R2 server performing AD duties and DNS. I'm seeing 5-second delays with the use of getaddrinfo on ...
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Migrating web site from local PC to Windows 2008 R2 (IIS 7.5)

The company I work for is interested in moving a local Intranet web site I made for them from my test box to one of their servers. My testbox is running Windows 7 64x, and the server is running ...
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Computer Name lookup over PPTP VPN

I have a very small company with just 1 server, a Windows Server 2008 R2, serving as an AD DS, DNS, WINS, DHCP, and now RRAS VPN. Not ideal, but it's what I have. I recently turned on routing and ...
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how to configure logging on using USB token windows server 2008 R2

I have a USB token, and I want clients to use their token to log on to domain, I followed the steps from here a brief definition of what I have done yet: after installing domain and CA-server, I ...
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Apache Tomcat 7 on windows 2008: how to make two hosts point to same website

I’m new to Apache Tomcat. I have been asked to point new domain name to the existing domain name. E.g. We have https://xyz.abc.com, we want new domain name http://123.abc.com to point to ...
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Windows Server 2008 Disabling Password Complexity Requirements

I'm using a Server 2008 R2 domain controller, trying to troubleshoot a bug where password complexity requirements seem to be enabled, even though they are disabled in group policy. Some notes: I am ...
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Server 2008R2 DHCP Server not responding to Windows Clients

I have a Windows 2008R2 Server running DHCP Server, configured with a custom dll to assign IP addresses based on circuit IDs. Linux clients and pxe boots (using ipxe) recieve IP addresses from the ...
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Starting MSMQ painfully slow at reboot

At the new company where I've been stationed, I've noticed that when we reboot our server, it takes a slight forever to get the MSMQ service started. It's started automatically and in Starting state ...
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Application not closing “gracefully” when users logs off (Windows)

We have a RDS farm (Win 2008 R2) and the users need to use a third party application (Unify OpenScape Contact Center) for call center purposes. It logs on the specific user to specific phones. When ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 System process eats RAM

We have a Win Server 2008 R2 Standard (ServicePack 1) running, and the machine is equipped with 40 GB RAM No idea what happened, but the System process is always allocating about 24 GB RAM. That ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Slow File Copy

I recently installed Windows Standard Server 2008 R2 with SP1 on an HP Proliant ML350 G5. This server has Sql Server 2008 Express with a few very small databases, and acts as a file and print share ...
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Why does some Windows Updates in wsus doenst contain a architecture?

I synced all security/critical updates on my wsus server and got a lot of updates which doenst contain any architecture. Is this because this update obtains for both architectures (64-bit AND 32-bit). ...
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Why does a Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 server occasionally stall?

I'm running a Virtual Machine server on Hyper-V that stalls about once a week, effectively rendering certain services it is running to be useless. -The physical host machine CPU: 6-core Xeon ...
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Setting up RabbitMQ on a secondary NIC

The Setup We have two servers running Windows 2008 R2 (called SERVER1 and SERVER2) and another server running HAProxy (called PROXY1). All three servers have two NIC, one on a public subnet and one ...
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Wireless authentication with DD-WRT, Cisco and Microsoft

I'm looking for a way to authenticate my wireless users beyond them just knowing the wireless password. Ideally they would join the access point then get dumped to the login portal that they'd have to ...
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inetserv config refresh - IIS 7

I currently am working on investigating an issue with an IIS 7.5 website. The issue occurs randomly every few days: When a user browses to the URL and tries to login, they are then quickly redirected ...