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 add drive space alert on IP monitor?

[![enter image description here][1]][1]I am the administrator on a Windows server(GSNAPRINT) installed with IPmonitor tool. I want to add an drive space alert for another server (GSCTTLBACKUP) but was ...
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SQL Server setup media does not support the language

I'm getting the following error when i try and install MSSQL 2008 on Windows Server Standard 2008 R2:
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how do I perform a file transfer using remote desktop on windows 10?

I have been using remote desktop for a number years, on a number of versions of windows, most recently 8.1. Yesterday I upgraded to 10. I had to download Remote Desktop from the Windows Store. Easy ...
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mstsc freezes after entering credentials

At some point in Windows session (usually days) I can no longer make RDP connections. When running mstsc and entering credentials, all buttons are getting disabled and the UI freezes. Existing ...
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Send ctrl-alt-del to nested RDP session

Is there a way to send the ctrl-alt-del command to an RDP session (W2K8 R2) inside another RDP session (W2K8 R2) without the fist session catching it? ctrl+alt+end and ctrl+alt+shift+end do not reach ...
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Server 2008R2 DNS Server missing objects

I have a domain controller running Server 2008R2 that is missing objects in the DNS server. It has trouble with active directory as a result. I'm looking for assistance replacing these objects? ...
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unable to destroy windows 2008 r2 failover cluster after SAN rebuild

I created a windows 2008 r2 failover cluster for a sql 2008 active/passive cluster. This two node cluster was using a SAN device for a quorum disk resource as well as MSDTC resource. Well....I ...
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Windows 7 connecting to a domain Network path not found [on hold]

When i try to connect to a fresh instance of AD DS (installed on a 2008 R2 server) from my windows 7 computer, i just get "The following error occured on connection to domain domain.tld Network path ...
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Can a Windows XP client connect to a RemoteApp hosted on Server 2008 R2?

Can a Windows XP client (running SP3 if that matters) connect to a RemoteApp hosted on a Server 2008 R2 RDSH server? I've searched the Internet for an answer but keep finding information explaining ...
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What does event BEX64 mean?

Recently I had to deal with the situation where an application would crash with problem signature like: Problem Event Name:BEX64 ... Fault Module Name:StackHash_1dc2 Fault Module Version:0.0.0.0 ...
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ShadowCopy Error 7001 (Unable to create a shadow copy) but SC got created and works fine, what to do?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell R410. A QNAP NAS is connected to it via gigabit crossover. A 2.6 TB LUN is mounted via iSCSI as Volume Z:. A task should create Shadow Copies three times ...
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Folder permissions, red x on user object

On shared folders on the file server, for the domain user name object under the security tab, the icon has a red x. There are no symptoms, the users have full access, there is just a red x on the ...
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IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 refusing to create PASSIVE MODE FTP connections

I'm attempting to get an FTP client written in perl to transfer files from an IIS 7.5 FTP server using passive mode. I've configured the FTP server as per instructions and have also configured ...
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Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6 Windows Web Server 2k8 R2 Hard Drives not found

I got a question about our Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6. We want to install Windows Web Server 2008 R2 on a complete brand new RAID 1. The BIOS finds both of the hard drives and also the virtual disk ...
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Saving space - deleting WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Often times in our environment, C drives run into space issues and the C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder gets relatively large, upwards of 3.5Gb in size. Server 2008, R2 enterprise. ...
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Windows server starts in System Recovery Options

Wher restarting a Windows Server 2008R2, shutdown tracker asked me to choose the reason, and I (by mistake) selected an Operating System recovery, or something like that, and when it rebooted, it took ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Security Log filling with event 521

I understand that status code 0xc0000008 means Invalid Handle. How do you resolve this issue (besides a restart)? What is the best way to determine the cause for this? Log Name: Security ...
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Adding more resources for an in house app service when started?

background: Have a in house app that does heavy video encoding. The service fails from time to time as you can imagine. I have a windows task that will restart the service every 4 hours. However ...
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WSUSContent massive despite WSUS reset, and minimal products selected

I've tried following guides found on google for what to do when WSUS content folder gets too big, but I am still stuck with a massive WSUS content folder (141gb) The last thing I tried was the reset ...
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rdp display problems after windows 10 upgrade

I've just upgraded a desktop machine to windows 10, from windows 7. This machine had rdp connections to several server machines (win2008 r2) all of which worked fine pre-upgrade. On each new ...
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How can i change disks from foreign state using OMSA

i added 4 disks in the PowerEdge T610 on connector 1 but they are in foreign state. i upgraded the Firmware to Version 6.3.3.0002. still i could not get the fuction to clear foreign state. please if ...
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Deleting Local Profiles when using Roaming Profiles at Log off

I'm currently building an environment that will host about 5,000 users over 20 AppServer. I have finalized my GPOs but I'm experiencing an issue with the user's local profile when roaming profiles is ...
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Local DTC is missing on server 2008r2

I've recently had an issue where MSDTC was unable to start up. The error in the command line when running net start msdtc indicated that there were configuration issues. I went into the registry and ...
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Activating Windows 7 with MAK passed in Unattend.xml via WDS

I have configured WDS to deploy a Windows 7 Pro image (Volume Licensed) and I'm using an unattend.xml file for the configuration. The only problem I'm running into is activation. I'm passing a MAK ...
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Cannot connect on TFS 2012 server through SSL with invalid certificate

I saw the problem on some forums and even here, but not as specific as mine. So here's the thing, So I've configured a TFS 2012 server, on one of my personnel server at home, and now, I'm trying to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RAS VPN: access server on internal interface ip

short question: I'm usually a linux admin but need to setup a Win2k8 R2 server for a student project. The server is running as VM on a root server and has a public internet IP assigned. Additionally I ...
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Proper Steps To Upgrade My Server 2008 R2 Machine From HHD To SSD

I'm working on upgrading a server's hard drive from a standard HHD to an SSD drive. I have cloned the drive with a program called "EaseUS Todo Backup Free 8.6" (which I think does a bunch of extra ...
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Running psexec on Windows Server 2008 R2 from Windows 7

I'm trying to successfully run a batch file located on a server pc (Windows Server 2008 R2) from my Windows 7 client PC. But its not working and the command prompt shows the following error ...
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Can't disable Enhanced Security Configuration after upgrading to IE9

I disabled ESC in Server Manager on 2008 R2, originally just for Administrators but have tried to disable it for users and Administrators to try and solve this problem. Despite it being completely ...
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Application Event Log keeps getting corrupted

I recently asked about repairing a corrupt event log, because it seemed to be a one-off event. The event log has since exhibited the same behavior 3 times. We have been trying to find patterns, but ...
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When Upgrading My 3.5" HDs To SSD HDs Can I Continue To Still Use RAID 1 (MIRROR)?

I'm upgrading my old 3.5" HDs to a set of SSD HDs. I currently run a RAID 1 (MIRROR) array for the 2 old drives (just in case) and want to know how I should rollout the new SSD drives... I have been ...
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Firewall configuration for SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Workgroup

We are attempting to configure a server application to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server 2012 Express. With the server firewall turned off completely the application can communicate just ...
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Strange RDP / Remote Desktop problem

I'll try to be as specific as I can be: Server is running SBS 2008 R2 (with all updates) Server is connected to the internet Server has 2 NIC's, one is disabled Server is running RDP Service ...
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Windows DHCP Reservation Outside of Lease Pool

I am very sorry if this has been answered already. I found this post: DHCP Reservation However I wasn't sure if that was related to Windows or Linux DHCP server and I wanted to clearly state my ...
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Win 2008 R2 terminal server and redirected printer queue security

I have a case where I need a non-priv account to be able to make a modification to the redirected printer. I know, its not advisable but we're not giving them access - changes will be made in code. ...
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Finding Which Network Connection Belongs To Which Physical NIC Port?

In Windows/Windows Server, if I have a physical NIC that has two or four ports on it, is there a scriptable/programmatic way to determine which "Network Connection" (such as "Local Area Connection 3", ...
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I'm getting an error trying to add Active Directory Domain Service role to Windows Server 2008 R2

I got a clean installation of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 from my hosting provider. When I try to add a Actice Directory Domain Services role to the server I get a message that the installation ...
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monitor and log speed of a program working with network files

We are using a CAD program on multiple computers in a network. All files and projects are stored on a network storage. The users moan about long waiting times while opening from and saving to the ...
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How to Shrink large Hyper-V VM

Using Disk2VHD utility I converted my bare-metal OS into Hyper-V VHD - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415.aspx And I could obtain a huge 190GB VHD file. Apart from performance ...
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Restrict FTP folder access by IP

Is there a method of restricting a select folder or folders by IP address? I.E. Have a general set of folders that can be accessed remotely without restrictions (bar the usual login details), but ...
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IIS Still go to idle mod even when I set the Idle time out to 0 (zero)

I have an application that always needs to be up (no matter why right now). I set the Idle time out to 0 (zero) but still it get sleep after few hours. its a windows server 2008 R2 standard IIS 7.5 ...
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How to migrate everything (eg. certificates, configuration) from IIS 7.5 to IIS 8.5?

How to migrate ssl certs and all iis config (custom mime mappings, custom dynamic compression settings, etc etc) for asp.net applications. From win2008 R2 to win2012 R2 (In this situation, it is ...
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Apply Windows Firewall Rule GPO to Computer Group

One of our vendors is requesting that we provide Skype access, which uses specific ports and IPs. In order to facilitate the access, we need to deploy a set of Windows firewall rules. The target ...
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Server in a unstable state after patching?

I'm about to patch some production server and i was wondering if they will be in a unstable state until de reboot (at night). I know there's 2 kind of patch, the ones who need a reboot and the ...
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Windows 2008R2 server W7 client slow share access

we run homogenous network based on Windows SBS (2008R2) server and W7 as clients. Today, the network start to act weird. From some of the computers (it seems that only from those who have been turned ...
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HP server converted from physical to virtual has no network devices and mouse won't captured after every reboot

I just converted HP Proliant DL380 G7 Windows Server R2 Standard using Disk2Vhd utility. Removed a few HP based things, assigned static IP addresses and then rebooted. When rebooted, there were no ...
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Looking for Decent reports about current Patch level of server

We are currently using WSUS on a mix of 2008 and 2008R2 servers. What I am looking for is a good way to report back to myself and Management the current state of patching on servers across several ...
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Create service with encrypted password

I am creating an automated deployment script (as a bat file). Our applications are mostly windows services. I plan to use SC CREATE to create the service. The problem is with storing password as ...
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How to save event logs “Network Policy and Access Services” on NPS server

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise server with NPS role installed in it. (We dont use NAP). Is there any way, we can save all the event logs in------ Event Viewer -> Custom Views -> ...
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GPO Run these programs at user logon not taking effect

When on our W2k8-R2 DC I create a new GPO and configure "Computer Configuration/Policies/Windows Settings/Administrative Templates/System/Logon/run these programs at user logon" to ...