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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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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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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Some DHCP clients end up with wrong DNS server

The scenario: DC running Windows Server 2008 R2 providing DNS + DHCP Cisco 1811 Router as the gateway 30 Windows XP DHCP clients on the LAN The problem: Some workstations are spontaneously ...
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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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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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Determine the date time a feature was installed on Windows 2008 R2

I have another department logging onto a server without authorization. I want to determine if they added a feature without following the proper procedure.
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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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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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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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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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VBScript wont run for domain user on Windows Server 2008 R2

I've got a script that runs just fine under the administrator user. But when a domain user executes the script, we get this error message. CScript Error: Loading your settings failed. (Access is ...
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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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Domain Controller thinks its on a Public Network

We have a Server 2008 R2 Primary Domain Controller that seems to have amnesia when it comes to working out what kind of network it is on. The (only) network connection is identified at startup as a ...
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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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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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Wireshark filter to only capture Incoming Packets?

I am trying to setup a Filter (so my log files aren't massive) that will capture only incoming traffic. I have looked on http://wiki.wireshark.org/CaptureFilters but so far have been unable to find a ...
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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 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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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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wbadmin incremental system state backup

I am doing system state backups on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Service Pack 1) machine and expected the backups after the first one to be incremental. However with each backup a new directory ...
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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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Roaming Profile Permissions and Migration

Currently a client as 2003 DC and we are migrating them to a 2008R2 on a 2012 Hyper-V Host. They have a handful of roaming profiles - but with the usual setup - i.e. the only permissions on the actual ...
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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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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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svchost.exe -k netsvcs occupying >1GB memory

I have noticed my production server "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" is occupying >1GB ram memory, steadily, which I think is a bit excessive. This is what tasklist /svc will give me for this process: ...
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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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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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Search the registry to check programs installed, non-whitelisted programs to be uninstalled

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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How to find parent process for child process if parent process is terminated

Is there a way to find out which process started a other process even after the parent process is terminated? I tried to find something in the Win32_Process class via PowerShell but I did not find ...
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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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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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IIS 7 AppPool logs an error after recycle due to inactivity

We have Windows 2008 RS Server running IIS hosting an ASP.NET site. This morning there was a weird sequence. First a notice that the AppPool was being recycled due to inactivity: "A worker process ...
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Can ping and browse IP, FQDN, and hostname but can't browse via SMB to hostname of server

Got a strange problem where on a server 2008 machine I am trying to browse to another server 2008's shares on a different site. I can ping the server's ip address fine, I can ping the servername ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 hangs when Editing folder permissions

Background: The server in question is a member of a domain. This is a brand new server, freshly installed. I can log into this server using any domain user (which tells me that on some level it is ...
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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 Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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PPTP connection fails with errors 800/806

I've got a client (Server 2008 R2) that won't connect to our production environment PPTP VPN server (Server 2003, running RRAS). The server is behind a firewall that has TCP1723 open as well as GRE. ...
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Getting Error ID 4625 when one service tries to access a shared path on another machine

I'm kind of a n00b when it comes to dealing with Server issues, so I need some help. Setup: I have a scenario where there are two machines involved, both of which are using Windows Server 2008 ...
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Why are my perf counter logs disappearing after the scheduled run time?

I've setup a user defined data collector set in perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. I have it set to run for 24hrs. When it is running, I can see the files it is creating in the output path. ...