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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Low TCP down speed on network interface

We have HP Proliant ML370 G6 server with 4 gigabit ports on it. 3 ports work well, but 1 (LAN1) cuts TCP Down traffic. TCP Up and UDP is ok. Here is the speed test result. Here is the windows monitor ...
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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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DFS Using Domain Alias

Client has SuperVeryExtraLong.com AD domain so a DFS namespace becomes \\SuperVeryExtraLong.com\foo with a minimum of 29 characters. This is a problem with the 255 character path limit. Is there a ...
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environment variable clientname scope on terminal server

I have a script that needs the CLIENTNAME environment variable, it runs on a terminal server. I have a batch file for testing that contains: set CLIENTNAME; pause If I RDP as an admin: If I open a ...
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Windows server losing connectivity

A Windows Server 2008 R2 (SBS 2011 really) with Service Pack 1 started to expose a network connectivity problem all of a sudden which seems rather hard to debug: Occasionally (always during business ...
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Win 2008_R2 print spooler issues and Client freezes

Environment: Windows 2008 R2 Print Server (Virtual) 178 Printers installed. All using TCP/IP Many different printer brands Most all employees print through this print server Problems: The spooler ...
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Deleted _msdcs by accident [on hold]

I have made the biggest mistake known to man it seems as I have royally screwed up my Server 2008 r2. I have accidentally deleted my _msdcs in DNS and have trawled the internet looking for solutions ...
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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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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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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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Citrix users cannot add locations to favorites in Explorer

Citrix users (Windows Server 2008R2/XenDesktop 7 Published Desktops) are unable to drag locations to "Favorites" in Explorer. Icon changes to a red "no" symbol. Users have roaming profiles.
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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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SQL Server 2008 Agent service wont start

We previously had SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to try some things out (I know it is by design that the agent service is disabled in this version) After proving the concept, we upgraded to the standard ...
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Removing sites from IIS wildcard certificate error

When trying to remove a site from IIS this message comes up. “The certificate associated with the HTTPS binding of this site is also assigned to another site’s binding. Deleting this site will cause ...
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The sysvol permissions for one or more GPOs on this domain controller are not in sync with the permissions for the GPOs on the baseline domain

I have recently installed a second domain controller and all replication seems to be working fine except for group policy - In windows 2012r2, through the new Group Policy Management, when I click on ...
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Boot mode issue in Windows

Ive a little problem with Server 2008 R2. Recently I've stuck in safe boot loop. After few tricks I was able to login to server, but right now I can't select Normal Boot mode. When I'm selecting this ...
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Is there a cost effective way to break 32GB limit of Windows Server 2008 R2? [duplicate]

How to break a 32GB limit of Windows Server 2008 R2? I've got 4-years old SQL server. I would like to add RAM over 32GB without having to reinstall whole OS (this is bare metal installation). Can I ...
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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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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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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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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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Can my Active Directory domain name prevent a forest functional level from being upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have inherited an Active Directory environment that is at the Windows Server 2003 forest and domain functional level. The DNS domain name has no special characters--it looks like sampledomain.org. ...
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How to set cups quotas per users on centos from active directory domain?

How can I import cups users from active directory domain which is installed on windows server 2008 R2 and set quotas per users on cups printing server which is installed on centos 6.6 ?
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Contents of network share is not up to date or current on Windows 2008R2 terminal server

I have a 2008R2 sp1 server, fully patched, that hosts some shares under the directory e:\shares Under that directory I have other shares, such as "Andy" that is shared out for everyone full control, ...
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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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Unable to write to output file error on windows server

I installed a windows server 2008 R2 and visual studio ultimate 2012 on a virtual server . I have a web application that used on an old server with .Net framework 3.5 and now I’m using the application ...
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Updating Win2008R2 SP1 with Windows Updates often fails when installing multiple updates but same failed update work when installed one a time

I am updating a whole bunch of server which are running Windows 2008R2 SP1. There are about 120 updates to install. I found that if I run all of the updates, it takes hours and hours, then fails and ...
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How do I rename a task in Task Scheduled on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have some tasks in the Task Scheduler on Windows 2008 R2. I created them as the admin and I'm logged in as the admin. I have no easy way to rename the tasks. The only way I can is to export the task ...
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how to block all requests from URLs with MSDOS device name using isapi filter cve 2007-2897

I recently had an audit report on my windows server 2008 R2 and it failed with the error/vulnerability: Microsoft asp.net ms-dos device name DoS www (443/tcp). I have not been able to find any ...
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Mistakenly configured advanced audit policies; return to basic?

I can't believe I did this... I set an advanced auditing policy in our GPO and it shut down all of our basic policies. From Technet: After you apply advanced audit policy settings by using Group ...
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Replace DC/DNS in Active Directory

I have just tried to replace one of my domain controllers in a single domain forest keeping the old IP (But a new computername). As this is an environment I have "inherited" from a previous sysadmin I ...
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Permanently mount network share without the need for log on? (Windows)

On a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Standard) I need to have a network drive mounted without having a specific user to log on to the machine first. Sort of like an NFS mount via fstab on Unix machines. The ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 connection sometimes fails with 'incorrect login'

As part of our testing suite, next to the Unit Tests which mock everything and don't require a database connection, we also have Integration Tests which do require a database. The Integration Tests ...
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MailEnable error on windows server 2008 r2 : Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@example.com

I am going crazy about this error message. for some of the domains, I am receiving this error message; Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@example.com I am ...
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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 to require password confirmation on file-delete?

Is there some way to require a group of users to confirm their password (or prompt them for an elevated password) when deleting files off some directories on the file server? We're having an issue ...
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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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Is it possible for an AD domain's DNS name to point to a web server instead of the DCs?

My active directory domain's name is "mywebsite.com" instead of "mywebsite.local". I had to do this as a workaround to other issues, and to change it will be a pain. When people inside of my company ...
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Moving one website from one server to another using powershell

I've been reading about MS Deploy and writing a small script to export/import one website from one server to another server(IIS8 to IIS8). But I ran into sizing problems and some other errors and the ...
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Perfmon not working on remote MSMQ Queue

I am not sure if this has been asked before, but I have done a lot of searching and come up empty. Perhaps I'm asking the wrong questions or missing something quite basic here. I have 7 Public MSMQ ...
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Security Audit Failures in Event Viewer Windows Server 2008R2

When I am looking at the security tab of my event viewer on a Windows Server 2008 R2, I am showing a ton of Audit Failures with Event ID 4776. The computer attempted to validate the credentials for ...
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DCOM Error 10010 The server {7D1933CB-86F6-4A98-8628-01BE94C9A575} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout

We've been experiencing this DCOM error message for the last month or two. It doesn't appear to be doing any harm, but it's worrying that it's happening so frequently. What steps do I need to take ...
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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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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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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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Event Log Service Failed to start - Error 2

Hi Yesterday I rebooted my VMWare Virtual Machine Wndows Server 2008 unfortunately with the power off button... This morning the Windows Event Log service doesn't start with the message: "Windows ...
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Windows Forwarded Events date filter not working

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 configured to receive forwarded events from a large amount of clients (Windows 7\8.1). It receives events in the event ID range of 8000-8006 from the WLAN-Autoconfig ...
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How do I change the journal path for MSMQ on Windows Server 2008?

I'm running a MSMQ 5.0 instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that uses positive source journaling. My goal is to set the MSMQ journal path to its own dedicated folder on a new partition. So far I ...
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File auditing for shared network drives

We got hit by Cryptolocker a month back or so, and never had file auditing set up, so there was no way to identify what user it originated from. I've gone into Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > ...
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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. ...