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 DNS won't start on reboot

Last night a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine I maintain automatically rebooted after installing updates, without starting the DNS service. Since the machine is the network's DNS server, I got a call in ...
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Terminal Server 2008 Closing All Applications Immediately Upon Opening

I've got a terminal server that one user is having problems with. Everyone else seems to work just fine. When this user tries to open any application, it closes immediately. This is ALL applications. ...
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How long does it take to expand a Server 2008 R2 HyperV vhd?

I added an used drive to a RAID array over the weekend, and now I need to schedule a time to expand a .vhd used by a file server VM hosted on a 2008 R2 HyperV box. I'm going to be adding about 500 GB'...
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Windows Task Scheduler - result code 0xC000005

I created Task in Windows Task Scheduler which runs every day at 9:00 AM. I configured it to run using SYSTEM account and run whether user is logged or not. I'm 100% sure, that action is pointing to ...
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Cannot access server shares via VPN

I have set up a my server to accept VPN connections. My users primarily use VPN to access the server shares files. Everything was working fine until one day I was doing some work on the file system ...
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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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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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How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?

How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office? [Edit 2014-11-26] I already understand how sites are defined by subnets, etc. But what I want to know is what happens to users ...
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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. ...
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How To Configure OpenSSH on a Windows Server 2008 to authenticate against Active Directory

I have installed OpenSSH 7.1 on a Windows server 2008R2 which also is an Active Directory Domain Controller. I need to login with SSH on this machine using credentials from Active Directory e.g., ...
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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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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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Citrix Xen VM's lose networking

My client has a XenServer 6.0.2 installation with 2 Window Server 2008 R2 virtual machines. Whenever the virtual machines are rebooted they lose their IP settings (IP address, subnet, gateway). Each ...
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How can I Promote a Logical Drive (D:) to become a new System Drive (C:) in Windows 2008 R2?

Due to Server 2008 OS Updates, the Exchange Server 2010 SP1 crashed! I have done a lot to recover it without success! I was able to restore a Backup to Drive D of the same Server. Now, I'm having ...
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File Sharing Methods

So, I've been looking around, and haven't found any information that lays out the differences between the two file sharing areas in the Folder Properties Sharing tab, as in the image below. There seem ...
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How to set if a computer in AD is assigned to a particular user?

We have computers that are renamed every time a new employee shows up. This causes a lot of work unnecessary work for the IT department. Now while it isn't always true 100% of the time that each ...
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Get-ADUser over multiple OUs and filter results

This script is supposed to grab users from several OUs and assign the users to one variable, then it takes the users from that variable and filters through each one based on last logon dates over 30 ...
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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 "c:\windows\...
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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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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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Microsoft Exchange 2013 is not receiving internet email

We are having issues with our exchange 2013 server. The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. The issue we're having is that our Exchange server isn't receiving internet emails. It can ...
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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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.NET app requires app pool restart to reflect changes?

I'm wondering about how to best handle application deployments and application pool recycling. I'm running a Windows 2008 Server R2 with IIS 7.5 and my developer insists the application pool must be ...
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T110 Perc S100 raid disk is not visible for OS setup, drivers are not found

Ok, so after a lot of research I have reached a dead-end. I'm having problems installing Win 2008 R2 64x OS on a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server with PERC S100 controller. I've created a RAID1 ...
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how did ransomware delete shadowcopies on file server

We had a PC infected with a Ransomware Trojan RANSOM_CRYPTESLA.AC that encrypted a bunch of files on a network drive. We isolated the PC and just restored from backup. One of the things that happened ...
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Process runs slower as a scheduled task than it does interactively

I have a scheduled task which is very CPU- and IO-intensive, and takes about four hours to run (building source code, if you're curious). The task is a Powershell script which spawns various sub-...
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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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Windows 10 slow restart shutdown in 2008 R2 domain

After I joined few windows 10 and/or 8.1 to our Windows 2008R2 domain and log in as a domain user I have very slow restarts and shutdowns. Approximately 10 minutes. When I log in as a local user in ...
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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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Why is SSIS reading so much data from my hard drive?

We're running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for a our CRM and ERP services. Unfortunately, the majority of the setup was outsourced to an "expert" company who neglected to provide any ...
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Why does RDP freeze on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtual machine during high load?

We have noticed a problem where remote desktop sessions to a server will freeze when the server has high CPU load. Environment: VMWare ESX 4.0u1. Guest OS is Windows Server 2008 R2 (this is the ...
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Schannel Event ID 36888 and 36884 Certificate Error

I'm receiving the two following errors every ~60 seconds on a Windows 2008R2 SP1 Server running SQL Server 2008R2: First: Log Name: System Source: Schannel Date: 5/25/2016 9:23:...
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error on \Device\Harddisk11\DR26 but Disk 11 doesn't exist

On a Windows 2008R2 server, I am getting this message in Event Viewer: Log Name: System Source: Disk Date: 7/3/2013 4:25:54 AM Event ID: 51 Task Category: None Level: ...
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Task Scheduler Crashing MMC

I've been getting errors whenever I try to run the task scheduler for Windows 2008 R2. Each time that I've tried running it, the task scheduler will crash and report the following: Problem signature: ...
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Active Directory - map drive to all computers in specific OU

Having some problem in basic looking thing. Computers are above 150 PCs with differnt OS's (production area). Connected to one domain. I want to map drive (with domain credentials) to all computers in ...
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Extremelly slow SMB download, normal SMB upload over LAN

I've been having an issue with a Windows 10 client experiencing very slow download speeds over SMB, but normal upload speeds. I'm able to demonstrate this using LAN Speed Test with the following ...
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How to monitor Windows Server events with Centreon Nagios

I want to monitor events on a Windows Exchange Server (Windows 2008 R2) and have installed NSclient ++ so I can use Centreon Nagios to monitor it. I did a bit of research and came across this question ...
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Mixed sessions with Classic ASP on IIS 7.5 and Windows 2008 R2 64 bit

Recently had an issues with a server upgrade from IIS 6 on Windows 2003 to IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 64 bit. We have a number of websites running on Classic ASP. All the sites sit under a particular ...
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Why is my PolicyDefintions folder being renamed?

I was trying to update our Central Store with new policies for Windows 10. Originally I made a copy of the store in the same location and named it .bak just in case. I copied the local definitions ...
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Check out how many users or computers are authenticated in a given Domain Controller

I found a script to check out how many users or computers are authenticated in a given Domain Controller. The Script can be found here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Check-out-...
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Users unable to search redirected profile folders

All of our clients are using Windows 7. Our file server is Server 2008 R2. We have redirected users' profile folders (My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, My Videos) to a share on the file server (\...
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Cannot connect to a port from outside even if Windows Firewall is OFF

I'm getting a strange problem in my Windows 2008 R2 server running on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine. My application is listening to port 8002, which is well listed in command: netstat -na Now I'm able to ...
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IIS 7.5 not logging

I have a strange issue with a Windows Server 2008 R2 running IIS: HTTP logging stopped a few months ago (I just found out), and I cannot seem to get it to start logging again. I have both HTTP ...
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Using Dcgpofix for Error 1058 with bad backup

I am somewhat a novice on Server 2008 R2 and bungled my Group Policy. I get error 1058 every 5 minutes and have an empty GUID folder with no valid backup. ( My backup is also bungled.) I inherited a ...
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Dfs one namespace or two server

My question is similar to "Move DFS Namespace" asked Mar 7 2014 by Alex Mckenzie. I want a fault tolerant server so that users can access folders when one DFS server is not available. So far I have ...
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Server was unable to process request.

I have a vb.net web application that talks to a web service. I get the following error if I try to connect to the web service. System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: System.Web.Services....
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Terminal Server 2008 (32 bit) fails to load profile (sometimes)

I'm having an issue with a virtualized Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008 (32-bit). It doesn't seem to be affecting any users connecting with HP Thin-Clients, only with my test accounts which ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Make owner of created files BUILTIN\Administrators

I am encountering some difficulty with makeing the owner of files created in a particular directory to be the Built In Administrators group, rather than the actual user that created it. This seems to ...
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After renaming the machine name still able to ping the old machine name?

We have renamed our machine [Windows 2008 R2] name and it asked for restart. we did it. But still we are able to ping the old machine name and it responds. Strange thing is even we are able to ping ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network speed to computer is limited to ~30mbps

We have recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in our school. I noticed, that bandwidth to one client is somehow limited to around 30mbps. This server is gateway to internet. When we had UNIX ...