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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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 ...
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Windows Server DFSR Log Repeating Error

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on both sides of the DFS replication. Both servers are on the same LAN. Server1 is my source and I'm pushing to Server2. I preseeded following Microsoft's ...
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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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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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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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LDAP & RPC Causing A/D Issues

Having an issue with authentication on my network. Running Windows Server 2008 R2 Layout: Network is a non internet connected network using DCs running DNS/AD/File Sharing. NO DHCP all addresses are ...
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vulnerability issue in ASP.NET

In our vulnerability report there is one vulnerability which I have mentioned below. "it was found that the Microsoft ASP.NET validate Request filters could allow a remote attacker to bypass it's ...
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iis 7.5 - convert rewrite rules to rewritemaps

I am using IIS7.5 and url_rewrite and I need to rewrite some urls with the following pattern: /departments/oldname1 --> /departments/newname1 /departments/oldname2/oldname3 --> ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Firewall & DNS issue

Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 When firewall is running on the DC no machines can resolve DNS which is running on the DC. It also prevents AD user logins. It also prevents Group Policy update. ...
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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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MIME/Content type changed after change in server

This is my first question so I apologize if I my post has any mistakes. I've searched about this issue for close to two days now and I still only am a bit closer than I was before.Here is my problem. ...
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NFS datastore on ESXi 4.1 breaks win2k8r2 host

I have an NFS server running on Win2k8R2 and an ESXi 4.1 host that uses NFS as a datastore for ghettoVCB backups. No server authentication; unmapped user access by uid/gid; vmkernel port with it's ...
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Group Policy Map Drive to Display Name

I'm trying to create a Group Policy to map users Home Drives among others when they login. All the other drives are mapping fine, however because of the way in which the usernames are formatted, I've ...
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Network files automagically adding themselves to offline files cache

The setup: A Microsoft Active Directory network Network clients are a mix of Windows 7 and 8.1 Offline files enabled and configured via group policy Background sync configured No administratively ...
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Keep printed documents on Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server

I've setup Windows 2008 R2 as print server. I have checked option Keep printed document option for all printers and it works fine. Users print their stuff and i can see what they are doing. Problem ...
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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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Safari SSL certificate 403 forbidden

I have a web application deployed onto IIS 7 (Version 7.0.6000) on a Window 2008 Server using an SSL certificate (issued by Equifax). The web application is accessible over https using IE, Firefox and ...
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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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RSOP does not show Local Security Policy

I just recently removed a 2008 R2 Server from a domain and it will be running as a non-domain member. I am making changes to the Local Security policy and I noticed that when I run my gpresult and ...
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Tls1.0 between client and server Windows not working

I am trouble getting TLS 1.0 working between a client, which is a Windows Xp machine and a server, which is a Server 2008 R2. On the server the event log shows the message saying that TLS 1.0 ...
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Updating Exchange 2010 from SP1 to SP3

I've been tasked with updating our standalone Exchange 2010 SP1 server to SP3. I'm looking for any gotcha's, etc on this. ;) It is a virtual machine so I'm able to make a backup before I begin. ...
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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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Windows Process Activation service fails to start with error code 50

After a series of brown outs, our battery backup gave up and our server was powered off unexpectedly. Among other problems, this caused our WAS service to fail to start with error code 50. A lot of ...
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Get-ADGroupMember returns nothing while being completed successfully

I've tried to list all of the members of one of the groups in AD, but nothing is returned, although the command is completed successfully. It neither works with group DN specified, instead of ...
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Dell Open Manage physical disk failure predicted

I've installed the Open Manage Server Administrator on my Dell T100 to monitor RAID Controller and disks. From the Physical Controller report web page I see a table listing the two disks I have but ...
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Windows 2008 Unable to expend the disk to single drive

I'm try to expend two disk D and E but every time I do it convert the disk into spinner array disk. How do I allocated the unallocated space? Why do I have two partition with same size on Disk 1 and ...
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IIS 7.5 FTP Service crashes after installation of Advanced Logging 1.0 Module

I've recently been tasked with setting up two new productions servers for an ASP.Net application. The servers sit behind a F5 Load Balancer, which in turn forwards the end users IP address forward via ...
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Cannot register RADIUS server in Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 r2

I'm trying to set up a RADIUS server in Windows 2008 R2 following the guide Install Windows 2008 R2 NPS for RADIUS Authentication for Cisco Router Logins. What I can't do is to register the RADIUS ...
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Prevent local admins from shutting down RDS server

One of the clients I manage runs an RDS environment on Windows Server 2008 R2 servers which users log onto to work. I need to prevent users allowing applications to restart these servers, the kicker ...
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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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Internet Explorer 9 & 10 Group Policy Preferences missing

I have a single Domain Controller network (Windows Server 2008 R2, running on the 2003 Forest/domain level), with the clients currently migrating from WinXP Pro to Win7 Pro. I Need to control the ...
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Error 0x8007003B copying large files to DFS share

Here is the configuration. Private network and domain (foo.bar). 2 file servers running 2K8R2 (file1.foo.bar and file2.foo.bar). Created a share on each server (\\file1\share and \\file2\share). ...
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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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Why would the servers network type change from Private to Public?

Just found a fault with a server, other users have had problems connecting to it. The setting on the network card had changed from Private (domain) network to Public (the other option being Home). ...
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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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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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Can a DHCP reservation use an IP address in the exclusion range?

Windows Server 2008 R2, running the DHCP service. DHCP Scope: 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.254 Exclusions: 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.99 If a reservation uses an IP address in the exclusion range (like ...
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DFS storage optimization

We have a DFS set up between two sites, each side having a server VM dedicated for DFS front-end with a LUN attached for DFS data. We have set up the DFS replication between sites, so that each site ...
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How do I prepare local domain controller for uplink outage

My site will be losing connectivity to the rest of the network for a few days up to a week. When we've had outages before I find we get delays browsing local shares and very long delays logging in. ...
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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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Bad WAN Transfer Speed (Windows Server 2008 R2)

We have two servers in different data centers which are geographically separated by several hundred miles. The RTT (round trip time) for a ping between them is 61ms over our VPN. Both servers are on a ...
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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: ...
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Windows 7 Client gets incorrect IPv6 Prefix Length

I am currently setting up IPv6 and DHCPv6 for Server 2008 R2 on my private network for testing. I was able to get DHCPv6 to work by configuring a static, then setting up the scope. I was also able to ...