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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“Delete Files Older Than” Batch Script

So in the work of doing backups, I need a batch script that would allow me to delete files in a specified directory, that are older than lets say, 3 days. This script will be set as a scheduled task ...
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Is 'offline files' the cause of my network problems?

I have inherited the responsibility of a network with 4 virtual Windows 2008 R2 servers and 25 clients. Users work a great deal with files on a share on one of the servers. They often make one or more ...
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How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?

I set up a VPN tunnel to my web server targetting its FQDN: (e.g. my.server.com) using the built-in Windows 7 VPN feature and the built-in Windows 8 Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) VPN feature. How ...
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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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Unable to print directly from Server 2008 R2

I have searched to see if this has been asked before but it doesn't look as though it has. I have been asked to take a look at a server printing issue which to be honest is a little beyond me at the ...
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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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iSCSI NAS replication for Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise [closed]

I have been setting up a lab for a client that suffered a data loss, i am looking to find a solution for the last leg of the setup which is the storage (it is now the single point of failure of the ...
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MDT 2012 and PXE BOOT

A couple of years ago I configured my primary domain controller with WDS (not MDT) and would capture and push images from and to clients. Well now I have to do it again (less than 20 workstations) ...
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How to measure UDP socket buffer loss on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Is there a way to view/measure UDP socket buffer loss on Windows Server 2008 R2? I've tried 'netstat -s' and looking at available perfmon counters, but nothing jumps out to me as a measure of socket ...
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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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windows server 2008 R2 Standard - Stop Anonymous Logon

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard ED. We have tons of ANONYMOUS LOGON logged under Event Viewer How to stop this ? How to disable ANONYMOUS LOGON ? Copy of messagge: An account was successfully ...
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Data Protection Manager System Protection Backups Failing

I'm just starting to setup DPM 2010 in a test environment with a Domain Controller and a File Server. Everything seem to be working fairly well and I can get all of my backup jobs to succeed except ...
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Fine tuning iSCSI Initiator configuration in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've set up a 3 node cluster with Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to connect to these nodes a lot of lun (18 LUN on each node; not my decision... :( ). After digging a while with iSCSI Initiator ...
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Force Windows DHCP to Update DNS for All Current Leases

Is there are way to force Windows 2008R2 DHCP Server to update all DNS entries for all current leases? (Guess the server-side equivalent of ipconfig /registerdns) We had a configuration issue with ...
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Why do files end up being filled entirely with null bytes after replication using DFSR?

We're using Microsoft's Distributed File System for replication. In our scenario we have a single writer that creates/overwrites/deletes files and several distributed readers. The writer is running ...
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What happens to non-domain controller workstations/servers when user rights assignment policies are removed/no longer apply?

I'm trying to do a good ol' fashioned Group Policy Object clean-up job on our domain controller that was upgraded from Windows 2000 (Small Business I think) to Windows Server 2008R2. In my company's ...
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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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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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Uninstall Remote Desktop Session Host

I want to remove the Remote Desktop Session Host on a new VM that was installed as part of a test script to take a vanilla VM to a Terminal Server. However, upon uninstalling the above I wasn't unable ...
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What should happen when I browse to my Windows domain name via UNC?

A while back I setup a DFS namespace \\my.dom.com\somecrap. Its working great, but I've always notice something that confused me and I never asked about it. When I just browse to \\my.dom.com it ...
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forward lookup zone not affecting domain network computers

ok so on the internet we have companyname.com which is our website and DNS for it hosted elsewhere. here at office our windows domain is companyname.office. On the internet I have a A record for a ...
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windows 2008 R2 TS printer security - can't take owership

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Terminal server role installed. I'm seeing a problem with an ordinary user who is member of local printer operators group on the server. If the user opens a cmd ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G7 HPTEAM Error

I have team up the network ports but after rebooting to server one of the team get red cross. The Teamed Status: Not Joined (See in image) it works fine if I unteam it and then team again but after ...
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Managing Hyper-V in a domain with RPC errors

I've got an awkward setup here. I've got a domain controller (2008 R2 STD) in the United States, and a Hyper-V 2008 R2 server (Raw Hyper-V server) and a Windows 7 workstation, all connected to a ...
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Remote Desktop to Server 2008R2 fails from one particular Win7 client

I have a VPS running Windows Web Server 2008 R2. I'm able to connect using Remote Desktop from my home PC (Windows 7), personal laptop (Windows 7), and work laptop (Windows XP). However, I cannot ...
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Remote desktop fails with user denied until client reboot

Sometimes (but often enough to annoy) Remote Desktop Connection cannot connect to a server (2008 R2 but maybe also 2003) and claims that "The connection was denied because the user account is not ...
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Are temporary profiles copied from the “Default” profile?

I am in a situation where I know users will be logging in with temporary profiles while we decommission a server. I would like to make a small change that gets applied to newly created temporary ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Remove Product Key to Force Reactivation after Deployment

I have a VM configured with internal software that needs to be sent to an outside party for evaluation. As it stands, the user who configured it also activated the software with a company issued MSDN ...
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Boot from software RAID 1 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 system with a single hard drive, and I have a spare hard drive of same size/model that's not being used. I was thinking about dropping in the new drive and setting ...
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Why is Windows Update suddenly failing with error 0x80244019?

Since installing updates yesterday, one of our 2008 R2 servers refuses to connect to our WSUS again and, instead, reports the unknown error 0x80244019. Connecting to the official Windows Update ...
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Can I configure IIS 7.5 Forward Secrecy to redirect for unsupported browsers (I.E.)?

I have successfully configured Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5 serving my Asp.Net 4 application for forward secrecy utilizing the information from here I still have visitors/user with downlevel ...
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Upgrading from 2008 to R2 didn't update Group Policy Management

I recently updated our domain controllers from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2. The main reason for this was group policy. We had machines in our domain that were 2008 R2 and the ...
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Cloning IIS requests

I would like to achieve the following: Request arrives to production machine, it is being processed and asynchronously the request is cloned and redirected to another machine (for test purposes). The ...
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Changing the path that the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit uses with WDS

I'm a system administrator for a hosting company, and we're looking to integrate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit into our existing WDS setup for automating our client VM setups. I've already ...
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GPO Policy 'Applied' but not taking effect unless gpupdate /force is run

I do not yet have a 2012 DC or a Win 8 machine to manage IE 10 / 11 settings via GPMC. So I have created a policy with a registry setting so that users in a specific OU get specific .PAC settings in ...
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Why does localhost not work on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Why does navigation to localhost not work on Windows Server 2008 R2? The expected result is the IIS application hosted on the machine in question to be returned. Navigation to localhost/mySite returns ...
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Windows Active Directory follow linux NTP server for Time sync [duplicate]

I have a Windows infrastructure hosted in a restricted environment. We have apps that need to be with exact time sync with the external time source. To sync the Windows AD with external time source, I ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 PowerShell script runs manually, but not as a scheduled task

I have a PowerShell script that runs manually using the PowerShell ISE. However, when run as a scheduled task using an administrator's credentials the task does not run with the expected results. The ...
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How can I disable a scheduled task using Powershell?

I have a web application that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, which has a large number of scheduled tasks which take care of all the backend stuff. When I do a software deployment which touches the ...
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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 ...
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w2008R2 DHCP serving leases, but not showing in DHCP console

We upgraded our AD and DHCP to 2008 R2. I used netsh to dump the dhcp database from the old Windows 2003 R2 server and then imported in the new server. What I am finding is that not all of the ...
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Port was prevented from using MAC address because it is pinned to port

I am getting the error "Port {GUID} was prevented from using MAC address xxx because it is pinned to port {GUID}" Source VMSMP, event ID 28 in the event log. And frequent network slowdowns. This is ...
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Alternative to DFS-R on Amazon EC2 Windows Servers

For hosting our web sites in a Windows load-balanced environment we've traditionally used DFSR to sync folders between servers with our hosting company. We're looking to migrate a lot of our sites to ...
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cant upload large files after Upgrading apache 2.4

I am running Tomcat 7 on top of the Apache and am using Openssl for secure http. My root directory is docs: DocumentRoot "D:/Apache Group/Apache2/docs" Inside docs I have folder upload where I ...
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Desktop Wallpaper through group policy for Windows 8 client

I Have Windows 2008R2 server with active directory. All client systems are Windows 8/8.1 Pro. I need to push corporate wallpaper through AD GPO on client system, I have created a shared folder on ...
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How can I make Windows DNS Scavenging to begin immediately?

I turned on scavenging for a single reverse zone, defaults 7 days for both. I then right clicked on the server and selected Scavenge stale resource records. I looked a the reverse zone, clicked ...
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NSClient++ FAIL on Windows 2008 R2 — PDHCollector.cpp(215) Failed to query performance counters

I am attempting to monitor windows server 2008 r2 x64 Enterprise with Nagios. When I test/install the nsclientI get the following error: PDHCollector.cpp(215) Failed to query performance counters: ...
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Do GPOs apply to interactive logon only?

I am trying to enable certificate autoenrollment and credential roaming through a GPO in an ADS domain (DCs are Windows Server 2008 R2). I can interactively log on as a newly created user (on a member ...
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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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Permissions for Scheduled Tasks on a Domain Controller

I'm trying to run a Scheduled Task on a 2008 R2 Domain Controller and all was well until I set it into the production environment. I'm running the task as a Domain User that's defined in the "Log on ...