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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How to get eventlog information in a scheduled task email?

I have a scheduled task that sends a email when something happens on a application. Now I want to send the message details of the event also in the email. How to do that? In Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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wbadmin backup all local drives

I'm trying to find a one-size fits all wbadmin script that I can deploy to a variety of Server 2008 R2 servers. The catch I'm having is that whilst all of the servers have a C:, some have an E:, some ...
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Should I install Windows Management Framework 3.0?

I'm posting this as a BIG CAVEAT to everyone. I know it's not a standard Q&A, but I think this is something every Windows admin should know. There is a very real risk of falling into Big ...
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Windows 2008 R2 CA and auto-enrollment: how to get rid of >100,000 issued certificates?

The basic problem I'm having is that I have >100,000 useless machine certificates cluttering up my CA, and I'd like to delete them, without deleting all certs, or time jumping the server ahead, and ...
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Anonymous access to SMB share hosted on Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

First off, I have read through this post and a whole slew of non-SF posts which seem to address the same or a similar problem, however I was still unable to fix my problem. I've got three machines in ...
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RemoteApp .rdp embed creds?

Windows 2008 R2 server running Remote Desktop Services (what we used to call Terminal Services back in the olden days). This server is the entry point into a hosted application -- you could call it ...
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Printer Recommendation for Three Stooges Environment

I administer a 3 stooges environment. Linux server hardware, Windows Server VMs, Mac clients. My Mac clients RDC to a Windows 2008R2, each client has their own USB printer. The USB printer is ...
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Installing MSI via Group Policy in a Fully Unattended Way

I have some MSI files I would like to install via Group Policy. Does anyone know how to do this or know a document that explains how to do this that meets the following criteria: When installed by ...
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How to know which disk has failed on a Mirrored Raid? marked as DR0

Our 2ndry DC, which is on a W2K8R2 Mirrored software raid has lost it's sync, and disk management displays the failed redundancy error How do I know which of the disks has failed? (beside to try ...
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IPX/SPX on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a Windows XP 32 bit system, which I used to connect to my Novell Netware 3.1x server, which is a database server. Now I am planning to migrate from Windows XP to Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 ...
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KVM virtual machines cannot reach IPv6 web sites

I have a freshly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 virtual machine which is completely unable to reach any IPv6 web pages, despite apparently having proper IPv6 connectivity. In addition, other ...
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High Instances of Zero Window Messages

On my web servers I am seeing a high rate (106 over ~13 seconds or 300,000 packets) of zero window update messages sent form my web servers to my database servers during peak traffic. Firmware is ...
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Why does Window's SSL Cipher-Suite get restricted under certain SSL certificates?

Problem: Windows Server 2008 R2 will only support the following ssl cipher suites when using certain certificates on the server: TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA ...
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Weird “missing” CD/DVD driver during Windows Server 2008 installation

We have an old PowerEdge 860 that we're trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto. At present the machine doesn't have any OS installed, so we're doing a clean install from a DVD. Pretty simple ...
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WMI object to get current sessions with client name?

I want to be able to create a powershell script that will tell me, for all RDP sessions currently active on a machine, who the user is, and what their clientname (machine name) is. I can use a ...
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How can I view Server 2008 Software RAID 5 Resync Progress?

Skipping over the pros/cons of RAID 5, I have a software RAID-5 array made from 3x 2TB disks. I started the sync and nearly 12 hours later the sync is still going. Is there any way that I can view the ...
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How to fix Windows 2008 R2 BOOTMGR is missing

BOOTMGR IS MISSING PRESS CTRL+ALT+DEL TO RESTART Note: This is a VM on VMWare ESX server, but that should not matter I put in the 2008 R2 x64 install dvd and can get to recovery, but it lists no ...
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wbadmin system state backup fails

When trying to backup the system state to shared drive the backup fails. This share is a samba share. The samba server is not on AD but I mapped a network drive so the credentials would be saved ...
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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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WSUS client detecting 0 updates

I have recently set up two new servers on our domain, labelled CADCS001 and CADCS001. These servers are intended to be almost identical aside from the hostname and have been set up to be as similar ...
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Task scheduler does not kill task

We have a scheduled task that sometimes hangs. It just stops responding. On Windows 2003, we had task scheduler configured to kill the task after 3 hours. It's a 32-bit process. On Windows 2008 ...
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Event ID 4013: “The DNS server is waiting for Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) to signal…"

We have an issue that only occurs after we rebooting our secondary DC and DNS server/DHCP server. It is a 2008r2 x64 server, DC and DNS/DHCP server. Our main DC is 2003. Event ID 4013: “The ...
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Child Domain Migration to Parent Domain

Our company is planning on moving from a single forest with multiple domains to a single forest with a single domain. This is my infrastructure: Forest Root ROOT-DC.techtunes.lan ...
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Listing Users using RDP

Windows Server 2008 R2 I'm trying to use PowerShell to get me a list of users who have logged into Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services) during the past day. With little ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Screen is totaly black but server is working perfectly

Server is working perfectly but when I do RDC screen is only black. This happened before and I fixed it by powering off the server via KVM/IP, but I don't want do that again. How can I fix this issue. ...
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A simple Volume Replication Tool for large data set?

I'm looking for a solution to the following: Server A (Site A) - Win 2008 R2 - approx 10TB (15TB max) of data - well over 8 million files Server B (Site B) - Win 2008 R2 I want to ...
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SSD - Tweaks/Recommended Configuration

I've just purchased my first SSD drive (a 32GB MLC from Imation) without doing enough research ahead of time in the spirit of giving the new technology a shot and getting myself up to speed by ...
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DC/DNS failover with global/common DNS roundrobin

I think I am getting lost in network failover land. I am trying to set up a Windows Domain Controller and DNS, while providing resilients and failover. I have two Domain Controllers and DNS servers. ...
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Windows 2008 R2 RDS - Double Login

Issue: Double logins when connecting to RemoteApps or Remote Desktop Environment: Gateway = 1 server 2008 R2 - Roles = Gateway, Session Broker, Connection Mgr, Session Host Configuration server ...
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Error when installing Server 2008 R2 SP1

I recently did an in place upgrade of my Server 2008 R2 Standard VM's to Server 2008 R2 Enterprise via Dism /online /Set-Edition:ServerEnterprise /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx as ...
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NFS from Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows [Web] Server 2008 R2 from which I need to mount an NFS share on a Linux machine. The Windows help refers to "Services for Network File System (NFS)" under Administrative Tools, which ...
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BIND as secondary DNS to Windows Server 2012. Windows complains that BIND is “not authoritative”

Short version How do I tell BIND to be authoritative for a zone that it is a secondary master for? I think I understand the meaning of authoritative but ... maybe not. I want it to be a secondary to ...
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Can no longer access computer or network shares to my server from any other computers on the network [closed]

A funny thing happened this afternoon. After a restart of my home server (that I use as a testing environment for websites and as a backup for files on the other computers on the network) which is ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise won't install on Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise

I've been trying to install SQL Server on a new Windows Server 2008. I have tried everything but I haven't been able to narrow down the problem. When the installation fails I get " Exit code ...
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Is there a way to have a virtual machine only have one core yet use three cores on the host machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a single Virtual Core on a VM use more then 1 physical core? I'm a co-owner of a Minecraft server that is getting rather large each day, but as we get bigger we're ...
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How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?

Or: "Is this a thing? And how would I check if it was?" In an environment without a Domain Controller, when accessing a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, from a remote computer without a ...
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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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Unexpected results from an XML query filter for security event log

Folks, I am trying to craft a custom XML / Xpath filter to the Windows Event Log viewer to exclude the countless "SYSTEM" Logons from the security log's view. I have managed to get this far with the ...
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DHCP in Windows Server 2008R2 don't show leases, from a 2003 i can see them

I inherited a network where the Domain controllers where recently upgraded from 2003 to 2008R2. After the upgrade the DHCP MMC don't show the leases in several of the scopes, only showing a message ...
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Win2k8R2 Obtaining DHCPv6 address, but has static configuration

I have a Windows 2008R2 server on a dual-stack network. IPv4 is working fine (statically assigned) but the IPv6 stack is misbehaving; I have configured it with a static IPv6 address (::bbbb:150 ...
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identify / fingerprint a Windows Server core installation versus full

Seems like this should be easy, but I am not finding any information on how to remotely identify a Windows Server "core" installation as such, via WMI, Powershell or other method that can query lots ...
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Can I use Win 2k8 R2 as an IPSEC client?

I'm trying to connect a win server 2008 R2 box to a juniper ssg firewall using a client-to-gateway IPSEC VPN. I tried to set it up in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, but the connection ...
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What are the minimum permissions for a Windows share to be anonymous-read only?

I am in the long and arduous process of resolving my confusion over Windows permissions, and would love to get some clarity over the following. I would like to provision a Windows share such that any ...
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Disk performance below expectations

this is a follow-up to a previous question that I asked (Two servers with inconsistent disk speed). I have a PowerEdge R510 server with a PERC H700 integrated RAID controller (call this Server B) ...
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Configure a “hardened” user account that an attacker would have a hard time abusing

Suppose you have a Windows Server machine running various sensitive services. Suppose that one of these services is pretty simple, maintaining a small amount of information in a text file, but as a ...
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Delegate user permission to move users/computers between OU's in Active Directory

I would like to Delegate User to be able to cleanup AD by allowing him to move users between couple of OU's (and doing only that). How can I achieve that? I want to extend user permission that I've ...
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Is it hard to set up Microsoft Forefront Endpoint protection?

I have seen that Microsoft Forefront Endpoint protection has pretty decent pricing, although it seems to require a separate System Configuration Manager installed that's quite pricey. I am currently ...
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How do you reboot a server when you are not local to it?

When you are remoted into a server that may be an hour away, and you have to reboot it, what is the best way to reboot it?
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Active Directory with public unix dns (no MS DNS)

I'm setting up a new Active Directory instance for my department at a university. I have some experience managing domains at previous jobs (NT4/2k/2003), but there are two unique things about our ...
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Event logger won't start: error 2 The system cannot find the file specified, Windows server 2008R2

NOTE: this is a "spawn" of a previous post which dealt with 2 different issues and became too lengthy, so I decided to clean the original question and post this issue in a separate question When I ...