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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Unable to login to a domain computer using a Local Administrator account

I have a server running on windows server 2008. Recently we created a domain and added it to the domain. Also it is promoted as an additional domain controller on the network. A domain user account ...
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How to get Faster RDP

We are using Windows 2008 R2 and connecting to it from Windows 7 boxes. The RDP is faster than before but we want to know if there are any other solutions that will make it faster. Due to licensing ...
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Local user accounts have disappeared after installing Active Directory and running dcpromo

I'm kinda newbie in this Windows 2008 Server R2 configuration stuff, so I would appreciate any help regards the issue I'm facing. After a Windows 2008 Server R2 clean install I created a couple of ...
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Microsoft Windows server monitoring tools

I'm more of a developer then an IT guy and I was wondering if there are any existing Microsof tools for monitoring servers and potentially SQL Server. We have access to MSDN so anything created by ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - backup error

I have a serious problem, I need to recover a file from the backup, which is done automatically, but yesterday ended with an error Is there any way that I can recover the file from D drive?
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Configuring location based GPO for WSUS updates but only for some clients

I would like to configure WSUS so that employees arrive in main location they use WSUS to download stuff, and when they are in other locations (different locations / home etc) they use Windows ...
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How Can I install a free AntiVirus Scanner on my Windows Server 2008 R2

I know this does not work impromptu. Is there a way of installing a free AV scanner? I would prefer Microsoft Essentials or Antivir.
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Wireless Client (Laptop) unable to connect to domain (windows server)

I have established a server in the office using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Active Directory. And then created several users in Active Directory Users and Computers. The PC users can successfully join ...
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How do I disable TLS 1.0 without breaking RDP?

Our credit card processor recently notified us that as of June 30, 2016 we will need to disable TLS 1.0 to remain PCI compliant. I tried to be proactive by disabling TLS 1.0 on our Windows Server 2008 ...
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View Shutdown Event Tracker logs under Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to view the Shutdown Event Tracker logs in the Event Viewer, on windows server 2008 r8, but I can't find the messages that I supplied when previously restart the server. Where in the Event ...
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Disable CPU Scaling in Windows Server 2008 R2

How do you disable CPU power management scaling in Windows Server 2008 R2? After setting the Control Panel, Power Management plan to performance and then rebooting -- CPUID's Cpu-Z still shows the ...
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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 ...
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why isn't laravel's php artisan serve server being accessible from the WWW on IIS

I have a laravel application running through the laravel artisan server: php artisan serve and it works just fine if I go on my localhost:8000.. Further, I added an inbound rule in the IIS server ...
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Windows DHCP Server - get notification when a non-AD joined device gets an IP address

SCENARIO To simplify this down to it's easiest example: I have a Windows 2008 R2 standard DC with the DHCP server role. It hands out IPs via various IPv4 scopes, no problem there. WHAT I'D LIKE I ...
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Clear the Recycle Bin For All Users in Windows Server 2008 R2

What is the proper way to clear the recycle bin for all users in Windows Server 2008 R2?
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How to enable TLS 1.1, 1.2 in IIS 7.5

We want to support web browsers utilizing TLS 1.1 and 1.2, which has been apparently implemented by Microsoft, but is turned off by default. So I went searching on Google and discovered some pages ...
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Would rebooting the server in a schedule be good idea for performance?

I am wondering if rebooting a server in a schedule would be good idea for performance. Let's say we want to reboot the server at 02:00 AM per 2 nights. The server here is Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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2008 R2 Terminal Server: “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”

I'm working with an unhealthy Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server configured in a vSphere environment. It currently has 4 vCPUs and 32GB RAM. No overcommitment. The concurrent user count on this server ...
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Installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 basically destroyed WMI, how can I fix it without reinstalling the O.S.?

Related, of course, to this question. Before discovering it was somewhat... dangerous, I installed Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers, and WMI got ...
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Install .iso file on a remote server without DVD drive access

Is there an easy way to install software located on a .iso file to a remote server which does not provide to me access to the DVD Drive? I have a license for SQL Server 2008 Web Edition through ...
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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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Debian 6.0 AD integration

Despite multiple questions already about this, e.g. Linux on Windows AD Domain I'd like to know how to get Debian 6.0 Squeeze integrated with AD using open source or otherwise free of charge for ...
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Cannot enable network discovery on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to enable the Network Discovery feature on a newly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 instance. The network connection is in the Home or Work profile (it is not domain joined). These are the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 reports full disk, but files do not add up

I have a web server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. It's C:\ drive is 100 GB in size. We started getting errors from IIS and discovered that the C:\ drive, surprisingly so, was reported to ...
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No RDP after Server 2008 R2 SP1 install

I've painted myself into a corner. I've just installed Service Pack 1 on a Windows 2008 R2 server that is hosted in a remote datacentre with no possibility of logging in with a 'real' screen and ...
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Secure remote RDP worker prevent file transfer

I have a software development machine that will be accessed remotely via RDP, it is a virtual machine running as a guest in Hyper-V. A hardware firewall is in place to prevent internet access or ...
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Convert local users to AD domain users Windows Server 2008 R2

I created a bunch of local accounts on machines at work before we had AD set up. Now I'd like to consolidate all the local accounts into domain accounts. For instance, I've got user "Fred Jones" on ...
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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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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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Third Party Wildcard Certificates for use with Microsoft NPS / RADIUS / PEAP

I want to replace the SSL certificate that is used for PEAP on our NPS server that is doing RADIUS authentication for our Cisco WLCs. The current certificate is a SSL certificate that does Client ...
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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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How do I grant “log on as a service” permission to a (local) from the command-line?

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Edition, how do I assign the "log on as a service" permission to a user, from the command-line? (ntrights.exe from the Win2003 resource kit is not included in Win2008 ...
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Erratic CPU usage by mscorsvw.exe (.NET Runtime Optimisation Service)

I have a Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server that's just been kinda sitting around for the last three months with very, very low usage (perhaps 1 user for an hour, once a day). All of a sudden, for no ...
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Printers deployed using Group Policy?

I am trying to deploy three printers on our network. I have added the role of Print and Document Services to our Domain Controller and then added the printers. I have right clicked on the printers ...
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Errror on connecting to VPN-server by Demand-dial interface (Windows Server 2008 R2)

I have several LAN-interfaces and internet access over VPN (connect to provider VPN-server). I want to setup NAT from local area networks to internet. For this I install on Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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SQL Server setup media does not support the language

I'm getting the following error when i try and install MSSQL 2008 on Windows Server Standard 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Migrate from SBS 2011 to 2008 Standard

I have a customer who is running a Windows Domain with a Windows Small Business Server 2011. Now I want to "update" (or downgrade?) to a 2008 R2 Domain. For two reasons. The customer has nearly ...
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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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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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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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Moving roaming profiles to DFS

I'm redirecting appdata, my docs and desktop folders to a server using a GPO based on what facility they're usually at. This brings up a problem for users who bounce between multiple locations. ...