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 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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Why is it called Windows Server 2008 R2? Why not simply call it Windows Server 2010?

I've searched, but I can't find anything that explains why Microsoft started labelling new versions of Windows Server (and now SQL Server) as R2 releases. If they're new releases, why not simply give ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 R2,...
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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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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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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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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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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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Connecting to specific session using remote desktop

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with no active directory, single credentials for all. It is possible to disconnect from a session without logging off. Is there a way to connect directly to a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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2008 R2 TLS 1.2 enabled in registry, rebooted, but not functioning

Yes, I rebooted the server. Several times. This actually affects both TLS 1.1 and 1.2. The only one currently working is 1.0. I followed the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245030 ...
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ARR 3 IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication not working

We have been spinning our wheels trying to get windows authentication working through ARR. We've created a new domain account (appservices) ARR Server (srvarr) using default app pool with user set ...
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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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Remote Desktop Easy Print not printing on HP GDI printers

I've encountered issues with Remote Desktop Easy Print users trying to print to their GDI / host-based printers from Remote Desktop sessions. The printer objects get redirected into the RD session and ...
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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 (Can'...
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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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Giving full control for NETWORK SERVICE user on ASP.NET temp-folder

Is giving full control for the NETWORK SERVICE user on c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Temporary ASP.NET Files folder a good idea? When I deploy my app on the iis, it started ...
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Where did my Group Policy templates go?

I was just trying to solve an Office-related problem by importing the Office 2010 Administrative Template files into my ADMX Central Store (SYSVOL\Policies\PolicyDefinitions), now all of the "normal" ...
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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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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 ROOT-ADC.techtunes....
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Apache kerberos authentication to Active Directory not happening. (Is KRB5KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN related?)

My goal is to have Apache authenticate authenticate against AD, without prompting for a username and password, using Kerberos. It currently always shows "401 Unauthorized", and appears to be not ...
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Why is psExec hanging indefinitely and giving no error?

I'm simply attempting to open calculator on a remote machine in order to test the connection before I write a bigger script. I'm no pro with psexec yet, but I have never seen before what is happening ...
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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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IPSec VPN : Traffic not routing correctly

We have a server which is windows 2008 running on a VPS with a single public IP address. I've configured the firewall to allow IPSEC VPN connections to be established with our Draytek routers at ...