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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Windows 2008 R2 services not working

EDIT I spawned the Windows events logging service won't start issue to a separate question here I have a strange problem: SQLAGENT won't start Windows events logging service won't start Today I ...
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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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Demoting a DC which also runs Exchange 2010

Initially when setting up Exchange 2010 CAS I ran into problems with permissions. I got around them by promoting the server to be a DC with a GC. The Server was initially installed with 2008 R2 ...
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What is the proper Hyper-V R2 with Teamed Broadcom BCM5709C NICs configuration (VMQ, TOE, LSO, CSO, etc.)?

I have a pair of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers (2x Xeon X5690s, 64GB, 8x BCM5709C NICs) running Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter. They're backed by a Dell PowerVault MD3200 with 3.6TB in RAID 10 ...
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Windows 7 Trust issues

Like many people my network has been getting the dreaded "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed" error. I remove the computer from the domain rejoin it to the ...
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Configuring clients to use WSUS inside, and WU outside

We're introducing WSUS inside our network in one bigger location but our company have mutliple small offices. Our people move a lot so I would like them to use WSUS when inside main location and in ...
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Grant permission in Active Directory to add users / modify / changed password / add them to group them but not delete them

I would like to add delegate user ability to: add new users to container change password modify group membership modify users properties (such as email / name etc) move users between OU's ...
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iSCSI SAN - Network adapter bottleneck

My new database server (Windows Server 2008 R2) has a 4 Gbps connection to my Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SAN. I've been testing it by backing up multiple databases at the same time. There appears to be a ...
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Can't create share on remote server without admin rights on local server

We have a windows terminal server used by support staff. They do not have local admin rights on the terminal server. However they do have local admin rights on various Server 2003 file servers that ...