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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What is the use of recycled object in Active Directory?

After the deleted object lifetime period, the logically deleted object will become a recycled object (which is same as a Tombstoned object), remains in the "Deleted Objects" container until its ...
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How to find out what application was blocked by Group Policy

Currently my network (Windows Server 2008 R2) operates on an application white list group policy (Run only specified Windows applications). Occasionally I'll run into a program where even after I've ...
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Exchange 2010 Management Console missing

I have installed the Exchange Management Console in Windows 10 Pro for manage a Exchange 2010 server. It connects to the server, even the Exchange Management Shell (Power Shell) connects without ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Limit number of sessions created by a PARTICULAR user

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server which can be connected by my guest user through RDP to access a custom desktop application. I want to limit each user to be able to access the custom desktop ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network speed to computer is limited to ~30mbps

We have recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in our school. I noticed, that bandwidth to one client is somehow limited to around 30mbps. This server is gateway to internet. When we had UNIX ...
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Windows Server: file system limitation

We are developing an app for tablet which uploads and saves photos taken by the user. The problem we are suddenly meeting is that photos are not saved anymore in our directory in our Windows server ...
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Trouble with roaming profiles and temporary profiles

So, here is the deal: rds sessions hosts (2k8r2) in a farm roaming profiles on a dfs share A domain user (with a roaming profile setting) logs on a rds session host and this happens: Windows ...
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Group Policy - Not automatically running on all machines

We are facing an issue on one of our domains where machines are not all running group policy refreshes at its default interval. I am not seeing the 1501 events logged in the system log, I occasionally ...
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Access CIFS share through another server [duplicate]

I have CIFS-share on NAS-server and that share is accessible to one server. That share is mounted to my server \NAS-server\share -> U:\ The server to which the NAS-share is mounted is sharing its ...
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Client Certificate Authentication with IIS from a guest account

I have an IIS 7.5 server that uses client certificate authentication. A typical setup is to create a local user and import the client ssl certificate to that profiles user store. This process works ...
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Windows Server, IPv6 DNS Setting, and DNS Search Order

I was looking through some of the DNS configs on the DC's at my new gig and noticed that ipconfig /all is listing the search order as the ipv6 local loopback as first, then the static ipv4 dns ...
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apache virtual host times out when others succeed

Running Apache 2.4 on windows 2008 r2 using a single public IP with multiple virtual hosts. The issue here is that I have had no problems with other virtual hosts and there is one in particular that ...
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How to streamline Windows (2008R2) Updates

Yesterday I babysat a Windows 2008 R2 server for three hours applying multiple rounds of Windows Updates. This is not a good use of my time. This is a server that cannot apply updates automatically; ...
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Windows/IIS7.5 half-closing connections resulting in sockets in TIME_WAIT

I'm seeing scenarios where the client side initiates the TCP close but the webserver (IIS 7.5) simply responds with an ACK and the connection ends up in TIME_WAIT. Why would it do that? Typical HTTP ...
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Event 4740 not being logged on a domain server

I have domain environment with server 2008 r2. I am trying to troubleshoot an account that periodically gets locked out but event 4740 is not being logged. I have checked the status of logging as per ...
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Possible reasons for SEC_E_INVALID_TOKEN

We have 2 domains. Domain A is resource domain Domain B is user domain Domain A contains a web site With Windows authentication The Group All Domain Users in domain B is given Access to the web ...
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Users are seeing Windows Update notification on Terminal Servers. How to stop it?

We have a 6-server TS farm running Server 2008 R2 and using a WSUS server to do updates. Group Policy for the farm has updates configured to automatically download and install as soon as they're ...
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Active Directory clients performing slowly after HDD upgrade

I have a Windows 2008 R2 AD server operating on my network, it recently ran out of space and I upgraded to 2TB SATA drives instead of the 300GB SAS drives it came with, I configured my 4 drives in ...
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This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as batch job rights

I have created a basic task under our windows server 2008 r2 Task Scheduler.but when I try saving the task I got the following error:- This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as ...
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DNS is not enabled for Local Area Connection

On Windows Server 2008 R2, I have an error saying DNS is not enabled for Local Area Connection with a red circled "X" by the right. In DNS I have Error 4013. I have restarted the Server, the static ...
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WSUS Client failing to restart automatically w/Failed to delete OSUpgradePendingReboot error

I have a handful of WSUS clients (2008 r2 and 2012 r2) which occasionally fail to reboot after installing updates via WSUS. The event log will indicate that all updates have been installed but the ...
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Installing Certificate Enrollment Web Service and Certificate Enrollment Policy Web Service on same computer

I am referencing this MS Technet document: Setting Up Certificate Enrollment Web Services The environment is Windows Server 2008 R2. I am planning for a Certificate Enrollment Web Service and the ...
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Events not visible in Event Log viewer

Last weekend a server crashed, during the investigation I noticed that in the immediate run up to the failure we saw a large number of a specific event in the application log. In an attempt to ...
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IIS total file size limit per user

I have a virtual directory shared among all users on an IIS 7 FTP server (they still have their private directories). I'll have to limit the maximum amount of files that each user may upload in this ...
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Windows server 2008 active directory user profile

I just wanted to ask about profile migration. There is Windows 2008 r2 server and people are working connected to this server through RDP. One user was deleted from active directory a long time ago ...
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Group Policies Not Applied At Startup with SSD PC

I have a problem with some new computers containing solid state drives which will not apply group policies at startup. All other PC's apply the GPO's no problem. Manually running gpupdate /force ...
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Windows server 2008 R2(standard) client connection is very slow after connecting above 24 client machines? Is there any client connection limit?

Windows server 2008 r2 standard is connecting 24 cilent machines after while adding extra machines to server it gets slow. In Windows server 2008 r2 maintaining the mysql database and all other client ...
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How do I fix corrupted partitions within a hyper-v machine?

I can see the folders with listing them (dir) but if I try listing files I get corrupted files errors. System is still booting up to either normal startup (With blue screen) or system repair startup ...
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how to increase the size of the drive in aws

Could you please let us know how to increase the size of the drive (c drive). This is Windows 2008 server R2. Please let me know the steps to be followed in AWS console to increase the disk size. The ...
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Can you have an MBR partition and a GPT partition on the same RAID 5 VHD in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have a Power Edge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID 5 Array, recently i posted a question about expanding the array with other drives and was able to use OMSA to add additional drives to the array and then ...
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Terminal servers, VM clone keep getting kernel-power 2008r2 crashing both servers

I'm desperate at the moment to get an answer to the following problem. Als servers are managed in our VMWare-vcenter environment. We've got 2 terminal servers, term01 and term01 and we also got a ...
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AWS EC2 - Clone Windows Server Machines That Are Domain Joined

Firstly, I am using these as a base guide: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/WindowsGuide/ami-create-standard.html http://reduktor.net/2014/09/autoscale-ec2-instances-ad-aws/ Secondly, our ...
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Deploy Printers To Non-Admin User Through GPO

Trying to deploy printers to Windows 7 x64 computers for NON-ADMIN users. Server is a 2008R2 running Print Management. 3 Printers are HP LaserJets installed on the print server. I have used Print ...
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How to remove updates not in WSUS

Good morning everyone. I have a weird issue here. I am new to the IT Admin role but every computer we have purchased new since I started is getting the windows 10 notification pop up. I run windows ...
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GPO Settings on HKLM\Software\Classes Registry Keys [closed]

We are beginning to deploy a couple of Windows 10 systems into our environment for application compatibility testing. Currently, we are Windows 7 x64 across the board. We've begun noticing recently on ...
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New computers wont apply Computer Settings of Group Policy

Good morning everyone. I have not been a sysadmin for long but since starting I have replaced close to 10 computers. Everything usually works fine but i am noticing that they are not applying the ...
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Exchange 2010 - Distribution Group not receive emails

Exchange 2010 - Distribution Group not receiving emails. Background: We have a distribution group (Team - DBAs) which contains 1 internal email address and 2 external email address. The Problem: ...
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installaling window server 2012 r2 - under partitioning disk option

during installation, i was prompted this screen below I realized if i click on new, there will be 2 partitions created, 1 for system reserved 1 for window installation and if i ignore all ...
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Changing Service Account Causes Services to not Start

In testing rotating the password for the service account running Coldfusion 10 Enterprise on Windows Server 2008 R2 in a POC environment, the Jetty service fails to start. Initially, all Coldfusion ...
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Can I change the RD Web Access port or disable the IIS default website without affecting RDS?

We have a client running a Server 2008r2 RDS server. This server hosts the RD Web Access, RD Licensing, and RD Session host roles. The client also installed XAMP on the server to host an internal ...
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IIS 7.5 restore causing schannel fatal error 51

I am in a middle of a disaster recovery test. We did full disaster recovery backup (Using Novastore) of our production Win 2008R2 with IIS 7.5 and restored it to identical hardware at an off-site ...
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Item level targeting error

I am attempting to set up group policies which are applied to OUs containing computers. I am then trying to item level target these policies to OUs containing users. Whilst attempting to do this, ...
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monitor windows server - running behind firewall using WMI

I'm havingg 100 windows machines which is running behind the firewall. But my monitoring server is running outside the network [ public]. For SNMP , I can put one proxy server inside the internal ...
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How to create MySQL database for Horde

I´m trying to configure Horde in a Windows Foundation 2008 R2 running Apache. I followed the instructiones here: http://www.horde.org/apps/horde/docs/INSTALL#installing-with-pear Then I browsed to ...
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Safe to demote & rebuild AD replica running exchange?

We have two Windows 2008 r2 servers. One is located in house which runs all domain logins, resources, file sharing etc. The second server is a AD replica which is remotely hosted at our Datacenter ...
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Group policy not updating printer defaults

I'm pulling my hair out on this and Xerox have been 0 help (admittedly it likely isn't their problem in the first place) and any assistance is appreciated. We've got a 2008 R2 print server with 4 ...
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Client to IIS to SQL Server Kerberos authentication

I would like to have a setup where my IIS web server sits on a different virtual server from where my SQL Server is installed, and Windows Authentication should be used for all connections. I am ...
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Cannot add users to local group via powershell

Trying to import a large list of users for mac authentication. I can create the users but no matter what I try I cannot add them to a local group. I continually get "an invalid directory pathname was ...
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Granular Windows firewall rule control

Is there a way using group policy (or some other built in mechanism) to apply firewall rules in such a way that a subset of the rules are locked and cannot be changed or overridden, but another subset ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 alias or Cname

On one of our client server, Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed. On the same machine, on SQL Server 2012, I am seeing 2 server names MHMSDB01 and user_DB1 are actually same server (IP address.) host ...