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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Server Manager Remote Connection and Visual Studio unable to publish after password change

I have a developer user who changed his password in our Windows-only environment. Now he is unable to connect remotely to another machine via Server Manager and unable to publish to another server ...
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Does the Windows Certification Authority support CMC Requests with CRMF Request Body?

I have a program that generates CMC certificate requests with a CRMF Request Body. When I submit this request to a certification authority running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise it always fails ...
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Different ACLs on two OU's with same “protect object from deletion” setting

Background After I configured our Active Directory so that the ability to move computers was delegated to helpdesk staff, I started hearing reports that computers would get "stuck" in specific OU's. ...
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Two NLB mutlicast clusters on the same VLAN processing same traffic

I have an older ISA2006 based NLB cluster which I plan to migrate to a new TMG2010 NLB cluster. I need to have both clusters active for some time during migration (with different IPs of course). Both ...
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How can I resolve the error “Hyper-V failed creating a new partition.”?

I noticed that one of the servers I had set up recently was saved and then restored by Hyper-V without anyone having requested such an action. I checked the event log and saw the following error in ...
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IIS: More requests than it can handle, server dead. How to fix it?

So I have this IIS 7 web server on Windows Server 2008 R2 (it runs ColdFusion 10 as well, but that's not important for this purpose). It runs pretty solid, but I didn't have a lot of traffic anyway. ...
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Issues With Printer GPO

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server. The client machines are Windows 7 Professional. I am having issues with user accounts not getting the printer added when they login. Things that I have ...
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WFS/NFS Shares lagging then crashing client machines

We're running a Windows domain (2008 R2 on 2 DC's) with a Synology Rackstation hooked up with all our shares on. We have about ~100 workstations and 30 phones hooked up to the domain (the phones have ...
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How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?

I set up a VPN tunnel to my web server targetting its FQDN: (e.g. my.server.com) using the built-in Windows 7 VPN feature and the built-in Windows 8 Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) VPN feature. How ...
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“Repair your computer” option missing when loading PERC drivers on Windows 2008 R2 install

I've got a Dell T310 server for which we have made volume backups of the system drive with Windows Backup. I'm trying to restore one of these, which means I need to boot from the Windows install CD. ...
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How to resolve SSPI context error without changing Service Account from MSSQL

There is a issue while connecting from new Windows 8.1 Clients to SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. The SQL Service running under account Domain\mssqlservice on a machine thats works ...
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What's the best way to read/write to UNC virtual directory on IIS8?

I have IIS8 on Windows Server 2012 on one server, and Windows file server on Windows Server 2008 R2 on another server. I am trying to read/write from ASP.NET MVC 5 application running on IIS8 to a ...
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Joining an AD domain from Workgroup with runas

I've got an user A who is connected to a Workgroup. From this Workgroup, now, I want to connect, with the console, to the user "john" who belongs to an active directory (MYAD) Though I try : runas ...
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Unable to delegate Replicating Directory Changes to a user in AD - option missing from wizard

Disclaimer: I originally asked this over at SharePoint SE, but I figured I'd ask it here too as it's more of an AD problem than a SP specific one. I'm trying to delegate the Replicating Directory ...
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All columns are becoming Blob in MySQL on Windows

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running MySQL latest. All of my columns, with the exception of ints, are blobs. If I add a new column, it converts to a blob. This is not good, because I like ...
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How To Properly Setup DNS Forwarders On Windows Server

I was wondering how to properly setup DNS forwarders on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have three Domain Controllers. Each of the DC's have have following: AD Role DNS Role DHCP Role Static IP Address ...
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DHCP Warning Sign Icon On Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Domain Controller. I have the roles AD, DHCP, and DNS installed on this server. I noticed today that there was a warning sign on my IPv4 setting, but not on my IPv6 ...
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How to find a service making schannel / Kerberos requests?

A few of my 2008 R2 servers is attempting to make and failing a Kerberos request once per minute. This corresponds to two events in the security log, both 4625. Logon Process: Schannel ...
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Is it “safe” to use IIS for HTTPS?

I am trying to setup HTTPS in IIS (Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012) as secure as possible. In order to mitigate attacks such as BEAST and weakness of RC4, while trying to use ECDHE ...
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How to force active directory replication from one DC to another

I am having issues replicating AD from one DC to another. Both servers are Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. I have used the GUI option in sites and service to force replication. I have also tried repadmin, ...
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Restrict windows server 2008 R2 remote mmc

I am looking for a way how to disable remote access to management console of single Windows Server 2008 R2 with least administrative effort. Server is in domain and there is big amount of other ...
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DHCP Reservation being ignored in Windows 2008 R2

I have multiple scopes on my dhcp server. 192.168.10.x and 192.168.20.x I have reservations for certain mac addresses on the 192.168.10.x network. However occasionally they will pull 192.168.20.x ...
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Active Directory Country capitals (letters)

Does someone know how to solve the problem of changing all country fields at once and probably why the country field is multiplied each time I select + apply a country change until the Object is being ...
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Sorting by IP address in the Windows 2008 R2 DNS utility

I was walking a client through DNS changes on their Windows 2008 R2 server today. They asked how to sort by ascending IP address assignment. I directed them to the "Data" column... "It's not sorting ...
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How does one backup / restore Group Policies on Windows Server 2008 R2? [duplicate]

We're inheriting a Windows Server 2008 R2 server on a network full of Windows 7 machines. There are already Group Polices in place, and they work. How can we back them up and restore them in case ...
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Windows Scheduled Task ignores the 'Stop the task after <time period>' setting

I have a Scheduled Task running on a Windows 2008 R2 server. The task calls a .bat file that performs a file copy. Everything works perfectly except for one thing. I want the task to terminate if it ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes

I have a file server (windows 2008 R2) that is used to host website code for a web server. It's worked great for years. Recently, when making changes to the files on the server sometimes it takes ...
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Windows 2008R2 IIS 7.5 refuses to load web.config

The message that I receive is "the requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid" (500.19, error code 0x80007000d). After removing utf-8, or adding ...
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Can I assign a specific port to a windows service?

I am going to deploy a windows service in a windows server. Can I assign a specific port to it? Say port 55442.
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IIS 7.5 / Windows 2008r2 URL Redirection

I have a multi tenant site on a web server with urls bound to it clienta.mysite.co.uk clientb.mysite.co.uk We are moving our servers to a new site and want to redirect them to the .com whilst the ...
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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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How to Takeover a Folder when even Admins and SYSTEM has Access Denied?

I'm having a strange problem; a user seems to have 'tweaked' the permission of a folder so that not even a Domain Admin nor the SYSTEM account can take it over. icacls Folder /T /C /Q /RESET --> ...
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New-ADUser -Path syntax?

Where can I find a detailed explanation of the -Path parameter of the New-ADUser command? I want to specify a rather detailed path without calling Set-Location many times to specify where I want the ...
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Configuring two IPs for one server?

I have a windows server that is running two ASP.NET websites. I would like to setup an HTTPS connection for each site. I had initially run into problems because I was trying to use a single IP ...
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RDP using Windows CE 7 to Server 2008 R2

I use a Motorola device with Windows CE 07.00.2806 and try to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 getting the following error message: „An authentication error has occurred (Code: 0x80090304).“ ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: *Show* all users at login screen

This question is essentially the opposite of: Windows Server 2008 R2: User account set to not show on login In my case, I'm trying to convince Windows 2008 R2 to show all (or, at least 2) users. ...
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Adding HTTPS to second website not working?

I have a windows 2008 server that I am running two websites on. I first setup both websites with normal HTTP access and was able to hit both sites. I now want to add HTTPS access, so I added it the ...
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Can't get MSMQ to receive messages via FQDN via HTTP

Context - Server 2008 R2 with private queue, IIS setup. Sending messages via HTTP from other computers. [MSMQ is not in the 'default web site'. I changed the ID of my website to 1 to install msmq ...
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NSI service on Win2008R2 using huge amount of RAM over time

I have Remote Desktop Servers running Windows 2008R2. Some with all the latest Windows Updates, some without. All of them, over time, have a svchost process eat up a large amount of RAM (goes up and ...
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Restore Windows Server 2008 R2

Earlier today, I tried to restore my Windows Server 2008 R2 server from a Windows Server backup file. The process it followed (which I had used in the past on Server 2003) was Do quick load of OS ...
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How to remove alternative NetBIOS name

We renamed a Windows 2008 R2 x64 server. We renamed it by running netdom computername oldname /add:newname netdom computername oldname /makeprimary:newname netdom computername newname ...
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dfsutil import seems to take a long time to exit

I have a standalone 2008 R2/SP1 DFS server that is just going to be doing link redirection to remove hostname dependencies for a large number of shares. I have a script that goes off and creates a ...
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Windows 2008 R2 gpupdate locks my user account

I built a Windows 2008 R2 server last year, and ever since my elevated account locks 10-12 times a day. After much research and testing I found that the server is locking my account at each failed ...
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An account failed to log on Message on Windows 2008 R2

I'm having hundreds of messages in my Security Event System like: An account failed to log on. Failure Reason: Unknown user name or bad password. Caller Process Name: ...
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Newly Created IIS AppPool not found

I created a new IIS site in IIS 7.5 (windows server 2008 r2). I created an apppool to go with it. When I try to give permissions to a folder using the identity IIS AppPool\CustomAppPoolName, it can't ...
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vSphere 5.1 U1 Client - “The command has timed out as the remote server is taking too long to respond”

The Problem: What we are trying to do When trying to log into vCenter using the VMware vSphere Client we are greeted with the following error when using both Windows Sessions credentials or manually ...
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Domain Controller returns LDAP Referral for it's own domain

I have 2 domains, each with 2 Domain Controllers: company.local ad.company.com.au Both domains are in the same forest and have a bi-direction trust setup. We're migrating to the ad.company.com.au ...
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PsExec - Can't Find Specific Path

I'm trying to install a msi file using PsExec from a network path but I get an error saying The system can't find that path specified. I'm not sure why it's happening - if there's an error in my ...
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Windows Server 2008 Certificate Authority setup

Help!!! Our Root CA expired on 2/28/2014 and the original server has been reloaded with an OS. I am in dire need as many of our external sites are now not working - no surprise! I have not ...
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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 ...