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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Does Win 2008 R2 still have 32 bit edition?

I was looking for the proper version of Win 2008 R2 to download, and cannot find a 32 bit. Is it 64-bit only? I'm still on a 32-bit machine, going to run it under VMWare. Do I need to go back to ...
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How to prevent delays associated with IPv6 AAAA records?

Our Windows servers are registering IPv6 AAAA records with our Windows DNS servers. However, we don't have IPv6 routing enabled on our network, so this frequently causes stall behaviours. Microsoft ...
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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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Allow only RemoteApp, not Remote Desktop

I found the following question, with a similar premise, however the answer to the question, was the question rephrased as a statement! http://serverfault.com/questions/111770/remoteapp-prevent-user-...
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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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Program does not run properly as Scheduled Task

Situation I have a batch script that prepares some files, executes a program (.exe) and then deletes said files. This task should run hourly, so I'm trying to configure this using Scheduled Tasks. ...
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Does generating a CSR through IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 always create a new private key?

Generating a CSR for a Windows 2008 R2 server and need to ensure that the private key used for the CSR is new. I have used OpenSSL before to create my own self-signed certs for testing and if I ...
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How is Windows Server optimized differently than Windows desktop? [closed]

All the answers I see mostly just say "server is optimized to be a server and desktop is optimized to be a desktop" with no technical details explaining how and where these optimizations are applied. ...
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WmiPrvSE memory leak on Windows 2008 *R2*

I've seen references on Windows 2008 to WmiPrvSE leaks, but nothing about Windows 2008 R2. We're running R2 on top of Hyper-V (2008). We are also running NSClient++ for monitoring from opsview. Over ...
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Irregular internet disruption: certain images and JS not loading

first time on ServerFault, and I've got a nice little conundrum. Since a few months now, we've been having issues with our internet connectivity. Environment: Servers: 2 Terminal Servers as an ...
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Recover from a Punctured RAID array

here is my situation. I have a Dell Server with a Dell Perc 7i controller, (LSI Controller). I had a drive give me an Failure Predicted warning so I called their support and they came out and ...
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Warn user if they try to logoff

I want a certain local user to not log off. ever. It's much like this silly question, however I don't necessarily care if the buttons are there, I want to pop up a messagebox that says "Please do not ...
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Move and Change Pagefile.sys size on Windows Server 2008

Does anyone know how to move the page file on Windows Server 2008. Everything seems to be in a different spot on this OS! Also, I would like to tweak it's size. If you know where that is (probably ...
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How can I find out why a server rebooted?

My server rebooted and I am not sure why. Is there a way to find out, e.g. perhaps someone did it manually, or as a result of a windows update or a blue screen? I've looked in the Event Viewer, but ...
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Remote Desktop - remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified

We just setup some new Windows 2008 R2 servers and we are unable to Remote Desktop into them from our Windows 7 desktops. Remote desktop connects, but after we provide credentials we get: The ...
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How to replace permissions and everything inside with icacls on Windows Server 2012?

Using Windows Server 2012 R2 AND Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a folder called C:\temp\test and I want to grant access to SYSTEM and a user and all files and subdirectories, and remove everthing ...
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Active Directory user names: why does the canonical name vary? Can I do something to make them uniform?

I am a self-taught administrator of a work Active Directory network used for Windows logins on ~30 PCs. I inherited the system from someone else who also didn't have any direct Microsoft training and ...
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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

I found this Microsoft KB that covers recommended Event Log setting maximums for operating systems up to Windows 2008/Vista, which recommends a maximum of 4GB, and have seen some other vague ...
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How to Protect Sensitive (HIPAA) SQL Server Standard Data and Log Files

I am dealing with electronic protected health information (ePHI or PHI) and HIPAA regulations require that only authorized users can access ePHI. Column-level encryption may be of value for some of ...
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Configure WinRM using a .bat file without yes/no prompt

I want to configure winrm in all my clients using a bat file. after running bat file winrm quickconfig command there's a prompt for a yes/no answer. I don't know how to answer "yes" in the batch file.
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How do you estimate how much memory to buy?

I have a custom server application that runs on Windows 2008 R2. It is a home grown Windows Service written in .Net supporting a number of custom terminals. I have a test machine that has a similar ...
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AD Cross-forest authentication - groups missing from PAC

I have an Active Directory setup consisting of 2 forests: 1 multi-domain forest with 1 forest root domain, and 2 direct child domains 1 single-domain forest for DMZ publishing purposes I have ...
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How can I troubleshoot high Kernel time?

I have unusually high Kernel time on my CPUs as shown in task manager. What are some ways I can troubleshoot this?
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Windows Server 2008 R2, no internet time tab

I usually sync my time on any windows based system with internet time. To do this... Adjust date/time, then click the Internet Time tab, and Synchronize with an internet time server. However that ...
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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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Can Windows Server 2012 run as a guest VM under Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Host?

Can Windows Server 2012 run as a guest virutal machine under a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V host? If so, are there any important or notable restrictions on what the guest OS can do running in this ...
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Last restart/start time of a windows service

Is it possible to find out in Windows what the last restart time of a windows service is?
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ZFS Like Alternatives on Windows

Conceptually, and I don't think I am alone here, I love the concepts of ZFS. You can create one big disk, everything is stored on multiple drives, and you can grow and shrink the pool and drive at ...
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Can I run Excel 2010 on a server?

This question is not about a person using Excel on a computer that happens to have an Windows Server OS. And it is not about using any Sharepoint services features! The question is about automated ...
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Demoted domain controller still authenticating users

Why is a demoted domain controller still authenticating users? Whenever users log onto workstations with domain accounts, this demoted DC authenticates them. Its security log shows their logons, ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Standard server - how to disable RC4

I have just used www.ssllabs.com and ran a few tests - my server is capped to a B grade because my server accepts RC4 This server accepts the RC4 cipher, which is weak. Grade capped to B. I've ...
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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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Editing Sysprep Unattend.xml after Sysprep

I have an image of a Server 2008 R2 system which has been Sysprepped and was shutdown prior to its first boot. Now, it would seem I screwed the XML file up as it fails halfway through the Serialize ...
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Why aren't RemoteApp icons showing up

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running RDS. I have installed and configured RemoteApp to publish applications with RDS Web Access. When I browse to https://servernname.domain.local/RDWeb I can log in ...
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How to improve Windows Server 2008 R2 to handle many connections?

It has been a few days so far that I am trying to figure how to solve this problem. First of all, I am running a website with an average daily page view of 350,000. Previously, all ads management (...
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Is Branch Cache worth considering as a replacement for DFS-R

We have a small stub office that currently has a single server 2003 domain controller, and a DFS-R copy of the file store held at our main office. We probably replicate about 100Gb of data, I would ...
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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 /remove:...
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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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“Delete Files Older Than” Batch Script

So in the work of doing backups, I need a batch script that would allow me to delete files in a specified directory, that are older than lets say, 3 days. This script will be set as a scheduled task ...
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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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Steps to rename an Exchange 2010 SP2 server

I made an unfortunate error when I named an Exchange server msex0 which I felt of course was short for "MicroSoft EXchange." The server in question is running Windows Server 2008 R2 with all the ...
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Enable downloads and disable IE ESC on Windows Server 2008 (and R2)?

How can I enable downloads for Windows Server 2008? By default when I try to download something with internet explorer the download is blocked.
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Can Windows 2008 R2 DNS set TTL per record?

The DNS Manager administrative tool doesn't seem to have an option for configuring TTL for an individual record. I can set the TTL per-zone by right-clicking -> Properties -> SOA. Where is the ...
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Speeding up Group Policy, and how will implementing Group Policy Preferences impact logon time?

I'm looking for some advice on speeding up and upgrading our logon system to make it more robust and faster. I inherited an older logon system, which was migrated over from Novell Netware originally. ...
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Local Admin user via GPO

I have a Windows 2008R2 DC (Just setup), we already had around 25 Windows 7 professional / ultimate clients, which we are now going to join to our new domain / dc. Users were already using the ...
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Install .NET 4 via command line or PowerShell?

How do I install .NET 4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 from the command line or PowerShell? This post shows how to do it for .NET 3.5 using dism.exe and PowerShell. I am guessing that, since the .NET 4.0 ...
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Find locked out accounts in Active Directory (a way that actually works!)

I have googled how to list locked out accounts and found two methods so far, both of which don't work... Saved query - (&(&(&(objectCategory=Person)(objectClass=User)(lockoutTime>=1)))...
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Is there a version of the AD tools that provide the PowerShell output, similar to the Exchange tools?

The Exchange administration tools output the exact PS commands they will (or just did) execute. Is there a different version of the AD tools (primarily AD Users & Computers) that have similar ...
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iSCSI drive doesn't mount after reboot of windows 2008 r2

I have a server with Win2008R2 and a synology NAS. On the Nas there are 6 iSCSI partitions which are mounted on the windows server. The windows server is virtualized under Hyper-V. After rebooting ...
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Slipstream SP1 into Windows Server 2008 R2 installation files

Slipstreaming Windows service packs used to be a simple process with earlier versions - just run the EXE with a special command-line switch. I can't seem to find such a switch with Windows Server ...