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 Server 2008 R2 IIS pass through account

I recently deployed a php site to IIS 7.5 on Windows server 2008 r2 that works fine locally and worked fine yesterday. Today, we tried to execute the scripts on the server and it failed to access the ...
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Cannot resolve by hostname only in other local namespace [closed]

We have three local namespaces: proddomain.local, testdomain.local, devdomain.local. All of our client computers in the organization are part of the proddomain.local domain. If I select "Disable ...
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How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?

We have a Windows server (2008 R2) with the "Remote Desktop Services" feature installed and no Active Directory domain. Remote desktop is set up to "Allow connections only from computers running ...
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Windows 2008 R2 site-to-site IPSEC tunnel with Juniper: tunnel up but packets are lost

I am stuck on this task almost for 2 days. Organized a site-to-site IPSEC tunnel between Juniper and Windows2008R2 machine (let's call it W2008R2 for reference). W2008R2 is a multihomed machine (2 ...
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Trigger task on USB insert instead of insert and removal

i'm using Windows' task scheluder to trigger a task when a specific USB device is plugged to the computer, problem is the task is also triggered on USB removal. I used custom XML trigger for this ...
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BIND as secondary DNS to Windows Server 2012. Windows complains that BIND is “not authoritative”

Short version How do I tell BIND to be authoritative for a zone that it is a secondary master for? I think I understand the meaning of authoritative but ... maybe not. I want it to be a secondary to ...
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Password Changes and Exchange Activesync AD lockouts

Not sure how others are doing this but the main issue we are having arises when a user changes their password on a PC. When they change it the ActiveSync on the phone does not update automatically. It ...
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Task Scheduler 2.0: Difference between “Stop task if…”

Using the Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 2012, etc... What is the difference between this setting: and this setting on the same task: Does one take precedence over the ...
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SQL Server Management Studio Import Wizard

I am trying to import a small excel spreadsheet into SQL using the SQL Server Management Studio Import Wizard, which is running on the Windows server (2008 R2) itself. When clicking "Import Data" from ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Net use error 1326

am experiencing a problem with my system. Here's what happens. I have two servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 that act as primary and secondary domain controllers. I have a NAS which is part of ...
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Shutdown Script using “plink” on Windows Server 2k8

I have a pfsense machine which I am trying to shutdown when the main server running Win2k8 is shutdown. I have created a batch file with this command: E:\plink\plink -ssh -P 22 -pw mypassword ...
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Testing for Active Directory Schema modification (not upgrade)

I am trying to test a schema modification. That is i need to add one of the attributes to global catalog by modifying schema , initially in a lab which is exact replica.My questions are below; -> ...
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How do I install the evaluation version of Windows Server 2012R2 VHD within a Windows Server 2008R2 Hyper-V system? [closed]

I have a Windows server, 2008 R2 running Hyper-V. I have downloaded the Windows Server 2012 RC DC version from here. I am "forced" to install a download app that copies a .vhd file to my chosen ...
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How can I find my DFS namespace servers?

I'm taking over for a prior admin who created several DFS namespaces in our Active Directory infrastructure. The prior admin did not document any of the structure of our DFS, so I don't even know what ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 automated reboot everyweek [duplicate]

I'm rather new with Windows / Windows server administration. I heard that rebooting Windows servers everyweek is required to keep it functioning well. So here, we reboot every Virtual Machine running ...
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IIS 7.5 not logging

I have a strange issue with a Windows Server 2008 R2 running IIS: HTTP logging stopped a few months ago (I just found out), and I cannot seem to get it to start logging again. I have both HTTP ...
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Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in 2003 Functional Level Forest [closed]

My Forest Functional Level is 2003. I am adding a new Domain Infrastructure. Can I use 2012 R2 for the new DCs? Or do I need to go for Server 2008 R2? What are the Server version and ...
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DFS Replication only works in one direction

SERVER1 - SBS 2011 SERVER2 - Windows Server 2008r2 I'm using DFS-R. Changes work perfectly from 1 to 2 but nothing propagates from 2 to 1. When I attempt to run: dfsrdiag staticrpc /port:5001 ...
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User Profile modified dates don't match…what is the difference?

This question came up while I was investigating a server that randomly restarted last night. I was looking through the event logs to see if someone manually restarted the system, but nothing was ...
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How can I disable a scheduled task using Powershell?

I have a web application that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, which has a large number of scheduled tasks which take care of all the backend stuff. When I do a software deployment which touches the ...
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Amazon EC2 SQL Server Connection Timeouts

I am currently having a problem with SQL server timeouts. I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/IIS and SQL 2008 R2 (Express) on an m1.small instance in EC2. We have custom services that monitor the ...
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What's the Correct Way to Implement Certificates on an RDS Farm?

We currently deploying six terminal servers in a farm that will be accessed by thin clients running Windows Embedded. The idea behind the thin clients is to have a seamless single-sign on whereby as ...
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Powershell waiting for more parameters when asking for all users from a specific OU?

I want to get all the users from OU "myusers" so I have this cmdlet right here: get-aduser -filter * -searchbase"ou=myusers,dc=domain,dc=com" But when Im running it, powershell prints a >> ...
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Windows Event Viewer AppLocker XPath filter

I'm running AppLocker and would like to filter out some noise from the events being logged in Event Viewer using XPath. Specifically, I want to hide any events which related to CMD.exe Here's an ...
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Monitor and limit outbound Windows Azure VM connections

We are looking into transferring Development environment into Windows Azure for quite a while now. Microsoft's concept of end-points and ACLs make sense as access control for inbound connections to ...
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Transition from GPO to GPP

I have a Windows network with a 2003 server as the PDC, and a 2008R2 server as a DC. We have used GPO sparsely when the majority of our workstations were WinXP, but now we have Windows 7 clients and ...
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doing ODBC System DSN's from Active Directory

2008R2 Active Directory, workstations are Win7 Ent, Office/Excel 2013, Oracle 11.2. Excel fetches data from Oracle using System DSN's. Where can I put ODBC System DSN's in Active Directory? Do I ...
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How can one automatically logon to multiple user accounts in Windows 2008 R2

We are running a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. Currently, we have local admin accounts created, one for each client that runs our software (SiteA, SiteB, etc). We need these user accounts to auto ...
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32bit ODBC Postgres driver on Windows 2008 R2 x64

I'm trying to install the Postgres ODBC 32bit driver on a Windows 2008 R2 64bit machine. After installing it, with no errors, I go to the ODBC panel, the 32bit version under the /syswow64 folder and ...
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How to set RDS security layer in Windows Server 2008 R2 via PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to set security layer setting in Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS via PowerShell (other ways to do in programmatically will do also but PowerShell is preferable). Via GUI it can be set ...
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SMTP Server setting on Windows 2008 R2

I am very very new to this and just trying to configure SMTP virtual server. I have followed a few threads to get it all running, but the mails are not being delivered. What I have done so far - 1) ...
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Is there a log showing why a Windows server did not restart SQL Server after a reboot?

Our server was rebooted after a Windows Update scheduled for 1am, but after the restart SQL Server did not start up, so our websites were unable to display. Usually this process happens with no manual ...
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Windows 2008 R2 IPsec encryption in tunnel mode, hosts in same subnet

In Windows there appear to be two ways to set up IPsec: The IP Security Policy Management MMC snap-in (part of secpol.msc, introduced in Windows 2000). The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security ...
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Windows server 2008 - Access Based Enumeration (ABE) not working correctly

I have a folder shared with permissions of only one user account, admin account and admin group having access to it, but when I open the shared area from a second user account which dose not have ...
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2008 R2 (WHS 2012) Apache24 file sharing access

Apache24 installed on win 2008 r2 server (WHS 2012) with php and ssl all working fine. Apache has an alias to a network share. When Apache gets a request for a file from the network share, ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Source-Initiated Event Log Forwarding: No Source Servers Reporting

I have a Server 2008 R2 server acting as a collector for two other servers. One is 2008 R2 as well, the other is 2012 R2. Collector Initiated forwarding works just fine, and that's really the only ...
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Folder Redirection won't load on Windows 7 Machine in Windows 2008 R2 Network

Okay so redirected profiles don't load exactly, but the computer is joined to the network and it won't display any of the users files on their desktop that are in their redirected profile. I know ...
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Server 2008 R2 file access permissions

I'm finding it awkward to sort out permissions for file sharing and access on my LAN. I've created an account on the server node (as a normal user) and shared a drive that has 2 folders at the root, ...
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How can I get SeSecurityPrivilege enabled?

I'm trying to install a hotfix for SQL Server 2008 and failing on the Rule Check with "Setup account privileges" failed. I am running SQL Server 2008 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2. Searching on ...
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Why is GPOTool not finding all my GPOs?

I have 91 group policy objects linked to my domain. When I run GPOTool it only finds and reports on 47. Why would the results be missing the rest? I am running Windows 2008 R2 on all 6 domain ...
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Server 2008 R2 .Net 4 Programs running from Network share won't work

we have several .Net Apps stored on a Network share on our old Server (Windows Server 2003). These Apps get called by Windows 7 32bit Clients and work perfectly fine. We recently wanted to upgrade ...
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“Net Send” command into Microsoft server 2008 r2 [duplicate]

I remember with the old windows server was able to send messages with the command "NET SEND", now I am using "Windows 2008 R2" and this feature is not active. Can you give me some additional ...
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Windows file server denying openfile for the first few seconds a process is running

I'm trying to figure out the cause of a problem that happen at two of our customer's. They are running our application with the executable located on a SMB share on a Windows 2008 R2 servers (the one ...
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No system notifications sounds on RemoteDesktop/RemoteApp

Ok, I want to enable sound on Remote Desktop Session Host, and I actually did. 'Audio and video playback' is un-disabled in connection settings, Win Audio and Win Audio Endpoint Builder services are ...
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How can I create a windows shutdown script from powershell/command-line?

I've read the TechNet pages that describe using computer/user startup/shutdown scripts, and that's great, but I'd like to create those scripts via the command-line (and not have to click around in ...
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Server 2008 R2 Disk Managment Shows D:\ as 2 separate partitions

Original config of Poweredge T110 was a 250GB SATA. This was 40GB C:\ and rest D:. It only has 9% free, so, I decided to just put a 2TB drive in, and make it D:\ instead. So I extended my drive ...
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How to logon with local account? RODC “There are no logon servers to process your request”

I have a site-to-site VPN, writeable DC in main office, Read-only DC in branch office. Today the VPN went down, but i couldn't log in to the read-only DC - the error message came up There are no ...
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RemoteApps for non-domain clients

I would like to have a Remote Desktop farm's RemoteApps silently added to the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections control panel of Windows 7 machines. The general procedure of subscribing to an RSS ...
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Users not able to access shared folders while WAN Link down on RODC Server

I have a strange problem with my network. I have a writable DC and some RODCs.each RODCs in my network had a shared folder. although WAN link is offline,clients cannot access shared folder.but while ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM host - not allocating KVM guest correctly, high load

Encountering an odd issue with Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts/VMs. We have a number of physical machines, all the same spec, but when we try and start the same type of KVM image (OpenNebula is managing the ...