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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Event 2042 - Replication-Error Lies?

On a windows 2008 R2 server, in the Event Viewer under Applications and Services logs > Directory Service I'm getting the following error twice an hour: Invocation ID of source directory server: ...
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Can you run Active Directory 2008r2 on Windows Server 2012?

We are upgrading all domain controllers to Windows Server 2012. But we have some legacy systems which won't work with Active Directory past 2008r2. Is it possible to run AD 2008r2 without any 2008r2 ...
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Trying to filter AccessList = %%1537 in event viewer :/

I've got file auditing enabled and I'd like to be able to filter for a given user action. I have set up an XML filter that's pretty basic, but I can't seem to get it to work. I've got it working with ...
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how to attach (mount) VHD which is currently used by Hyper-V VM to the host?

I want to be able to read data from the Hyper-V VMs on the host. I understand I can go to DISM and attach VHD there - but it requires a VM to be offline - otherwise I get the following error: ...
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Why do files end up being filled entirely with null bytes after replication using DFSR?

We're using Microsoft's Distributed File System for replication. In our scenario we have a single writer that creates/overwrites/deletes files and several distributed readers. The writer is running ...
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should anonymous access to the IPC share be allowed on Windows 2008 r2

During an audit the question of anonymous access to the IPC$(null sessions) share was raised. The audit lists the following as being a risk on a Windows 2008r2 file server: C:\>net use ...
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Unable to print directly from Server 2008 R2

I have searched to see if this has been asked before but it doesn't look as though it has. I have been asked to take a look at a server printing issue which to be honest is a little beyond me at the ...
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How to proceed in analyzing IIS 7.5 Debug Diagnostic Tool dump from w3wp.exe thread crash from Windows Process Activation Service

I am using the Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag v1.2) on a few production Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard servers running a custom web application built in-house on IIS 7.5 to create crash dump files. ...
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Can I upload files to one Windows share and expose them on another?

So I've got a Windows server with a couple of fileshares, call them ShareA and ShareB. ShareA is read/write accessible to only a couple of admins, and ShareB is read-only for all. The files on the ...
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Group Policy Preferences - Registry: 0x80070005 Access is denied

I have created a GPO to apply several registry keys to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine in my lab. The relevant keys are within HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Rpc\Internet and I have therefor ...
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Why does IIS recycle my application pool every 15 minutes?

Today we have a huge number of users on our ASP.NET MVC IIS 7 web application. I notice that approx. every 15 minutes, the application pool process is killed and a new one is started. I did not find ...
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Can't import certificate into Exchange 2013: Private Key Missing (I know it's there.)

I know this question has been asked before and I've gone through countless threads on here (as well as google) trying all of them. Unfortunately, I think I'm having an unrelated issue to what others ...
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How to force a refresh of cached permissions without a restart

We've recently started going through shares replacing named permissions with AD groups (i.e. so that when updating permissions we don't need to worry about the time taken or risks involved in updating ...
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diskmgmt.msc - Is it possible to script it using powershell or command line?

I have an application which uses the IBM Softlayer API to create a Softlayer server, with two disks. The main disk C: has the Windows (2008R2 or 2012) operating system, and another disk called "Disk ...
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Parse a copy of the SYSVOL

I have a full copy of a client's SYSVOL folder. The only DC on site had failed and been restored, but that got me wondering if there was a tool to look through a copy of the SYSVOL folder for ...
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Pass windows authentication to a virtual directory on a UNC Path using IIS7 (Server2008)

I have a custom web page searching documents in a program called DTSearch. The resulting docs exist in a unc path. On Server 2003, I created a virtual directory and pointed it at the unc path. The web ...
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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...
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Backing up Hyper-V VM with snapshots: Which files are absolutely necessary?

I made a mistake when deleting a snapshot I had made for an update, in that I never allowed it to merge back into the VHD file. I didn't realize this mistake until the avhd file grew to over 300GB, ...
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Citrix users cannot add locations to favorites in Explorer

Citrix users (Windows Server 2008R2/XenDesktop 7 Published Desktops) are unable to drag locations to "Favorites" in Explorer. Icon changes to a red "no" symbol. Users have roaming profiles.
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Splunk UniversalForwarder fails with “ DetermineContextForAllProducts failed witht: 0x65b”

I am attempting to deploy the Splunk UniversalForwarder as an SCCM application using an MSI Deployment Type to a small group of testing servers and am encountering an uncharacteristically confusing ...
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WSUS on split network

I am trying to find out if this scenario is possible, here is the situation: We have several remote sites that can have their own WSUS server and force the clients to connect via the subnet they are ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Local Area Connection disappeared from ip interfaces

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. Local Area Connection isn't working anymore, the interface exists but it doesn't as an ip interface. C:\Windows\system32>netsh int show int Admin State ...
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Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2010 migration, mail flow problems

I currently have Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU8 v2 installed on a primary DC which is Windows Server 2008 R2, I know this is less than ideal so I've setup another server also 2008 R2 on the domain. My ...
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Should I be concerned by frequent RAID warning message (unexpected sense - command aborted)?

I have a Fujitsu host (PRIMERGY RX300 S6) running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V (Version 6.1) with two virtual servers (one Windows Server 2008 R2 and one Windows Server 2012). Our 25 employees ...
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DFS namespace and replication

i have 2 server.(windows server 2008r2) in server1:domain=test.com,i install DFS namespace,namespace it is tv and target sony(\\tv\sony).(folder sony is shered). in server2:domain=test.com,i install ...
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Remote Desktop Server farm stops working

A previously nicely functioning Remote Desktop Server Farm ahs stopped working two days ago. The setup is as follows: DNS resolves "myfarm.mydomain.local" to the IPs of all the farm member servers ...
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How perform a offline defrag of the the DFS Database

I have read in some posts that an offline defrag of DFS database you should do in case of an error (Jet Errors for example) during replication. Unfortunately, nowhere do I find a guide on how I can ...
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Windows RDP Server farm redirection stops working [duplicate]

We have a RDP Server farm based on Window 2008R2 servers with DNS round robin. That is, people make a connection to "myfarmname", which first takes them to the ip of some "farmmemberX.mydomain.local" ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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PowerShell script generates lots of warnings in Windows Event Log

I have a - rather complex - PowerShell script running on a Windows Server 2008 R2. When executing the script in the ISE or also in the console, everything runs fine. No errors or anything else that ...
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GPO option for “Show Desktop Icons”?

Is there a GPO setting (Server 2008 R2 domain) that we can use to set the following desktop property? View > Show Desktop Icons
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AccessViolationException, IIS

we are 4 developers (not professional server administrators) and running 2 servers with IIS 8.5 (Windows server 2012 R2) and ASP.NET 4. Multiple times per day we get this exception in the windows ...
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Check if a Domain Controller has been cloned

I have reason to believe that previous administrators cloned our Domain Controller at somepoint in its recent lifetime. The DC at one point was running on Server 2003 and has since been upgraded to ...
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SCCM: Zoinks… Mystery Maintenance Windows

What am I trying to do? We have a few SCCM clients, mostly publicly facing websites running on Windows Server 2008 R2's IIS 7.5, that are monitored by a system called XYmon. We have recently noticed ...
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Reuse old domain controller IP address

We currently have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, and I want to replace one of them with a Server 2012 R2 DC. I also want to reuse the IP address after I demote the old DC. What is the ...
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Strange behaviour of domain administrator credentials on windows server 2008 r2 domain

So, my problem: if i try to log into a client PC (Windows 7 Professional) with the administrator credentials with the network cable plugged in, it will respond with the error message "The user name or ...
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Using Administrator Credentials to login as a User to Their Desktop [duplicate]

Other than memorizing and documenting each user's credentials, is there way that I can use the Windows Domain Administrator credentials to login to a workstation-user's desktop as if I were them? I ...
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Troubleshooting stub zone issues in Windows DNS

As per subj, is there an efficient way to debug and troubleshoot stub zone DNS resolution under Windows 2008 and 2012? We suspect sometimes nameservers specified in the stub zone cannot be reached or ...
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Sending email from PHP through exchange [closed]

I figured serverfault might be a better fit for this question. I'm trying to send emails with PHP mail() function. PHP returns no errors and says the email has been accepted whether it sends or not. ...
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Intermittent issues on iis 7.5 site running wordpress, internal error 500

This happened to a wordpress site that was working previously, the server is running IIS 7.5 on Server 2k8 R2 (fully patched). On the friendsofridingmountain.ca site, browsing through the pages will ...
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Accessing SharePoint DavWWWRoot from Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a SharePoint internal corporate web site and I'd like to publish some PDFs to it automatically with Task Scheduler. Currently we do this by hand. From my Windows 7 Enterprise desktop computer ...
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group permissions in windows server 2008 r2 [closed]

Can read and write permissions be assigned to groups so that users in those groups will inherit the same properties. If yes, how to assign read permission to specific group.
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Incorrect CPU count on HP XL230a Gen9

we have an issue with our HP XL230a Gen9 blades where some of the applications are only seeing half of the CPU. On the task manager we see all 56 cores but application are only seeing half of them. We ...
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AUDIT FAILURE seen when BackupExec 2014 job runs

When the backup job runs, we see a few AUDIT FAILURE events raised in event viewer, specifying the name of the Administrator account (not named Administrator) and IP of our Backup Exec 2014 server. ...
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Windows server 2008 r2 rdp causes lags

I'm running a server with Windows 2008 r2 OS. The server is used as a Web server. I'm logging to the server remotely using rdp. I've noticed that when I have Internet connection problems, and I'm ...
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Time delay on server 2008 r2

Hi I having a dedicated server hosted on Godaddy.com with windows Server 2008 R2 Time is running delayed 1 hour on server , I have change the time many times but its dealy one hour again.Pls help to ...
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DNS won't respond to one DC

I have a multi site AD setup and am having issues with trust/netlogon/dns on the DNS DC in site 2. Things were fine until a month or so ago, only discovered issues today by chance reviewing logs. ...
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Exchange Server - Cannot receive external emails [closed]

I have running exchange server....every thing was going fine, however last two days I cannot receive any external emails from outside the network, while I can send/receive internally and send to ...