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 2008 R2 does not boot and won't restore

A Server 2008R2 machine was found restarted, asking to insert a bootable disk. I booted from a DVD and tried to restore from a backup image made a day before to a separate HDD (with repartitioning and ...
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Remote application contents shows up small on Surface 3 with Windows 10

One of our clients has a setup with Windows Server 2008 R2 running as an App server, through which we have created several individual .RDP files that we individually move onto computers per their need ...
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Fine grained password policy with msDS-MaximumPasswordAge set to 2 days asks for reset immediately

A fine grained password policy with msDS-MaximumPasswordAge set to 2 days asks for reset immediately on Server 2008R2. After I apply the policy, in the next automatic gpupdate, the machine starts ...
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Migrating from physical server with Windows to virtual server based on SmartOS

I'm trying to migrate from my physical server which working on Windows Server 2008 R2 to a virtual server based on SmartOS. In official docs discribed how create a VM from beginnig only. I did find ...
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Group Policy for Windows 8 & 10 Operating System

I have Domain Controller installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. Is all Window 7 Group Policy applicable to Windows 8 and 10 OS also. Or I need to create any Separate policy for Window 8 and 10 ...
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Access denied on single file with explicit permissions set

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that has a weird permissions issue. I have a single file in a share that has inheritance disabled and explicit permissions set on the file. The only groups that have ...
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Equivalent of hosts file in proper DNS server in Windows Server 2008R2 [closed]

In my hosts file %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts I can have entries portfolio.local 192.168.4.175 Is it possible to have idrac.example.com point to an internal ip but have it on the server ...
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Still able to connect to ftp after removing ftp server from Windows 2008 r2

After installing IIS 7.5 on a new Windows 2008 r2 server I found that FTP was active even though it was never installed. There does not appear to be any thany third-party FTP server installed. I tried ...
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Assigning a SSL certificates in IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 R2

We want two ssl sites on an IIS Server. I generated a self signed ssl certificate using IIS for https://Django.mycompanyname.com:443 However we also need https://site2.Django.mycompanyname.com:443 ...
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GP Print Driver Hierarchy

I am trying to deploy printers over Domain with Group Policy. The following setting is required to be "Enabled" Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security ...
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Access Denied: Unable to access user mapped folder in Windows Server 2008 R2

We have our user profile mapped (\servername\users\username) to all the machines where ever we login. On a particular Windows Server 2008 R2, i am unable to open my own user profile folder and getting ...
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what are the implications of running a FQDN as internal AD domain and point A-record for website to different host?

The MSP for a law firm office that has just joined our company is using a FQDN as an internal AD Domain and has been doing so for sometime apparently. They have this issue in that they have a website ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 / IIS 7.5 VM Open Ports

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5 server Hyper-v VM which when I run NMAP shows a lot of open ports. This server acts as a web server running Wordpress sites so it also needs MySQL. I am ...
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Windows Limiting Internet Speed [closed]

I am currently experiencing a strange problem on my Windows Server 2012 R2. My whole network has been done with CAT6 UTP and everything (switches, adapter, etc) is able to do gigabit. My Internet ...
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Any Tips when Raising the Functional Level of a 2003 Domain

I will be doing my first DFL rising this evening (from 2003 to 2008 R2). Is there anything worth noting that I should look out for? Any risks involved? Or server reboots? I've done a system state ...
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Can't copy files to network share due to full local disk

So I am trying to copy files from my local D drive to a network share. However these are around the 150GB. When I try to copy Windows says the destination is full and requires additional storage. ...
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Printing issue in Server 2008 R2 Enterprise OS with RDP Thin Clients

We are facing a typical issue about Printing from RDP Thin Clients to HP Laserjet Pro MFP 126nw Printer. The Server OS is Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Five Thin Client PCs are connected to the ...
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How does one add multiple computer names to a custom view in event viewer?

I'm trying to create a "Custom View" thru eventviewer on Windows 2k8R2-SP1 to see multiple logs from multiple nodes in a cluster in one view. But it doesn't seem to accept the remote computers' names ...
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Secondary DNS causing problems after AD is shut off

I have two Hyper-V Servers running on a Physical Server namely WideOff-SRV-01 (IP Address 192.168.1.5). The virtual machines are WideOff-AD-01 (192.168.1.9, which is Domain Controller), and ...
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Installing self-signed certificate on tomcat

down vote favorite The question: I have an application running under tomcat which calls another application under the same tomcat via a gateways which has a self signed SSL certificate installed. When ...
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dell poweredge t410 not found driver disk ubuntu server x64 or winserver 2008 x64

We have a Dell t410 Server with Windows Server 2008 x86. But the OS sees only 4 of available 16GB memory. So decided to install Windows Server 2008 x64 or Ubuntu Server x64. The problem is, when you ...
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Security breach: PHP files are being created over http posts. IIS 7.5 [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 / IIS7.5 hosting several Wordpress websites. The server is fully patched and all Wordpress sites are running the latest versions of Wordpress and all WordPress plugins ...
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Calling powershell.exe is extremely slow

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Powershell V4.0 I got a very simple script test.ps1 with this content : Write-host "Hello world!" I call this script from a powershell prompt like this : ...
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IIS 7.5 - can't configure two SSL Certificates under one IP-adress?

We're setting up HTTPS for all our websites. Unfortunately I'm not really experienced in IIS. I have two certificates, one is a EV-UCC-Certificate with 10 subdomains included. the subdomains are ...
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windows server backup performance

Windows server backup has various performance and configuration settings - one of these promises better backup performance but at cost of "performance on the server may be reduced by as much as 200%". ...
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Why is psExec hanging indefinitely and giving no error?

I'm simply attempting to open calculator on a remote machine in order to test the connection before I write a bigger script. I'm no pro with psexec yet, but I have never seen before what is happening ...
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Can't connect to SQL Server machine from another server any more

My sql server is on a machine 198.135.X.XX1 My dev server is on a machine 198.135.X.XX2 I used to be able to connect from my dev server to my sql server machines, but not any more. I am still able ...
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Domain Controller Replication, do logs replicate?

Im seeing some oddities relating to either authentication events or the logs themselves. My question is do the authentication events or the logs replicate across domain controllers? Im seeing the ...
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how did ransomware delete shadowcopies on file server

We had a PC infected with a Ransomware Trojan RANSOM_CRYPTESLA.AC that encrypted a bunch of files on a network drive. We isolated the PC and just restored from backup. One of the things that happened ...
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Windows Scheduler 2nd and 3rd Weekend of each month

Is it possible using the Windows Scheduler to have a task run on the Sunday after the 2nd & 3rd Saturday of each month? Long Version We have some maintenance scripts which bring our systems ...
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Remote desktop connection disconnect rarely

We have two offices that are connected with a cable network. Office 1 uses IP range like 90.0.0.XXX for its clients. Office 2 uses IP range like 90.0.2.XXX for its clients. I'm using windows 10 pro ...
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Does Windows support tcp TIME_WAIT reuse?

My PC is Windows 7 and I'm wondering if there is a similar option to turn on TIME_WAIT reuse, like tcp_tw_reuse on Linux? Thanks
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Understanding Microsoft Server 2012 R2 service account

I come from a unix background and is trying to managed some Window Servers right now. I cannot grasp the concept of the different service accounts available and what they are used for. During the ...
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2008R2 mstsc RDP log in via system service

I have a windows service which monitors the local RDP server and ensures that certain local users' sessions are logged on and active. It does this by waiting on WTSWaitSystemEvent and checking the ...
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Slow Windows Updates on Windows servers

I manage several servers running Windows 2008 R2. We install the latest Windows Updates every month. From the logs over the last year I can see that it is taking longer and longer to install them. ...
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Best client server protection [closed]

I have around 80 laptops connected to Active Directory server.(Windows Server 2008 r2). Currently all the laptops have Avast free antivirus on them. Is there any way I can check for unprotected ...
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Save ODBC credentials for Oracle on Windows

On my dev machine (Mint Linux), I have ODBC set up with credentials so that I only have to specify DRIVER and DBQ in the connection string. Unfortunately, the script will have to run on a Windows ...
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Block IP Address range on IIS 7.5

I have a Windows 2008R2 Server running IIS 7.5. It is getting bombarded with attempted hacks from similar IPs. How would I block the IP range with something like 51.255.65.*? Below is the UI ...
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RemoteApp hosted on VirtualBox Windows Server 2008 from Windows 10

I need to test a few things related to remote apps on Windows Server 2008 R2. The host system is Windows 10 and I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 in VirtualBox. Of course, I enabled the server for ...
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Printing from Dot Net Web application takes a long time.

We have a Dot Net Web application that takes several minutes to print to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server. It prints to a lot of HP Printers using the latest HP Universal PLC 6 drivers. When I ...
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Server 2008 R2 DNS, Airport Extreme router, and problems with name resolution the first try

I have an AD and DNS server on Server 2008 R2 (home network, nothing fancy). I used to have a secondary AD and DNS box that is currently offline - we moved, and that server was disconnected for too ...
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Remote Computer on Event Viewer, RPC server is unavailable

I am connected to a Domain Controller, as the Administrator via RDP. Server 2008 R2. I am trying to connect remotely to the event viewer of a machine on the domain. When I go to connect to another ...
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Preventing IP address from hitting Apache Tomcat by configuring Apache

We got Tomcat that needs to be restarted quite often on our production. Examining Apache access log file, I can see that certain IP addresses are hitting same logon page hundreds of times one after ...
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What are these ACS containers under my subnet objects?

I have ACS folders under my subnet objects in sites and services. Did some googling and now I'm more confused. Apparently this is Windows QoS Admission Control Service- which is Windows ...
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net files vs openfiles IDs

I was doing a PowerShell script for a quicker way of closing locked files on a big Windows Server 2008 R2 file server (more than 2500 files opened at this moment, and the peak hour was like 3-4 hours ...
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Not able to login through FQDN or IP address

I have kind of a weird situation here. I have a server running W2k8 R2 with SP1 where I am able to login with hostname\administrator but neither with IPAddress\Administrator nor with ...
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Change WIndows File Permission With Total Size Around 1 TB

Now I am working in company that had file server. When I see the permission of file sharing I almost got hearth attack because in root directory "Everyone" had full permission and will inherited by ...
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Unable to install IIS 7 on windows server 2008 R2

We are unable to install IIS 7 on windows server 2008 R2. After analyzing few things, the Server Manager was also not working and was prompting for continues reboot. Now, somehow we fixed the Server ...
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Shared Printer DENY Print ACL assigned to AD Security Group not Working

I have three servers. Server 1 - Print Server, Windows Server 2008 Standard Server 2 - Domain Controller, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Server 3 - Terminal Services Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2012: Dump local security setting to a txt file

Is it possible to dump the local security settings to a txt file using PowerShell or a batch script?