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 upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 fails with “You can’t do a typical upgrade …”

Trying to upgrade a server I ran into the following message: You can’t do a typical upgrade using an installation disc that’s different from the language installed on your computer. Existing ...
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Windows Server Security/System Log Access Auditing

I'm trying to analyze the logs of my 2 servers, one Win 2k8 R2 and the other Win 2k3. Specifically, I would like to be able to see in the logs if a user deleted, accessed, or modified either the ...
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Desktop Wallpaper through group policy for Windows 8 client

I Have Windows 2008R2 server with active directory. All client systems are Windows 8/8.1 Pro. I need to push corporate wallpaper through AD GPO on client system, I have created a shared folder on ...
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Set a GPO on all users from a trusted Forest

How do I set a GPO (such as desktop background) to work on users from Forest A when they connect to Computers on Forest B. There is a bidirectional Forest Trust between the two Forests.
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Why isn't my static route applying?

I'm migrating one of my services to a new public facing IP and I'm at a loss as to why the recently added route isn't functioning. This is a Server 2008 R2 box. I've covered several other questions - ...
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Is it possible to have SharedConfig enabled in IIS between Windows Server 2008 R2 (IIS7.5) and windows server 2012 R2 (IIS 8.5)

We have a webfarm with 3 web servers all in windows server 2008 r2. One of our servers has some hardware issues and we are looking to get a new server to replace it, however it is actually cheaper to ...
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Possible to override a GPO that doesn't have an 'Enabled' or 'Disabled' option?

I have a GPO that is directly under the domain in the tree in group policy manager. Meaning it applies to all OUs in the domain. (This wasn't my doing) The "Interactive logon: Message text for users ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 logon screen with both smart card and username/password options

I have a farm of Server 2008 R2 RD hosts that our staff connects to using HP ThinPro clients. Currently, we are using ThinPro 4.2. We would like to update to ThinPro 5.0, but we have run into a snag. ...
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Migrate boot from San install to local

I've recently been tasked with replacing all older model HP bl460c g1-5 with newer g7 models.We have several boot from San installations and I wanted to know if there is a method for migrating the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Print Server. Copying printer and giving new driver

Is there a way of copying a printer on a print server (Server 2008 R2) and then giving it a new name and new print driver? In a nutshell - 1 printer but with two names. Thanks
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mstsc freezes after entering credentials

At some point in Windows session (usually days) I can no longer make RDP connections. When running mstsc and entering credentials, all buttons are getting disabled and the UI freezes. Existing ...
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Windows profile is deleted when user does not log in for several days

We use a Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory network with Windows 7 Professional clients. After logging in a profile gets created on the computer as normal with all the usual settings, such as the ...
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Why is a windows file share not accessible intermittently?

Setup: Computer A has a file share called "ABC" with full control for a specific user X in the given domain. OS on all machines: Windows Server 2008 R2 with no antivirus software A service running on ...
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port 445 blocked by Group Policy

I have managed to block port 445 in the windows firewall using Group Policy, now the server that has this GPO applied is unable to read further GPO updates from the domain controller. Is there any ...
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Newly promoted domain controller showing many errors but dcpromo didn't complain?

I have a domain separated into four sites. In one of my remote sites, I have promoted a new DC and will be decommissioning the existing DC in a few weeks. I didn't receive any errors when I did the ...
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Console application scheduled task not exiting some times on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a C# console application as a Scheduled Task on Windows Server 2008 R2. The application is scheduled in Windows Task scheduler to run after every 15 minutes. At the end of the application I ...
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High CPU consumption of Apache in Win2008 R2 cluster

I Have 2 Win2008 servers running in a failover cluster, I have also installed Apache 2.2 and assigned it as a generic service for the cluster. The setup is designed to cater (at max) 76 clients. When ...
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Change SSL Protocol in MSSQL 2012

Is there a way to change the SSL Protocol support in MSSQL express 2012 on windows 2008R2 ? I want to change the protocol from SSL3 to TLS (1.0,1.1,1.2), after hours of looking I cant find ...
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2008 R2 RDS Client Printers Disappearing?

So my issue is something I can find nothing on and is very hard to track down. I am working with Microsoft and Citrix support but am getting nowhere and my client is becoming frustrated on the lack ...
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'Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update' and 3rd party root certificates

The group policy setting 'Turn off Automatic Root Certificates Update' prevents Windows from deleting certificates that it cannot verify. If a third party has provided me with their own self-signed ...
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Network shares over 4TB

We have our project files stored on a Windows 2008R2. Now the space on that 4TB drive is filling rapidly and we are soon either forced to expand the drive or move older file out from the drive. The ...
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Enable secure port 9091 of Openfire server

Is it possible to import .crt and gd-g2_iis_intermediates.p7b certificates in to the keystore of Openfire 3.9.3 XMPP server in order to make SSL ports enabled. I received .crt and ...
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Trusted root certificate being automatically removed from store

I have a trusted third party's root certificate. I install this to the 'Trusted Root Certification Authorities' certificate store in Windows Server 2008, but it disappears from the certificate store ...
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base filtering engine fails to start - error 5 access denied. Server 2008 R2

We had a major server fault over the weekend where some hard drives and the mainboard's raid controller failed. Mainboard and HDD's replaced - the Windows Server 2008 R2 is loading up, but many of the ...
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The best approach to access server in DMZ (outside domain) from LAN via command line (MS Windows)

I have two servers: SVR1 (Windows Server 2008) in LAN - part of domain SVR2 (Windows Server 2008) in DMZ - workgroup I need to access SVR2 from SVR1 via command line batch - copy some files and ...
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troubleshooting DOWNLOAD UPDATE IN SCCM

I have an Sccm2012r2 server with SUP role.I downloaded updates from Microsoft and I realized that server doesn't have enough disk space,So I Copied the downloaded Updates and then deleted the ...
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system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box

I 've got system center configuration manage installed and Software update point and distrbution point are in the same server . after getting Updates from Microsoft and deploying them I understood ...
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tomcat-webapp not accessible via port after windows-update

we are running 4 Virtual Machines on a MS HyperV Host. On one of the VMs (192.168.50.15) we have multiple Tomcat-Webapps on separate ports - 9010: Jenkins - 9020: Atlassian Jira - 9030: Wiki .. ...
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Filezilla Server: How to give read and modify files only permission

We want to give FTP access to third party to modify files on a specific folder our server. We will give them access to the specific website's folder only. However, we just want them to read and modify ...
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backup network for file server and NAS

I have a server, file server and a NAS Server. The storage on file server is created using ISCSI on NAS Server, and it's include with users' files (stored on NAS Server ISCSI). The problem is, when i ...
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Anonymous account in Windows server 2008

I'm trying to add an anonymous access on a IIS Ftp server (v7.5) on windows 2008-r2 I added IUSR account to my folder with full access. I stopped the firewall on both sides (client and server) Each ...
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DFS-N Fault Tolerance

I asked part of this question before, but I guess I'm missing something. I'm not clear on HOW to make sure that our DFS-N fault tolerance is configured correctly. We have 2 domain controllers (A and ...
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What would cause Wyse C10LE Thin Clients to suddenly be unable to use dual displays after Windows Updates?

Problem We have a virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 SP1 Remote Desktop server with a handful of users logging in from Wyse C10LE thin clients running the Linux-based Wyse ThinOS. A user turned on ...
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Is there any reason why TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are disabled on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Windows Server 2008 R2 seems to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 but are disabled by default. Why are they disabled by default? Do they have any drawbacks?
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Network based automount drive in GPO

For starters, I know about net use for this, but I need a more sophisticated solution. We have two branches, and both have a server with shared drives, both of which have are (or will have) the same ...
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Duplicate computer name but one of them with SID

I have seen duplicate computer name in AD. e.g. One PC was call 456 and the other called 456 cnf:850255521 Why they are two same PC name, I have ask everyone but know one knows why. Can someone ...
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how to assign ip to shared folder

I have a file server on 2008r2 and I want to limit users to connect to the file server only from a given IP, for security reasons. More information: every person has own shared folder on the file ...
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Getting .NET Framework 4.0.30319.33440 on Windows Server 2008 R2

The ReaderWriterLockSlim class of .NET Framework 4 has a pretty serious bug that may lead to deadlocks on some server hardware. (For a very technical discusson of the bug, see ...
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Windows VPN / TMG Server Expired Password Stuck Sending New Password

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 Server running Forefront TMG (7.0.9193.500) which works as our firewall and VPN gateway. For the most part it works, blocking traffic and allowing users to VPN in. I ...
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Server 2008 R2 WMI problems

I get error "1065" from Group Policy when trying to run GPUpdate, and Group Policy is specifying that it cannot process the WMI query. I can successfully run some queries manually, but WMIDiag ...
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How do I filter Event Viewer down to errors from a single website?

I have used Event Viewer to create a custom view of all ASP.net errors by using the GUI as below How do I create custom views for a single website?
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Set SPN for all users in domain

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain controller with more than 60 user accounts. Each time one of these users tries to connect to the DC authentication "falls back" to NTLM. Kerberos authentication fails ...
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SSHD on Cygwin: can't connect as “root” from a Linux box

I'm trying to connect a Linux (CentOS 6.5 x64) server and another server, a Windows Server 2008 R2 running Cygwin, and transfer files daily via SSHD from Linux to Windows, and I will use public keys ...
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Sysvol replication broken between Server 2008 R2 DCs

We recently added a second DC to our network at a different site. The DCs do not appear to have any difficulty communicating via the network, and AD objects (users, computers etc) are synchronising ...
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W2K8R2 - A way to convert effecitve Group Policy settings to import on stand-alone machines for local policy?

If I have a relatively robust domain environment (e.g. 20 Security related Group Policy Objects) applying to my servers as a baseline set of policy settings and I have a stand-alone server that I want ...
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Managing Distribution Groups from Outlook

I need to be able to have a domain user edit/add/remove contacts from a distribution group. This distribution group will contain contacts (first name, last name, email address) that are external to ...
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How can I host multiple websites from the same Windows 2008R2 server?

server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with two NICs and running IIS two Internet connections we can only get one IP address on each Internet connection. two routers we want to serve two websites, ...
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High CPU Usage by LSASS.exe when installing Exchange Server 2013

We have a Windows 2008 R2 DC and we are installing Exchange Server 2013 (New installation) on a Windows 2012 R2 Server. During the installation I noticed it is getting stuck after completing 18% or ...
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HP Microserver N36L, VMWare and PCI passthrough [closed]

I have a HP microserver N36L. It has a TV card in it (PCI). It is running windows server 2008 R2. I would like to get a VMware instance setup to run ubuntu and run a TV server on the VM. I've heard ...
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Time Sync Issue for vm PDC on HyperV

I am a bit new the this forum. Not sure where to start but I basically found an article on this forum about HyperV Time Sync for VM Domain Controller. The owner of the post described the problems that ...