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 Slow File Copy

I recently installed Windows Standard Server 2008 R2 with SP1 on an HP Proliant ML350 G5. This server has Sql Server 2008 Express with a few very small databases, and acts as a file and print share ...
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Why does some Windows Updates in wsus doenst contain a architecture?

I synced all security/critical updates on my wsus server and got a lot of updates which doenst contain any architecture. Is this because this update obtains for both architectures (64-bit AND 32-bit). ...
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Why does a Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 server occasionally stall?

I'm running a Virtual Machine server on Hyper-V that stalls about once a week, effectively rendering certain services it is running to be useless. -The physical host machine CPU: 6-core Xeon ...
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Setting up RabbitMQ on a secondary NIC

The Setup We have two servers running Windows 2008 R2 (called SERVER1 and SERVER2) and another server running HAProxy (called PROXY1). All three servers have two NIC, one on a public subnet and one ...
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Wireless authentication with DD-WRT, Cisco and Microsoft

I'm looking for a way to authenticate my wireless users beyond them just knowing the wireless password. Ideally they would join the access point then get dumped to the login portal that they'd have to ...
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inetserv config refresh - IIS 7

I currently am working on investigating an issue with an IIS 7.5 website. The issue occurs randomly every few days: When a user browses to the URL and tries to login, they are then quickly redirected ...
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Remove crashed SCCM 2012 from Active Directory 2008 R2 (schema version 69) [closed]

Our VM SCCM 2012 as been deleted by other administrator the last years and we haven't backup. I want remove all trace of SCCM from our Active directory and workstation but i don't know how to do this. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 System State backup

Running a member server 2008R2 server. Backups have been running fine for some time but recently ceased to run. We have been using CloudBerry Lab Enterprise Backup to store backups in cloud storage. ...
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HP t410 smart zero thin client RDP Client error Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm having an issue with 2 of my HP Smart Zero t410 thin clients. They each RDP into an XP SP3 virtual machine hosted on a virtual server running VWWare ESXi 5.0.0. Randomnly in the morning they'll ...
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How to retrieve previous IP/DNS information from Domain Controller logs?

I unfortunately have DNS scavenging on; information I need to retrieve could have been in Event Viewer DNS logs, but that's not there anymore, or maybe I am not looking for it properly. Story: I ...
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Different behaviour of IE11 on two Windows 2008R2 servers

I have 2 Windows 2008R2 Server SP1 machines. On both there is a service installed which is running under the same AD account with local admin privileges. On both there is a service which is launching ...
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Adding drivers to a non bootable drive

I have a server 2008 installation with a faulty motherboard. I have changed the motherboard and Windows blue screens on boot up. It is caused by the SATA drivers. I'm trying to find a method of ...
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Unable to connect to Server 2008 R2 physically or through LogMeIn

We have several Windows Server 2008 R2 servers across different companies we provide remote support for. Each server is installed with LogMeIn Central. When we try to login remotely (LogMeIn) to any ...
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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All of my scheduled tasks are failing with error code 0xE0434352 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have many scheduled tasks on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, running a few different programs with various command line options. Last night, they all started failing with the last run result of ...
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Debug or audit SDDL setting of a service

I have set a custom SDDL for a service, that contains an entry with custom SID, and after checking that new SDDL grants that SID remote restart rights I went off for a night, and today I have ...
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Cannot close open files in Server 2008 R2: “There is not an open file with that identification number”

I have a team that need to rename a folder on a network share but it currently says that there are files open. I have logged onto the server out-of-hours and tried to close the open files through ...
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How to fix: The description for event ID %i from source %s cannot be found?

I need to troubleshoot some WMI crashes we are suffering from. Unfortunately the event log doesn't show any details as the descriptions are missing. This is what the log says: The description for ...
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Installing Active Directory after finishing installing and deploying Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I have a small business with 5 employees and I am starting to use a Windows Server 2008 R2 to give my employees access to the server with TS RDP . The end of live of Server 2003 is coming soon which i ...
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Performance Monitor: How can I record thread states & wait reasons from all threads running in a process?

How can I record the thread states & thread wait reasons from all threads running within a specific process (WmiPrvSE.exe in this case)? Or even better from a list of processes that match a filter ...
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Auto DHCP IP Phones to a different subnet

I'm standing up a 3CX PBX system in my office and would like to set my DHCP to assign IP phones a 10.10.8.x address, while giving everything else a 10.10.0.x address (our current net). What would be ...
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Local group policy not applying (gpresult says its empty, but it's not)

We are running a strange AD constellation here, where the same logon script is defined within the local group policy on each server (don't ask me for the reason, it wasn't my idea). Then an (AD-) ...
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Tracking down a memory leak

I previously asked a question about a server that had a very high nonpaged pool memory utilization and someone explained how to use poolmon to track down the problem driver. I did this, but I'm not ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 Backup cannot do full backup on selected folders

I have two shared folders on our Windows Storage Server 2008r2 I want to backup every week. But when I attempt to restore, I realize that Windows Backup did not perform a full backup of my two ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Dropping Packets

I am seeing a strange problem with my WS2008R2 server I believe is related to networking. The symptom is that 6% of all attempts to ping the server using tcp fails. For example, from another machine, ...
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What is the syntax for the SNMP trap configuration group policy?

I want to configure SNMP traps through group policy, but the trap configuration dialog is just a plain list of strings. What do I have to enter here to configure the community name and trap server? ...
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Why does Chrome complain about “obsolete cryptography”?

I am hosting an ASP.NET website with wildcard ssl certificate on IIS / Windows 2008R2. While Chrome works fine with my website and shows a green lock the https connection, the https details mention ...
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80% memory utilization on server- is this just caching?

Memory utilization is very high on this 2008 R2 server, but I think it might just be caching RAM- performance on the server is fine and CPU utilization is very low. It is running DFSR which I believe ...
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The Desktop Window Manager has exited with code (0x40010004)

We are running a Windows 2008 R2 server in a terminal server environment. Every time a user logs in and out of the server we get the following notifications: EventID 9003 The Desktop Window Manager ...
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Error using SHA256 certificate for RADIUS server for use with Ubuntu Unifi/Wireless 802.1x 802.11 network

We have an established wifi network with Unifi, setup as wpa2-enterprise with a Windows Server 2008 R2 RADIUS host. Our CA server crashed, which didn't seem to cause any trouble with phones ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 random black screen on rdp and console

I am having a problem that I just can't sort out. Windows server 2008 R2, This server has been working fine since 2013. Now all of a sudden when I am logged in remotely through RDP the RDP window ...
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PowerEdge T430 - BSOD after OS (Server 2008 R2) applied

I am trying to verify the PowerEdge T430 for deployment to our customers through MDT. I have setup the drivers in MDT appropriately for the model by downloading the drivers from Dell.com. When we run ...
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SATA Hard disk on RAID controller does not show on windows, and healthy on BIOS

We have a WIN2012 R2 server (3 x SSD 1T each, 1 x SATA 2TB), each drive is being put on it's own RAID (reads 4 "Adaptec Array SCSI Disk Device) on device manager in windows "disk drives" section ...
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several domain controller logon

I've got two domain controllers. The master is DC01 and slave Fil01. I got that problem, that some computers logon over the slave dc and not the master. How can I set the order or prevent them on ...
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(Windows 7) Have Log on screen show local user “Tiles” and “Other”

I have a domain running windows 2008 R2. In one lab (running Windows 7 SP1) I want to be able to manage them using Group policy for the machine, but don't want the users to have to type in a network ...
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Imported wildcard SSL Certificate on Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS7.5 ERR_CONNECTION_RESET

I've been battling this all day! I've exported our production SSL Certificate to a PFX file, copied this to our dev IIS server. Using MMC, added the certificate management, imported the PFX into the ...
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Unable to edit Account Options with Delegate AD access (Access Denied)

We allow the IT services in other countries to manage certain parts of their AD/OU via Delegate Control. Under one Country OU, the delegate rights to edit Account Options are no longer working. This ...
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What are the limitations of using a scheduled Windows Server Backup instead of SQL Server backups?

We've taken over development and server admin for an e-commerce site, and the client has opted for a well-specced dedicated server, including a second drive for daily Windows Server Backups. However ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Remote Desktop : how to allow user copy from client to server but prevent server to client? [closed]

I have windows server 2008R2. I & friends are using remote desktop for connecting to server. My problem is : I want to prevent user copy anything from server to client (or at least, file & ...
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User account deleted but home directory still exists

I just deleted a user account on a Windows Server 2008 R2. Yet her user home directory still stands at c:\Users\her-account-id. Moreover, using regedit I can still see ...
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Do not allow all domain users to have access to a shared folder

This should be easy, but I just don't see it. And, first, I'm a programmer wearing the hat of an IT for lack of resource where I work (small company). I need to create a folder, inside our network ...
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CorrectFilePaths (or alternative) for Server 2008

I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed, and a third party application that handles all our business transactions. The problem is, we're running out of space, and the root folder for the ...
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What is the SURE way to ensure Microsoft Distribution Tool to only format C Drive?

Right now I'm using "Specific disk and partition" but is it the best way to do this? I have almost 100 pc to format which have other drives in them with data already. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Nslookup not using hosts file

So I've set public IP on the hosts file for a certain public IP address, but it picks up private ip from nowhere or from DNS. Content of windows hosts file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\Hosts ...
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how to install english MUI on windows web server 2008 R2

I am trying to install English MUI on Windows Web Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Russian) but I have no luck so far. I tried to install lp.cab from 6001.18000.080118-1840_amd64fre_Server_LP_1-KRMSLPX1_DVD.img ...
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Unable to start IIS Web Deploy agent for missing SSL certificate

I just found that my instance of Web Deploy agent stopped working and won't restart because of a missing SSL certificate. When I try to start service IIS Manager ...
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Why would I need the “Plug and Play” service in a Windows Server hosted in a VM?

I'm reviewing the logs of a Windows Server 2008 R2 server which is running inside a VM. The server hosts an Azure web role. The logs contain this record: The Plug and Play service entered the ...
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Remove drive given by gpo

I have a couple of GPOs that deliver out mapped drives through security groups. But when I remove someone from the group, the drive is still shown. The user don't have access to it, but it is still ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 Remote Desktop Services role

I've installed the Remote Desktop Services role on a 2008 r2 server, but I want to remove it. Basically it was done in anticipation of our company getting the licenses, but they've decided not to now. ...
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Can not connect via https to W2K8 R2 from external network

Connecting to the DNS/external IP of my Server is not possible. However, to the internal IP I can connect. HTTP is available from from internal as well as from external network. The Server is behind ...