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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Bitlocker Group Policy for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2

it seems when I try to encrypt my hard drive on Windows 8.1, I get this error: When I check the Group Policy settings on the server, that's what we have, although, it says it's only compatible with ...
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Why doesn't logstash grab or index the files from the mapped drive?

I don't understand why logstash is so finicky with network resources. I shared a folder on another machine and then mapped it as Z: under Windows Explorer. I've verified the path and everything. I can ...
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ASP.NET APP on IIS 7.5 on windows server 2008 r2 - does not log unhandled exceptions

we have APS.NET application running on IIS 7.5 on Server 2008r2. When developers debug the code in VS2012 web server the unhandled exceptions are logged in EventViewer but when the app is deployed on ...
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Unable to backup SQL database due to insufficient permissions

We are attempting to do an internal SQL backup of our databases, however it appears when the databases were configured the SA user account had been disabled. For whatever reason the BUILTIN\Users only ...
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Is IPSEC used by default on Win7/'08-R2 NFS (TCP139/445&UDP137/138)

We'd like to share files through an Win08R2 EC2 instance with clients (Windows 7 machines) through the default NFS (i.e. avoiding 3rd party software like Dropbox/Aws-s3 etc.). Encryption at rest is ...
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Will removing a KMS Host impact the Clients assigned a licence from this machine?

Background: After appearing to have an issue with Windows licence failing on a number of our machines randomly, we have come to realise that there are a lot of incorrectly registered KMS hosts on the ...
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Pinging server replies back with incorrect IP address

I hope this is the correct forum for this posting. Here's my environment (well, my clients environment): Gateway: 10.0.0.1 (our router) AD & DNS Server: 10.0.0.8 (Windows 2008 R2) (host name: ...
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How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?

There is a remote desktop server (also file server) that works just fine for almost exactly 14 days give or take a day or two. Then, it just locks everyone out with "access denied". It can be resolved ...
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Mac computer names conflicting with Windows computer names

A few months ago, we had an issue where an employee (for god knows what reason) decided to rename one of the conference room Mac minis to the same name as one of our domain controllers. The result was ...
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What would cause a file saved to a Windows network share to not be immediately visible through the browse function of a 3rd party program?

Problem We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with a network share setup on one of the storage volumes. Users on desktop computers use a scanner to scan single-page documents and convert them to a ...
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Can you manage Server 2012R2/Win8 GPO's on a Server 2008R2 DC?

Having a little trouble clarifying an issue I'm having and google is unable to grant me a precise answer. We have a new Windows 8.1 tablet that we are testing in our environment, this obviously needs ...
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Weird Issue on 2008R2 while access Shares using linuxe SMB share

I have Linux share in my network.While using windows 2008 r2 user open any file from the share in user profile recent document it show only open document multiple time. When it open form windows share ...
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Windows cluster has lost or discarded the CLUSDB

Both nodes of a two node windows failover cluster on 2008R2 have lost the CLUSDB file. I think this happened because an inexperienced admin came to a cluster with a reserved disk issue and ...
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Trigger a scheduled task if specific event is logged in AD FS 2.0 event log

I am trying to use Task Scheduler to monitor an AD FS 2.0 event log on an AD FS 2.0 proxy which is located in a DMZ on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I am trying to monitor the log for a specific Event ID ...
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svchost.exe -k regsvc using over 1.2 GB RAM

I have 3 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Servers (VM) and each one has svchost process that is taking up more than 1.2 GB of RAM. I understand that this is running RemoteRegistry Windows Service that could also ...
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FTP on Windows 2008 r2 on Google Compute Engine

I'm having difficulty setting up FTP to my new Windows 2008 R2 Server on the Google Compute Engine. I've tried to follow the basic steps but I need deeper help with more of a step by step approach ...
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Scheduled RasMan connection to SSTP VPN fails only at night

Background I have an SSTP VPN with a self-signed certificate. It's running on a physical instance of Server 2008 R2 on our LAN. Three off-network workstations are scheduled to connect to the VPN "at ...
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Automatic S/MIME certificate distribution/outlook integration for signed/encrypted email

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine and an Exchange 2010 Server on two seperate machines. The WS2008R2 machine is configured with a certificate authority in which I have configured certificate ...
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psping to localhost - improve throughput

I'm using following psping command to measure the bandwith throughput for localhost on a physical server psping -4 -b -l 8k -n 20000 localhost:1234 The throughput is around 150MB/s wich isn't all ...
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unable to set service user account via command line

I am writing a puppet script to automate creation of TeamCity agents on Windows 2008 R2 SP2.For this, I need to set a custom TeamCity service user account via command-line. So far, I have tried this ...
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Disable secure logon for tablets connected to domain

I have a domain set up with Windows 2008 R2, and by default requires Ctrl + alt + del to unlock computers. I have been pulling my hair out trying to configure GPO so that tablets will not require Ctrl ...
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Is it Safe to “Disable Recursion (also disables forwarders)” in a Standalone Lab?

In a standalone lab is it safe / appropriate to "Disable Recursion (also disables forwarders)"? (With recursion disabled, Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer reports, "The DNS Server must have root ...
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Can't open Active Directory Users and Computers, Group Policy settings issues

In the past I've been able to open "Active Directory Users and Computers" to manage the users and computers on our Windows Server 2008 R2 box. We just recently made some changes to our Group Policy to ...
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Right to install printer driver from printer server

Previously, I have posted on stackoverflow, because I was believe that code is wrong. My goal is to check printer and tray on printer server and display this on a web page. When I run pool with admin ...
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SBS 2011 Essentials + Server 2008 R2 RDS - Additional CALs [duplicate]

I have an existing SBS 2011 Essentials domain and I would like to add a Server 2008 R2 as purely an RDS Session Host server for our remote staff. : In such an environment (whereby I already have [the ...
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Strategy for virtualised Windows Server Updates to reduce downtime

We have a wonderful VMWare based visualized environment that has, until now, been hosting a collection of Linux based VMs. We've now added in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that hosts a SQL Server ...
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Folder Redirection DFS Slowness

Currently performing a project to migrate all users from mapped drive home folders to redirected folders (Documents). Having a strange issue at the moment whereby users redirected folder Documents is ...
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Restrict shared folder access to specific computer/IP [closed]

How to configure a server [having DNS and ADS roles installed user account created/configured] to restrict its shared folder access to a specific computer in the network. Sol-1: Solution proposed ...
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adding more IP's to my DHCP scope

Our DHCP server is running out of addresses in its range. How can I increase the range? We have Windows Server 2008r2 as a DC\DNS\DHCP server. current scope range 10.220.120.1 - 10.220.120.254 ...
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Performance Monitor Single W3WP

How to set my counters in perfmon to track a single W3WP process?
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How to clone, disjoin & rename a Windows 2008 R2 VM offline, then rejoin domain online

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain joined server, which should be cloned as test server in the same domain! There is an MSSQL 2012 instance and Team Foundation Server 2013 installed, but this shouldn't ...
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Why it is necessary to rejoin the domain after reverting the server from a snapshot?

I am totally new to this, in my project i have seen that it's required to rejoin servers to the domain after reverting them from a snapshot. Can anyone please explain why this is needed and how it ...
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Forwarding Port 54321 to 80 on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am trying to forward port 54321 to port 80 on my Windows Server 2012 R2 box to simulate what my router is currently doing for other machines on my network (forwarding a specific port to port 80 so ...
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DFSR speed Server 2008r2

So, here’s the simple setup: 2 sites, each with their own file server (server standard 2008r2 fully updated) 100MB WAN link at each site 1.7TB shared drive Replication schedule 64Mbps at night and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - The system cannot find the path specified

I'm trying to perform a full backup which includes: System Reserved Local Disk (C:) Data (D:) System state Bare metal recovery All of them have the status "completed" apart from "Data (D:)" which ...
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Unable to access intranet web site from client machine

I have installed windows 2008 r2 server on a machine with 2 network cards. I am able to access internet from this server. I have installed mysql and mssql 2008 on this machine. I can access both the ...
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File Sharing Methods

So, I've been looking around, and haven't found any information that lays out the differences between the two file sharing areas in the Folder Properties Sharing tab, as in the image below. There seem ...
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Removable Storage User Configuration Group Policy not working when Windows Server 2008 R2 is used as a client

I have enabled read write restriction for a group of users, if a user from this group is to log onto a win 8.1 system or Windows 7 system and tries accessing a USB drive it says access is denied, ...
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Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise

I am tried to upgrade my windows server 2008 r2 standard to Enterprise but i got the below error: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. ...
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Server 2008 R2 > 2012 Migration

I am pretty new to windows server so please bare with me, i am looking to upgrade our current small server from server 2008 rs to windows server 2012 essentials, however we are only using one server ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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is it possible to delegate file srv and print srv managing to other users in windows 2008 R2 without giving them full admin rights?

we have some field service guys that work locally for some of our customers, we want to transfer the tasks of managing file servers and print servers to them. first we Thought about giving them local ...
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Data Directory PostgreSQL 9.1 to Windows 2008 Server R2

"My predecessor" has installed PostgreSQL 9.1, now I would like to know what is the "Data Directory" installation. Now I am using this interface: Can I know using this interface the Data ...
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Outgoing connection fails on clustered Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a problem with outgoing connection on clustered Windows Server 2008 R2. I have two servers in the cluster, the problem came in the fact that the servers has stopped working with the domain. In ...
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Server 2008 - Multiple Event 55 NTFS

VMware ESXi with a virtual server running Windows Server 2008 R2. Event Viewer Administrative Events logs are flooded with the following error: Event 55, Ntfs The file system structure on the disk ...
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Kerberos Authenticator Encryption Type NULL

So, I've been working on a SSO enabled XMPP application on our network for a couple weeks. I have 95% of the bugs worked out, and everything is running smoothly. The problem is that I have a couple ...
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Troubleshooting web server continuous load issue

I am a beginner at managing a web server. And I am trying to learn how to troubleshoot an issue in Windows Server 2008 R2 running IIS 7.5 with a .NET 4.0 MVC website. A website I manage has been ...
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Exchange 2013 server not receiving mail from the internet [duplicate]

My organization is having trouble with our Server 2008 R2 server running Exchange 2013. Our email client we are using is Outlook 2007. The issue is that Exchange isn't receiving external email. Our ...
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Windows Failover Cluster - Create Cluster Wizard: error occurred while creating the cluster

I have 2 identical Windows Server 2008 R2 servers which I am trying to setup a failover cluster on. The "Validate a Configuration" passes, but the actual creation process produces an error: An error ...
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Test for ICMP/TCP timestamp responses and disable responses

We had a penetration test done on our servers and one of the vulnerabilities they suggested we fix is that the host responded to an ICMP timestamp request with TCP timestamp. I've looked around but ...