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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svchost.exe -k netsvcs occupying >1GB memory

I have noticed my production server "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" is occupying >1GB ram memory, steadily, which I think is a bit excessive. This is what tasklist /svc will give me for this process: ...
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How to kill a hung service on Windows 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running NSClient++. For some reason the service has got its knickers in a twist and stopped responding to Nagios polling. When I tried to restart the service the ...
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What's the sense in having RemoteDesktopUsers without “log on through Remote Desktop Services” privilege? [closed]

Recently Microsoft changed the default policies in Windows Azure Guest OSs (Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012). One of the changes is that now only members of Administrators group have ...
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Application Event Log keeps getting corrupted

I recently asked about repairing a corrupt event log, because it seemed to be a one-off event. The event log has since exhibited the same behavior 3 times. We have been trying to find patterns, but ...
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why isn't laravel's php artisan serve server being accessible from the WWW on IIS

I have a laravel application running through the laravel artisan server: php artisan serve and it works just fine if I go on my localhost:8000.. Further, I added an inbound rule in the IIS server ...
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Is dedicated one NIC to a virtualized DC overkill?

Host Server: Dual Xeon E5530's 24 GB Ram 4x 1GB NIC's (operating at 100MB because of 100MB maanged switch) Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V Role + BackupExec 2012 backing up to NAS ...
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Can Windows 2008 R2 DNS set TTL per record?

The DNS Manager administrative tool doesn't seem to have an option for configuring TTL for an individual record. I can set the TTL per-zone by right-clicking -> Properties -> SOA. Where is the ...
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Cannot enable network discovery on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to enable the Network Discovery feature on a newly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 instance. The network connection is in the Home or Work profile (it is not domain joined). These are the ...
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Replacing a file server, will links break?

I'd like to replace a file server we use (actually a couple of them) because it's a 2003 server. I'd prefer to have 2008r2, because I can expand disk volumes on the fly. My question is, can I take ...
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AD reset user passwords for a security group

I'm not quite sure if this is possible or not, but I need to force a certain security group's users to have their passwords expire so they'll be forced to change them on next login. The reason for ...
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Can I run Excel 2010 on a server?

This question is not about a person using Excel on a computer that happens to have an Windows Server OS. And it is not about using any Sharepoint services features! The question is about automated ...
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How to detect Dell TPM from inside Windows?

I need to know whether my server has TPM installed. It is located 10000 miles away from me so going there to look at the BIOS is not an option. It is also not anyhow described on the Dell website nor ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 grinds to a screeching halt during file copy operations

When my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine is performing any large disk operations (copying 10GB files from one drive to another, copying similar file over network, merging HyperV snapshots, compressing ...
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Roaming Profiles: Simultaneous Logins of Same User

I am administering a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment that is using roaming profiles and folder redirection. The client machines are running Windows 7. Due to the nature of the business, users ...
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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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How do I remotely install, configure and maintain SNMP?

I'm looking to remotely install the SNMP and SNMP WMI Provider services on Windows Server 2008 R2, configure specific options for the Agent, Traps, and Security tabs, then make sure these services and ...
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Allow multiple remote desktop connections from same user

We're just setting up a brand new Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop services. Everything is installed fine so far, we have set it up with 5 CALs per User (not Machine!) and they are activated and ...
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What is the source of thousands of 4625 Logon Failure errors with Logon Type 8 (NetworkCleartext)?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 system that's showing thousands of 4625 Logon Failure errors with Logon Type 8 (NetworkCleartext) in the Security section of the Windows Logs every single day. There ...
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What is the default working directory for a scheduled task in Windows 2008 R2?

Trying to figure out where the output of a long running scheduled task is being saved. Presumably, it's in the working directory of the task. Unfortunately, the "Start in" option was not set. The ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Standard server - how to disable RC4

I have just used www.ssllabs.com and ran a few tests - my server is capped to a B grade because my server accepts RC4 This server accepts the RC4 cipher, which is weak. Grade capped to B. I've ...
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Windows 2008 R2 gpupdate locks my user account

I built a Windows 2008 R2 server last year, and ever since my elevated account locks 10-12 times a day. After much research and testing I found that the server is locking my account at each failed ...
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Debian 6.0 AD integration

Despite multiple questions already about this, e.g. Linux on Windows AD Domain I'd like to know how to get Debian 6.0 Squeeze integrated with AD using open source or otherwise free of charge for ...
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Unexpected results from an XML query filter for security event log

Folks, I am trying to craft a custom XML / Xpath filter to the Windows Event Log viewer to exclude the countless "SYSTEM" Logons from the security log's view. I have managed to get this far with the ...
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Windows 2008 Unknown Disks

I have a BL460c G7 blade server with OS Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This is a brand new C7000 enclosure, with FlexFabric interconnects. I got my FC switches setup and zoned properly to our Clariion CX4, ...
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Boot from software RAID 1 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 system with a single hard drive, and I have a spare hard drive of same size/model that's not being used. I was thinking about dropping in the new drive and setting ...
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How to present shared storage for MS Cluster Services running on vSphere 5

I've seen two approaches to handling the presentation of shared storage to Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster VMs on VMWare vSphere. One is the traditional method of carving out a LUN on your SAN and ...
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windws server 2008 udp multicast performance problem

I encounter a strange performance problem on 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1. Here is the setup: Many processes listening to distinct Multicast UDP streams (5 multicasts listen by process) bound on a single ...
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Windows Server Backup: list backups on destination

I need to retrieve the list of backups on a system's backup volume via script. The information I am after can be found in the WSB GUI after clicking "View details" of the "Destination usage" part in ...
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vSphere 5.1 U1 Client - “The command has timed out as the remote server is taking too long to respond”

The Problem: What we are trying to do When trying to log into vCenter using the VMware vSphere Client we are greeted with the following error when using both Windows Sessions credentials or manually ...
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Windows 2008 R2 forgets static IP configuration after reboot

I've got an issue where a Windows 2008 R2 Standard (SP1) server loses its static IP configuration upon a reboot. It's a sysprep'd image. The following steps reproduces the problem: Using the SAC, ...
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Select appropriate network printer for Remote Desktop based on Thin Client location

I'm setting up my organization's first Terminal Server / Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) for Lab use. We are a college, and I am wanting to use this server (or more servers configured similarly in ...
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unable to destroy windows 2008 r2 failover cluster after SAN rebuild

I created a windows 2008 r2 failover cluster for a sql 2008 active/passive cluster. This two node cluster was using a SAN device for a quorum disk resource as well as MSDTC resource. Well....I ...
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Check that a given user has a given privilege

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user has the privilege on the server. The following is true in my setup: The server is a part of a domain but not a domain controller ...
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Advantages/Disadvantages for using a single volume / drive letter for Windows Server installs

Our virtual environment is cut up as a VM for each job role (DNS, DC, System Center CM, File Server, Log Aggregation, IIS, etc). If disk performance isn't critical is it really necessary to still ...
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Printer Recommendation for Three Stooges Environment

I administer a 3 stooges environment. Linux server hardware, Windows Server VMs, Mac clients. My Mac clients RDC to a Windows 2008R2, each client has their own USB printer. The USB printer is ...
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How does Windows 2008 R2 run 32-bit applications?

If 32-bit processor support is disabled in Windows Server 2008 R2, how does the operating system run 32-bit programs?
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Some DHCP clients end up with wrong DNS server

The scenario: DC running Windows Server 2008 R2 providing DNS + DHCP Cisco 1811 Router as the gateway 30 Windows XP DHCP clients on the LAN The problem: Some workstations are spontaneously ...
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Adding a 2012 R2 Domain Controller to a 2008 R2 functional level domain

Our current domain is at a functional level 2008 R2 and all the current domain controllers are built on Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. One of our remote site domain controllers is up for replacement and ...
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Procedure for rebooting Domain Controllers?

We have several servers running as Domain Controllers, "DC01", "DC02", and "DC03". For some reasons, we need to reboot them. Is there a specific procedure to follow? Additional info: "DC01" ...
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Server 2008 R2 requires 2 disks to boot

Weird one. I have a domain controller with Server 2008 R2. It is a hack job but is reliable. AMD system. AM2 6000+ Asus Crosshair MB. The server is utilizing 5 Sata ports for Hard disks of assorted ...
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Last restart/start time of a windows service

Is it possible to find out in Windows what the last restart time of a windows service is?
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Install .NET 4 via command line or PowerShell?

How do I install .NET 4 on Windows Server 2008 R2 from the command line or PowerShell? This post shows how to do it for .NET 3.5 using dism.exe and PowerShell. I am guessing that, since the .NET 4.0 ...
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Can't connect to SQL Server 2008R2 on Windows Server 2008R2

I reinstall a server Windows Server 2008 R2, I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 no problem during installation. When I try to connect with "Microsoft SQL Management Studio" via sa account or Windows ...
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Word 2007 crashes on Server 2008 R2 terminal services

We are finding that Word 2007 (with SP2) crashes when used on a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server. Typically it crashes when you click File/Open or File/Save, but not every time. Maybe one time in four, ...
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Testing Windows user accounts without actually logging into them?

We setup Windows users accounts with redirected profiles here at work, and in the past we have just logged in to the account to test them out. However, recently there has been a change in company ...
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SQL Server express service is not starting [closed]

I've bought my first VPS yesterday, and I have installed Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express on it. Then I have restarted my VPS. But SQL Server Service didn't start. I've tried to start it manually, ...
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How to determine if the last shutdown was due to power failure in windows?

I know I can get logs of shutdowns from the eventlog when the shutdown is proper and initiated by the user or due to software upgrades. But how do I determine if the last shutdown was due power ...
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Mass delete mapped & local printers

Is there any way to mass remove all local and network mapped printers from all workstations on a domain via group policy or a batch file? I need to remove local Windows 7 printers such as Fax, ...
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How can I get the “description” attribute of an OU in ActiveDirectory?

I'm working on a set of script that will be used to migrate the users and structure from one active directory to another. For this, I'm using the Get-ADOrganizationalUnit commandlet to export the OUs ...