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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How to replace permissions and everything inside with icacls on Windows Server 2012?

Using Windows Server 2012 R2 AND Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a folder called C:\temp\test and I want to grant access to SYSTEM and a user and all files and subdirectories, and remove everthing ...
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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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iSCSI drive doesn't mount after reboot of windows 2008 r2

I have a server with Win2008R2 and a synology NAS. On the Nas there are 6 iSCSI partitions which are mounted on the windows server. The windows server is virtualized under Hyper-V. After rebooting ...
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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 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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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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Internet Explorer 9 & 10 Group Policy Preferences missing

I have a single Domain Controller network (Windows Server 2008 R2, running on the 2003 Forest/domain level), with the clients currently migrating from WinXP Pro to Win7 Pro. I Need to control the ...
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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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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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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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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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ZFS Like Alternatives on Windows

Conceptually, and I don't think I am alone here, I love the concepts of ZFS. You can create one big disk, everything is stored on multiple drives, and you can grow and shrink the pool and drive at ...
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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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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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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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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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What's eating my drive space when normal files + hidden + system doesn't equal total drive space used

This is very strange. All directory sizes are normal, and all other folders are within 20GB of what they should be. The discrepancy is that I can’t locate the files that are consuming 150GB of ...
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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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Keep getting the password complexity error for a OU that should have it disabled

I have a specific Organizational Unit in my Active Directory domain that needs to have weak password settings. I set up my GPO and created a new policy for the OU OU=Limited ...
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How to upgrade MS SQL Server from 32bit to 64bit

I have a production server, that is used for MS SQL Server Databases. The machine specs are: - Intel Xeon E5410 CPU with (EM64T) - 4 GB RAM - SCSI HDDs in RAID mode It currently has: - Windows ...
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Managing CBS.log files on Windows 2008R2?

Whilst auditing disk space on our Windows 2008R2 farm we noticed that some servers had quite large C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log files (~1.5GB). I was under the impression that this particular log file ...
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IIS7 Windows Authentication Providers

Does anyone know what the different windows authentication providers for IIS7 means. There are 3 available providers NTLM Negotiate Negotiate:Kerberos NTLM is pretty obvious I think its NTLM ...
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Unable to move OU in Active Directory (Access is denied)

Background I tried moving an OU in Active Directory today and received an Access is denied error. Upon further inspection of my AD user account I had the necessary permission to move the object (I ...
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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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can the require user's permission be set in a gpo?

We are using Windows 2008R2 Server for our Domain Controller and a Windows 2008 for our Remote Desktop users. We have to support them or get them out of something on a regular basis. We have quite a ...
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DHCP Server only remembering one lease

I have a Server 2008 R2 DHCP Failover Cluster that serves two VLANs - an office network and a guest WiFi network. Both of the members of the failover cluster are virtual machines (ESXi) and use the ...
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Write access to EVERYONE works, IUSR, IIS_IUSRS, DefaultAppPool does not work. why?

Ok. Here we are trying to set up a Classic ASP website at IIS 7.5 in Windows Server 2008 R2. There is a folder named dbc under the website's root and it has a file which is used to read and write ...
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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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Powershell Servermanager module not included in Windows Web Server 2008 R2

This is driving me nuts! Apparently using the servermanager module should be as easy as type: Import-Module servermanager The problem is that I don't have it. PS C:\Users\Administrator> ...
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Cluster failover and strange gratuitous arp behavior

I am experiencing a strange Windows 2008R2 cluster related issue that is bothering me. I feel that I have come close as to what the issue is, but still don't fully understand what is happening. I ...
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Monitoring Active Directory (AD) Replication in Windows Server 2008 R2

With Active Directory, what is a good way to monitor replication? I have multiple sites and multiple locations, so ideally both replication between sites and within sites would be monitored. I'm not ...
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IIS7.5 Domain Account Application Pool Identity for SQL Server Authentication

In Windows Server 2003/IIS6 land we typically create an app pool that runs as the identity of an AD account created with minimal privileges simply for that purpose. This same domain user would also be ...
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Active Directory Country capitals (letters)

Does someone know how to solve the problem of changing all country fields at once and probably why the country field is multiplied each time I select + apply a country change until the Object is being ...
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Disable Browsing With 7-Zip

We have a lot of servers running Windows 2008 r2 (RDS/Citrix). We try our best to lock down remote desktop and published applications. Recently, one of my colleague showed me how he could use 7-zip ...
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Remote Desktop Server always showing login screen

Usually if you connect to a Remote Desktop Session Host running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 you will be prompted for your credentials and if they are valid you will be logged in to your session ...
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Inbound Windows Firewall Core Networking Rules

I've just purchase a Windows Server 2008 R2 VPS plan and I was alarmed to see the default configuration had Windows firewall disabled. I've enabled the firewall and disabled most of the inbound rules, ...
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Installing MSI via Group Policy in a Fully Unattended Way

I have some MSI files I would like to install via Group Policy. Does anyone know how to do this or know a document that explains how to do this that meets the following criteria: When installed by ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 STD doesn't accept first attempt to RDP

I have a terminal server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and there is strange issue that I cannot connect to the server via RDP when I try to do this for the first time, but after first ...