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 Server for NFS Anonymous Access

I have an NFS share on a Windows 2003 Server that is working perfectly with read/write access using anonymous access. I am moving to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and am trying to do the same. I ...
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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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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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Fixing “server unavailable” login problems in exchange 2013 and outlook 2010

We've been facing some problems pertaining to expiring user passwords, causing "server unavailable" login problems for Outlook Outlook 2007 and 2010 clients on exchange 2013. The quick fix to this was ...
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Mutli-DC Environment DNS Error 4015

We recently added a new 2008 R2 DC to an existing 2003 forest with one 2003 DC. We haven't raised any functional levels. The 2003 DC was powered down (it hadn't been demoted yet, but all the FSMOs are ...
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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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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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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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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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SQL Server Express 2005 cannot accept connection (but ODBC working from external and local server)

I'm having a problem with SQL Server Express 2005 edition; it's unable to be contacted from an application (3rd party monitoring utility software). I have perform the following tests, all of which ...
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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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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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Cannot start ` Secure Socket Tuning Protocol Service`

I tried to start Routing and Remote Access Service but I've got an error says the dependency service or group failed to start then I tried to start Remote Access Connection Manager (one of RRAS's ...
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WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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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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IIS 7.5 not logging

I have a strange issue with a Windows Server 2008 R2 running IIS: HTTP logging stopped a few months ago (I just found out), and I cannot seem to get it to start logging again. I have both HTTP ...
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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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What are anonymous logons in Windows Event log?

I'm playing with a new Win2008 R2 server installed and hosted online with a direct connection to the web (i.e. no separate firewall in front of it). The server is supposedly locked down with just ...
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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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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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do I need to create an AD site for VPN network

I have Windows Domain level 2008 R2. There are four GC DC in four different physical locations. I have Kerio-based VPN network for replication and remote administration. Here is how network ...
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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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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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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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NSLOOKUP returning my domain appended to non-authoritative answer, along with wrong address

I recently installed a Windows 2008r2 server (workgroup only, no AD or Domain). This server has DNS enabled. From a different client machine on the LAN, I run NSLOOKUP to test DNS operation. When ...
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Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication

When adding a new DC (2012 R2) to a domain (2008) everything goes well except that it never advertises as DC. Doing a bit of diagnosis i found out that ntfrs replication never starts, consequently ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Migrating windows server 2008 r2 hyper-v cluster to Server 2012 r2

I did some browsing of the existing articles regarding this question but I couldn't find it so I apologize if I simply missed it. My current setup: 1 x 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster 3 x Windows Server ...
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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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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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Two sites running same code and different config files?

I have a Windows 2008R2 server with IIS, running one site (ASP.NET4.5). All the parameters are written in web.config file. I have to add a new site, that will run on the same code (same root folder) ...
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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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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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Task Scheduler with Virtual Accounts, possible?

Currently I'm using LOCAL SERVICE as the user account for various regular tasks, and was wondering if it was possible to use a Virtual Account instead. Task Scheduler seems to reject NT SERVICE\ ...
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Adding additional 2008R2 DC to Window 2012 R2 domain

I am migrating our company's AD from a Windows SBS 2008 to a news Windows 2012 R2 Essentials server. Everything went fine and the new AD now is in production stage. The last step is adding an ...
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If an IIS hosted site is secured using Kerberos, can Linux machines connect to it?

I'm running into a problem configuring my IIS 7.0 website in a test environment with Kerberos. I have a trial version of Windows Server 2008 R2 with AD DS, AD RMS, DHCP, DNS & IIS roles installed. ...
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Routing and Remote Access Service won't start after full disk

The HDD of the server was out of disk space, and after a reboot, RRAS won't start anymore on my 2008 R2 server. Error Details: Log Name: System Source: RemoteAccess Date: ...
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Create image of 2008 R2

I'm trying to create an image of a Dell PowerEdge T320 server that can be used for future backups in case anything occurs with this server. Originally I tried to create a bartPE and use ghost32.exe in ...
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Software RAID0 on ephemeral storage for Server 2008 on boot

I have a c3.large instance which I would like to run the two ephemeral drives in a striped raid configuration. I am able to do this via command line and the disk management msc, but I have not been ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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Error # 1045 - Cannot Log in to MySQL server -> phpmyadmin

We have installed PHPMyAdmin on a windows machine running IIS 7.0. We are able to connect to MySQL using command-line, But we are not able to connect using PHPMyAdmin. The error displayed is: Error ...
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Need ultra-low latency, how to minimize?

I have several Windows Server 2008 R2 machines that act as clients and are connected to another server in the same datacenter. I don't have access to teh server. I need to minimize latency between ...
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Could a Microsoft security update make major changes to the IIS configuration like this?

I've recently noticed a number of significant changes to my IIS configuration, some of which have major implications. I've dug through the daily backups and found that the change coincides with the ...
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Blocking another Win 2008 R2 admin from accesing some important folders

I have sold half my dedicated server to somebody but I dont want them accessing my web hosted Plesk files for my Wordpress website. As some of them are custom and confidential. I gave them local ...
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Cannot register RADIUS server in Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 r2

I'm trying to set up a RADIUS server in Windows 2008 R2 following the guide Install Windows 2008 R2 NPS for RADIUS Authentication for Cisco Router Logins. What I can't do is to register the RADIUS ...