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 route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?

I set up a VPN tunnel to my web server targetting its FQDN: (e.g. my.server.com) using the built-in Windows 7 VPN feature and the built-in Windows 8 Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) VPN feature. How ...
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Why are my perf counter logs disappearing after the scheduled run time?

I've setup a user defined data collector set in perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. I have it set to run for 24hrs. When it is running, I can see the files it is creating in the output path. ...
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How to measure UDP socket buffer loss on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Is there a way to view/measure UDP socket buffer loss on Windows Server 2008 R2? I've tried 'netstat -s' and looking at available perfmon counters, but nothing jumps out to me as a measure of socket ...
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V2V vCenter Server Standalone Converter

Environment: VM: Server 2008 Standard R2 with vCenter Server 4.1 installed running on VMware Workstation 7.1. I'm pretty confident I've done my homework on the required port settings that have to be ...
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error on \Device\Harddisk11\DR26 but Disk 11 doesn't exist

On a Windows 2008R2 server, I am getting this message in Event Viewer: Log Name: System Source: Disk Date: 7/3/2013 4:25:54 AM Event ID: 51 Task Category: None Level: ...
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Terminal Server 2008 (32 bit) fails to load profile (sometimes)

I'm having an issue with a virtualized Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008 (32-bit). It doesn't seem to be affecting any users connecting with HP Thin-Clients, only with my test accounts which ...
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Allowing multiple executables into a “Run only specified applications” group policy at one time

At my workplace we whitelist executables using a "Run only specified Windows applications" group policy applied to the domain. At certain times we need to whitelist large number of executables at a ...
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Windows DHCP Server - get notification when a non-AD joined device gets an IP address

SCENARIO To simplify this down to it's easiest example: I have a Windows 2008 R2 standard DC with the DHCP server role. It hands out IPs via various IPv4 scopes, no problem there. WHAT I'D LIKE I ...
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Route port forward through 2 windows server 2008R2 network adapters to another network

our phone system at work is on a separate network to everything else and I need to forward a port from our gateway to it to allow our phone tech to remotely administer it. I have plugged the phone ...
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windows server 2008 R2 Standard - Stop Anonymous Logon

On Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard ED. We have tons of ANONYMOUS LOGON logged under Event Viewer How to stop this ? How to disable ANONYMOUS LOGON ? Copy of messagge: An account was successfully ...
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Should I create active directory site for site with no domain controller (but with site-to-site VPN)?

This should hopefully be a quick and easy one. I have a remote site with no domain controller (no servers at all), connected back to HQ by a site-to-site VPN. Prompted by Netlogon Event 5807 (client ...
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How to avoid VHD detaching on network outage

I have VHD hosted in AWS attached to local servers as a backup destination. Problem is every 3-4 days network connectivity to the host drop intermittently and the VHD is detached, it needs to be ...
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Active Directory Security Permissions automatically reset

I have a Server 2008 R2 machine with Windows Deployment Services installed, which works perfectly well. However after some time (maybe a restart after installing updates) the security permissions ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 hangs when Editing folder permissions

Background: The server in question is a member of a domain. This is a brand new server, freshly installed. I can log into this server using any domain user (which tells me that on some level it is ...
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MDT 2012 and PXE BOOT

A couple of years ago I configured my primary domain controller with WDS (not MDT) and would capture and push images from and to clients. Well now I have to do it again (less than 20 workstations) ...
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How to monitor Windows Server events with Centreon Nagios

I want to monitor events on a Windows Exchange Server (Windows 2008 R2) and have installed NSclient ++ so I can use Centreon Nagios to monitor it. I did a bit of research and came across this question ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Does Windows log a “Member removed” event for security groups when an AD user account is deleted?

We have AD DS security auditing enabled on a Windows Server 2008r2 functional level domain. We use a third party tool to alert us to changes to our administrative group memberships. We recently ...
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Web site works fine on Terminal server, but has problems as a RemoteApp

I have set up a Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal server for the sole purpose of running a web-based application that has utterly ridiculous system requirements (IE7, Java 6 update 3, Acrobat 9.5). ...
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Enabling the mod_session_crypto on windows does not work

In Windows Server 2008 R2, I am trying to enable form based authentication using the apache module mod_auth_form authenticating against the LDAP server (Microsoft AD to be precise). After enabling the ...
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Data Protection Manager System Protection Backups Failing

I'm just starting to setup DPM 2010 in a test environment with a Domain Controller and a File Server. Everything seem to be working fairly well and I can get all of my backup jobs to succeed except ...
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Cannot enable RDP8 on Windows Server 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running as a guest in Hyper-V configured as a Remote Desktop Server. I have several people who use the server both while they are in the office and also while out of the ...
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Error

I'm trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 onto a Windows Server 2008 r2 Standard machine. After the installation I rebooted my server and got this error. Every post I've seen online is ...
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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
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Virtualized Server 2003 vs Server 2008 R2 file transfer rate differences?

Basically I am trying to find out where the difference in the rate of a network file copy might come from. I have a virtual Server 2008 R2 SP1 and a virtual Server 2003 R2 SP2, using the same store, ...
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Updating Win2008R2 SP1 with Windows Updates often fails when installing multiple updates but same failed update work when installed one a time

I am updating a whole bunch of server which are running Windows 2008R2 SP1. There are about 120 updates to install. I found that if I run all of the updates, it takes hours and hours, then fails and ...
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Server 2008 R2 freezes while copying data from network

Running a fresh installed Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64) with SP1 as a single HyperV host. This server has to replace an "old" 2008 R2 with a couple of HyperV VMs stored. After shutting all guest ...
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What would cause Windows to create temporary paging file?

After recent scheduled reboot when I remote to a server I get the following error message. Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your ...
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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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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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Is it possible to export a HyperV VM from Server 2012R2 and import it into HyperV on Server 2008R2?

I'm planning on migrating 2 HyperV VMs that are currently running on Windows Server 2012R2 to a new server running 2008R2. What's the best way to migrate the VMs? Will replication work between the two ...
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How can I define null route on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

How can I define null route on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? I've tried x.x.x.x is target ip which I'm trying to block 1.1.1.1 is non existing ip 192.168.1.1 is default gw 192.168.1.254 is non ...
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How do you manage “network locations” through domain group policies?

I know how to map network drives through GPOs, but I would like to map a "network location": I know how to add those on the workstation itself through Windows Explorer: But I don't know how to ...
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Computer under domain gives req_timed_out in browser for application

I've Windows Server2008R2 with ADDS configured. Also the same server got the Java application running in Tomcat. So, when I open the particular service of that application from the computer which is ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Screen is totaly black but server is working perfectly

Server is working perfectly but when I do RDC screen is only black. This happened before and I fixed it by powering off the server via KVM/IP, but I don't want do that again. How can I fix this issue. ...
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Secure channel trust verification fails

Working on an issue with setting up a trust between two domains with several firewalls in between, and a pinhole routing between two servers in them. newdc.newdomain.com is a 2012 server in a brand ...
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Cannot RDP into Windows 7 over VPN

The exact scenario where it fails: I am unable to RDP into any Windows 7 or 2008 R2 servers within a certain subnet, while connected to the network via VPN. Windows 7 Client connected through the ...
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RemoteApps for non-domain clients

I would like to have a Remote Desktop farm's RemoteApps silently added to the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections control panel of Windows 7 machines. The general procedure of subscribing to an RSS ...
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Windows 2-node failover cluster with AD setup

Is it possible to create a 2-node failover cluster with AD, but only with 2 physical servers? Creating a failover cluster requires an AD, but sadly I don't have any available hardware to install it. ...
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Is it possible to set the processor affinity of a service, and persist this affinity across reboots?

Is there a setting that can be changed (or a reg key that can be added) to set the processor affinity of a service? I would want to set the affinity, and keep this setting across reboots (so manually ...
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Amazon AWS EC2 image shutting itself down [closed]

We have a Bamboo elastic instance running on Amazon AWS EC2, which is running Windows Server 2008 R2. There have been multiple times that the instance has shut down automatically. This has occurred ...
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Change an installed program from one user to all users

I have a situation where a server was set up for a specific project and SQL Server Express was installed, but it appears to have been set for only the original installer's ID. I am now required to ...
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Could not connect to remote computer web deploy ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE

I am trying to configure Web Deploy 3.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 installed on it. When I try to validate connection using Visual Studio 2013 to publish a website it throws the ...
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Force the GPL/PV driver to a lower link speed

I'm running Xen 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. On this Dom0 I am running: 1 DomU Ubuntu 14.04 with Shorewall 1 DomU Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with GPL/PV drivers Both domUs connect to the same bridge ...
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How do I find the Orig lock Server info in LockoutStatus

I have a account which is keep locking out but this happens night time where we are not able to take logs or grab logs. So what I like to do is write a powershell script to take these logs for me. ...
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Remove Server Manager and Powershell icons from the Taskbar

Up until recently we have had two Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers and five Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. I'm in the process of upgrading the network and have recently replaced the DC's ...
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IIS 7: Disable authentication for certain client IPs

I have a virtual directory that's protected with basic authentication. I'd like to disable authentication for certain IPs, so that all requests from e.g. 127.0.0.1 are allowed without asking for ...
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Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

We have a Windows 2008 R2 file server sharing home folders for about 600 users. These folders are mapped to a shared drive for each user when they log in on their own workstations, and that mapped ...
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Disable IPv6 on Loopback address (Localhost, Computer name, …)

We tried installing a 3rd party software product on a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and found that everything works except for accessing local services through loopback addresses such as ...
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Windows Servers on ESXi 100% CPU at year rollover

We have a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers running on ESXi servers. At year end rollover 2014 to 2015 the CPUs go to 100% and the machines hang. The solution appears to be a hotfix ...