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 did ransomware delete shadowcopies on file server

We had a PC infected with a Ransomware Trojan RANSOM_CRYPTESLA.AC that encrypted a bunch of files on a network drive. We isolated the PC and just restored from backup. One of the things that happened ...
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Process runs slower as a scheduled task than it does interactively

I have a scheduled task which is very CPU- and IO-intensive, and takes about four hours to run (building source code, if you're curious). The task is a Powershell script which spawns various sub-...
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Windows 10 slow restart shutdown in 2008 R2 domain

After I joined few windows 10 and/or 8.1 to our Windows 2008R2 domain and log in as a domain user I have very slow restarts and shutdowns. Approximately 10 minutes. When I log in as a local user in ...
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Why is SSIS reading so much data from my hard drive?

We're running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 for a our CRM and ERP services. Unfortunately, the majority of the setup was outsourced to an "expert" company who neglected to provide any ...
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Schannel Event ID 36888 and 36884 Certificate Error

I'm receiving the two following errors every ~60 seconds on a Windows 2008R2 SP1 Server running SQL Server 2008R2: First: Log Name: System Source: Schannel Date: 5/25/2016 9:23:...
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Active Directory - map drive to all computers in specific OU

Having some problem in basic looking thing. Computers are above 150 PCs with differnt OS's (production area). Connected to one domain. I want to map drive (with domain credentials) to all computers in ...
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Extremelly slow SMB download, normal SMB upload over LAN

I've been having an issue with a Windows 10 client experiencing very slow download speeds over SMB, but normal upload speeds. I'm able to demonstrate this using LAN Speed Test with the following ...
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Why is my PolicyDefintions folder being renamed?

I was trying to update our Central Store with new policies for Windows 10. Originally I made a copy of the store in the same location and named it .bak just in case. I copied the local definitions ...
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Check out how many users or computers are authenticated in a given Domain Controller

I found a script to check out how many users or computers are authenticated in a given Domain Controller. The Script can be found here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Check-out-...
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Using Dcgpofix for Error 1058 with bad backup

I am somewhat a novice on Server 2008 R2 and bungled my Group Policy. I get error 1058 every 5 minutes and have an empty GUID folder with no valid backup. ( My backup is also bungled.) I inherited a ...
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Dfs one namespace or two server

My question is similar to "Move DFS Namespace" asked Mar 7 2014 by Alex Mckenzie. I want a fault tolerant server so that users can access folders when one DFS server is not available. So far I have ...
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After renaming the machine name still able to ping the old machine name?

We have renamed our machine [Windows 2008 R2] name and it asked for restart. we did it. But still we are able to ping the old machine name and it responds. Strange thing is even we are able to ping ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 network speed to computer is limited to ~30mbps

We have recently installed Windows Server 2012 R2 in our school. I noticed, that bandwidth to one client is somehow limited to around 30mbps. This server is gateway to internet. When we had UNIX ...
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How do I rename a task in Task Scheduled on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have some tasks in the Task Scheduler on Windows 2008 R2. I created them as the admin and I'm logged in as the admin. I have no easy way to rename the tasks. The only way I can is to export the task ...
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What are the implications of enabling the Recycle Bin feature in Active Directory?

An admin accidentally deleted the wrong OU and it removed several account and computer objects. The recycle bin optional feature was not enabled. We used adrestore from sysinternals to get the ...
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(How) Can I change the location of the local profile storage (C:\Users) in a roaming profile RDS environment?

Setup: 1 File Server and 2 Terminal Servers (RDS Hosts), 1 Domain Roaming Profiles are set to \WS2008R2\PROFILES\ Local Profile storage as per default is in C:\Users Relevant Software: Microsoft ...
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edgetransport.exe causes heavy read/ write access on hard disk

I'm running a Windows SBS 2011 Server. The problem is the edgetransport.exe process, which causes heavy traffic on the hard disk. I can't locate the error. I changed the disks and hope the problem ...
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Apache kerberos authentication to Active Directory not happening. (Is KRB5KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN related?)

My goal is to have Apache authenticate authenticate against AD, without prompting for a username and password, using Kerberos. It currently always shows "401 Unauthorized", and appears to be not ...
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LDAP modify doesn't change anything

Got an issue with Active Directory LDAP and setting passwords. I'm connected through the LDAPS protocol to my AD server, and binding is successful. When attempting to set a user password, no error is ...
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dcpromo /forceremoval as a file server

I'm working on a customers infrastructure where most of the DCs were not replicating with each other. I managed to bring up another two DC's, bring them to the domain and switch over the FSMO roles. ...
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401 - Unauthorized On Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5

I have a web application deployed to Server 2008 IIS 7.5 box. From remote it gives this error: 401 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials. (remote = desktops on the same LAN) ...
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Guidelines and Best Practice: Prep to Temporarily Shutting Down an Active Directory Domain Controller

1 AD domain. 3 total Domain controllers, all on 2008 R2 The primary DC (with FSMO roles) is being moved to a new office and it will be offline for a maximum of 3 days. This DC also serves DNS but ...
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AWS EC2 - Clone Windows Server Machines That Are Domain Joined

Firstly, I am using these as a base guide: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/WindowsGuide/ami-create-standard.html http://reduktor.net/2014/09/autoscale-ec2-instances-ad-aws/ Secondly, our ...
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Run all commands as Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm having issues with permissions on Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm used to (from Windows Server 2003) being able to open up a CMD prompt and type something like: `copy \some\file /y' and overwrite a ...
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URL Rewrite to different port on IIS 7.5

I have an IIS server with diferents sites running on diferents ports, for example: site1 runs on port 8025, site2 on 8026, site3 on port 8027. I want to configure URL rewrite so the user only have to ...
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IIS 7.5 & Joomla very slow TTFB response

I have a Joomla site (Joomla! 3.4.1 Stable) running on Windows & IIS that takes almost 11 seconds to even respond to any request. Other subdomains (sub.domain.com) respond almost instantly but ...
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Few Concern: Migration domain controller 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Domain

My Topic is Migration of 2008 R2 domain controller to 2012 R2 (All domain Controllers.) Current Set-up. I have 3 Domain Controller. DC2008r201: Running As PDC and DNS Installed. DC2008r201. ...
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Shared Excel WorkBook is locked by another user

I’ve been trying everything; this is the last chance I have. I moved folders and files from an old Windows Server 2003 File Server to a new FS (Win Server 2008 R2) with DFS and ABE enabled. Now, a ...
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GPO to disable server manager icon does not restrict access for users

I have two servers in a domain, running on VMWare. WS2K8R2 domain controller and Server 2012 RD Session host. I want to disable/remove the server manager and powershell icons from the taskbar, and ...
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Suppressing the “reason” for shutdown on Windows Server

How can I suppress giving a reason for shutdown on a Windows Server host? Specifically, on 2008 R2, but all versions back to 2003 and up to 2012 would be appreciated.
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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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Getting “No such interface supported” when connecting to a remote Performance Monitor

I have 6 machines: 2 x Windows 7 32-bit (W71, W72) 4 x Windows 2008 R2 64-bit (W2k81, W2k82, W2k83, W2k84) I want to access the W2k8 machines' performance monitors remotely from the W7 machines. ...
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Error “the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” when attempting to join the domain

I have set up a server based on windows server 2008 R2, and has successfully joined 2 clients (one PC and one laptop, both windows 7) to the domain. Today I was trying to join another laptop to the ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 crash with too much RAM

We have a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008R2. When we allocate 200GB RAM it is amazingly stable and runs forever with no issues. We upped it to 350GB and it immediately became unstable. ...
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Getting Access Denied from WinRM on Windows 2008 R2

How do I restore WinRM on a Windows 2008 R2 machine back to it's 'out-of-the-box' state? Or alternatively, how do I get WinRM to start talking to me again? I'm logged in as administrator via RDP. ...
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Connections are reset when trying to access site over HTTPS

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server running IIS 7.5 The Site was running fine on Friday and I came in this morning to find that it was not accessible. After removing the 'Require SSL' restriction on the ...
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FSRM File Screening: allow to delete old files

As a result of a new company policy, I've to apply File Screening for audio and video files on the corporate NAS, specifically on the profiles of the users . I've made some tests, and it works ...
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Limitation in number of quotas?

Is there a limit in the number of quotas that File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard can actually manage? We want to apply quotas for the redirected folders of our users (~...
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NTFS - Domain Admins don't have permissions despite being part of the Local Administrators group

As per "Best Practices" staff in our IT department have two accounts. An unprivileged account and an account that is a member of the global Domain Admins ($DOMAIN\Domain Admins) group. On our file ...
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How do I create a task scheduler to restart a software service in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a pesky software service that fails every few weeks. It has two components. Service A and Service B. Service B gets in a weird state and stops accepting connections from Service A. The only way ...
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Automatic logoff user from Terminal Service Manager

I wanted to ask, is it possible to automatic logoff users from the terminal after specific idletime? Because currently I'm having an internship at a company and it kinda new for me to know anything ...
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Best way to streamline DNS replication in a Parent-Child forest with poor network speeds?

I've recently started at a new place and I'm wondering the best approach for DNS resolution/replication It's a single forest (root.local) with 5 child domains (let's call them child1, child2 etc). ...
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Delete contents of folders windows\winsxs and windows\Installer in Windows Server Enterprise SP2?

I added the tags windows-server-2008-r2 and windows-server-2008 because I didn't see a tag for Windows Server Enterprise SP2. I've seen many articles on using Disk Cleanup with Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 can't connect to shares using FQHN or IP - System Error 64

I have a server that can't connect to shares using FQHN or IP. I can ping other servers by IP and FQHN. I have rebooted the server and still no luck. The error is: System error 64 has occurred. ...
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ColdFusion 8 + Jrun on Windows Server 2008 R2 - trouble restarting

We have a legacy application with mainly Coldfusion 8 code, on Jrun4 application server on IIS 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 (have to keep this going until it can be replaced). It crashes or becomes ...
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Centrally deploying print drivers to Windows clients

I'm looking to set up a central print server to allow Windows 7 and 10 clients in remote offices without a local print server to have print drivers installed automatically when the printer is added ...
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How to get a list of sites in IIS 7.5 binded to a certain ssl certificate using command line

Situation: an IIS 7.5 server with 30+ sites and 10+ certificates and a few certificates may be obsolete. Obsolete means they're not binded to the ip:port of any site on IIS. I could check each site ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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Exchange 2013 DAG Cluster Unable to add second sever

I have two servers (EXCH1 and EXCH2) running Exchange Server 2013 Standard, and a third file server that is a DAG Witness. The first server is a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard machine and the ...