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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Passive mode for FileZilla FTP isn't working

We have FileZilla server 0.9.37 running on Windows server 2008 R2 Active mode works OK, The Windows firewall on the server is off. Our Router is a DrayTek vigor 2820. Under NAT, Open Ports, I have ...
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Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller

I'm using windows server 2008 R2. One day my server got issue with Group Policy. Here is the log in event log: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the computer name. ...
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IIS Site breaks after disabling SSLv3

I am trying to disable SSLv3 on a 2008 R2 web server that runs IIS 7.5 but as soon as I disable SSLv3 and reboot, the website is no longer reachable. I ran a packet capture with SSLv3 still enabled ...
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Windows server DNS resolves localhost for (some) foreign IPs

I have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Servers which share the domain xyz.wan and reside in the 192.168.50.0/24 subnet of my network. Connected via IPSec VPN site-to-site are some other subnets ...
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Remove active directory certificate service role - Windows Server 2008 R2

I have the following setup First DC1 - with AD DS and AD certificate services. Second DC2 - with AD, recently dcpromoted. I've never used AD CS in domain environement. I need to reinstall DC1, ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?

How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office? [Edit 2014-11-26] I already understand how sites are defined by subnets, etc. But what I want to know is what happens to users ...
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Cannot log in through terminal services client

I have a windows 2008 R2 server within a FOO domain in my company. All user accounts are a part of BAR domain. FOO domain has full access to all objects (users and groups) in BAR domain. Here's the ...
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Main DC is no longer NTP or hold FSMOs

Good Afternoon, We two virtual DC and one local physical read only DC. When we moved our data center offsite with a warm backup site we p to v our DC’s and DC1 was the master schema. While ...
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Unable to start sql service when TCP/IP is enabled under SSCM - SS Network Configuration

in the Console , SQL Server Configuration Manager I get error 10048 when start sql service and this in event history: The SQL server service terminated with server-specific error. Only one usage ...
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Internal Windows powershell error. Failed 80070002

I have a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server with all current windows updates. I am attempting to run PowerShell but it gives the following error: Internal Windows PowerShell error. Loading managed Windows ...
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win2008r2 NPS issue- authentication as user XXX but tries to access user XXX home folder as different user (YYY)

I have a NPS set up for Juniper dynamic vpn. I get thru the vpn tunnel succesfully but when trying to map user XXX folder using the correct login/pwd I get access denied, however I can access ...
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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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GUID foldername on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently I'm seeing GUID folder names pop up on the system drive of my Server 2008 R2 machine (example below). Does anyone have any idea as to what might be causing these? If you open the folder ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Cluster - can we force some users to a specific server?

Given an RDS cluster with NLB, users connect and login to one of the servers at random. But there is one program that's only available on one of the servers (licensing reasons). Can we force a group ...
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AD cross forest trust logon workstations

Our business unit has been bought out by an external entity. We are running 2008 R2 AD, they are running 2012 AD, the domains are not joined or trusted. They have servers including domain ...
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Folder Redirection on Domain Controller Win Server 2008

This is a long post with a few questions in it. They are all related to the same issue though, and solving one or the other will probably solve the others. I did look on superuser for similar ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Problems after degraded software-raid

After a harddisk-crash the server will start from "secondary-plex" - but becomes unusable: -> Boot -> Login as Administrator -> Desktop is ready -> Try something to open: nothing will work and the ...
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doing ODBC System DSN's from Active Directory

2008R2 Active Directory, workstations are Win7 Ent, Office/Excel 2013, Oracle 11.2. Excel fetches data from Oracle using System DSN's. Where can I put ODBC System DSN's in Active Directory? Do I ...
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Is there any reason why TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are disabled on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Windows Server 2008 R2 seems to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 but are disabled by default. Why are they disabled by default? Do they have any drawbacks?
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2008 R2 TLS 1.2 enabled in registry, rebooted, but not functioning

Yes, I rebooted the server. Several times. This actually affects both TLS 1.1 and 1.2. The only one currently working is 1.0. I followed the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245030 ...
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Windows DNS Server Export

Is there a way or a tool that I can get a csv (or even tab delimited) list of all Forward Lookup Zone records and zones in a Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server? The DNS Server is the built-in Windows one, ...
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Identify applications that are configured to connect to a specific domain controller

I work with a Windows domain that has many domain controllers (DCs). I'm looking to remove some of these, but I know there are some applications that are hard-coded to use a specific domain controller ...
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Detecting duplicate IP address from improperly cloned virtual machines

One of our production servers was "cloned" to make a secondary test environment. The source server is a virtual machine (VMWare vSphere environment) joined to a domain and with a static IP address. ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup fails on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable on my Windows Server 2008 R2 STD. The installation fails with error code: --------------------------- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ...
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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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Schema folder for IIS resetting its state

I am currently working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 enviroment with IIS and sharepoint installed. I have installed Application Request Routing(ARR) onto the IIS server and it installs some xml files ...
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Java applets not starting in IE on Windows Server 2008 R2

I can't get the Java ActiveX Add-on to work on a Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2 with Desktop Experience enabled. This is what I get after enabling compatibility mode from http://www.java.com/verify : ...
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RDS Gateway Slow Initial Connection

I've setup a Win2k8 R2 RDS Gateway. It works great but the initial connection takes 10-20 seconds. I've had a hard time finding troubleshooting ideas for the problem. Anyone have any suggestions on ...
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gpupdate fails, access denied - event ID 1055

I became aware of this issue yesterday after pushing out GPO for Software Policy Restrictions. I am unable to push out MSI installations to certain computers. I went to look at the one of the ...
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Backup microsoft SQL server 2008 to OneDrive

Is there an option to automate a backup to Microsoft Onedrive every night? The machine is a Windows server 2008 R2. I would like to to able to automatically upload my backups to OneDrive. I was ...
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RPCProxy loses ValidPorts data (randomly?)

At least sometimes, when our Exchange server gets rebooted for whatever reason, the ValidPorts data at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Rpc\RpcProxy resets to using only the bare machine name and ...
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mstsc freezes after entering credentials

At some point in Windows session (usually days) I can no longer make RDP connections. When running mstsc and entering credentials, all buttons are getting disabled and the UI freezes. Existing ...
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Domain Admins group not added to local administrators group

On a new AD, I have joined a local computer (W2008 Server R2) to the domain. After the reboot, I could not log with the domain administrator account to the machine. Using the local admin, the ...
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How to limit dynamic DNS updates

First off, I'm sorry if this is vague, but I'm not very familiar with DNS or DNS terminology. What I'm trying to do: I want to limit what hostnames are allowed to dynamically update DNS. I don't ...
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AD FS 2.0 install on Server 2008 R2

I am attempting to install AD FS 2.0 on a 64-bit Server 2008 R2. I've downloaded it from the MS Download Center, which states that Server 2008 R2 is one of the supported operating systems. When I run ...
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wbadmin backup all local drives

I'm trying to find a one-size fits all wbadmin script that I can deploy to a variety of Server 2008 R2 servers. The catch I'm having is that whilst all of the servers have a C:, some have an E:, some ...
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Is there way to find which process is binding to a server's HTTP url?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with many processes running on it. Some of the processes are written in .NET and are using WCF to bind to various HTTP endpoints. Is there some tool (command-line ...
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Server 2008 R2 doesn't boot after restart

I was moving my equipment from an enclosed rack to an open one and upgrading the switch. I RDP'd into the server and shut it down. When I go to start it back up I get the "Loading files" message with ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Web Services won't start with SSL

I am running a Windows 2008 R2 server as a PDC. I've installed the ADWS and I'm trying to get SSL support running but I'm experiencing the following error: Source: ADWS EventID: 1400 Active ...
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Remote Desktop - remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified

We just setup some new Windows 2008 R2 servers and we are unable to Remote Desktop into them from our Windows 7 desktops. Remote desktop connects, but after we provide credentials we get: The ...
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Task Scheduler Crashing MMC

I've been getting errors whenever I try to run the task scheduler for Windows 2008 R2. Each time that I've tried running it, the task scheduler will crash and report the following: Problem signature: ...
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Will a Local System service notice changes to environment variables in Windows 2008 R2 without a reboot?

Microsoft has a knowledge base article, last reviewed in June 2007, which states: If you update environment variables or add new environment variables, you must restart the computer before the ...
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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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Why multiple underscored port names on networked printers?

I have a number of networked printers setup using Print Management under Windows Server 2008 R2 and a few of them have multiple port names for the same IP address. eg. Ground Floor Printer ...
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How to work on 2 MySQL databases at the same time using PHPMyAdmin through Plesk? [closed]

I am trying to open 2 instances of PHPMyAdmin by clicking on the "manage database" link in Plesk. But the challenge is I seem to be only allowed to work on 1 database at a time as when I try and open ...
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After domain rename - can't connect to vmware server

I have renamed our domain (server 2012) - the entire process passed successfully. I am trying to access our VSphere - with no success. The error I receive is: Failed to connect to VMware Lookup ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Remove Product Key to Force Reactivation after Deployment

I have a VM configured with internal software that needs to be sent to an outside party for evaluation. As it stands, the user who configured it also activated the software with a company issued MSDN ...
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How to create user profiles before logging in first time?

We have an upcoming demo of some software we've developed in a classroom setting. In order to demonstrate it, we are going to have the participants log in to one of our windows servers running 2008 ...
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How can I log the negotiated SSL Cipher in Windows 2008 R2

I have a web server running IIS 7.0, on Windows Server 2008 R2. The web application is written in C# .Net 4.0. The web application receives web requests, and sometimes makes outbound https requests to ...