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 do I perform a remote service stop and Postgresql backup using powershell?

I am having some difficulty with a Powershell script. The script runs nightly to perform a backup of a Postgresql db. I used WinRM to allow the server running the script to perform the service ...
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Visualization of Windows Event Logs

Are there specific tools (like rrdtool) or powershell commands to generate graphs of windows event logs? For the first I want to visualize the Windows Server 2008 R2 event log "PrintService". There ...
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IIS refuses connection to localhost and 127.0.0.1

I am unable to connect to localhost and http:// 127.0.0.1 on one of my machines. However http://machinename works. This results in the Windows Token Application being not able to issue tokens, ...
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Run WSUS in an isolated server

We have a test/integration environment (rig) running Windows HyperV with server VMs inside it. I'd like to manage patches in the rig (the hyper V hosts and the VMs inside, which are all on their own ...
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hMail Server SSL Certificate Verify Issue | TLS/SSL handshake failed

I will tell you my situation step by step and ask me any necessary questions and help me to fix hmail certificate issue. First of all : 1- i am using a windows server 2008 - r2 2- latest hmail ...
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Any user on this computer - no mapped drives work and GPO fails

Active Directory and DNS Server is my Win 2008 R2 STD server named "server" All clients are Win 7 Pro x64 and in the domain I have one GPO setup for folder redirection of My Documents, Downloads, ...
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I'm getting an error trying to add Active Directory Domain Service role to Windows Server 2008 R2

I got a clean installation of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2 from my hosting provider. When I try to add a Actice Directory Domain Services role to the server I get a message that the installation ...
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Troubleshooting kerberos problems with Samba

I've run into an odd problem with Samba 3.6.23. Right now I have a Windows 2008 R2 machine that has trouble accessing shares on a domained Samba box. \\example_serv\my_share : Fails with LOGIN ...
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Unable to start VM with more than 1388MB of memory in Hyper-V

I have a question regarding Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard). After installing and configuring Hyper-V via adding a role in the server manager, i am able to start VM only if they have ...
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SQL Server 2012 event ID 18487

Good morning guys. We have a SQL 2012 instance we use to store data on the parts we create. We have software that goes and pulls data out of the PLC on the machine and dumps the data into the SQL ...
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Hyper-V VM moving went wrong

I had a little project to move our DHCP server from an old host to a new one. It looked dead simple.. but after I moved it manually ( copying vhd to new host and then configuring VM there) the Guest ...
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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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The Microsoft Exchange 2010 RPC service can't be started because the EMSMDB interface is already registered by another process

After installing Exchange 2010 SP2 the The Microsoft Exchange RPC service can't be started. All other services are working, including ActiveSync & OWA. In the application log this is noted: The ...
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WSUS configuration for Windows 8.1 clients

I have set up WSUS 2.0 (on 2008 R2). All client side machines are running Windows 8.1. At the request of the users, i have been running with the below GP configuration so WSUS is less intrusive, and ...
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Windows Server guest in vSphere has APIPA address after restart

I have a troublesome Windows Server 2008 R2 VM in a vSphere 5.5 environment which is starting up with an APIPA address (169.254.0.0/16) on its interface instead of the statically preconfigured IPv4 ...
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Is there a command to send Windows Error Reports (WER)?

Is there a command that will Report All Queued Windows Error Reports? This can be done manually by going to the Action Center->Expanding Maintenance->Clicking Check For Solutions, we'd like to ...
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Why can DNS server not resolve any domain ending in .io?

I have two windows domain controllers. 10.10.10.10 Primary ( win 2008 r2 ) 10.10.10.20 Replica ( win 2012 r2 ) The second one is configured as a replica of the first. About once per week, the ...
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Disable automatic DNS record creation for server with multiple NIC

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 (Hostname server.domain.local) with DNS and DC service installed and the server has two network cards: Card 1: 192.168.10.1 Card 2: 192.168.20.1 If I open the DNS ...
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how does one report an RDP attack to Microsoft when it's happening in real time? [closed]

To my surprise, Security Event 10 was for 104.43.193.6 which is apparently a Microsoft ip address: http://ip2location.com/demo/104.43.193.6 =. Microsoft Corporation. Likely AFAIK some has leased ...
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3TB HD reduces to 752GB when converted from basic to dynamic

Our surveillance server running Windows2008r2 (standard), had a software RAID5 of five 1TB HDs. Ran well for 2 years, till one drive died last week. Decided to "upgrade" and increase room to five ...
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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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remote desktop licensing error with windows server 2008 r2

we have windows server 2008 R2 installed on our server. we use remote desktop to access it via LAN from 8 -10 client machines (6 different users). While this setup was working correctly for the past ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit Screen Frozen and Remote Desktop Freezes but Server Continues Working

I've asked this question a couple of times but I don't seem to be getting any real answers. We have a SBS (Windows Server 2008 Rc) server and suddenly the screen has started freezing. Even when we ...
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Two different locations running as one on server? [closed]

I am with a new company, and I am trying to make sure I am understanding the way it is set up on the server. There are 2 locations, and the second location is connected to the network and Server ...
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Clustered SAN volumes not showing up in Windows Explorer

Occasionally my drives will not show in Windows Explorer even though they appear online (Reserved) and mapped to a drive letter in Disk Management. I'm not sure what makes them come back but right now ...
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File Server Resource Manager won't execute powershell scripts

Solution: Ended having to enable "Turn on Script Execution" in Group Policy. Located under Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Powershell. Enable policy and set your desired execution ...
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DHCP scope not being created or created incorrectly [closed]

I'm trying to automate the creation of DHCP scopes, but have run into a tricky pickle. When I try to create a scope via the commandline like so: netsh dhcp server add scope 10.10.15.0 255.255.254.0 ...
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530 User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible

I have seen this question asked in the forum, but realized not much was explained about the configuration done on IIS 7.5. I am using IIS 7.5. Have two websites running. One is using the default ...
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how to cap server bandwidth to each client in a network?

I have a pc with windows server 2008 r2 and 100 mbps network bandwidth when a another PC connect to server pc and start copying files from server i want the server to cap bandwidth to this pc to 2 ...
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Is it possible to customize the options in the Shutdown Event Tracker?

I want a more specific classification in the Shutdown Event Tracker, such as 'Windows Update' instead of 'Application Maintenance'. Of course the 'comments' field are always available, but I'm not ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 max open files limit

Does Windows Server 2008 R2 have similar limitations to maximum number of opened files like linux have?
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Exit code 0x84C40013 in silient installation of SQL 2008 service pack 3 installation

Following Command is utilized for installing SQL SP3 pack in Windows server 2008 R2. start /WAIT C:\Temp\SQLSP3.exe /quiet /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms /Action=Patch /AllInstances This complete ...
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Being able to login to a Domain using a computer from another Domain

So here's my situation: I have an account on domain A and today I decided to visit another department which is in Domain B I want to sign in using my credentials user@domaina.com on a pc which is ...
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Matching an IP address to a hostname when both are available but cannot be resolved

I am an administrator on a server that accepts RDP connections. When the client connects I know the client's computer name. Using netstat I can determine which connections have been established for ...
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Lenovo System x3650 M5 RAID 5 Backup and Restore

0 down vote favorite I have a Lenovo System x3650 M5 RACK Server that I already configured to RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system installed. I have two partitions letter C: and E:. ...
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Windows 2008 R2 IIS FTP 7.5: Explicitly allow file access

I'm using IIS7 with FTP 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and wondering if I could explicitly allow access to some files (for example only file X in dirA and *.txt in dirB) and deny read,write,list etc. ...
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Royally messed up my Windows Server 2008 R2

I did a Disk Cleanup on my Server 2008 R2. It said it was going to delete a bunch of windows update files which had built up over many updates. When I restarted, windows tried configuring an update ...
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server 2008 r2 rds farm with rds broker

OK, so the situation is like this: 4 RD Session hosts (farm name: sessions.domain.local) 2 RDS Brokers (failover cluster - IP adress of the broker service is in the domain/internal subnet) ...
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Visual SVN hangs on windows 2008 R2

We are using visualSVN 2.0.8 which is pretty older version. The svn server has been installed on Windows 2008 R2 Server, the visualsvn services will hang every 2-3 hours once, Event log also not ...
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Network adapter blocks connections after 1 hour

Recently imported a Windows 2008 R2 standard server into AWS EC2 Windows firewall is enabled and RDP etc functions ok through it. After exactly 1 hour all network traffic is blocked. Rebooting the ...
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Smartcard Logon: The domain specified is not available. Please try again later

I'm standing up a test lab. Using AD CS, I've deployed a smartcard logon cert to an HID Crescendo C1150. When I attempt to log on to a WIN7 workstation with the smartcard, I'm greeted with: The ...
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Computers point to DC in wrong site

I need your help. I've struggled with this for months and nothing I've found online has helped me. The problem is, domain computers sometimes point to an incorrect domain controller in a different ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2 turns itself off

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server that switchs off on his own. and it does not look like a hardware problem since I can see in the log how all services are stopped and after: Log Name: System ...
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Check that a given user has a given privilege

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user has the privilege on the server. The following is true in my setup: The server is a part of a domain but not a domain controller ...
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How can I track why files are getting deleted on my Windows Server?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running a third-party web app. The web app generates log files and those log files are getting randomly deleted. The vendor support isn't able to reproduce the issue ...
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Windwos Server 2008 R2 RDP Error 1297 (0x511) RDP Service Won't Start

so I have been tasked with configuring a Dell Poweredge R710 with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition. I have been having issues configuring the remote desktop for administrators. Its the ...
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Group Policy Partially Applied

I am applying a Domain level group policy to all my machines including in Domain Controllers. The PDC is getting the policy correctly but the other domain controller is not showing the "Account ...
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Changing DNS server password on windows 2008

I'm having a problem with changing DNS passwords in windows 2008 R2. In order there are 2 DNS servers: ns1 and ns2 with full redundancy and 2 machines. When I change one of the machine's ...
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AWS vmimport - stuck on booting phase

Currently importing an OVA from an S3 bucket. Windows 2008 R2 Standard Process stops at the booting phase "StatusMessage": "FirstBootFailure: This import request failed because the instance failed ...