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 allows many local RDS connections, but only one remote

I'm trying to set up an instance of Server 2008R2 with RDS. I have a 20 User and 20 Device CAL that I can choose from, but either one is not enabling me to have multiple remote connections. I can ...
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IIS 7.5 stops serving external requests randomly

Running IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2. 1-~10 times a week, usually over the weekend, our website will stop responding to external requests. I keep a browser window open on the server pointed to the ...
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MS Access, Query list doesn't refresh, GUI doesn't update

We have some users running MS Access 2010 (don't ask me why, we have MSSQL licenses they could use) and have recently run into a problem. Symptoms: Query list does not refresh when they create a ...
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Unable to install Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit on HP ProLiant DL380 G5

I don't know why for some reason the setup doesn't go beyond the initial setup screen where the files are loaded and the logo screen comes with the loader spinning. I tried using usb and DVD for both ...
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Writing a script that can start and manage processes?

I am wondering if there is some way to do this. I need to write a script or something that: Can start some processes with some args, for example: start server.exe -port 8899 -name "Epic Server 1" ...
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Alternative to DFS-R on Amazon EC2 Windows Servers

For hosting our web sites in a Windows load-balanced environment we've traditionally used DFSR to sync folders between servers with our hosting company. We're looking to migrate a lot of our sites to ...
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Intermittent DB connection failure

Recently I started to see intermittent errors in log files of my web application. Raising from different places of the application the error is always about failed connection to DB which is located on ...
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Can I configure IIS to display content from another *internal* IP?

I have three websites hosted on IIS, differentiated with host headers. I used to manage the server locally or through RDP, but I've recently purchased an IP KVM that I'd like to utilize to help ...
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Do I close all ports except 80 and 443 and RDP port on windows VPS?

Recently my windows server 2008 r2 VPS was hacked. Thus i started to do research on protecting my VPS. I found some advise to close all ports and only leave port 80 and 443 open. And also the RDP ...
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How to change Account Lockout Threshold when the path cannot be found

I am trying to change the account lockout threshold for all the users on our domain. The threshold should be three, but there are users who get locked out after one mistyped password, and others who ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 User Mapped Drives disconnect when GPO Mapped Drives are in effectg

I am trying to find out if a user can map their own drives and have them stay in place when they are subject to GPO mapped drives. The GPO that is in place will Map a drive which is assigned Q and ...
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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Why is New-DSComputer failing to join an ec2 instance to the directory services domain?

I have a domain xyz.com in AWS Directory Service, and I am trying to join an EC2 instance to this domain using PowerShell. I can do it manually but I am trying to automate it so that when the next ...
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Unable to move OU in Active Directory (Access is denied)

Background I tried moving an OU in Active Directory today and received an Access is denied error. Upon further inspection of my AD user account I had the necessary permission to move the object (I ...
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DNS Failure From Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Subnet

We have three Windows Domain Controllers (2012 R2 and 2008 R2 mix), all DNS servers. Split-zone DNS scenario. DNS resolution is working for all internal subnets except over User VPN. All network ...
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Can not update Bugzilla Parameters

I'm running Bugzilla 4.4.5 on Windows 2008 r2 with IIS 7.5. My path to Index.cgi is C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\bugzilla-4.4.5 The URL I'm using is http://localhost/bugzilla I can bring the website up and ...
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windows server 2008 R2 backup issue

I have configured and iSCSi drive by using iSCSi Initiator for a windows server 2008 R2 for the purpose of storing backup but when I try to run backup schedule and assign the iSCSi drive as a backup ...
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Install SQL Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Operating System. However this Error keep appearing even though I installed both .NET Framework 3.5.1 and 4.0 The operating ...
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Blocking a fake website from duplicating my information [duplicate]

My website is www.somedomain.com Today, when I googled for it, I saw another domain www.fakedomain.com (set up from another country) which had my website's content. They had used a DNS CNAME of ...
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What is the maximum MS Reporting Services Instances allowed?

Let me explain my problem: I'm using an Amazon EC2 instance as a DB and Report Server, currently the server has 11 Reporting Services instances installed and around 40 databases (22 from Reporting ...
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Windows DHCP server not discarding PTR records when an address is leased

Got the following setup regarding DHCP & DNS: Windows Server 2003 doing DHCP Windows DNS (different server)authoritative for the forward zone BIND DNS (on a UNIX server) authoritative for the ...
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WMF 5.0 (April Preview) DSC Pull Server Installation fails

I am trying to install The DSC-Service Windows Feature on a Windows 2012 R2 machine with WMF 5.0 already installed. The installation fails with the following errors: Install-WindowsFeature ...
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Windows AD Having Problems Removing Dead Domains

I need some ideas on how to proceed so I'm asking those who likely know more about AD than I do. The windows person quit, so I've been tasked with figuring out how to do this. The prior admin ...
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Easy way to resurrect numerous AD clients powered off for 2 years?

I have a pair of active directory domains with a one-way trust where I am attempting to revive some servers (~12, so automated steps would be handy but I can manually do everything if necessary) that ...
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Windows Application Experience Service

On a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server, the event log is reporting event id 7036 "The Application Experience service entered the stopped state" and then later that it has started. This occurs ...
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IIS 6 SMTP service stops working after server restart

I'm currently wrestling with IIS6 SMTP service not working properly when the server is restarted. This has only just started happening in the last month and struggling to pin point the issue. I ...
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File auditing software for Windows Server 2003

I am looking for a program or program suite that will allow the auditing of network shared resources (specifically storage space), and render reports (who created, deleted, moved, modified files, ...
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Cannot delete orphaned domain with ntdsutil

I have a problem deleting an orphaned subdomain from a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD. The situation is as follows: dcpromo failed in demoting the only DC of the subdomain. The DC was therefore demoted ...
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Moving one website from one server to another using powershell

I've been reading about MS Deploy and writing a small script to export/import one website from one server to another server(IIS8 to IIS8). But I ran into sizing problems and some other errors and the ...
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'The'account is not authorized to login from this station' error while trying to acccess network share

Clients are getting this error when trying to access network shares on one of our 2008 R2 servers: The account is not authorized to login from this station. The problem started a few weeks ago. ...
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DFS Using Domain Alias

Client has SuperVeryExtraLong.com AD domain so a DFS namespace becomes \\SuperVeryExtraLong.com\foo with a minimum of 29 characters. This is a problem with the 255 character path limit. Is there a ...
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Windows server losing connectivity

A Windows Server 2008 R2 (SBS 2011 really) with Service Pack 1 started to expose a network connectivity problem all of a sudden which seems rather hard to debug: Occasionally (always during business ...
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Win 2008_R2 print spooler issues and Client freezes

Environment: Windows 2008 R2 Print Server (Virtual) 178 Printers installed. All using TCP/IP Many different printer brands Most all employees print through this print server Problems: The spooler ...
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Citrix users cannot add locations to favorites in Explorer

Citrix users (Windows Server 2008R2/XenDesktop 7 Published Desktops) are unable to drag locations to "Favorites" in Explorer. Icon changes to a red "no" symbol. Users have roaming profiles.
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SQL Server 2008 Agent service wont start

We previously had SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to try some things out (I know it is by design that the agent service is disabled in this version) After proving the concept, we upgraded to the standard ...
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Removing sites from IIS wildcard certificate error

When trying to remove a site from IIS this message comes up. “The certificate associated with the HTTPS binding of this site is also assigned to another site’s binding. Deleting this site will cause ...
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Boot mode issue in Windows

Ive a little problem with Server 2008 R2. Recently I've stuck in safe boot loop. After few tricks I was able to login to server, but right now I can't select Normal Boot mode. When I'm selecting this ...
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Can my Active Directory domain name prevent a forest functional level from being upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have inherited an Active Directory environment that is at the Windows Server 2003 forest and domain functional level. The DNS domain name has no special characters--it looks like sampledomain.org. ...
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How to set cups quotas per users on centos from active directory domain?

How can I import cups users from active directory domain which is installed on windows server 2008 R2 and set quotas per users on cups printing server which is installed on centos 6.6 ?
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Unable to write to output file error on windows server

I installed a windows server 2008 R2 and visual studio ultimate 2012 on a virtual server . I have a web application that used on an old server with .Net framework 3.5 and now I’m using the application ...
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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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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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how to block all requests from URLs with MSDOS device name using isapi filter cve 2007-2897

I recently had an audit report on my windows server 2008 R2 and it failed with the error/vulnerability: Microsoft asp.net ms-dos device name DoS www (443/tcp). I have not been able to find any ...
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Mistakenly configured advanced audit policies; return to basic?

I can't believe I did this... I set an advanced auditing policy in our GPO and it shut down all of our basic policies. From Technet: After you apply advanced audit policy settings by using Group ...
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Replace DC/DNS in Active Directory

I have just tried to replace one of my domain controllers in a single domain forest keeping the old IP (But a new computername). As this is an environment I have "inherited" from a previous sysadmin I ...
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Permanently mount network share without the need for log on? (Windows)

On a Windows 2008 R2 Server (Standard) I need to have a network drive mounted without having a specific user to log on to the machine first. Sort of like an NFS mount via fstab on Unix machines. The ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 connection sometimes fails with 'incorrect login'

As part of our testing suite, next to the Unit Tests which mock everything and don't require a database connection, we also have Integration Tests which do require a database. The Integration Tests ...
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How to require password confirmation on file-delete?

Is there some way to require a group of users to confirm their password (or prompt them for an elevated password) when deleting files off some directories on the file server? We're having an issue ...
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Is it possible for an AD domain's DNS name to point to a web server instead of the DCs?

My active directory domain's name is "mywebsite.com" instead of "mywebsite.local". I had to do this as a workaround to other issues, and to change it will be a pain. When people inside of my company ...
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Perfmon not working on remote MSMQ Queue

I am not sure if this has been asked before, but I have done a lot of searching and come up empty. Perhaps I'm asking the wrong questions or missing something quite basic here. I have 7 Public MSMQ ...