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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Add user account to local Administrator group on multiple Windows Server 2008 machines

I have a number of servers to which I need to grant administrative access to 1 particular user, i.e. add him to local admins. I guess it can be scripted with PowerShell or somehow else.. Can somebody ...
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Group Policy Internet Explorer default security settings?

Since re-installing our Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008R2) and re-creating all of our group policies I have stumbled across an strange issue. When a user logs in and goes no the internet, ...
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Windows 2008R2 server W7 client slow share access

we run homogenous network based on Windows SBS (2008R2) server and W7 as clients. Today, the network start to act weird. From some of the computers (it seems that only from those who have been turned ...
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Remote Desktop Easy Print not printing on HP GDI printers

I've encountered issues with Remote Desktop Easy Print users trying to print to their GDI / host-based printers from Remote Desktop sessions. The printer objects get redirected into the RD session and ...
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Windows RDP Server farm redirection stops working [duplicate]

We have a RDP Server farm based on Window 2008R2 servers with DNS round robin. That is, people make a connection to "myfarmname", which first takes them to the ip of some "farmmemberX.mydomain.local" ...
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Should I be concerned by frequent RAID warning message (unexpected sense - command aborted)?

I have a Fujitsu host (PRIMERGY RX300 S6) running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V (Version 6.1) with two virtual servers (one Windows Server 2008 R2 and one Windows Server 2012). Our 25 employees ...
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DFS namespace and replication

i have 2 server.(windows server 2008r2) in server1:domain=test.com,i install DFS namespace,namespace it is tv and target sony(\\tv\sony).(folder sony is shered). in server2:domain=test.com,i install ...
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How perform a offline defrag of the the DFS Database

I have read in some posts that an offline defrag of DFS database you should do in case of an error (Jet Errors for example) during replication. Unfortunately, nowhere do I find a guide on how I can ...
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Scheduled task to run a 32-bit PowerShell Script with three arguments

TLDR Version I need to run a 32-bit PowerShell script that takes three arguments as a scheduled task in Windows Server 2008 R2. The script starts a FileSystemWatcher, so I need to keep it alive so ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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is it possible to delegate file srv and print srv managing to other users in windows 2008 R2 without giving them full admin rights?

we have some field service guys that work locally for some of our customers, we want to transfer the tasks of managing file servers and print servers to them. first we Thought about giving them local ...
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Restrict shared folder access to specific computer/IP [closed]

How to configure a server [having DNS and ADS roles installed user account created/configured] to restrict its shared folder access to a specific computer in the network. Sol-1: Solution proposed ...
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Blank sent to default printer on RDP Win2008R2 with mapped printing

I’ve got an issue with a terminal server running Win2008R2 Enterprise SP1. My users have remote print mapping enabled (as it is imperative for their day-to-day duties). When they log in, RDP will ...
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SCCM: Zoinks… Mystery Maintenance Windows

What am I trying to do? We have a few SCCM clients, mostly publicly facing websites running on Windows Server 2008 R2's IIS 7.5, that are monitored by a system called XYmon. We have recently noticed ...
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PowerShell script generates lots of warnings in Windows Event Log

I have a - rather complex - PowerShell script running on a Windows Server 2008 R2. When executing the script in the ISE or also in the console, everything runs fine. No errors or anything else that ...
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GPO option for “Show Desktop Icons”?

Is there a GPO setting (Server 2008 R2 domain) that we can use to set the following desktop property? View > Show Desktop Icons
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Check if a Domain Controller has been cloned

I have reason to believe that previous administrators cloned our Domain Controller at somepoint in its recent lifetime. The DC at one point was running on Server 2003 and has since been upgraded to ...
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CRC Checksum missmatch transfering large files to NAS

I'm having a problem transfering large (50-200GB) VHD files from a Windows Server 2008R2 machine to a QNAP NAS. After the transfer is completed, I verify the data using a CRC32 checksum to ensure it ...
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How can I get DSADD to assign home folder of newly created user account?

I use the following command to create 15 user accounts: FOR /L %i in (1,1,15) DO dsadd user "cn=Grade 6 Student %i,ou=Accounts Student,OU=School Name, dc=curric,dc=schoolname,dc=wan" -samid g6%i -upn ...
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Distributed Transaction failure with Windows Server 2008

I'm having a problem with a new server setup. Distributed Transactions started by the application server to the new server are failing, but they work fine with an existing database server. I need ...
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Can't disable Enhanced Security Configuration after upgrading to IE9

I disabled ESC in Server Manager on 2008 R2, originally just for Administrators but have tried to disable it for users and Administrators to try and solve this problem. Despite it being completely ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 shared folder stored file names length limitation

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain and shared folder on the same server accessed by everyone and the user put some stuff in this folder. I'm struggling with filename length and a way for ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - result code 0xC000005

I created Task in Windows Task Scheduler which runs every day at 9:00 AM. I configured it to run using SYSTEM account and run whether user is logged or not. I'm 100% sure, that action is pointing to ...
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Fonts doesn't render in Chrome or IE in Windows Server 2008

When I visit, for example, http://www.bolagsverket.se from a user account on this Windows 2008 Server, Chrome displays the site but all the text is gone. When I try in IE it's even worse, it doesn't ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Reuse old domain controller IP address

We currently have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, and I want to replace one of them with a Server 2012 R2 DC. I also want to reuse the IP address after I demote the old DC. What is the ...
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Can I use Powershell to configure Local group policy settings in windows server 2008 r2

in Windows server 2008 r2 , for this manual process open run >gpedit.msc > computer configuration > windows templates > windows update > specify intranet microsoft update service location > ...
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Undo replace task manager on R2

I used the option in System Internals process explorer to replace task manager. Now task manager does not load nor does process explorer, but an error for taskmgr gives the path of taskmgr.exe and ...
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Strange behaviour of domain administrator credentials on windows server 2008 r2 domain

So, my problem: if i try to log into a client PC (Windows 7 Professional) with the administrator credentials with the network cable plugged in, it will respond with the error message "The user name or ...
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Sql 2008 r2 wildcard certificate

I have installed wildcard certificate in Certificates(Local Computer)\Personal in sql server. We are using Windows 2008R2 server and 2008 R2 SQL. Certificate is issued by StartCom. With certificate ...
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Intermittent issues on iis 7.5 site running wordpress, internal error 500

This happened to a wordpress site that was working previously, the server is running IIS 7.5 on Server 2k8 R2 (fully patched). On the friendsofridingmountain.ca site, browsing through the pages will ...
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Using Administrator Credentials to login as a User to Their Desktop [duplicate]

Other than memorizing and documenting each user's credentials, is there way that I can use the Windows Domain Administrator credentials to login to a workstation-user's desktop as if I were them? I ...
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Troubleshooting stub zone issues in Windows DNS

As per subj, is there an efficient way to debug and troubleshoot stub zone DNS resolution under Windows 2008 and 2012? We suspect sometimes nameservers specified in the stub zone cannot be reached or ...
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vCenter permission to perform this operation was denied (Converting windows server 2008 R2)

I am trying to convert a windows server 2008 R2 using vCenter. First, i would like to note i already successfully converted a windows server 2008 using the same process. The process fails for this ...
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Sending email from PHP through exchange [closed]

I figured serverfault might be a better fit for this question. I'm trying to send emails with PHP mail() function. PHP returns no errors and says the email has been accepted whether it sends or not. ...
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Allow only RemoteApp, not Remote Desktop

I found the following question, with a similar premise, however the answer to the question, was the question rephrased as a statement! ...
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group permissions in windows server 2008 r2 [closed]

Can read and write permissions be assigned to groups so that users in those groups will inherit the same properties. If yes, how to assign read permission to specific group.
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Why are only 16 GB of memory usable on our server?

We've recently upgraded the RAM on a Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Standard to 32 GB. When I open the System panel, it indicates Installed memory: 32.0 GB (16.0 GB usable). Why is that? I've been ...
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Incorrect CPU count on HP XL230a Gen9

we have an issue with our HP XL230a Gen9 blades where some of the applications are only seeing half of the CPU. On the task manager we see all 56 cores but application are only seeing half of them. We ...
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AUDIT FAILURE seen when BackupExec 2014 job runs

When the backup job runs, we see a few AUDIT FAILURE events raised in event viewer, specifying the name of the Administrator account (not named Administrator) and IP of our Backup Exec 2014 server. ...
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Windows server 2008 r2 rdp causes lags

I'm running a server with Windows 2008 r2 OS. The server is used as a Web server. I'm logging to the server remotely using rdp. I've noticed that when I have Internet connection problems, and I'm ...
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Assigning a public IP on Windows Server 2008 R2

We've recently acquired a Dell PowerEdge r420 server (2 NICs). After installing the OS (Windows Server 2008 R2), we've installed SQL Server 2008 and IIS. Now we have a public IP given to us by the ...
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Time delay on server 2008 r2

Hi I having a dedicated server hosted on Godaddy.com with windows Server 2008 R2 Time is running delayed 1 hour on server , I have change the time many times but its dealy one hour again.Pls help to ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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DNS won't respond to one DC

I have a multi site AD setup and am having issues with trust/netlogon/dns on the DNS DC in site 2. Things were fine until a month or so ago, only discovered issues today by chance reviewing logs. ...
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Exchange Server - Cannot receive external emails [closed]

I have running exchange server....every thing was going fine, however last two days I cannot receive any external emails from outside the network, while I can send/receive internally and send to ...
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Win2008R2 Firewall will accept incoming connections from WAN but not from LAN

We have a Windows 2008R2 server that suffered a power failure a few days ago. The server is working fine but we are experiencing something strange: When the Firewall is on, the server becomes ...
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Windows Server 2008 is connected to network but Internet Explorer can't browse

I'm creating a Virtual Machine using Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008. The VM is ok, I can connect all my network and I can ping any address with success. But when I try to browse using the default ...
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Create shared folder on share automatically

I know there is a group policy where I can map a specific share. What if I want the group policy to create a folder on that share and map it during log on? I know there must be a way to do this in ...
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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 ...