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 2008 R2 services not working

EDIT I spawned the Windows events logging service won't start issue to a separate question here I have a strange problem: SQLAGENT won't start Windows events logging service won't start Today I ...
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Scheduled task running twice from time to time

A customer of mine is experiencing a very strange problem: a scheduled task is running twice from time to time, with only a few seconds between execution. The task is scheduled using the windows ...
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Configure Windows to Read/Write Shared SAN

I am working on building a NLB cluster to load balance for JavaEE portal. Both are Virtual Windows 2008 R2 and connected via Fiber Channel to an EMC SAN Storage. They should read/write files into the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server with 2 ip address, how to only enable RDP to one address

As the title says we have a Windows 2008 R2 Server with 2 IP address. Currently, we can connect via RDP to both IP addresses, however, we want to block/disable RDP connections that attempt to connect ...
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Remote Desktop session remote control always returns Error 5: Access denied

I am having problems to shadow the remote desktop session of a user on a Windows Server 2008 R2. If I log on as local administrator on the server with RDP and shadow the session of a domain user that ...
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Creating user groups and assigning users in Windows Server 2008

I'm setting up an FTP server on a Windows Server 2008 r2 system. Rather than deal with setting filesystem permissions for users manually, I would like to simply grant a single group read/write access ...
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Slow starting Domain Controller after installing Enterprise Certificate Authority in Windows 2008 R2

Because I want to test SSL in the local domain I've installed Enterprise Certificate Authority with the use of this tutorial. The Install went successful and after install I rebooted the DC. While ...
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Query Active Directory

Wondering if someone could help me, i want to query active directory. My aim is to produce a list of users and a total number of users, now our AD is full of meeting rooms, auto users, test users etc....
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Differentiating between multiple runas account windows

In past jobs I've used a lot of runas /user:.. in order to allow quick access between multiple accounts while logged in as a primary account. Both server side or and on workstations. We're looking at ...
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How to clone a failing Server 2008 R2 hard drive before it's too late

My server fails to boot. The drive is not found at boot. It's a Server 2008 R2 domain controller, there is no secondary domain controller. The hard drive was not in a RAID configuration. It is a ...
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How Does A PC Know To Use Another Domain Controller When Its Regular Domain Controller Is Offline

I condider myself to have a very good understanding of Active Directory and I am aware of the obvious benefits of having more than one domain controller in a domain. My question is basically this. ...
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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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Web Farm Framework Excluding Folders

Currently getting to grips with Web Farm Framewor and ARR. The Primary and Secondary servers are syncing from Primary to Secondary as they should be. However, there is a cache folder that is being ...
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What happens if unlink a GPO?

If I have a GPO that contains a handful of settings - let' say, configured to implement WSUS configuration, some random registry entries, some other Control Panel settings etc. If I unlink the policy,...
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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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Unable to apply Windows Updates as domain administrator

I cannot install Windows Updates on any server while logged in as the domain administrator. The domain controller was recently migrated from a Server 2003 machine to a Server 2008 machine. This ...
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IIS High use & Server Performance issues

Have an SBS2011 running Exchange, a database app and a few other things serving 5 users (3 low use, 1 high). The server was never specced for the database app so it isn't as powerful as I'd like... ...
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SMB2 traffic crashes network?

We've been having significant network slowdown issues over the past few weeks, primarily on a Friday morning. We run Windows 7 client machines, with Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. What generally ...
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Active Directory Security Permissions automatically reset

I have a Server 2008 R2 machine with Windows Deployment Services installed, which works perfectly well. However after some time (maybe a restart after installing updates) the security permissions ...
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typeperf.exe Intermittently Returning -1

Edit: Sep. 26 2012 - I am updating this question and its tags because I have now encountered this error again, on a Server 2k8R2 VM. Still, there seems to be no authoritative information out there on ...
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Unexpected Windows 2008R2 server reboots

A Windows 2008 R2 machine reboots automatically every now and then, typically on Fridays afternoons. The reboots are "announced" in the event log as follows: Event ID: 1074 process: svchost.exe, ...
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Public Folder Contacts - Exchange 2010

So we are running Exchange 2010 and have a public folder containing thousands of contacts. Recently, someone created 10,000 duplicates but we don't know who. My question is, is there a way to tell ...
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Does a GPO apply if “Security Filtering” tab is empty, but there is a security group in Delegation which has Read and Apply right?

As in the subject, does a GPO apply if "Security Filtering" tab is empty, but there is security group in Delegation which has Read and Apply rights? Security Filtering tab says "The settings in this ...
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How to copy a huge file to a remote shared folder?

I've using robocopy to copy a 300GB files from one Windows Server to another Windows server over the WAN. However, I keep getting errors after copied several GBs and retrying from start. (for example, ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Datacenter

Is it possible to upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise?
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Stop a task in Windows 2008 Task Scheduler if it runs longer than 15 minutes?

In the Settings tab of a Task in Task Scheduler Windows 2008 and Win8 you can specify additional settings that affect the behavior of your task. The setting for "Stop the task if it runs longer than:...
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Cisco ASA5505 won't sync with NTP

Today I noticed that the clock my Cisco ASA 5505 firewall was running about 15 minutes late, which surprised me since I've set up the NTP client. My two NTP servers 10.10.0.1 and 10.10.0.2 are ...
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DFSR not replicating

I have a replication group with two 2k8r2 servers as partners in a master<->master replication (so, both sides are always in sync and can update each other). This group is replicating two folders ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - IIS7.5 - Web site permissions

Why when I remove the MACHINENAME\Users group permission set from a websites physical folder and and grant a similar permission set to MACHINENAME\IIS_IUSRS group my website will not start. Why do I ...
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NSI service on Win2008R2 using huge amount of RAM over time

I have Remote Desktop Servers running Windows 2008R2. Some with all the latest Windows Updates, some without. All of them, over time, have a svchost process eat up a large amount of RAM (goes up and ...
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Using reflection in Powershell with different .NET framework versions

I am trying to reflect some assembly attributes from a .NET assembly. I am using Powershell 2.0, but the assembly was written using .NET Framework 4.5.1, so when I try the following command: $...
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Can I authorize W2K8 DHCP server for private network, even when prohibited in enterprise network?

I have a domain-joined test machine running W2K8 R2 with two NICs, one connected to the enterprise network, the other one to a private network with a static IP (192.168.0.1). The machine should act as ...
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Automatically install all windows update packages and reboot machines remotely

I have 10 application servers all running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, company security policies have disabled automatic install of windows update packages but I am still a local administrator on ...
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Can't find computer by name only by IP address

I have a server I just setup running Windows Server 2008 R2. The only roles I have configured are DHCP and Terminal Services Gateway. Internally I am only able to ping the computer by IP address and ...
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Automate the RDS SSL certificate configuration

I am trying to find a command-line tool or script that I can use to select which certificate my Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host (Terminal Server) will use. I have the certificate ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 mapped shares do not show up in command line

When I map a shared folder to a drive in Explorer in Windows Server 2008 R2 the new drive letter (say Z:) does not work in cmd.exe (started as administrator). What am I doing wrong? I believe this ...
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How can I limit a users bandwidth in Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

We have a user that likes to download movies with torrents in our office and it just kills the overall network performance. Unfortunately we need this user and don't want to confront him directly ...
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How can i use one Domain Controller to manage 3 separate small firms

currently we have one Domain Controller that have 15 users and cup off services(hMailServer, IIS, DNS, Active Directory). Now the owners of the firm created two new firms which computers and networks ...
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Additional display languages on Windows Server 2008 R2: Error while installing

I am running a Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to install italian as another display language, so I downloaded the Multilingual User Interface iso file with a lot of locale packages included. ...
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ADFS acting like it has a Relying Party Identifier blacklist?

In our development environment, we're having a problem with our configured Relying Parties in ADFS 2.0 that is baffling me. It's acting as though there is a blacklist of identifiers. We have 3 ...
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Citrix Xen VM's lose networking

My client has a XenServer 6.0.2 installation with 2 Window Server 2008 R2 virtual machines. Whenever the virtual machines are rebooted they lose their IP settings (IP address, subnet, gateway). Each ...
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IIS 7.5 + Windows Server 2008 R2 + ASP.NET 4.0 HTTP 500 Error?

I'm having an issue I cannot track down and I have looked through the forums and not found anything that sheds any light. I have a fresh install of a Server 2008 R2 Web that I am trying to load an ...
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How to create DNS catch-all entry (wildcard) in Windows 2008 R2?

How to create entry in DNS to catch-all queries (wildcard)? For example domain.local with IP 192.168.1.1 and any subdomain to that will respond with same ip (bbbaasa.domain.local, aaa.domain.local - ...
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Problems with self-signed SSL certificate for SSTP in Windows Server Foundation 2008

I am trying to configure SSTP in Windows Server Foundation 2008. I want to use a self-signed SSL certificate to do authentication. When the server is running, I get the following error when trying ...
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Database access slow after upgrade from Server 2003 to 2008 R2

In our work Environment before we used Window 2003 server OS , in which we mapped network drive to process database operation. Now we have upgraded Operating system to Window Server 2008(R2), now in ...
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Permissions don't appear to be working correctly on a new Windows 2008 R2 server

I have a new server which is joined to our domain. When I try to save a text file in a folder I am getting access denied. I am logged in with a domain admin account I have checked that 'domain ...
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Remove Log off button

I am using a server with Windows Server 2008. I don't want anyone to log off, because it would stop very important programs. But I can't change the Log Off button to anything (the drop down menu is ...
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windows 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 server stalling while serving web pages

I have an issue where my server doesn't serve up pages on the initial request. I have to F5 (refresh) the page serveral times before the page actually gets served. This issue is on the server itself ...
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Is 5MB/s a reasonable speed for Dell Software Raid Controller in Raid5

I have a new PowerEdge T320. Details are: Intel Xeon E5-1410 @ 2.8 GHz 16GB Windows Server 2008 r2 configured as Domain Controller Dell PERC S110 Software Raid 4x 7200 rpm 1TB drives configured in ...
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Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...