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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Toggling enabled/disabled on specific triggers in a task in the task scheduler using powershell (or something else)

Related to this question: Windows Server in UTC, need Task Scheduler to shift tasks with summer time and this question: ...
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Where did my Group Policy templates go?

I was just trying to solve an Office-related problem by importing the Office 2010 Administrative Template files into my ADMX Central Store (SYSVOL\Policies\PolicyDefinitions), now all of the "normal" ...
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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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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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Windows 7 blocks network access to network-installed apps

Windows 2008 R2 domain. Users, running Windows 7 Enterprise, are trying to run some software from a network share. Specifically, I've tested this with MATLAB and PuTTY. When starting, MATLAB has to ...
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Automatically log off idle Terminal Services users without using idle session limits?

We have a Remote Desktop Session Host that is accessed by Wyse Winterm 3150SE thin clients running Windows CE 5.0. The stations are open to the public, and are supposed to display our homepage when ...
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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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MMC cannot open the file *.msc

On Windows Server 2008 R2 I have various admin consoles/snapins installed. All of these run correctly, whether I launch them directly or add them to MMC. However, if I try to launch them from the ...
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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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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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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 2008 R2 TS printer security - can't take owership

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Terminal server role installed. I'm seeing a problem with an ordinary user who is member of local printer operators group on the server. If the user opens a cmd ...
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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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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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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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reached the maximum partitions on my virtual machine

I have a virtual machine and I extended the size since I needed more space. Here is what I have and the message I am getting: I was reading up and I saw some references to diskpart.exe and it gave ...
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How can I use New-ADServiceAccount with a name of more than 19 characters?

This works: New-ADServiceAccount 1234567890123456789 This doesn't: New-ADServiceAccount 12345678901234567890 New-ADServiceAccount : The name provided is not a properly formed account name ...
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Why does ONLY my user account not freely connect to anonymous-read shares?

My network admin and I are being driven up the wall by some Windows authentication weirdness -- we both have more of a background in Linux, so I apologize in advance for any of my ignorance in the ...
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Simple check to confirm access to a Domain Controller

I'm preparing for a battery of resilience tests on a new network (which will be hosting a mission-critical application). As part of it, I ought to confirm the resilience of the domain controllers. We ...
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Two servers with inconsistent disk speed

I have two servers of identical spec (bought at the same time), except for the drive configuration: Server A: C: and D: drives are partitions on the same 2 disk RAID 1 E: is a 2 disk RAID 0 ...
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Disable firewall for all network profiles on Windows Server 2008 R2 through GPO

I've been trying to disable firewall on a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 machines for all network profiles using GPO, but it seems to be working only for domain profile so far. In Group Policy ...
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Windows Server in UTC, need Task Scheduler to shift tasks with summer time

I'm perfectly happy to have my server in UTC, but when a user needs something scheduled to happen in a particular time in a particular time zone, they are expecting that to obey their time zone rules ...
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Powershell error when adding filepath

The script looks like this: $searchOU='ou=Servers,dc=mydomain,dc=NET' Get-ADComputer -filter * -SearchBase $searchOU | Foreach-Object { $server = $_.Name ...
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Cannot connect two users to windows's VPS's VPN

I have a private VPN server in my VPS using windows Routing and Remote access. Now I cannot connect from two devices (e.g. IPad and my Laptop) in same time. I tried to change the properties but I've ...
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Windows 2008 R2 winsxs folder - growth increases

I've seen many posts about this folder on the serverfault.com site but none helped me solve my issue. I have at least 20 servers with fully packed system partitions (I don't know why, but all system ...
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SSL connection error during handshake on Windows Server 2008 R2

Update: Issue solved by re-rolling the certificate. I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server that runs a HTTPS Tunneling service. The software uses a certificate that is provided via the Windows certificate ...
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Adding a new local user hangs netplwiz on server 2008 R2

I'm logged into a Windows Server 2008 R2 box as a domain admin. I'm trying to explicitly make myself local admin. From netplwiz, I choose add user, administrator, and click OK. Netplwiz becomes ...
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Server Restarts and Respective Orders

EDIT:Not meaning to be disrespectful to any of the answers, but, the main question was whether rebooting a DC at the beginning of a cycle, then all the other servers, or rebooting it at the end once ...
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Exchange 2010 outlook anywhere - shows internal URL

I am setting up an Exchange 2010 SP2 for a customer. However, the server address that the server returns with autodiscover is wrong, as it points to the internal domain (.local) - and not the ...
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Virtual Disk Service (VDS) shuts down every three days on Server 2008 R2

Out of many servers all running Server 2008 R2 we have one where the VDS shuts down exactly every three days. The only way to resolve this is to reboot the machine. I have looked in the event logs and ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server - RemoteApp - Option “Start in” available?

we have set up a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. On this server, we want to run an application which needs another path for the option "Start in" than the application itself. In a shortcut, this is ...
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local domain DNS vs global DNS setup

What I have: all the local users are working through local domain controller set up as a typical environment: Win 2008, MS Exchange, MS DNS, etc. I have a web server connected to the local net. to ...
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Dovecot, maildir on Windows 2008r2 NFS share

I'm really banging my head on this one. I have a CentOS 6.1 running postfix/dovecot accessing a Windows 2008R2sp1 NFS share. In a test where the Windows server is a stand-alone file server, I can ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 drops packets

I seem to be having strange problems with my WS2008R2 Active Directory + DNS + DHCP + NAT configuration. It look to be some sort of an issue between DNS, NAT and LDAP. The first consequence is some ...
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Configuring location based GPO for WSUS updates but only for some clients

I would like to configure WSUS so that employees arrive in main location they use WSUS to download stuff, and when they are in other locations (different locations / home etc) they use Windows ...
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Static route issue on Windows Server 2008 R2

There's a virtual machine with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed. There are two NICs connected to it: PROD & BUP. The BUP interface is configured without default gateway. After adding static route ...
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VPN from my server to a clients

I have an Amazon EC2 server instance running Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to setup a VPN connection between this machine and one of my clients. The purpose is that my server is going to pull data ...
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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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Dropped network connections to hyper-v server and guests on local network

I have recently installed at home a new Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to be used primarily as a hyper-v host for several home servers. I'm having some interesting networking issues that I suspect are ...
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Does Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 have better TCP/IP network latency compared to non-HPC builds?

I guess the subject says it all: would switching to Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 have any effect on average network latency ping times? Even if it shaved a few milliseconds off the time, I'd be happy - ...
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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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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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Error installing SQL Server 2008 r2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Sp1

I am managing my dedicated server, here's what I did: Made a fresh install of Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 from the MSDN install ISO. Then added the web server role that turns on IIS. DONE! Then I ...
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Quick-one: Better Environment for Exchange 2010: Server 2008 R2 or SBS 2011 Standard?

This is a quick question: I want/need to set up a Exchange 2010 Server on my home server (mainly for testing but will be needed). I understand the downsides of hosting my mail on my dedicated ...
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Cannot open any applications on windows server 2008 R2 Standard edition

I have a server running on Windows server 2008 R2. It is recently added as a member of a domain. I am not able to start any applications in thew server. When I tried to open Event viewer it errored ...
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Building a Windows Server 2008 R2 (DNS, DHCP, AD, etc…) [closed]

I'm looking forward to build my own Windows Server 2008 R2 machine for a company that is in the process of establishment. I have some questions regarding the Windows Server. I'm pretty new to it .. I ...
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My VPS windows server 2008 R2 is blocking IP [closed]

A client can not connect to the VPS because the server blocks it. He has to change several times his IP to conect. This is a serious problem. I have a rule in the firewall where I allow his conection ...