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 DNS Server issue - Not saving changes for Transfer Zones

I have a DNS server (Not AD) which is used for websites. The problem is that whenever I change the settings in Zone Transfer and set "Only to server listed in NS tab" and restart the service the ...
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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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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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Can Windows System Resource Manager work in virtualized environment?

I'm trying to limit the working set of a process using WSRM on Windows Server 2008R2, running in a virtual environment hosted by our IT provider. I currently don't know which virtualization technology ...
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What would cause Windows Server Backup to change the volumes/data backed up?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 that was backing up to some USB HDDs. I had it set on a full server backup. I check the server backup window regularly because I am sort of paranoid. I like to see ...
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Permission Denied on Solaris 10 NFS share, shared trough Windows Server 2008R2

We have a NFS share on Windows Server 2008 R2. NTFS permissions for ANONYMOUS LOGON and Everyone groups are set to Full control. When mounting this share on our Solaris workstation, it mounts and we ...
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Prevent users from downloading certain files

I am working for an organization which helps people with mental disabilities. All of them have a user account in our AD. The client computers are running a mix of Windows 7 and 8.1, and the server is ...
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How can I remove stagnant Exchange 2010 MoveRequest when the target DB is no longer available?

I inherited a server that was running a move request to a new mailbox database. Unfortunately the server died a horrible fiery death during this move request (some genius set up a RAID 1+0 array with ...
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How to crash spooler service

Does anyone know how I can crash the spooler service manually? I have a problem with some drivers crashing it randomly, and I want to do it manually so I can do some tests.
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Windows Server 2008 R2 network performance degrade over time

We've got Windows Server 2008 R2 which servers as DC, Exchange mail server and file share (Let's call in Server-1). We also have fiber channel network storage, connected to this server. Putting there ...
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Win 2008R2 Enterprise Server with RDS, licensing error while connecting via RDS

We have 2K8 R2 RDS server setup in our environment and i am facing a weird issue whenever connecting to another RDS2 server through my RDS1. The error says "The remote computer disconnected because of ...
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Can't import PFX with CERTUTIL — “Keyset does not exist”

We have a PFX file that when used on any other Windows system (Server 2008 R2, 7, 8) installs fine. On 2 of my servers, the import fails like so: CertUtil: -importPFX command FAILED: 0x80090016 ...
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Windows Media Services; Switching sources during Live Broadcast

Objective: 2 laptops running Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, publishing to a Windows Media Services Server. We would like to be able to switch between both sources on a single publishing point. ...
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How to Configure Windows Certificate Services not to use AIA and CRL when issuing Certificates

I have a Windows Certificate Service installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM, and what I need to do is to modify certificates NOT to use AIA and CRL, but to ONLY use OCSP Responder. The OCSP is ...
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Group Policy is blocking exe files

I teach programming in Visual Studio. We want to run it on a terminal server. The problem is that whenever we compile our programs, the Windows refuses to start the created exe file. (I didn't even ...
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FTP / directory accessible from filezilla

I have windows server 2008 r2 on which I have hosted ftp site named "emagappftp" (path: c:\inetpub\ftproot) and under ftp site I have created one virtual directory as zodiacftp and have created same ...
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How to automatically restart after Windows Update requires it?

On a windows machine running Windows Update via the built-in service (not GPO), I would like to have it automatically restart every morning at 5:30AM, only when required by WU. The event log entry ...
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Certain users being denied access to a Windows Server 2008 shared folders in a specific PC

We have a Windows 2008 Server running with shared folders and some users with different permissions. My problem is that some day, without changing anything in the server, a certain user started ...
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Multiple iSCSI LUNs to one Server

I'm reasonably sure i'm ok to do this, but I would love some confirmation. Simple question, can I have two LUNs from the same SAN attached to the same server? More detail: I have a HP MSA2000 SAN, ...
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How do I create a task scheduler to restart a software service in Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a pesky software service that fails every few weeks. It has two components. Service A and Service B. Service B gets in a weird state and stops accepting connections from Service A. The only way ...
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Delegate rights for closing open files

i have windows 7 connected to my AD, we are have non-windows filer. we need to Delegate permission for help desk(AD users) to view / close open files on file server.
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Multicast clients successfully join but dont receive any data

Let me start by saying I just have a conceptual knowledge of how the physical networking side of things work so please bear with me. I have a few clients that subscribe to multiple multicast groups ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots into WinRe recovery environment

I have had an issue on a few Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard servers recently where when doing a standard reboot, it will reboot into the WinRE recovery environment. Going to the console of the ...
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What are the implications of exceeding 4 GB in a Windows Event Log?

I found this Microsoft KB that covers recommended Event Log setting maximums for operating systems up to Windows 2008/Vista, which recommends a maximum of 4GB, and have seen some other vague ...
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how to find the event where someone ejected a hot pluggable device

I got a Win Server 2008 R2 on a VM. I think someone accidentally ejected the NIC card that is presented as a hot pluggable device. But I am trying to find proof of that in the windows event logs and I ...
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Joining 150 computers to Active Directory

I am a junior system IT administrator. We have Windows server 2008 R2 standard and 150 computers with Windows 7 professional (32 bit). We have installed an Active Directory domain on the server and we ...
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Need help to understand why server has suddenly crashed

I'm trying to get a clue why our server has suddenly crashed. According to this it could happen when some kernel code tried to close an invalid handle or a protected handle. Any direction to ...
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How can i create an install a domain signed certificate in IIS using PowerShell?

In my environment we host a whole lot of websites and WCF webservices in IIS (on Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012). We are in the process of enabling HTTPS on these sites. This goes as follows: ...
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video/mp4 vs video/mpeg mime type

I need to add some .mp4 videos to a course in my LMS (Moodle) on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I'm using IIS 7.5 as the web server. While searching the www for the correct way to do it I've found several ...
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What is throttling max concurrent connections? IIS? Windows Server?

I have an asp.net app deployed on IIS, and have recently upgraded CPU and memory to double what it was in hopes that more concurrent users would be supported. Still though in my load test it seems ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - does the RDS licensing mode revert back to default after a license's grace period ends?

In my Remote Desktop licensing manager, I see that I have two licenses installed: Windows Server 2000 Server - Default provided TS CAL per device Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 - Temporary TS or RDS ...
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SSRS Returning 401 Unauthorised Error when calling web service

We have two web servers that call the SSRS service to query the reports held there. Both servers are set up identically but while one works the other returns a 401 unauthorised exception when trying ...
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Is it possible to set Server Performance Settings globally?

Is it possible to set the Performance Settings for example Smooth edges of screen fonts globally or do I have to log in to every user and set it manually? I couldn't find any setting in the GPOs that ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Standard server - how to disable RC4

I have just used www.ssllabs.com and ran a few tests - my server is capped to a B grade because my server accepts RC4 This server accepts the RC4 cipher, which is weak. Grade capped to B. I've ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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Restrict Access to Domain Admin/Admin Group for all

We have a pretty old setup which was managed by our client. They could manage anymore and they have outsourced the entire Datacentre to us. Everything is messed up right now. Nothing in place ...
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Allow winzip file Software Restriction Policy

I have a path rule that denies extracting executable to temp folder in the software restriction policy. Now I need to allow certain applications that should run and extract their contents in the Temp ...
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How does SCSM Relate Affected Users to Service Requests?

I'm using the built in SCSM cmdlets and the SMlets powershell module. I'm able to query Service Requests, but I can't seem to figure out how to get the Affected User of a given Service Request. I'm ...
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Task Scheduler - Run a process every hour except at designated time

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 I'd like to schedule to run a particular process at 40 minutes on hourly basis, except on Sunday at 2:40AM. How would one set up the trigger for this in Task ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 clients can connect to AD but no Internet. Server connects to Internet fine

I've recently been assigned to manage a network at work. There are two labs (over 40 clients in total) connected to one Windows 2008 r2 server. Roles installed are as follows: Active Directory DNS ...
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GPO not applying to Clients

I am having issues applying the below GPOs to clients. Computer Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ System \ Remote assistance \ "Offer Remote Assistance" Computer Configuration \ ...
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windows server 2008 r2: ensure that your web role has the 'management tools' option installed

I installed web deploy 3.5 on my windows server 2008 R2 server. but Management server delegation seems not installed. I found the answer on serverfault. Can not see "Management Service ...
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Server 2008 R2 NIC in “Unidentified Network” state after connectivity loss is restored

I am having trouble with 2 servers, both with the same symptoms. When they are reconnected to the switch after losing connectivity, they stay in an "unidentified network" state. Only after cycling the ...
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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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How can I modify an existing scheduled task using Powershell?

I am working on some release automation scripts that use Powershell to update existing scheduled tasks which execute various applications. In my script, I can set the Path and Working Directory of the ...
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How can I manually initiate the creation of a home folder for an AD user in Windows?

I have an AD environment with Windows 2008R2 Server where a few Windows 7 machines use FolderRedirection . Sometimes I need to re-initiate the homefolder creation process, but the only way I've found ...
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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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Need to downgrade Apache 2.25 to 2.8x and looking for precautions

Web Stack: OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Server: Apache 2.25 ColdFusion 9 The mod_deflate.so is causing apache to crash and restart every 3-5 seconds which is obviously hurting server performance. ...
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IIS App cannot write to network share on a 2012 server, fine on a 2008 server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 web server running IIS, and the app needs to write files to a folder. None of the machines are on a domain, just a local workgroup. The app pool is running as the user ...
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Static IP injection to guest VM in Win2k8

Is there a way to inject IP address and do network configuration of a CentOS VM running on Windows server 2008? In Win2k12 there is SetGuestNetworkAdapterConfiguration using which IP address can be ...