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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Why is the time on my Server 2008 R2 DC wrong? It's syncing to ntp.org, it claims

OK. After a lot of fun with syncing time across my workstations, I got that sorted out. My workstations are now perfectly synced with my Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller (physical server, not ...
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How can I automatically logout users connected to the console session of a Windows Server 2008 R2 box via VNC?

We have a server that people use VNC viewer to connect to as it has a security dongle for a 3rd party piece of software which does not support virtualization or remote desktop/terminal services. I ...
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Format disk with diskpart if not formatted

I'm trying to write a script to create and format a partition in Windows Server 2008R2. Now, when disk 1 is selected, I need to format it, only if it is not formatted already. This is what I have ...
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Win2k8R2: Printer's queue shows `0 items`, what could be the reason?

It seems like I can print and see the printers while giving print command from a file. But when watching the queue it keeps displaying 0 Items, any ideas?
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_msdcs Zone Not Updating

I've been working on cleaning up our DNS/DHCP and I'm about ready to turn on scavenging (it's never been enabled) to start cleaning up some old records, but before I do, I wanted to check something. ...
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How to monitor and alert on a program's resource usage Server 2008?

We have a program that at various times utilizes very high CPU and memory. I would like to create a collection of performance logs of this particular application to see a historical trend over time ...
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SBS 2011 “Unable to query computer information” and event id 10009 DCOM for shutdown clients

I'm running SBS 2011 with some clients connected from home-offices via vpn. My problem is that the event log of the server is polluted every 30 minutes with DCOM 10009 errors: "DCOM was unable to ...
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Can't Access Computer Configuration > Preferences or user configuration > Preferences

After creating a new GPO in Windows Server 2008R2 Right click Edit on the newly created GPO Group policy Management Editor opens Clicking on Preferences shows this popup error After Clicking ok ...
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How to keep checkpoint secure remote connected on server 2008 R2

Is there a way to keep my Checkpoint Secure remote version E80.41 from disconnecting on server 2008? I need this VPN connection to be connected all of the time, because this basically is how we ...
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Windows 2008 r2 firewall rdp rule and linux rdesktop

I have a production Windows 2008 R2 server, and my workstation is Gentoo linux (kernel 3.12.13). I used to connect to server with rdesktop. Now I want to restrict the windows firewall rule for rdp ...
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Are there any reasons that downloading files as a zip would exclude files?

We have an issue with downloading packages in courses inside our learning management system. For example in course ABC123 if you go to the Files area in the control panel and check any of the boxes ...
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Extract Summary property from VMM with PowerShell

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 running SCVMM 2012. I successfully removed a virtual machine, according to the Jobs output from VMM, as seen in this screenshot. As you can see, the VM has a red ...
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Is there a command to send Windows Error Reports (WER)?

Is there a command that will Report All Queued Windows Error Reports? This can be done manually by going to the Action Center->Expanding Maintenance->Clicking Check For Solutions, we'd like to ...
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What would cause Windows to create temporary paging file?

After recent scheduled reboot when I remote to a server I get the following error message. Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your ...
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Issue while installing Mailbox Role during migration from Exchange 2003 to 2010

I am in the process of a migrating our domain exchange server from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. I thought I had prepared my server with all the necessary roles, permissions and updates but I am ...
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Windows 2008r2 Failover GeoCluster Quorum Votes

Windows 2008r2 Failover Cluster with SQL 2012 always on Geo cluster. I have: 2 nodes setup with equal nodeweights = 1 DFS Witness has a nodeweight of 1 equaling 3 Votes for the cluster. setup ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain

Can a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 (file server, app server, etc.) exist on a network with Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, or do the DC's need to be upgraded first?
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Restoring SBS 2011 Domain Controller with no DSRM logon access

I have a client's server running SBS 2011, it is their only server. I need to restore their OS to a previous date. Everything can go back to that date last week. They have a Windows Image Backup. ...
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How do I set up second IIS website with different domain name on a single server?

I've never done this before so I'm looking for help. we have a domain, domain.com, and the default site set up in IIS with a DNS forward lookup entry to have domain.com point to the site host so we ...
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How can I use an HP LaserJet M1536dn printer as a fax machine (outgoing) on Windows Server 2008

I'm running Windows Server 2008R2 and I'm trying to set up an HP M1526dn as a fax machine (this is a multi-function device). The printer is not directly connected to the server, but is on the network, ...
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How to determine new file name from audit log on renaming?

[Windows 2008 R2 File System audit] When I delete the file, two event log audit messages appear: 4663 which means request for file deletion and 4660 which confirms the deletion. Thay can be joined by ...
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Can a user see the Active Directory computer description in the Windows network browser?

This may qualify as another Stupid Question from someone fairly inexperienced in Active Directory, but I've noticed a handy "Description" field for computers in the Active Directory Users and ...
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An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it

A console view of a Windows 2008 R2 VM, on vSphere is showing the following screen: "Operation 2 of 2" "Wiping disk" Can someone advise on what this program is? Some information on this mystery: ...
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Cannot access Jenkins on windows server EC2 instance

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 instance with Jenkins setup as windows service. I can see jenkins is up and running when I browse to localhost:8080 on the EC2 instance but cannot access it ...
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How to kill a running scheduled task?

I have scheduled a task on Windows Server 2008 R2 Task Scheduler that kicks off a python script. However, when the task is running, I don't see the process spawned in the Task Manager and therefore am ...
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How to change/remove CRL on root cert?

A few years ago we installed certificate authority onto a widnows 2003 server (CAserver1). we created a self-signed root cert, and issued certs for internal services (https, WCF services, etc). Fast ...
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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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Windows CA Certificate Request via Commandline

I have a non-domain PC (windows 7) attempting to obtain a cert from a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise CA. I have the root ca and crl's installed on the non-domain client. I'm working on a script that will ...
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Group Policy for Time Sync = ARP Flood?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller and a bunch of workstations of various versions of Windows - XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8.1. Time sync wasn't working correctly on a few PCs so I followed the ...
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My PowerShell $profile path has no $HOME prepended

I have PowerShell installed on two different Server 2008 R2 systems. On one system, $HOME is prepended to $profile, but on the other nothing is prepended: Server 1 (PowerShell 2) PS C:\> echo ...
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Login fails on Win2008r2, no error message given

A customer has a Windows Server 2008 r2 virtual machine running on a VMWare host (5.1). They are having intermittent (1 or 2 times a month) issues where my network application becomes unresponsive. ...
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2008 R2 RDS Session Host and USB not working after disconnection/reconnect session

We recently deployed a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Session Host for our 2008R2 farm. The users frequently disconnect from a session at one computer (nurse station) and reconnect to the session ...
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2008 R2 RD Gateway remote connection issue

When a user attempts to connect to their computer from a remote client using RD Gateway the connection fails if their active directory account specifically limits them to their computer but allows ...
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IIS complains about port being used when it's not

I need to revive an application so it can be safely archived by a third party before being phased out. In order to do so without endangering the whole server, I want to force the user to authenticate ...
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Could not connect to remote computer web deploy ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE

I am trying to configure Web Deploy 3.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 installed on it. When I try to validate connection using Visual Studio 2013 to publish a website it throws the ...
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Constantly getting hacked (server 2008 R2) [closed]

A quick summary on the events from the last 2 weeks: We noticed that our SQL Server was becoming unreliably slow. This is a critical machine that's used by one of our local supercomputing groups to ...
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Get-MaskingSet in PowerShell 2.0

I'm trying to retrieve the current masking sets using PowerShell 2.0 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. Unfortunately, the cmdlet Get-MaskingSet does not exist under this PowerShell version. Are there any ...
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Netmask ordering prioritization not working?

I've a server with 2 IP's. 10.10.1.50 (255.255.255.0) 10.10.2.50 (255.255.255.0) I've also a DC which has it's IP on 10.10.1.30 and has no way to reach 10.10.2.50. When I ping the server from ...
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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 strugling with filename length and a way for ...
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View Scheduled Tasks (local and remote) on Windows Server 2008 R2

In one of our production nodes which runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, we have noticed that there is a significant delay (5 times normal) in processing requests (by our application running on tomcat) ...
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Changing password expiration policy at next password change

We have a password policy with a maximum password age of 180 days. For various reasons we need to change it to 90 days, with a minimum impact for the users. Our users are normally warned about the ...
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404 not found error on Rails app with Helicon Zoo on Windows Server

I'm trying to run Rails App with Helicon Zoo on Windows Server 2008 R2. For the test case I used Redmine 2.3 that goes with the Helicon Zoo module. Redmine has been installed successful, but it is ...
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Windows 2K8 R2 in AD environment not allowing SMB connections

I've got 2 Windows2k8R2 VMs. One is the domain controller, the other one is a TS server. Both have network discovery and file sharing enabled. Currently the TS server is not allowing any SMB ...
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DNS Setup - Complex Setup - Need Ideas

I have a very weird situation here. I have a Sonicwall VPN firewall, i can only use L2tp vpn for each Windows 2008 r2 Client using the windows built in vpn. Why? The Sonicwall GlobalVPN Client does ...
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Windows 2008 R2 task scheduler with Batch and VBS

I've created a batch file called restart.bat :: Open a Telnet window start telnet.exe 10.20.11.12 :: Run the script %systemroot%\system32\cscript.exe //Nologo //B C:\Scripts_and_Tools\SendKeys.vbs ...
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DFS Setup - The namespace server cannot be added. The system cannot find the path specified

I went to DFS Management and added a created a New Namespace. For the namespace server, I specified my Primary Domain controller (netbios name: primarydc). For the namespace, I enter Files. I use a ...
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Windows 2008 R2 firewall is disabled after boot

I have a server with Windows 2008 R2 and Windows Firewall enabled. When the OS boots, the firewall is disabled and every incoming connection is blocked. So in order to make the server available I ...
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Citrix Receiver hangs at “Please wait for the Local Session Manager” and published application fails to launch

When a user tries to connect to a Citrix XenApp 6.0 published application on a Windows 2008 R2 server, Citrix Receiver hangs at "Please wait for the Local Session Manager..." Eventually it times out ...
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Email results of PowerShell Script

I have a powershell script that check the certificate store for expiring certificates. It will display these results within the CLI. I want to modify this script to email the results of the output in ...
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How to map to a WebDav location from the machine where the WebDav actually is?

I'm attempting to map to a WebDav location on a machine where the actual folder resides. One major problem that prevents any easy workarounds is that the physical path on the machine itself isn't ...