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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Issues with demoting a DC, remnants of failed SBS2011 DC still in directory

So, an environment I'm new to, is having some problems that I'm trying to correct. Old config: Single SBS2011 server, a second 2008 R2 DC was added at some point. SBS failed, roles were seized and ...
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Unable to move OU in Active Directory (Access is denied)

Background I tried moving an OU in Active Directory today and received an Access is denied error. Upon further inspection of my AD user account I had the necessary permission to move the object (I ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 User Mapped Drives disconnect when GPO Mapped Drives are in effectg

I am trying to find out if a user can map their own drives and have them stay in place when they are subject to GPO mapped drives. The GPO that is in place will Map a drive which is assigned Q and ...
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windows server 2008 R2 backup issue

I have configured and iSCSi drive by using iSCSi Initiator for a windows server 2008 R2 for the purpose of storing backup but when I try to run backup schedule and assign the iSCSi drive as a backup ...
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Install SQL Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Operating System. However this Error keep appearing even though I installed both .NET Framework 3.5.1 and 4.0 The operating ...
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Blocking a fake website from duplicating my information [duplicate]

My website is www.somedomain.com Today, when I googled for it, I saw another domain www.fakedomain.com (set up from another country) which had my website's content. They had used a DNS CNAME of ...
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Windows DHCP server not discarding PTR records when an address is leased

Got the following setup regarding DHCP & DNS: Windows Server 2003 doing DHCP Windows DNS (different server)authoritative for the forward zone BIND DNS (on a UNIX server) authoritative for the ...
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Windows AD Having Problems Removing Dead Domains

I need some ideas on how to proceed so I'm asking those who likely know more about AD than I do. The windows person quit, so I've been tasked with figuring out how to do this. The prior admin ...
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Easy way to resurrect numerous AD clients powered off for 2 years?

I have a pair of active directory domains with a one-way trust where I am attempting to revive some servers (~12, so automated steps would be handy but I can manually do everything if necessary) that ...
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Version v4.0.30319 of the .NET Framework is not installed and it is required to run version 3 of Windows PowerShell

I have a server which we are using for Batch processing. I can login to the server with svc_account and run powershell -f file.ps1 and it runs fine in either version 2 or 3 by the following - ...
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WMF 5.0 (April Preview) DSC Pull Server Installation fails

I am trying to install The DSC-Service Windows Feature on a Windows 2012 R2 machine with WMF 5.0 already installed. The installation fails with the following errors: Install-WindowsFeature ...
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IIS 6 SMTP service stops working after server restart

I'm currently wrestling with IIS6 SMTP service not working properly when the server is restarted. This has only just started happening in the last month and struggling to pin point the issue. I ...
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Low TCP down speed on network interface

We have HP Proliant ML370 G6 server with 4 gigabit ports on it. 3 ports work well, but 1 (LAN1) cuts TCP Down traffic. TCP Up and UDP is ok. Here is the speed test result. Here is the windows monitor ...
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DFS Using Domain Alias

Client has SuperVeryExtraLong.com AD domain so a DFS namespace becomes \\SuperVeryExtraLong.com\foo with a minimum of 29 characters. This is a problem with the 255 character path limit. Is there a ...
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environment variable clientname scope on terminal server

I have a script that needs the CLIENTNAME environment variable, it runs on a terminal server. I have a batch file for testing that contains: set CLIENTNAME; pause If I RDP as an admin: If I open a ...
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How to set cups quotas per users on centos from active directory domain?

How can I import cups users from active directory domain which is installed on windows server 2008 R2 and set quotas per users on cups printing server which is installed on centos 6.6 ?
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how to block all requests from URLs with MSDOS device name using isapi filter cve 2007-2897

I recently had an audit report on my windows server 2008 R2 and it failed with the error/vulnerability: Microsoft asp.net ms-dos device name DoS www (443/tcp). I have not been able to find any ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 connection sometimes fails with 'incorrect login'

As part of our testing suite, next to the Unit Tests which mock everything and don't require a database connection, we also have Integration Tests which do require a database. The Integration Tests ...
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SQL Server 2008 Agent service wont start

We previously had SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to try some things out (I know it is by design that the agent service is disabled in this version) After proving the concept, we upgraded to the standard ...
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Moving one website from one server to another using powershell

I've been reading about MS Deploy and writing a small script to export/import one website from one server to another server(IIS8 to IIS8). But I ran into sizing problems and some other errors and the ...
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How to require password confirmation on file-delete?

Is there some way to require a group of users to confirm their password (or prompt them for an elevated password) when deleting files off some directories on the file server? We're having an issue ...
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Replace DC/DNS in Active Directory

I have just tried to replace one of my domain controllers in a single domain forest keeping the old IP (But a new computername). As this is an environment I have "inherited" from a previous sysadmin I ...
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Perfmon not working on remote MSMQ Queue

I am not sure if this has been asked before, but I have done a lot of searching and come up empty. Perhaps I'm asking the wrong questions or missing something quite basic here. I have 7 Public MSMQ ...
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Windows Forwarded Events date filter not working

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 configured to receive forwarded events from a large amount of clients (Windows 7\8.1). It receives events in the event ID range of 8000-8006 from the WLAN-Autoconfig ...
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How do I change the journal path for MSMQ on Windows Server 2008?

I'm running a MSMQ 5.0 instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that uses positive source journaling. My goal is to set the MSMQ journal path to its own dedicated folder on a new partition. So far I ...
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Integrated Auth working randomly with ADFS server

We have a working ADFS server that is allowing some users to authenticate to a SP through WIA, but some folks are being directed to the ADFS login page for the RPT. Users can then log in there and ...
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Formatted capacity of a Sandisk Fusion-IO Card?

I'm interested in buying some 6.4 TB Fusion IO SX300 cards. They will be formatted as NTFS 64 Kb cluster size with Windows Server. My question is what will the actual usable space be once the drives ...
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Prevent windows from assigning certain drive letters

After configuring our network to use certain drive letters, I bumped into a problem when at some times, some of our users plugs one or two USB disks to the computer before boot. Windows then, ...
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Trusted Sites in Captured Wim (Server 08 R2)

I have an inherited Windows Server 08 R2 .wim image used in MDT 2013. This image appears to contain custom Trusted Sites that are included after deployment, and stay there with every sysprep/capture ...
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Is it possible to see what files are deleted on a cluster disk in a specific directory?

I need to check if there were files (accidentally deleted) in a specific directory on a clustered disk (Windows Server 2008 R2). Is there a way to do that? The installation is relatively new and the ...
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Unable to write to output file error on windows server

I installed a windows server 2008 R2 and visual studio ultimate 2012 on a virtual server . I have a web application that used on an old server with .Net framework 3.5 and now I’m using the application ...
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Is there any way to “save” a disconnected RDP sesion's state in a manner analogous to ACPI hibernate for a regular PC?

Related to: How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)? If there are some disconnected user sessions on a Windows Server 2008R2 or Windows Server ...
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Network teaming Windows Server 2008 R2

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 servers that need to share files on SAS attached logical drives over a 10G network connection. The servers have two 10G ports so I'm wondering if I can use both of ...
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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Network drive wont appear or allow anyone to use it

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that has a drive in it called X: that I would like to use as a drive that everyone can access. However, I can't seem to get it to appear on anyone's computer. I can ...
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How do I disable TLS 1.0 without breaking RDP?

Our credit card processor recently notified us that as of June 30, 2016 we will need to disable TLS 1.0 to remain PCI compliant. I tried to be proactive by disabling TLS 1.0 on our Windows Server 2008 ...
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Windows Server 2008 IIS6 SMTP With more than 1 FQDN

I've tried researching this one, but I'm not having much luck on google. What I have is a Windows Server 08 R2 with IIS6 SMTP installed and configured / working 100% perfectly for Domain A. Domain ...
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Network drives not mapping correctly with group policy

One of my clients is having random issues with the mapping of network drives. Users get mapped drives from group policy based on the security groups they are in. An example issue with one user: ...
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Why are DHCP leases not included in DHCP Log?

Running Windows Server 2008r2. DHCP Logging is enabled (Server Manager, Roles, DHCP Server, , IPv4, Properties, General, Enable DHCP Audit Logging). In the DHCP event log (Event Viewer, Custom ...
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unattend file not working with any language pack

We have a fully automated system (custom built and not via MDT or anything like that). Anyway, its been working fine for years and now a requirement has ocme in to add some language packs...but, when ...
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How to resolve a host name in all sites in Active Directory?

I am learning AD DS currently. The scenario in my company looks like the following. WorkingPC.Asia.Corp.domain.com 172.10.212.62 FileServerA.Asia.Corp.domain.com 172.11.13.21 ...
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Windows 2008r2 server recovery, blue screen reboot loop

I don't have a system image to recover from or a backup on this server. It wasn't an important server to start out so it never was added into our backup process. A couple of nights ago, we lost ...
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best practise for a shutdown strategy for server with critical processes

Assume a Window Server with running services and running console applications The nature of this software is very critical. Operations take up to a few minutes and should not be terminated. What ...
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Poor mouse update rate on Windows RDP Client

I'm using a terminal server for inking on documents in EMR (eCW). When connecting to the same terminal server (2008 R2) the Windows RDP clients have a very slow mouse move update rate. The Mac RDP ...
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How to change Account Lockout Threshold when the path cannot be found

I am trying to change the account lockout threshold for all the users on our domain. The threshold should be three, but there are users who get locked out after one mistyped password, and others who ...
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Windows server 2012 Active Directory VS Windows server 2008 Active Directory

I want to do a test to compare "Windows server 2012 Active Directory" and its earlier version "Windows server 2008 Active Directory" in performance and functions. My question is, where should I start? ...
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Server 2008 Setup Remote Desktop Services [duplicate]

I have a 2008 server that I can access via remote desktop as I am the domain admin at my work environment. We are installing some software that will require a handful of users to login and use the ...
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Domain names on 2 similar windows domains (active directory)

I am fairly new to windows administration (Server 2008r2), but I am putting together a new environment, and am setting up active directory domains. I have broken my system into 2 parts, management ...
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File auditing for shared network drives

We got hit by Cryptolocker a month back or so, and never had file auditing set up, so there was no way to identify what user it originated from. I've gone into Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > ...
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Can I apply GPO settings to 2008 R2 member servers if I have a 2003 domain functional level?

I was asked to help out in a problem, there is a domain still operating at a 2003 functional level, there are 2008 R2 member servers in this domain and we need to know if there is anything we have to ...