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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Which settings apply to a folder connected via junction?

Which folder permission and folder sharing settings apply to a a folder "connected" within another folder via junction, or symlink? Lets assume we have two folders residing in drive D:. D:\Main D:\...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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AuthorizationManager error when running ANY Powershell script (Invalid class also)

One of our Win Server 2008R2 crashed today, then after restarting it, I cannot run any Powershell script on it, I get the error "AuthorizationManager check failed." When I run the Get-ExecutionPolicy ...
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The target principal name is incorrect. Cannot generate SSPI context

One of our applications (Running on Server 2008 R2) uses a domain service account to connect to our SQL 2005 database (also running on Server 2008 R2). On occasion, when the application attempts to ...
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Is it possible to have SharedConfig enabled in IIS between Windows Server 2008 R2 (IIS7.5) and windows server 2012 R2 (IIS 8.5)

We have a webfarm with 3 web servers all in windows server 2008 r2. One of our servers has some hardware issues and we are looking to get a new server to replace it, however it is actually cheaper to ...
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Windows VPN / TMG Server Expired Password Stuck Sending New Password

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 Server running Forefront TMG (7.0.9193.500) which works as our firewall and VPN gateway. For the most part it works, blocking traffic and allowing users to VPN in. I ...
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Set SPN for all users in domain

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain controller with more than 60 user accounts. Each time one of these users tries to connect to the DC authentication "falls back" to NTLM. Kerberos authentication fails ...
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DFSR Crisis - Need assistance

Here's the scenario: One file server running 2008 R2. All user folders are on here, and we're using folder redirection to redirect desktop, documents, contacts, favourites, etc. We built two new ...
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How do I allow pass through access to a new shared drive on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box?

I am trying to allow access to a shared drive on our server (running windows server 2008 R2) so that users (running windows 7) can access the files on it. However, whenever they try to connect, it ...
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Windows 2008 R2 AD-FS 2.0 Configure Error (.NET Framework)

I have been trying to configure my Windows server 2008 R2 machine for the last 3 days now just so that mobile clients can access an in-house installation of MS Dynamics CRM 2013 ! After MUCH reading ...
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Possibility to have two versions of same printer driver on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have print server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with cca 100 of print queues installed. For easier handling of printer driver updates, mainly universal drivers from printer vendors are being used. ...
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MSDTC Errors: QueryInterface failed for “ITransactionDispenser”: 0x8004d01c(XACT_E_CONNECTION_DOWN)

I’m having some issues with a server where MSDTC is not working properly. This started happening about two days ago. I’ve tried a number of different things including restarting the VM and I’ve ...
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Does having an extremely high number replication partners in Active Directory pose an issue in 2014?

I'm consulting a network where they have 5 domain controllers in central location and a lot of Read Only controllers in additional locations. SCOM is shouting that there are extremely high number ...
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What's the Correct Way to Implement Certificates on an RDS Farm?

We currently deploying six terminal servers in a farm that will be accessed by thin clients running Windows Embedded. The idea behind the thin clients is to have a seamless single-sign on whereby as ...
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Server 2008 R2 file access permissions

I'm finding it awkward to sort out permissions for file sharing and access on my LAN. I've created an account on the server node (as a normal user) and shared a drive that has 2 folders at the root, ...
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Why is GPOTool not finding all my GPOs?

I have 91 group policy objects linked to my domain. When I run GPOTool.exe it only finds and reports on 47. Why would the results be missing the rest? I am running Windows 2008 R2 on all 6 domain ...
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Users not able to access shared folders while WAN Link down on RODC Server

I have a strange problem with my network. I have a writable DC and some RODCs.each RODCs in my network had a shared folder. although WAN link is offline,clients cannot access shared folder.but while ...
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Non-admin users can't run mmc on Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 (ok for Enterprise not for Standard edition)

I have created some delegation for IT administrators. One of the groups of people have some Active Directory permissions but is not server administrators or domain administrators. They also are ...
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Windows SSO-Login only working once in Internet Explorer 11

We're about to migrate our users from Internet Explorer 8 to version 11. While testing the IIS-Windows-Authentication, I noticed that it does work, but it will only work once. I can press the ...
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HyperV guest external IP: RRAS NAT on host VS direct access to external network with Microsoft Virtual Switch?

I have Win2008 R2 HyperV host with one physical adapter running a bunch of VMs. I have a subnet of external IP addresses: x.x.x.208 / 255.255.255.240 I used to have the following setup: host OS ...
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How do I figure out the number of concurrent connections?

Our server architecture is as follows: Windows 2008 Server RC2 WampServer with Apache 2, PHP 5, MySQL 5 Dedicated connection hits firewall, which is routed to a single web server with multiple ...
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Hyper-V client regularly disconnects network adapter

We recently installed a Windows Server 2012 R2 guest on one of our Server 2008 R2 based Hyper-V hosts. This machine was going offline every night around midnight. Upon checking the event log, I ...
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how do i test my DC backups

I have several system state backups of my domain controller 2008r2 stored on a network location. I am wanting to build a test environment so I can practice recovering a domain controller and also to ...
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ACL PS Script - hangs on 08 R2 PS v3; works fine on W8 PS v4

This script was designed to make application of permissions to a new server much easier. It is not doing that currently :( For some reason it works just fine on my Win 8 machine, where I made it. ...
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Configure Windows 2012 VHD to boot in Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 and Hyper-V. I use this server routinely to create Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 VHDs to boot within Hyper-V and natively. I have created a VHD, used imagex to ...
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WFS/NFS Shares lagging then crashing client machines

We're running a Windows domain (2008 R2 on 2 DC's) with a Synology Rackstation hooked up with all our shares on. We have about ~100 workstations and 30 phones hooked up to the domain (the phones have ...
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What's the best way to read/write to UNC virtual directory on IIS8?

I have IIS8 on Windows Server 2012 on one server, and Windows file server on Windows Server 2008 R2 on another server. I am trying to read/write from ASP.NET MVC 5 application running on IIS8 to a ...
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Restrict windows server 2008 R2 remote mmc

I am looking for a way how to disable remote access to management console of single Windows Server 2008 R2 with least administrative effort. Server is in domain and there is big amount of other ...
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Windows 2008 R2 File Server Slow Changes

I have a file server (windows 2008 R2) that is used to host website code for a web server. It's worked great for years. Recently, when making changes to the files on the server sometimes it takes ...
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Start/Stop IIS site automated as an administrator, which is not a built-in “Administrator”

There are several ways to start/stop an IIS site, in a way that does not require logon to the system. For example: 1) Command line via APPCMD: C:\windows\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe stop site /site....
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Wrong time on RODC after dcpromo

My team has been experiencing this strange problem: After doing dcpromo (followed by reboot), the time on the newly promoted RODC rolls back to the year 2011. Before dcpromo, the time is correct. ...
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Server 2008 RADIUS on auth non-domain computers

I have read a few articles about the web regarding this, but I seem to be unable to find a definitive answer for my question. I have an Aruba Networks controller configured to hit a RADIUS server ...
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.DLL not found on login to Windows Server 2008 R2

When one of our users logs onto a Windows Server 2008 R2 server with RDC, she receives the following 3 popups: I can't find any mention of meray.dll, brape.dll or bryntb.dll on the web. If I load ...
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Should SQL Server backups be scheduled in SQL Server Agent or as a Scheduled Task?

I have inherited a system where a system where our database is backed up by identical scripts, one set up in SQL Server Agent and one set up as a Scheduled Task. Both are running at the same time, so ...
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NTFS Permissions Overhaul

Essentially I am required to do a complete overhaul on a rather old (and messy) Windows server NTFS permissions. I have a Powershell script which gives me the information I need for permissions but ...
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What could be blocking port 80 after port sniffing on standard install of Windows Server 2008 R2?

We have hundreds of clients all over the country who are able to access our website without any problems, but one cannot access our website (guess what, it's a big client!). Their network support ...
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How to prevent Windows Server 2008 R2 from automatically shutting down applications?

I have been running various processes over night on a Windows 2008 R2 AMD64 SP1 virtual server share via a VPN connection and remote desktop. Recently, I have been noticing that when I return in the ...
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Generic/Text only printer drivers for x64 and x86, installation in Win server 2008R2

While migrating printers from a 2003 server to 2008R2(x64) using print management I realized that few printers use "Generic/Text only" drivers. Since it migrated using print management it migrated the ...
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“The processing of Group Policy failed” while doing gpupdate

I'm trying to install MSI package from a Windows Server 2008 as a GPO in a computer-wide scope. When I log in to a Windows 7 client workstation and run: gpupdate /force I get the following error ...
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War FTP 550 Access Denied

I'm running a data server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and trying to use WarFTP server. I know nothing about server maintenance and just took over maintenance last week. I am trying to setup a ...
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How can I run a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller as a non-admin user?

I'm trying to run an exe as a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller. The exe runs fine when I try and run it manually using an account which is a Domain Administrator, but I don't ...
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Server 2008 R2 - restoring a user's roaming profile folder from Previous Versions

I want to restore a user's roaming profile folder from previous versions, but having no luck. I keep running into access rights problems. The previous version was created with the default rights set ...
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Intel CPU microcode with Windows: which one is actually running?

I have installed a Microsoft Hotfix update from 2011 that rectifies something in mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll. I also checked SiSoft Sandra to ensure that supplied in BIOS is latest, from 2013. My ...
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Folder Redirection Creates New, Local Folder

We have folder redirection setup for an already existing infrastructure. When we turn on the redirection for clients that already have data they get redirected to the server but also get copied to a ...
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latest integration services for Hyper-v host

I have Hyper-V hosts with both Win Server 2008 R2 and Win Server 2012. These hosts are not connected on the internet and do get security patches installed every month. How do I know if the ...
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Time Estimate for Backup Recovery with IBM System x3650 M3

I've been doing a little business continuity planning research for myself and I have come to the question of: What is the estimated time for the recovery of about 4 TB worth of data with the use of ...
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Setting up DNS server to accept dynamic updates without FQDN

I have set up a Win2k8 R2 server with the DNS role enabled. I had to add the server to a fictional workgroup/domain called dns.com so as to be able to use it as a primary DNS server to my network of ...
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RDG RPC 401 failure when not joining AD domain aka Workgroup mode

A vanilla Workgroup install of Windows Server 2008R1 and following many of available guides: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd983949(v=ws.10).aspx Full Computer Name set to TSGSERVER....
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Tuning performance in Windows Services for NFS — slow write performance from client to server

Background: I'm using a NFS datastore in esxi5.1 to do some ghettoVCB backups. The NFS share resides on a Windows Server 2008R2 box, using Windows Services for NFS to distribute the share. Writes to ...
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Set Windows Server 2008 R2 SMTP for Opportunistic TLS

I use a Windows 2008 R2 server for sending (relaying) outbound emails to clients. Many of these clients are now requiring TLS connections to send them email. To date I have set up a an SMTP "Remote ...