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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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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How can I get SeSecurityPrivilege enabled?

I'm trying to install a hotfix for SQL Server 2008 and failing on the Rule Check with "Setup account privileges" failed. I am running SQL Server 2008 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2. Searching on ...
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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 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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Server 2008 R2 .Net 4 Programs running from Network share won't work

we have several .Net Apps stored on a Network share on our old Server (Windows Server 2003). These Apps get called by Windows 7 32bit Clients and work perfectly fine. We recently wanted to upgrade ...
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“Net Send” command into Microsoft server 2008 r2 [duplicate]

I remember with the old windows server was able to send messages with the command "NET SEND", now I am using "Windows 2008 R2" and this feature is not active. Can you give me some additional ...
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Windows file server denying openfile for the first few seconds a process is running

I'm trying to figure out the cause of a problem that happen at two of our customer's. They are running our application with the executable located on a SMB share on a Windows 2008 R2 servers (the one ...
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No system notifications sounds on RemoteDesktop/RemoteApp

Ok, I want to enable sound on Remote Desktop Session Host, and I actually did. 'Audio and video playback' is un-disabled in connection settings, Win Audio and Win Audio Endpoint Builder services are ...
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How can I create a windows shutdown script from powershell/command-line?

I've read the TechNet pages that describe using computer/user startup/shutdown scripts, and that's great, but I'd like to create those scripts via the command-line (and not have to click around in ...
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Server 2008 R2 Disk Managment Shows D:\ as 2 separate partitions

Original config of Poweredge T110 was a 250GB SATA. This was 40GB C:\ and rest D:. It only has 9% free, so, I decided to just put a 2TB drive in, and make it D:\ instead. So I extended my drive ...
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How to logon with local account? RODC “There are no logon servers to process your request”

I have a site-to-site VPN, writeable DC in main office, Read-only DC in branch office. Today the VPN went down, but i couldn't log in to the read-only DC - the error message came up There are no ...
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RemoteApps for non-domain clients

I would like to have a Remote Desktop farm's RemoteApps silently added to the RemoteApp and Desktop Connections control panel of Windows 7 machines. The general procedure of subscribing to an RSS ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM host - not allocating KVM guest correctly, high load

Encountering an odd issue with Ubuntu 14.04 KVM hosts/VMs. We have a number of physical machines, all the same spec, but when we try and start the same type of KVM image (OpenNebula is managing the ...
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Closing shared folder sessions remotely

Introduction: I have a script which copies some data from the local server (Server A) to another server (Server B) through an UNC path, the share in the Server B was created for an external hard disk ...
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Recover from a Punctured RAID array

here is my situation. I have a Dell Server with a Dell Perc 7i controller, (LSI Controller). I had a drive give me an Failure Predicted warning so I called their support and they came out and ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Security Log filling with event 521

I understand that status code 0xc0000008 means Invalid Handle. How do you resolve this issue (besides a restart)? What is the best way to determine the cause for this? Log Name: Security ...
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Searching for (hardware/software) solution for tunneling VPN over port 80/443 [closed]

I know the topic is broad. But I want to narrow things down. My WLAN router doesn't work anymore and I'm thinking about a better VPN solution. I have a WHS 2011 (kernel based on Windows 2008 R2) with ...
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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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Fixing “server unavailable” login problems in exchange 2013 and outlook 2010

We've been facing some problems pertaining to expiring user passwords, causing "server unavailable" login problems for Outlook Outlook 2007 and 2010 clients on exchange 2013. The quick fix to this was ...
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Windows Server Certificates external domain

recently setup certificate services on a windows server 2008 internal network. I setup certificate services, generated the certificate, put it in the domain's trusted certificate folder and applied ...
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Setting up a VPN in a Network with Various Restrictions

I work for a Social Welfare Center in Greece, that consists of 5 separate institutions, located on a radius of roughly 150 km. 4 of those are effectively connected through Syzefxis which is a national ...
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Active Directory Certificate Enrollment Error

I'm seeing this error in my Active Directory log. The error is on my primary dc which is an SBS 2008 box. The computer performing the request is my secondary dc running server 2008 r2. Active ...
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EFS on MySql Data Folder Prevents MySql Service from Starting

I'm trying to encrypt my MySql database at rest. I have been looking at Truecrypt and EFS - I ultimately went with EFS because I can simply encrypt an existing folder without having to create a ...
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Event logger won't start: error 2 The system cannot find the file specified, Windows server 2008R2

NOTE: this is a "spawn" of a previous post which dealt with 2 different issues and became too lengthy, so I decided to clean the original question and post this issue in a separate question When I ...
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After upgrading to TFS 2012 is it safe to uninstall “Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 Sharepoint Configure”

After upgrading TFS from 2010 to 2012, I find that in Add/Remove Programs, there is till this software listed: Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 SharePoint Configure Also, I still see the ...
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Getting Error ID 4625 when one service tries to access a shared path on another machine

I'm kind of a n00b when it comes to dealing with Server issues, so I need some help. Setup: I have a scenario where there are two machines involved, both of which are using Windows Server 2008 ...
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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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Log in to terminal server directly

Is it possible to allow particular domain users to log in to a terminal server directly if the server is part of a terminal server farm? Environment: 3 x Windows Server 2008 R2
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Windows 2008 R2 services not working

EDIT I spawned the Windows events logging service won't start issue to a separate question here I have a strange problem: SQLAGENT won't start Windows events logging service won't start Today I ...
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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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Difference between LDAP Search and Virtual List View

An member server has some application using service account to query active directory for users and groups. I am using LDP to connect/bind and do queries using LDP.exe , "Bind" works succesfully with ...
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Windows 8.1 VPN stopped working on Windows server 2008 R2

Background: All the Windows 7 pro machines can connect to VPN via PPTP or SSTP on a Windows 2008 R2 VPN server fine. But windows 8.1 Pro can't. It generates 720 on the machine and on the server with ...
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Incorrect ASP.NET session data returned intermittently

I've been given the task of looking into a problem where the session of a user changes between refreshes of a page. Immediately (not knowing anything about the website) I said that it seems like a ...
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How to determine cause of High CPU notifications

We have an Amazon EC2 instance which is firing off a High CPU alert once a day. It happens at exactly the same time every single day. In looking at the cpu utilization history I see one spike that ...
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Things to consider when migrating from WinSBS2003 to WinSrv2008R2

In the next few weeks I should migrate a SBS2003 DC to Win2008R2 on a different server. I found this guide here: ...
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Destination host is unreachable in LAN

I have TP-LINK router which gets internet from fiber optic. Router is connected to Server(Microsoft Windows Server 2008R2). My server has 2 Ethernet Card, first one is getting internet(WAN) from ...
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“Anonymous Logon” vs “NTLM V1” What to disable?

Working on getting rid of NTLM V1 logins all together in the AD environment; found lot of events, almost all of them from the user "Anonymous Logon"(4624 events) other 1(4624 events) percent coming ...
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Replacing current exchange server(2003) with new exchange server(2010) in existing domain

I know I'm behind the power curve here, but in light of the discontinuation of Microsoft support for Server 2003, Exchange 2003 and Windows XP, I'm beginning the process of replacing old servers with ...
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DFSR Backlog Stuck on Non-Existent Folders

I have two 2008r2 servers setup in a full-mesh multipurpose replication group. (01 and 02). 01 was the source server. The initial sync just finished last night and there are 2 folders that do not ...
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RDS 2012 R2: Connection broker (or gateway) not working properly

Here's my network... (Link to network diagram: http://i.stack.imgur.com/F9gTF.png) I have three RDSH servers - SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3. My Connection Broker is located on a separate box SVPDC1. ...
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Removing address bar or Hiding its content from Windows Explorer - Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm currently trying to find a GPO or a registry edit that could either remove the address bar from Windows Explorer or prevent the bar from displaying the full UNC path. The current environment has ...
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I set up email alerts in event viewer for 4624. How do I turn them off now?

My inbox is now flooded with alerts as someone added a share that is causing 4624's to be fired every few seconds. I thought I set up the alert under the event viewer. but I don't see where or how to ...
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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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BPA for AD Server 2008 and 2008 R2 DCs W32Time setting complaint

I have been going through some of the warnings raised by BPA against our DCs to make sure everything is as it should be. Everything has been going well until I got to the following warnings: The ...
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Restricting User Rights Assigning in Default Domain Controller Policy

I am currently reviewing my work's default domain controller policy GPO against the MS Security Compliance Manager, and one of the things I have found is that there are many things that have user ...
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Can I find out what changes a windows update made

I installed KB2898869 and KB2901126 over the weekend. After that the authentication systems in all of my ASP.NET websites on the server stopped working. As a temporary fix, I have uninstalled both ...
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How can I upgrade an ancient Win 2000 based domain controller to Windows 2008/2012? (by replacement)

We're running Windows 2000 as our domain controller (!) and a separate backup domain controller, but as the PDC is 12 years old we would like to replace it. We have a couple of 2008 R2 and Win 2012 ...
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Restoring a VM from a backed up snapshot in Windows Server 2008R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster with a number of guest VMs that are undergoing weekly maintenance for backups, performed in a save -> export -> start process. This process was taking up ...
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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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Win2012R2 RDS host session farm - Connection Broker not picking next server when server fails

I have 3 servers in my farm ... SVRDS1, SVRDS2 and SVRDS3. Today SVRDS1 went down and users got disconnected. I wanted to transfer them to one of the two remaining servers, so I tried... In Server ...