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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Understanding Microsoft Server 2012 R2 service account

I come from a unix background and is trying to managed some Window Servers right now. I cannot grasp the concept of the different service accounts available and what they are used for. During the ...
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2008R2 mstsc RDP log in via system service

I have a windows service which monitors the local RDP server and ensures that certain local users' sessions are logged on and active. It does this by waiting on WTSWaitSystemEvent and checking the ...
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Slow Windows Updates on Windows servers

I manage several servers running Windows 2008 R2. We install the latest Windows Updates every month. From the logs over the last year I can see that it is taking longer and longer to install them. ...
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Best client server protection [closed]

I have around 80 laptops connected to Active Directory server.(Windows Server 2008 r2). Currently all the laptops have Avast free antivirus on them. Is there any way I can check for unprotected ...
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Save ODBC credentials for Oracle on Windows

On my dev machine (Mint Linux), I have ODBC set up with credentials so that I only have to specify DRIVER and DBQ in the connection string. Unfortunately, the script will have to run on a Windows ...
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Block IP Address range on IIS 7.5

I have a Windows 2008R2 Server running IIS 7.5. It is getting bombarded with attempted hacks from similar IPs. How would I block the IP range with something like 51.255.65.*? Below is the UI ...
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RemoteApp hosted on VirtualBox Windows Server 2008 from Windows 10

I need to test a few things related to remote apps on Windows Server 2008 R2. The host system is Windows 10 and I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 in VirtualBox. Of course, I enabled the server for ...
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Printing from Dot Net Web application takes a long time.

We have a Dot Net Web application that takes several minutes to print to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server. It prints to a lot of HP Printers using the latest HP Universal PLC 6 drivers. When I ...
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Server 2008 R2 DNS, Airport Extreme router, and problems with name resolution the first try

I have an AD and DNS server on Server 2008 R2 (home network, nothing fancy). I used to have a secondary AD and DNS box that is currently offline - we moved, and that server was disconnected for too ...
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Remote Computer on Event Viewer, RPC server is unavailable

I am connected to a Domain Controller, as the Administrator via RDP. Server 2008 R2. I am trying to connect remotely to the event viewer of a machine on the domain. When I go to connect to another ...
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Preventing IP address from hitting Apache Tomcat by configuring Apache

We got Tomcat that needs to be restarted quite often on our production. Examining Apache access log file, I can see that certain IP addresses are hitting same logon page hundreds of times one after ...
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What are these ACS containers under my subnet objects?

I have ACS folders under my subnet objects in sites and services. Did some googling and now I'm more confused. Apparently this is Windows QoS Admission Control Service- which is Windows ...
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net files vs openfiles IDs

I was doing a PowerShell script for a quicker way of closing locked files on a big Windows Server 2008 R2 file server (more than 2500 files opened at this moment, and the peak hour was like 3-4 hours ...
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Not able to login through FQDN or IP address

I have kind of a weird situation here. I have a server running W2k8 R2 with SP1 where I am able to login with hostname\administrator but neither with IPAddress\Administrator nor with FQDN\...
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Change WIndows File Permission With Total Size Around 1 TB

Now I am working in company that had file server. When I see the permission of file sharing I almost got hearth attack because in root directory "Everyone" had full permission and will inherited by ...
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Unable to install IIS 7 on windows server 2008 R2

We are unable to install IIS 7 on windows server 2008 R2. After analyzing few things, the Server Manager was also not working and was prompting for continues reboot. Now, somehow we fixed the Server ...
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Shared Printer DENY Print ACL assigned to AD Security Group not Working

I have three servers. Server 1 - Print Server, Windows Server 2008 Standard Server 2 - Domain Controller, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Server 3 - Terminal Services Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2012: Dump local security setting to a txt file

Is it possible to dump the local security settings to a txt file using PowerShell or a batch script?
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Scan windows file system for directories containing certain words

Is there a command that I can run on a windows Server 2008 r2 that will only show directories that contain a certain word. For Example I want to find all directories that contain "logs" That means ...
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Migrating from existing Exchange 2010 server to a new server Exchange 2010

My predecessor setup the a Exchange 2010 server with all roles and a domain controller on the same server facepalm. Everything is running fine but I need to raise my domain functional level from 2008 ...
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How to create DHCP reservations with long hardware address?

DHCP is managed by a Windows 2008r2 server. I want to convert a lease into a reservation so the IP will be fixed. Normally, I create a reservation based on the assigned IP address, and when the lease ...
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DC locator service (Server 2008R2/2012) - what triggers switching to alternative DC

I'm wondering how frequently DC locator checks availability of domain controller it is connected to. I assume it picks domain controller upon startup, but I'm not sure about the following: - How often ...
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Windows Object Access Audit vs File Properties “Accessed” Date/Time

I'm attempting to audit all attempted access to a specific executable on a Windows 2008 R2 system, and have turned on success and failure auditing for all subcategories in "Object Access" in Advanced ...
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WSUS Upstream server is not showing current downstream server status

I've upstream WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with WSUS 3.2.7600.262. The majority of downstream servers was running OS and WSUS with same versions. Now I migrated some downstream servers ...
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Windows treats mapped drives differently based on host server type (Netware vs 2008R2), file create issues

We have a ~30 PC heterogeneous network environment. DOS, Linux, OSX, Windows 98, XP, 7 , and 10 clients, to name a few. The question: How can I get Windows desktops to treat Mapped network drives as ...
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Setting the ACL's Group value on files or folders

I ran get-acl -path "D:\path\to\file" | fl: Path : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::D:\path\to\file Owner : SERVER\user Group : G:S-1-5-21-467825353-2970891935-3496973838-513 I want to ...
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Windows Security Policy not Updating - Admin templates work fine

I have a domain with a mix of physical and virtual servers. Some time ago another admin may have performed some manual scripted updates at the client level that are now preventing changes in the ...
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When I add users to a Security Group using Powershell, they don't show up in AD

I have a script which has the following for adding users using a CSV file, in Powershell. Windows Server 2008 R2. looks like this: Import-Csv "C:\Users\me\Desktop\users.csv" | Where-Object {$_.Name} ...
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Windows Authentication breaks over SSL IIS 7.5

Using a MutliSAN certificate, which contains example.com Certificate is bound correctly to my site, and it's given a static IP address, not shared by any other sites. When connecting to example.com, ...
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URL retrieval tool AIA Certs “Wrong Issuer” after renewal

I performed a certificate renewal and for some reason this tool is indicating that it has wrong issuer. when I click on certs from AIA it says wrong issuer Any help will be grateful, i don't have any ...
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AX 2009 Document Management File Handlers

Background Dynamics AX 2009 allows you to attach files to various records, e.g. associating a word document with a customer record. The file types you can choose are defined under Basic > Setup > ...
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Microsoft NLB clustered web server not fetching web page

I have just set up 2 web servers running IIS 7, I have clustered them using Microsoft NLB. Both host IPs are added to the cluster and both hosts converged without fail. However, when I tried to ...
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How can i open correct ports on windows firewall for apache instead of using all?

I installed an Apache2 (8085 and 8086 ports) in a fresh windows 2008 R2 installation. But i found a problem opening ports. I opened the firewall for the program httpd.exe (full and correct path) for ...
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VSS Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback—Access Denied

I'm having trouble with VSS based backups of my Exchange server. I'm getting the following error on the start of the backup: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the ...
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WinSXS Backup folder - empty

We have recently experienced a spate a blue screens with some virtual machines. From BSOD dump analysis, courtesy of Microsoft, they have stated this is due to a corruption in the WinSXS directory. ...
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wbadmin discardes complete backup history after dynamically resizing virtual **source** volume

A customer SBS2011 (Windows Server 2008 R2) is incrementally backuped using wbadmin. The system ist hosted on a VMware ESX 5. We dynamically increased the size of one of the volumes which is backed up....
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Windows Server 2008R2 Active Directory Apply GPO only when connected to domain

We are trying to apply a SSID Restriction policy for computers where i work. We created a GPO which applies to computers in an specif OU without any security or WMI filters We want the computers to ...
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Multihomed Windows 2008 R2 outgoing connection

I have Windows 2008 R2 Server with several directly connected networks and interface with default route to the Internet. Today I noticed (and then checked with Wireshark), that if I make request to ...
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Group Policy Scheduled Task not asking for password

I'm trying to deploy a scheduled Task to our Servers via GPO, but something doesn't seem quite right. I want the Task to be run with a Service account, wheter the user is logged on or not. I know that ...
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FSRM File Screening: allow to delete old files

As a result of a new company policy, I've to apply File Screening for audio and video files on the corporate NAS, specifically on the profiles of the users . I've made some tests, and it works ...
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Can't send to compressed (zipped) folder

I'm IT Technician at a Secondary School and our Network Manager is away on long term leave. Currently our student's aren't able to send to - compressed folder. When trying the error 'File not found ...
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Word documents disappear from network share after being saved

This problem happens to some of our users about once a week. They open a Word document (.docx) from a network share, make some changes and save the file. No error message is displayed, but the ...
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Exchange 2010 CAS - How to make OWA front fancing?

2008 R2 SP1 - Exchange 2010 SP2 - 14.2 We had to restore our Databases due to corruption, and afterwords we had a version mismatch on the CAS and the DB Server. Ended up building a replacement CAS ...
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Remote Desktop: What is the difference between “Run these programs at logon” and “Start the following program on connection”?

My organization is running a Terminal Server Farm in order to provide a specific application to the users. The setup consists of a AD domain controller plus two Terminal Servers running the Remote ...
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New SAN space presented cause issues with Win 2008r2 cluster (wont reboot and disk manger wont load)

I have an issue where I have a 2 node Win 2008 r2 cluster with SAN attached storage. Existing storage is on an older array but we are being migrated to a newer one. When the storage team "Zones" new ...
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In windows server 2008, how do I disable recursive dns and continue to navigate the internet?

I have a single win2008 server configured to use vpn and remote desktop. My host provider demanded I remove recursive DNS. If go to dns role / group / properties / advanced and click disable ...
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HP P410 Windows Server 2008 R2 will not boot

I have a HP ProLiant DL160 G6 with a P410 1GB FBWC controller. I have 4 x 4TB SATA drives. When an array has been created, I can start the Windows Server 2008 R2 installation, and it goes fine until ...
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Spooler Service Keeps Hanging and Causes Citrix served application to not launch

We have a Citrix XenApp 6.5 farm on Windows 2008 R2 that serves an application to our end users. Recently we have found that if the spooler service hangs, the application no longer launches for new ...
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How do I determine if strong key protection is enabled for a certificate private key in Server 2008 R2?

I'm trying to get a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller to use SSL with LDAP. I have a certificate installed, but I'm unable to connect on port 636 via ldp.exe (port 389 works just fine). I ...
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Issue installing IE11

I've been using WSUS to roll out IE11, there's a few stranglers that IE11 will not install and I've started looking into. Here's what I've done. Confirmed all prerequisite updates have been done. I'...