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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Error exporting RSA Keys for IIS applicationHost.config tranfer

I am in the process of standing up new web servers from one in the farm (expanding the farm). These are Windows 2008 R2 servers (IIS 7.5). Part of the process of copying the applicationHost.config ...
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Azure VPN shows connecting but I can ping/rdp from local network

I set up a virtual network on Azure and connected it with Site to Site VPN to my local network. I am able to ping and RDP to the VM's in Azure from my local network. The problem is that the VPN ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 cluster, MSDTC issue

We recently installed MS Windows Server 2008 R2 EE on two physical IBM System x3550 M4 server and this cluster hosts Biztalk resources on it. MSDTC was configured prior to Biztalk resource were added ...
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Why would file services only be setup for TCP 139?

I am learning a legacy system where the security team only opened TCP port 139 between web servers and a file server (both Windows 2008 R2) for file access. I have usually used TCP port 445 for such ...
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Query in dsrm command

I need to remove 1000 computers from AD. I tried the script below, but it's not working. When I used dsmod to disable computers, in the same script, it works. @echo off set ...
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Can't login with another domain credentials even when a trust exists

I have a domain named A; it has 2 AD servers and some web servers. And this is configured to have a one way trust with a domain named B. In short, A trusts B, but B doesn't A. Also, the users of ...
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Repair RRAS and NAT on Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server with RRAS installed and configure with VPN and NAT. NAT stopped working and when I checked, IPv4 is missing . I've tried re-installing RRAS but it just ...
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How to calculate the “ideal” value for maxProcesses for an IIS 7 web garden?

Reading e.g.: "Does a webapplication run faster when Maximum Worker Processes is more than one?" and "I have flowers... should I get a Web Garden?" and googling ever keywords I can think of, I ...
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Windows Firewall refusing connections unless logging turned on

From the Windows Mystery Caves: a user trying to access a Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Session Host is getting network timeouts upon connection establishment attempts. The Remote Desktop ...
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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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Disk IO cutting out on Windows Server 2008 R2 running in VMWare

We've been trying to fix a problem with our server for about a week now. Only in the past few days have we really found out what the issue is. Just some information up front: We run a VM with a 3rd ...
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2008 R2 Terminal Server: “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”

I'm working with a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server configured in a vSphere environment. It currently has 4 vCPUs and 32GB RAM. No overcommitment. The concurrent user count on this server has risen ...
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Cannot enable RDP8 on Windows Server 2008R2

I have a Windows 2008R2 server running as a guest in Hyper-V configured as a Remote Desktop Server. I have several people who use the server both while they are in the office and also while out of the ...
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Chef not deleting files in %systemroot%\system32 path using file resource

I am using chef file resource for deleting files inside %systemroot%\system32 path in Windows machine. Resource block is as below, file 'Delete_File' do path 'C:\\Windows\\System32\\my.dll' ...
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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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Activating Windows 7 with MAK passed in Unattend.xml via WDS

I have configured WDS to deploy a Windows 7 Pro image (Volume Licensed) and I'm using an unattend.xml file for the configuration. The only problem I'm running into is activation. I'm passing a MAK ...
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Removing old Active Directory DNS records after IP change

I've just done a restore of a server onto a VM for testing. The server is running Windows 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010, and is a domain controller (I know, not supported). This server is the only DC on ...
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How can I prompt Mac clients connecting to RDS/Terminal Services to change password at first login?

This is my first implementation of Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services; we are using it as a solution for Mac clients that need to run a piece of new Windows-only software. My question is about ...
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Change drive letter for new user profiles on Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS role installed

I've recently changed following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList Default=D:\Users In order to ensure that all new profiles will be created on D ...
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SQL Server Reporting Services Report Builder not starting as RemoteApp

A bunch of Users has been given access to a SQL Server 2008 R2 reporting services instance. Due to a policy the users only may access the services through a Remote Desktop instance. We have handed out ...
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How Long Should Data Collection Sets run in Windows Server Performance Montioring

I currently have an application server and a database server both running on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have been tasked with generating a weekly report on the utilization of CPU, Memory and Disk. I am ...
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Can't select IUSR for running a service under

We have a Windows 2008 R2 box running IIS 7.5 which due to a security requirement we need to set the World Wide Web Publishing Service to run under IUSR. I can give IUSR folder permissions just fine. ...
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wevtutil requires Run As Admin for Security log (but not for System), or how to Run As Admin for Task

I'm using this query to check for certain Exchange account changes on my Windows 2008 R2 AD primary: wevtutil qe Security /q:"*[System/EventID=5136]" /f:text /rd:true /c:1 I'm making a batch file ...
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RRAS behind Ubiquity EdgeMAX drops PPTP tunnel

I have a Server 2008 R2 machine behind an Ubiquiti EdgeMAX router. The router has been configured as a NAT, and all GRE traffic along with the TCP control port (1723) has been forwarded to the ...
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How Windows Server 2008 generates list of known licensing servers & how to specify license server via script?

I'm wondering how Windows Server 2008 generates known license server lists (where it's stored and when/how updated) for RDS, and as RD Session Host Configuration Console doesn't allow multiple select ...
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Using WDS to Deploy Custom OEM Image

So we just purchased 75 new HP machines (which all come with Windows 7 Pro OEM licenses) and generally when we make an image for a machine we just use the OEM image because it's already activated and ...
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Blocking USB through GPO in 2008 R2 & excluding certain users

I am looking for blocking USB devices in our Win 2008R2 SP1 server. I am already aware about GPO policy "\User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Removable Storage Access" & ...
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do I still need to block attacks on my server once I lock it down by ip?

I have a public dedicated server that clients log in to via RDP. I am using rdpguard to block bad RDP logins attempts on my server. Recently, I locked it down to only allow specific IP addresses ...
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Reverse Lookup Zones With Multiple Active Directory Domains On The Same Subnets

I have 3 subnets, lets call them 10.10.10.1/24, 10.10.10.2/24, and 10.10.10.3/24. I also have an Active Directory Forest (all DCs/FFL/DFL @ Server 2008 R2) with 2 subdomains, we will call them ...
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Verifying RDS licensing info without access to RDS licensing server

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 box with RDS role installed. I also configured it to use existing RDS licensing server (different box). Taking into account the fact that I see 4+ active sessions to this ...
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Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

We have a Windows 2008 R2 file server sharing home folders for about 600 users. These folders are mapped to a shared drive for each user when they log in on their own workstations, and that mapped ...
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Windows - Command for adding new printer port type using inf files

Is there any batch or powershell command to add new printer port type using inf files. I am able to see only below commands for adding TCP-IP and LPR ports and not port type. rundll32 - Install ...
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Internet traffic will not transfer to another subnet [closed]

I am setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 server on my home network because I am going to school to become MCITP and I figured it would be good practice. I have two NICs, one connected to the internet ...
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ldifde command is failing with "Invalid Parameter: Bad argument '-i'. And also any equivalent PS Cmdlet?

OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Localhost: DC as well as running an AD LDS instance Here are the command(s) I used: ldifde -i -u -f differences.ldf -s localhost:50004 -b myUserAccount MyDomain ...
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FTP IIS Log Files not working?

I have FTP site. When I enter wrong UserName/Password, then I don't find any log in C:\inetpub\logs\LogFiles. I have checked, FTP logging, It's enabled and path is correct.
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Unable to ping 127.0.0.1 … except as local Administrator

I'm having this issue with two Server 2008 R2 domain member servers built as VMWare guests. The DCs built at the same time do not have this issue. When I try to ping 127.0.0.1 (or "localhost") when ...
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Setting up iSCSI on an external hard drive with 4K sector size [closed]

I have a WD My Book 3TB external hard drive connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I'm trying to make that machine an iSCSI target. Everything is set up, but I can't create a virtual hard disk ...
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Windows 2008 R2 VPN Server - Windows 7 Ultimate VPN Client - Fails to connect

I have installed a Windows 2008 R2 server with RRAS to act as a VPN (SSTP or PPTP) Server. The client machines that connect to the server are Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and mobile devices - ...
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Managed Service Account has “Everyone:Change password” ACE by default

I have created a service account using the Add-ADComputerServiceAccount cmdlet and bound it to a computer account using Install-ADServiceAccount. When looking into the ACL of the created service ...
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iis7 smtp constant send failures

I am having an intermittent issue with sending mail via my asp.net mvc application. It doesn't always happen, but it is happening a lot. Here are some of the errors: Message delivery to the host ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows Server 2008

Currently we're having formatting issues when printing from a Windows 2008 server via TS Easy Print which we don't see when printing from Windows Server 2008 R2. Clients are running windows 7 with a ...
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Windows Sever 2008 R2 Trust Issue

I am currently running my network over a Cisco Meraki site to site VPN network. I currently have 4 sites, and all sites are connected to the site to site VPN and working without issue. I am trying ...
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Domain User Account Locks: Correct password used

I have a domain (DC is running Windows Server 2008 R2) and have the Account Lockout Policy enabled. When a user attempts to log into their PC (with the correct password) they receive the following ...
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Overcross 30GB limitation quota W2008 R2

I want to configure quotas on Windows 2008 R2 but when I try to set the value to 50GB (50000000ko) it throws an error which says that the maximum have been reached and the value is set to 30GB : I ...
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Migrate file services sbs 2008 to server 2008 R2

Our company has started to out grow it's Windows 2008 SBS. We have purchased and built a new server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. I have already promoted the new server to a DC and moved most ...
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Windows 2008 R2 server loses connection to Active Directory

One of our many 2008R2 servers constantly loses connection to the domain, meaning that users cannot login to shares etc on the server, and it basically becomes useless. The event sometimes generated ...
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No Web API Controller on Amazon EC2 instance

I have a web application running on IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Datacenter edition) and built using Visual Studio 2010. When I deploy the website project to my local IIS server or the production ...
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Fast Compression of Database Backups

Background: I need to revise/improve an automated process I created a couple years ago on a group of servers. The process goes as follows: Generate full backups of all SQL databases available in a ...
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Where can I find backup scenarios for Windows 2008 Server Backup?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I would like to create a backup schedule for (using Server Backup). If I had my choice I would like to have the following scenario; 5 different external drives to ...