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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Being able to login to a Domain using a computer from another Domain

So here's my situation: I have an account on domain A and today I decided to visit another department which is in Domain B I want to sign in using my credentials user@domaina.com on a pc which is ...
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Matching an IP address to a hostname when both are available but cannot be resolved

I am an administrator on a server that accepts RDP connections. When the client connects I know the client's computer name. Using netstat I can determine which connections have been established for ...
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Lenovo System x3650 M5 RAID 5 Backup and Restore

0 down vote favorite I have a Lenovo System x3650 M5 RACK Server that I already configured to RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system installed. I have two partitions letter C: and E:. ...
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File Server Resource Manager won't execute powershell scripts

Solution: Ended having to enable "Turn on Script Execution" in Group Policy. Located under Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Powershell. Enable policy and set your desired execution ...
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Exit code 0x84C40013 in silient installation of SQL 2008 service pack 3 installation

Following Command is utilized for installing SQL SP3 pack in Windows server 2008 R2. start /WAIT C:\Temp\SQLSP3.exe /quiet /IAcceptSQLServerLicenseTerms /Action=Patch /AllInstances This complete ...
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Royally messed up my Windows Server 2008 R2

I did a Disk Cleanup on my Server 2008 R2. It said it was going to delete a bunch of windows update files which had built up over many updates. When I restarted, windows tried configuring an update ...
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server 2008 r2 rds farm with rds broker

OK, so the situation is like this: 4 RD Session hosts (farm name: sessions.domain.local) 2 RDS Brokers (failover cluster - IP adress of the broker service is in the domain/internal subnet) ...
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Network adapter blocks connections after 1 hour

Recently imported a Windows 2008 R2 standard server into AWS EC2 Windows firewall is enabled and RDP etc functions ok through it. After exactly 1 hour all network traffic is blocked. Rebooting the ...
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Unable to clone a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM (VMware) that is a member of a domain

Are you able to clone Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs that are members of a Windows domain and apply a customization specification? I'm trying to clone a running Windows Server 2012 R2 VM via VMware. ...
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Smartcard Logon: The domain specified is not available. Please try again later

I'm standing up a test lab. Using AD CS, I've deployed a smartcard logon cert to an HID Crescendo C1150. When I attempt to log on to a WIN7 workstation with the smartcard, I'm greeted with: The ...
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Windwos Server 2008 R2 RDP Error 1297 (0x511) RDP Service Won't Start

so I have been tasked with configuring a Dell Poweredge R710 with Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition. I have been having issues configuring the remote desktop for administrators. Its the ...
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Group Policy Partially Applied

I am applying a Domain level group policy to all my machines including in Domain Controllers. The PDC is getting the policy correctly but the other domain controller is not showing the "Account ...
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Clustered SAN volumes not showing up in Windows Explorer

Occasionally my drives will not show in Windows Explorer even though they appear online (Reserved) and mapped to a drive letter in Disk Management. I'm not sure what makes them come back but right now ...
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Split Horizon DNS via Active Directory?

Say we have an active directory domain corp.mycompany.com and a public DNS domain mycompany.com. Is it possible to create an AD integrated DNS zone for mycompany.com and only host records we need to ...
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Did I cause this DHCP failure?

I asked this here, it was requested that I move it to this forum instead. I have a question that I need some counsel on concerning DHCP and what may happen in a certain situation. I have a case ...
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How can I track why files are getting deleted on my Windows Server?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running a third-party web app. The web app generates log files and those log files are getting randomly deleted. The vendor support isn't able to reproduce the issue (...
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Changing DNS server password on windows 2008

I'm having a problem with changing DNS passwords in windows 2008 R2. In order there are 2 DNS servers: ns1 and ns2 with full redundancy and 2 machines. When I change one of the machine's ...
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Computers point to DC in wrong site

I need your help. I've struggled with this for months and nothing I've found online has helped me. The problem is, domain computers sometimes point to an incorrect domain controller in a different ...
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AWS vmimport - stuck on booting phase

Currently importing an OVA from an S3 bucket. Windows 2008 R2 Standard Process stops at the booting phase "StatusMessage": "FirstBootFailure: This import request failed because the instance failed ...
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multiple https sites on the same with one IP:Port IIS 7.5

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 box running IIS 7.5 with two HTTPS sites. The server also runs Exchange 2010 so the Default Web Site uses HTTPS and i have another site which should also ...
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Clear KMS Host Keys List

QUESTION: How can I manually clear the KMS Host 'history' from a server? BACKGROUND: In preparation for rolling out Office 2016, I've been endeavouring to get Office16 KMS working on our Win 2008r2 ...
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RRAS Demand Dial Vs IPSec /w Connection Rules

Whats the difference between using the 'demand dial' feature of RRAS when establishing VPN's versus just using Windows Advanced firewall connection rules to establish IPSec connectivity between two ...
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Active Directory replication target principal name incorrect

I have a small 2 DC domain using Win 2008 R2 machines. Recently, one had to be restored using backup exec system recovery. Now the two are failing replication. I have ran DCDIAG on both (see below) ...
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merging 2 virtual hard disks on a cloud server

I have a cloud server based on Windows Server 2008 r2, with 2 hard disks, one with O.S. installed on it, the other one is empty. Both the disk have 30GB of space. The first one is almost full and I ...
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NTP with Authentication on Windows System

Can we configure NTP Server with Authentication on Windows System i.e Window Server 2008 R2 Standard or Windows 7 Operating System. I need to sync time securely for my Cisco Switch and Router and for ...
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Reduce TCP send buffer

I have a windows 2008 R2 server, an app is constantly polling another server (using a Flash Socket) while waiting for a certain event to occur on that server. We are talking about milliseconds. When ...
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Auditing for User/Machine account logon/logoff events in Child Domain ONLY

I have searched high and low and cannot find an answer to my need. I am in the process of setting up a SIEM for our network and I need to audit for user and machine logon/logoff events. Simple enough ...
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Why can't I access my web app unless I am logged on to the server?

I have a web application sitting on a windows server on IIS. When I attempt to access the web app I get a pop up dialog from IE asking for windows security credentials. When I am attempting to ...
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Get process name accessing certain IP

I need to get process name that's trying to access external IPs. These processess can be malware or updates, they are short lived so netstat or resource monitor can not be used. I've tried MS Message ...
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Strange behavior with Dell Openmanage 8.2 and server 2008 R2 64bit and degraded RAID

I recently had to rebuild a domain controller [DC02] due to AD database being corrupted and not repairable. Additionally, this server had a degraded RAID [RAID 1] due to a hard drive failure. I had to ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition random packet drop

My dedicated game server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition drops packages randomly and this is causing a freeze for about 1 second for my players. I have no idea whats causing this. I've been ...
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Exchange server cannot connect to remote host

I have installed a Microsoft Exchange 2013 server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine. I've installed both Mailbox and Client Access roles. All the prerequisites have been installed. I found a fix ...
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Why does my local account lock after a session's timeout?

I connect to my server (local account) by RDP : PC -> VPN -> SERVER Sometimes, when i've finished my work, I click on the cross to close the RDP session without loging off on the server. ...
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Using real IP on the server

We have dedicated internet connection an our ISP has provided us with some real IP addresses. We have several servers which we use, including a one that has a real IP on it as they enter to the ...
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How to install Windows Mobile Device centre with License accepted in Silent mode

I have installed Windows Mobile Device centre with following code silently. driver_setup.exe /quiet /i drvupdate-amd64.msi After installation completes, i tried in launching the Windows Mobile ...
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Unable to start VM with more than 1388MB of memory in Hyper-V

I have a question regarding Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 (Standard). After installing and configuring Hyper-V via adding a role in the server manager, i am able to start VM only if they have ...
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Is it possible to configure ARR to make TLS 1.2 outgoing connections in Server 2008 R2?

In summary, we need to use Application Request Routing 3.0 to securely reverse-proxy HTTPS requests made to a web server, to the same URL on an application server, where both servers are running ...
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How to set a specific Domain controller for a user or client machine to logon-authenticate with?

How to set a specific Domain controller for a user or client machine to logon-authenticate with using the GPO (Group Policy Object) or Registry. I am looking to setup a Specific Domain Controller for ...
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outside user outlook email are not connecting with my Exchange 2007

After changing my Internet provider I received a new IP address for the Exchange Server. I changed the IP on the server and Outlook is working fine for my internal company users but for the outside ...
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USB Barcode scanners Redirect order RDP on windows 2008r2

I'm trying to get barcode scanners (usb, Motorola LS3578 is my test model) so re-direct over RDP, but i cant seem to get very far. The scanner works ok locally on the client, if i plug it into the ...
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How to disable remote users(Outside the corp network) to access their DFS home Folder?

As this is my first question here sorry if something will be wrong. i am software engennering student and started admin job not knowing still much about it. The below is a huge problem in our windows ...
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Server 2008 R2 & Auditing

Having an issue with auditing a network for logins. I am looking for Event 4740 but the logs are not showing them. Neither on the local machines either. I have verified that Account Management ...
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Server 2008 R2 and RRAS

Good Day, Hope someone can help. I am currently working for a private educational institute building and managing a network. I have had to fix quite a bit of this network to get everything to where ...
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PNAgent IconCache size increases after every windows logon

Xenapp 6.5 farm with Webinterface 5.4.0 on WinServer2008R2 Citrix Online Plugin 12.3.08 After login to a standard Windows7 machine, Citrix Online Plugin gets automatically started. The Logon process ...
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How to log all queries to Outlook Web Access (msexchange 2010)

We have MS Exchange 2010 with Outlook Web Access. IIS logging is enable. It works for everything like : /RPC/* /autodiscover/* ... And it works also for : /OWA /owa/auth/logon.aspx /owa/ev.owa ...
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Windows post-patching monitoring

We currently provide patch management as a service to a large number of servers. Historically, we have had tier 1 type technicians RDP to each machine after the patching window to verify they are ...
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Setting up network connectivity between 2 VirtualBox Windows VMs

I am attempting to set up a set of VMs on Virtualbox and have configured one as a DC running Windows Server 2008 R2, and it's intended to function as a primary DNS server. I have created a reverse ...
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iSCSI target stuck reconnecting after server reboots

I've been having some ongoing issues with my iSCSI connection not reconnecting itself after the server reboots, as shown below: OS is Windows Server 2008 R2. The iSCSI device is for my SQL Server ...
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Citrix xenapp server looking to wrong IP address for the lic server after a reboot

Had an application server reboot this morning, after which, instead of pointing to the proper IP address for the license server [which is set through our computer unfiltered policy], it it looking at ...
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EC2 automatic windows updates disabled by default on Windows Server 2008 R2 - why?

I spun up an Amazon virtual instance for Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition and when I went into Windows Updates in control panel, automatic updates were turned off. I turned them on and checked for ...