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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Why is 1 of my 24 CPUs Pegged at 100%?

I have an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 system using 2 6-core CPUs, with Hyper-threading enabled, for a total of 24 logical CPUs (as seen by Windows). When running our application, total system CPU ...
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Easiest Way to Keep Time Synced on VMware Cluster

I have a three host VMware cluster (5.1) running mainly windows 2008r2 servers with a single DC. I'm having allot of problems with time drift across the servers and while I've found several articles ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - No internet access with static IP [closed]

We had an internet outage and when the ISP resolved the problem, we ended up with a server that no longer has internet access unless we use DHCP. I replaced the network card, thinking it might ...
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Unattended upgrade from 2008 R2 to 2012 [closed]

I am trying to find a scriptable solution for upgrading existing Server 2008R2 virtual machines (Hyper-V) to Server 2012 vanilla. The upgrade should be in-place, which has already been tested and ...
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Creating a service to run RoboCopy

I'm attempting to put together a batch file that will set up a robocopy task as a service in response to user input. The basic idea being that the user will input MyRobocopyBatchFile.bat sourceFolder ...
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Unable to login with Windows Auth on server but can externally IIS 7

I'm running Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition with IIS 7.5. I have TFS 2013 Update 2 installed and for whatever reason I cannot connect to my web site which requires Windows Auth while remote ...
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Memory consumption by “svchost.exe -k netsvcs” on Windows 2008 R2 SP1

We have a number of servers (Windows 2008 R2 SP1) with "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" regularly occupying ~1Gb of memory and that's too much. All servers are primarily application servers w/o IIS or MS SQL ...
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svchost.exe -k netsvcs occupying >1GB memory

I have noticed my production server "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" is occupying >1GB ram memory, steadily, which I think is a bit excessive. This is what tasklist /svc will give me for this process: ...
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ConnectionFailedTransientException on New-InboxRule

I am trying to create Mailbox Rules on my users to automatically Junk mail marked as SPAM by our MTA. Using my main account as a test account, I am running the following: new-inboxrule -name ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Manager: how to define cause of console pending restart status?

Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2 occasionally displays the warning: Console cannot refresh until computer is restarted, and in this state you cannot use Server Manager for adding or removing ...
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Block all public IP addresses except those whitelisted

We have a 2008 R2 server hosted in a data centre where we have no physical access but connect to it using RDP. We plan to run SQL Server and some other services which should only be accessible to a ...
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IIS Credential Delegation for AppPool in Integrated Pipeline mode

I know there have been mkore than a dozen articles on this topic, but for some reason I have not been able to find a solution. Server WEB1 has IIS7.5 with a site using Windows Authentication (kernel ...
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How can I use New-ADServiceAccount with a name of more than 19 characters?

This works: New-ADServiceAccount 1234567890123456789 This doesn't: New-ADServiceAccount 12345678901234567890 New-ADServiceAccount : The name provided is not a properly formed account name ...
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10 Second Delay Before Page Begins Downloading

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 Virtual Machine that I use for web hosting. It is controlled via Plesk 11, and most sites are configured to run PHP5.2, although I also have PHP5.4 installed. A ...
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Demoted domain controller still authenticating users

Why is a demoted domain controller still authenticating users? Whenever users log onto workstations with domain accounts, this demoted DC authenticates them. Its security log shows their logons, ...
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Change DNS TTL for every records in a zone

I have a forward lookup zone with a lot of A records. If I change the TTL for the zone, it does not apply to records (they keep the previous TTL setting). I have to manually change the TTL for every ...
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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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Windows server mirror drive as primary backup

I was assigned to maintain an accounting server (2008 r2) in a small office recently. Then I found out they only have 1 hdd on it, didn't have a backup system at all - not even a backup of the ...
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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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Can't join Windows domain from different subnet

I have a lab with Windows Server 2008 R2 acting as a domain controller for domain win.testlab with IP address 10.0.1.1. I have several Windows Server 2012 VMs connecting to this domain within the same ...
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Too Many Printer Redirection Ports on Windows 2008 R2

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Printer Redirection, that clients connect to via Remote Desktop/Terminal Services. When there are a lot of users logged in to the server simultaneously, many of ...
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Previous versions not available on file server share. But vss seems to be working

At my workplace we inherited a file server running Windows 2008 R2. (Core server unfortunatly, so no GUI) Last year we decided it would be nice to have previous versions of files available for users. ...
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PORT 1433 in use by LSASS.EXE, therefore cannot start SQL Server Service

Sysinternals's TCPView shows that port 1433 is used by this OpSys process, both local and remote addresses contain my FQDN, which is a Win Server 2008-R2 fully patched, has someone faced such a ...
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In the Windows server CPU performance reached 98%. [closed]

In the Windows server CPU performance reached 98%. I have installed AD, DNS, DHCP, WDS, IIS and SQL on the server. What are the structured steps to analyze the CPU utilization in General. Please guide ...
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Server Manager Remote Connection and Visual Studio unable to publish after password change

I have a developer user who changed his password in our Windows-only environment. Now he is unable to connect remotely to another machine via Server Manager and unable to publish to another server ...
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Does the Windows Certification Authority support CMC Requests with CRMF Request Body?

I have a program that generates CMC certificate requests with a CRMF Request Body. When I submit this request to a certification authority running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise it always fails ...
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Different ACLs on two OU's with same “protect object from deletion” setting

Background After I configured our Active Directory so that the ability to move computers was delegated to helpdesk staff, I started hearing reports that computers would get "stuck" in specific OU's. ...
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Two NLB mutlicast clusters on the same VLAN processing same traffic

I have an older ISA2006 based NLB cluster which I plan to migrate to a new TMG2010 NLB cluster. I need to have both clusters active for some time during migration (with different IPs of course). Both ...
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How can I resolve the error “Hyper-V failed creating a new partition.”?

I noticed that one of the servers I had set up recently was saved and then restored by Hyper-V without anyone having requested such an action. I checked the event log and saw the following error in ...
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IIS: More requests than it can handle, server dead. How to fix it?

So I have this IIS 7 web server on Windows Server 2008 R2 (it runs ColdFusion 10 as well, but that's not important for this purpose). It runs pretty solid, but I didn't have a lot of traffic anyway. ...
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Issues With Printer GPO

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 print server. The client machines are Windows 7 Professional. I am having issues with user accounts not getting the printer added when they login. Things that I have ...
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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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How to route traffic over an active VPN tunnel by domain name?

I set up a VPN tunnel to my web server targetting its FQDN: (e.g. my.server.com) using the built-in Windows 7 VPN feature and the built-in Windows 8 Routing and Remote Access (RRAS) VPN feature. How ...
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“Repair your computer” option missing when loading PERC drivers on Windows 2008 R2 install

I've got a Dell T310 server for which we have made volume backups of the system drive with Windows Backup. I'm trying to restore one of these, which means I need to boot from the Windows install CD. ...
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How to resolve SSPI context error without changing Service Account from MSSQL

There is a issue while connecting from new Windows 8.1 Clients to SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. The SQL Service running under account Domain\mssqlservice on a machine thats works ...
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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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Joining an AD domain from Workgroup with runas

I've got an user A who is connected to a Workgroup. From this Workgroup, now, I want to connect, with the console, to the user "john" who belongs to an active directory (MYAD) Though I try : runas ...
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Unable to delegate Replicating Directory Changes to a user in AD - option missing from wizard

Disclaimer: I originally asked this over at SharePoint SE, but I figured I'd ask it here too as it's more of an AD problem than a SP specific one. I'm trying to delegate the Replicating Directory ...
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How To Properly Setup DNS Forwarders On Windows Server

I was wondering how to properly setup DNS forwarders on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have three Domain Controllers. Each of the DC's have have following: AD Role DNS Role DHCP Role Static IP Address ...
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DHCP Warning Sign Icon On Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Domain Controller. I have the roles AD, DHCP, and DNS installed on this server. I noticed today that there was a warning sign on my IPv4 setting, but not on my IPv6 ...
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Is it “safe” to use IIS for HTTPS?

I am trying to setup HTTPS in IIS (Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012) as secure as possible. In order to mitigate attacks such as BEAST and weakness of RC4, while trying to use ECDHE ...
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How to force active directory replication from one DC to another

I am having issues replicating AD from one DC to another. Both servers are Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. I have used the GUI option in sites and service to force replication. I have also tried repadmin, ...
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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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DHCP Reservation being ignored in Windows 2008 R2

I have multiple scopes on my dhcp server. 192.168.10.x and 192.168.20.x I have reservations for certain mac addresses on the 192.168.10.x network. However occasionally they will pull 192.168.20.x ...
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Active Directory Country capitals (letters)

Does someone know how to solve the problem of changing all country fields at once and probably why the country field is multiplied each time I select + apply a country change until the Object is being ...
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Sorting by IP address in the Windows 2008 R2 DNS utility

I was walking a client through DNS changes on their Windows 2008 R2 server today. They asked how to sort by ascending IP address assignment. I directed them to the "Data" column... "It's not sorting ...
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How does one backup / restore Group Policies on Windows Server 2008 R2? [duplicate]

We're inheriting a Windows Server 2008 R2 server on a network full of Windows 7 machines. There are already Group Polices in place, and they work. How can we back them up and restore them in case ...
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Windows Scheduled Task ignores the 'Stop the task after <time period>' setting

I have a Scheduled Task running on a Windows 2008 R2 server. The task calls a .bat file that performs a file copy. Everything works perfectly except for one thing. I want the task to terminate if it ...
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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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Windows 2008R2 IIS 7.5 refuses to load web.config

The message that I receive is "the requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid" (500.19, error code 0x80007000d). After removing utf-8, or adding ...