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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How to call a program on AS400 via SNA using Host Integration Server

I have configured an SNA Service on Host Integration 2013 to communicate with a Mainframe (AS400). We have confirmation that the link is working and we are able to connect via 5250 Terminal emulator. ...
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Domain member server's time is drifting

I have a Windows 2008R2 server that is a member of a domain. The other day I found that its time was different from the domain controller by seven seconds. I ran the following command... w32tm ...
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Clients do not see DHCP Server… what am I missing?

Old router died and just got the new one in and I can't figure out what I'm missing to forward dhcp and dns to windows server 2012. Old router was a netgear R6300, new one is an N900. Before the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - RDSH - Suddenly Windows Activation Lost

On 2014-06-17, we had eight of our Windows Server 2008 R2 RDSH Servers (all members of the same RDSH farm {brokered}) suddenly believe Windows Activation was lost while users were logged in. If user ...
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Block inbound port 80, 443 traffic except specific IP addresses

I'm trying to set up a firewall to only permit inbound traffic on ports 80 and 443 from specific IP addresses. I tried creating a rule to block all traffic on TCP, local port 80 and 443, then I added ...
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Domain Account Does Not Receive Proper Se Privledges from Group Policies

I am attempting to install software that requires SeBackupPrivilege, SeDebugPrivilege, and SeSecurityPrivilegebut I cannot seem to get my Domain Account to retrieve these specific privileges. I ...
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Event logs saved on network share

I'm currently working on a project and having problems with saving event logs where i specify them. My problem is i want to have them saved on our file-server in a specified folder, however they wont ...
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Repair HP SmartArray p410i

i have an HP proliant server and in the last 4 years i never had a single problem with it. but yesterday i found out that i cant remotely login to my server so i went over and found that one of three ...
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Increase Network Bandwidth on Windows Server 2008 R2

I am looking after this network with around 40 clients on one Windows 2008 R2 server. These clients are connected to server via two gigabit switches (24-port dumb switches). Over the next few months ...
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When does a computer cache file permissions?

I just had an issue where users were directly added to the ACL of a folder. I created a group, added them to the group, added the group to the ACL of the folder and then removed the users and pressed ...
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Rammifications of maximum number of post request parameters

My team is undergoing a migration from Coldfusion 8 on Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6 to Coldfusion 10 on Windows Server 2008R2 and IIS 7.5. In our standard build for the CF10 servers, we've ...
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Unable to add IIS AppPool as Performance Log Users

In: Microsoft Management Console Local users and groups Groups Performance Log Users I have to add my Application pool (IIS AppPool\MyPool) as user in that list. This worked on the other server, ...
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Does there exist a software-based virtual graphics driver?

I am trying to set up a Server 2008 R2 terminal server as a Hyper-V VM on a brand new Cisco UCS blade running Server 2012 R2. I need the terminal server to support modern display resolutions at ...
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Is there a logical reason why Amazon EC2 won't allow me to specify a port when using GRE?

I want to set up PPTP in EC2 and am configuring a security group. I've already selected the "custom protocol" and am using protocol 47 / GRE. When I select this, the port section is read only. Is ...
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datatstax opscenter v 4.1.2 short-os collection failed

I've installed Datastax opscenter v4.1.2. It was bundled with Datastax Cassandra Community edition version 2.0.8. I'm running these on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. When I open opscenter all ...
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User suddenly don't see correct DFS share on some servers

Setup: 2 Windows 2008 R2 DC also holding DFS shares, replication works fine. Suddenly my user (is administrator too) got the wrong/empty redirected desktop etc. I only see the local C:\users\public ...
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Error 26101: SSL certificate common name invalid

I have 3 systems with similar configuration: Windows Server Datacenter 2008R2 MS System Center 2012 connected to a storage array On 2 systems I can add the storage provider from VMM without any ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS pass through account

I recently deployed a php site to IIS 7.5 on Windows server 2008 r2 that works fine locally and worked fine yesterday. Today, we tried to execute the scripts on the server and it failed to access the ...
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Cannot resolve by hostname only in other local namespace [closed]

We have three local namespaces: proddomain.local, testdomain.local, devdomain.local. All of our client computers in the organization are part of the proddomain.local domain. If I select "Disable ...
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How is the “change password at next logon” requirement supposed to work with RDP using Network Level Authentication?

We have a Windows server (2008 R2) with the "Remote Desktop Services" feature installed and no Active Directory domain. Remote desktop is set up to "Allow connections only from computers running ...
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Server 2008 R2 How to Change Windows 7 Basic Theme Color

We're deploying thin clients connecting to a terminal server farm. The computers have high visibility to the public and I would like them to at least look presentable and not like something out of ...
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Windows 2008 R2 site-to-site IPSEC tunnel with Juniper: tunnel up but packets are lost

I am stuck on this task almost for 2 days. Organized a site-to-site IPSEC tunnel between Juniper and Windows2008R2 machine (let's call it W2008R2 for reference). W2008R2 is a multihomed machine (2 ...
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Trigger task on USB insert instead of insert and removal

i'm using Windows' task scheluder to trigger a task when a specific USB device is plugged to the computer, problem is the task is also triggered on USB removal. I used custom XML trigger for this ...
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BIND as secondary DNS to Windows Server 2012. Windows complains that BIND is “not authoritative”

Short version How do I tell BIND to be authoritative for a zone that it is a secondary master for? I think I understand the meaning of authoritative but ... maybe not. I want it to be a secondary to ...
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Password Changes and Exchange Activesync AD lockouts

Not sure how others are doing this but the main issue we are having arises when a user changes their password on a PC. When they change it the ActiveSync on the phone does not update automatically. It ...
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Task Scheduler 2.0: Difference between “Stop task if…”

Using the Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 2012, etc... What is the difference between this setting: and this setting on the same task: Does one take precedence over the ...
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SQL Server Management Studio Import Wizard

I am trying to import a small excel spreadsheet into SQL using the SQL Server Management Studio Import Wizard, which is running on the Windows server (2008 R2) itself. When clicking "Import Data" from ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Net use error 1326

am experiencing a problem with my system. Here's what happens. I have two servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 that act as primary and secondary domain controllers. I have a NAS which is part of ...
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Shutdown Script using “plink” on Windows Server 2k8

I have a pfsense machine which I am trying to shutdown when the main server running Win2k8 is shutdown. I have created a batch file with this command: E:\plink\plink -ssh -P 22 -pw mypassword ...
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Testing for Active Directory Schema modification (not upgrade)

I am trying to test a schema modification. That is i need to add one of the attributes to global catalog by modifying schema , initially in a lab which is exact replica.My questions are below; -> ...
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How do I install the evaluation version of Windows Server 2012R2 VHD within a Windows Server 2008R2 Hyper-V system? [closed]

I have a Windows server, 2008 R2 running Hyper-V. I have downloaded the Windows Server 2012 RC DC version from here. I am "forced" to install a download app that copies a .vhd file to my chosen ...
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How can I find my DFS namespace servers?

I'm taking over for a prior admin who created several DFS namespaces in our Active Directory infrastructure. The prior admin did not document any of the structure of our DFS, so I don't even know what ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 automated reboot everyweek [duplicate]

I'm rather new with Windows / Windows server administration. I heard that rebooting Windows servers everyweek is required to keep it functioning well. So here, we reboot every Virtual Machine running ...
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IIS 7.5 not logging

I have a strange issue with a Windows Server 2008 R2 running IIS: HTTP logging stopped a few months ago (I just found out), and I cannot seem to get it to start logging again. I have both HTTP ...
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Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller in 2003 Functional Level Forest [closed]

My Forest Functional Level is 2003. I am adding a new Domain Infrastructure. Can I use 2012 R2 for the new DCs? Or do I need to go for Server 2008 R2? What are the Server version and ...
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DFS Replication only works in one direction

SERVER1 - SBS 2011 SERVER2 - Windows Server 2008r2 I'm using DFS-R. Changes work perfectly from 1 to 2 but nothing propagates from 2 to 1. When I attempt to run: dfsrdiag staticrpc /port:5001 ...
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User Profile modified dates don't match…what is the difference?

This question came up while I was investigating a server that randomly restarted last night. I was looking through the event logs to see if someone manually restarted the system, but nothing was ...
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How can I disable a scheduled task using Powershell?

I have a web application that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, which has a large number of scheduled tasks which take care of all the backend stuff. When I do a software deployment which touches the ...
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Amazon EC2 SQL Server Connection Timeouts

I am currently having a problem with SQL server timeouts. I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/IIS and SQL 2008 R2 (Express) on an m1.small instance in EC2. We have custom services that monitor the ...
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What's the Correct Way to Implement Certificates on an RDS Farm?

We currently deploying six terminal servers in a farm that will be accessed by thin clients running Windows Embedded. The idea behind the thin clients is to have a seamless single-sign on whereby as ...
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Powershell waiting for more parameters when asking for all users from a specific OU?

I want to get all the users from OU "myusers" so I have this cmdlet right here: get-aduser -filter * -searchbase"ou=myusers,dc=domain,dc=com" But when Im running it, powershell prints a >> ...
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Windows Event Viewer AppLocker XPath filter

I'm running AppLocker and would like to filter out some noise from the events being logged in Event Viewer using XPath. Specifically, I want to hide any events which related to CMD.exe Here's an ...
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Monitor and limit outbound Windows Azure VM connections

We are looking into transferring Development environment into Windows Azure for quite a while now. Microsoft's concept of end-points and ACLs make sense as access control for inbound connections to ...
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Transition from GPO to GPP

I have a Windows network with a 2003 server as the PDC, and a 2008R2 server as a DC. We have used GPO sparsely when the majority of our workstations were WinXP, but now we have Windows 7 clients and ...
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doing ODBC System DSN's from Active Directory

2008R2 Active Directory, workstations are Win7 Ent, Office/Excel 2013, Oracle 11.2. Excel fetches data from Oracle using System DSN's. Where can I put ODBC System DSN's in Active Directory? Do I ...
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How can one automatically logon to multiple user accounts in Windows 2008 R2

We are running a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. Currently, we have local admin accounts created, one for each client that runs our software (SiteA, SiteB, etc). We need these user accounts to auto ...
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32bit ODBC Postgres driver on Windows 2008 R2 x64

I'm trying to install the Postgres ODBC 32bit driver on a Windows 2008 R2 64bit machine. After installing it, with no errors, I go to the ODBC panel, the 32bit version under the /syswow64 folder and ...
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How to set RDS security layer in Windows Server 2008 R2 via PowerShell

I'm looking for a way to set security layer setting in Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS via PowerShell (other ways to do in programmatically will do also but PowerShell is preferable). Via GUI it can be set ...
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SMTP Server setting on Windows 2008 R2

I am very very new to this and just trying to configure SMTP virtual server. I have followed a few threads to get it all running, but the mails are not being delivered. What I have done so far - 1) ...
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Is there a log showing why a Windows server did not restart SQL Server after a reboot?

Our server was rebooted after a Windows Update scheduled for 1am, but after the restart SQL Server did not start up, so our websites were unable to display. Usually this process happens with no manual ...