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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Running Snort on Hyper-V

After spinning up a VM for Snort (actually BT5..) and starting snort, I'm getting numerous "SNMP Public Access udp [**] [Classification: Attempted Information Leak] [Priority: 2] {UDP} ...
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WDS not working after adding VLANs to the Server using Broadcom Suite 4

I've got a very strange problem with Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012 I have two (unconnected) locations where I have similar problems: I had a working Windows AD domain in both locations with a WDS ...
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Windows Server DNS with non-Windows (Linux, Mac) Computers [duplicate]

How do I get my non-Windows (Linux, Mac) computers to properly register their IP address into my DNS server? Server Name: AD1 OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Roles: DNS, AD, DHCP DNS SETTINGS Dynamic ...
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Unable to determine forest/domain functional level

I already have a domain controller setup on Wind2k8 R2 Standard and am trying to get another system running on Win2k8 R2 Enterprise to also become another domain controller for the same domain. For ...
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Unable to install Certificate Enrolment Policy Web Service

I'm running on Windows 2k8 Enterprise edition, and when adding the Active Directory Certificate Services, I don't see the option to add the Certificate Enrolment Policy Web service in the dialog box. ...
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Simple instructions for setting up Seafile in Windows 2008 R2 on AWS?

I need to setup a corporate alternative to DropBox. After a bit of research, Seafile looks like a good bet. Also, I will need to host my file server in the cloud. Eventually I will want to by a ...
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Turn off “user must change password at next logon” checkbox by default when creating new user

On Windows Server 2008, when you add a new user (manually, i.e. using Server Manager > Roles > Active Directory Domain Services > Active Directory Users and Computers > [site name] > ...
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How can I assign IPv6 addresses based on existing IPv4 addresses?

I have several hundred Server 2008 R2 machines with static IPv4 addresses. I'd like to enable IPv6 on each interface, and then automatically assign IPv6 addresses to them based on their existing IPv4 ...
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Move roaming profile user from 2008 to 2012 on new domain; logon and permission issues

I have an older server 2008 machine with domain old.local. I created a new server (2012 R2), promoted to dc and created the domain new.local. I set up a share for user folders Users$. I moved a ...
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iis server response time

I'm currently running Google's PageSpeed tool and the one thing it keeps complaining about is the Server Response Time. It's currently running at around 2.5s.. Specs: 16GB Ram W2k8 R2 64Bit Intel ...
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Unable to install Network Deployment Enrollment Services (NDES)

I'm trying to install NDES on a Win2k8 R2 server, but I can't see the option. I've already added a user to IIS_IUSRS, and that user as sufficient priveleges since it is a part of the Administrator ...
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Access an AD attribute in a first-time logon scenario?

I have been tasked with improving our current image deployment. Right now we do a fair amount of manual setup after imaging to reduce the work for users who get a newly imaged machine. I would like to ...
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SecErr: DSID-031A1190, 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0

I am trying to change the password of the currently logged in user via ldifde using this command: ldifde -i -f pwd.ldif -t 636 My AD server is running in SSL mode with a self signed certificate. The ...
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Renew custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode

A couple of years ago I read this article (Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server 2012 in Remote Administration mode - Configure custom SSL certificate for RDP on Windows Server ...
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reached the maximum partitions on my virtual machine

I have a virtual machine and I extended the size since I needed more space. Here is what I have and the message I am getting: I was reading up and I saw some references to diskpart.exe and it gave ...
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Determining whether app is bandwidth constrained.

I have a asp.net web application that runs on a windows 2008 R2 Server. Occasionally I get complaints from end users that response time is slow. My suspicion is the issues are related to the fact ...
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AD Read-Only Account (for Authentication)

I have experience with Linux server administration, however when it comes to Windows I'm pretty much a newbie. I have a lot third-parties applications that use an AD admin account to perform its ...
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Hyper-V network dies after a few days of uptime

I have a Hyper-V server that randomly just drops off the internet in no specific pattern. It will go fine running five VMs that all have their own IPV4 in a /29 subnet. The host machine is on a ...
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Can we disable DFS on Windows SBS 2011?

The supplier of our customer's ERP system says that their software gets performance problems when running on a server with DFS enabled. I notice that DFS Namespace and DFS Replication is enabled on ...
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Can I give an application pool access to a remote share without an active directory domain?

I have an IIS application running on Server A. It needs the ability to write to a folder on a UNC share, currently on Server B. I would like to keep the share on Server B, but this environment does ...
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DNS Server Failure

I think I have an odd DNS situation on my hands. We have two Windows Server 2008R2 DNS servers that all of our campus machines use. We are unable to get to the site cdbaby.com in any web browser. We ...
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IKEv2 VPN Error 808 in client

I configured my VPN Server to use IKEv2 via this guide. But when I want to connect to my server it return 808 error. In the guide in Configure Routing and Remote Access section in step 5 it said to ...
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How to delete a Virtual Machine from Hyper-V Failover Cluster

I have a Hyper-V 2008 R2 failover cluster with 3 nodes. I added new 3 Virtual Machines to the failover clusters, one of them failed with errors: Event ID: 1069 Cluster resource 'Virtual Machine ...
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Difference between isntalling a msi using “Invoke-WmiMethod”(via a cmd file) and installing directly on the server

Ran against a server to install the msi; eventlogs were clean and all success; but the key file in bin direstory is still old. Later tried installing it directly doing a double click by RDP into the ...
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On server 2008 R2 shutdown not enough time to save all Hyper-V VMs

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 host with lot of VM's on it. Due to specific usage requirement I need all of the VM's states be saved on server Shutdown but it takes too much time (about 20-25 ...
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A Ghost File on my website

We have three IIS 7.5 server running on Windows 2008, R2, 64-bit OS. Recently we have a problem with the two of them in relation to a one .htm file. For some reason the site seems to serve an older ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Load Balancing no balance

I set up a NLB cluster given two servers (WS 2008 R2). Each server has one NIC card which I set up for a static ip address. I assigned the cluster an internet name (MyCluster), and assigned it a ...
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Remote administration of hundreds of Windows servers with no Active Directory [closed]

What would be the best approach to remotely manage hundreds of Windows 2008 R2 Servers that are not joined to a central authentication system and/or Active Directory? In the Linux ecosystem there are ...
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Get OU management status from User object?

In a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD, is it possible to get a list of OUs managed by a User from the User object or does one needs to parse the list of OUs? (ie, is there representation on the User object ...
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Does Windows Server backup use BITS?

I've been told that Windows Server 2008 and newer uses the BITS service to transfer files that are backed up to a UNC share (using Windows server backup/NTbackup) but I can't find any documentation to ...
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LDAP connections favoring 1 DC over the other in same site

Observing spikes in "AD Search Subops" counter and "PROC LSASS%" counter daily on DC A relative to DC B; its not in maintainence windows; its at start of business hrs daily. -> Eliminated the point ...
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Does generating a CSR through IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 always create a new private key?

Generating a CSR for a Windows 2008 R2 server and need to ensure that the private key used for the CSR is new. I have used OpenSSL before to create my own self-signed certs for testing and if I ...
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Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Error

I'm trying to install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 onto a Windows Server 2008 r2 Standard machine. After the installation I rebooted my server and got this error. Every post I've seen online is ...
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NGINX+Windows how to serve a static html file (100kb) to 10k concurrent users [closed]

This is the NGINX config file: gzip on; gzip_disable "MSIE [1-6]\."; gzip_vary on; gzip_proxied any; ...
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changed public ip address of domain controller now other servers cannot find dc [closed]

I have 3 virtual machines. I had to move them to another dedicated server since the company I was using is having so many issue. The new dedicated server, of course, has new ip addresses. They are ...
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User access to shared folder created on their own pc using destributed file system

I've got a domain model network. I set up DFS (Distributed file system) on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2. Every thing is OK. The problem is here that users using Windows 7 can't access to ...
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Is that OK to leave a small endless loop script running on server? [closed]

Looks like I need to update the full scenario here for all. Our users need to pick up whatever they need from our file server to sync to remote location, but users have limited permissions on file ...
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Tripwire unable to send mail

I'm installing Tripwire Enterprise Console (Server) onto a windows server that happens to be an SMTP forwarder. I proceed through the steps to install TEC and it completes not reporting any errors. ...
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Remove Windows Store from start screen with GPO [closed]

I have several Windows 8.1 Pro machines connected to my domain controller which is a 2008R2 server. I cannot figure out how to remove the Windows Store, Sky Drive and Photos from the start screen. Can ...
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How to enable auditing for a folder only (and not anything within that folder)

I am trying to track down a process responsible for resetting ACLs on a particular folder, and ONLY that folder, not any of the 10,000 folders and files it contains. I tried going to Properties > ...
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Any gotchas when using the lowest and highest IP addresses in a small block?

OVH offers additional public IPv4s in blocks as small as /30, that is 4 IPs total. As I understand it, strictly speaking two of those are supposed to be unusable. However, OVH allows me to route those ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Domain Controllers - Failed test VerifyReferences

While running DCDIAG on our Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise Domain Controllers, I discovered the following error message on both DCs. These domain controllers where migrated from a Windows server ...
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When the Service Base Filtering Engine is active, ping and Remote Dsktvp do not work

In a Windows Server 2008 R2 When the Service Base Filtering Engine (BFE) Running is a Ping and RDP are disabled and do not work. But when I disable the service is Both Ping and RDP work. What do ...
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How to retain original file ownership information While recovering files from windows server sbs2011 backup

Background: Windows SBS2011/2008 R2 Microsoft Word Documents Windows built in backup and restore Plot: Some user/s moved some sensitive files to a public network drive and I was told to move ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2 Command Prompt/Power Shell Slow Scrolling

I'm having an issue with various Windows 2008 Server R2 machines scrolling very slowly using the command line or Power Shell. For instance, if I type "dir", I see my contents being displayed 1 line at ...
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Update Root CA Certificate values (Country/location(locality)/etc)

Our Offline Root CA server was setup prior to my joining the company and has com as the country code which is invalid for several things that I'm needing to do...primarily to get clients to stop ...
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IIS7.5 URL Rewrite generating error after importing site

I have two Windows 2008 R2 servers with IIS 7.5. One server has a website configured with URL rewrite rules. I copied the site directory to the second server and set up a new site, using this ...
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Can ping and browse IP, FQDN, and hostname but can't browse via SMB to hostname of server

Got a strange problem where on a server 2008 machine I am trying to browse to another server 2008's shares on a different site. I can ping the server's ip address fine, I can ping the servername ...
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RDP into Windows 2008 R2 server just stopped responding

Have a weird situation. I am running a windows 2008 R2 box that has 128 gigs ram and 2 6 core processorss. Box runs like a champ, however, it seems like every week orweek and a half, I can't RDP into ...
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Logging detailed network activity on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network. They've verified with their cable company that the issue is not related to any cable company outages. The ...