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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Task Scheduler - Run a process every hour except at designated time

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 I'd like to schedule to run a particular process at 40 minutes on hourly basis, except on Sunday at 2:40AM. How would one set up the trigger for this in Task ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 clients can connect to AD but no Internet. Server connects to Internet fine

I've recently been assigned to manage a network at work. There are two labs (over 40 clients in total) connected to one Windows 2008 r2 server. Roles installed are as follows: Active Directory DNS ...
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GPO not applying to Clients

I am having issues applying the below GPOs to clients. Computer Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ System \ Remote assistance \ "Offer Remote Assistance" Computer Configuration \ ...
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windows server 2008 r2: ensure that your web role has the 'management tools' option installed

I installed web deploy 3.5 on my windows server 2008 R2 server. but Management server delegation seems not installed. I found the answer on serverfault. Can not see "Management Service ...
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Server 2008 R2 NIC in “Unidentified Network” state after connectivity loss is restored

I am having trouble with 2 servers, both with the same symptoms. When they are reconnected to the switch after losing connectivity, they stay in an "unidentified network" state. Only after cycling the ...
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Using reflection in Powershell with different .NET framework versions

I am trying to reflect some assembly attributes from a .NET assembly. I am using Powershell 2.0, but the assembly was written using .NET Framework 4.5.1, so when I try the following command: ...
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How can I modify an existing scheduled task using Powershell?

I am working on some release automation scripts that use Powershell to update existing scheduled tasks which execute various applications. In my script, I can set the Path and Working Directory of the ...
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How can I manually initiate the creation of a home folder for an AD user in Windows?

I have an AD environment with Windows 2008R2 Server where a few Windows 7 machines use FolderRedirection . Sometimes I need to re-initiate the homefolder creation process, but the only way I've found ...
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how does one report an RDP attack to Microsoft when it's happening in real time? [closed]

To my surprise, Security Event 10 was for 104.43.193.6 which is apparently a Microsoft ip address: http://ip2location.com/demo/104.43.193.6 =. Microsoft Corporation. Likely AFAIK some has leased ...
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Need to downgrade Apache 2.25 to 2.8x and looking for precautions

Web Stack: OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Server: Apache 2.25 ColdFusion 9 The mod_deflate.so is causing apache to crash and restart every 3-5 seconds which is obviously hurting server performance. ...
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IIS App cannot write to network share on a 2012 server, fine on a 2008 server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 web server running IIS, and the app needs to write files to a folder. None of the machines are on a domain, just a local workgroup. The app pool is running as the user ...
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Static IP injection to guest VM in Win2k8

Is there a way to inject IP address and do network configuration of a CentOS VM running on Windows server 2008? In Win2k12 there is SetGuestNetworkAdapterConfiguration using which IP address can be ...
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arp -a shows single MAC id of the vlan enable switch not the connected PC

I have a cisco switch 4510R which is configured VLAN in this and connected to windows 2008 server. The problem here is when i run arp -a in windows 2008 server it shows IP address Different and shows ...
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EventLog Source “Connect”. No events in EventLog

I'm baffled by this, as I can find no documentation on wether or not "Connect" or "Connection" is some kind of registered keyword for EventLog Sources. I'm trying to create an EventLog Source called ...
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Slow writes Dell Server R720

I have a Dell R720 Server with PERC H310 hardware raid 5 and 4 x Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3300657SS 300GB hard drives. Windows Server 2008 R2. The reads look good, but the writes are painfully slow. ...
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Allowing multiple executables into a “Run only specified applications” group policy at one time

At my workplace we whitelist executables using a "Run only specified Windows applications" group policy applied to the domain. At certain times we need to whitelist large number of executables at a ...
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Should I create active directory site for site with no domain controller (but with site-to-site VPN)?

This should hopefully be a quick and easy one. I have a remote site with no domain controller (no servers at all), connected back to HQ by a site-to-site VPN. Prompted by Netlogon Event 5807 (client ...
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How to avoid VHD detaching on network outage

I have VHD hosted in AWS attached to local servers as a backup destination. Problem is every 3-4 days network connectivity to the host drop intermittently and the VHD is detached, it needs to be ...
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Active Directory Security Permissions automatically reset

I have a Server 2008 R2 machine with Windows Deployment Services installed, which works perfectly well. However after some time (maybe a restart after installing updates) the security permissions ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Virtualized Windows 2008 R2 throws random BSOD, but writes no minidumps

we are experiencing random BSODs inside a customers VMware-hosted RemoteDesktop-server. The BSODs happen nearly weekly. Curious thing is, the virtual machine does not write any dumps we could analyze, ...
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Enabling the mod_session_crypto on windows does not work

In Windows Server 2008 R2, I am trying to enable form based authentication using the apache module mod_auth_form authenticating against the LDAP server (Microsoft AD to be precise). After enabling the ...
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Does Windows log a “Member removed” event for security groups when an AD user account is deleted?

We have AD DS security auditing enabled on a Windows Server 2008r2 functional level domain. We use a third party tool to alert us to changes to our administrative group memberships. We recently ...
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Virtualized Server 2003 vs Server 2008 R2 file transfer rate differences?

Basically I am trying to find out where the difference in the rate of a network file copy might come from. I have a virtual Server 2008 R2 SP1 and a virtual Server 2003 R2 SP2, using the same store, ...
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Server 2008 R2 freezes while copying data from network

Running a fresh installed Server 2008 R2 Standard (x64) with SP1 as a single HyperV host. This server has to replace an "old" 2008 R2 with a couple of HyperV VMs stored. After shutting all guest ...
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Computer under domain gives req_timed_out in browser for application

I've Windows Server2008R2 with ADDS configured. Also the same server got the Java application running in Tomcat. So, when I open the particular service of that application from the computer which is ...
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Secure channel trust verification fails

Working on an issue with setting up a trust between two domains with several firewalls in between, and a pinhole routing between two servers in them. newdc.newdomain.com is a 2012 server in a brand ...
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Cannot RDP into Windows 7 over VPN

The exact scenario where it fails: I am unable to RDP into any Windows 7 or 2008 R2 servers within a certain subnet, while connected to the network via VPN. Windows 7 Client connected through the ...
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Remote Desktop Web Feed pointing to specific servers in farm

I have a Remote Desktop Session Host farm with a Remote Desktop Connection Broker (Server 2008 R2) arbitrating connections for this farm. The Connection Broker is configured as the RD Web Access ...
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Windows 2-node failover cluster with AD setup

Is it possible to create a 2-node failover cluster with AD, but only with 2 physical servers? Creating a failover cluster requires an AD, but sadly I don't have any available hardware to install it. ...
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Is it possible to set the processor affinity of a service, and persist this affinity across reboots?

Is there a setting that can be changed (or a reg key that can be added) to set the processor affinity of a service? I would want to set the affinity, and keep this setting across reboots (so manually ...
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Amazon AWS EC2 image shutting itself down [closed]

We have a Bamboo elastic instance running on Amazon AWS EC2, which is running Windows Server 2008 R2. There have been multiple times that the instance has shut down automatically. This has occurred ...
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Force the GPL/PV driver to a lower link speed

I'm running Xen 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. On this Dom0 I am running: 1 DomU Ubuntu 14.04 with Shorewall 1 DomU Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with GPL/PV drivers Both domUs connect to the same bridge ...
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How do I find the Orig lock Server info in LockoutStatus

I have a account which is keep locking out but this happens night time where we are not able to take logs or grab logs. So what I like to do is write a powershell script to take these logs for me. ...
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Route port forward through 2 windows server 2008R2 network adapters to another network

our phone system at work is on a separate network to everything else and I need to forward a port from our gateway to it to allow our phone tech to remotely administer it. I have plugged the phone ...
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Change an installed program from one user to all users

I have a situation where a server was set up for a specific project and SQL Server Express was installed, but it appears to have been set for only the original installer's ID. I am now required to ...
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Remove Server Manager and Powershell icons from the Taskbar

Up until recently we have had two Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers and five Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. I'm in the process of upgrading the network and have recently replaced the DC's ...
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Windows Servers on ESXi 100% CPU at year rollover

We have a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers running on ESXi servers. At year end rollover 2014 to 2015 the CPUs go to 100% and the machines hang. The solution appears to be a hotfix ...
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How to lower security level of IE on Win 2008R2 to allow product register?

There is IE 11 installed on Win2008R2 server. After installing a Visual studio express, we are asked to register the software. A user account was created on outlook.com. However after entering login ...
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IIS 7.5 Basic Authentication does not seem to work with virtual directories

IIS 7.5 is running in this server. I have configured IIS Manager User "someuser". On virtual directory "virtdir", which is also an IIS7.5 "app" I have set user "someuser" to allowed (in IIS Manager ...
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Getting “An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient …” when server access the internet

I have ASP.NET application running on Windows Server 2008 R2 hosted on Rackspace servers. Suddenly something went wrong. All my application working fine except for the pages which call third part ...
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File Server Resource Manager not moving expired files

I have setup a File Server Resource Manager task under Server 2008 R2. The task has the following properties: - Type: File expiration - Scope: W:\Share\Company - Expiration folder: S:\Archive - Days ...
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selective wide authentication doesnt seems to be working

I have two forests, testa and testb (with same domain name) and a one way incoming trust relationship exists with a selective authentication. The trust relationship is configured so that selective ...
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Sharing Private AMI: Not showing up on other account

I am trying to share an AMI (runs Windows Server 2008 R2) from one AWS account to another. I used these instructions to share it from the Console. I shared it to the account ID found under Account Id ...
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Network adapter disappeared

Today I found myself in a strange situation where my Windows Server 2008r2 machine has internet connection while not showing any connections in 'network connections'. It does not show anywhere in ...
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Possible drive failure? BSOD on Windows Loading screen -> Server 2008 R2

I've got a rig running Windows Server 2008 R2 with 2 1TB drives in it. I believe they were in a RAID 1 Software array. Recently I went to restart the computer, and on startup it BSOD when the ...
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Task scheduler VS GPO do not allow storage of password

I have a scheduled task in one of my DC, running to check LastLogon date of AD accounts in each DCs everyday. The task was previously running in a Win 2003 DC without problem but now we are going to ...
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PXE Troubleshooting for SCCM 2012

I'm not able to PXE boot clients. I get the following error: PXE-E55 ProxyDHCP Service did not reply to request on port 4011 This is a new setup of SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit). ...
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How to get a list of sites in IIS 7.5 binded to a certain ssl certificate using command line

Situation: an IIS 7.5 server with 30+ sites and 10+ certificates and a few certificates may be obsolete. Obsolete means they're not binded to the ip:port of any site on IIS. I could check each site ...
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Backup History in WbAdmin Incremental backup

How can I do incremental backup with Histories using wbadmin in Windows Server 2008 R2. I want to restore it back for a particular date later. More, Is there any provision to keep history only for ...