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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NSClient++ FAIL on Windows 2008 R2 — PDHCollector.cpp(215) Failed to query performance counters

I am attempting to monitor windows server 2008 r2 x64 Enterprise with Nagios. When I test/install the nsclientI get the following error: PDHCollector.cpp(215) Failed to query performance counters: ...
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Safely remove a disk from a spanned volume

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and converted physical disks to dynamic disks and combined them to a spanned volume. Yesterday, one disk started throwing S.M.A.R.T Errors, so I decided to get a new ...
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Passive mode for FileZilla FTP isn't working

We have FileZilla server 0.9.37 running on Windows server 2008 R2 Active mode works OK, The Windows firewall on the server is off. Our Router is a DrayTek vigor 2820. Under NAT, Open Ports, I have ...
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Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller

I'm using windows server 2008 R2. One day my server got issue with Group Policy. Here is the log in event log: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the computer name. ...
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Domain Controller thinks its on a Public Network

We have a Server 2008 R2 Primary Domain Controller that seems to have amnesia when it comes to working out what kind of network it is on. The (only) network connection is identified at startup as a ...
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IIS Site breaks after disabling SSLv3

I am trying to disable SSLv3 on a 2008 R2 web server that runs IIS 7.5 but as soon as I disable SSLv3 and reboot, the website is no longer reachable. I ran a packet capture with SSLv3 still enabled ...
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Permissions for Scheduled Tasks on a Domain Controller

I'm trying to run a Scheduled Task on a 2008 R2 Domain Controller and all was well until I set it into the production environment. I'm running the task as a Domain User that's defined in the "Log on ...
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Faulty DC preventing NTFRS replication

When adding a new DC (2012 R2) to a domain (2008) everything goes well except that it never advertises as DC. Doing a bit of diagnosis i found out that ntfrs replication never starts, consequently ...
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Windows server DNS resolves localhost for (some) foreign IPs

I have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS Servers which share the domain xyz.wan and reside in the 192.168.50.0/24 subnet of my network. Connected via IPSec VPN site-to-site are some other subnets ...
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Remove active directory certificate service role - Windows Server 2008 R2

I have the following setup First DC1 - with AD DS and AD certificate services. Second DC2 - with AD, recently dcpromoted. I've never used AD CS in domain environement. I need to reinstall DC1, ...
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Enabling the URL of a folder connected via symlink

Scenario Description: In my workplace we have a DomainController and use TerminalServices. There are different types of servers running on the DC (e.g. webapi , app). The dev guys developing the API ...
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How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?

How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office? [Edit 2014-11-26] I already understand how sites are defined by subnets, etc. But what I want to know is what happens to users ...
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Cannot log in through terminal services client

I have a windows 2008 R2 server within a FOO domain in my company. All user accounts are a part of BAR domain. FOO domain has full access to all objects (users and groups) in BAR domain. Here's the ...
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Main DC is no longer NTP or hold FSMOs

Good Afternoon, We two virtual DC and one local physical read only DC. When we moved our data center offsite with a warm backup site we p to v our DC’s and DC1 was the master schema. While ...
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Unable to start sql service when TCP/IP is enabled under SSCM - SS Network Configuration

in the Console , SQL Server Configuration Manager I get error 10048 when start sql service and this in event history: The SQL server service terminated with server-specific error. Only one usage ...
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Windows Server Backup crashing

Environment: I'm running an HP DL165 G7, with Windows 2008 R2 x64. Recently, when I perform a backup with "Windows Server Backup", it will crash the system. I run the backup over the weekend. When ...
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Internal Windows powershell error. Failed 80070002

I have a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server with all current windows updates. I am attempting to run PowerShell but it gives the following error: Internal Windows PowerShell error. Loading managed Windows ...
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win2008r2 NPS issue- authentication as user XXX but tries to access user XXX home folder as different user (YYY)

I have a NPS set up for Juniper dynamic vpn. I get thru the vpn tunnel succesfully but when trying to map user XXX folder using the correct login/pwd I get access denied, however I can access ...
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Powershell Servermanager module not included in Windows Web Server 2008 R2

This is driving me nuts! Apparently using the servermanager module should be as easy as type: Import-Module servermanager The problem is that I don't have it. PS C:\Users\Administrator> ...
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GUID foldername on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently I'm seeing GUID folder names pop up on the system drive of my Server 2008 R2 machine (example below). Does anyone have any idea as to what might be causing these? If you open the folder ...
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Windows Remote Desktop Cluster - can we force some users to a specific server?

Given an RDS cluster with NLB, users connect and login to one of the servers at random. But there is one program that's only available on one of the servers (licensing reasons). Can we force a group ...
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Mixed sessions with Classic ASP on IIS 7.5 and Windows 2008 R2 64 bit

Recently had an issues with a server upgrade from IIS 6 on Windows 2003 to IIS 7.5 on Windows 2008 R2 64 bit. We have a number of websites running on Classic ASP. All the sites sit under a particular ...
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AD cross forest trust logon workstations

Our business unit has been bought out by an external entity. We are running 2008 R2 AD, they are running 2012 AD, the domains are not joined or trusted. They have servers including domain ...
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Cannot connect on TFS 2012 server through SSL with invalid certificate

I saw the problem on some forums and even here, but not as specific as mine. So here's the thing, So I've configured a TFS 2012 server, on one of my personnel server at home, and now, I'm trying to ...
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Firewall configuration for SQL Server 2012 Express on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Workgroup

We are attempting to configure a server application to run on Windows Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server 2012 Express. With the server firewall turned off completely the application can communicate just ...
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Folder Redirection on Domain Controller Win Server 2008

This is a long post with a few questions in it. They are all related to the same issue though, and solving one or the other will probably solve the others. I did look on superuser for similar ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server: Network zones (Public / Private / Domain) Seem to change randomly

So far on 2 occasions we have noticed that the network zones assigned to our server nics has been changed without any interaction on our part. This is out of a few hundred servers we manage. Case 1) ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Problems after degraded software-raid

After a harddisk-crash the server will start from "secondary-plex" - but becomes unusable: -> Boot -> Login as Administrator -> Desktop is ready -> Try something to open: nothing will work and the ...
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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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The filename of files change at the same time [on hold]

I have run into an interesting issue I cannot explain. One of our users was tasked with changing the character case on a bunch of Word and Excel files so that they were all uppercase. The interesting ...
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Is there any reason why TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are disabled on Windows Server 2008 R2?

Windows Server 2008 R2 seems to support TLS 1.1 and 1.2 but are disabled by default. Why are they disabled by default? Do they have any drawbacks?
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2008 R2 TLS 1.2 enabled in registry, rebooted, but not functioning

Yes, I rebooted the server. Several times. This actually affects both TLS 1.1 and 1.2. The only one currently working is 1.0. I followed the instructions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245030 ...
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ShadowCopy Error 7001 (Unable to create a shadow copy) but SC got created and works fine, what to do?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell R410. A QNAP NAS is connected to it via gigabit crossover. A 2.6 TB LUN is mounted via iSCSI as Volume Z:. A task should create Shadow Copies three times ...
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Windows DNS Server Export

Is there a way or a tool that I can get a csv (or even tab delimited) list of all Forward Lookup Zone records and zones in a Windows 2008 R2 DNS Server? The DNS Server is the built-in Windows one, ...
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Cant resolve dns when has same domain of server in browser [duplicate]

i have just setup a DC running 2008 R2 my domain is tingateitsolutions.com.au and have setup my dc using that domain i just setup DNS with a forwarder to my router 192.168.1.1 and also 8.8.8.8 i ...
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Identify applications that are configured to connect to a specific domain controller

I work with a Windows domain that has many domain controllers (DCs). I'm looking to remove some of these, but I know there are some applications that are hard-coded to use a specific domain controller ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 RAS VPN: access server on internal interface ip

short question: I'm usually a linux admin but need to setup a Win2k8 R2 server for a student project. The server is running as VM on a root server and has a public internet IP assigned. Additionally I ...
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Detecting duplicate IP address from improperly cloned virtual machines

One of our production servers was "cloned" to make a secondary test environment. The source server is a virtual machine (VMWare vSphere environment) joined to a domain and with a static IP address. ...
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WSUS configuration for Windows 8.1 clients

I have set up WSUS 2.0 (on 2008 R2). All client side machines are running Windows 8.1. At the request of the users, i have been running with the below GP configuration so WSUS is less intrusive, and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Server for NFS Anonymous Access

I have an NFS share on a Windows 2003 Server that is working perfectly with read/write access using anonymous access. I am moving to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine and am trying to do the same. I ...
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Enabling admin$ via group policy [on hold]

I am trying to learn AD management. The task I am trying to do is enable admin share for any computer on this domain using group policy. For this I enabled "Windows Firwall: Allow inbound file and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 system time randomly resets to 4 hours in the past

I am having a problem where the time randomly jumps to 4 hours in the past. As a result, none of the scheduled tasks (such as backups) happen at the correct time, and some time-critical applications ...
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Good Internet connection, but websites load slowly or not at all and internal web server presents same issue to outside users

Lately, users in my organization have been having problem accessing web pages. The browser status bar will say "Waiting for [site]" or "Downloading...", but pages never load, or only load partially ...
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Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup fails on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable on my Windows Server 2008 R2 STD. The installation fails with error code: --------------------------- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ...
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IIS7 Windows Authentication Providers

Does anyone know what the different windows authentication providers for IIS7 means. There are 3 available providers NTLM Negotiate Negotiate:Kerberos NTLM is pretty obvious I think its NTLM ...
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Schema folder for IIS resetting its state

I am currently working in a Windows Server 2008 R2 enviroment with IIS and sharepoint installed. I have installed Application Request Routing(ARR) onto the IIS server and it installs some xml files ...
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Java applets not starting in IE on Windows Server 2008 R2

I can't get the Java ActiveX Add-on to work on a Remote Desktop Server 2008 R2 with Desktop Experience enabled. This is what I get after enabling compatibility mode from http://www.java.com/verify : ...
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RDS Gateway Slow Initial Connection

I've setup a Win2k8 R2 RDS Gateway. It works great but the initial connection takes 10-20 seconds. I've had a hard time finding troubleshooting ideas for the problem. Anyone have any suggestions on ...
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Hyper-V connecting to a remote machine shows "The operation on computer 'x' failed

I'm running Hyper-V manager using this command: runas /user:DOMAIN\username "mmc \"C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc\"" It is using a runas because the user I am logged into my machine as ...
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gpupdate fails, access denied - event ID 1055

I became aware of this issue yesterday after pushing out GPO for Software Policy Restrictions. I am unable to push out MSI installations to certain computers. I went to look at the one of the ...