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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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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Enable a program in Windows to run multiple times?

I've got this legacy software that only allows you to run one copy at a time, it detects that you have another session opened and it won't allow you to open a second instance. The problem is this is a ...
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Disable secure logon for tablets connected to domain

I have a domain set up with Windows 2008 R2, and by default requires Ctrl + alt + del to unlock computers. I have been pulling my hair out trying to configure GPO so that tablets will not require Ctrl ...
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Could not connect to remote computer web deploy ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE

I am trying to configure Web Deploy 3.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1 installed on it. When I try to validate connection using Visual Studio 2013 to publish a website it throws the ...
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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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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
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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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Is it Safe to “Disable Recursion (also disables forwarders)” in a Standalone Lab?

In a standalone lab is it safe / appropriate to "Disable Recursion (also disables forwarders)"? (With recursion disabled, Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer reports, "The DNS Server must have root ...
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Windows Server guest in vSphere has APIPA address after restart

I have a troublesome Windows Server 2008 R2 VM in a vSphere 5.5 environment which is starting up with an APIPA address (169.254.0.0/16) on its interface instead of the statically preconfigured IPv4 ...
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Maximum connections in remote desktop for Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to set up my server so that more than 2 people can use it at once. I am looking at the RDP-Tcp Properties window in Remote desktop session host configuration, and it won't get higher than ...
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What would cause Windows to create temporary paging file?

After recent scheduled reboot when I remote to a server I get the following error message. Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your ...
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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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Can't open Active Directory Users and Computers, Group Policy settings issues

In the past I've been able to open "Active Directory Users and Computers" to manage the users and computers on our Windows Server 2008 R2 box. We just recently made some changes to our Group Policy to ...
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NAS External Users [on hold]

I'm planning on setting up a new NAS on my small office (work) network with 1 DC running Windows Server 2008 R2 and a back up server also running Windows Server 2008 R2. My DC is my DHCP, DNS, File ...
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Right to install printer driver from printer server

Previously, I have posted on stackoverflow, because I was believe that code is wrong. My goal is to check printer and tray on printer server and display this on a web page. When I run pool with admin ...
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SBS 2011 Essentials + Server 2008 R2 RDS - Additional CALs [duplicate]

I have an existing SBS 2011 Essentials domain and I would like to add a Server 2008 R2 as purely an RDS Session Host server for our remote staff. : In such an environment (whereby I already have [the ...
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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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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 2008 auditing [on hold]

I want to keep an audit when users are removed or added to local groups on Windows 2008 server. I can't seem to find details to set up this specific task on audit policies?
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Strategy for virtualised Windows Server Updates to reduce downtime

We have a wonderful VMWare based visualized environment that has, until now, been hosting a collection of Linux based VMs. We've now added in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that hosts a SQL Server ...
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Folder Redirection DFS Slowness

Currently performing a project to migrate all users from mapped drive home folders to redirected folders (Documents). Having a strange issue at the moment whereby users redirected folder Documents is ...
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windows 2008 r2 scan user folders for certain files [on hold]

in my user environment, i need to let users be able to download all kinds of files and let them use the computer very much lile as if they were at home. this mean they need to be able to for example ...
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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 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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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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Cannot bind to localhost nor 0.0.0.0 on Windows Server with Active Directory

I have an application (IEDriverServer, Selenium's IE driver) which by default binds to 0.0.0.0. It works fine on my Windows 7 machine, however when I try to run it on Windows Server 2012 R2 with ...
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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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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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How do change the max IO request size on Windows Server 2008 R2

As I understand it Windows Server 2008 R2 has the ability to send IO requests to the storage subsystem of up to 1MB in size. Back in the Server 2003 era (and before) this used to be limited to 64KB. ...
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File Sharing Methods

So, I've been looking around, and haven't found any information that lays out the differences between the two file sharing areas in the Folder Properties Sharing tab, as in the image below. There seem ...
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Deleting Local Profiles when using Roaming Profiles at Log off

I'm currently building an environment that will host about 5,000 users over 20 AppServer. I have finalized my GPOs but I'm experiencing an issue with the user's local profile when roaming profiles is ...
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Windows server starts in System Recovery Options

Wher restarting a Windows Server 2008R2, shutdown tracker asked me to choose the reason, and I (by mistake) selected an Operating System recovery, or something like that, and when it rebooted, it took ...
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How to make same server IP accessible from multiple interfaces that are not bridged on Windows 2008 R2?

My server have two interfaces (e.g. A, B) that are not bridged. These interfaces have different IP adresses (e.g. 192.168.1.1, 10.0.0.1). These IP addresses are in different subnets. I need to ...
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Remote Desktop Easy Print not printing on HP GDI printers

I've encountered issues with Remote Desktop Easy Print users trying to print to their GDI / host-based printers from Remote Desktop sessions. The printer objects get redirected into the RD session and ...
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router to server to modem with server acting as proxy [closed]

I want to have my computers all hooked up to my router and then the router hooked into a server that a proxy is running on. Then the proxy server connects to the modem. Is this possible? The router ...
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Restrict shared folder access to specific computer/IP [closed]

How to configure a server [having DNS and ADS roles installed user account created/configured] to restrict its shared folder access to a specific computer in the network. Sol-1: Solution proposed ...
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Fixing “server unavailable” login problems in exchange 2013 and outlook 2010

We've been facing some problems pertaining to expiring user passwords, causing "server unavailable" login problems for Outlook Outlook 2007 and 2010 clients on exchange 2013. The quick fix to this was ...
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Mutli-DC Environment DNS Error 4015

We recently added a new 2008 R2 DC to an existing 2003 forest with one 2003 DC. We haven't raised any functional levels. The 2003 DC was powered down (it hadn't been demoted yet, but all the FSMOs are ...
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adding more IP's to my DHCP scope

Our DHCP server is running out of addresses in its range. How can I increase the range? We have Windows Server 2008r2 as a DC\DNS\DHCP server. current scope range 10.220.120.1 - 10.220.120.254 ...
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Application Event Log keeps getting corrupted

I recently asked about repairing a corrupt event log, because it seemed to be a one-off event. The event log has since exhibited the same behavior 3 times. We have been trying to find patterns, but ...
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Server 2008 R2 > 2012 Migration

I am pretty new to windows server so please bare with me, i am looking to upgrade our current small server from server 2008 rs to windows server 2012 essentials, however we are only using one server ...
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Why it is necessary to rejoin the domain after reverting the server from a snapshot?

I am totally new to this, in my project i have seen that it's required to rejoin servers to the domain after reverting them from a snapshot. Can anyone please explain why this is needed and how it ...
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How to clone, disjoin & rename a Windows 2008 R2 VM offline, then rejoin domain online

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain joined server, which should be cloned as test server in the same domain! There is an MSSQL 2012 instance and Team Foundation Server 2013 installed, but this shouldn't ...
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IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 refusing to create PASSIVE MODE FTP connections

I'm attempting to get an FTP client written in perl to transfer files from an IIS 7.5 FTP server using passive mode. I've configured the FTP server as per instructions and have also configured ...
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Configuring Custom App Pool in IIS 7.5

I'm having a problem that is killing me for two days. The problem is that I have to configure two reports (ColdFusion+DotNet) on IIS (Server 2008, V7.5) such that they work on seperate application ...
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SQL Server Express 2005 cannot accept connection (but ODBC working from external and local server)

I'm having a problem with SQL Server Express 2005 edition; it's unable to be contacted from an application (3rd party monitoring utility software). I have perform the following tests, all of which ...
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RDS, 2012 Connection Broker and 20008R2 Session Hosts

I'm trying to install a new RDS-farm with session hosts in 2008R2 and the connection broker with 2012 and I can't find any information at all on this. Servers: RDCB01, Connection Broker and Session ...
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Why is a windows file share not accessible intermittently?

Setup: Computer A has a file share called "ABC" with full control for a specific user X in the given domain. OS on all machines: Windows Server 2008 R2 with no antivirus software A service running on ...