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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Server 2008 Setup Remote Desktop Services

I have a 2008 server that I can access via remote desktop as I am the domain admin at my work environment. We are installing some software that will require a handful of users to login and use the ...
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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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Run batch script showing output & recording output to a file

I know cmd > file.txt to record an output of a command to a file in Windows!. Does anybody know how to run a batch script recording the output to a file AND also showing the output on the command ...
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Shadow Copy Deletion

I have ~400gb of shadow copies that I can't delete on a 2008r2 server. Steps taken so far: Disabled all shadow copies in the GUI, 459GB still shown as in use. Ran vssadmin list shadowstorage, got: ...
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Unable to map to web folder using WebDAV client on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a client running Windows Server 2008 R2 on several servers. One of the servers is also running SharePoint 3.0 and my client has created a web folder to map to. I can map to the web folder ...
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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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Remote Desktop Services login history

Is it possible to generate a report of past user logins to a Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services server? The closest Event Viewer logs I can find are under Application and Services Logs --> ...
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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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Can I apply GPO settings to 2008 R2 member servers if I have a 2003 domain functional level?

I was asked to help out in a problem, there is a domain still operating at a 2003 functional level, there are 2008 R2 member servers in this domain and we need to know if there is anything we have to ...
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tomcat8w.exe not in 'notification area' / and sometimes is in 'notification area'

Using Java8/64 and Tomcat8/64 on Windows Server 2008 R2. On one server, the 'tomcat8w.exe' shows up in the notification area, and I can use it from there to start/stop/configure. On two other exact ...
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AWS EC2 Instance with Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter Not Using All of Memory

I have an m1.large EC2 instance running with Amazon Web Services. The OS is Windows 2008 R2 Datacenter. It should have 7.5 GB of memory, and the desktop background indeed says: Total Memory : 7.5 ...
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Adding a virtual NIC to a 2008R2 server makes internet unreachable, why?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008R2 box with a single physical NIC. For what I want to do I need two network adaptors in the box. To accomplish this, I added a legacy hardware device "Network ...
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Domain names on 2 similar windows domains (active directory)

I am fairly new to windows administration (Server 2008r2), but I am putting together a new environment, and am setting up active directory domains. I have broken my system into 2 parts, management ...
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File auditing for shared network drives

We got hit by Cryptolocker a month back or so, and never had file auditing set up, so there was no way to identify what user it originated from. I've gone into Admin Tools > Local Security Policy > ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 allows many local RDS connections, but only one remote

I'm trying to set up an instance of Server 2008R2 with RDS. I have a 20 User and 20 Device CAL that I can choose from, but either one is not enabling me to have multiple remote connections. I can ...
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unable to destroy windows 2008 r2 failover cluster after SAN rebuild

I created a windows 2008 r2 failover cluster for a sql 2008 active/passive cluster. This two node cluster was using a SAN device for a quorum disk resource as well as MSDTC resource. Well....I ...
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Enable-PSRemoting on Windows Server 2008 R2 error

When giving the command Enable-PSSRemoting with or without the -Force parameter this error occurs Set-WSManQuickConfig : More data is available. At line:50 char:33 + Set-WSManQuickConfig ...
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How to determine new file name from audit log on renaming?

[Windows 2008 R2 File System audit] When I delete the file, two event log audit messages appear: 4663 which means request for file deletion and 4660 which confirms the deletion. Thay can be joined by ...
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How to add custom OID for subject field on certificates issued by Windows Server 2008 R2 CA?

I'm using a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller with Active Directory Certificate Services installed. It's configured as an Enterprise Root CA. I have configured a custom certificate template so ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Remoteapp Authentication [migrated]

I have generated a Remoteapp MSI which I have installed on 2 machines and it prompts for authentication using the standard Windows auth prompt. on a third machine it opens up an rdp session and the ...
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Cannot login to OpenManage Server Administrator

After freshly installed OpenManage Server Administrator from the CD that comes with my new server, Dell PowerEdge T110, I still could not figure out how to login successfully to the application. The ...
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What's the difference between Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2?

What are the major differences between Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2? Are the code bases for these OSes different? If I'm developing applications for any one of these three, should I be ...
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Create a security group that can promote a member server to domain controller without being in the domain admins group

I am trying to figure out a way to delegate permission to a security group to add domain controllers to a domain. The catch is I do not want to add them to the Domain Admin or Enterprise Admin ...
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Server does not complete booting from Installation DVD

I want to downgrade a new Server with preinstalled Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to do it by booting from the DVD and not by starting setup from the running 2012. I go ...
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Why doesn't logstash grab or index the files from the mapped drive?

I don't understand why logstash is so finicky with network resources. I shared a folder on another machine and then mapped it as Z: under Windows Explorer. I've verified the path and everything. I can ...
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Bad IIS 7.5 performance on webserver

I have a webpage (ASP.NET 4.0 / MVC 4). On my development machine (i5-2500 3.3 8GB Win7 VS2010 SP1 Fujitsu Esprimo P700) the page performs with 160 requests/sec on devenv webserver on my machine. The ...
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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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How to identify source / script of spam IIS 7 [on hold]

I am looking for a way to find the source of spam on one of my webservers, attached to Parallels Plesk Automation 11.5. The server currently runs Windows 2008 r2 & IIS7. The mail queue keeps ...
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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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Oracle 6i reports engine crash on Windows server 2008r2

Background: We have Oracle 6i applications that used to run on Windows server 2003. We've migrated to 2008r2, and we managed to get these applications running almost perfectly (took a while and a lot ...
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Migrate Azure machine to Google Compute Virtual Machine

We would like to migrate our SaaS offer from Azure to Google Cloud Engine. Our current solution: Run on Windows 2012 server, while the current offering by Google enables the usage of Windows 2008 ...
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DFSR fails before initialization. Event ID: 4010, 3006, 2010, 4004

I have a 2 server DFSR configuration where I am attempting to replicate two shares between them. ServerA (2008R2) is the primary and ServerB(2012R2) is the receiver, both are DCs. The RepFolder on ...
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How to access resources behind the PPTP VPN Server

I have configured a 2008 R2 machine as the PPTP VPN RRAS Server which I can dial through my desktop and can ping or access resources. The problem is NO other machine behind my PPTP VPN Server is ...
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Windows Domain Controller/DNS Failure

I have a previous question up about this, but I've come to some new information and I figured I would start a new post to stir up some new discussion. To start, I will give you all a short ...
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Searching users from another domain produces no results [on hold]

I am trying to add a user from another domain to grant permission to a folder but it seems it cannot contact the other domain since it doesn't give any results. What could be the possible cause of ...
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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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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 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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Server 2008 r2 - 2 sites - setup?

I have 2 offices which are literally across the road from each other which I have 1 DC at in each office. We have setup a VPN site link between both DC's via RRAS. I have setup DFS-R and have got ...
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Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2010 migration, mail flow problems

I currently have Exchange Server 2010 SP3 RU8 v2 installed on a primary DC which is Windows Server 2008 R2, I know this is less than ideal so I've setup another server also 2008 R2 on the domain. My ...
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Can I find the path to a DCOM application executable with WMI?

I have installed (and registered) a DCOM application on a W2K8R2 machine, and its GUID can be found in the DCOM list shown by dcomcnfg. I can also use Powershell to find a Win32_DCOMApplication or ...
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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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CSR & Common Name Uncertainty?

I am unsure what to exactly put in here on windows server 2008 when creating the CSR file. My wesbite is example.com. with the other links in the form of: example.com/index.php/example So what ...
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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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Formula for Processor Affinity Mask (IIS)

I have a 24 cores/ 48 GB RAM server machine on which I want to set processor affinity for worker process to last 12 cores through IIS Advance settings, is there any formula, i don't want to set ...
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Active Directory write permissions let edit users information but not administrator-users information

In our Active Directory (2008 R2), I used delegation to give permission to edit user information attributes such as phone numbers, title, postal address, ... to a group of non-admin users. Members of ...
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Win 8 clients cannot search index for files on Server 2008r2 shares

I've a Windows 2008r2 server in workgroup mode. I've installed the Windows Search role service and searching on the server itself produces instant results from the index. No errors relating to ...
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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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Strange RDP / Remote Desktop problem

I'll try to be as specific as I can be: Server is running SBS 2008 R2 (with all updates) Server is connected to the internet Server has 2 NIC's, one is disabled Server is running RDP Service ...