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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Group Policy Caching for Folder Redirection

I recently set up a new file share on a new server for Folder Redirection for a subset of our users. I robocopied the files, applied the policy last week, replacing the old policy, tested with a few ...
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Splunk UniversalForwarder fails with “ DetermineContextForAllProducts failed witht: 0x65b”

I am attempting to deploy the Splunk UniversalForwarder as an SCCM application using an MSI Deployment Type to a small group of testing servers and am encountering an uncharacteristically confusing ...
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Unable to print directly from Server 2008 R2

I have searched to see if this has been asked before but it doesn't look as though it has. I have been asked to take a look at a server printing issue which to be honest is a little beyond me at the ...
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W2K12 Server Manager and WinRM SSL

does anyone know if it is possible to use Server Manager on remote servers using SSL? Due to enterprise policies we currently disable winrm listeners for http and enable https only. This works fine ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 Windows Authentication

Previously, when using Windows authentication in an IIS application it would use the application pool identity to access the disk files. This meant the ACLs had to know the application pool identity ...
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Event 2042 - Replication-Error Lies?

On a windows 2008 R2 server, in the Event Viewer under Applications and Services logs > Directory Service I'm getting the following error twice an hour: Invocation ID of source directory server: ...
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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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Can you run Active Directory 2008r2 on Windows Server 2012?

We are upgrading all domain controllers to Windows Server 2012. But we have some legacy systems which won't work with Active Directory past 2008r2. Is it possible to run AD 2008r2 without any 2008r2 ...
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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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Trying to filter AccessList = %%1537 in event viewer :/

I've got file auditing enabled and I'd like to be able to filter for a given user action. I have set up an XML filter that's pretty basic, but I can't seem to get it to work. I've got it working with ...
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FTPS vs SFTP on Windows server 2008 R2 [on hold]

I want to ask you guys. I'm an administrator of Windows Server 2008 R2.. We are using FTP for now.. But I think about our security, and maybe it's time to secure our file transfer. So I looked for ...
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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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how to attach (mount) VHD which is currently used by Hyper-V VM to the host?

I want to be able to read data from the Hyper-V VMs on the host. I understand I can go to DISM and attach VHD there - but it requires a VM to be offline - otherwise I get the following error: ...
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no internet access for client computer on server 20008 r2 running as dc and dhcp [on hold]

Hello I am running windows server 2008 r2 on a server which is configured as a domain controller and a DHCP server, now when I add computers to the network, real computers, not VN they cannot access ...
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should anonymous access to the IPC share be allowed on Windows 2008 r2

During an audit the question of anonymous access to the IPC$(null sessions) share was raised. The audit lists the following as being a risk on a Windows 2008r2 file server: C:\>net use ...
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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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Why do files end up being filled entirely with null bytes after replication using DFSR?

We're using Microsoft's Distributed File System for replication. In our scenario we have a single writer that creates/overwrites/deletes files and several distributed readers. The writer is running ...
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Exchange 2013 OWA/ECP redirect loop

I have an issue with a fresh Exchange 2013 install on a 2K8r2 box that is fully updated as well as Exchange 2013 updated to CU3. When attempting to access /owa or /ecp in Chrome, I get "This webpage ...
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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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Can I upload files to one Windows share and expose them on another?

So I've got a Windows server with a couple of fileshares, call them ShareA and ShareB. ShareA is read/write accessible to only a couple of admins, and ShareB is read-only for all. The files on the ...
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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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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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How do I get a Task Scheduler startup trigger to delay

System is Windows 2008 R2 I have a task scheduler task with a trigger to run at system startup, and have set the Delay to 20 minutes, however the task runs immediatley on system startup and ignores ...
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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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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 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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How to proceed in analyzing IIS 7.5 Debug Diagnostic Tool dump from w3wp.exe thread crash from Windows Process Activation Service

I am using the Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag v1.2) on a few production Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard servers running a custom web application built in-house on IIS 7.5 to create crash dump files. ...
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Remote Desktop Server farm stops working

A previously nicely functioning Remote Desktop Server Farm ahs stopped working two days ago. The setup is as follows: DNS resolves "myfarm.mydomain.local" to the IPs of all the farm member servers ...
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Creating a Password reset disk on Windows server 2008 R2 using an external hard drive

I started creating a reset password disk on my windows 2008 r2 server using an external hard drive which I have formated. The process starts as follows=- -Go to start -Open control panel -Go to ...
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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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Time or date difference using remote desktop

When remoting into 2008 R2 we are getting this message. Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the ...
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Why does IIS recycle my application pool every 15 minutes?

Today we have a huge number of users on our ASP.NET MVC IIS 7 web application. I notice that approx. every 15 minutes, the application pool process is killed and a new one is started. I did not find ...
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Group Policy Preferences - Registry: 0x80070005 Access is denied

I have created a GPO to apply several registry keys to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine in my lab. The relevant keys are within HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Rpc\Internet and I have therefor ...
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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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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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Change SSL Protocol in MSSQL 2012

Is there a way to change the SSL Protocol support in MSSQL express 2012 on windows 2008R2 ? I want to change the protocol from SSL3 to TLS (1.0,1.1,1.2), after hours of looking I cant find ...
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Can't import certificate into Exchange 2013: Private Key Missing (I know it's there.)

I know this question has been asked before and I've gone through countless threads on here (as well as google) trying all of them. Unfortunately, I think I'm having an unrelated issue to what others ...
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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 to force a refresh of cached permissions without a restart

We've recently started going through shares replacing named permissions with AD groups (i.e. so that when updating permissions we don't need to worry about the time taken or risks involved in updating ...
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RDS server load balancing avoid identity cannot be verified [closed]

Internal RDS servers, users connect via a load balancer so the name being used is not the name of the server they are RDPing to. How can this be avoided so users aren't seeing this every time they ...
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diskmgmt.msc - Is it possible to script it using powershell or command line?

I have an application which uses the IBM Softlayer API to create a Softlayer server, with two disks. The main disk C: has the Windows (2008R2 or 2012) operating system, and another disk called "Disk ...
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“Delete Files Older Than” Batch Script

So in the work of doing backups, I need a batch script that would allow me to delete files in a specified directory, that are older than lets say, 3 days. This script will be set as a scheduled task ...
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Accessing SharePoint DavWWWRoot from Windows Server 2008 R2

We have a SharePoint internal corporate web site and I'd like to publish some PDFs to it automatically with Task Scheduler. Currently we do this by hand. From my Windows 7 Enterprise desktop computer ...
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Remote Control with Remote Desktop Services Manager - error Access is denied (Windows Server 2012 R2)

We have 2 Remote Desktop Servers (Terminal Servers) with Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS 2008 R2) and Windows Server 2012 R2 (WS 2012 R2). I'm using Remote Desktop Services Manager (RDSM) installed on WS ...
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Parse a copy of the SYSVOL

I have a full copy of a client's SYSVOL folder. The only DC on site had failed and been restored, but that got me wondering if there was a tool to look through a copy of the SYSVOL folder for ...
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Edit “Remote Desktop Users” through group policy

I have a number of Windows 2003 and 2008 servers on a domain. I want to enable remote Desktop and control the group that has remote desktop rights (NOT terminal services) but I can't figure out how ...
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AccessViolationException, IIS

we are 4 developers (not professional server administrators) and running 2 servers with IIS 8.5 (Windows server 2012 R2) and ASP.NET 4. Multiple times per day we get this exception in the windows ...
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Pass windows authentication to a virtual directory on a UNC Path using IIS7 (Server2008)

I have a custom web page searching documents in a program called DTSearch. The resulting docs exist in a unc path. On Server 2003, I created a virtual directory and pointed it at the unc path. The web ...
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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...