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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Available RDS licenses but still no access

We have two Remote Desktop servers (Windows 2008 Server R2), with one of them being the license server. We had 30 CALs so only 30 sessions could be opened. We bought 5 more CALs and installed them on ...
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What is the difference between Docker with Swarm and Windows DFS? [on hold]

I have an Intranet site I want to keep sychronized between servers. What's the difference in doing that with DFS vs Docker? Docker is going to use an entire OS image?
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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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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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Does a GPO apply if “Security Filtering” tab is empty, but there is a security group in Delegation which has Read and Apply right?

As in the subject, does a GPO apply if "Security Filtering" tab is empty, but there is security group in Delegation which has Read and Apply rights? Security Filtering tab says "The settings in this ...
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Windows Server: what is the difference between Security Filtering (under the Scope tab) and the Delegation tab in Group Policy Management?

I notice that anything I add to Security Filtering also appears under Delegation, so I’m not sure how or why they both exist, and if they are redundant or not? Until now I had been exclusively using ...
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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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windows 2008 R2 TS printer security - can't take owership

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with Terminal server role installed. I'm seeing a problem with an ordinary user who is member of local printer operators group on the server. If the user opens a cmd ...
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Cannot join domain from different subnet

This is the first time I have encountered such a strange problem. I am not able to join my machines with domain. Here are details. Subnets: 192.168.1.0/24 192.168.2.0/24 both subnets can ...
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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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Active Directory on Server 2008, How do I Delegate the right to add WriteMembers ACL on AD group

$group = Get-ADgroup $Group_RW $groupDN = $group $Ruta = "AD:\"+ $GroupDN $acl = get-acl -Path $Ruta $SID = new-object System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier $GrupoOUsuario.SID # The following ...
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powershell - retrieve certificate information on remote computer [on hold]

Please help... I'm trying to get the below script to work. I'm new to powershell world and I appreciate anyone who can help me fix this. $RemoteServerList = "Server1","Server2" $RemoteWebCertList = ...
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Does RAM consumption use Network Bandwidth?

I have created a software which is being accessed by remote users through RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Application Platform : C# 3.5 - Windows Form Current Server that i am using : Windows Server ...
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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wevtutil requires Run As Admin for Security log (but not for System), or how to Run As Admin for Task

I'm using this query to check for certain Exchange account changes on my Windows 2008 R2 AD primary: wevtutil qe Security /q:"*[System/EventID=5136]" /f:text /rd:true /c:1 I'm making a batch file ...
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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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Unable to Receive DNS Responses

Operating System - Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack - Service Pack 1 IP Address - 10.50.1.111 Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0 Gateway - 10.50.1.1 DNS Server - 10.50.1.90 Other servers are using 10.50.1.90 as ...
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Deadlock after transferring to another IIS Server

We transferred an old ASP application from Windows 2000 to Windows 2008 R2 to upgrade its performance. We only transfer the ASP application, the database is still the same. After successful transfer, ...
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FTP file locking - randomly

This has only recently started happening - I can't work out why. I'm using FileZilla (latest version) to FTP files up to a Windows 2008 R2 server on IIS7.5. Every 10th (but not always every 10th) ...
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The User Profile Service Failed the Logon. User Profile Cannot Be Loaded

We have Windows 2008R2 with Exchange 2010. A user logged in and they receive a message The User Profile Service Failed the Logon. User Profile Cannot Be Loaded. I can currently remote in as I have ...
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Unable to remove “Run this program as an administrator” (greyed out) with Excel 2010

I have issue with one of the user in Terminal Server 2008 R2 who has "Run this program as an administrator" checked and greyed out with Excel 2010. This causes UAC to popup requesting for ...
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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 doesn'...
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Group Policy security filtering not getting applied [duplicate]

So I've got the following setup: Domain Controllers are Windows Server 2008 R2 Clients are Windows 10 Pro Group Policy is linked on Parent OU of departments containing the AD Users Group Policy has ...
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MailEnable error on windows server 2008 r2 : Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@example.com

I am going crazy about this error message. for some of the domains, I am receiving this error message; Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@example.com I am ...
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Does GPO Security Filtering need to match ANY or ALL rules in the Filter?

my main question is this: Is the security filtering for a GPO calculated using AND logic or with OR logic to apply the filters? Here is the context of my situation for a background on why I am ...
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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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How to pull what endpoints are still using old DNS?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that served as our DNS server for some time. I built a new one awhile back and we've been haphazardly switching over to the new one. Is there a way to see what ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - shadow copy management and retention

This has bothered me over the years and I'm dealing with it again now. I've never quite understood the full black magic that is Shadow Copies/VSS. I get it to the extent of what it does and how to ...
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Backup microsoft SQL server 2008 to OneDrive [closed]

Is there an option to automate a backup to Microsoft Onedrive every night? The machine is a Windows server 2008 R2. I would like to to able to automatically upload my backups to OneDrive. I was ...
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AD Synchronization/Replication issue between 2 sites having Window Server 2008 R2 as OS

We have AD forest having Root Domain (Main office, HQ) & 4 child domain. Out of which 1 child domain is having 2 sites. AD Directory services are running on 2008 R2. All sites AD Directory ...
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In-place upgrades for Windows Server (updated for Y2016)

In the spirit of asking a Good subjective question I bring this forth again, in hopes that ServerFault will continue to be a preferred "go to" when searching on this topic. OLD REFERENCE Back in ...
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Previous versions not available on file server share. But vss seems to be working

At my workplace we inherited a file server running Windows 2008 R2. (Core server unfortunatly, so no GUI) Last year we decided it would be nice to have previous versions of files available for users. ...
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Offsite backup from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to another 2008 R2

I'm looking for a highly reliable option to backup data(not the Bare Metal or System State but various shared folders) from a Windows Server 2008 R2 to another 2008 R2 server. Servers are located in ...
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Exchange 2010 send from multiple domains

We have a Windows 2008 Enterprise R2 SP1 server with multiple accepted domains configured on our Exchange 2010 console. Configuration of exchange 2010: In exchange console, under organization ...
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server 2008 on domain iss virtural directories cannot cannot to shares

I have win 2008 r2 webserver on a domain for a department intranet. We have a fileshare Directorys which I'd like to connect to using IIS virtual directories. I can use a unc path and run cmd \server\...
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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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Server 2008 R2 KMS server - activating Windows 10 clients

How can I activate Windows 10 clients via an existing KMS Server running on Windows 2008 R2? EXISTING ENVIRONMENT Windows 2008 R2 Server running the KMS Host role Existing KMS key is Windows 2012 ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Security Log filling with event 521

I understand that status code 0xc0000008 means Invalid Handle. How do you resolve this issue (besides a restart)? What is the best way to determine the cause for this? Log Name: Security ...
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1TB .vhd won't copy via Robocopy, access denied error 5

OK, I'm about to drive down to Mexico and bust this server with a hammer. Basically, the RAID 5 array is hosed, so we need to copy everything off it so we can rebuild the array. I have everything ...
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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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Check that a given user has a given privilege

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user has the privilege on the server. The following is true in my setup: The server is a part of a domain but not a domain controller ...
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DHCP server assigning same IP address even if Computer is connected in different VLAN

DHCP Server OS - Windows Server Standard 2008 R2 DHCP Client OS - Windows 7, Linux based OS etc.. I have configured DHCP Server on Windows Server Standard 2008 R2 with SuperScope. Let assume that i ...
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How to Reset Active Directory Secure Channel If Broken

Occasionally, a computer account can lose its secure channel to a domain controller. How can secure channel be reset without rebooting the computer? The computer in question is a clustered SQL ...
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Windows DNS Server register a non **DHCP** client (server) into 2008R2

We have Linux boxes with static IP, some using Centos and other Debian, using IP ranges reserved for development and testing. We need this boxes to 'publish' their DNS into DNS Server 2008R2, ...
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Squid 3.5.19 (Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS) in communication OWA 2010

I have a problem with my new Squid (V. 3.5.19) on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS (self compiled with SSL support) and my Exchange 2010. When somebody log in to the owa access the user can't use an ...
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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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Convert saved evtx files to text

I'm looking to export a large quantity of saved Security log files (.evtx) to text or CSV format. I found wevtutil but that only seems to be able to convert .evt to .evtx when dealing with saved log ...
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Stop a task in Windows 2008 Task Scheduler if it runs longer than 15 minutes?

In the Settings tab of a Task in Task Scheduler Windows 2008 and Win8 you can specify additional settings that affect the behavior of your task. The setting for "Stop the task if it runs longer than:...