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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Disk volume not extending

C: volume on a virtual disk within a Server 2008 R2 virtual machine won't extend correctly. Under Disk Management, Disk 0 is showing 119.9 GB NTFS for the C: volume, however C: under Windows Explorer ...
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List 3rd party WMI providers before rebuilding repository

I'm looking for some Powershell cmdlet/script which list WMI 3rd party providers before I will rebuild whole repository. There is GWMI cmdlet which lists all WMI objects but I'm missing something ...
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Why are Mapped Drives using GPO saying they can't find the network path or do not have access?

Shared drive is being set as the following \\SERVER\SHARE using drive N All drives have no change Show hidden drives no change Titled: "Share" Reconnect: unchecked Set as Update/Create/Replace (all ...
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Search is broken on Windows 2008 R2

The ability to search for anything on one of my Windows 2008 R2 servers has, for reasons unknown, stopped working. For example I can't search for anything via the Start Menu: Clicking "See more ...
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Group Policy Drive Mappings

I have an issue with 1 GPO that applies to Citrix servers. If the domain controller that holds the FSMO and PDC roles is unavailable, it takes 30mins or more to log into a server. If I disable all the ...
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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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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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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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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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windows server 2008 r2 blue screen error

My server is giving an error like below. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ HARDWARE MALFUNCTION CALL YOUR HARDWARE VENDOR FOR SUPPIRT. NMI:PARITY CHECK MEMORY/PARITY ERROR. THE SYSTEM HAS HALTED. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ And ...
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Why is my service repeatedly generating Event ID 7041 at boot time?

I have a third party service running on a Windows 2008r2sp1 member server. The service is started using a domain user account and set to Automatic. Although the account has "Log on as a service" ...
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Can FOG and/ or WDS do multicast over an ordinary unmanaged Gigabit Switch? or does it need hardware with specific multicast features?

Can FOG and/ or WDS do multicast over an ordinary unmanaged Gigabit Switch? or does it need hardware with specific multicast features? Trying to help a small non profit in Asia with a poor budget. ...
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2008 R2 nas access issues

We have 6 windows 2008 R2 servers with IIS on it with shared configuration. And there is one nas device where all the data is stored. IIS sites access those data using username\workgroupname & ...
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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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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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Configuring ODBCLogging on IIS 7.5

I have followed the link https://www.iis.net/configreference/system.webserver/odbclogging and did the following: installed odbclogging as instructed executed %windir%\System32\inetsrv\logtemp.sql as ...
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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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Hyper-V 2008 R2 Core system hangs on Applying computer setting for 3 hours

I have a standalone Hyper-V 2008 R2 server with 3 guests running on it. After the reboot of the physical server it hangs on "Applying computer settings" for 3 hours. After that you get a chance to ...
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Server 2008 R2 DNS not resolving TLD's

For some reason DNS is not working on the primary (only) domain controller, Server 2008 R2, to resolve external domain names (.com's). DHCP is also installed. It can also not ping IP addresses ...
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Backups (BackupAssist) are running more than the expected Time

What are the things need to checked if the backup jobs(BackupAssist) are running more than the expected Time.
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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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After migration win 2003 to win 2008 some users profile not loading and error black screen with mouse cursor we have xp and win 7 environment [on hold]

After migration win 2003 to win 2008 some users profile not loading and error black screen with mouse cursor we have win-xp and win 7 environment.
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Metafile RAM Usage

I have a server which runs Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 with 4GB of RAM which hosts around 2-3 million files, the majority of which are image files. Over a course of a week, I have noticed that ...
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Upgrade Windows Server 2008 r2 standard to Server 2012 R2 standard

I am planning an upgrade to my server 2008 R2 to server 2012 r2 and wanted to check if my plan has a good chance of succeeding. I have two DC's; DC1 is a server 2008 standard and holds all FSMO ...
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Unable to create logon script - Access denied?

I'm currently trying to create a logon script that will map a few network drives for all users. I've created the script, but when I try placing the .bat file in the proper folder, I get an "Access ...
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Access denied copying or interacting with .msi packages

Im attempting to robocopy a directory tree to another location on the same disk, on my Windows 2008R2 enterprise file server. My powershell script calls robocopy, and copies most of the contents of ...
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Citrix Xen VM's lose networking

My client has a XenServer 6.0.2 installation with 2 Window Server 2008 R2 virtual machines. Whenever the virtual machines are rebooted they lose their IP settings (IP address, subnet, gateway). Each ...
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Can I safely uninstall “Citrix Tools for Virtual Machines”?

Having several virtual servers with Windows 2008 R2 at our web hoster (Germany's "1&1", they seem to use Citrix Xen), I have every now and then some servers that hang (RDP login screen hangs ...
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dynamic dns registration deleted when DNS search list changes

If I change the DNS search list on a machine whose primary domain has dynamic DNS enabled, when the machine reboots, it deletes the resource record (whether it has a time stamp or not). Other than ...
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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 doesn'...
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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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Windows server 2008 asp.net timeout

I developed a simple asp.net webservice that we install in our customers servers in order they can use a mobile app. I tested the webservice on a windows server 2012 and all was ok. Then I moved to ...
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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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Clients of replica WSUS aren't targetted to groups and appear in 'Unassigned Computers'

I have two WSUS v3 servers, our company has a single domain AD that spans two sites, and each site has one WSUS server. The stub site's WSUS server is configured as a replica. Settings, groups, ...
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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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Windows Server User denied write access when explicitly given rights

I just took over administration of a network which has a lot of problems. It's a Windows network, and the DC is running 2008 R2. There are mostly Windows 7 machines with some Windows 10 boxes here and ...
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Windows Server Backup full backup overwrite?

I am currently backing up a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine to a share on a NAS. Unfortunately, backing up to network shares in 2008 R2 does not allow for incremental backups, nor does it allow ...
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How to expose windows file share via HTTPS and NTLM authentication?

I want to be able to expose the contents of a windows file share via HTTP, so a file can be linked to using http:// rather than file:// which doesnt work in all popular browsers. I want to be able ...
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Filtering Mechanism for default desktop files? [on hold]

Is there a filtering mechanism for files that show up on a Windows desktop? Alot of files that I place on people's desktops seem need to have their username added, and the files don't always allow ...
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Minimum OS partition size

I have a refurbished Dell Power edge R710 with PERS 6 running a new install of Server 2008 R2 with all current updates installed. The server manager shows a reserved 100mb partition and a 2047 GB ...
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Hyper-V Initial Replication over LAN seems capped at 50mbps

I've ran the initial replication process over LAN multiple times with these exact two servers. When I start the initial replication, typically I see my network adapters get floored with sending at ...
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Active directory account logging in from an unknown application or service

I have a 2008 R2 AD domain, where there are repeated attempts to login by a user is no longer here. The password has been changed, so the failed attempts are expected, but what I don't know is where ...
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Is it possible to export a HyperV VM from Server 2012R2 and import it into HyperV on Server 2008R2?

I'm planning on migrating 2 HyperV VMs that are currently running on Windows Server 2012R2 to a new server running 2008R2. What's the best way to migrate the VMs? Will replication work between the two ...
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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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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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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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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:...
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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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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 ...