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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How can I connect to a Windows server using a Command Line Interface? (CLI)

Especially with the option to install Server Core in Server 2008 and above, connecting to Windows servers over a CLI is increasingly useful ability, if not one that's very widespread amongst Windows ...
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Ban, slowdown or stop massive login attempts to RDP

Remote session from client name a exceeded the maximum allowed failed logon attempts. The session was forcibly terminated. One of the servers are being hit by a dictionary attack. I have all ...
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Allow only RemoteApp, not Remote Desktop

I found the following question, with a similar premise, however the answer to the question, was the question rephrased as a statement! ...
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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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Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 network adapter stops working, requires hard reboot

TL;DR version: Turns out this was a deep Broadcom networking bug in Windows Server 2008 R2. Replacing with Intel hardware fixed it. We don't use Broadcom hardware any more. Ever. We have been ...
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Find out the bottleneck for windows remote desktop server (Terminal server)

I have Windows server 2008 R2 (SP1) installed on my VMware Host to work as RDS server. Sometimes my remote users can see the lagging/delay on RDS server. Can anyone tell me from their experience what ...
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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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IIS Configuration Synchronization for Web Server Farm?

I'm wondering if there is any good/easy way to get the IIS configurations synchronized? I'm going to be setting up a pair of IIS Servers with Network Load Balancing. I can get the data files (html, ...
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Why is it called Windows Server 2008 R2? Why not simply call it Windows Server 2010?

I've searched, but I can't find anything that explains why Microsoft started labelling new versions of Windows Server (and now SQL Server) as R2 releases. If they're new releases, why not simply give ...
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Boot from software RAID 1 on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 system with a single hard drive, and I have a spare hard drive of same size/model that's not being used. I was thinking about dropping in the new drive and setting ...
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Assign DHCP IPs for specific MAC prefixes on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 for my DHCP server. We are about to switch over to a VoIP system and Cisco VoIP phones. I would like to assign a specific range of IPs to these phones which will ...
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Domain computers with no specific user?

We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server which is running our domain. We have around 40 users and around 30 computers. Most of the users have their own dedicated workstation, however around 5 of the ...
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Sending specific traffic through VPN

I am trying to configure a server to automatically copy some files to a remote machine. In order to make the copy work, I need to establish a VPN connection to the remote network. I can use ...
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Using the CTRL - SCROLL LOCK key combination to cause a system dump

We have a Windows 2008 r2 server that we connect to via Remote Desktop Connection. We want to use the "Crash on Ctrl-ScrollLock" key combination as described here (a vendor is asking us to send ...
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Disabling DNS Registration on Server 2008 R2

I want to tell a server 2008 R2 machine to NOT register it's IP addresses in DNS. I go into the Advanced tab on IPv4 and turn off "Register this connection's addresses in DNS" simple! But... the ...
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How can I run Startup Repair on a KVM virtualized Windows Server?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running virtualized in a KVM virtual machine. Recently the virtual machine decided to stop booting, and it offered to Launch Startup Repair. However, upon entering ...
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Total RAM % from perfmon Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to find a good way to get available RAM percentage from perfmon. I can get Available Mbytes but I can't find any way to get the total installed memory on the server or what is in use via ...
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Error Opening HKEY_USERS for [COMPUTER NAME] PsLoggedon

I use windows server 2008R2 I want to see who is currently Logged on a Machine. I used PsLoggedOn \\Machine Name or IP but it gives me the following error: Error Opening HKEY_USERS for [COMPUTER ...
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Unable to restore a backup GPO in Active Directory

I have only recently downloaded the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager and created several "profiles" and exported them as "GPO Backup (folder). No problems there.. Now I have copied the folders ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Datacenter

Is it possible to upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise?
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How to get Faster RDP

We are using Windows 2008 R2 and connecting to it from Windows 7 boxes. The RDP is faster than before but we want to know if there are any other solutions that will make it faster. Due to licensing ...
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windows 2008 R2 IIS 7.5 server stalling while serving web pages

I have an issue where my server doesn't serve up pages on the initial request. I have to F5 (refresh) the page serveral times before the page actually gets served. This issue is on the server itself ...
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NET START command not passing parameters in Windows Server 2008

My application calls a Stored Procedure, through the stored procedure I am calling a Windows Service using the NET START command as follows: SELECT @Cmd = 'Net Start ServiceName /"' + @param1 + '" ...
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Allow anonymous access to SSRS

How could I allow anonymous access to SSRS so that all user can access the reports without asking for a user name and password?
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Microsoft Windows server monitoring tools

I'm more of a developer then an IT guy and I was wondering if there are any existing Microsof tools for monitoring servers and potentially SQL Server. We have access to MSDN so anything created by ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - backup error

I have a serious problem, I need to recover a file from the backup, which is done automatically, but yesterday ended with an error Is there any way that I can recover the file from D drive?
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Can I create a DC without a DNS Server?

So as the title says, I need to promote a standalone Win2008R2 server to a Domain Controller, and I don't a DNS Server (I think), as there will be no clients connected to the domain, it will be only ...
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Local user accounts have disappeared after installing Active Directory and running dcpromo

I'm kinda newbie in this Windows 2008 Server R2 configuration stuff, so I would appreciate any help regards the issue I'm facing. After a Windows 2008 Server R2 clean install I created a couple of ...
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How Can I install a free AntiVirus Scanner on my Windows Server 2008 R2

I know this does not work impromptu. Is there a way of installing a free AV scanner? I would prefer Microsoft Essentials or Antivir.
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Disable CPU Scaling in Windows Server 2008 R2

How do you disable CPU power management scaling in Windows Server 2008 R2? After setting the Control Panel, Power Management plan to performance and then rebooting -- CPUID's Cpu-Z still shows the ...
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Would rebooting the server in a schedule be good idea for performance?

I am wondering if rebooting a server in a schedule would be good idea for performance. Let's say we want to reboot the server at 02:00 AM per 2 nights. The server here is Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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Installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 basically destroyed WMI, how can I fix it without reinstalling the O.S.?

Related, of course, to this question. Before discovering it was somewhat... dangerous, I installed Windows Management Framework 3.0 on a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers, and WMI got ...
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Install .iso file on a remote server without DVD drive access

Is there an easy way to install software located on a .iso file to a remote server which does not provide to me access to the DVD Drive? I have a license for SQL Server 2008 Web Edition through ...
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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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Debian 6.0 AD integration

Despite multiple questions already about this, e.g. Linux on Windows AD Domain I'd like to know how to get Debian 6.0 Squeeze integrated with AD using open source or otherwise free of charge for ...
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Cannot enable network discovery on Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to enable the Network Discovery feature on a newly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 instance. The network connection is in the Home or Work profile (it is not domain joined). These are the ...
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No RDP after Server 2008 R2 SP1 install

I've painted myself into a corner. I've just installed Service Pack 1 on a Windows 2008 R2 server that is hosted in a remote datacentre with no possibility of logging in with a 'real' screen and ...
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Convert local users to AD domain users Windows Server 2008 R2

I created a bunch of local accounts on machines at work before we had AD set up. Now I'd like to consolidate all the local accounts into domain accounts. For instance, I've got user "Fred Jones" on ...
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How to enable TLS 1.1, 1.2 in IIS 7.5

We want to support web browsers utilizing TLS 1.1 and 1.2, which has been apparently implemented by Microsoft, but is turned off by default. So I went searching on Google and discovered some pages ...
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Erratic CPU usage by mscorsvw.exe (.NET Runtime Optimisation Service)

I have a Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server that's just been kinda sitting around for the last three months with very, very low usage (perhaps 1 user for an hour, once a day). All of a sudden, for no ...
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Printers deployed using Group Policy?

I am trying to deploy three printers on our network. I have added the role of Print and Document Services to our Domain Controller and then added the printers. I have right clicked on the printers ...
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Moving roaming profiles to DFS

I'm redirecting appdata, my docs and desktop folders to a server using a GPO based on what facility they're usually at. This brings up a problem for users who bounce between multiple locations. ...
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Errror on connecting to VPN-server by Demand-dial interface (Windows Server 2008 R2)

I have several LAN-interfaces and internet access over VPN (connect to provider VPN-server). I want to setup NAT from local area networks to internet. For this I install on Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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SQL Server setup media does not support the language

I'm getting the following error when i try and install MSSQL 2008 on Windows Server Standard 2008 R2:
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How to get eventlog information in a scheduled task email?

I have a scheduled task that sends a email when something happens on a application. Now I want to send the message details of the event also in the email. How to do that? In Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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wbadmin backup all local drives

I'm trying to find a one-size fits all wbadmin script that I can deploy to a variety of Server 2008 R2 servers. The catch I'm having is that whilst all of the servers have a C:, some have an E:, some ...
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Should I install Windows Management Framework 3.0?

I'm posting this as a BIG CAVEAT to everyone. I know it's not a standard Q&A, but I think this is something every Windows admin should know. There is a very real risk of falling into Big ...
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Windows 2008 R2 CA and auto-enrollment: how to get rid of >100,000 issued certificates?

The basic problem I'm having is that I have >100,000 useless machine certificates cluttering up my CA, and I'd like to delete them, without deleting all certs, or time jumping the server ahead, and ...
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Anonymous access to SMB share hosted on Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

First off, I have read through this post and a whole slew of non-SF posts which seem to address the same or a similar problem, however I was still unable to fix my problem. I've got three machines in ...