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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Could a Microsoft security update make major changes to the IIS configuration like this?

I've recently noticed a number of significant changes to my IIS configuration, some of which have major implications. I've dug through the daily backups and found that the change coincides with the ...
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“Unable to open the Server service performance object.”

I have a group of servers which all show these symptoms. Every 2-7 days twice in a row, the following error shows up in the Application event log: Unable to open the Server service performance ...
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Server 2008 R2 WMI problems

I get error "1065" from Group Policy when trying to run GPUpdate, and Group Policy is specifying that it cannot process the WMI query. I can successfully run some queries manually, but WMIDiag ...
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Use mandatory profiles on the RD Session Host server

I want to configure my Windows Server 2008 servers like this. A user logs on, they load a profile that has been configured for that server and no changes can be made to the profile. I want to do ...
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Check that a given user has a given priviledge

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user have 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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svchost.exe -k netsvcs occupying >1GB memory

I have noticed my production server "svchost.exe -k netsvcs" is occupying >1GB ram memory, steadily, which I think is a bit excessive. This is what tasklist /svc will give me for this process: ...
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Windows Server wbadmin recover with commas

I want to do a recovery of files with commas in their names from the command line, ala: wbadmin start recovery -version:10/01/2013-12:00 -itemType:File -overwite:Overwrite -quiet ...
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server 2008 r2 - wbadmin systemstatebackup - system writer not found in the backup

I am trying to manually run a systemstatebackup command on my server 2008 r2 box and I am getting an error code '2155347997' when I view the backup event log details. The command line tells me that I ...
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Firewall “Connection Security” when there is no trust and NATing between the two computers

First a little explanation of my network topology. I have a internal domain, and edge network domain. There is no trust between the two domains (and IT will not allow a one way trust to be set up ...
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Disable history for only one task in the Task Scheduler Library?

I have selected the Enable All Tasks History option in the Task Scheduler Library of Windows Server 2008 R2. For most tasks, I’d like to have the history kept but I’m wondering if it’s possible to ...
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2008 R2 RDS Client Printers Disappearing?

So my issue is something I can find nothing on and is very hard to track down. I am working with Microsoft and Citrix support but am getting nowhere and my client is becoming frustrated on the lack ...
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Windows Search service, mixed clients - what to choose?

I have been given the task to implement the traditional Windows 2008 R2 Search services on an existing Win2008 R2 file server. Sure, no problem I was thinking, just add the role service and then it ...
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Can't Access Computer Configuration > Preferences or user configuration > Preferences

After creating a new GPO in Windows Server 2008R2 Right click Edit on the newly created GPO Group policy Management Editor opens Clicking on Preferences shows this popup error After Clicking ok ...
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Trim Azure VHD size in Windows 2008

I have an azure virtual machine and due to a broken backup script, it has previously used the entire 127GB of space. My virtual machine is now only using 20GB however I'm still being charged for the ...
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doing ODBC System DSN's from Active Directory

2008R2 Active Directory, workstations are Win7 Ent, Office/Excel 2013, Oracle 11.2. Excel fetches data from Oracle using System DSN's. Where can I put ODBC System DSN's in Active Directory? Do I ...
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How can one automatically logon to multiple user accounts in Windows 2008 R2

We are running a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. Currently, we have local admin accounts created, one for each client that runs our software (SiteA, SiteB, etc). We need these user accounts to auto ...
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In the Local Security Policy, how do you avoid putting “IIS APPPOOL\” before “DefaultAppPool”?

Doesn't seem to be a whole lot on the Internet about this. I was tweaking the Local Security Policy of one of our test servers (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1), when I got this error. ...
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SecErr: DSID-031A1190, 4003 (INSUFF_ACCESS_RIGHTS), data 0

I am trying to change the password of the currently logged in user via ldifde using this command: ldifde -i -f pwd.ldif -t 636 My AD server is running in SSL mode with a self signed certificate. The ...
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Does the Windows Certification Authority support CMC Requests with CRMF Request Body?

I have a program that generates CMC certificate requests with a CRMF Request Body. When I submit this request to a certification authority running on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise it always fails ...
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Why does Subversion take longer to update on one machine?

On one of our servers (2008 R2), any SVN operations take a minimum of 30 seconds. The repository uses HTTPS for the protocol and FSFS for the type. If I update a specific file on my workstation, the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 server loses connection to Active Directory

One of our many 2008R2 servers constantly loses connection to the domain, meaning that users cannot login to shares etc on the server, and it basically becomes useless. The event sometimes generated ...
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Cannot access a shared folder on windows server 2012 R2 from a 2008 R2 machine

I have setup a simple shared folder on my windows 2012 R2 machine (Azure). It's not on a domain but I can connect to it from both windows 8 and another server 2012 machine without any problems. When ...
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PST Capture 2.0 won't install

I am preparing our organisation to migrate from an ISP hosted e-mail account to MS Exchange Online hosting. We need to migrate existing mail into the new accounts before doing the final switch over. ...
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SChannel “cannot find certificate in either LocalMachine or CurrentUser store”

We have an in-house application that requires the use of client SSL certificates to authenticate with a remote server (not under our control). This has worked without problems before but on deploying ...
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getting message open file security warning on remoteapp

I have an app published on Windows 2008R2 remoteapp. I am getting this message: This is how I have the setup of the drive: Local rdp machine is called rdpvm. //rdpvm/shared/company1 = i: ...
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Access to message queuing system is denied MSMQ?

My problem is a little confusing. I have 2 servers (Windows Server 2008 R2) with MSMQ installed and I want to use Server B to consume a MessageQueue on Server A. When I try to Receive it always ...
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Distributed Transaction failure with Windows Server 2008

I'm having a problem with a new server setup. Distributed Transactions started by the application server to the new server are failing, but they work fine with an existing database server. I need ...
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Access Denied error when running xcopy in jenkins on windows 2008 r2

I have installed Jenkins on a Windows Server 2008 R2 and in the build script i use xcopy to copy the generated war file to a specific folder The problem I am having is that every so often the build ...
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SSLv2 required on TLS-only site?

This problem has been driving me crazy for a very long time. We have three web servers, serving East, West and Central offices. We built the Central server first, imaged it, and copied the image to ...
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CUDA 5.0 does not see the Tesla C2050

I have upgraded our development machine which is equipped with two Tesla C1060 cards and one Tesla C2050 card to CUDA 5.0. The machine runs Windows Server 2008R2 (x64). All three cards are visible in ...
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Delegate rights to AD security group to Add UNIX Attributes

We have several Linux servers that are AD integrated, all our DC's are Server 2008R2 running at 2003 DFL and FFL with MSSFU installed. I wish to delegate the population of the UNIX Attributes tab to ...
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mysqld never gets to “ready for connections”

A fresh install of MySQL on a 1and1 Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual server cannot start. The log gives: 130304 16:09:59 [Note] Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled. 130304 16:09:59 InnoDB: Initializing ...
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Unable to request new certificate: access denied. (2008 R2)

When trying to request a new certificate for DomainControllerAuthentication from our DC designated as the CA, we keep receiving an access denied error. The following events are generated in the event ...
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Domain Trust with Selective Permissions - Object permission Allowed to Authentiicate applied by OU?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738653(v=ws.10).aspx Referencing the page above: My goal is to have all computers in the domain allow authentication from the object I am adding. In ...
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iSCSI issue; “the media is write protected”

i've got some serious issues with w2k8 r2 standard and iSCSI controller. i'm running dell server, connected via ethernet to synergy NAS, which is handling LUN via iSCSI. i'm using ms iSCSI initiator ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 all administrators lost privileges

Over the weekend, all the administrators of one of my servers lost their privileges. Nobody can do administrative tasks on the server, such as use Server Manager. Only the service account is still ...
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Wireshark (WinPCap) does not see Intel X520-DA2 10 GbE NIC teaming intermittently

I am running a team of two 10 GigE ports on Intel X520-DA2 network card. They work well in tandem and achieve the desired throughput. However, I see an intermittent issue whereby WireShark and my ...
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Windows Web Farm Framework Memory Allocation Issue

We have a web farm running two servers (W2K8 R2). Let's name them web01 and web02. Web01 has no problem, but web02 has a strange memory allocation problem with the WebFarmAgentService. For unknown ...
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WBAdmin SystemState Problems

I recently installed DHCP on my 2008R2 Server and now Backup Exec and WBAdmin/WSB is having System State issues. Essentially, after some research, I came across a handy tool called VSHADOW which has ...
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Win 2008 web server starts timing out when making web service calls

Our .NET web app makes web service calls to Amazon S3 and to a partner system. Out of nowhere, we've had two recent episodes where our web server starts to intermittently timeout on these calls. ...
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How do I print, identified as an AD user, from an Ubuntu client to a Windows print server?

I know my question may be confusing, so I'll clarify. I'm an admin at a school and am setting up the labs to use Ubuntu (12.04). Users already can authenticate against Active Directory (currently ...
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Windows Restore fails with “The Volume ID could not be found” error, what to do?

On my server with 3 disks, one disk died and I'm trying to do a restore. The server looked like this: [DISK1] | C:, main system drive <-- this one died [DISK2] | D:, data disk [DISK3] | ...
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Windows Application Experience Service

On a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server, the event log is reporting event id 7036 "The Application Experience service entered the stopped state" and then later that it has started. This occurs ...
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Volume manager of Windows Server 2008 R2 does not show all iSCSI volumes

we set up a backup server (Win2k8 r2) for our VMware infrastructure which uses an iSCSI SAN for storage. The backup server has to be connected to the SAN for Veeam to be able to backup virtual ...
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Macs to work on 802.1X wired network

We are in the process on 802.1X for all our wired clients. We are using NPS on Server 2008R2 as our Radius server. All our windows clients authenticate using just a computer certificate issued by our ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 mirroring failing

I have two Windows 2008 R2 (Amazon EC2) instances running SQL Server 2008 R2. I use 9TB striped disks (9x1TB EBS volumes) for storage. One server is running as principal and second one as mirror. Both ...
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Why are the results of a chkdsk scan on drive C: not showing in the event viewer, but chkdsk results for N: are?

On a Server 2008 R2 member server I schedule chkdsk to check drives C: and N:. Only the results for the N: drive are seen in event viewer. In previous Windows Servers, chkdsk results for drive C: ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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What are anonymous logons in Windows Event log?

I'm playing with a new Win2008 R2 server installed and hosted online with a direct connection to the web (i.e. no separate firewall in front of it). The server is supposedly locked down with just ...
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Problems enabling BITS uploads on Server 2008R2 (eTrust maybe?)

I've been trying to enable BITS uploads in IIS on Server 2008 r2 and I'm getting this as an error messsage: "An error occurred while enabling BITS uploads. Please check the event log for more details ...