Windows Server 2008 is a Microsoft server operating system released in February 2008. It is the successor to Windows Server 2003 and is based on the Windows Vista codebase. It was succeeded by Windows Server 2008 R2. This tag should only be used for questions related to Windows Server 2008. If ...

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“The zone can be scavenged after” keeps incrementing

What are you trying to do? I'm trying to enable DNS scavenging on a DNS zone that has about a hundred stale DNS records. What have you tried in order to make it happen? I setup DNS Scavenging per ...
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Server 2008 R2 How to Change Windows 7 Basic Theme Color

We're deploying thin clients connecting to a terminal server farm. The computers have high visibility to the public and I would like them to at least look presentable and not like something out of ...
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Windows Task Scheduler cannot access EFS encrypted folder despite running as a user with access

I have a batch file set to run via Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2. The batch file is being used to rotate and compress MySQL logs, and the folder containing these logs is encrypted using ...
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AD custom attribute of type numerical string crashes MMC when updated

I am using windows server 2008. I have a domain with one domain controller (this is a dev environment). I edited the AD schema and created a custom attribute called TestAttribute2 (the LDAP name is ...
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Unable to bind OSX 10.9 to Active Directory 2008

I am struggling to bind OSX 10.9 to a 2008 r2 Active Directory. I can join the domain fine when I boot into Windows from the same machine. From OSX I can find the domain controller successfully and ...
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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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Analyzing BSOD dump file from Windows 2008 R2 SP1

I have a problem with a virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 server running withing VMWare. The server is running Citrix and also has Symantec Endpoint protection installed. It randomly crashes and goes ...
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Corrupt General Tab in Event Viewer

Whenever ASP.NET reports a dangerous query string value to the Application log and the request contains a certain combination of characters; the event viewer will not show the error information and ...
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Glassfish connection pool don't work after restart server

I have a connection pool in Glassfish 3.1 to connect to SqlServer 2008 Express, this pool works fine, but when Glassfish is restarted, the connection pool can't ping and stops working. To work again, ...
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Jenkins slave fails handshaking on windows

I have a win2k8 machine used as our CI master server (Jenkins) I have various other servers running as slaves The master is listening for slave connections on port 2000 SlaveA - can connect to ...
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What is the Task Scheduler syntax for returning the “ComponentStatus” contents in a Windows Server Backup Event

I have created a Task Scheduler event that emails me on EventID 14 in the Microsoft-Windows-Backup event log (note this is a new , style (Vista and up) log. I exported this and after some grubbing ...
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Tidy up old Windows Server Backup snapshots

I'm running wbadmin from a scheduled job, backing up my C: and D: drives to my E: and (I believe!) including the system state: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c:,d: -allCritical ...
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Need help using SCHTASKS on Windows Server 2008/2012

I'm executing the following command : schtasks /create /tn "test" /ru system /SC onevent /TR "test" /F /RL HIGHEST /MO "*[System[Provider[@Name='SupportAssistService'] and EventID=900]]" /EC ...
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Server 2008 Folder redirection, deleted files still being copied by offline files

I have setup a new Server 2008R2 DC to run a new domain. I have also setup folder redirection for client machines Desktop and Documents. Its all working okay, except I added a Win 8.1 client to the ...
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DNS Boot Method throuth dnscmd

Through the command line on Windows Server 2008 R2, dnscmd SERVER /Config BootMethod … the source from which the DNS server gets its configuration information (is determined) [→ ...
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Windows Server 2008 DNS Server Down

On a Windows Server 2008 machine while trying to start the DNS Management window DNSMGMT.MSC fails with the error: "The server <Server Name> could not be contacted." “Access is denied. Would ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 scheduled backup to NAS breaks on 3 of 4 identical servers

I have 4 identical Windows server 2008R2 installs, all uptodate. Initially I had 4 scheduled backups to a Windows share on a NAS, running nightly, all work OK. Then 2 of the backups would not ...
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DVR monitoring through Terminal Server

I'm trying to view my CCTV cameras through a terminal server session using windows server 2008 R2 inside my network. I'm using the Graphical Interface Software of the DVR. The problem is that when I ...
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DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client

DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client BACKGROUND: I'm in the process of adding PXE services to an existing SCCM 2007 server. The SCCM server is separate from the DHCP server (Server 2008 x86) and ...
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Configure Web Deploy Publishing - Unable to grant user

I have an IIS7 Web Site configured with a physical path pointing to a UNC Share. This works fine. However, when trying to configure Web Deploy for this site (Right Click on site -> Deploy -> Configure ...
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How to manage stored credentials (Windows Vault) for another user than you, e.g. SYSTEM?

When I go to Credential Manager in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, it lets me edit the cached credentials for my account. Is it possible to edit someone else's stored credentials on the same ...
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Mirrored local accounts to connect to database on different server and domain

My database client and database server are on different machines and are not connected to the same domain (this is not supported with my web host). I'm not keen to send username/password details via a ...
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Forced Print Server Defaults Without Restriction

Here's our scenario. Windows 2k8 print server hosting a large Ricoh multi-function color laser printer for everyone in the office to use. Printers are NOT deployed with Group Policy. Management ...
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Shrinking a volume and extending another in dynamic disk

I have a test environment where I converted a disk to dynamic, shrunk a volume, and then expanded another all on the same disk. The result is that disk management in Windows Server 2008 R2 shows two ...
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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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How to “seed” a DFS replication that is already on-going

There are many tutorials online that explain how to pre-seed a brand new replication set-up. But is there a proper way to "speed up" an existing replication without taking it down? We have an ...
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Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
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Windows DNS - redirect all external requests for same ip

I'm trying to setup a Windows 2008 DNS Server to redirect all requests for the same IP. For example, if I enter in ANY domain (.com / .net / .org / .us / .uk / ...) I want to redirect the request for ...
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What is a valid destination log for Windows event forwarding

I'm running into an issue when trying to use a custom log journal for storing forwarded events (via subscription) on a Windows 2008 R2 server, the custom log being described as not being a "valid ...
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DNS Scavenging not deleting stale DNS record

I have set the following DNS Setting for Scavenging so that stale record must be automatically deleted, still it is not working ( Please see the print-screen ) 24 hrs has been passed still Stale ...
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Tomcat/CF10/IIS7.5 Connector Tuning Help (503 Errors)

Problem: After a undetermined amount of time, all websites running in an application pool return 503 errors as IIS has stopped pool due to Rapid Failures from the pool. Increasing the number of ...
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Migrating Local Users from Server 2003 x86 to Server 2008 x64

I'll try to spare the sob story, but we have an FTP server we are trying to migrate from Server 2003 x86 to Server 2008 x64. This server has hundreds of FTP users, users that ONLY log on via FTP. ...
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Simple SVN post-commit hook for Jenkins on Windows Server 2008

I have VisualSVN Server holding several repos with PHP applications on Windows Server 2008 machine. I need to figure out how to deploy PHP scripts to production machines (2 Windows servers + 1 ...
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Server 2008R2- how to limit the time it takes the server from trying map a drive that is no longer available

when we try logging locally to the server, the server hang for hours because one of the network drive is not available.
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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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superceded patch - would the old one still show?

Example - if you have a Windows security patch that was released earlier in the year and you installed it. Then, if another security patch came out to SUPERCEDE that original one...would the ...
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Windows Server 2008 Alerting to Low memory

I have a file and print server running on Windows 2008 R2 fully patched in a VSphere environment (ESXi 5.1 fully updated). Every evening between 19:20 and 19:30 our monitoring software reported that ...
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CSC folder data access AND roaming profiles issues (Vista with Server 2003, then 2008)

I'm a junior sysadmin for an IT contractor that helps small, local government agencies, like little towns and the like. One of our clients, a public library with ~ 50 staff users, was recently ...
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How to use JMAP with Tomcat when Tomcat is running as a service?

I want to grab some memory snapshots of a Tomcat instance in production. This is on a Windows 2008 server. I can run JMAP against Tomcat when I start it with startup.bat but the client is using ...
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Adding a 2008 server to a 2003 Domain with DNS devolution?

I'm running into a problem adding a 2008 server to our existing 2003 domain, and as I am not a Windows admin, I'm not getting the problem here. Some reading around on Technet seems to indicate that ...
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Win 2008/FTP/Filezilla - Intermittent critical transfer errors

I work from home, off-grid, with a somewhat shaky satellite connection. There's a good chance that when uploading web files, it will hiccup, and the upload starts over. Until recently, our company ...
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Cannot browse HTTP to a load balanced VIP from w2k8 boxes, but can get to it from w2k3

I have a strange problem and am looking for suggestions. The environment: several VLANs on the same switch, that all talk to each other via the ASA using hairpin routing: VLAN 500 - Windows 2003 ...
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Port server moxi on node X exited with status Y on Couchbase 1.8.1

I'm getting this error on live servers Win Server 2003 32 bit & 2008 64 bit. Port server moxi on node 'ns_1@192.168.243.12' exited with status 3. Restarting. Messages: 2012-09-10 17:13:21: ...
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Under CITRIX, why would a user get the message “your smart card is blocked”, when it really isn't?

I have a XenApp 5 farm, running under Win2k8 server. Sometimes a user's session will "hang", and when they attempt to connect to CITRIX after that, they'll see the standard authentication error "your ...
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Giving Select Windows Domain Users Symbolic Link Privilege

I would like to setup select users on our domain to have the ability to create symbolic links on local NTFS drives and network shares without needing to run as Administrator, as part of an application ...
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Setting PHP remote write permissions in IIS7

I have two windows server 2008 servers. One is a web server one is a file server. A php script runs on the web server and is supposed to write to the other server. I am getting a permissions error. I ...
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Network Topology Discovery – Windows 7 Via GPO

I wish to enable Network Discovery on my network (For various reasons) I need to apply this via GPO due to the nature of our setup. This is on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain with Windows 7/XP Clients. I ...
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Importing performance monitor settings from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008?

On Windows Server 2003, I have some performance counters set up in Performance Monitor (perfmon). I would like to use these same counters on some new Windows Server 2008 servers. How do I import these ...
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php-cgi.exe and/or php5.dll crashing - PHP 5.2.17, Win2k8 & IIS7

A specific part of my PHP script crashes randomly and I'm not sure why. The only difference on this page and the rest of the pages, is that I'm doing a PDO SQLSRV call. But 80% of the time there are ...
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VPN client has severe intermittent connectivity issue with Windows 2008 RRAS server, but NOT with the other remote servers

I have a Windows 2008 server setup in the cloud as a RRAS running VPN access and NAT. It is joined to a domain controller also running in the cloud. A Windows 7 VPN client connects using SSTP to the ...