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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Changing file permissions and adding owner from CMD

I am unable to change permissions of certain files in a directory even though I have logged into a server using an Administrator account. Is there a way to force the permissions of these files via ...
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Force VPN clients to use the on-site DNS

We currently use RAS on a server 2008 for VPN access to our network. The problem is that the hosts connected to the network through that VPN can't resolve onsite names. Ex: $remoteuser on ...
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AD - transfer operation master

Our environment has two domains under the same forest, and two way trust been setup between these two domain (sorry, i'm not very savvy about AD, might be using wrong terminology. I try to be as ...
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Joining a window domain - DNS resolve

My computer is joined to a Window domain named "acme.local". However when I login into the computer, I only specify acme\username --> notice ".local" is not specified and not ...
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Web platform installer and aws ec2 windows server 2012

I just launched a new ec2 on amazon aws with windows server 2012, i tried to install php 5.5, which require some drivers and PHP Manager for IIS, using the Web Platform Installer from Microsoft, it ...
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One KB number with multiple entries in Installed Update (Win2008)

I am not an experienced Windows Server admin. Please forgive me if it is a noob question. Recently we patched our windows servers with SharePoint installed. We have two separated environment (dev and ...
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An error occurred during the pre-login handshake. The local security authority cannot be contacted

I am having trouble to connect to SQL Server. The SQL Server, version Express 2008 R2, was running normally until one night that server needed to restart to make some system updates (The machine runs ...
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Application logs in windows 2008 is showing empty

Application logs in windows 2008 is showing zero event. Issue is re-occurring, all others logs are showing events but application logs in eventvwr is showing empty. Tried to access application logs ...
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NTLM authentication not working following server reboot

I have IIS 6.1 on Windows Server 2008 SP1. There is one web application which has only Windows Authentication enabled. This has just one provider: NTLM. When I works, it works fine - until the server ...
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Replacing failed RAID 1 drive on Windows Server 2008 - new drive not bootable

I'm trying to replace a failed RAID 1 drive in Win Server 2008 R2 Foundation and am running into difficulty. See the image from Disk Management: Disk 0 is the good drive from the original RAID ...
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what happens if I empty entry AlternateComputerNames from dns cache registry?

I have changed the domain controller name from mail.example.com to dc1.example.com on a windows server (ip: 172.16.0.4). Then, I authorized the new domain controller. After that, I setup a separate ...
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Access Domain through Browser Works but Ping to the same Domain Fails

I want to know something I can access a domain through browser and is working. But when i tried a ping on that domain Request Time Out happens always I thought i might have lost the internet ...
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Wevtutil equivalent for powershell script to get event logs

I have made a powershell script which is as below but since I won't be able to save it in .evtx format. I want the wevtutil equivalent(using wevtutil epl) for the same.Please help! ...
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can't Map Network Drive on Windows 7 desktop to Azure VM Windows server 2012 drive C

On Azure VM I set C: properties to share C for my account (username and pw on both my Windows 7 desktop and my Azure Windows VM). Then, on Windows 7 desktop I do Map Network Driver setting Folder: to ...
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PHP Mail Solution for Use On Windows Server

We have been using "fake" sendmail for our PHP based application when it runs on Windows. It's no longer supported and could use some feedback on what to use as an alternative. This is for an intranet ...
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how to set directory permissions of windows server 2012 so Visual Basic 2015 windows app ‘kill’ doesn’t get file permission error

I have a Visual-Basic windows app that reads incoming SMTP email files from C:\inetpub\mailroot\Drop\ and then moves them renamed to C:\primary\ I’ve set Windows file permissions of both directories ...
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Repeating loss of session variables occurring with web application after moving to new server

I have an old web application which formerly ran on a windows 2003 server. When I moved it to a new Windows 2008 server, I started receiving an error that I never had before. The app uses a windows ...
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Windows Task Scheduler condition not working

I have a service i want to start when windows user logs in. I set a condition to start only if network connection is available, but i'm on AWS EC2 so the connection name keeps changing. I also tried ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 Schannel error 36887 fatal alert 46

I have a webserver that is secured using an SSL cert from godaddy. The certificate seems to be working fine for about 30 clients, but one client cannot connect and I cannot for the life of me figure ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Task Scheduler Powershell issue

I am trying to schedule a task which runs a powershell script. This script copy several files from one server to the one which the script is running. If i run the script with an elevated powershell ...
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Not Updating Group Policy Changes

I have been working on updating my companies group policies and I have run into a problem with the user policy not applying correctly. Previously the old policy had a folder redirect for the desktop ...
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How to check which domains and groups I belong to?

This is pertaining to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but probably may apply to other versions. Question 1: How to find out preferably from CLI all the domains a user belongs to (it is probably ...
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Windows\Temp large amounts of cab_XXXX files

Couple of servers that have been rebuilt recently are hitting warnings on C:\ drive usage. Looking at the disk there are GBs of data in Windows\Temp being used up by cab_XXXX_X (e.g. cab_5328_2). ...
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Devices and printers wrong icon and missing printer details from group policy

Situation In our environment we have a windows 2008 server with a group policy to deploy printers to Windows 7 and Windows 10 client computers. Problem Everything is working fine except that on the ...
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Bind Windows computer name to a specific IP

Setup On a Windows Server 2008, I have a NIC with 5 IP's associated. Four of the five IP's are listed in a DNS, the last one is for administration purpose only. An application bind to each IP on port ...
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Error after restore DC

Yesterday , 1 DC in small brach can't boot in Windows . I tried many methods but still can't boot . So i decided restore partition C from 1 week ago-backup version.I restored system state ( not full) ...
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Add Startup and shutdown scripts to Local Group Policy using Powershell

I am trying to automate adding startup and shutdown scripts to Local Group Policy (gpedit.msc). One solution is to write to registry directly as pointed out in ...
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Not all printers are deployed on the client using Group Policy

Situation in our environment we are using the following servers to deploy printers in our domain forest: Windows Small Business Server 2008: contains the group policy to deploy the printers Windows ...
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Removed cluster disk that wouldn't come online, now it wants to be formatted. Can I recover the data?

I inherited a failover cluster hosting several VMs and some storage volumes. It uses a fibre-channel SAN for storage. I updated firmware on the SAN controllers recently and when it came back up one of ...
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Renew ssl for multiple cas server

Having 2 database servers and 2 cas servers.How to generate and renew ssl certificate on cas servers the domain name is same ex:cas.domain.com. I have applied the certificate on one but the same ...
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Hyper-V VM moving went wrong

I had a little project to move our DHCP server from an old host to a new one. It looked dead simple.. but after I moved it manually ( copying vhd to new host and then configuring VM there) the Guest ...
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Add user from domain without adding to domain

I understand the following doesn't seem to make much sense, but I have a specialized piece of software that requires me to do this to properly interact with a machine. I have a windows 2008 server. ...
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How to send answer packets to initial NIC in Windows 2008?

There are two hosts. Both has two NICs. [host1] -- lan -- [host2] | | internet internet host1 - Win Server 2008 host2 - Linux Debian How to route tcp connections to ...
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How to mask a website URL transparently redirecting in Windows Server DNS

I am trying to setup a SharePoint intranet site in Office 365. Our DNS provider doesn't support masked redirects like GoDaddy does. Masked redirects maintain the original requested domain in the ...
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Cannot access network share from only one PC

It's a strange problem. I'm very confused. In my Test Lab, I have configured NetApp virtual storage appliance and configured shares. This NetApp appliance is connected to domain and any domain user ...
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Global Address List Not Updating in Outlook 2010

I'm having an issue with Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010. Essentially, the issue is the GAL is not updating in Outlook. Every other address list updates (i.e. All Users, All Rooms, etc). This ...
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Determining system configuration after rebuilding a Windows server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 SP1 server that recently crashed and had to have Windows reinstalled. As part of this, Windows kindly created a Windows.Old directory with all of the previous configuration's ...
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Can you restore Windows from a file system backup?

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that needs to be rebuilt. I don't have a Windows Backup (a system restore point) to do this from, but I do have older copies of all of the files on the C:\ ...
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Log username of who restarts a service

I'm looking for a simple way to log the username of someone that restarts a service on a server. This was possible in 2003, but I do not see a possibility in 2008 and 2012.
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Activate Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit under Win2012 R2

My host system is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (OEM). I installed a guest os (Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32bit, downloaded from Microsoft) using Hyper-V. The problem is I could not activate ...
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Modifying bulk user account attributes in AD

We created around 1,000 users but the first name, last name, display name, and logon name are all in uppercase. Now we are having a hard time changing all of these manually. Is there a way to we can ...
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Windows Server Clear on Logout Policy

I was wondering is it possible to create a policy on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 that will clear everything (all files from desktop, documents, etc) once the user has logged out of the system? It ...
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Network path not found while joining client to domain

I am using Windows server 2008r2 and it has AD, DHCP and DNS. When I tried to join clients to our domain, it worked well for almost 5 years. But on monday it refused to join. The error message was ...
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Excessive Windows Security Event Logs

I'm working on modifying our current Windows log setup and have ran across an issue I can't quite seem to find the answer to. We currently have nxlog configured on each DC to send windows event IDs ...
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Giving users of an OU permission to enable and disable users of their own OU

I want users of an OU to have access to enable and disable user accounts in their own OU. I believe in order to do this I need to grant the Read and Write userAccountControl property to the SELF ...
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Blocking network scanners

There is a network consisting of 50 staffs. Some staffs perform network scanning through Network Scan programs. Can I block Network Scan programs in my server so that users could not use? Server is ...
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Upgrade Windows 2008 r2 OEM to Windows 2012r2 Action Pack

We have the following scenario. old production server with software + configuration which we wish to retire to a testing box but keeping all the current settings etc / app installs. Windows Action ...
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VPN stop working - can't reach local resources

Masters, I have no more hair on my head, so please help to fix... Topology: - Standalon Windows 2008R2 Server with RRAS - dhcp relay agent - SBS2011 Many years this works fine. Few day ago ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Memory Dump [closed]

Today we have got memory dump error on our windows server 2008 R2. As per Blue Screen Viewer its "UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP" with BugCheck Code "0x0000007f". But i am not sure what does its ...
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Server 2008 32 bit Standard RDP issue

Am not able to take the RDP from my server. when try to telnet the port : 3389, Network connection refused error am getting. then check netstat -a the ports which are all listing the 3389? there is ...