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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Create a reset password disk on Windows 2008 server foundation as domain controller

I have a Windows 2008 server foundation running as a PDC. I would like to create the "traditional" reset password disk just in case I forget it. I looked a lot and all links mentions such option under ...
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ColdFusion Server slow connection to dedicated database server?

We had our database and web server on the same box. For performance reasons, we are now off loading the database to a dedicated server. When updating the CFDSNs to the new server, the verification ...
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Response time slows as the day goes on, where to start troubleshooting?

My IT people just shrug their shoulders when I bring this up, so I am turning to SE for some help. I think this image shows it best. Quite simply, as the day goes on response time gets worse and ...
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What is causing WMI to delete registry keys

on one of our servers registry keys keep disappearing. These keys contain certificate keys for our sophos av management console and parts of the enterprise console stop working after each reboot (the ...
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dropped security events on PDC

Running a Windows 2008R2 Active Directory environment geographically dispersed over WAN links. Have used group policy to apply increased verbose security logging on domain controllers. Using ...
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Audit policy being overwritten by “something”

I'm installing vendor software which requires account auditing to be enabled on our DCs. The problem is Audit Policy is not being pushed. Checking secpol.msc shows Windows Settings->Security ...
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EnableLinkedConnections for standard users

I've been having some difficulties with seeing local network maps using logon scripts on Server 2008 R2. For the sake of this conversation, I have two users, one is the domain administrator account ...
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Domain Controller loses major functionality randomly

I have a weird scenario going on, 2 domain controllers at 2 different sites that communicate over a BOVPN. At random the main server (named SERVER) will no longer be able to resolve DNS and even ...
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DFS namespace and replication

i have 2 server.(windows server 2008r2) in server1:domain=test.com,i install DFS namespace,namespace it is tv and target sony(\\tv\sony).(folder sony is shered). in server2:domain=test.com,i install ...
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IIS listening 127.0.0.1 instead 0.0.0.0

I configure binding on my IIS 7 server like: ip address: All Unassigned port: 8080 but in netstat -aon command see only 127.0.0.1:8080 instead 0.0.0.0:8080(which I would like) (0.0.0.0:8080 is ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Certificate Services will not start Error Code 0x80090011 (-2146893807)

For no apparent reason that I can find our server 2008 r2 server, which is our ca service has stopped. I have tried to restart it, but when I do, it says object not found. When I check the event ...
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Delete cached copies of roaming profiles older than x days?

Several of our workstations are shared between multiple (30+) users. Every time one of them logs off, a cached copy of their user profile remains on the computer's hard disk. This is convenient and ...
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Why network drive is not accesible after reboot?

I have set a network drive on a Windows 2008 that is used by a scheduled task to read some files. After Windows update, server is rebooted and network drive becomes inaccesible for the task. What ...
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AD user only needs OWA access and we want to block everything else on the network

We have two domains. corp and sales. We are removing the SALES domain and moving all users to the corp domain. The only thing that the SALES domain did was allow remote sales people to access ...
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Forward DNS Record to an IP:Port [duplicate]

I have a server, let's say IP address of: 4.2.2.2. on 4.2.2.2:5000, I have a website called Gamers. I got a free domain at Gamers.tk. on 4.2.2.2:6000, I have a website called Sports. Domain ...
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Windows 2008 Radius Client

I'm trying to search for a way to have Windows 2008 as a Radius client to authenticate itself with the corporate Radius server. AD is currently out of the picture, and my superiors want me to look ...
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Cannot change password policy

I am logged in as the administrator in my Windows Server 2008 computer which is a domain controller. The password policies in local security policy are grey and I cannot change them. Do I have to ...
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BitLocker Already Configured Issue

System Configuration: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Disk Configuration: RAID1 We have a newly built system that is joined to a domain and has the proper GPOs for BitLocker already setup. We ...
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Not able to RDP with any other users

I have a strange problem in my Active Directory using Windows Server 2008 R1. Only one of my users is able to make use of remote desktop functionality from the 50 users I have in my domain. The rest ...
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Windows Diskpart: How to select disk based on LUN ID

I have multiple LUNs attached to my Windows 2008 server from a SAN storage controller. Each LUN has a unique ID. However, it has no correlation to the disk number in the Windows. For example in the ...
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Show logon process on windows 8

I'm experimenting with server admin on windows 2008 since I started a new tech job and want to learn things. I'm using a windows 8.1 pro client computer. The question is, is there any way to show the ...
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Windows 2008 Domain users can't logon even though Default Group Policy allows local logon

I've installed Windows 2008 Server Standard R2 and installed AD/DNS Server. After that, I'm not able to logon a local user which I've created. "You cannot log on because the logon method you are ...
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How do you repair Exchange 2007 after dirty service shutdown due to backpressure?

The server I'm managing was hit by spam (I think targeted) through an Anonymous relay that was setup and has since been disabled. The server has 12GB of RAM and there was about 238,000+ of spam ...
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How to Change HTTP Port in Win Server 2008

I have installed Websphere application server which is using port 80 on my system. I also neeeded SMTP , so installed IIS on WIN2008 Server . But getting following error: The World Wide Web ...
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Combine 2 networks with one Windows Server 2008 R2

I have 2 NIC on my Windows Server 2008 machine. One Card connected with clients via router and is leasing IPs to clients. The second card is connected with switch provided by ISP. Now Server machine ...
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Apache 2.2 stop take 30 second on window server 2008

I have installed apache2.2 on window server 2008, it is working fine. when i try to stop it , it takes round about 30 second, it is very painful for me as it is production server. i am using loading ...
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Will changing the date or time on windows server 2008 break any websites or anything else?

Sorry if this is a newb question, but I was told by someone about a month ago that if I change the date and/or time on one of our servers it could break our websites or something. I can't fully ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Windows Task Scheduler executing old triggers even after recreating the task

I had this task working perfectly until I changed the schedule. After I changed the scheduled time 5 minutes earlier, I noticed that in the history, it still triggers the old schedule. I tried ...
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raid5 failure on Intel MFSYS25, can't reinstall one server [duplicate]

I'm not a network admin. I am the go between from our contracted IT guy and the bosses because I have I little bit more computer knowledge compared to all other employees. I'll try to be as specific ...
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Windows server 2008 r2 rdp causes lags

I'm running a server with Windows 2008 r2 OS. The server is used as a Web server. I'm logging to the server remotely using rdp. I've noticed that when I have Internet connection problems, and I'm ...
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Time delay on server 2008 r2

Hi I having a dedicated server hosted on Godaddy.com with windows Server 2008 R2 Time is running delayed 1 hour on server , I have change the time many times but its dealy one hour again.Pls help to ...
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Allowing IUSR to access a page anonymously windows server 2000

I am migrating a web app from a windows 2000 server to a windows 2008 server. In several places, the app is trying to convert a webpage to a PDF. To do this, it has the server access a url and convert ...
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Upgrade 2008 Server Standard 32 bits to Enterprise

We have just performed a P2V migration of a 2008 Server server, as we ran short on RAM. Having done that, we just realized we cannot go further than 4 GB with this release and would like to upgrade ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Spring Forward Behavior

I have two Windows 2008 R2 Std systems with a scheduled task each: one which runs at 2AM every day, and another that depends on results from the first system which runs at 2:30AM. Last night those ...
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Main server 2008R2 crashed. Need to copy AD from another server in same IP range

Unfortunately the main server crashed and I have re-installed Server 2008 R2 Standard in it. The server had only ADDS, DNS Services and File Services. I have the AD on a desktop computer where Server ...
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DFS Pathing for Folder Redirection in Multi-Site Environment

Currently, user profiles are redirected to single DFS path \\domain.com\dfsroot\redirect\%username%. Now we need to change pathing to accommodate both selective DFS replication to sites and also have ...
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In sccm 2012 my device collection is not updating

In sccm 2012 my device collection(all system) is not updating properly. When a new computer added to the AD. Sccm also update the same. But if i manually delete any host from AD. Then sccm is not ...
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Event ID for an Active Directory Domain Rename

My Active Directory forest has 6 child domains. As part of a security control, we are required to get alerted (e.g. using SCOM) when someone triggers a change in the domain name. My question: Is ...
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How can I set up group policy to give non-admin users the ability to use local admin account to update non-MS apps?

Currently the users do not have admin rights. I wanted to be able to let them update their own applications (non-microsoft) by using the local admin account at the elevated privilege prompt. What ...
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NGINX: add_before_body with .php

worker_processes 8; events { worker_connections 1024; } http { gzip off; root htdocs; add_before_body subsites/dropletlocal/library/global/func-global.class.php; #DOESN'T ...
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Why does Web Platform installer try to repair itself every 40 mins?

I'm seeing Web Platform installer do a repair/reinstall on my win 2008 r2 server (Build: 7601: Service Pack 1). Web Platform installer has been initially installed on this machine via chef (the 'iis' ...
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Invoke-WebRequest Access to Path is Denied UnauthorizedAccessException

I am running an Invoke-WebRequest in a Windows Powershell as an Administrator. When I run the following command: Invoke-WebRequest http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin -OutFile ...
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“Entire Directory” option missing from Locations in “Select Users, Computers, SrvAct, or Groups” dialog

I'm a very inexperienced server admin, so if fail to provide some important information I apologize in advance. I am doing some development for a very small software company and I'm having a bit of an ...
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Server talks to one group but not other, both groups talk to each other

I've been trying to figure this out for a couple of days now and no luck so I thought I'd ask here. We have two buildings connected via a line of sight wireless network bridge. We have two routers, ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...
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How do you edit a Powershell script to continue on an error?

I modified this script(https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Create-HTML-Uptime-and-68e6acc0) to hit multiple servers, but it doesn't generate a report even if only one of the systems are ...
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How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?

I currently have two production servers. One running Windows Server 2003 and the other Windows Server 2008. When I open the Reliability and Performance Monitor I see a Network section that only goes ...
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Have ADFS 2 Prompt for Username Password

Scenario: User is at a generic workstation and needs to access a 3rd party application that is federated using ADFS 2.0. when user accesses the website it tries to auto login using the generic user ...
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Know the time of the shutdowns of the server using GUI

One of my servers is shutting down randomly (we think power issue) I am using the below command to get the dates of the shut down Get-EventLog System | Where-Object {$_.EventID -eq "1074" -or ...