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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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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EC2 Windows: Certificate for local system with Thumbprint … is about to expire or already expired

I regularly see this error in the Windows Error Log on one of my EC2 instances: Certificate for local system with Thumbprint aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa is about to ...
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DeltaCopy (Rsync for windows) giving an error on task run

I was suggested DeltaCopy to set up a nightly backup between two Windows 2008 R2 servers. After setting up the server side (Amazon EC2 instance where files will be backed to) and setting up the ...
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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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“Operating system error 1394” - How can I prevent it?

I get occasional and random failures of my SQL Server backups with the error message Operating system error 1394 Does anyone know why this error occurs and how I can prevent it? A little Googling ...
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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 ...
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Git post-receive hook not firing on Windows Server

I am trying to setup Git on my server so I can push my website changes. I am using git-dot-aspx and the push is working just fine. The problem is that the post-receive hook does not fire. I renamed ...
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Discrepency in NFS from Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 SP2

I checked the threads: NFS from Windows Server 2008 R2 and the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753302%28WS.10%29.aspx but cannot find the information. For Windows 2008 SP2, is ...
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RDP or SSH connection trough Windows 2008 server VPN hang after a while

I have been experiencing a very strange issue with our VPN setup on Windows Server 2008. That server is running as a Xen Virtual Machine. We use it for two purposes, permit our mobile workers to ...
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Single Sign On through Citrix

I have a webserver running Windows 2008 R2 with IIS 7. The server is a member of the domain "mydomain.com". What I am trying to achieve is a SSO connection between the AD users and the web server. The ...
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Is there a way to enable Terminal Server Compatibility for all applications?

My environment has a lot of legacy applications (not TSAWARE) which need to access scanners on our terminal servers (and need access to the WINDOWS\TWAIN_32 folder to do so). Terminal Server ...
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Windows Server DNS Issue - Apple iOS fails with Server2008 r2

We have a peculiar issue in that our company ipads cannot resolve DNS correctly when pointing to server 2008 r2 with the DNS role. They are however, resolving correctly when targeting server 2012 with ...
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Default printer via GPO Item Level Targeting in RDS/RemoteApp session

Current Setup: Server 2008 R2 GPO uses GPP to create network printer Same GPO uses GPP to update printer with item level targeting to set as default. The item level target is "computer is ...
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Get-WmiCounter Win32_PerfFormattedData_NETFramework_NETCLRMemory Incomplete in non admin context

So I have created a script to gather counters using Get-CimInstance (which supercedes Get-WMIObject) and run it as a services via srvany.exe. I get an issue where for the .Net CLR classes, some ...
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Sharing iSCSI from one NIC to another on same machine

I have a Windows 2008 system with 2 NICs. One NIC is connected directly to an NAS (NIC1), and the other NIC is connected to the general network (NIC2). I am trying to share a iSCSI connection from the ...
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Radius server not responding to EAP requests

We are trying to setup a wifi environment using WPA2 security using Radius server and AD authentication. We've set up the radius server using the following guide: https://networklessons.com/wireless/...
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How do I ad Active Directory Schema to a MMC?

I have a Windows 2008 Small Business Server I wish to retire. Currently it holds the FSMO roles. When I go to add the Active Directory Schema snap-in to a MMC, so that I can transfer it to a new ...
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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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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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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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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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Is print job data stored locally or on the server side when I use a Windows print server?

I have read Why use a print server? and it does not indicate the location of print job data. When I restarted the local printer service today to fix a problem with a stuck job, all jobs disappeared (...
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Physical memory runs out after sql changes

We have an 2008 r2 server working for 5 years, its physical memory was always around 70% but after our last site code and SQL stored procedures and functions updates it got to 94-96% and all the pages ...
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How do I undo an IIS7 Load Balancer Setup From Hell?

Huge edit/rewrite (no replies yet): That was too long and poorly written. The Shenanigans I Inherited Okay, I've got a load Balancer set up using two servers I don't know an awful lot about because ...
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Automatically pause print jobs on server 2008r2

Is there an easy (and bonus: free?) way to have a printer hosted on server2008r2 automatically pause any print job that comes to it? I've searched for an answer for this, but all my search results ...
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Error 2308 when trying to RDP to DC when session limit reached

I'm getting the error "Error Code: 2308 Error Description: Socket closed" when trying to establish an RDP connection to our Domain Controller but only when 2 users are already connected (session limit ...
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Hosting a php website in windows server 2008 with apache

I have an asp.net website hosted in IIS 7 in windows server 2008 which is running perfectly and is hosted on local server. I have only purchase the domain name without the hosting cuz the site is ...
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Tomcat 8, Kerberos authentication

I'm configuring kerberos for a tomcat server. Before I call the web application support company I would like to know if I'm doing the correct steps since it's my first time. The domain has 2 zones, ...
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Interpreting TCP Traceroute results here?

I used to be able to connect via SFTP to a remote server to download files. Our local server is Windows 2008 Enterprise and the remote server is Unix. The local computer and the remote server are ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - allow more time to reset password

Good morning everyone! I apologize if this has been asked - I have tried searching every where I can think of, to include the search bar here on serverfault. I work as an IT technician at a high ...
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default group policy not found in windows server 2008 r2

My old server had some hardware issue so i join new server as secondary domain controller now the old server is completely down, so in new server i got the error 1058 The processing of Group Policy ...
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Windows Server 2008 dns / ADWS every ~7 day of running

I have a HP Server with Windows Server 2008 installed and have been running for about 5 years without errors. Last half year I have encountered error in the event viewer every day and after 7 days of ...
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Send message to all logged in clients in active directory from windows server 2008

Hello I'm wondering how i can notify ALL my users that is currently logged in on their client computers that there will be a maintainance and such? the msg command does not work for me i've tried. ...
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Remote Desktop + Two Factor

My boss has asked me to come up with a way to implement dual factor authentication for RDP access to servers. So, when any of my fellow admins remotely log into a server via RDP they must go through ...
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How to login without system profile?

I am receiving 0x80070002 file missing error on starting server. server is running windows server 2008 r2. After researching i got to this page http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/03/12/...
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Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6 Windows Web Server 2k8 R2 Hard Drives not found

I got a question about our Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6. We want to install Windows Web Server 2008 R2 on a complete brand new RAID 1. The BIOS finds both of the hard drives and also the virtual disk ...
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Effective permissions for a shared mklink to a non-shared folder and subfolders

What are the effective permissions if you share a symlink but not the folder it points to? From what I can see, there are 3 sets of permissions: 1) the target folder permissions 2) the symlink ...
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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HP MSL2024 not auto changing tapes using Ultrabac 9.2.2

I am using Ultrabac 9.2.2 to run backup sets to a one drive HP MSL2024 tape library. It's currently connected via SAS 3Gbs to a HP Proliant DL380G6 running Server 2008 R2. I have the drivers from HP ...
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Installing SSDT on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

I'm trying to install SQL Server Data Tools on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine. I'm getting the following error: I've tried using both the .exe file and the ISO. I'm getting my files from here:...
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Management Console Error

I'm working as an IT Technician for a school at the moment. Sadly, the air-con failed in the server room yesterday so unfortunately we had to shut the servers down. Now, problem is - we've started the ...
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IIS hanging when running Active Reports, possibly splwow64.exe

We have a Windows 2008 R2 web server running our web app on IIS and when running a particular page which generates a PDF (using Active Reports https://activereports.grapecity.com/) it takes between 1 ...
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Netbios binding in server 2008

I am creating a middle ground server as a funnel point for our regular network to talk to our legacy network, which is running Lantastic 8.0/8.1 on MS Dos 6.1. To do so, I need to install Netbios, ...
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Windows 7 saving Office files to DFS fileserver has significant delay

There are several moving parts to this. A small section of the company who are connected from a standard floor switch to a wifi bridge to a building across the street are seeing really high save times ...
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Is it possible to see what files are deleted on a cluster disk in a specific directory?

I need to check if there were files (accidentally deleted) in a specific directory on a clustered disk (Windows Server 2008 R2). Is there a way to do that? The installation is relatively new and the ...
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unattend file not working with any language pack

We have a fully automated system (custom built and not via MDT or anything like that). Anyway, its been working fine for years and now a requirement has ocme in to add some language packs...but, when ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Disconnected Network Drive

I have a 2k8 R2 server. I cannot get the mapped network drive to stay connected even though it is located on the same server that is sharing the drive. For whatever reason it points to the share drive ...
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How do I interpret a very high Avg. Disk sec/Write perfmon value?

Short version: Is the perfmon screenshot shown below enough evidence to say "something is wrong with your storage system"? Long version: I am debugging a performance problem: Some SQL Server query ...