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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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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Local DNS after Office 365 migration

After migrating 50 mailboxes from SBS 2008 / Exchange 2007 to Office 365, we are finding that some Outlook 2013 clients are trying to connect to the old Exchange server. I think this is related to ...
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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 ...
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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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How to use Local Group Policy on Windows 7 to allow or block URL’s for chrome and firefox?

I am a regular user not system admin. I need the help to use local group policy to allow to open one domain. For example, www.xxxx.com to open on the chrome or firefox (third-party browser), and make ...
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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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Remote WOL over CISCO/FW not Forwarding

I'm trying to accomplish a Wake-on-LAN by triggering the two servers' public IP addresses. Internally, the WOL works like a charm (by either the internal or external IP), externally however, it does ...
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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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Authenticating OpenBSD 5.6 to Windows server 2008R2 active directory?

How do I make openBSD to authenticate to Windows server 2008R2? I currently have installed Identity Management for Unix (IDMU). Also I have installed login_ldap in openbsd. but I dont know what to ...
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Error in getting powershell remote session through ssh-enabled PowerShell

I am trying to login to windows 2008 server "C" from my machine "A". There is machine in between "B" serving as jumpbox running windows server 2008 and running "SSH-Enabled PowerShell Access for ...
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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 ...
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Why is WMI not actually using the fixed port?

When I asked this question (both here on SF and IRL) about how to remotely access WMI, the answer I got from multiple sources was "use a fixed port." I've tried doing this, but it doesn't seem to be ...
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SQL Server Connection Issue with New Router But Works With Old Router

I have an issue that really has me stumped. I have a router that is overheating and needs to be upgraded. When I connect the new router and configure it with the same DHCP settings and IP ranges as ...
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remove previous exchange installation from server 2008 active directory

I have a previous windows server 2003 that i've moved to an server 2008. The ad is copied to the windows server 2008. Now we want the clients to connect to an external exchange server. When we want to ...
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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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Win2k8 Fileserver performance

This has happened a couple times - I have a virtualized win2k8 fileserver that slows to a crawl whenever someone copies a large amount of data to it(10gb+). Traversing the file tree as well as trying ...
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Windows Server 2003 Active-Directory migration

I am going to migrate my windows server 2003 active directory to a windows server 2008. Nearly everthing works fine now but I can't set the operations masters. I am logged in as Administrator on my ...
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Creating 1 Windows image with multiple drivers for different hardware

We have two different computer builds. One AMD Chipset with FirePro graphics card. The other Intel Chipset with NVIDIA graphics card . If I include a answerfile for the Windows image, will it know ...
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Mule ESB starting embedded tomcat as SYSTEM user - Windows Server 2008 R2

The scenario is --- I have developed a simple flow in Anypoint Studio (eclipse based IDE), which reads a file from a network location, processes the date and write the data in a database then. I ...
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What is throttling max concurrent connections? IIS? Windows Server?

I have an asp.net app deployed on IIS, and have recently upgraded CPU and memory to double what it was in hopes that more concurrent users would be supported. Still though in my load test it seems ...
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shadow copies of non-shared folders on 2008R2

First, sorry for the bad english. There is something I can't figure out about VSS on Windows Server 2008 R2 : I have been asked to get a previous version of a file, which is located on a non-shared ...
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Over 1000 files in this folder c:\windows\system32\config\txr

Every now and then this issue arises, at some point (I think a remote login) to one of my terminal servers. I see at once a hard disk that's almost full, research showed me the contents of this folder ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Windows Server 2008 Run Printing With Specific Printer Always As Specific User

I have the follow setup: Windows Server 2008 SBS with an active spooler. I am using this server, besides other things, as a printing server. I've shared a lot of printers and I've added a new one ...
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IOS8 IKEV2 user not disconnecting from windows server 2008 RRAS

We have severs where all rras protocols are setup, and all are working fine, recently ios8 starts supporting ikev2. we are using configuration file on ios8 for this purpose, connection established ...
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IIS 7.5 redirect user if they are using SSLv2 or SSLv3

I want to redirect all users still using SSLv2 and SSLv3 to a specific page and users with no SSLv3 protocol (TLS 1.x) will no redirect to the page. So how do I detect these SSLv2-SSLv3-only users ...
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Perfmon showing only average values

I have a dataset of perfmon data for "\System\Context switches/sec" from a number of servers, I want to show the MAX, not the average. However, the perfmon tool will only show the averages. I created ...
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Recursive query on Windows Server automation?

We have a bunch of 2008-2012 HyperV hosts who have Windows Server domain controllers (2008 DC level, 2008 and 2012 servers across different unrelated sites). Occasionally, when the DC guest comes up ...
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Using Managed Service Accounts for Activities

I know and understand the introduction of windows service accounts, and how various applications run as Windows Service Account or a virtual account. I also know that one can connect to things such a ...
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task scheduler does not run when not logged in

I have created simple exe to perform a task using VB6. I have deployed the same on Windows Server 2008 as task scheduler. The issue is when the user is not logged in on server, task fails to execute. ...
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One server has multiple IP address leases but just one adapter and no dhcp reservations?

One of our servers' has multiple (10) DHCP Addressleases and I don't know why. The server itself has only one adapter and even if I execute ipconfig /all I only see one IP address defined. Even in the ...
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Schema prep for migrating from SBS2008 to 2008 Standard NOT R2

We have a small company with SBS2008, a file server with 2008 Standard, and a terminal server with 2008 Standard. We want to decommission the SBS2008 and DCPROMO the file server. I know we have to ...
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IIS7 not .html or .js files but serves .aspx

I'm trying to implement authentication into my website. I have managed to be correctly redirected to a login page when I try to access the secured website and I can login. However, the problem is that ...
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Error upgrading Exchange 2013 - Setup can't use the domain controller

When I try to run the setup for my upgrade on my Mail Server, I get an error. "Setup can't use the domain controller 'Default-First-Site-Name' because it belongs to Active Directory Site ''" I also ...
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Remote Desktop Certificate Template Application Policy Extension

We are setting up remote desktop authentication with the use of certificates and ran into an issue in one of the environments. I am editing the RemoteDesktopComputer2008 certificate template, in ...
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win2008 has memory leak with DWPT tag

My win2008 server has memory leak. I installed WDK and use poolmon. I think that is the problem in DWPT tag (see screenshot, first row). I try to find corresponding driver using Marks article ...
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Powershell Script to audit all mapped drives in an OU

Similar to this post: http://powershell.com/cs/forums/p/9777/16289.aspx I'm looking for a powershell script that will let me query all the machines in an OU on my network and see what drives they have ...
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Win2008 perfmon data collector set doesn't start?

I'm trying to monitor my Windows 2008 R1 performance using perfmon, however, after creating a new data collection set in perfmon, it won't start at all.
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Copy EFI partition to new disk in Windows Server 2008 RAID?

I have the following RAID setup ( yes, disk 1 is failing :) ). I need to copy the EFI partition from Disk 1 to the unallocated space in Disk 0, in order to make it bootable. Does Windows provide a ...
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MSDTC Errors: QueryInterface failed for “ITransactionDispenser”: 0x8004d01c(XACT_E_CONNECTION_DOWN)

I’m having some issues with a server where MSDTC is not working properly. This started happening about two days ago. I’ve tried a number of different things including restarting the VM and I’ve ...
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“start a program on connection” for a specific user in WS 2012

I am trying to execute a program when a specific user logs on, but it does not work. What I did is: Computer Management / Local Users And Groups / User then edit the desired user, click Environment ...
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RDS Server Issues after DC upgrade

We have a Remote Desktop Services 2012 member server, this was on a Windows 2003 functional level domain and was working well. All RDS roles are on the same single server. Server is not a DC We ...
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Will the timezone be converted across geographical areas?

I'm using Active directory in Windows server 2008 R2. My domain is in a particular timezone and my client say X is in another timezone. Now I have implemented certain restrictions that X cannot logon ...
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pfSense no access from lan to wan

Can anyone please help me ? Probably the answer is already somewhere in the forum, but unfortunately I have not found it until now. Since two days I fight to have access to the internet across a ...