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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Terminal Server 2008 (32 bit) fails to load profile (sometimes)

I'm having an issue with a virtualized Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008 (32-bit). It doesn't seem to be affecting any users connecting with HP Thin-Clients, only with my test accounts which ...
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Timer_EntityBody, Timer_ConnectionIdle and Connection Closed Unexpectly

We have a windows application, it connects to a web service (XML web service hosted on a Windows 2008 Server IIS 7.5, no antivirus) and fetches some data to the client. But sometimes (around 5%-10% of ...
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RDP over VPN doesn't come from the right IP over AWS

I have the following setup: local workstation -> proxy server -> Internet -> AWS -> Windows Server (VPN and RDP roles) The local proxy server has the ip: 1.2.3.4 My AWS Windows server ...
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processing of Group Policy failed only on 2008 Servers and Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller

Spent last 3 months doing a upgrade from 2003 domain to a 2008R2 domain. our last DC was rebuilt (5 total) and brought up on line. After it was put on line we have some 2008 and 2008R2 servers (10 ...
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Using TntDrive to mount Amazon S3 on a Windows Amazon EC2 instance

I currently have 2 Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008 instances setup with a load balancer. My problem now is that I need both instances to be able to access a single file system source (I'm trying to use ...
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the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

i got this message when i try to login the file server "the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed " can anyone help me thanks
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Relocating event logs in Windows Server 2008 R2

How can I relocate the Application, Security, and System event logs in Windows Server 2008 R2? The KB for 2003 does not work, neither does going into the properties of each log and changing the path. ...
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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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Some users unable to see files that others can see

I have a file server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 in our domain that houses files created by an application and then moved to a folder available as a share to some users here. Users who use this ...
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Automate Windows update on multiple Virtual servers

hope you guys can help. I work for a tech support company that manages servers for many clients in a virtual environment. We personally host about half the clients, while the others have onsite ...
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Recover original file names from Volume Shadow Copy?

In the Volume Shadow Copy folders there are some cryptically names files like: \System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} Is there any way to decipher what the file name was ...
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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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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 Server 2008 Script to close share sessions

In the Share and Storage Managment console, you are able to close all session for a particular share by highlighting the share, clicking manage sessions, and closing your connections form there. Is ...
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Certification Authority Service starts and stops SBS 2008

We moved from a SBS 2003 Server to a SBS 2008 server relatively recently because the SBS 2003 was having major hardware issues. I followed the Migration guide to the letter and everything seemed to ...
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two domains, one LAN, two DNS server, 3 problems

Background: we have 150 users using AD on domain ABC. Windows 2003. that serverDC1 has a DNS, DHCP roles, and there is serverDC2 which is its live DNS backup. logs seem healthy. then we chose to ...
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How to abort applying group policy when it is stuck for too long?

I had a problem with a Win2k8 Domain Controller and had to restart it. It restarted with no issues and reached the "PRESS CTRL + DEL TO LOGON" screen. And so I did a usual logon with an ...
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What is the Event id for File & folder creation in Window Server 2008

I have enabled Object level access in event viewer, but i am unable to find the exact date & time, when the user create a file or folder. Do you know, how to find out the time & date in event ...
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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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Restore legacy audit policies on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently, I was trying to reduce spam of my security audits by disabling auditing of "Filtering Platform Packet Drop". In a week's time, I get enough of these audits the fill a 200Mb logfile. I tried ...
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All PHP sites stopped working on IIS7, internal server error 500

I installed multiple drupal 7 sites using the Web Platform Installer on Windows Server 2008. Until know they worked without any problems, but recently internal server error 500 started to show up ...
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Server 2008 issue running batch file

For the life of me, I can't seem to get a batch file running in Server 2008 Task Scheduler, despite it not having the common problems I've seen before. Problem so far: I have a batch file that ...
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Jetty Service on Windows Server 2008 using Procrun: Missing service ImageFile

Xe want to run Jetty as a service on a Windows 2008 Server Virtual Machine. Therefore, I configured Jetty as a Windows Service using Apacke Procrun, following this short description: ...
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Application request routing and load balancing

I use Application request routing in my farm environnement. I got 2 ARR server and 2 IIS server in my farm. I configure my routing to load balance request even to my iis server, but when i look ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 IIS7 - page requests randomly hang or timeout

I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2008 x64 with IIS7 and PHP (fast CGI). However, I'm noticing that after moving my web site from a similarly specified machine to this one, I'm ...
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http sniffer for windows [closed]

I am used to analyze http traffic response times and other useful statistical informations using justniffer for linux equipped servers. Does anybody knows about an http sniffer like justniffer for ...
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VMWare Restart — Blank Screen

I am running VMWare Server on a Windows 2K8 server. I was wondering what the default behavior is for a restart or shutdown initiated from within the virtual host? Currently, when I restart the virtual ...
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Unable to access different subnet

Router ip: 192.168.3.1 Windows server: 192.168.3.50 (WLan) and 192.168.2.1 (LAN) PCs: 192.168.2.x I am able to access 192.168.3.50 from laptop (in 3.x network) but unable to access through other ...
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SBS 2008 Backup Drive Full - Error Code '2147942512'

We are using Windows Backup on SBS 2008 SP2 and backing up to 1TB external hard drives. Recently after switching drives our backup started failing because the backup drive is full and auto-delete ...
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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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Windows/Samba connection error

I have a Linux fileserver serving up /home for linux and windows users. I was able to connect from my windows client, but not from a DC. Then suddenly I could connect from the DC too. The linux ...
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How to build USB “floppy” pen drive launching Windows 2008 Setup from USB DVD

One of my server motherboards supports booting from USB, but only from "USB Floppy" or "USB ZIP Drive". I followed various guides creating an active, bootable partition on the USB Pen Drive with the ...
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Running perfmon continuously with periodic reports

I have a question very similar to this one, but I want to continuously run perfmon, during reboots and throughout the day. Further, I'd like to generate a perfmon report every 10 mins or so. The ...
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LDAPS being redirected to 389

We're trying to perform an LDAPS bind to a server which blocks 389 with a firewall so all traffic must travel over 636. In our test lab we're connecting to a test ldap (located on the same server) ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Automatic Updates Registry Values

I'm trying to make a Windows Server 2012 r2 test box automatically update and reboot in the same way 2008 servers do. I cannot use the 'Always automatically restart at the scheduled time' GPO ...
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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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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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Windows Server 2008 64bit boot problems after power outage

We had a power outage over the weekend due to some storms. All servers went down, and eventually came back up fine. All accept for one. Tried rebooting it, but took hours to apply computer settings ...
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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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IIS aborts request thread with status 995

We have a site where we have trouble on our production server, but not on my dev machine with request beeing aborted (hence, zero response). It fails after exactly 1:19 minutes each time, and the ...
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WDS - Clients receive Error: PXE-E53: No boot filename received

I have setup WDS on Windows 2008 server in a Vmware box so I can practise setting up WDS,the server has DNS and DHCP as well as AD, the boot image is confirmed as working but when my clients try to ...
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Domain Trust 2008 to 2003

I'm having trouble setting up the trust relationship between a Windows Server 2003 and a Windows Server 2008 AD. Domain a is Windows Server 2003 Forest functional level. Domain b is a Windows Server ...
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cannot connect to MS FTP 7.5 on Windows 2008 on Amazon EC2 instance

I have just installed the MS FTP 7.5 upgrade on my Windows 2008 Server (Service Pack 2) running on an Amazon EC2 instance. In the FTP Firewall Support settings for the server in IIS Manager I have ...
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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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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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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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Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to a RAID 1 Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 server running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is a DC (among many other things) and runs my home network, but after 4 years in operation I am starting to get worried about ...
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Passive FTP on Windows Server 2008 R2 using the IIS7 FTP-Server

During the last few days I have been setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 in a VMware. I installed the standard FTP-Server on it by using the Webserver (IIS)-role. Everything works fine with accessing ...