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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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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Unable to connect to failover cluster

I have a 2 node failover cluster running on Windows 2008 R2. The cluster is functioning and I can failover services between the two nodes. All was working fine last week but now nothing can connect ...
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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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Get User Rights Assignment values in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI

I'd like to get all the values of User Rights Assignment in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI. Is there a way I can do this with VBScript and WMI? Thanks.
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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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Multiple VPN connections on the same Computer at the same Time with the same Subnets

What's the best approach for such scenario? : One machine „GATEWAY” SERVER with configured multiple VPN connections. PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4 are the clients that with the same time wants to connect to ...
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Create a self-signed certificate to exchange SSL in W2003 SB

I'm doing a migration of some accounts in a local exchange server (W2003 server SB). Because of a limitation of O365 that seems to need SSL 993 connection to perform the IMAP migration, i need to ...
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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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Windows Server Backup “Reading Data; please wait…”

On windows Server 2008 R2 I have recently added the windows server backup (WSB) feature. Opening WSB I get the message "Reading Data; please wait...". This message fails to go away, even after ...
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Windows 2008 Group Policy Setting? - Migration Headache

I have a small domain of users that I just migrated from a linux domain running open-ldap. Our new servers are running Windows 2008 Standard. I've installed Active Directory and everything is ...
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Certificate errors on ADFS 2.0 + ASP.NET development environment with two or more domains

I'm trying to set up a claims-aware web app development environment. I am new to ADFS 2.0 and ultimately, I want to be able to authenticate against two different domains. I think I am very close but ...
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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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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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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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Renewing Service Certificates for NDES on Windows Server 2008 R2

We currently use the NDES Service on Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise where the same box is also the standalone Certificate Authority. During initial setup, NDES created 2 service certificates for SCEP ...
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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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Exchange 2007 error: Could not find any Domain Controller

I am having a terrible time trying to install Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008. The latest error I am receiving during the install process is: Summary: 3 item(s). 0 succeeded, 3 failed. Elapsed ...
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Server 08R2 Shutdown after updates instead of restart

I'm running a server in a virtualized environment. I would like to get it to shutdown after running updates rather than restarting so that the hyperviser can run updates and then restart. The server ...
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Hyper-V host with one External IP address. How do I assign guest VMs an internal IP and configure NAT?

I've been struggling with this for a few days now, I've got a Hyper-V host with one statically configured external IP address. There is no DHCP server or internal network to retrieve an IP. How do I ...
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Group Policy settings for Event Logs

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Domain Controller, with Windows 7 and Windows XP clients, is it "OK" to keep the setting below for Event Log files? And which setting will apply? ...
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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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Enable GPO Administrative Templates System Node

How do I enable access to the system node in the group policy management editor in Server 2008 R2? It is available in the local group policy editor.
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virtualHost configuration for Apache 2.4 with tomcat 5.5

I currently have Apache 2.4 integrated with two tomcat servers in a load balancing configuration. The webserver will take requests from the DNS request for two domain names, http://domain1.nl and ...
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Is there a fix for Windows Server 2008 Datacenter (non R2) that will fix the same issue as 3050265 for R2

An issue I have had for a while with 2008 Server Datacenter and only recently with my R2 box is periodic CPU hogging by the wuauserv.exe service (Windows Update) which kills all my websites. I see ...
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TMG: Allowed user groups and weird group names

I am trying to setup a basic PPTP VPN connection using Forefront TMG 2010. Whenever I try to connect to the VPN connection from my Windows 7 machine, I get an error related to unauthorized access. So ...
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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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How to redirect users to different servers based on their location?

I have a website which is developed by using ASP.NET and MY DB is MySQL. Currently it hosted in USA Servers. But When I try to access it near India dynamic contents are loading too slowly. It is ...
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Persistent static route stops working after VPN drops and reconnects

I've got a VPN between two networks, one home and one office (A and B). Their subnets are: (A) 192.168.1.0 and (B) 192.168.0.0 The two networks have identical ADSL routers. Unfortunately these can ...
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Need a Quick Way to Disable All Windows Server Security [closed]

I have several test machines on which annoying (in)security prompts block my research and development work. I am not at all concerned with the security of these machines and have no problem with ...
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How can I maximize the memory usage of a single Windows process?

I have a system with a large amount of memory. Right now, to prevent a single application from paging, I've disable the paging file completely. The issue that I'm running into is that I cannot ...
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Is IISReset /noforce just as kind as “net stop w3svc, IISAdmin”?

My organization has a framework app that runs on a number of client servers, where remote clients connect via HTTP. The server is a Server 2008 r2, usually a VM. Some of these boxes are also acting as ...
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Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
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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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Selecting display language using batch script, W2K8 / W2K12

For both Server 2008 Standard R2 and Server Standard 2012, I need to use a command script (not PowerShell) to change the display language. I would prefer a common approach for both types of server and ...
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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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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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sql server 2008 cant insertproduct key

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 in a Windows Server 2008, but when i have to enter the product key, all option are blocked, and I can´t put the key or select a evaluation version.
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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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Grant a user remote admin rights for dns management Windows Server 2008?

Im connecting to a remote dns server trough a APS.NET app. if i use the default admin account it works fine but when trying to use a other admin account named DNS i get. [Exception: Unable to enum ...
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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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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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Removing an (apparently) infinitely recursive folder

Somehow, one of our old Server 2008 (not R2) boxes has developed a seemingly infinitely-recursing folder. This is playing havock with our backups, as the backup agent tries to recurse down into 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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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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Server 2012 R2 IKE VPN

On my server 2012 R2 VPN server the IKEv2 VPN doesn't work all the other PPTP,L2TP,SSTP protocols are working fine. The certificate required is in "Personal" store and valid (EKU of server ...
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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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All tasks in the Task Scheduler stop triggering until I restart the server (W.Server 2008 Datacenter)

First of all, some info: Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, 100% updated with Service Pack 2 and all the patches. I connect to it using "Remote Desktop Connection" (I don't now if this is relevant) I ...
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IIS 7, websites hang until application pool reset?

We have a couple of websites both installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7 that will occasionally hang unitl their respective application pool is recycled. By hang I mean that the browser will ...
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Probable DNS issues on server 2008 domain

Symptoms: Workstations sporadically lose connection to certain websites (internal and external). Example: A workstation will get a time-out error when attempting to navigate to google.com but will ...
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On Azure VM my processes are closed

I'm running a computing task on Microsoft Azure VM. This is a Windows 2008 Server Machine and I use Remote Desktop to connect with. Anyway, after large amount of time when I'm trying to log in, I see ...