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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Redirect to HTTPS on IIS 7 for static files

One of the domains on my webserver is being used for serving static files. All sites I have found when talking about forcing SSL, talk about editing your web.config file. I don't have that for this ...
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Sharing in workgroup

I want to share one folder from the server which is at work-group (not a domain system) for 10 users. every user has a different name. And I want to assign permissions on a folder by user name. Is ...
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Windows explorer showing X on mapped drives but only when

Hey guys here with another issue. Its a weird one. Ok so I have a user who runs a program called Focal Point which send data to our CNC Machines. I am the IT guy so I have no clue what the machines ...
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Is this the Right Way to Perserve Owners, Permissions and Attributes when copying files with robocopy?

Note: This example is making a copy of an existing directory to an non-existing prior to copying directory. Note: When my scheduled tasks were giving me an error, this is how I went about ...
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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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Excel Application on server not working if admin user is logged out

I have a ASP.NET application which uses Microsoft intrope assemblies to read, write and modify excel files and it uses Excel 2013 on server machine. Application works fine if i am logged in to server ...
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DNS setup over RRAS, Can't join Domain Controller

I currently have 1 domain controller in one of our premises. I have another server 2008 r2 which I have installed RRAS on and have setup 2 direct dials on either end and they have connected fine. ...
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Windows Server 2008 Server - Restored Harddisk - Set partition as System/Boot

I have and old server which has failed mirrored disk. We broke mirror and removed failed disk. We got a new harddisk but we can't mirror because current working disk is old and has 512b cluster size. ...
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Can't send email on Windows Server 2008 with Mailenable

I've got a VPS running on Windows Server 2008 and I'm using Mailenable as an Email Server for POP3 and SMTP. I've had the VPS since January 2015, its my first time configuring a server by myself, but ...
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PHP-CGI.exe running rampant. Which website?

We have a Windows 2008 64-bit server running IIS 7 and serving about 40 different websites. Over the last few days we've seen a few php-cgi.exe processes consistently utilizing high CPU usage. The ...
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Default Printer causing printing issues

I apologize if this is not the place for this question, please let me know. We are running a Windows Server domain with multiple networked printers. Some of our label printers will change their ...
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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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Windows 2008 R2 Not Printing From Scheduled Task

Problem Since the end of support is coming on July 14th for Windows servers 2003 we are moving all of our scheduled tasks to a Windows 2008 R2 server. We use a Microsoft(MS) Access 2003(mdb) ...
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BestPractice? Backup of the transaction logs between 2 Full Backups?

At First: Sorry for my bad English. Hello, lets assume, every day on 8pm we create a full backup with wbadmin including truncation of the logfiles. What is the best practice for copying the log ...
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Is a VM with 2 CPUs really faster than one with 4 CPUs?

Our IT created a VM with 2 CPUs allocated rather than the 4 I requested. Their reason is that the VM performs better with 2 CPUs rather than 4 (according to them). The rationale is that the VM ...
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Manually move data before enable DFS replication

We have one file server at local office and we want to setup another standby file server at remote data center, the two side will be connected with VPN, instead of enabled dfs on both servers and let ...
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How to find out which are the users who have used ( TS'ed) into our server in the last 3 month

I have joined a new team and we provide VM to other department of the my Company . Now we have created many VM and assigned to different department . At this point I want to know which are the servers ...
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How to retrieve a file from Bitlocker enabled HardDrive? [closed]

How to retrieve a file from Bitlocker enabled HardDrive ? We have 400 GB of Image files which we want to encrypt our Hard Drive for data protection. We are exploring Bitlocker on our Windows 2008 ...
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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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Win 8.1 search of Server 2008r2 network share not finding files

So I have a Win 2008r2 sever in a workgroup setup with two Win 8.1 64bit client computers. I have a drive on the server set-up shared to Everyone with no password required for access. This all works ...
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ESXi build with SSD's and storage sharing with HDD

So the plan is to convert 4 boxed servers into all virtual servers with a new server. The 4 servers now don't require much horsepower to do much, so only looking at the Xeon E5-2470 (8C, 2.4ghz, iirc) ...
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Group Policy | New Password Policy for a few users

We have a few users that are traveling and I would like their passwords to be changed more often than the rest of the folks in the office. How should I go about creating a new policy with their ...
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Uninstall SCE2010 - keep WSUS Content and Approvals for later use

I am planning on uninstalling SCE 2010 from my server and then use WSUS 3.0 on it's own. How do I go about uninstalling SCE but keeping WSUS content and aprroved updates and then importing all of ...
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Authentication using ADFS 2.0 is not woking

I'm trying to configure ADFS 2.0 with thinktecute STS as an SP. The relying party has been configured successfully using the RP metadata. But when an authentication request is being sent to the ADFS ...
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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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Importing sites in IIS

I am trying to import iis websites from one server to another. I exported websites from 1st server & now trying to import it on 2nd server but after running below command ...
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Office Interope Needs IIS restart-Windows Server2008R2-IIS7

I have an application hosted at Windows server 2008R2 with IIS7 with MS Excel2013 32bit. This application uses Excel application to convert excel sheets to webpages. It works fine until user keeps ...
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Server 2008 R2 Core CMD window randomly closing

I have set up a VM running Server 2008 Core as part of the Microsoft 70-462 exam training kit book. The problem I'm having is the cmd window closes randomly. I reopen it using task manager and it will ...
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Replication not working on DC

I am getting the following error (4612) on my secondary and tertiary DCs: The DFS Replication service initialized SYSVOL at local path C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain and is waiting to perform initial ...
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Slow performance of DBASE IV on Windows Server 2008

I have a Win2008 Server that shares a folder which contains a set of DBASE IV files (DBFs and indexes). Those files are used by two different apps. The main one with read/write access and the second ...
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Migrating A standalone (no AD) Windows 2008 32bit To 2008 64bit [closed]

I have a Windows 2008 Standard 32 bit server running for the sole task of code signing. I need to "upgrade" it to Windows 2008 R2 64 bit. I understand there is no direct upgrade path from 32 to 64 ...
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Manually entered Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS entry only sometimes forwards to Ubuntu VM

I have a Ubuntu VM that I'm turning into a web server. I don't want this on the domain so it doesn't automatically get a DNS entry. As such I've created one for it in the Forward Lookup Zone, but ...
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Configuring Reverse DNS on Windows Server 2008, can't send email

I run a VPS on a Windows Server 2008 machine, and since I got it in January 2015 everything has been running fine, the server has IIS, DNS, and uses Mailenable for email exchange. I've been running ...
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What permission do another domain user need to restart IIS app pool on my machine?

Can this be done without adding user to local Administrators group? All I need is to remotely stop app pool, create site and start the pool again. I'm trying to do this with Powershell script. I keep ...
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Moving pagefile W2K8 standard - any “gotchas”?

On one of our production servers the C: partition is hovering at around 2gb free out of 40gb. It's a production web server so drastic changes aren't going to be possible. My best option looks like ...
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Domain controllers won't replicate

I recently removed a secondary domain controller (forcefully) and created a new one as secondary for the same domain. The problem is, is that the new secondary can see the primary and itself, but the ...
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Sql Express DB on Server 2008 R2 is there a product to test for coding errors

This is mostly an annoyance and not a huge problem. The issue is tied to the execution time for server requests for small data pulls. If I ask thee software to create a list of any 200 clients ...
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New work server accessing active directory

My Department recently bought a small server running windows server 2008. But given its a business managed server IT refuses to provid e me with any support. At the moment I can only create loc al ...
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How to permit local standard users to change password? [2008 R2]

I have a group of users that can access the server to use some tools and they want to change the password themselves. How can I permit them? (for the record I've created a group where all them are ...
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Allow in-house application administrative rights within corporate AD domain

We have a couple of in-house developed application in the company and those application need to be able to use "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\RegAsm.exe" in order to register ...
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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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Multiple Print Queues for 1 printer

I have a large amount of network printers that were setup with ridiculous names that mean nothing. Since our users are very hesistant to change, I'd like to create a second print queue for each ...
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Root Certificate Update Solution - Windows Server 2008

We have an application attempting to run licensing checks via http over the web. The machines this software resides on are Server 2008 vm's with no domain configured. While tracking what is ...
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Upgrading from 2008 to R2 didn't update Group Policy Management

I recently updated our domain controllers from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2. The main reason for this was group policy. We had machines in our domain that were 2008 R2 and the ...
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Synchronize codes and applications between windows server

There are 10+ windows 2008 server(s) in front of which we use the F5 as the loader. Now we meet some problems during the deploying of the application, these application are served by IIS. Each ...
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Windows Server R2 2008 domain join - logon failure: unknown username or bad password

I have this problem where I try to make a winodws machine authenticate against a ubuntu samba PDC, but i keep getting the error logon failure: unknown user name or bas password here is my ...
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Installation of MS Host Integration Server 2006

We are in the process of upgrading from Windows 2003 R2 servers to Windows 2008 Standard Edition Service Pack 2 32 bit. We need to install Host Integration Server on this server, and it mentions ...
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How do I open the firewall for my monitoring software to access WMI?

I have a SQL Server machine and a monitoring machine, and I need the monitoring software on the monitor host to be able to read the WMI data on the SQL Server host. (The monitoring software is ...
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Report active directory history for new/removed objects

I've been tasked with finding a way to generate a report to document new desktop\laptop computers that are both joined and removed from Active Directory (Server 2008). Is there a way to pull a ...
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Allow domain users to modify local printer settings Windows 7 via Group Policy

I've been scouring the internet for days and thus far have had zero luck in finding a solution. Short Version: I need to allow users to modify their locally installed printers. Specifically, they ...