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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Windows Server 2008 Disabling Password Complexity Requirements

I'm using a Server 2008 R2 domain controller, trying to troubleshoot a bug where password complexity requirements seem to be enabled, even though they are disabled in group policy. Some notes: I am ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user root [duplicate]

All of my non root users can still connect and all of my websites and applications work fine. I recently discovered that I was no longer able to login as root when trying to login to phpmyadmin. I've ...
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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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Forwarding Application and Services Logs using nxlog

Using nxlog 'im_mseventlog' module I'm able to forward all Windows Logs (Application, Security, System... ) logs to the remote syslog server. But I'm not able to forward eventlogs present under ...
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Amazon EC2 Abuse Report - SQL Injection Attempts

I have an EC2 server (Win2008) which has about 10 sites on it, it's completely locked down apart from ports 80 and 443. I can only access port 3389 and 21 from my home and work IP addresses. Just ...
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Why does some Windows Updates in wsus doenst contain a architecture?

I synced all security/critical updates on my wsus server and got a lot of updates which doenst contain any architecture. Is this because this update obtains for both architectures (64-bit AND 32-bit). ...
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Why does a Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 server occasionally stall?

I'm running a Virtual Machine server on Hyper-V that stalls about once a week, effectively rendering certain services it is running to be useless. -The physical host machine CPU: 6-core Xeon ...
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Creating Offline Test environment

So I'm trying to create a test environment that hosts a copy of one of the domain controllers in production and I was wondering if anyone has some insight on the best way to perform the "copying" of ...
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Best way to troubleshoot a GPO that is being applied but not working?

We are using GPO to push out proxy settings and it is applying and working for most users. There is a small group of users, admittedly in a separate OU, that it's just not working for. I can do a ...
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How do I get the equivalent of Set-DnsClientServerAddress in Windows Server 2008 R2?

How do I set the DNS address for a network adapter programmatically in Windows Server 2008? It looks like Set-DnsClientServerAddress isn't supported.
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Performance counter alert not working

I want to monitor for example CPU usage on a server and run a script which will figure out the most demanding processes and logs it into file. I planned to use Performance counter alert which can be ...
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Windows 2008 R2, heat map

How do we get server heat map data from windows server based on memory usage and cpu usage. Our server Admins are not required to do this and our Dev team is trying to do this ourselves.I am trying to ...
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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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Fax Service From Windows Server 2008 Needs To Write To NAS (Net Drive)

I want to allow the fax service from Windows Server 2008 to write incoming faxes to a remote NAS box via \\nas-name\folder\path or \\192.168.10.100\folder\path which fails due of access rights for the ...
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Issuing own certificates for signing software

We have a windows based infrastructure. Recently I was asked by our software developer if we can issue our own certificates to sign some small programs we're sending to out partners. But I don't fully ...
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Debug slow “git pull” operation executed by the Local System account on a Windows Server

On a Windows server, which runs Apache and PHP, the webserver executes a git pull through a PHP script. This is part of a deployment process. When the Apache2 service runs under the Local System ...
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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Terminal Server and loopback address usage

Been trying to research this question to no avail yet!. Perhaps somebody can help. I am trying to identify if localhost on a TS works in the same way as a straight server. If I have an application ...
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nap vpn enforcement method requires computer certificate

My question is why nap vpn enforcement method requires the use of a computer certificate?
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Server2k8: Prevent membership in a group based on membership in another group

I'm revamping my company's service accounts, and we've discovered that some need to be able to log on locally, and some are OK with just logging in as a service. I've created two groups, ...
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windows service dependency ONLY during startup

I'm using windows server 2008 R2. When the server is rebooted, and only at this time, I need to ensure that service A starts, then service B, then service C. I've researched dependencies, but as I ...
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Windows 2008 dead server to windows 2012 Active directory move [closed]

Our windows 2008 AD server has failed, but i am able to read the hard drive via a usb cradle. We have got a new server now running windows 2012. Is there anyway I can move the active directory? Any ...
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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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compatibility mode server 2008 R2 higher than IE 7?

I have 4 terminal servers, all running server 2008 R2, that need to run a few websites in compatibility mode. When I create the GPO, all I see is IE 7 compatibility mode... This works for all the ...
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ntdll.dll access violation error

we did an in-place upgrade of a windows 2003 server to windows 2008 server. After the upgrade, couple of windows services stopped working. The error i am getting in the event viewer looks like this: ...
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Multiple instances of standalone installer

So the company I am working at has multiple Vm's that need patching. Mainly Windows Server 2008. A lot of the updates are blocked due to them causing issues on the build systems. However the ...
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Is it possible to connect with domain, when active directory is not installed?

We have a small server with Win Server 2008 in our office. It is in use for a long time now. I'm new here, and there is no IT guy, but only some IT company that does business for us when we need them. ...
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Cannot access network shares by hostname over SSL VPN

I am connecting to a server at another location, I cannot access network shares by hostname (\server\share). I decided to ping the server to see if I could reach it, no luck. Pinged by IP and got a ...
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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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In server 2008 R2, if I run an app in administrator's mode, will child process still be in the same mode?

In server 2008 R2, if I run an app in administrator's mode, will the child process still be in the same mode? I raise this question because I suspect the child process from the app is not running in ...
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Unable to get apache.exe working as windows service

I am trying to get Apache version 1.3.22 to run as a service on windows 2008 server. If i start Apache.exe from the command prompt, it works fine. But when i add i start it as windows service, it ...
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Tracking down a memory leak

I previously asked a question about a server that had a very high nonpaged pool memory utilization and someone explained how to use poolmon to track down the problem driver. I did this, but I'm not ...
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Windows Server 2008 RAID setup

I have a relatively old Windows Server 2008 machine that I am upgrading the disk space on. The disk hardware I am upgrading to is: 2TB WD - WD20EARX 2TB Seagate - ST2000DM001 1TB Seagate - ...
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why is ip address sometimes missing from Security audit log Source Network address for log on audit failures?

Most of the time when someone who is not authorized attempts to log on to my Windows 2008 R2 web server, an ip address is displayed. With the ip address, i can easily block the external host from ...
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Permanent 301 redirect for RDWeb Access in Windows Server 2008

I have use this approach in RDWeb Access. main site: redirect to: https://remote.blah.com/rdweb redirect all requests to exact dest. perm 301 rdweb subsite: redirect to: /RDWeb/Pages/default.aspx ...
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The application encountered an error while attempting to change the state of 'WindowsServer2008'

I've had a Hyper-V running Windows Server 2008 for about two years. Today I did a Save on the VM in the Hyper-V Manager and then restarted my computer. When computer restarted I went to Start this VM ...
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Printers already installed but would like to block spooler to prevent future print jobs

I have tens of client machines over domain with Windows 7/8/8.1 installed and almost all machines are connected to different printers. Only one main printer is listed in AD which can be easily ...
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Windows Event Log folder permissions change after wevtutil clear

After running the following as administrator: wevtutil cl System /bu:c:\backup\log.evtx I notice that the permissions on C:\windows\system32\winevt\Logs change and eventlog service account no ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 random black screen on rdp and console

I am having a problem that I just can't sort out. Windows server 2008 R2, This server has been working fine since 2013. Now all of a sudden when I am logged in remotely through RDP the RDP window ...
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Windows - Flask app deploy on IIS 7 - IOError

For internal needs, I have to deploy a Flask application on IIS7 (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard), following a resource that I found on the web: http://netdot.co/2015/03/09/flask-on-iis/ the ...
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Force a GPO to run synchronously on Windows Server 2008

We have authored a powershell script which carries out a number of installation and configuration steps in order to turn a bare Windows Server 2008 machine into a development workstation. The script ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Server Manager Closes (Crashes?) On Starting

I have a weird issue on one of my Windows Server 2008R2 machines (running as a VM on VMware 5.5). The Server Manager MMC app will close on it's own immediately or shortly after starting. Sometimes ...
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Server can not connect to any port outside

i have search every where in forums and have no helpful topic. Please help me. Last night, my server suddenly can not connect to any port to another server. I had checked SQL, HDD free space, ...
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Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal From Windows 8

I am managing a small network at work that consists of a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and about six PCs with Windows XP. We are starting the process of transitioning to Windows 8. The first ...
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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) Have Log on screen show local user “Tiles” and “Other”

I have a domain running windows 2008 R2. In one lab (running Windows 7 SP1) I want to be able to manage them using Group policy for the machine, but don't want the users to have to type in a network ...
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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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apache connection was reset while the page was loading on windows 2008 server

I'm running a php script in windows 2008 server using xampp server, the script works normaly until I check some pages,it start loading I get this error in firefox : The connection to the server ...
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is it safe to change the RDP port?

My web server is in the U.S. and it is accessed from my home in Canada using Remote Desktop Connection, standard port. Unauthorized persons have tried to log in from many different countries, some ...
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Difficulties upgrading from Windows Server 2003 R2 to Windows Server 2008 R2 with an “Incompatibility issue” using the disk

I currently have have Windows Server 2003 R2 and am looking to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2. When I insert the Windows Server 2008 disk, it gives me the following error: The installation disc ...