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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Questions about OpenVPN

So, I have an OpenVPN server on Windows Server 2008. Here are the settings (sorry, it's Russian, but I think it's understandable) http://imgur.com/824zYNa http://imgur.com/pP2m22w It is a VPS, so I ...
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Save Custom View from Event Viewer in .evtx

I have a Custom View in the Event Viewer with a couple of Event id's. I know you can save those event id's in an .evtx file to open it. This proces has to be executed manually. Now is my question, how ...
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Tool to check Microsoft Patch release dates

Our production window to apply any patches is always the 3rd weekend of the month. So in May-14 it would be the weekend of 05/17 and 05/18. Since Microsoft releases the patches always on 2nd Tuesday ...
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Script to export custom view Event Viewer to .evtx Powershell

This is my PowerShell script to export data from a Custom View in the Event Viewer via the XML data. set-executionpolicy unrestricted [xml]$CustomView = @" <QueryList> <Query Id="0" ...
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Users on company domain accessing a SharePoint site or SharePoint drive mapping results in prompt for credentials

Overnight, seemingly, SharePoint on a server in our domain has stopped automatically logging in users via Windows Authentication, in two instances: a local intranet site that is SharePoint ...
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Backup/export custom view automatically from Event Viewer

How can I simply export or back-up a custom view from the event viewer? I do not want to export the regular Event logs, such as: System, Application, Security etc. But I want to export automatically ...
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Intel processor has 8 threads but only showing 4 in task manager

I have a server with an Intel Xeon E3-1240 3.3Ghz processor. According to intel's website this processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, however in Windows Task Manager there are only 4 showing. The ...
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svchost mhosts, eventlog, dhcp CPU utilization issue

On a Windows Server 2008 SP1 svchost is using 50% CPU on a couple of machines. On checking using tasklist /SVC found that imhosts, eventlog and dhcp are the services using the CPU. Read that clearing ...
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Windows Server, Apache HTTP Server and MySQL configuration odd? [closed]

It is poor form to have Apache running on a windows server and connected to a MySQL database? I've heard that MySQL is better in a linux environment.
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Deploy Software using active directory without remote login [closed]

I'm looking for a way to deploy a package(Maybe MSI) trough the Active directory, I know it's possible, but as I know it requires a remote login on the servers in order to download the package and ...
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Unable to determine forest/domain functional level

I already have a domain controller setup on Wind2k8 R2 Standard and am trying to get another system running on Win2k8 R2 Enterprise to also become another domain controller for the same domain. For ...
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Unable to install Certificate Enrolment Policy Web Service

I'm running on Windows 2k8 Enterprise edition, and when adding the Active Directory Certificate Services, I don't see the option to add the Certificate Enrolment Policy Web service in the dialog box. ...
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Debugging slow transfer rate from server

I'm trying to explain this as simple but documented as possible. This is not exclusive to this server or my current ISP. I've seen the same exact issue over the years while being with different ISPs ...
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Why does my FTP connection keep resetting? [duplicate]

I hope this is not too broad, but I am having issues with my FTP server. The connection drops and time-out. Also upload and download fails sometimes. I manage to capture network packets using ...
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DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client

DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client BACKGROUND: I'm in the process of adding PXE services to an existing SCCM 2007 server. The SCCM server is separate from the DHCP server (Server 2008 x86) and ...
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Server 2008 R2 AntiVirus & remote desktop connections [closed]

I use a Server 2008 R2 Enterprise machine which is used solely to allow my customers to remotely connect using remote desktop connection. When they log in, the application is started and when the ...
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What's the windows account ftp server runs under?

This is the background of my question (OS is Windows Web Server 2008 R2). I want to prevent ftp users from deleting files and sub folders of root ftp directory. I removed delete permission for IUSR ...
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Unable to install Network Deployment Enrollment Services (NDES)

I'm trying to install NDES on a Win2k8 R2 server, but I can't see the option. I've already added a user to IIS_IUSRS, and that user as sufficient priveleges since it is a part of the Administrator ...
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Changing net use timeout

I have a script that runs against remote sites to map a drive and work with a file. I use Test-Connection to make sure the remote server is alive, then attempt to map the location needed with net use. ...
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What is happening/where is the error when multiple accounts have the same certificate mapped?

In our environment if multiple accounts (such as a basic user and an administrative account) have the same certificate mapped this causes access issues with our web applications. By removing one of ...
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Restore ActiveDirectory from System Image Backup after OS reinstall

One of my clients has a single-server Windows 2008 R2 setup which is serving as the Domain Controller. The server got in a situation where it would constantly boot into "Preparing to configure ...
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Corrective action for file security after Windows server rename

I have renamed a Windows Server using the Control Panel feature. This worked fine at first. Today I noticed that I was unable to rename a certain file that I always was able to rename before. This ...
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Determining whether app is bandwidth constrained.

I have a asp.net web application that runs on a windows 2008 R2 Server. Occasionally I get complaints from end users that response time is slow. My suspicion is the issues are related to the fact ...
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SQL Server Timeout issues at random times causing performance degradation

I am having random timeout during a brief period of time on certain days. My CPU, Memory looks fine. So I ran Performance Monitor during these spikes and found my average disk sec/read was 5.8 ...
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Structuring an OU to properly model an Organizational Hierarchy

I'm experimenting with using OUs in my network's Active Directory and group policy. However, I'm having a little trouble figuring out the right way to structure my OUs so that I can have individual ...
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“Peaky” CPU Usage on Domain Controllers

We have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 (sadly not 2008 R2) Domain Controllers in a small 150 client domain that are exhibiting very "peaky" CPU usage. The Domain Controllers both exhibit the same ...
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Deleted deleted temp appPools folder

I accidentally deleted the deleted temp app Pools folder, what can I do all my sites dont show up? This is on server Windows 2008. I restarted IIS but nothing. I dont have access to a backup at the ...
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IKEv2 VPN Error 808 in client

I configured my VPN Server to use IKEv2 via this guide. But when I want to connect to my server it return 808 error. In the guide in Configure Routing and Remote Access section in step 5 it said to ...
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How do I lock a file for editing that's stored on a shared folder?

I have installed a windows server 2008 r2 with file service enabled. I have a network with 5 computers with windows 7 and all are on the same workgroup (I do not have domain controller and active ...
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IP auto changed on Win2k8 VM

I'm having a problem with my Win2k8 virtual machine. After the virtual machine boot, it gets an IP address from DHCP. But later on, NTP makes a big time shift, so Windows automatically renew (in fact ...
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Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 SP2

Is it possible to enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 (not R2) running IIS7? I've tried changing the registry and using IIS Crypto to enable it but it seems its not working. If its not ...
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Running desktop software as a “service”

We've got a Windows Server Standard 2008 server that needs to run QuickBooks Sync Manager, which is an application that only works properly from one user account (the account that configured it). The ...
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Does Windows Server backup use BITS?

I've been told that Windows Server 2008 and newer uses the BITS service to transfer files that are backed up to a UNC share (using Windows server backup/NTbackup) but I can't find any documentation to ...
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CSS and JS not showing when hosted on IIS

I have HTML 5 web application. I'm hosting it on IIS in Windows Web Server 2008. Problem: IIS only shows the text. Not the CSS and JS. I have tried all things. I have given Full permissions to ...
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How to proceed to switch raid 1 disk from secondary to primary?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T100 server with Windows Server 2008 and raid1 configuration. I've just replaced the secondary disk by a new one. (it was pred fail = yes) Now, the raid1 status is ok and the ...
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How to automatically deploy and update software to domain users

We have a set of software programs every employee uses. How is it possible to automatically install that software as soon as an employee is logging in to our domain and does not have it installed ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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Error on RSOP for Audit policy on DC

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Please see the print-screen, I am unable to understood why such error is showing on my Domain Controller. I have also checked on Winlogon.log, ...
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Is that OK to leave a small endless loop script running on server? [closed]

Looks like I need to update the full scenario here for all. Our users need to pick up whatever they need from our file server to sync to remote location, but users have limited permissions on file ...
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Enumerate Windows DNS Server Zone attributes via shell

I'd like to use a command-line tool to list a (primary) zone's configured secondary servers, if any. Dnscmd comes close with: dnscmd server /ZoneResetSecondaries:[list of secondaries] But, I ...
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Active Directory: pfSense failing?

I have set up PfSense as a router and I have linked two Windows Servers to it. I can ping from SERVER01 to SERVER02 and PfSense can also ping to them. The problem is, on SERVER01 I have set up the ...
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Does Local Server Admin Become Domain Admin When New Domain Is Created?

Does the local server administrator become a domain administrator when new a domain is created on that server? This question relates to a 2008 server. Whenever I login through Logmein I am logging ...
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Windows Server - Redirecting Requests for Public IP to Localhost

I have a client that has a Windows Server 2008 box running two different set of scripts. One set of scripts is hosting several websites under several different domains. The other set of scripts is ...
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Unable to turn on firewall on domain controller

On my domain controller (Server 2008 RTM SP2), the firewall is on for Private and Public profile, but it is of for Domain Profile. I'd like to turn it on, but when I click on Windows Firewall ...
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Third Party Wildcard Certificate on DCs for LDAPS

I am trying to provide Authentication as a Service to my customers. LDAP authentication is perfect for this however I am not a fan of clear text sessions.... enter LDAPS. Active Directory of course ...
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What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken?

What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken (unresponsive), I don't have console access, and the server isn't physically close? On Linux, if VNC wasn't working, I ...
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Can ping and browse IP, FQDN, and hostname but can't browse via SMB to hostname of server

Got a strange problem where on a server 2008 machine I am trying to browse to another server 2008's shares on a different site. I can ping the server's ip address fine, I can ping the servername ...
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Best way to deploy Powershell 4.0 on Windows 7 sp1 and server 2008

I am planning to deploy powershell 4.0 on all Win 7 and server 2008 and 2008R2. I did some research about this, but couldn't find the official way to do it. I can just use batch file or GPO to ...
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Logging detailed network activity on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network. They've verified with their cable company that the issue is not related to any cable company outages. The ...
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GPO installed network printers wont show up under user account but only admin login

I use GPO to push out a network printer per machine from server 2008. but it only shows up under admin account. I restarted the PC , login logoff , gpupdate /force.... then it still only shows up on ...