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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Is it possible to set Server Performance Settings globally?

Is it possible to set the Performance Settings for example Smooth edges of screen fonts globally or do I have to log in to every user and set it manually? I couldn't find any setting in the GPOs that ...
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shadow copies of non-shared folders on 2008R2

First, sorry for the bad english. There is something I can't figure out about VSS on Windows Server 2008 R2 : I have been asked to get a previous version of a file, which is located on a non-shared ...
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“Removable Storage Access” Group Policy and RSAT

I've seen that there is a capability with Group Policy to prevent users from writing to USB drives. ...
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How to extend windows server 2008 system volume?

My system partition is running out of space and need to extend it. Here is the scenario: All volumes are on one disk and there is no raid. I have C:\ system partition thats full, I have a E:\ ...
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applicationhost history with shares configs

We currently have an IIS setup that uses one applicationhost.config for two servers, this works fine and changes are shared without a problem. The only problem we have is that the #:\inetpub\history\ ...
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Windows 2008 SP2 x32 is rebooting every 800 minutes , how to know why?

This is becoming a nightmare, we have no clue on why this server is rebooting each 800 minutes. This issue started on the night from 05th to 06th of January, so it is a kind of present. I come form ...
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MAC ID Binding to IP on Windows

Is there a way i can bind a certain IP to have traffic allowed if it has a certain MAC ID on windows routing and remote access or network policies? Basically Associated MAC ID to IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ...
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Network services abruptly stop working on win server 2k8

One of our windows servers has started acting up. All network services from roles on the server just stop working all of a sudden, untill the server is restarted. the issue occurs every other week or ...
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PSCP not copying all the files from Linux Server [closed]

I am trying to copy a folder/directory from Ubuntu Server to Windows using PSCP. I am using following command to copy: pscp.exe -r -pw pass user@10.10.10.11:/u02/mycode/code . Above command does not ...
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Reconfigure Exchange 2010 to use public mail domain on private network

This question has been asked but solution offered did not work for me. I have Exchange 2010 and Outlook 2010 clients on my private network. AD domain established 17 years ago is just BBC (not it's not ...
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Windows Server 2008 application unistalled by unknown process

an application was uninstalled by system account on a windows server 2008 machine. We did not do it. Looking the event viewer we did not learn anything more. How do I find out what happened.
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Over 1000 files in this folder c:\windows\system32\config\txr

Every now and then this issue arises, at some point (I think a remote login) to one of my terminal servers. I see at once a hard disk that's almost full, research showed me the contents of this folder ...
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Can't access https web service from web server - Schannel fatal alert: 40

About a month ago our code to access a web service started failing, and gives an error relating to SSL connection: System.Net.WebException: The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure ...
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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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Create a windows share on a set of computers when it's not connected to the domain?

This is going to be an odd question but here it goes. I have 13 buses. Each bus contains its own subnet. (255.255.255.0) While docked in their stations, they connect to the network. Each bus has a ...
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How to migrate and upgrade Windows Server RDS CALs from 2008 to 2012 [duplicate]

I currently have a Server 2008 R2 RDS licensing server in production that I'd like to replace with Server 2012 R2. We don't have Software Assurance. Should we migrate the existing 2008 licenses to ...
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Will application based on .NET FW 4.0 work on Windows Server 2012 R2?

0 down vote favorite I'm a little bit confused about .NET framework versions and its compatibility with operating system. Please help. I plan to upgrade my application to .NET 4.x. My application ...
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Demoting a server in a domain with Windows 2012 and 2008 servers

We have a domain with more DC's than necessary. Each server added to domain has become a DC. We would like to demote a few servers. For lack of a better word our main server is a Windows 2012 R2 ...
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ping machine name hits link-local IPv6 instead of public DNS IPv6

Recently (after working fine for years), I cannot locally browse my own web site at http://www.example.com/ which is bound to public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses in IIS. The site does work publicly from ...
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Replace predictive failure in RAID 10 array

We have 7 physical drives (6 RAID 10, 1 hot spare) attached to an LSI SAS2008 controller. Recently a drive failed and the hot spare took over. When the new drive landed I just replaced the failed ...
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hyper-v error manage VM

I have a problem in the management of the machines in Hyper-V, when I try to open the console I get the following error: an error occurred while attempting to launch the Virtual Machine ...
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How to limit IP address if X amount of connections are made in certain time period?

Is there any solution that I can use in order to limit IP addresses depending on their connection. So in simple terms if a user connect to the site 60 times in a minute then block them for x amount ...
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windows firewall & memcached service: open ports on firewall for local use?

memcached is used in local connected via 127.0.0.1:11211 on Windows Server 2008. Everything seems to work without having set anything on the firewall. But, can not understand if i must open 11211 ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Windows Server Print Server On Which User Will The Process Run? [duplicate]

I am trying to configure my SBS2008 to which user the printing process actually gets executed. Background: I have a Windows Small Business Server 2008 with an active printing server set up and 30 ...
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Windows 2008 Web Enrollment Fails The RPC server is unavailable. 0x800706ba (WIN32: 1722)

I am setting up an RA and a Subordinate CA who is also an AD. I can issue certs through certutil and the mmc snap-in with no problem. But when I try using Web Enrollment in the RA, it fails saying ...
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Block file browsing on Windows Explorer

I have a Citrix application that open Windows Explorer from a menu. The command invoked to open Explorer is: Explorer "g:\app\folder" What happens when Explorer is opened is that it shows a window ...
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Enabling the mod_session_crypto on windows does not work

In Windows Server 2008 R2, I am trying to enable form based authentication using the apache module mod_auth_form authenticating against the LDAP server (Microsoft AD to be precise). After enabling the ...
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AD Organization feedback requested

I'm taking over an AD domain (not large) administration but it looks like it needs some organization. For example, under the top domain "something.com" there is a folder named "User" with many ...
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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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Munin not plotting all disks

I've inherited a fun munin set up, so this may end up being something weird. I've got a Windows Server 2008 server running "Munin Node For Windows". With the munin-server running on a separate linux ...
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Cygwin OpenSSH server does not respond after first command from PHP (Using phpseclib)

I got cygwin and sshd working fine. And there are no issues at all when using putty. It responds as expected even for multiple commands. But when using phpseclib , A response is received only for the ...
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MS Terminal Server Blocking Website Access

We are trying to access a company website from within the local terminal server client. The website is hosted elsewhere. Previously they had DNS rules in a separate File/DNS server which I deleted ...
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VDS fails to write boot code on a disk during clean operation

We have windows 2008 enterprise server and one of the logical disks D: is missing. On the device manager , whenever we open the window, it asks to choose for MBr or GPT, but choosing neither would ...
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How do I mirror the data harddisk of my win 2008 server to a LAN drive or another local server?

As title, I have a server running win server 2008 but I want to create an HA environment (sort of) by mirroring the data drive of the server to another local server/network drive. What is the best way ...
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Storing Large Amount of files in a file system?

Guys I am creating an application which will be saving a .txt file (approx 10 KB/file I guess) in a file system and will be saving its path in MS SQL database. Now as per my estimation, approximately ...
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Does DSML Services for Windows run on Windows Server 2008?

I realize that DSML Services for Windows lists Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 as a requirement, but can anybody tell me if it will still run on Windows Server 2008? We're using DSML to talk to ...
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Server 2008 File Sharing - Only view certain folders on share?

I'm newer to this, but my Sr. Sys Admin has given me a project and he's currently out of town, and I'm stuck. We have a file share system set up for each department. For example: \\server\A - ...
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Trouble Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell PowerEdge R220

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit for the first time in a Dell PowerEdge R220, using UEFI. At first the installation wouldn't see any disks. Then, I found this: Trouble Installing ...
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RRAS Site-to-Site VPN Issues When Behind Edge Devices

I have two networks I would like to bridge using PPTP using Windows Server 2008 R2 on both ends. Network A is 10.150/16 subnet without DHCP available Network B is 192.168.150/24 subnet with DHCP ...
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Is there a technology similar to Docker Containers for Windows Server?

Docker Containers (which is basically application isolation, afaik) look handy but they are only for Linux. Even "Docker Container for Windows" basically just installs a Linux VM into VirtualBox on ...
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Windows Server 2008 Run Printing With Specific Printer Always As Specific User

I have the follow setup: Windows Server 2008 SBS with an active spooler. I am using this server, besides other things, as a printing server. I've shared a lot of printers and I've added a new one ...
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Password Delegation with Windows 2008 Server Trusts?

I have a trust setup between two Windows 2008 Active Directory forests. My domains are "local.ad" and "remote.ad". All of my corporate users belong to the remote.ad forest. I have to add the ...
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Broken Pipe error being thrown when configuring OAM 11g for simple mode

I looking for some advice/help with OAM 11g which when configured for simple mode with a 10g Seagate throws an error on the oam server of broken pipe. The set up is oam server is on a Linux 64 bit ...
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Windows Updates failing on SBS 2011, no errors generated

We recently took over IT duties at a local law firm and have to deal with their neglected server. It's running SBS 2011 SP1 with the standard fare: AD, file shares, IIS, Exchange, and WSUS. From its ...
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Removing Certificate Authority

I'm trying to rename an old server ( 2008 R2 Standard) of ours that will be used for a SQL DEV(Used to be old prod), but the options to change computer name/domain is greyed out. I found that it's ...
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How to lower security level of IE on Win 2008R2 to allow product register?

There is IE 11 installed on Win2008R2 server. After installing a Visual studio express, we are asked to register the software. A user account was created on outlook.com. However after entering login ...
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How to define route on all IP addresses except some subnet

I need to set up the following rules: If IP is in range 192.168.0.0-192.168.0.255 then route iut from gateway 1 (let's say 192.168.2.1) otherwise for all other IP addresses route it through default ...
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Bad ping results while testing 6000 TCP clients with 18 mbytes/s total traffic on Windows Web Server 2008

The clients are running on the machine #1. The server is installed on the machine #2. The machines have a gigabit connection through a switch on their private vlan. There are no errors in the switch ...
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Missing VirtualDisk on bootup (RAID)

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with DAS storage attached (MD1000) I rebooted the server to apply window updates (win2008), on restart BIOS detected a VirtualDisk was missing and wanted me to continue or ...