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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Install DC again after removing on exchange server

I had a DC and Exchange 2010 installed on the same machine. I removed the DC role, and Exchange server went crazy. I tried to install the DC role again to fix the problem but ran into this error when ...
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Chef Knife-Windows

I'm trying to bootstrap a windows 2008 R2 Server with chef and i'm receiving this error :"CScript Error: Execution of the Windows Script Host failed. (0x800A0007)". After some research i find out ...
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What causes SqlServerWriter to fail when running windows server backup on a server with Sql Express?

Equipment: I have a Dell PowerEdge T410 with 2 E5506 processors, 32GB of Ram and running Windows Server 2008 R2. It hosts: AD DNS DHCP SQL Express for an Accounting Software Package Quickbooks ...
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Windows Server - Active Directory users: Clear Caches

On Windows Server 2008/2003, users are logging in via Active Directory. So I believe that all of them have cached local settings when they log in the first time and onwards. How/Where do you clear ...
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DNS Zone Transfer to secondary - not authoritative

I Current have a small windows 2008 AD Domain, as well as 2 completely different forests and subnets. Each with its own unique domain running windows 2003 domains. All subnets are properly routed via ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Smart Card service is down

I'm getting this weird error when trying to work with a SmartCard on an ec2 machine running Windows Server 2008. I'm using AnywhereUSB to connect my physical smart-card reader to the remote machine. ...
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Windows Server: can't connect to File&Print services through PPTP VPN

We have setup a simple VPN server with PPTP enabled and have forwarded correct PPTP 1723 port and GRE 47 on plain Windows Server 2008(NOT R2). Now when I am trying to connect from any VPN client ie: ...
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Slow network file access on windows 2008

We have a really poor business application that uses access databases (I know, fail!) as its back end. There are lots of access db files it uses, all about 4mb in size. If I copy the files locally ...
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Websites (IIS 7.0) unavailable from Internet upon rebooting 1 out of 4 DCs

What happened: We had to reboot one of our Domain Controller (DC), located on the VLAN 1 for maintenance purpose. We have a total of 4 DCs on 3 VLANs, so we thought that wouldn't affect our ...
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Access service recovery count

I am looking for a way to access a services' recovery count in Windows 2008 and 2003. From services.msc on the recovery tab you can set actions on first, second and subsequent failures. I would ...
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Dynamically allocating limited disk space per user on NTFS

I'm designing a module that needs to allocate dynamic, limited disk space per user. Based on a large NTFS filesystem, I want each user to tell me how much space he want's extended to him, and then ...
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Configure the “Remote Desktop” RemoteApp in TSGateway / RDWeb

We have an installation of TS/RDGateway with the RDWeb IIS installed. The "Remote Desktop" tab is also configured, but it lacks an option for "/multimon" but DOES let users configure their ...
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Apache Server Error The specified network name is no longer available. : winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed

We are facing the following issue on our apache server: [Sun Apr 14 10:33:26 2013] [warn] (OS 64)The specified network name is no longer available. : winnt_accept: Asynchronous AcceptEx failed This ...
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RRAS PPTP VPN Connected but not get ping my local LAN

Two days back i had configure RRAS VPN server on Windows server 2008 Std R2 with two (LAN (192.168.100.173 with 255.255.255.0 subnet, without gateway,no DNS -- only ip Address was there) / WAN ...
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Windows Network and Installing Applications to SourceServer directory

I have been asked to help with a school's network, specifically installing applications across workstations, but I am not sure how their current scheme works. On the main server, there is an 'Apps' ...
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Problems configuring winrm without windows firewall

I'm trying to follow this guide to prepare my server to become a chef-client: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Knife+Windows+Bootstrap When I run commands like: C:\> winrm set winrm/config ...
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Java BindExceptions in delayed stop/start conditions

I have a script that will automatically stop a server and restart it on the same port/ip address. I've noticed that some mornings the server doesn't restart successfully because it gets Java ...
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LocalSystem account not recongizing FQDN as intranet, causing open file security warning when deploying from SCCM 2007

I have spent the last two days reading and trying every solution online, but I cannot figure out the best way to approach this. We use SCCM to deploy packages and it uses the localsystem account to ...
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VPN (PPTP with MPPE 128) + SMB2 -> plain text transmissions?

Setup: I have a simple test setup: PC (Win7) and Server (Win Server 2008) and I open a VPN tunnel between the two of them via PPTP (encrypted with MPPE 128). The server has a shared folder that the ...
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Files on a shared drived reverting to older versions after being saved by users

We just added ~15 people to our network over the last few months. Considering that we were around 35 before, it's a big increase. It's not all been good though, since we're beginning to experience ...
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Windows Server 2008 DNS server CNAME resolution and TTLs

We have a Windows 2008 SP2 DNS server configured to use root hints. We have a certain MX record lookup that it periodically fails to resolve for our client machines. The lookup is for the MX record ...
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Capturing Memory / IO counters for ASP.NET Web Applications in IIS

I have an ASP.NET 4.5 (Web API) web application hosted in IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2. This web application is hosted in it's own application pool using the Integrated pipeline. I am trying to use ...
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Is it possible to modify the raid volumes once the OS is installed? RAID10 Windows Server 2008

My problem is the following: I've rented a dedicated server with RAID10, but they have set only one volume in raid -> Disk0. The Disk0 has 12 Tbs but with MBR i can only use the OS partition 100Gb ...
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IIS Webserver failing to send a FIN/ACK

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 box with IIS 7.5.7600.16385 installed. I have HTTP Keep-Alives switched off. Each time a web-request is made the connection is terminated. I get the following ...
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'Nice' a process on Windows within EC2

I have a server in AWS/EC2 that is running a MSSQL database with a number of applications accessing it. On occasion, some Cobol batch processes are run against it also. For a while these have been ...
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New Windows Server 2008 R2 WIMP running slower than Windows Server 2003

We recently upgraded a WIMP server from Windows Server 2003 (32 bit) to Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit). The new server has significantly better hardware than the old server, yet many processes take ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Software Deployment on Active Directory - Schema Issue

We have two servers, one running Windows Server 2003 SP2 and one running Windows Server 2008 R2. Both servers have their own versions of Group Policy Management (1.0.2 on 2003 and 6.0.0.1 on 2008). ...
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Alternative to mapping network drives

We have used all our drives for network shares. What is the alternative for mappning drive letters to network shares? GPO, mount points, something else? It has to be automated and based on user ...
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While using an ntfs smb share for mac users, do symbolic links and extended attributes work?

We have a majority of mac users but we'd rather support their file sharing using a Windows server with an ntfs drive, or at least a Linux server with ext3. We've had trouble, much trouble, utilizing ...
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MBSA Cab file to admin user cache folder

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, I cannot get MBSA cab files to populate into the logged in user cache folder. Account is in admin group, I am using MBSACLI in stand alone, offline. Any help is ...
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What happens if iis doesn't have an action defined for an orphaned process?

Within IIS, ApplicationHost.config there was a line <failure orphanWorkerProcess="true" orphanActionExe="C:\action.cmd"orphanActionParams="%1%"/> action.cmd doesnt exist. So in this case ...
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Create a AD-LDS partition under a child of the primary partition

I have a AD-LDS instance running on a Server 2008 R2. I have this application partition, created at installation : dc=enterprise,dc=example,dc=com I have succesfully followed this procedure to ...
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How can I use multiple NICs on Windows Server 2008 function as a switch

I have a win2008 Server with 4 network ports (A,B,C and D) where only 1 port A is connected to the LAN (192.168.0.0/24). The other 3 ports (B,C and D) are not in use. I have another PC want to join ...
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Allowing Backup Operator group to use NetBackup

I have a Windows Server 2008 installed with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and NetBackup. I have a local ID called bckopr1 and is a member of the Backup Operator group. Subsequently, this ID also able to ...
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VM Ubuntu on Windows server 2008 R2 can not receive HTTP responses

I've installed an Ubuntu server on a Windows Server 2008 R2 as a vm and have some unknown problem there. I set a valid static IP on the Ubuntu server and the Windows server has a valid static IP too. ...
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Windows Firewall Statistics

I am running Windows native firewall on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am looking for a way to get statistics, as the number of time that each rule has been fired etc. I can't find anything in the user ...
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IIS + PHP + Page with lots of images = Intermittent 403 errors

I am using an up-to-date Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, running IIS 7.5 and PHP 5.3.6/FastCGI On PHP pages with lots of images (60+), some of the images fail to load It is not always the same images-- ...
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Active directory over SSL Error 81 = ldap_connect(hLdap, NULL);

I have been several day to getting AD over SSL (LDAPS) I followed exactly this guide. I have Active Directory Certifica Service installed (stand alone Root CA), I can request cert, install certs. ...
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MKLink to a password protected Share

I have machine A and a C$ share on machine B. On machine B, I only have access to the share and nothing else (it is password protected). How can I mklink from machine A to the C$ share invoking ...
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Script for automating addition of Administrative Template (.adm) to Group Policy

So I've been tasked with creating a script that will automate the addition of the WSUS administrative template (wuau.adm) and the configuration of automatic updates. I've figured out how to use a .reg ...
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SNAT on windows 2008

I've an openVPN client which runs on windows2008 R2 server and through this windows 2008, I'm trying to do static nat to a machine which lies behind this win2008s real network. Here is my ...
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Windows Server 2008 - PHP files now need absolute paths for includes rather than relative paths

For my sins I'm currently administering a Windows Server (standard edition) box for a company. They have several python and PHP scripts set up on this box that run as scheduled tasks. Sometime over ...
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Permission error on Windows server 2008 when creating folder through Macintosh

I have a Windows Server 2008 installed on a client's server and the user is using Mac OS X (I believe 10.6, Mountain Lion) and his user (which I'll identify by Mr.Foobar) is included in the domain ...
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windows print service

We have a HP color printer that can be used to print both A3 and A4 size color printouts. It is connected to a Windows 2008 print server. The windows event viewer provides the status of printouts ...
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Is there is a hard or soft limit on how many different, untrusted domains can be linked to a single federated domain controller

I need to find out if there is a hard or soft limit on how many different, untrusted domains can be linked to a single federated domain controller
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SBS2011 Detailed Network Report

I have configured an SBS2011 Server to e-mail me a weekly 'Detailed Network Report' (saw it while configuring a daily e-mailed Back Up report). Within the Report there is lots of info regarding all ...
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External AD Trust randomly fails

We have a one way external trust between two domains. The trust was configured and validated both ways everything worked fine. Randomly the trust will stop functioning. If we reboot one of the ...
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Bulk file and folder delete pattern on Windows

Warning: Not sure if this question is a good fit for this SE, but I need serious advice that I can get no where else Over the weekend, massive number of files and folders were deleted from our DFS. I ...
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Deploying a rails app to 1&1 Virtual Server L Windows first steps

Evening all, I have a rails app that I need to deploy to a 1&1 Virtual Server L Windows. My setup uses a MYSQL db, rails 3.2, ruby 1.9 and was built on a mac. I have read numerous accounts of ...
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Deleting Users and their redirected data

On our network we have approximately 2000 users all with folder redirection enabled so all data is stored centrally. These are broken down into 3 folders: Desktop, Documents, Profile. Is there a way ...