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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apache 403 forbidden error when adding an alias, windows

I'm looking to add a alias to "C:/Apache24/static" in Apache, simple enough, right? Alias /static "C:/Apache24/static" <Directory "C:/Apache24/static"> Order allow,deny Allow from all ...
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Disabled SSLv3 to combat Poodle now cannot connect to SQL “Connection forcibly closed by remote host”

I have disabled SSL3 on my web server to combat the Poodle Vulnerability and now I am unable to connect to my SQL server using SQL Authentication. I just get "Connection forcibly closed by remote ...
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Files listed on WinShock (KB2992611) what do the different file sizes for the same file name mean?

Lsass.exe.mui 6.0.6002.23498 10,752 20-Sep-2014 03:46 Not applicable Lsasrv.dll.mui 6.0.6002.23498 50,688 20-Sep-2014 03:33 Not applicable Lsass.exe.mui 6.0.6002.23498 10,752 ...
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Server 2008 R2 doesn't boot after restart

I was moving my equipment from an enclosed rack to an open one and upgrading the switch. I RDP'd into the server and shut it down. When I go to start it back up I get the "Loading files" message with ...
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Clone windows server 2008 R2 [closed]

I want to clone windows server 2008 R2 to test synch of a quickbooks. I want to test the upgrade with the clone first to reduce risk. What is the best way to clone server for this requirement ?
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Disabling weak ciphers

Does anyone have any experience disabling weak ciphers on Windows Registry? Server doesn't have IIS installed. Below is the results of my security scan but not 100% what registry entries should be ...
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Remote Desktop - remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified

We just setup some new Windows 2008 R2 servers and we are unable to Remote Desktop into them from our Windows 7 desktops. Remote desktop connects, but after we provide credentials we get: The ...
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Folder redirection save times are awful slow

I recently set up folder redirection for Documents on Server 2008, but it's painfully slow at the moment. My users are all using Visual Studio 2010, and a save takes 20-30 seconds (whereas it used to ...
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ASP.NET rejected this request because the queue limit was exceeded

When i run my website from IIS i got this error. ASP.NET rejected this request because the queue limit was exceeded. My users getting the error message: This service is unavailable Recycling the ...
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SQL Server Multiple Instances but showing the same databases

I am running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and need to have multiple instances which I have installed. However, when I restore a database onto one instance, it is showing up on the other ...
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How can I redirect requests for a site in IIS to a different external server?

I am about to move my website away from IIS to a Linux VPS. Part of this involves updating zone records. There will be some time from when I change my zone records to when they are propagated to ...
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How do I shrink an EBS volume on Windows Server 2008?

I have a Windows Server 2008 instance on EC2. I need to shrink one of the drives (non-root) to a certain amount. Is there are well defined way of doing it? Thanks
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gpupdate doesn't work on everything

On a Win2008 Domain Controller, I've changed an user account property "Account is sensitive..." Of course, I want that GPO to apply immediately So I try gpupdate (or gpupdate /force), but it ...
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cannot logon time and date do not match server 2008

For the past two days, some of my users get an error that they cannot logon to their workstations (Windows 7) because the time and date do not match the server (Server 2008 R2). They DO match. The ...
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Recommended servers for small databases [duplicate]

I work in a research institute in India. We have old Windows server 2003 SP-2 Standard Version. Of course we need to switch to a newer one. What are the recommendations for complete new setup ...
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DNS settings on managed switches in LAN

We have a Windows 2008 server that is connected to a managed switch with about 15 Cat5e connections and three fiber branches that go to different parts of campus. At each of these parts there is ...
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DNS settings on computers and switches [duplicate]

Noob questions. I have static IPs on many of my Windows computers in our Windows 2008 domain. In the network settings at each, I have an a static IP and subnet. The default Gateway is set to our ...
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Setting DNS TTL for an external address

To start with, I don't know jack about DNS servers. I have been stuck with resolving a problem with a DNS-Server because I discovered a problem with one of our systems and determined that it was ...
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Internet drops out randomly for short periods of time (LAN issue)

I run a network (I'm just a math teacher) at my school. We get random 10 or so minute periods (I'd guess three a day on average) where the Internet is not accessible from within the LAN. If I go to ...
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Add VPN To WIndows VPS via RDP ? (Internet access - A Quick n Easy Way)

I have a VPS running Windows Server 2008 R2 with one NIC hosting some websites. I have tried to install OpenVPN with no success. I am trying to set up for VPN with 1x user and password specifically ...
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BitLocker chkdsk error

Utilizing internal USB drives on the motherboard I have been attempting to implement BitLocker onto our physical servers. I have tried 6 of them, all HP servers and all of them give the same error. ...
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LDAP query to obtain distinguished name of a list of users

Hi im working on a migration process on which we are migrating users from one server to another domain controller. Right now I have a list of users I migrated, but I also got another of them I didnt. ...
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How to Install Skype domain-wide

You know Live Messenger is over and we have to migrate to Skype. I got two choices to do that on 40+ computers under the domain. Give standard users permission to install software. ...
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rcp files from windows 2008 server to linux box? (Running rcp on linux)

I am trying to run rcp command on rhel6 server to copy over files from a windows 2008 server but see this error message. /usr/bin/rcp administrator@10.225.185.112:"C:\nfsqa-rhel62-vm01.root.keytab" ...
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Issue with Mac RDP clients connecting to Server 2008 if change password at next logon checked

I have a weird issue I haven't been able to figure out (primarily because I don't have a Mac to play with). When a user is connecting into our Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 servers with local user ...
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How to disable 'Low Disk space' on Server 2008 and Hyper-V

My problem is showing on a Hyper-V setup, but is not strictly a Hyper-V problem. Hyper0V is exposing the symptom. I created a fixed size file on a drive in the host that almost fills the physical ...
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SQL Server 2008 Timeout Expired

I asked the question below on Stackoverflow without any answers, however, someone suggested I ask the question on serverfault also. Hopefully someone can help. I recently publish my ASP.Net MVC 3 web ...
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DHCP reservations for a range of MAC addresses

Question Our DHCP server is set up to only give IP addresses to machines that it knows about (all IPs excluded, reservations for each MAC address). Part of the address range is used for virtual ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise does not recognize total of 20 GB of RAM

I have a HP ProLiant DL 120 G7 installed windows server 2008 r2 enterprise, came from the factory with 4GB of ram (2 GB + 2) and added another 16GB (8 + 8 GB) but the OS shows up with 20 GB total over ...
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Bginfo via GPO Server 2008 r2 - Timer Not Working

I am running Bginfo via GPO on Server 2008 r2 with Windows 7 clients. The bat file (below) is run by: User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Scripts (Logon/Logoff). Bat File ...
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Local group policy taking precedence over Default domain controller policy

Modified Default domain controller policy to disable and rename the Guest account name using below settings Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> ...
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Failure in PHP_MINIT_FUNCTION(Wincache) with Wordpress, Microsoft Azure and IIS

I'm starting experience very annoying downtimes with my Wordpress installation hosted in a shared environment in Microsoft Azure PAAS, where PHP is executed under IIS. First of all I tried to ...
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Enable activity logging on Cygwin open SSH (sftp) server install on Windows Server 2008 [duplicate]

I've successfully installed and configured OpenSSH using the Cygwin package on a Windows 2008 Server. I have also installed the Syslog-ng Cygwin package and configured it so that I receive basic ...
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Setting ORACLE_HOME in Oracle RAC 11g

I've got two (2) nodes in an Oracle RAC 11g in Windows Server 2008. Oracle software is installed in C:\app. I realized that the ORACLE_HOME path has not been set.. In System Properties-> Advanced -> ...
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Small Business Server Guidance - Does this quote look reasonable? [closed]

We asked for a quote to upgrade our server for our small business. The server runs QuickBooks, our inventory tracking program, 12 people’s outlook emails and basic document storage. Do these ...
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Windows Reverse Lookup Zone & Subnetting

We have a /23 subnet that we are trying to create a reverse lookup zone on our Windows server. 172.16.150.0/23 Unfortunately we can't add a subnet mask. None of the links I've found thus far make ...
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How do I get Lync Server Web Conferencing to work?

We have a simple Lync setup with seperate virtual servers for Lync Front End, Lync Edge and we're running a Reverse Proxy. Desktop Clients both internal and external (network wise) are able to log in ...
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What is best configuration settings for Wordpress and MySQL on Win2008 + IIS7 stack?

I currently have four blogs that uses Wordpress running on a shared hosting company. This blogs have a considerable amount of visits and I'm constantly receiving warnings from the hosting company ...
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sccm 2012r2 client is offline

I have a primary site server and some client that was installed during client push installation . but just now I swa that one of my client is not getting policy from site server .I ran client ...
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Minimum Number of Port need to Open between Windows Client & Domain Controller Only

I just want to know, which port need to be open if i place firewall between Windows Client ( XP or 7 ) and Domain Controller ( Window Server 2008 R2 ) Please note it is between Client and DC and not ...
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Use Services Snap-in to Manage Remote Computer not Connected to Domain

I have remote machine that I would like to manage using services.msc. The machine is not connected to the domain so I can't run the management tools as a user that the remote machine knows about. ...
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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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How to setup a group profile based for terminal server via LDAP?

I have 4 terminal server "they are clustered together." All of them have the same specs and same configuration. and have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed on them. All users are using LDAP to log in. ...
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How do I allow (remote) IISReset through the firewall on Win Server 2008

I'm trying to run the following, to reset IIS on a remote machine. IISReset <remoteMachine> If I disable the domain firewall, everything works fine. With the firewall enabled, I get ...
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Domain member server causing continuous login failure for Administrator account

One of our domain member servers keeps producing continuous login failures (caught in Event viewer via Audit Policy) almost every minute. Here's a typical failure log (names & IPs obfuscated): ...
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Windows Web Server Login Attempts

We have a cloud web server serving several e-commerce websites, which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5. We access the server via RDC. After looking at the windows security log I can see ...
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PCI Compliance: File Integrity Checkers [closed]

We're looking for a file integrity checker for our windows server environment. Anyone have any good suggestions?
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How do I know which shared folders file have moved under windows server 2008?

I have Windows 2008 domain controller. I also use this server for users' shared folders. I'd like to know the users shared folder files movement on the server side. For example, when someone moves ...
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Events ID 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active Directory

I have newly registered a virtual private server (windows 2008 R2). My problem is when i install an Active Directory and DNS Roles, it raises events 4013 for DNS and 1844 for Active Directory. What ...
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iSCSI Volume disappears from physical server during windows backup

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that I back up to an remote iSCSI volume via Windows server backup. I use Microsoft's iSCSI Initiator and Target software on both the Local machine and the remote ...