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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What is a good (commercial) high capacity SFTP Server for Windows?

We are currently using Titan FTP Server, but we have found that it has a memory leak. It also seems to fail two to three times a week during high load periods causing problems for our clients. When ...
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What should I do if an necessary client application has to run on an older (vulnerable) framework?

A client needs to have .NET Framework 4 installed and not patched so their software running on their Windows 2008 R2 Server functions properly. This sparks the questions: When is it okay to ...
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Accessing the disk under Task Scheduler

I'm running a couple of console applications using task scheduler. These are applications that perform little backoffice tasks and run as C# console applications. The applications themselves run ...
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Obtain product keys of client machines on Windows Server

How can I obtain Windows product keys of all clients that are joined to domain (Windows Server 2008R2)? The fact is I can't find which computer is linked to one specific licence key that I have. Is ...
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Mirrored local accounts to connect to database on different server and domain

My database client and database server are on different machines and are not connected to the same domain (this is not supported with my web host). I'm not keen to send username/password details via a ...
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Bind IP to an Programm

today i have experied some problems with few games called 7 days to die (Windows), Starbound (Win/Linux), Cubeworld (Win)! Simply we provide gameservers on Windows and Linux host systems! This works ...
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How to determine if the user requested a certificate using “Mark keys as exportable”?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 running a standalone CA (certificate authority) and the web enrollment, so the users access http://[server-name]/certsrv websote for request certificates. The Advanced ...
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Have net ads join create a PTR record

When using the net ads join command to join a Linux host (CentOS 6.5) to a domain (Windows Server 2008 DCs), an A record is created but not a corresponding PTR record. Is it possible to have the PTR ...
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KMS - What clients are licensed?

We have been running KMS for a while now and I am curious what clients are currently using this licensing method. I can easily pull the event logs from the server and comma delimited parse them in ...
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Can you publish a public IP route over a Windows RRAS VPN?

I'm trying to direct traffic to a public IP range to travel over our VPN without redirecting all traffic over the VPN. I've added the IP via RRAS > VPN > IPv4 > Static Routes however, the public IP ...
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Windows Firewall blocked port - redirect to webpage

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Stadard VM. I've learned how to block a port by accessing Windows Firewall With Advanced Security and adding a New Rule. Is there a way to redirect traffic to a ...
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How can I get the current OU with a PowerShell login script?

I am setting up a Terminal Server 2008 which will be used by different client organisations, each with multiple individual user accounts. I would like each client organisation to have a drive mapped ...
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How do I renew a Web Server certificate in Windows Server 2008?

The SSL certificate for my web site just expired a few days ago, and I would like to renew it. I originally issued it two years ago using my Windows 2008 Certificate Authority, and it's worked ...
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Persistent static route stops working after VPN drops and reconnects

I've got a VPN between two networks, one home and one office (A and B). Their subnets are: (A) 192.168.1.0 and (B) 192.168.0.0 The two networks have identical ADSL routers. Unfortunately these can ...
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Limit resource usage (CPU) when running PHP script in CLI mode

Background I am calling using exec() from a PHP script to call the PHP executable php.exe in CLI mode to run a script. The command I am sending looks like: exec('/path/to/php.exe ...
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Windows 2008 system folder permissions

I'm trying to read the DHCP server logs in C:\Windows\System32\dhcp. Initially, I tried to read them with nxlog, but nxlog complained that the files don't exist. Then I opened up a Python IDLE shell ...
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RDP in 2008 R2 domain no longer working - possible Kerberos issue

Everything was working fine and no changes were made. For no apparent reason, we can no longer RDP to any domain computers except for the domain controllers themselves. This includes Windows 7 clients ...
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Application crashes on Windows 2008 Server R2 [closed]

I am trying to run an application on a clean installation of Windows 2008 Server R2. When I start it I get ObjectWindowsException with the following error: "Create fail for windows mStatica 3, 0, ...
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Why do my backup fail when I target a network share hosted by a Synology DS211 disk station?

My backups are failing when I try to use a network share hosted by a Synology DS211 disk station. They work fine if I target a different network share (i.e. \server1\data\larry). When I run the ...
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NFS server Windows 2008 - mounting via linux - input/output error help

I want to try mounting a folder with NFS - I set up the NFS sharing on a windows 2008 R2 server, specified hosts in the NFS permissions (by IP address) and mounted via /etc/fstab it mounts, but when ...
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How should an experienced Windows SysAdmin learn Linux? [closed]

I have a new hire starting in a few weeks who is an experienced Windows SysAdmin. I think he's fairly senior on the Windows side, with a pretty deep AD understanding and experience with Exchange ...
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getting www to appear in address bar for site hosted on vps

Hopeful I posted this on the right stackExchange. I have a site hosted on a VPS with Windows Server 2008 (not R2). When I type in www.example.com it takes me to my site but the address bar only ...
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“Virtual” shared storage for SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster

I am trying to set up a virtual test environment for a SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster (2 nodes) running on Hyper-V. The cluster requires a shared storage to function properly, however in this test ...
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win server 2008r2 network share error element not found

I have setup a Windows Server 2008R2 with DNS and AD. When I define a shared folder on the Server and connect to it via \domain.lan\folder I can see the content but if I try to change something in ...
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how to make webrick server accessible on the web on windows server 2008

This is a nuub question (i'm more of a programmer given an admin task right now). I have a rails application that works just fine on a remote windows server 2008 machine (it's rails 2.3.5, and I run ...
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Get-ADComputer OperatingSystem property is missing

Although all the online documentation and examples state there should be an OperatingSystem property for the results of Get-ADComputer I don't have one on my Win Server 2008 R2. Here is all I have on ...
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How to regain access to dedicated backup drives in Server 2008?

Our company has found the need to move from Window Sever Backup (WSB), and I would like to, for the lack of better words, reclaim the drives I was using for the backups. WSB has made these drives ...
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Preventing Login From Specific Computers with Group Policy

I have a very small network with a handful of users and machines. I would like to control which users can access which machines by using Group Policy. Here is a basic overview of my current setup. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: User account set to not show on login

This afternoon I set up a Win Server 2008 R2 system for use with Team Foundation source code control. In order to give my team-mates the right to connect, I had to create a user account for each ...
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Proxying all requests for a Windows Server

Is it possible to proxy out all requests from a Windows server? We have a proxy set up but for each situation I need to configure that application to use a proxy. For example, I can set the proxy ...
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Performance and Microsoft Security Essentials Real Time Protection on Server 2008

Is it smart to turn off real time protection for Microsoft Security Essentials on Server 2008? Will this help with performance? I have it running a scan every night.
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Correct FQDN Setting?

I can see from SMTP logs that some mail is being rejected OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 Sxxx - 25 - - 504+:+Helo+command+rejected:+need+fully-qualified+hostname 0 0 69 0 47 SMTP In ...
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Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler Tasks Not Executing

I've been having an intermittent problem for some time now with the Windows Task Scheduler that I can't work out. I use the task scheduler to run a C# app I've written that has various plugins used to ...
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How do I let a non-admin manage IIS 7 on a Domain Controller?

I've got IIS 7 running on two Server 2008 machines. One is a Domain Controller. How do I let my web guy manage IIS -- create applications and virtual directories, modify all settings -- without ...
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When ran as a scheduled task, cannot save an Excel workbook when using Excel.Application COM object in PowerShell

I'm having an issue where I've automated creating an Excel.Application COM object, add some data into a workbook, and then saving the document as an xlsx. This works fine if: I'm already in ...
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ssh from osx to windows server: how to increase buffer size?

I need to allow mac users to connect to a Windows Server 2008 machine via ssh. I am using freesshd as my ssh server, and have set powershell.exe as my command shell in freesshd (so that they can use ...
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Remove delete permission for active directory group in Microsoft 2008 Server R2

I've created a group in Active Directory and I would like to prevent all users in this group from being able to delete any files on the server. How would I go about doing this?
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Sharepoint - Announcement Permissions

I've got a strange situation. I've been added to a support role that has an older install of Sharepoint (2007). One of my users approached me to ask me about a strange issue. When she opens the ...
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Windows Scheduled tasks ends prematurely, so server doesn't run

I'm trying to run Django on my Windows Server 2008 machine. I can do this manually by calling python manage.py runserver 54321, which launches Django's server at http://127.0.0.1:54321 -- then I can ...
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Opening a recently modified word file on server 2008 opens previously unmodified file

I have Windows Server 2008 serving as domain controller and file server. The file we mainly work on are MS office 2007 files. The problem I'm having is that sometimes, when 'User A' modifies a word ...
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Bad idea to jump two versions in a server OS upgrade?

I have a ASP.NET website running on Windows Server 2003 and I would like to move it to a new server with a more recent OS. Would it be OK to jump directly to Windows Server 2012 or should I see how ...
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FSRM: Why quota settings don't pass from template to each quota?

First, I created a quota template (named 900MB) and defined a notification threshold to send an email in case 90% usage is exceeded. There, under Send e-mail to the following administrator I added ...
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Add SSH host key to another user's PuTTY cache

I have written a PS1 script that 7-zips a file and uses PuTTY's SCP to store it at my back-up server. I have tested it and it works perfectly. Then I log into my SQL Server Agent and add an extra ...
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how to only present/bind Windows Server NFS share on/to specific network?

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, multiple NICs on different networks, lab environment (not production), NFS configured, NFS shares deployed. How can I isolate the NFS share such that it is only available ...
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Auto-login to aws ec2 instance running windows on startup

I'm trying to run a service on startup of a windows instance on amazon. So far it is a manual process where I have to start rdp in, log in and then start the process. I'd like it when the instance ...
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What's the downtime limit of a domain controller (DC)?

On my VMware ESXi environment there are 10 VMs running. One of the VMs is the domain controller (Windows Server 2008 R2). The other VMs are configured with a static DHCP and DNS IP address in their ...
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Multiple user logons (Domain, Terminal Services) - How to determine if a user access token is invalid after password change

Our users work in terminal services domain environment. It happens sometimes that users are logged on multiple servers. When security policy forces user to change the password, he changes it on one ...
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Can you view an individual events size in the Windows Event Log?

I'm currently using Windows 2008, and would like to view an individual event's size in the Windows Event Log (Application, Security, System logs). I have tried right clicking and selecting ...
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How do I autoscale windows servers w/ amazon ec2

I'm building a distributed app which consists of a load balancer, web-server, database server, messaging queue, and backend workers. Workers consume messages off the queue, perform tasks and then ...
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Should I worry about Split I/O in a SAN?

We have a NetApp Storage system presenting LUNs to a few Hyper-V clusters. When running a system performance trace (in perfmon) on a 2008 R2 there's a warning about a "high level of Split I/O". ...