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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how to find the number of members in a Windows IP multicast

I am able to find multicast groups by using this in Command Prompt (I found this at serverfault How do I know if IP Multicasting is enabled on my network in Windows?). netsh interface ip show joins ...
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FTP Error 530, User cannot log in, home directory inaccessible

I've been tasked with setting up an FTP directory for a client of ours. I'm working from a Windows 2008 Server with IIS 7 installed. To create the FTP user directory I've followed this eHow tutorial. ...
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Using a different domain name

I configured the FQDN of a server to xyz.local and NetBIOS is xyz, What I want to ask is; can the server be configured to host an exchange server for a different name say abc.com
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What happens to GPT Partition after OS Reinstallation

I plan to reinstall a server 2008 OS, but i have other 4TB hard disks (G:,H:,I:)with GPT. Would i loose the GPT config and all the data on other drives after reinstalling the OS on C:?
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Windows 2008 R2 Not Printing From Scheduled Task

Problem Since the end of support is coming on July 14th for Windows servers 2003 we are moving all of our scheduled tasks to a Windows 2008 R2 server. We use a Microsoft(MS) Access 2003(mdb) ...
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Windows Server 2008 No Desktop or Start Button on User Login Server Manager Launches

I'm working at a small company and since I worked tech support about 8 years ago (and have been a Software Engineer for most of the time since then), I'm responsible for all things computer related. ...
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Windows Server 2012 - How to get the username/password of an IP that is trying to connect using RDS?

I'm new to server admin, hence my apologies if this is a very basic question. I was going through my server's event log when I noticed under 'Application and Service Logs > Microsoft > Windows > ...
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Getting Error ID 4625 when one service tries to access a shared path on another machine

I'm kind of a n00b when it comes to dealing with Server issues, so I need some help. Setup: I have a scenario where there are two machines involved, both of which are using Windows Server 2008 ...
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Recovery Tool does not recognize hard drive

This server was recently shut down due to power cut. When I tried booting up, BSOD appeared with an error stating : process1_initialization_failed. According to MS this was a result of corrupted boot ...
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Hiding the “System Reserved” partition in Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 SP2 assigned a drive letter to the 100MB "System Reserved" partition during install. It's not supposed to do that (should leave it with an unassigned letter) and it's also bad ...
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IIS7: can't set host name on site with SSL cert and port 443

Consider a Win 2008 SP2 machine with IIS7. The task is to apply a certificate and host name to the one and only Site on this machine. The site's host headers need to be abc.123.example.com The first ...
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DNS Amplification Attack

I have a windows 2008 server, which run a dns server for webs sites run on this server. I have report that our server used for an DNS Amplification Attack. in logs I see many queries bout isc.org. How ...
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Expanding a RAID 5 partitions on Dell T610 with PERC 6 with Windows 2008 R2

Here is my dilemma fellas, I have a Dell Poweredge T610 with a PERC 6 RAID controller running on Windows Server 2008 R2. OLD configuration: 3 x 1 TB SAS Drives in RAID 5 configuration I ...
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monitor windows server - running behind firewall using WMI

I'm havingg 100 windows machines which is running behind the firewall. But my monitoring server is running outside the network [ public]. For SNMP , I can put one proxy server inside the internal ...
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“Error Applying Security - Access is denied” while changing file permissions on windows server 2008

I'm an administrator on a Windows 2008 server. When I try to change file permissions on a directory, I get an error: Error Applying Security Access is denied. I am an administrator on the ...
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Windows 2008 Server with Plesk is crashing the applicationHost.config (due to over load) , What can I do to prevent it? [closed]

We are having Windows 2008 Server with Plesk, Which is crashing the applicationHost.config (due to over load), What can I do to prevent it? Path: ...
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Windows: Get the interface number of a NIC

I have the following problem: I have a server with a rather dynamic network configuration and need to configure routes on it with the IF parameter: route add ... mask ... ... if ? Is there a ...
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Allowing scheduled tasks to access a share requiring a username and password

I have a share setup using samba which requires username/password combination to access the files kept on it. The script that needs to access this share is running on a windows server as a scheduled ...
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How to create and GPO to set desktop background in Windows Server 2008R2?

I am using VMware Workstation 8. So far I have three VMs. Two VMs are Domain Controllers(DC) and one is a client machine. On one DC I created a Group Policy to set user background. I used the ...
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Windows domain - remove Win 10 Offer via GP

I'm struggling to remove the "Upgrade to Windows 10" Notification Area Icon on a bunch of Win 7 Pro machines on a 2008 R2 domain. No WSUS server. I've tried enabling "Turn off the upgrade to the ...
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Best Way to Track Brute-Force Username Enumeration / Failed Username Attempts AD

We have a Windows Server which has an application that resides on it, which uses domain credentials on login to the application. During a recent pen test, the testers were able to use the application ...
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installaling window server 2012 r2 - under partitioning disk option

during installation, i was prompted this screen below I realized if i click on new, there will be 2 partitions created, 1 for system reserved 1 for window installation and if i ignore all ...
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Sub domain different host

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 with AD, DNS, DHCP, IIS. I am hosting a domain example.com and have one public IP from my ISP. Port 80 is forwarded to IIS server. I have a NAS server and created a ...
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Remote desktop rule on windows server not working

I have installed Windows Server 2008_R2 as a virtual guest operating system on my Centos-6.5 (the host). I also want to install the remote desktop feature, so that each user connecting to the win ...
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How to run a php script under Window's Task Scheduler that outputs a CSV file

I need to run a php script that queries my DB and outputs the results as a CSV file. I have the script to produce the CSV and it worked perfectly when run on web browser. I just need to figure out how ...
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Domino 9.0.1 FP5 - messages failing from Google and Linked in - User is forcing 0x3FFC02 cipher spec bitmask for 13 ciphers

We just upgraded from Domino 8.5 to 9.0.1 FP5 and now google/linked in and maybe others cannot connect [0A44:0015-0618] 03/19/2016 12:50:52.14 PM SSLInitContext> User is forcing 0x3FFC02 cipher ...
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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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Error in getting powershell remote session through ssh-enabled PowerShell

I am trying to login to windows 2008 server "C" from my machine "A". There is machine in between "B" serving as jumpbox running windows server 2008 and running "SSH-Enabled PowerShell Access for ...
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Force Windows Server 2008 to use legacy BIOS bootloader instead of EFI

We have UEFI servers and have come across a situation where we need to force Windows Server 2008 to boot via the legacy BIOS method instead of through UEFI. Is there a way to tell Windows Server 2008 ...
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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 Backup Cannot Be Found (Unable to Restore)

I've got a bit of an issue and need some professional advice. One of our servers ended up crashing and I have a backup of the said server (Windows Server 2008 R2). The backup routinely backed up the ...
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How can I edit the boot configuration data (BCD) store of another disk?

BCDEdit allows for editing the bcd store of the current system drive (C: drive). Is there also a way to create and edit the bcd store of a secondary drive, so the system can boot from it later on? ...
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Whitelisting only specific ip range or program windows firewall

I want my windows firewall to block all of the connections, except connections who are RDP connections (to the RDP port), smb (smb port?), and from specific IP ranges. I've tried to add a rule that ...
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Error while Expanding Disk Space of virtual machine in Hyper-V server

I have one Virtual machine running on my hyper-v server which has allotted the disk space of 100GB, i have only created C drive in this machine and C drive of this machine is fully consumed due to ...
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Does Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 support RDS?

I need to know whether Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 supports RDS (Remote Desktop Services) a.k.a. Terminal Services. On a separate note (I would accept an answer without it): would I need ...
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Exchange server 2010 setup exits after copying setup files

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server which I have demoted from a domain controller because I wanted it to be part of another domain, which was looked after by another domain controller. I did this and then ...
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ping server 2008 and client windows 2007

server IP is 192.168.49.252 and client IP is 192.168.49.128 the client can ping the server but server cant ping the client, although server run the SW on the client but slowly slowly. it ping the ...
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All tasks in the Task Scheduler stop triggering until I restart the server (W.Server 2008 Datacenter)

First of all, some info: Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, 100% updated with Service Pack 2 and all the patches. I connect to it using "Remote Desktop Connection" (I don't now if this is relevant) I ...
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Unable to logoff, disconnect, or reset terminal server user in production environment

I'm looking for some ideas on how to disconnect, logoff, or reset a user's session in a 2008 Terminal Server (unable to login as the user either as it is completely locked-up). This is a production ...
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LDAPS being redirected to 389

We're trying to perform an LDAPS bind to a server which blocks 389 with a firewall so all traffic must travel over 636. In our test lab we're connecting to a test ldap (located on the same server) ...
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FTP/IIS Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process

In IIS 7.5 When trying to get current log files using CMD FTP client it gives error 550 error: "The file cannot be accessed because it is in use by another process" Checked processes using procmon ...
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How to set up routing for RRAS VPN connections

I have a NAT/firewall running DHCP for the LAN configured to forward the VPN ports directly to the Windows 2008R2 server behind the firewall on NIC1. The LAN switch is also connected to the firewall ...
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icacls adding SID instead of friendly name [closed]

I need to apply the icacls command from a server in the network, for example, server001 to a folder that is on server002. The objective is to add a local security group of server002 on a folder that ...
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Troubleshoot large number of TCP retransmits / dup ack / segment lost

I have a problem with RDC slowing to a crawl or disconnecting entirely. Client is XP SP3 w/ RDC 6, server is Win 2k8 R2. Both have been scanned thoroughly and found to be virus free. I downloaded ...
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Tracking down rogue GPO that is applying printers to all users?

I use GPOs to push printers out to 10 different site, each site has its own policy. But for some reason all sites are getting the printers from site 1 when they login to terminal servers. They don't ...
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Fully delete roaming profile on terminal server upon user logoff

We're using roaming profiles on our terminal servers (running Win2k8). Occasionally, it is necessary to delete some of them, for example because of corruption or to test something. They store only ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to a RAID 1 Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 server running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is a DC (among many other things) and runs my home network, but after 4 years in operation I am starting to get worried about ...
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Windows Log size Policy

I have implement the policy for Windows log size as follows ( Please see the print-screen ) But, when i click on Event Viewer -- Application -- Properties, i see below size ( please see below ...
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Remote service query (sc.exe query) fails with “access is denied” for one service, but not others

I'm trying to remotely uninstall a specific service, but get the famous "FAILED 5: Access is denied." message. I've reduced the test case to running sc \\remotemachine.domain.local query "flexnet ...
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Create domain policy to assign user rights

I’m a Unix administrator who also has to work with various MS Windows servers. For various tasks, I’m a lot more productive using the Unix tools that I’m familiar with and for a long time, I’ve been ...