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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Corrective action for file security after Windows server rename

I have renamed a Windows Server using the Control Panel feature. This worked fine at first. Today I noticed that I was unable to rename a certain file that I always was able to rename before. This ...
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Determining whether app is bandwidth constrained.

I have a asp.net web application that runs on a windows 2008 R2 Server. Occasionally I get complaints from end users that response time is slow. My suspicion is the issues are related to the fact ...
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SQL Server Timeout issues at random times causing performance degradation

I am having random timeout during a brief period of time on certain days. My CPU, Memory looks fine. So I ran Performance Monitor during these spikes and found my average disk sec/read was 5.8 ...
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Structuring an OU to properly model an Organizational Hierarchy

I'm experimenting with using OUs in my network's Active Directory and group policy. However, I'm having a little trouble figuring out the right way to structure my OUs so that I can have individual ...
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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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Deleted deleted temp appPools folder

I accidentally deleted the deleted temp app Pools folder, what can I do all my sites dont show up? This is on server Windows 2008. I restarted IIS but nothing. I dont have access to a backup at the ...
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IKEv2 VPN Error 808 in client

I configured my VPN Server to use IKEv2 via this guide. But when I want to connect to my server it return 808 error. In the guide in Configure Routing and Remote Access section in step 5 it said to ...
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How do I lock a file for editing that's stored on a shared folder?

I have installed a windows server 2008 r2 with file service enabled. I have a network with 5 computers with windows 7 and all are on the same workgroup (I do not have domain controller and active ...
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IP auto changed on Win2k8 VM

I'm having a problem with my Win2k8 virtual machine. After the virtual machine boot, it gets an IP address from DHCP. But later on, NTP makes a big time shift, so Windows automatically renew (in fact ...
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Enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 SP2

Is it possible to enable TLS 1.1 and 1.2 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 (not R2) running IIS7? I've tried changing the registry and using IIS Crypto to enable it but it seems its not working. If its not ...
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Running desktop software as a “service”

We've got a Windows Server Standard 2008 server that needs to run QuickBooks Sync Manager, which is an application that only works properly from one user account (the account that configured it). The ...
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Does Windows Server backup use BITS?

I've been told that Windows Server 2008 and newer uses the BITS service to transfer files that are backed up to a UNC share (using Windows server backup/NTbackup) but I can't find any documentation to ...
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CSS and JS not showing when hosted on IIS

I have HTML 5 web application. I'm hosting it on IIS in Windows Web Server 2008. Problem: IIS only shows the text. Not the CSS and JS. I have tried all things. I have given Full permissions to ...
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How to proceed to switch raid 1 disk from secondary to primary?

I have a Dell PowerEdge T100 server with Windows Server 2008 and raid1 configuration. I've just replaced the secondary disk by a new one. (it was pred fail = yes) Now, the raid1 status is ok and the ...
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How to automatically deploy and update software to domain users

We have a set of software programs every employee uses. How is it possible to automatically install that software as soon as an employee is logging in to our domain and does not have it installed ...
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is scheduled backup via standard windows backup gui supported over network?

OS Windows server 2008 Standard [note: this is not R2] Plot we are trying to switch from usb attached backups to over the network backup Issues: When i use the standard Windows backup GUI and ...
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Error on RSOP for Audit policy on DC

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Please see the print-screen, I am unable to understood why such error is showing on my Domain Controller. I have also checked on Winlogon.log, ...
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Is that OK to leave a small endless loop script running on server? [closed]

Looks like I need to update the full scenario here for all. Our users need to pick up whatever they need from our file server to sync to remote location, but users have limited permissions on file ...
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Enumerate Windows DNS Server Zone attributes via shell

I'd like to use a command-line tool to list a (primary) zone's configured secondary servers, if any. Dnscmd comes close with: dnscmd server /ZoneResetSecondaries:[list of secondaries] But, I ...
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Active Directory: pfSense failing?

I have set up PfSense as a router and I have linked two Windows Servers to it. I can ping from SERVER01 to SERVER02 and PfSense can also ping to them. The problem is, on SERVER01 I have set up the ...
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Does Local Server Admin Become Domain Admin When New Domain Is Created?

Does the local server administrator become a domain administrator when new a domain is created on that server? This question relates to a 2008 server. Whenever I login through Logmein I am logging ...
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Windows Server - Redirecting Requests for Public IP to Localhost

I have a client that has a Windows Server 2008 box running two different set of scripts. One set of scripts is hosting several websites under several different domains. The other set of scripts is ...
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Unable to turn on firewall on domain controller

On my domain controller (Server 2008 RTM SP2), the firewall is on for Private and Public profile, but it is of for Domain Profile. I'd like to turn it on, but when I click on Windows Firewall ...
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Third Party Wildcard Certificate on DCs for LDAPS

I am trying to provide Authentication as a Service to my customers. LDAP authentication is perfect for this however I am not a fan of clear text sessions.... enter LDAPS. Active Directory of course ...
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What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken?

What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken (unresponsive), I don't have console access, and the server isn't physically close? On Linux, if VNC wasn't working, I ...
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Can ping and browse IP, FQDN, and hostname but can't browse via SMB to hostname of server

Got a strange problem where on a server 2008 machine I am trying to browse to another server 2008's shares on a different site. I can ping the server's ip address fine, I can ping the servername ...
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Best way to deploy Powershell 4.0 on Windows 7 sp1 and server 2008

I am planning to deploy powershell 4.0 on all Win 7 and server 2008 and 2008R2. I did some research about this, but couldn't find the official way to do it. I can just use batch file or GPO to ...
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Logging detailed network activity on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network. They've verified with their cable company that the issue is not related to any cable company outages. The ...
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GPO installed network printers wont show up under user account but only admin login

I use GPO to push out a network printer per machine from server 2008. but it only shows up under admin account. I restarted the PC , login logoff , gpupdate /force.... then it still only shows up on ...
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How can I install URLScan?

I went to the official Microsoft site to install URLScan 3.1 from here However, the Web Platform Installer 4.6 is unable to find the extension to IIS. I've looked in the complete list, as well as ...
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Backup Exec 2012: How to restore file from tape made on other server?

We have Backup Exec 2012 on Windows Server 2008 servers. I am on "server A", I have a tape from "server B". On "Server A", I can inventory and catalog the tape, and see the backup sets on it. But ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Web Deploy - slow and full of errors

When I say slow, I'm talking something like 10-30kb per second. And on some files larger than 1MB, I'll occasionally get errors like this: 3/18/2014 12:21:08 PM:C:\Program ...
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Running PHP/MySQL on Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I have a client that has a fairly basic web ordering system that was built for them many years ago. It is based on runs fine on PHP 5.3. Now, it connects to a (even older) warehouse management system ...
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How to forbid usage of web.config files?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with IIS7.5 installed. I need to provide users with read-write access to some directory tree via WebDAV. The same users will also be able to reach the same directories ...
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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...
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Windows Server 2008 what is the proper way to export or backup security event log

Using WEVTUTIL.EXE to export the Windows Server 2008 Security event log, I get a permission problem (I have administrator privileges): c:> wevtutil epl security test.evtx "Failed to export log ...
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Windows server environment for the setup, testing and putting 3rd party server apps into production

Our company uses several 3rd-party server applications (Installed as services and desktops have client applications) installed on Windows Servers (virtual) along with SQL Server. All of this is under ...
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Windows Server 2008 Script to close share sessions

In the Share and Storage Managment console, you are able to close all session for a particular share by highlighting the share, clicking manage sessions, and closing your connections form there. Is ...
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Tracking OpenVPN user login

Situatio is that each user login is loged in log file. Each Server start log file is erased and created new. Is any way to log user logins into antoher file or other place that when server start it ...
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Quest Migration - AD account that doesn't sync properly

I have an issue with an AD account that has been "migrated" using Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory, version 8.8. This organisation currently have two forrests. Let's call them ad.local ...
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nslookup problems when disable recusion and forwarders

I had been getting errors looking up external sites (ex. yahoo.com) using nslookup on one of my member workstations. After trying nslookup specifying our other DNS server (call it serverB), nslookup ...
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Device manager vs wmi core count

A VM Windows 2008 R2 server was just setup with 12 cores and 12 GB ram. When I look at Task Manager only 8 cores show. When I look at WMI only 8 cores show. Looking in Device Manger 12 processors ...
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lsass.exe uses 2.4GB of memory when resolving a web page

I have a user who has been noticing slowdowns with his machine frequently. When investigating his system (Windows Server 2008 R2) processes, we saw that lsass.exe was using 2.4GB of memory. A reboot ...
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Security Log eating RAM

I've been troubleshooting some hellacious memory issues on a lot of servers in my domain as of late. I recently found this program called RAMMap from Sysinternals and it showed that my entire ...
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Moving/Redirecting File Shares with a Twist

I have to move some file shares from a machine with Win2008R2 Enterprise to another with Win2008 R2 Standard. The goal is to have the file shares only on the second, dedicated machine. Currently ...
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IIS / ARR: How to allow remote clients to a particular path, local connections to all

We are currently using IIS 7 + ARR 3 in order to generally block access to a particular Site except its '/Hub' sub path (using the steps outlined at ...
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How can I block “zenmate” plugin from Windows Server 2008 VM?

I am curious as to how I can block people from accessing my websites using the "Zenmate" Google Chrome extension? The sites are hosted on Windows Server 2008. These people are using the extension for ...
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Is it ok to just copy necessary dll files to a server instead of installing dependencies?

I deployed ASP NET MVC 3 application on server (win2008/iis7.5). Somehow i desided not to install MVC 3 package and devexpress( necessary for app). Instead I have just copied dlls of mvc and ...
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Apache vhost folder isolation on Windows server

I'm running a web server which has been attacked by a WordPress virus. After clearing all things that haved been drop everywhere in my www folder, I decided to isolate every vhost in their own ...
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RDP through SSH tunnel fails [closed]

I'm trying to set up RDP through SSH tunneling to an Amazon EC2 instance, but it is failing. I have set up PuTTY properly and can connect to the remote server via RDP and log in, but after successful ...