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 can I determine number of servers and configuration? [duplicate]

I am developing a GIS application which support for 20000(twenty thousand ) concurrent users/second. This application is used to find way in a very large shop center. My database is: PostgreSQL ...
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powershell vs GPO for installation, configuration, maintenance

My question is about using powershell scripts to install, configure, update and maintain Windows 7 Pro/Ent workstations in a 2008R2 domain, versus using GPO/ADMX/msi. Here's the situation: Because ...
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FileSystemWatcher Exception - The network BIOS command limit has been reached

I have tried asking this question on Stackoverflow, considering it is related to programming, but it appears it is more of a server issue than anything. I have .Net framework 3.5 based application ...
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IIS Shared Configuration Share for Cluster FTP Service on Server 2008 R2

Microsoft gives the following order for setting up the Clustered FTP (after installing IIS, FTP Service, and setting up your Cluster): Set up a file share that will be used for IIS Shared ...
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Installing DFS role in Windows2008 R2

I have 2008 R2 server with existing File server, IIS & Application server roles. But, DFS was not selected while installing File server role. Can we add this feature in existing file server role ...
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Windows Forward Events Missing User Data and Description

I have Subscription Events set to forward windows server 2008's Terminal Services/LocalSessionManager/Operational logs to another window's server 2008's Forward Events section. The Subscription Event ...
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EFS on MySql Data Folder Prevents MySql Service from Starting

I'm trying to encrypt my MySql database at rest. I have been looking at Truecrypt and EFS - I ultimately went with EFS because I can simply encrypt an existing folder without having to create a ...
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run a program from network location as scheduled task

I am running a windows server 2008 R2. When trying to run a scheduled task (manually and automatically triggered), the Last Run Time results in "Access is Denied". History shows: Task Scheduler ...
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Looking for advice, domain controller/remote logon

Alright, so we currently have 2 locations with 10 pcs at each location. We're looking for a solution that will allow us to have any user, use any PC, at either location and be able to login without ...
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AWS Server 2008, Restore RDP-Tcp Connection from Remote Desktop Session Host Manager

I accidentally deleted the RDP-Tcp Connection from Remote Desktop Session Host Manager. Is there a way that I can restore connectivity via the registry or the file system? Obviously I am an idiot, ...
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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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Adding a windows 2012 server in domain controller role to 2003 active directory domain with 2008 member servers and exchange 2007 present

Current configuration Windows 2003 server standard edition - domain controller role (nodeB) Windows 2008 server R2 standard edition - domain controller role (nodeV) Windows 2008 server ...
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DVR monitoring through Terminal Server

I'm trying to view my CCTV cameras through a terminal server session using windows server 2008 R2 inside my network. I'm using the Graphical Interface Software of the DVR. The problem is that when I ...
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How many hosting packages are recommended on a dedicated server [duplicate]

I have a dedicated server with these specs: Cpu port speed Ram HDD E3-1230-3.20Ghz-8 Cores 1Gbps 32GB ...
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Backup program completely disappeared over the weekend

Good morning everyone, I got an email on Friday from my backup software telling me I had some minor errors. I got in today and went to fix the errors but couldn't find ANY trance what so ever of the ...
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Server 2008 R2 installer fails on reboot

I have an IBM IntelliStation Z Pro (except model unknown) with a Rosewill RC-201 RAID controller. When trying to install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 the installation begins, I select the drivers, and ...
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How do I migrate, and rename a computer using ADMT command line?

I've checked all the ADMT documentation, experimented with negative results and am unable to get ADMT to rename a computer during a migration. The command I'm using is: C:\admt>admt computer ...
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How to remove orphaned Domain Controller's DNS records?

It looks like in the past there were some two improperly decommissioned Domain Controllers (DC1 and DC2) that belonged to this domain. I am concluding this based on some remaining records in the ...
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FTP client receives whole file, but always closes connection before finishing

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard machine, I'm having trouble connecting to and downloading a file from a Windows FTP server. Filesize is ~3KB to 6KB. Very rarely ~100KB to ~500KB, but the server ...
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How do I manage Windows like Linux/Unix: administrative rights by group membership without accidents and without sharing Administrator password?

I am making some fundamental changes to a Windows Server 2003 / 2008 environment. On the Unix side, my security constraints are simple: Users who should have admin rights are in a special group ...
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Proper way to create an NS record in Windows DNS

In BIND, you create an NS record that points to an A record: labs.example.com. IN NS ns1.example.com. ns1.example.com. IN A 192.168.80.50 In Windows DNS, you are first asked to provide the Domain ...
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Need to check disk size for folder mounted volume using check_nt from Nagios

I may be missing something, but it seems like the -l argument for USEDDISKSPACE seems to only apply to volumes mounted by Windows letter system. I've tried using the following arguments for -l: ...
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Vendor lock-in or administration risks (PaaS vs IaaS) [closed]

Choosing best way to host my ASP.NET application. Choosing between hosting on a Paas (e.g. Azure Web Roles) or IaaS (e.g. order a Windows VPS and administrate it myself). I'm developer but have no ...
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A way to pass / add addtional variables to URL in Windows Server 2008 acting as DHCP and DNS server?

We have a Windows 2008 SP2 server running as our DHCP and DNS server with IIS7 installed, every website request in the office goes through this server. Is there a way for us to add or to pass ...
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Server 2008: Keyset does not exist when installing scheduled task

The product I work on has an installer that does a whole bunch of things, including installing regular files, setting registry keys, installing websites and web services on IIS and creating scheduled ...
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Slow disks but lots of RAM - optimization tips?

I have a Windows Server 2012 with rather slow hard-drives BUT with a lot of RAM and I can't change that (it's an Amazon EC2 actually). What can I do to optimize performance? I have 16 GB of physical ...
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Windows Site-to-site VPN: One way traffic issue

Site 1: Windows 2008 R2 It's the receiving side of the site-to-site PPTP VPN 192.168.1.4 Site 2: Windows 2003 It's the dialing side of the site-to-site PPTP VPN 10.0.23.70 The VPN connects ...
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Multiple W2K8 CNames with the same file share name to one server [closed]

I'm the sole DBA at a "juvenile-tier" SAAS company, which means that I came up through the dev track and knew how to feel out small and large queries and network transfers, and interface with a ...
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Notification of low DHCP pool in split scope setup

In Windows Server 2008 R2, it is possible to read the Event Viewer for EventID 1020 which is an indication that the DHCP pool is running low on addresses. What if I have two DHCP servers in my domain ...
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How to deal with windows services that don't start or need recycled every now and then?

A number of vendor windows services does not start in service mode or it needs recycling whenever our testing is halted. I am able to run it as application, but it requires me to logged on the ...
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BPA for AD Server 2008 and 2008 R2 DCs W32Time setting complaint

I have been going through some of the warnings raised by BPA against our DCs to make sure everything is as it should be. Everything has been going well until I got to the following warnings: The ...
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Group policy: deploying a space as a registry value

I am trying to use Group policy preferences to deploy a registry key that has an empty space as its only value (one press of the space bar). I am using: User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows ...
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Error: “Parameter is incorrect” when opening 0b bat/cmd

Having sort of issue that is more likely annoying when need to create short batch script (though it's not scripting issue). I want to right-click on desktop and create new text file. Rename it and ...
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How can I upgrade an ancient Win 2000 based domain controller to Windows 2008/2012? (by replacement)

We're running Windows 2000 as our domain controller (!) and a separate backup domain controller, but as the PDC is 12 years old we would like to replace it. We have a couple of 2008 R2 and Win 2012 ...
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Outlook discovers old server instead of Office 365 (Exchange Online) server?

I deleted my old server with my Exchange server - I did not uninstall Exchange first, so I'm afraid that some stuff still floating around about my old exchange server. We've moved to Exchange Online ...
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Windows Active Directory Authentication and XAMPP Apache server [closed]

I installed XAMPP server in my Windows 2008 server and I want to restrict access to htdocs folder so only users in active directory could see my intranet website. I enabled following modules in ...
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Java HTTPClient Proxy Authentication

I need to setup a local dev environment behind an authenticated proxy. I'm using Squid as the proxy and have written a java program using Apache Java HTTP client to ensure I can connect outside of the ...
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Server 2003 and Server 2008 BCDEdit BSoD

We upgraded Server 2003 to Server 2008 and upon reboots kept getting asked which OS to load. So I used BCDEdit to set the default entry and when I rebooted, I was no longer asked which OS to load, but ...
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For in batch has weird behavior while reading folders

Im trying to do a simple batch (it is not the whole thing, but that's the part that is making everything fail) @echo off for /f "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir /s /b /a:d "e:\tmp\*"') do ( echo %%G ...
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Questions about OpenVPN

So, I have an OpenVPN server on Windows Server 2008. Here are the settings (sorry, it's Russian, but I think it's understandable) http://imgur.com/824zYNa http://imgur.com/pP2m22w It is a VPS, so I ...
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Save Custom View from Event Viewer in .evtx

I have a Custom View in the Event Viewer with a couple of Event id's. I know you can save those event id's in an .evtx file to open it. This proces has to be executed manually. Now is my question, how ...
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Tool to check Microsoft Patch release dates

Our production window to apply any patches is always the 3rd weekend of the month. So in May-14 it would be the weekend of 05/17 and 05/18. Since Microsoft releases the patches always on 2nd Tuesday ...
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Script to export custom view Event Viewer to .evtx Powershell

This is my PowerShell script to export data from a Custom View in the Event Viewer via the XML data. set-executionpolicy unrestricted [xml]$CustomView = @" <QueryList> <Query Id="0" ...
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Users on company domain accessing a SharePoint site or SharePoint drive mapping results in prompt for credentials

Overnight, seemingly, SharePoint on a server in our domain has stopped automatically logging in users via Windows Authentication, in two instances: a local intranet site that is SharePoint ...
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Backup/export custom view automatically from Event Viewer

How can I simply export or back-up a custom view from the event viewer? I do not want to export the regular Event logs, such as: System, Application, Security etc. But I want to export automatically ...
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Intel processor has 8 threads but only showing 4 in task manager

I have a server with an Intel Xeon E3-1240 3.3Ghz processor. According to intel's website this processor has 4 cores and 8 threads, however in Windows Task Manager there are only 4 showing. The ...
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svchost mhosts, eventlog, dhcp CPU utilization issue

On a Windows Server 2008 SP1 svchost is using 50% CPU on a couple of machines. On checking using tasklist /SVC found that imhosts, eventlog and dhcp are the services using the CPU. Read that clearing ...
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Windows Server, Apache HTTP Server and MySQL configuration odd? [closed]

It is poor form to have Apache running on a windows server and connected to a MySQL database? I've heard that MySQL is better in a linux environment.
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Deploy Software using active directory without remote login [closed]

I'm looking for a way to deploy a package(Maybe MSI) trough the Active directory, I know it's possible, but as I know it requires a remote login on the servers in order to download the package and ...
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Unable to determine forest/domain functional level

I already have a domain controller setup on Wind2k8 R2 Standard and am trying to get another system running on Win2k8 R2 Enterprise to also become another domain controller for the same domain. For ...