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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Logging in locally to Domain controller - Windows AD [duplicate]

After enabling my AD role in my Windows Server 2012 R2 and promoting it as a Domain Controller, I am no longer able to login locally onto the Windows Server itself. Specifying my ...
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Windows web server 2008 fatally crashing daily

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to server issues. So I apologise in advance if this is something simple. I have a 1and1 cloud server running windows web server 2008. Recently this has begun to ...
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DNS FQDN connections behaves random issues

I have windows environment centralized authenticated & managed via Active directory I have 2 middleware servers with exact same application [1 is Live, other is powered off] hostname 1: ...
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Windows search returns different results on different users/hosts

I have a shared folder on windows Server 2008, which is accessed by a group of users and some other users with full rights. Windows Search Service is enabled on server, but still when different users ...
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Unable to fully remove Windows DNS subdomain

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS server (that replicated to two other servers) with a zone called mycompany.com. I created a new subdomain for that zone called subdomain.mycompany.com, this ...
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Windows Server: How to achieve User Isolation with SFTP (SSH) server to match existing FTP User Isolation settings

I've got my FTP server (IIS in Windows Server 2008) working the way I need -- users log in and have access only to a directory that is named the same as their username. However, we would like to move ...
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Is there a way to run a script file that searches for files BUT excludes hidden files and folder?

I need to search some windows servers for files created after a certain date. I have set something up with forfiles but would like to speed up the process and reduce file size of the output file by ...
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iis server whitelisting inbound traffic to a limited set of IP addresses

We want to whitelist a list of IP addresses for a website running on a IIS in windows 2008 server. Since this list of IP addresses would be dynamic we would like to store that in a text file which ...
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Login failure after installing services 'identity management for unix component'

Summary: Recently I installed Active Directory feature on Windows Server 2008 and assigned a AD domain. Everything was working fine till the time I installed 'identity management for unix component' ...
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Batch update user account passwords on multiple servers [closed]

I have a script to update user ID and passwords every 90 days due to security issues. With this script, I have to manually go to every server and run the batch script. I have roughly 60 odd servers in ...
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Authenticating SSHD against AWS Simple Directory Service

I am trying to setup a network of Centos 7 machines with sshd that authenticate public keys against an AWS Simple Directory Service directory. Currently, I have a bunch of Centos hosts, an instance ...
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WMI filter is ignored by certain clients in group policies

The applied WMI filter to a group policy is ignored by certain clients. It works fine on other clients, returns the correct value, but on some clients it is just not applied and does not appear in ...
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Mutiple OUs in Win2k8 pGina configuration

I have pGina installed to a Windows Server 2008 box that is using a RHDS LDAP for authentication. So far I have it working so that if we use only one organizational unit and do not care about ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - allow more time to reset password

Good morning everyone! I apologize if this has been asked - I have tried searching every where I can think of, to include the search bar here on serverfault. I work as an IT technician at a high ...
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Took ownership of RedirectedFolder in Windows Server 2008 caused serious mess [closed]

op: Windows Server Small Business Server 2011 ( Windows Server 2008 R2) Redirected folders were set up on server: all clients desktops are stored on Server. I've took ownership of the Redirected ...
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Finding out what happened that I cannot connect to SFTP server?

We have a server with Windows Server Enterprise that runs a simple console app that connects to another server via SFTP in order to download files. I believe the remote server is Unix server, but I'm ...
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On a VM, do logical vs physical disks still matter?

My brother is using a hosting provider which is providing his company with a VM with Windows Server 2008 R2. They unfortunately have to run the whole stack on one server, so my brother at least ...
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Log off local active directory user (force) [duplicate]

How do I force logoff from my windows server 2008 on a locally logged in active directory user that is logged in to a physical computer (no terminal services) I need this for emergency cases if ...
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Nested Active Directory Groups causes user unable to authenticate against application

User is placed in a global group called site.gg1 site.gg1 is a member of a global group called region.gg1 region1 has been added to the server local group, which is mapped to the application role. ...
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Demoted Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller remote desktop services not responding on external interfaces

I have removed all member servers from a single domain A. I have demoted the single Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller (old dc). Windows firewall is disabled and remote desktop (termserv) ...
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Baremetal backup issue

While taking bare metal backup in windows server 2008R2, In that backup selection SAN disk(2TB) also automatically selecting.If I try to remove SAN disk, It is showing an error like "This volume ...
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Multiple IP Addresses from DHCP

I have a problem with multiple processes needing to bind a TCP socket to the same port in Windows Server 2008. At the moment I believe this is causing some unexpected erratic behavior as a race ...
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How to set up routes for IPSec VPN where VPN endpoint itself must be able to contact remote network

I have a situation identical to the question at IPSec VPN : Traffic not routing correctly (however I don't seem to be able to contact that user directly, nor can I place a comment on that question - ...
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Map A Drive To Same Windows Server Using DNS?

I'm having trouble mapping a drive to a shared folder using a DNS name. I have 3 windows 2008 Server machines. All 3 machines have code that needs to be able to access one of the 3 machines. ...
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Is RSS (receive side scaling) in Windows considered unstable?

When asking a customer to enable RSS in their data center to improve network performance (very high UDP packets-per-sec rate), I was told that they generally turn it off, because after various ...
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can't install WDDX library on windows 2008 r2 for asp

We have a classic asp application that takes advantage of WDDX libraries on Windows 2003. We are trying to update to Windows 2008r2. We aren't updating to Windows 2012 for separate reasons. We use ...
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Firewall Security Issue

I'm running a few servers off Windows Server 2008, although I have some problems with client connections. To troubleshoot the issue I have clients ping an IP that is behind a router, and they are able ...
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default group policy not found in windows server 2008 r2

My old server had some hardware issue so i join new server as secondary domain controller now the old server is completely down, so in new server i got the error 1058 The processing of Group Policy ...
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Group Policy Separation: opinions [closed]

Pertaining to Windows Server 2008 +/- 6 years: Just wondering, but when I create group policy for domains, I usually create this to one master file. The size of this Active Directory is normally for ...
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Connect two remote offices

I would like to connect my company's office with another remote office that is owned by us. Our office is in Europe and the new one is in the states . I'm an experienced sys admin However I've never ...
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Windows 2008R2 Domain Controller: Name Resolution (hosts file, DNS) does not work

I have got a pretty strange issue on a domain controller. Environment is: Windows 2008R2 Std Server + all updates One DC + a few Windows clients joined to that AD On that DC was Symantec ...
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permissions, access based enumeration

I have a service account that has full control of a sub folder deep into a share. Access based enumeration is enabled at the root of the share and this service account has 0 rights at the root. An ...
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iSCSI Volume shown as two partitions on disk manager and need to merge/extend

I've just created a LUN and Target on my NAS, the from windows server, used iSCSI initiator to mount it. Disk appears in disk manager Disabled. Using diskpart i remove readonly attrib and created ...
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Waht could cause the eventlog service to consume memory?

I'm running a bunch of Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 64 bits hardware. I recently noticed that the eventlog service is going wild about memory consumption. The service on its own can consume about 4GB ...
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Multi RDP connections as an Admin to the domain controller

We have a 2008 r2 server that's everything in one. It's a domain controller plus it runs some applications. I know it's a not a good design but it is what it is. Since it's a domain controller, it ...
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How do I prevent a user from opening multiple instances of an executable on the server?

How do I prevent user from opening multiple instances of an executable on the server (Windows 2008 R2). For example we have users opening a program installed on the server from their PC's (Windows 7 ...
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Installer (Installaware) failed to generate scheduled task

I have an installaware project that generates a scheduled task. We have tested locally and on 4 different clients successfully. On the 5th client, the scheduled task which handled program updates ...
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How to rar the newest (The latest modified date file) file?

I have the folder c:\AA\ that everyday there will be a new BAK file. When I run the command it will re-rar every files not just the newest file. I use this batch code: FOR %%A IN (C:\AA\*.txt*) DO ...
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Network shared folder on windows 2008 server [closed]

How to setup a network shared folder on your windows server so all clients connecting to the domian on the same server can access the shared folder.
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Windows Server 2008 R2 + Active Directory + Extended Schema Custom Attribute for RDN

I am migrating my ldap schema from OpenLDAP to Microsoft AD. I have added my schema changed to AD schema. I am using a custom attribute called "UniqueID" to store rdn of each entry in the Ldap Server ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Shows Event ID 137 Error

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine running HyperV, IIS, and File Server. Under FileSystem, Everyday morning I could find some warnings and errors happened at 4AM. There are 11 copies of same ...
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2003 server not seeing scheduled tasks on a 2008 server

I have a script that is currently running under a scheduled task on a file server that is running server 2008 r2. I can access and run this task from the command prompt from another 2008 file server ...
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Why my task has 0x5 Access denied exit code with Task Scheduler if script was finished?

I have following batch script: copy \\remotehost.ip\c$\dumps\TEST_%date%.dmp C:\dumps\TEST_%date%.dmp sqlplus sys/password as SYSDBA @C:\dumps\recreate_test.sql > C:\dumps\recreate_test.log ...
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The application encountered an error while attempting to change the state of Virtual Machine over windows server 2008 R2 sp1 host

I had to shut down my VM on the Hyper V host and when i tried to start it again. i started to have this Error Application error when you attempt to change the status of Svv-Log01 Did anyone face this ...
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Powershell Process watchdog

I'd like to know if there is way to create some kind of watchdog using power shell, that monitors specific processes and if they hang the watchdog should try to restart them and send and email if it ...
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Definition Update for MSE disappeared from WSUS

I don't know what happened, but all the system was working perfectly fine, and today I don't find any trace of MSE updates on WSUS (I'm sure that no more than 2-3 days before the updates for MSE were ...
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logman create alert - how to create with multiple thresholds?

I am trying to setup performance counter alert which would run a scheduled task when disk free space is lower then some percentage. I can't find how to create it using command so it has more triggers ...
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Cannot submit certificate requests to root CA

I'm aware this question has been asked before, but none of the solutions have helped me. The reason I set up a CA was solely for the purpose of creating an SSTP VPN, so everything is all on one ...
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Using Basic Authentication with IIS Manager Authentication

For a website I would like to add a Basic HTTP 401 Challenge so the visitor will be asked for a username and password before entering the site. Just like in Apache you can use htpasswd and htaccess. ...
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Enabling AES-encrypted single sign-on to Apache in a Win2008 domain

All of the tutorials I could find on setting up single-sign on into an Apache-hosted website using Active Directory authentication do so by configuring Kerberos with insecure settings. It's been best ...