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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Apache 2.4.12 keeps loosing connection

I am running Apache 2.4.12 on Windows Server 2008 R2. It has been running for the past year with no problems. However, in the past couple of weeks it has been going away. and the only was to bring ...
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IIS 7 Error 500 on some file downloads

I'm having a very strange issue with IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2, I have tried this on 2 different servers one hosted locally and one in the cloud. Both running PHP 5.5.30, with IIS URL rewrite ...
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Server IP is showing Firewall IP

From server 2008 r2, I check "what is my IP address", instead of showing my server IP, it showed my Firewall IP. How to rectify this.
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New Domain controller only works when old one is online

Firstly, I think this is probably quite similar to this: New Primary Domain Controller won't start Active Directory unless Old DC is booted But, the circumstances, and symptoms are slightly ...
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apache reverse proxy performance problems

I have a python webapp that is called through Apache with mod_wsgi on a server behind our firewall, and we've configured a public-facing webserver to act as a reverse proxy to access the webapp. Both ...
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How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you want to do this?

a question I was asked at a job interview today. Don't think I was on-target with my answer. How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you ...
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How to add Cipher Suites to IE 11 on Win Server 2008 R2

I have a closed source appliance over HTTPS. The machines from which we can contact it are Windows Server 2008 R2 with Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18124 (Update Version: 11.0.26 (KB3104002)) When I ...
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Word 2013 is slow when opening files from network share

I have users running on a Citrix farm, 4 terminal servers in load balance running Windows 2K8R2 and Office 2013. Some users have problems with very slow opening of files over the network share they ...
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DPM 2010 Storage Allocation

I'm relatively new to DPM 2010 and I'm hoping someone can explain like I'm 5 what the Replica Volume and Recovery Volume sizes mean. For example, I'm backing up a volume that shows as Replica Volume ...
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MDT reboots before Deployment Wizard

I was having issues with Windows 10 not showing a language to install in MDT, so I updated MDT to 2013u2 and regenerated the boot images. Now when I use PXE boot, the MDT background comes up for about ...
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multi instance failover clustering (sql server)

just want to straighten my concept properly - when we are talking about SQL multi instance failover cluster, e.g. on a 2 node cluster, it means that each node can run its own sql instance, but each ...
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Dcom component won't retain its credentials

I've recently moved a 3rd party very old Web app from a Win. 2003 server to a Win 2008 R2 server. The app uses a DCOM component (Microsoft Word Document) which runs under a particular user account. ...
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Does the secure attention sequence interfere with any rights? [closed]

Are there any known issues regarding Rights when 'Disable or enable software Secure Attention Sequence' has been disabled? 'If you set this policy setting to "Services," services can simulate the SAS....
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Server 2008 R2 PS script cannot update Active Directory

I have a Powershell script that updates users attributes in Active Directory that runs just fine from the PowerShell ISE. However when I try to run the script as a scheduled task it cannot access ...
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How to completely migrate Windows Server VMs with no access to hypervisor?

There are two Windows Server VMs (2008R2 & 2012R2) hosted on OVH (via VMware I think). I would like to move away both VMs from OVH to my server running KVM VMs. OVH isn't going to give me any ...
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Powershell command regarding AD groups

We have a security group, SQL DBA. I need to know all servers that are part of this group. Is this possible? I'm a backup admin, just starting to learn AD/Windows, so apologize if its a stupid ...
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When I add users to a Security Group using Powershell, they don't show up in AD

I have a script which has the following for adding users using a CSV file, in Powershell. Windows Server 2008 R2. looks like this: Import-Csv "C:\Users\me\Desktop\users.csv" | Where-Object {$_.Name} ...
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AD DC in azure as the only DC

I have a small network that consists of 1xSBS2008 (Exchange with about 50 mailboxes, Great Plains SQL, File Shares, Printer Shares, DNS,DHCP, GPOs, etc) and 1xWin2k8 (SQL Server). There are about 10 ...
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Pinging Hostname results in reply from 2 different IP addresses

I have an odd behaviour on my Windows 2008 R2 server, when I ping a hostname of another system, my first reply has a different IP address then the following replies. For example, if I was to ping ...
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Why does my application have redirection issues when the appPool runs under a v2.0 .NET Framework?

I have a web application which has been having a strange issue ever since I moved it to a new server. Users will be able to use the application for some time, but after a few page requests, they will ...
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Cannot log into Windows Server 2008

I am running into an issue with my Windows Server 2008 machine. I have an Administrator account with 2 active directory users. However, recently I cannot log into ANY of the accounts locally on the ...
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Very Corrupted User Profile Always Logs in as Temporary

The server side version of one of our database administrator's profiles managed to become corrupted over time. It is currently logging into a temporary profile on various servers. We are using Server ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Shares Disappear on Reboot

Every time I reboot our Windows 2008 R2 server, shared folders are no longer shared. After every reboot, I need to RDC to the server, right click each folder I wish to share, then hit "Properties" and ...
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How do I remove Public folders from Exchange 2007?

I have a Small Business Server that I want to finally get out of my life. The problem is I cannot dcpromo (demote) the domain controller because I have to remove Exchange 2007 first. I cannot ...
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Server 2008r2 was hacked, strange account in event log. Trying to uncover anything I can [duplicate]

I recently discovered a rule in my firewall allowing public access to 3389 on a server 08r2 box. The system has fairly weak passwords and was quickly compromised. I straightened out the firewall and ...
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Windows Server with Router in the same network, How to configure?

I have a network with Router that provide DHCP and DNS services to my network. Also, i have a windows server 2008R2 in the same network. I have +100 computers in the network, some must join the ...
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WIFi Authentication with Windows Active Directory [closed]

What would you recommend for scenario. Office with 100 employees multiple device platforms(Apple , Windows and Android). Existing Windows Active Directory on Windows 2008 but not all devices use this ...
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WMI failure causing SBS Console crash?

Dell PowerEdge T410 Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2, all updates applied Some months ago, this server was restored from a bare metal Windows Server Backup image. Since then, the SBS Console ...
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Windows Update on multiple servers

I have about 500+ servers( Win 2003, 2008, 2012). At the moment patches are set to available by SCCM. We need to login to the servers and download n Install the patches. Once it done we restart the ...
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Map Network Drive GPO not working on login

I have created a group policy which should map the network folder \\SHARED\data to drive letter H:. The policy is applied if I run gpupdate /force, but when I restart the computer and login, the ...
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DHCP: Create a scope within a scope

Before I joined the company I am currently working for, they set up a scope to encompass the 10.2.0.0/18 range of IP addresses (10.2.0.0-10.2.63.254). I was recently tasked with adding reservations ...
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Resize Array 0 VHD to smaller size

I have 2 VHDs which are members of a RAID-0 to create a 3 TB volume. We deleted a lot of the data from this RAID and I need to free up some space the VHDs are taking, about 1.5 TB. I tried using the ...
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How to change IP address pool in DHCP scope without affecting existing leased IPs

Within the DHCP, we have the following IP available for distribution Start IP Address 10.1.23.15 End IP Address 10.1.23.199 The current utilization of the IPs is around 50% We are looking to shrink ...
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Exact process that locks account?

I'm having trobule at work with an AD account (let's call it USER A) that keeps locking out all the time. Using ALTools I figured it out the computer where the lockout is coming from, it's a 2008 R2 ...
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The client and server cannot communicate, because they do not possess a common algorithm on Windows Server Web 2008

I am working on a ASP.Net WebForms application. We are using PayFort's Start API for the payment process. The application is running fine on our local machine (Windows 10) but it shows following error ...
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How do I ad Active Directory Schema to a MMC?

I have a Windows 2008 Small Business Server I wish to retire. Currently it holds the FSMO roles. When I go to add the Active Directory Schema snap-in to a MMC, so that I can transfer it to a new ...
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I can't block port 22 to a specific IP (windows server 2008R2)

I'm using Bitvise SSH server and recently get a connection attempt every minute from one IP number. Bitvise terminates the connection immediately, but it's been going on every minute for days and I ...
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RDP over VPN doesn't come from the right IP over AWS

I have the following setup: local workstation -> proxy server -> Internet -> AWS -> Windows Server (VPN and RDP roles) The local proxy server has the ip: 1.2.3.4 My AWS Windows server ...
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Automate Windows update on multiple Virtual servers

hope you guys can help. I work for a tech support company that manages servers for many clients in a virtual environment. We personally host about half the clients, while the others have onsite ...
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Changing file permissions and adding owner from CMD

I am unable to change permissions of certain files in a directory even though I have logged into a server using an Administrator account. Is there a way to force the permissions of these files via ...
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Force VPN clients to use the on-site DNS

We currently use RAS on a server 2008 for VPN access to our network. The problem is that the hosts connected to the network through that VPN can't resolve onsite names. Ex: $remoteuser on $...
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AD - transfer operation master

Our environment has two domains under the same forest, and two way trust been setup between these two domain (sorry, i'm not very savvy about AD, might be using wrong terminology. I try to be as ...
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Joining a window domain - DNS resolve

My computer is joined to a Window domain named "acme.local". However when I login into the computer, I only specify acme\username --> notice ".local" is not specified and not acme.local\...
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Web platform installer and aws ec2 windows server 2012

I just launched a new ec2 on amazon aws with windows server 2012, i tried to install php 5.5, which require some drivers and PHP Manager for IIS, using the Web Platform Installer from Microsoft, it ...
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One KB number with multiple entries in Installed Update (Win2008)

I am not an experienced Windows Server admin. Please forgive me if it is a noob question. Recently we patched our windows servers with SharePoint installed. We have two separated environment (dev and ...
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An error occurred during the pre-login handshake. The local security authority cannot be contacted

I am having trouble to connect to SQL Server. The SQL Server, version Express 2008 R2, was running normally until one night that server needed to restart to make some system updates (The machine runs ...
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Application logs in windows 2008 is showing empty

Application logs in windows 2008 is showing zero event. Issue is re-occurring, all others logs are showing events but application logs in eventvwr is showing empty. Tried to access application logs ...
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NTLM authentication not working following server reboot

I have IIS 6.1 on Windows Server 2008 SP1. There is one web application which has only Windows Authentication enabled. This has just one provider: NTLM. When I works, it works fine - until the server ...
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Replacing failed RAID 1 drive on Windows Server 2008 - new drive not bootable

I'm trying to replace a failed RAID 1 drive in Win Server 2008 R2 Foundation and am running into difficulty. See the image from Disk Management: Disk 0 is the good drive from the original RAID ...
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what happens if I empty entry AlternateComputerNames from dns cache registry?

I have changed the domain controller name from mail.example.com to dc1.example.com on a windows server (ip: 172.16.0.4). Then, I authorized the new domain controller. After that, I setup a separate ...