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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Increasing lockout duration on active directory

Sun has a concept called Lockout Duration Multiplier; the more a user has been locked out during a certain period, the longer his lockout duration will be. This helps foil automated attempts to log in ...
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Why Bitlocker in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 doesn't support iSCSI drives?

As far as I know Bitlocker in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 doesn't support iSCSI drives (but version included in Server 2012/Windows 8 does). Why it is so?
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What version of MS Exchange supports user picture associated to email messages?

What version of MS Exchange or Windows Server add support for user picture associated to email messages? Thanks.
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Windows Update logs stored in user profiles on TS?

We've got a Windows Server 2008 playing Terminal Server. Recently we noticed the diskspace rapidly decreasing. The reason seems to be that there is a WindowsUpdate.log file in the ...
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GPP Delete policy not working on Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS when deleting shared printee

I have one AD Security group for each shared printer, I have one GPP that map the printer if the user is in the security group that belong to the printer. And one GPP to delete the printer if the user ...
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Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
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How to configure Windows Server as a Web Proxy? [closed]

I'd like to set up a transparent web proxy on my home network. I know you can do this with Squid on Linux. I was wondering if Windows Server includes a web proxy?
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Active Directory Web Services update will not get installed when it should

I'm attempting to install Active Directory Web Services on a Windows 2008 64-bit server (No, not R2). I'm getting the download from the Microsoft download centre here: ...
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Disconnect a user from a windows network

We're running a shared licensing tool for some software (SPSS) and a user who happens to be on the opposite side of the world has left their computer on, taking up one of our two licenses. Shockingly ...
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Query in dsrm command

I need to remove 1000 computers from AD. I tried the script below, but it's not working. When I used dsmod to disable computers, in the same script, it works. @echo off set ...
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Reverse DNS does not contain the hostname

When I check our SMTP configuration with this tool: http://mxtoolbox.com We get the following error: The hostname was not found in the reverse dns lookup. In other words, the PTR for your server IP ...
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Java security blocking java

On friday i rolled out an update to java on my citrix farm, we are having an issue with the new security settings on java If anyone goes on a mapping website it shows that security is blocking java, ...
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Can MS Exchange 2010 act as an SMTP server?

We have a brand new Exchange 2010 based mail server and need to send e-mail from a remote website and some internal apps (like backup tools etc.). Can Exchange 2010 act as a SMTP server or we shall ...
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fail2ban for windows 2008 RDP [duplicate]

I'm looking for a solution to make remote desktop more secure. I'm looking for a fail2ban like for windows and specially for RDP which will block IP in firewall after N failed retries Any help?
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Migrating server local groups (currently workgroup) to domain?

I have about ~30 workstations that I administer, plus a fileserver, all of which I inherited when I took this net admin job. The previous guy had been around forever from when the company was far ...
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Bypassing GPO for “set time limit for disconnected sessions”

In order to conserve server resources, I would like to enable a GPO which terminates disconnected RDP sessions after a certain time period. However, there are times when we might want to bypass this ...
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If I disable a Windows task in task scheduler will it stop the current task that's running too?

Let's say I have scheduled Task A in Windows Server task scheduler, and it's set to run 6 times a day. I manually run it 20 minutes before it's about to run next, but I forget that it's going to take ...
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schtasks - create task with no schedule that runs on demand

I am trying to use schtasks.exe and create a one-time task that runs on demand. I just want to create the task without a schedule but the command schtasks /create /tn TestTask fails with Invalid ...
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How do I audit where security groups are applied in my domain? [closed]

I've been asked to find out how and where specific security groups are being used in my organizations AD domain. I know what the groups are and where to find them in the directory, but I don't know ...
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powershell script waits for printing output until I press a button

I wrote a PS1 script that will count how many processes (in this case MS Project) are running on a Citrix farm. The code it's: $variable=(query farm /process | where { $_.Contains("WINPROJ") } | ...
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Internet Explorer IE11 launches in Enhanced Security for Users despite setting in Server Manager

Our users log on to an RDP server running Windows 2008 R2. I have already gone into Server Manager and disabled ESC for both admins and users. While the setting is applied for admins, users still go ...
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How to remove programs from the start menu windows 7 client using a GPO managed on window server 2008 r2

I have a windows server 2008 r2 with a domain where windows 7 desktop pcs connect to. There are only 3 programs I'd like to display on the start menu for users. All client computers have the same ...
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Citrix not retaining users auto text

One of my users in the farm are losing their autotext every time they log out and in, anyone have any ideas :) So far i have tried ...
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Can anyone tell me SOA TTL versus RR TTL

From what i have searched SOA TTL has the default value & for RR TTL are option.Can some one please clear me what is the actual difference between them
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Internet Explorer not accessing site while in Protected Mode [closed]

Many of our users are reporting that they are getting a blank page when using IE10 or IE11 to access our website (play.net). The problem only occurs when IE is in Protected Mode. Sometimes the browser ...
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Windows Domain controller ARPing for 169.254.0.0/16 addresses

I've been doing some sniffing on my company's network to try to clean up some of traffic and have noticed that one of our Server 2008 Domain Controllers is sending out ARP's every second or two to ...
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Sensu gem installation in Windows. How to use it? [closed]

I need to install the sensu 0.12 version on some windows 2008r2 servers over here. The problem is that the latest available .msi is for the 0.10.x version and that causes me some compatibility problem ...
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GPO not applying to user

I'm testing setting user printers via group policy and I'm running into a strange issue. I created a new OU and then another sub OU. I then created a new blank GPO called IT as you can see in the ...
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run as administrator has more permissions than SYSTEM

I have a Windows service that I can run either as a service or in a console. The program requires administrator access. When running in a console "as Administrator", the program works fine. When ...
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Change drive letter for new user profiles on Windows Server 2008 R2 with RDS role installed

I've recently changed following registry key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList Default=D:\Users In order to ensure that all new profiles will be created on D ...
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IIS applications appear in appcmd but not in IIS manager tree view

I have some web servers running Windows Server 2008 Std with IIS 7. I've noticed a strange thing about the configuration. I see some Apps and Virtual Directories in appcmd that don't show up in the ...
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Using all host resources for a single Windows VM (KVM) - how to improve performance

We're using KVM/qemu on Ubuntu 12.04 to spawn a Windows 2008 R2 VM that uses a lot of host resources (all CPU cores, 4GB RAM). It seems that during a Windows boot that Windows allocates all its ...
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How Long Should Data Collection Sets run in Windows Server Performance Montioring

I currently have an application server and a database server both running on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have been tasked with generating a weekly report on the utilization of CPU, Memory and Disk. I am ...
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Logging in as another user in Windows without resetting their password?

If you own the administrator account on Windows Domain, is there a way of logging into a user account without resetting the password? We have users that log in remotely, and I need to work on their ...
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Upgrade 32-bit MySQL to 64-bit on WampServer. How do I do this?

I have an existing instance of WAMP 2.2 32-bit running on a 2008 Server (64-bit). It is an important machine as it's quasi production for an application we are developing (but using in production). ...
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Security concern for LDAP Query

Server OS = Windows Server 2008 R2 Std ( Domain Controller ) Client OS = windows XP & 7 Whenever we add Laptop / Desktop in to Domain. After that if User want to have information of Certain ...
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How Windows Server 2008 generates list of known licensing servers & how to specify license server via script?

I'm wondering how Windows Server 2008 generates known license server lists (where it's stored and when/how updated) for RDS, and as RD Session Host Configuration Console doesn't allow multiple select ...
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IIS/SQL Server showing RAM is 100% utilized but Processes add up to less than 15% usage

I have a Windows Server 2008 system running IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008 R2 with 64gb of RAM which is showing 100% of the available physical RAM being used at all times. However, when you look at the ...
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Is it possible to have simultaneous 'net use' connections established to two shared folders on the same remote machine (avoiding error 1219)?

I'm working on a code that could copy files between two arbitrary network file shares, i.e.: copy files from \\pc1.domain.net\Shared\DirA // source shared folder to ...
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Getting hardware accelerated graphics on a headless Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a series of command line applications which use accelerated hardware contexts to perform logic on the GPU, in a CUDA like fashion. The applications are Windows specific, so they can not run on ...
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retrieve software RAID information using WMI [duplicate]

I need to get software RAID configuration info from a remote windows server (2003, 2008, 2012) on a local linux system. I have searched and searched, but have been unsuccessful at finding a solution, ...
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There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter part of a domain. The DebugView constantly spits out this error: [5592] 5592: 2014-01-08 13:32:39.410 [DirectResult] Error (Id=0) ...
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Use Services Snap-in to Manage Remote Computer not Connected to Domain

I have remote machine that I would like to manage using services.msc. The machine is not connected to the domain so I can't run the management tools as a user that the remote machine knows about. ...
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Using Hot swap drive to backup on daily basis

Hot swapping and hot plugging are terms used to describe the functions of replacing computer system components without shutting down the system. In all the articles it was mentioned during some system ...
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Solution to download multiple files for thousands of users

We have a business need and should allow 2000 PCs to download 150 - 200 Mb (10 - 20 files) as fast as possible. The download will start when something from server will trigger it. All PCs are pooling ...
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Minimum Number of Port need to Open between Windows Client & Domain Controller Only

I just want to know, which port need to be open if i place firewall between Windows Client ( XP or 7 ) and Domain Controller ( Window Server 2008 R2 ) Please note it is between Client and DC and not ...
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Windows 2008 stuck on Configuring updates Stage 3 of 3

I am having problems with my Windows 2008 Enterprise Server box. It is a VM set up as a file Server. I did some Windows updates on few of my VMs today and they all ran fine, except this one, after a ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows Server 2008

Currently we're having formatting issues when printing from a Windows 2008 server via TS Easy Print which we don't see when printing from Windows Server 2008 R2. Clients are running windows 7 with a ...
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Bind IP to an Programm

today i have experied some problems with few games called 7 days to die (Windows), Starbound (Win/Linux), Cubeworld (Win)! Simply we provide gameservers on Windows and Linux host systems! This works ...
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Connecting SAS drives to Server which supports only SATA

Is there any adapter or connector available to connect a SAS drive to a Server having motherboard which supports only SATA drives. It is ok if can connect it for temporary. I need to transfer some ...