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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Block Level Backup Engine Service freeze server for minutes

Win SBS2011. The Block Level Backup Engine Service starts every hour automatically and for minutes the server is not accessable . The network maps are disconnecting and every file operations stop. ...
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vCenter handles only the boot volume?

We have an iSCSI SAN unit connected to a cluster of ESX servers. The servers are all managed by an instance of vCenter. The vCenter instance manages a dozen Windows Server VMs. Most of the VMs have ...
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Weird WSUS issue, works after juggling computer names. What's going on? [closed]

I am re purposing old PCs that have long been replaced but are sitting on the bench. Here's the scenario. Let's say I have a benched PC named "XXX-420-S01". This PC exists in an OU entitled "420". ...
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Would blocking an entire ip range of a country potentially hinder performance?

We've discovered a lot of brute-force attack attempts on our server originating from a particular country. We plan to block all incoming traffic from that country, but it is quite a list. To be safe, ...
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Windows Server 2008, shadow copies

I feel stupid for asking but I was always under the impression there was a way to make shadow copies of a file each time its saved. I have been looking around and can't find anything beyond scheduled ...
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Using WinRS to process a command on a remote machine

So I have machines: Client machine: Windows 7 on domain A Server machine: Windows 2008 R2 on domain B, after running winrm quickconfig I'm using the following command as a test script: winrs ...
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Printing RAW jobs from AIX 5.3 to Windows Server 2008 R2

We're trying to move a program from a legacy Windows 2003 print server over to a Windows 2008 R2 one. The program takes output sent from an AIX server and then processes it. It gets the data by way ...
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Displaying all groups that a user from another domain is a member of

My team and I are stumped on this one. We have two domains at work, OldDomain and NewDomain. We are working on migrating from OldDomain to NewDomain as mandated by ParentCompany. The trust is one ...
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IIS7 localhost default location troubles

new member here and am stuck with an IIS7 issue. I'm running Windows Server 2008 with IIS7 and my sites are located under C:\inetpub\wwwroot. I have a few sites running with host headers on there but ...
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How to manage stored credentials (Windows Vault) for another user than you, e.g. SYSTEM?

When I go to Credential Manager in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, it lets me edit the cached credentials for my account. Is it possible to edit someone else's stored credentials on the same ...
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What should I do if an necessary client application has to run on an older (vulnerable) framework?

A client needs to have .NET Framework 4 installed and not patched so their software running on their Windows 2008 R2 Server functions properly. This sparks the questions: When is it okay to ...
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Obtain product keys of client machines on Windows Server

How can I obtain Windows product keys of all clients that are joined to domain (Windows Server 2008R2)? The fact is I can't find which computer is linked to one specific licence key that I have. Is ...
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Mirrored local accounts to connect to database on different server and domain

My database client and database server are on different machines and are not connected to the same domain (this is not supported with my web host). I'm not keen to send username/password details via a ...
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How to determine if the user requested a certificate using “Mark keys as exportable”?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 running a standalone CA (certificate authority) and the web enrollment, so the users access http://[server-name]/certsrv websote for request certificates. The Advanced ...
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Have net ads join create a PTR record

When using the net ads join command to join a Linux host (CentOS 6.5) to a domain (Windows Server 2008 DCs), an A record is created but not a corresponding PTR record. Is it possible to have the PTR ...
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Session logout: force termination of application on Windows Terminal Server 2008 and higher

In a pure Windows based Terminal Server Environment I am looking for ways to force the termination of an application after session logout/timeout. With Citrix services I could use ...
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Windows Firewall blocked port - redirect to webpage

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Stadard VM. I've learned how to block a port by accessing Windows Firewall With Advanced Security and adding a New Rule. Is there a way to redirect traffic to a ...
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535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful [closed]

From a few days the SQL server (Win Srv 2008 R2) cannot send e-mail anymore. To send e-mail it connects to Exchange Server 2010 (Win SBS 2011) with the following error. What should I check? ...
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Limit resource usage (CPU) when running PHP script in CLI mode

Background I am calling using exec() from a PHP script to call the PHP executable php.exe in CLI mode to run a script. The command I am sending looks like: exec('/path/to/php.exe ...
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Windows 2008 system folder permissions

I'm trying to read the DHCP server logs in C:\Windows\System32\dhcp. Initially, I tried to read them with nxlog, but nxlog complained that the files don't exist. Then I opened up a Python IDLE shell ...
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Application crashes on Windows 2008 Server R2 [closed]

I am trying to run an application on a clean installation of Windows 2008 Server R2. When I start it I get ObjectWindowsException with the following error: "Create fail for windows mStatica 3, 0, ...
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Can you publish a public IP route over a Windows RRAS VPN?

I'm trying to direct traffic to a public IP range to travel over our VPN without redirecting all traffic over the VPN. I've added the IP via RRAS > VPN > IPv4 > Static Routes however, the public IP ...
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getting www to appear in address bar for site hosted on vps

Hopeful I posted this on the right stackExchange. I have a site hosted on a VPS with Windows Server 2008 (not R2). When I type in www.example.com it takes me to my site but the address bar only ...
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how to make webrick server accessible on the web on windows server 2008

This is a nuub question (i'm more of a programmer given an admin task right now). I have a rails application that works just fine on a remote windows server 2008 machine (it's rails 2.3.5, and I run ...
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Preventing Login From Specific Computers with Group Policy

I have a very small network with a handful of users and machines. I would like to control which users can access which machines by using Group Policy. Here is a basic overview of my current setup. ...
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How to regain access to dedicated backup drives in Server 2008?

Our company has found the need to move from Window Sever Backup (WSB), and I would like to, for the lack of better words, reclaim the drives I was using for the backups. WSB has made these drives ...
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win server 2008r2 network share error element not found

I have setup a Windows Server 2008R2 with DNS and AD. When I define a shared folder on the Server and connect to it via \domain.lan\folder I can see the content but if I try to change something in ...
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Proxying all requests for a Windows Server

Is it possible to proxy out all requests from a Windows server? We have a proxy set up but for each situation I need to configure that application to use a proxy. For example, I can set the proxy ...
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Performance and Microsoft Security Essentials Real Time Protection on Server 2008

Is it smart to turn off real time protection for Microsoft Security Essentials on Server 2008? Will this help with performance? I have it running a scan every night.
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Correct FQDN Setting?

I can see from SMTP logs that some mail is being rejected OutboundConnectionResponse SMTPSVC1 Sxxx - 25 - - 504+:+Helo+command+rejected:+need+fully-qualified+hostname 0 0 69 0 47 SMTP In ...
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ssh from osx to windows server: how to increase buffer size?

I need to allow mac users to connect to a Windows Server 2008 machine via ssh. I am using freesshd as my ssh server, and have set powershell.exe as my command shell in freesshd (so that they can use ...
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Remove delete permission for active directory group in Microsoft 2008 Server R2

I've created a group in Active Directory and I would like to prevent all users in this group from being able to delete any files on the server. How would I go about doing this?
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Windows Scheduled tasks ends prematurely, so server doesn't run

I'm trying to run Django on my Windows Server 2008 machine. I can do this manually by calling python manage.py runserver 54321, which launches Django's server at http://127.0.0.1:54321 -- then I can ...
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Sharepoint - Announcement Permissions

I've got a strange situation. I've been added to a support role that has an older install of Sharepoint (2007). One of my users approached me to ask me about a strange issue. When she opens the ...
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Opening a recently modified word file on server 2008 opens previously unmodified file

I have Windows Server 2008 serving as domain controller and file server. The file we mainly work on are MS office 2007 files. The problem I'm having is that sometimes, when 'User A' modifies a word ...
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Bad idea to jump two versions in a server OS upgrade?

I have a ASP.NET website running on Windows Server 2003 and I would like to move it to a new server with a more recent OS. Would it be OK to jump directly to Windows Server 2012 or should I see how ...
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FSRM: Why quota settings don't pass from template to each quota?

First, I created a quota template (named 900MB) and defined a notification threshold to send an email in case 90% usage is exceeded. There, under Send e-mail to the following administrator I added ...
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how to only present/bind Windows Server NFS share on/to specific network?

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, multiple NICs on different networks, lab environment (not production), NFS configured, NFS shares deployed. How can I isolate the NFS share such that it is only available ...
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Auto-login to aws ec2 instance running windows on startup

I'm trying to run a service on startup of a windows instance on amazon. So far it is a manual process where I have to start rdp in, log in and then start the process. I'd like it when the instance ...
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Multiple user logons (Domain, Terminal Services) - How to determine if a user access token is invalid after password change

Our users work in terminal services domain environment. It happens sometimes that users are logged on multiple servers. When security policy forces user to change the password, he changes it on one ...
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Should I worry about Split I/O in a SAN?

We have a NetApp Storage system presenting LUNs to a few Hyper-V clusters. When running a system performance trace (in perfmon) on a 2008 R2 there's a warning about a "high level of Split I/O". ...
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windows security log - failure reason startswith %%

Please help - do You have the list with descriptions of failure reasons eg. %%2313, %%2307... I've researched Net and nothing.. :( Mainly I see it in ID 4625 in Windows security logs. On ...
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What's the downtime limit of a domain controller (DC)?

On my VMware ESXi environment there are 10 VMs running. One of the VMs is the domain controller (Windows Server 2008 R2). The other VMs are configured with a static DHCP and DNS IP address in their ...
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How do I autoscale windows servers w/ amazon ec2

I'm building a distributed app which consists of a load balancer, web-server, database server, messaging queue, and backend workers. Workers consume messages off the queue, perform tasks and then ...
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w3wp.exe crash (rewrite.dll) IIS 7.5

I'm experiencing several crashes in the last days on our production server and I can't figure out how to fix this issue. The server hosts an ecommerce application, written in classic ASP, that runs ...
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IIS 7.5 Server response headers (UrlScan does not work)

In the past you could use UrlScan by Microsoft to modify the headers and remove the one's displaying IIS version for example. This does not work for IIS 7.5 and IIS 7.0 is the latest version ...
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Can you view an individual events size in the Windows Event Log?

I'm currently using Windows 2008, and would like to view an individual event's size in the Windows Event Log (Application, Security, System logs). I have tried right clicking and selecting ...
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Exchange domain name change + SSL deployment

My problem: Currently OWA and ActiveSync can be accessed through https://rmt.companyname.com/owa and https://rmt.companyname.com/Microsoft-Active-Sync with a self-signed SSL. I would like to modify my ...
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Need to know who connected to the server

In my company, we have a server that needs to run several tasks and need a user to be logged on (despite my requests to change those procedures). To complicate even more, several users have access to ...
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Windows Server 2008 - HTTPS connection timing out

On my Windows Server 2008, I've got an EV SSL certificate set up in IIS and: HTTPS binding has been set Inbound HTTPS port 443 is open Web application has no errors SSL Certificate is valid Yet, ...