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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Best way to deploy Powershell 4.0 on Windows 7 sp1 and server 2008

I am planning to deploy powershell 4.0 on all Win 7 and server 2008 and 2008R2. I did some research about this, but couldn't find the official way to do it. I can just use batch file or GPO to ...
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Logging detailed network activity on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network. They've verified with their cable company that the issue is not related to any cable company outages. The ...
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GPO installed network printers wont show up under user account but only admin login

I use GPO to push out a network printer per machine from server 2008. but it only shows up under admin account. I restarted the PC , login logoff , gpupdate /force.... then it still only shows up on ...
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How can I install URLScan?

I went to the official Microsoft site to install URLScan 3.1 from here However, the Web Platform Installer 4.6 is unable to find the extension to IIS. I've looked in the complete list, as well as ...
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Backup Exec 2012: How to restore file from tape made on other server?

We have Backup Exec 2012 on Windows Server 2008 servers. I am on "server A", I have a tape from "server B". On "Server A", I can inventory and catalog the tape, and see the backup sets on it. But ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Web Deploy - slow and full of errors

When I say slow, I'm talking something like 10-30kb per second. And on some files larger than 1MB, I'll occasionally get errors like this: 3/18/2014 12:21:08 PM:C:\Program ...
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Running PHP/MySQL on Windows Server 2008 [closed]

I have a client that has a fairly basic web ordering system that was built for them many years ago. It is based on runs fine on PHP 5.3. Now, it connects to a (even older) warehouse management system ...
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How to forbid usage of web.config files?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with IIS7.5 installed. I need to provide users with read-write access to some directory tree via WebDAV. The same users will also be able to reach the same directories ...
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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...
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Windows Server 2008 what is the proper way to export or backup security event log

Using WEVTUTIL.EXE to export the Windows Server 2008 Security event log, I get a permission problem (I have administrator privileges): c:> wevtutil epl security test.evtx "Failed to export log ...
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Windows server environment for the setup, testing and putting 3rd party server apps into production

Our company uses several 3rd-party server applications (Installed as services and desktops have client applications) installed on Windows Servers (virtual) along with SQL Server. All of this is under ...
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Windows Server 2008 Script to close share sessions

In the Share and Storage Managment console, you are able to close all session for a particular share by highlighting the share, clicking manage sessions, and closing your connections form there. Is ...
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Tracking OpenVPN user login

Situatio is that each user login is loged in log file. Each Server start log file is erased and created new. Is any way to log user logins into antoher file or other place that when server start it ...
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Quest Migration - AD account that doesn't sync properly

I have an issue with an AD account that has been "migrated" using Quest Migration Manager for Active Directory, version 8.8. This organisation currently have two forrests. Let's call them ad.local ...
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nslookup problems when disable recusion and forwarders

I had been getting errors looking up external sites (ex. yahoo.com) using nslookup on one of my member workstations. After trying nslookup specifying our other DNS server (call it serverB), nslookup ...
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Device manager vs wmi core count

A VM Windows 2008 R2 server was just setup with 12 cores and 12 GB ram. When I look at Task Manager only 8 cores show. When I look at WMI only 8 cores show. Looking in Device Manger 12 processors ...
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lsass.exe uses 2.4GB of memory when resolving a web page

I have a user who has been noticing slowdowns with his machine frequently. When investigating his system (Windows Server 2008 R2) processes, we saw that lsass.exe was using 2.4GB of memory. A reboot ...
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Security Log eating RAM

I've been troubleshooting some hellacious memory issues on a lot of servers in my domain as of late. I recently found this program called RAMMap from Sysinternals and it showed that my entire ...
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Moving/Redirecting File Shares with a Twist

I have to move some file shares from a machine with Win2008R2 Enterprise to another with Win2008 R2 Standard. The goal is to have the file shares only on the second, dedicated machine. Currently ...
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IIS / ARR: How to allow remote clients to a particular path, local connections to all

We are currently using IIS 7 + ARR 3 in order to generally block access to a particular Site except its '/Hub' sub path (using the steps outlined at ...
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How can I block “zenmate” plugin from Windows Server 2008 VM?

I am curious as to how I can block people from accessing my websites using the "Zenmate" Google Chrome extension? The sites are hosted on Windows Server 2008. These people are using the extension for ...
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Is it ok to just copy necessary dll files to a server instead of installing dependencies?

I deployed ASP NET MVC 3 application on server (win2008/iis7.5). Somehow i desided not to install MVC 3 package and devexpress( necessary for app). Instead I have just copied dlls of mvc and ...
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Apache vhost folder isolation on Windows server

I'm running a web server which has been attacked by a WordPress virus. After clearing all things that haved been drop everywhere in my www folder, I decided to isolate every vhost in their own ...
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RDP through SSH tunnel fails [closed]

I'm trying to set up RDP through SSH tunneling to an Amazon EC2 instance, but it is failing. I have set up PuTTY properly and can connect to the remote server via RDP and log in, but after successful ...
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How to plan Plan Server downtime [duplicate]

I work in this new place that host applications that should serve a specific type of organisation in the country. We usually have downtime. These servers are of heavy capacities. It was discovered ...
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Svchost.exe consuming so much memory

svchost.exe is consuming 1,3xx,xxx K memory in my Windows Server (2008) which possesses 10GB RAM. I found the following services are contained in this process: AppMgmt BITS CertPropSvc gpsvc IAS ...
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File security information lost after being modified by one specific user

I really hope there's someone out there who can help me with a problem I have no clue on how to solve it... For the hasty: A brief description of only the fault itself can be found at the very bottom ...
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x86/32bit PHP on 64bit Windows Server 2008

This may not be the right place for this question, please point me at the correct SE site if not. The PHP Documentation for the function ip2long states: Note Because PHP's integer type is ...
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Configure Web Deploy Publishing - Unable to grant user

I have an IIS7 Web Site configured with a physical path pointing to a UNC Share. This works fine. However, when trying to configure Web Deploy for this site (Right Click on site -> Deploy -> Configure ...
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Can't launch web platform installer

I need to install url-rewrite module (windows server 2008) - while extension starts setup it tries to launch web platform installer- get error: Unable download the product list from. Check your ...
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Demoted domain controller still authenticating users

Why is a demoted domain controller still authenticating users? Whenever users log onto workstations with domain accounts, this demoted DC authenticates them. Its security log shows their logons, ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 CA not issuing more than 2 years

I have active directory environment in 2003 R2. I have installed 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition CA. Then I have created custom template from web server template and add expiry date as 15 years. my root ...
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Rackspace hardware acceleration

I am using a Windows Server 2008 on Rackspace and I need to use some of its Direct3D capabilities (for Microsoft Office extra functionality). However, I can't because the system reports that I only ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Issue

I have 2 HP Proliant servers with Windows Server 2008 R2 installed on them. They are headless servers, and I do not have a way of visually seeing the user interface of the servers. I do however know ...
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Importing SSL into Windows Server 2008 - just CER, not PFX

We've recently suffered a server collapse while moving sites from one box to another. The old box was running IIS6 / Windows Server 2003, the new IIS7 / Windows Server 2008. Normally when moving sites ...
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Unable to bind OSX 10.9 to Active Directory 2008

I am struggling to bind OSX 10.9 to a 2008 r2 Active Directory. I can join the domain fine when I boot into Windows from the same machine. From OSX I can find the domain controller successfully and ...
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How do I forward root DNS queries for a domain while still resolving some subdomains on Server 2008?

I have a public domain, say test.com. The DNS records are stored somewhere in the cloud. However, on my Windows Server 2008 DNS servers, I want to add some internal subdomains such as sub1.test.com. ...
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Querying GPO Details

I need some help on querying GPO. I want to know how many total GPOs applied for each OU. GPO with out no parameters and no link GPO's With less than 2 parameters and less than 2 links Can any ...
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Perfmon alert reports one counter at most

Good day, everyone! I've been trying to set up some perfmon alerts, but encountered a problem. There are a few counters added to data collector, which is set to call a certain task with "{counter} ...
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Secondary DNS server cannot communicate with primary DNS server (but vise versa is possible)

Our secondary DNS server (Windows Server 2003) cannot see or connect to our primary DNS server (Windows Server 2008). (We can ICMP by name, but we cannot add in the DNS Manager GUI.) But our primary ...
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Disk recovery - virtual disks Raid 1

Have a DELL Poweredge T110 ii with a S100 embedded controller and I just replaced a failed disk. Its a simple mirrored pair and when I assigned the new disk as a Global Spare the rebuilding starts. ...
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printing from x86 terminal server to a x64 machine

I have a Windows Server 2008 x86 Application server. Upgrading is not an option at this point. I have clients connecting to the remote application and trying to print. The x86 users have no issue but ...
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Server 2008 will not sync with NTP [closed]

I recently got given a server 2008 r1 machine and thought I would set it up to help maintain my small work network of 10 PCs better. The issue I am having is that I cannot get it to sync with an ...
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Slow directory listing on remote ExtremeZ-IP/SMB windows file servers

I have Win2k8R2 file servers set up around the globe to distribute files using JAMF's Casper Suite to Mac OS X systems. However I've been noticing some very slow server responses lately. For example. ...
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restrict user to only 2 sessions

I need to limit the number of sessions a USER can have on our rdp server. I have the option to allow : I found this setting to allow multiple connections: ...
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Best practice to migrate Server 2003 x64 to Server 2008 x64

We have 2 Domain Controllers running Windows Server 2003 R2 x64. DC1 has the FSMO roles and DC2 acts as a 'secondary' DC. Both are Global Catalog servers. DC1 has these roles installed: Domain ...
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IE 10 GPO not applying correctly until I reset IE settings

I am trying to configure security settings under the Local Intranet zone for IE 10 on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am also trying to add an IP address to the allow list for IE's popup blocker. I am ...
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Start program on computer startup when nobody is logged on and show the window when someone does log on (OS: Windows)

I have a program that is launched on system startup using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. The program must start even if the computer reboots automatially. Administrator is the account used to ...
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recent places missing (files showing but not folders)

I am having an issue in a citrix environment. Users are unable to see their recent places (sort of) The recent files themselves show but its the folders that are not showing. So far the only way to ...
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Extend a striped volume in Windows Server 2008 R2

Can striped volumes in Windows Server 2008 R2 be extended? I have searched here on ServerFault and also on Google for an answer to this, and I can't seem to find an answer. Even the commercial tools ...