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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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, ...
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Change Active Directory DNS replication from Domain level to Forest

Currently I have an active directory running on windows server 2008 with integrated DNS. The DNS Zone files are set to be replicated Domain wide for one of our domains. I want to change it to being ...
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Can I use GPMC to edit a local policy?

I might be overlooking something obvious here, but can I use the Group Policy Management Console on Windows Server to edit a local policy? When I launch it I get a message saying that the machine ...
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How to copy IIS configuration from a server to another?

I have an already configured IIS on a Windows Server 2008 SP2. I would like to replicate the same configuration on a brand new IIS installed on another 2008 SP2 server. Of course the hostname and IP ...
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MDT/WDS Deployment issue

Hi I have setup a MDT/WDS deployment environment. Its almost completed now (images, drivers etc) and I can PXE boot to the server no problem. On running PXE boot on a PC once I enter in my network ...
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LDAP throws Event ID 2887 warnings even after enabling “require signing”

I am running an AD LDS directory and, ever since configuring it, I have been seeing 2887 warning messages, so I have decided to follow this guide to have the server require LDAP signing. The problem ...
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Win2008 SRV Certutil csv option not present

I have an Enterprise Certificate Authority running well. I am attempting to automate some monitoring tasks using batch files and the certutil.exe command. After reading the documentation at: ...
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WMI query of DNS shows a root hint that's not present in the DNS plugin.

I was writing a Powershell script for my network when I came across some alarming information in our DNS. Bear in mind we still use Powershell v2, not v3. So I have to query DNS via the Get-WMI ...
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Software crashing randomly and frequently. MS SQL error

So I just start this job at a small business and they have this software (lets call it "GDB") that crashes. The employees said this software did not have this issue three months ago but until ...
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Repair .NET 3.5 Framework - Domain Controller

Server manager says that .NET Framework 3.5 is installed. When I try to install an application that needs .NET Framework 3.5 can't be installed because they are saying that it's not available. Is it ...
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Email flagget as spam or rejected by recipient mail server

I have configured smtp service on a windows 2008 server. All the emails sent by the smtp service are flagged as spam or they are rejected by the recipient of the email. In the header of the email I ...
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How can I identify which process is producing “invisible” icons in the system status bar

I have a server which we are experiencing as really slow. Upon login into the server as domain admin we notice a huge system status bar, filled with invisible icons. If we mouse over the icons, they ...
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make foxpro database as a server

hello there i have currently this setup: mssql 2012 enterprise , windows server 2008 R2 enterprise and i need to host a foxpro database in this server so if i forward a port through the firewall that ...
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Lotus Domino Stat reports High Disk Utilization on vmware

Looking at the Statistic Reports on Lotus Domino 8.5.3 that is running on VMWare esxi 5.5, the logical disk utilization and queue length are ridiculously high value that are not real. The values on ...
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Does it make sense to use Windows Active Directory in a small group of say less than six users/ computers?

For a (very) small company would using Windows server with AD be overkill - why not just use it as a file/ print server, administration server from which to access all machines on the network via ...
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How to find ip address of computer connected to domain controller (on login)

Every time the user login to domain i need to run script and send his computer ip to my linux mashine. I already have sending script but i need to pass ip as parameter. Is it possible to get this ip ...
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How to circumvent or alter screen timeout group policy when not on the domain?

I've been asked to look into a solution for our remote laptop users who are trying to give presentations in Powerpoint and Excel when at customer sites. We are running a Server 2008 /Win 7 ...
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Assigning A: and B: to network shares on a w2k8 server is a good practice?

There is a special need on this server to use a lot of network shares assigned to drive letters. It runs a really old (pre-2k) HQM software, thus join/subst/mount solutions don't work. The situation ...
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Dual Drive Failure and server restore slowness on Windows Server R2

I recently had a hosting company that had a dual drive failure within 6 minutes of each other, not sure how that could even happen. However they had to restore a backup of the server last night. ...
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Is it possible to have multiple domain policy for different servers? [closed]

In my organization, there is 1 domain with 13 production servers joined to it. Recently, we realized that the default domain policy that is applied to the production servers have minimal security ...
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Secure multiple site user permissions - Windows Server

I have several WordPress websites on a windows server and one was recently hacked. I'm not sure how the attacker got in yet but there was a php script added to the 404.php page that allowed file ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Windows 2008 Server [closed]

I am trying to re-enable Remote Desktop Connection ability to a windows 2008 server after I accidentally disabled it. I know the IP address of the server where it is installed. How would I do this via ...
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Allow service to interact with desktop

DC OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Std Client OS - Windows XP, Windows 7 I have implemented Security policy through Network Policy Server and enabled Wired AutoConfig Services Automatically. While ...
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Running Apache and IIS on Amazon EC2 on a single windows instance

My question is about running Apache and IIS on a single Amazon EC2 windows instance. I did a lot of search but until now it is not clear for me how to do it. I have multiple websites and web ...
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Symantec network intrusion protection slowing backups to a crawl

We recently went to a disk-based appliance solution for our company's backups. I've set everything up and monitoring the backups shows that they are crawling. Like 64 MB/min on a 1 GB ethernet ...
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How do I change number of windows backup copies?

(That was unclear) So I've set up a standard daily windows backup (≈10 GB of files) on a 1 TB hard drive and it only makes two copies, and I want 30 or 60. How do I change that? I just don't know, I ...
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Robocopy not working for Active Directory snapshot backups

I am trying to automate backups of a Windows 2008 Active Directory database (ntds.dit). Mounted AD snapshots get created in C:\$SNAPxxxxxxxxxx\Windows\NTDS. The script below works for creating, ...
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IIS 7.5 freezes after 20 requests to a webservice

I've IIS 7.5 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. This server has Intel Xeon CPU and 4GB of RAM. I'm also developing a website in ASP.NET/C# that make requests to a webservice (that is running on the same ...