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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DISM: Can't mount an install image error 1812

I am trying to mount a windows 7 install image exported from Windows deployment services (from win2k8). The progress bar reaches 100% then returns: error 1812 - The specified image file does not ...
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Windows Server 2008 IIS7 - page requests randomly hang or timeout

I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2008 x64 with IIS7 and PHP (fast CGI). However, I'm noticing that after moving my web site from a similarly specified machine to this one, I'm ...
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Is MSIZAP still useful, or is it obsolete?

I update flash using MSI files installed by group policy. However, with every update, about a third of the workstations fail to update (Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64-bit editions). In the event ...
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OEM 13C gives error connecting to Cygwin sshd daemon

I have installed Cygwin on my Windows 2008 r2 server and configured ssh. I can successfully ssh into my windows server from a Mac from the terminal. I want to deploy Oracle Enterprise Manager 13C ...
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Is it possible to capture an Image with WDS without local save

I'm using a windows deployment server capture boot image(running on win2k8server) to capture a laptop. Is there anyway to capture the image straight to the WDS server without saving the image ...
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DCOMCnfg “Run application on this computer” is grayed out . WS2008 R2

I need to select in DCOMCnfg under Location tab following settings: "Run application on this computer" but is greyed out. It's a Windows Server 2008 R2, 64 bits. I'm logged as administrator. I've ...
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Windows server becomes unstable when too many printers installed?

I was told that "Microsoft has an upper practical limit of around 200 to 250 printers on one server before things start to become unstable". Is it true? Our server includes win2003 and win2008.
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Recovering files from IIS system (inetsrv) directory?

Some file from my inetsrv directory (c:\windows\system32\inetsrv) were accidentally removed. Is there a way to get them back? Reinstalling IIS server role doesn't help, because Windows doesn't remove ...
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What is a good (commercial) high capacity SFTP Server for Windows?

We are currently using Titan FTP Server, but we have found that it has a memory leak. It also seems to fail two to three times a week during high load periods causing problems for our clients. When ...
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Upgrade option not available from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2

I am trying to do an in-place upgrade from Windows 2008 Standard (Sp2, 64 bit) to Windows 2008 R2 Standard. The problem is that after running the setup executable, the wizard doesn't even mention ...
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How to determine 32 or 64 bit version of Windows Server 2008 using Powershell?

Using the Powershell console, what command/commands can be executed to determine if the 32 or 64 bit bersion of Windows Server 2008 is installed?
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Users cannot see printers installed ona machine. Admins can?

We have deployed printers through a gpo to the machines. If i log in as a administrator then these are viewable but if i log in as a non admin user they disappear. Have we missed something out? ...
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How can I erase the traces of Folder Redirection from the Default Domain Policy

I've taken over from an IT outsourcer and have found a struggle now that we're starting a migration to windows 7. Someone decided that they would setup Folder redirection in the Default Domain ...
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ntdll.dll access violation error

we did an in-place upgrade of a windows 2003 server to windows 2008 server. After the upgrade, couple of windows services stopped working. The error i am getting in the event viewer looks like this: ...
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SBS 2008 Backup Drive Full - Error Code '2147942512'

We are using Windows Backup on SBS 2008 SP2 and backing up to 1TB external hard drives. Recently after switching drives our backup started failing because the backup drive is full and auto-delete isn'...
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Restore legacy audit policies on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently, I was trying to reduce spam of my security audits by disabling auditing of "Filtering Platform Packet Drop". In a week's time, I get enough of these audits the fill a 200Mb logfile. I tried ...
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Active Directory Domain Service started then stopped after dcpromo

I use Windows Server 2008 to install Active Directory follow this guide After a restart, I can only login to local account,not domain account due to the error No logon server are available! I check ...
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IIS aborts request thread with status 995

We have a site where we have trouble on our production server, but not on my dev machine with request beeing aborted (hence, zero response). It fails after exactly 1:19 minutes each time, and the ...
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Server 2008 R2 ADUC - Naming information cannot be located

I'm having a very hard time with Active Directory. Brand new server with a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 - SP1; Everything was fine until it restarted after installing updates. When I try ...
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Is it possible to configure the location of “Temporary ASP.NET Files” folder in IIS?

Under IIS7.5 after switching pool identity to domain user I got this error: "The current identity (domain\username) does not have write access to 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\...
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NSLOOKUP and NBLOOKUP give one IP address; PING finds another

In a Windows Server 2008 domain the on-site domain controller serves as both DNS and WINS server. It is also a DHCP server. One workstation is used as a platform for all admin of the various servers ...
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Domain Trust 2008 to 2003

I'm having trouble setting up the trust relationship between a Windows Server 2003 and a Windows Server 2008 AD. Domain a is Windows Server 2003 Forest functional level. Domain b is a Windows Server ...
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Find deleted Organizational Unit Windows Server 2008 R2

I really need help right now. In AD DC one of our organizational units named "Columbus" is missing. It has Users in the unit, and now the Users and the Organizational unit is now missing. I searched ...
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Using TntDrive to mount Amazon S3 on a Windows Amazon EC2 instance

I currently have 2 Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008 instances setup with a load balancer. My problem now is that I need both instances to be able to access a single file system source (I'm trying to use ...
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What is the Event id for File & folder creation in Window Server 2008

I have enabled Object level access in event viewer, but i am unable to find the exact date & time, when the user create a file or folder. Do you know, how to find out the time & date in event ...
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How to bind subdomain to XAMPP site on Windows server that's also running IIS? [closed]

I've got a Windows Web Server 2008 R2, which is running quite a few web sites under IIS. Then I made the terrible mistake of asking a freelance contractor to write another site for me. I don't know ...
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What is the default value of IncreaseUserVa on Windows Server 2008 and how to show it?

I'm on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008 machine with 24 Gb of RAM. For a 32 bit app I would like to use the /LARGEADDRESSAWARE linker option. For this, if I'm not mistaken (and please correct me if I am) ...
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Delegate Specific rights to Helpdesk on AD

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 standard I need to delegate only below task to helpdesk id for specific OU i.e 1) Creating User 2) and after creating that user, add them to specific ...
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Timer_EntityBody, Timer_ConnectionIdle and Connection Closed Unexpectly

We have a windows application, it connects to a web service (XML web service hosted on a Windows 2008 Server IIS 7.5, no antivirus) and fetches some data to the client. But sometimes (around 5%-10% of ...
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VMware Restart — Blank Screen

I am running VMWare Server on a Windows 2K8 server. I was wondering what the default behavior is for a restart or shutdown initiated from within the virtual host? Currently, when I restart the virtual ...
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Remote Desktop session will not completely log off because splwow64.exe is running

We use the Remote Desktop role in Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 to give users access to a 32-bit application. It is configured to auto-start the application via the "Start the following program at logon:...
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All PHP sites stopped working on IIS7, internal server error 500

I installed multiple drupal 7 sites using the Web Platform Installer on Windows Server 2008. Until know they worked without any problems, but recently internal server error 500 started to show up (...
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Robocopy with volume id paths?

Is it possible to use robocopy with volume id paths? C:\>robocopy /MIR /COPYALL /R:0 \\?\Volume{8a20c0df-ba3-44e9-8529-e6cd231a6759}\ \\?\Volume{3f1c91a3-39c0-11e6-a9fc-000c29ac2558}\ ------------...
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SSL Certificate Stops Working after Server Reboot on IIS7, W2K8

We recently upgraded from W2K3/IIS6 to W2K8/IIS7 and have been having problems with our SSL Certificate (Thawte 123 SSL certificate) ceasing to work after rebooting. Initially, the intermediate ...
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cannot connect to MS FTP 7.5 on Windows 2008 on Amazon EC2 instance

I have just installed the MS FTP 7.5 upgrade on my Windows 2008 Server (Service Pack 2) running on an Amazon EC2 instance. In the FTP Firewall Support settings for the server in IIS Manager I have ...
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Transfer VM from inside (guest OS)

I need to clone VM and transfer it to another (dev) environment. But I don't have access to hypervisor. Do you know of software (trial/free) or algorithm for the task? I'm thinking the steps are ...
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Unable to access different subnet

Router ip: 192.168.3.1 Windows server: 192.168.3.50 (WLan) and 192.168.2.1 (LAN) PCs: 192.168.2.x I am able to access 192.168.3.50 from laptop (in 3.x network) but unable to access through other ...
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Windows “You don't have permission to access /” identical virtual host fails

I've read many of the related permissions posts on StackOverflow and others and do not see why my virtual hosts for Apache2.4 on Windows 2008 appears to work inconsistently. The main site is running ...
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Keyboard and Monitor not getting detected on HP Proliant Server

I am having an HP Proliant Server running Windows 2008 Standard on it. Since one day we are not able to access it remotely. So I have checked the server I can see all the lights and fan is running ...
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Automatic start of a websphere windows service

I have tried all the solutions where i have found in google and stackoverflow to auto start a service of windows. Here's my Problem :: I have registered my websphere application server instance as a ...
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Wrong IP address registering in DNS

I've just taken over a small business network with 2 Windows servers. SRV2 (Server 2008 R2) is primarily a data backup for SRV1 (Server 2003); they're both DNS servers as well. Our primary LAN ...
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Installing SSL Certificate for use in IIS7, installation “works”, but cert listing disappears

Windows Server 2008 R2, IIS7. We have an SSL cert from Go Daddy. It's a wildcard cert, so it will work across subdomains (e.g. *.domain.com). I followed the instructions located at http://support....
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two domains, one LAN, two DNS server, 3 problems

Background: we have 150 users using AD on domain ABC. Windows 2003. that serverDC1 has a DNS, DHCP roles, and there is serverDC2 which is its live DNS backup. logs seem healthy. then we chose to ...
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Windows 7 and Server 08 network “location” changing

Suddenly several domain computers running Windows 7 and at least one server on 2008 R2 are thinking that their NIC is part of a "public" network. The weird part is that when this symptom occurs the ...
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How to find which local process is sending spam on a Windows Server 2008 server

I am managing a Win Server 2008 system with a number of hosted web sites. Recently I found that something was sending spam through our SMTP server. The logs indicate that the connections were being ...
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Can I use Windows Server 2008 RDS CALs on a Windows Server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

We are buying a new server and just need to make sure we can transfer out RDS CALs to the new one. We are going to do a downgrade from 2012 Standard to 2008 R2 Standard. The old server now is using ...
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Group Policy Objects stopped applying to most security groups [duplicate]

I have a Server 2008 R2 Domain with quite a few Group Policy Objects that should be applied to various OUs and security groups (Using security filtering). I got reports from users that they were ...
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Appropriate clustered file system for SAN drive connected to two windows hosts [closed]

I am a SQL Server DBA and my questions is a sysadmin one...so please forgive me for being blunt in some terms or phrasing things weird. I am looking for a solution to connect a iSCSI SAN drive to two ...
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Ping to server disappear for a long time, but reappear after reverse ping to my static IP

Almost every day about 9.00 - 10.00 link to my server goes down. I have two links: direct static IP & Hamachi VPN, usually I lose only the direct link, but Hamachi still works. Most interesting ...
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Application request routing and load balancing

I use Application request routing in my farm environnement. I got 2 ARR server and 2 IIS server in my farm. I configure my routing to load balance request even to my iis server, but when i look ...