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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Event ID for an Active Directory Domain Rename

My Active Directory forest has 6 child domains. As part of a security control, we are required to get alerted (e.g. using SCOM) when someone triggers a change in the domain name. My question: Is ...
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How can I set up group policy to give non-admin users the ability to use local admin account to update non-MS apps?

Currently the users do not have admin rights. I wanted to be able to let them update their own applications (non-microsoft) by using the local admin account at the elevated privilege prompt. What ...
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NGINX: add_before_body with .php

worker_processes 8; events { worker_connections 1024; } http { gzip off; root htdocs; add_before_body subsites/dropletlocal/library/global/func-global.class.php; #DOESN'T ...
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How to abort applying group policy when it is stuck for too long?

I had a problem with a Win2k8 Domain Controller and had to restart it. It restarted with no issues and reached the "PRESS CTRL + DEL TO LOGON" screen. And so I did a usual logon with an ...
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Server talks to one group but not other, both groups talk to each other

I've been trying to figure this out for a couple of days now and no luck so I thought I'd ask here. We have two buildings connected via a line of sight wireless network bridge. We have two routers, ...
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Why does Web Platform installer try to repair itself every 40 mins?

I'm seeing Web Platform installer do a repair/reinstall on my win 2008 r2 server (Build: 7601: Service Pack 1). Web Platform installer has been initially installed on this machine via chef (the 'iis' ...
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Outlook 2010 exchange setup prompts for username@domain.local rather than email@domain.com

We use a hosted exchange service. When users want to set up Outlook 2010 to access their account, they open Outlook and run through the configuration steps. Autodiscover is enabled, and in the ...
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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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How does Windows 2008 specifically select ephemeral ports (does it test to avoid conflicts)?

I have a server application which uses permanently connected incoming ports within the range that W2k8 now uses in the IANA recommended range of ~49000-65000. (For legacy reasons it's extremely ...
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Invoke-WebRequest Access to Path is Denied UnauthorizedAccessException

I am running an Invoke-WebRequest in a Windows Powershell as an Administrator. When I run the following command: Invoke-WebRequest http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin -OutFile ...
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Persistent static route stops working after VPN drops and reconnects

I've got a VPN between two networks, one home and one office (A and B). Their subnets are: (A) 192.168.1.0 and (B) 192.168.0.0 The two networks have identical ADSL routers. Unfortunately these can ...
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“Entire Directory” option missing from Locations in “Select Users, Computers, SrvAct, or Groups” dialog

I'm a very inexperienced server admin, so if fail to provide some important information I apologize in advance. I am doing some development for a very small software company and I'm having a bit of an ...
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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 ...
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Have ADFS 2 Prompt for Username Password

Scenario: User is at a generic workstation and needs to access a 3rd party application that is federated using ADFS 2.0. when user accesses the website it tries to auto login using the generic user ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...
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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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IIS 7, websites hang until application pool reset?

We have a couple of websites both installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7 that will occasionally hang unitl their respective application pool is recycled. By hang I mean that the browser will ...
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Reducing memory usage of MySQL

Conclusion: if you really want to use little memory out-of-the-box drop MySQL and use PostgreSQL: it has a ~30Mo memory footprint, i.e. more than 10x less than MySQL; the migration was quite easy be ...
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Jetty Service on Windows Server 2008 using Procrun: Missing service ImageFile

Xe want to run Jetty as a service on a Windows 2008 Server Virtual Machine. Therefore, I configured Jetty as a Windows Service using Apacke Procrun, following this short description: ...
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How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?

I currently have two production servers. One running Windows Server 2003 and the other Windows Server 2008. When I open the Reliability and Performance Monitor I see a Network section that only goes ...
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How do you edit a Powershell script to continue on an error?

I modified this script(https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Create-HTML-Uptime-and-68e6acc0) to hit multiple servers, but it doesn't generate a report even if only one of the systems are ...
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Know the time of the shutdowns of the server using GUI

One of my servers is shutting down randomly (we think power issue) I am using the below command to get the dates of the shut down Get-EventLog System | Where-Object {$_.EventID -eq "1074" -or ...
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Connect to remote SQL Server instance using Windows Authentication

How can I connect to a remote instance of SQL Server (on my VPS) from my local machine using Windows Authentication? By default, if I try to connect using this method, the username is my computer ...
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network policy + WPA enterprise (tkip) Windows 2008 R2

hi I've attempted the following guide and in a bit of a pickle. http://techblog.mirabito.net.au/?p=87 My main goal is to have a username / password based wireless authentication with active directory ...
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Hyper-V Machine harddisk full, but not so

My virtual machine is having harddisk issues, at least that is what Hyper-V says. The VM has 20 gb available and is running ubuntu 14.x server. Its current usage is 4.7 GB and hyper-v pauses it time ...
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Which Website/User uses the Server resources on Windows Server 2008? [on hold]

I have a shared webhosting server based on Windows 2008/IIS 7/Plesk 11.0 .Most of the time Server's CPU usage is over 80% and MS SQL Server process uses most of the CPU/RAM resources. I want to know ...
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LDAPS being redirected to 389

We're trying to perform an LDAPS bind to a server which blocks 389 with a firewall so all traffic must travel over 636. In our test lab we're connecting to a test ldap (located on the same server) ...
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How to configure different firewall rules on 2 different network cards in Windows 2008?

On Windows 2003 Server, we have 2 network cards and it's easy to open different ports to the different network cards. I'm trying to do the same on a Windows 2008 Server, I've discovered Windows ...
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Unable to connect to failover cluster

I have a 2 node failover cluster running on Windows 2008 R2. The cluster is functioning and I can failover services between the two nodes. All was working fine last week but now nothing can connect ...
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Windows/Samba connection error

I have a Linux fileserver serving up /home for linux and windows users. I was able to connect from my windows client, but not from a DC. Then suddenly I could connect from the DC too. The linux ...
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Restricted file-sharing [on hold]

i have a server machine /pc and i want to share some files but only to a specific group (team) and those files to be accessed only by the team by ip adrees. So if any of them share the link from the ...
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Unable to register a client to domain

I have a domain Controller established on the server that uses static IPs. When I attempt to add a System to this domain, it is not successful. Following is the error details: An error occurred when ...
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How can I disable/fix the SSL BEAST issue on windows 2008 SP2 (not R2)

Does anyone know how I can disable/fix the SSL BEAST attack issue on windows 2008 SP2 (not R2)? I'm using IIS-7.0 I found the issue by running a www.ssllabs.com scan. Thanks!
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Running perfmon continuously with periodic reports

I have a question very similar to this one, but I want to continuously run perfmon, during reboots and throughout the day. Further, I'd like to generate a perfmon report every 10 mins or so. The ...
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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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Windows 2008 Group Policy Setting? - Migration Headache

I have a small domain of users that I just migrated from a linux domain running open-ldap. Our new servers are running Windows 2008 Standard. I've installed Active Directory and everything is ...
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Windows 2008 - 40 GB inaccessible space, used by system. Where?

There is 40 GB missing on my hard drive, and I've tried lots of things to track it down without success (chkdsk /r /f, Defrag, WinDirStat, Space sniffer, Boot on Windows defender offline, GMER 2.1.1 ...
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Run PowerShell script within a maintenance plan

I have an SQL Server 2008 database, run on a 64-bit Windows Server 2008. I created a pretty simple PowerShell script that automates a bunch of tasks. I would like this script to run as part of our ...
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MySQL binary log location Windows 2008 Server

I'm running a Windows 2008 Server with IIS, PHP and MySQL. MySQL is installed as a service. There's software on the server that uses a database that I need good backups of, including transaction ...
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Change user password on other domain command line

I'd like to change user's password using cmd.exe on domain account. I tried net user user_name * /domain but it doesn't work, because my user is on another domain. How can I specify, to which ...
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SQL Server NETWORK SERVICE account permissions

My SQL Server Windows service is set to use the NETWORK SERVICE account. The server is installed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL. However looking at the ...
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Windows Server 2008, rejoining domain fails

I have two windows 2008 servers, which have been unjoined from the domain for a long time. I tried to rejoin them to previous domain and one of the servers could rejoin successfully, but the other ...
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Unzip a zip file on shared folder remotely?

I have (and only have) read/write access to a shared folder of a Windows server. There is a big zip file in the folder. I have a slow connection to the server. Is it possible to unzip the zip file ...
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Windows Server 2008 sending regular TCP DNS requests to Forwarders

Our organization's primary DNS server is a Windows Server 2008 which two Forwarders set. I happened to notice on our firewall that this server is sending out regular TCP requests to the Forwarders in ...
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DNS issue? Currently no logon servers available

While I have read through lots of post that have the same error message, I have not been able to find a solution that works for my situation. I have one server, Windows 2008, that I rebuilt about a ...
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Win2k8 Fileserver performance

This has happened a couple times - I have a virtualized win2k8 fileserver that slows to a crawl whenever someone copies a large amount of data to it(10gb+). Traversing the file tree as well as trying ...
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Drive letter conflict between logical drives and mapped network drives

After a reboot, one of my servers seems to be sharing a drive letter between a logical drive array and a network location. F:\ and G:\ are (and were prior to the reboot) logical drive arrays. ...
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What is taking up all my disk space?

I have a server (Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1), which is reporting only 2 GB free space on C drive. But when I run WinDirStat or Treesize over the disk, both of them say that only 21 G is being used ...
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Disabled SSLv3 to combat Poodle now cannot connect to SQL “Connection forcibly closed by remote host”

I have disabled SSL3 on my web server to combat the Poodle Vulnerability and now I am unable to connect to my SQL server using SQL Authentication. I just get "Connection forcibly closed by remote ...
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SQL Server instance shuts down

I'm currently developing a new ASP.NET project hosted on a Windows Server 2008 RC2 with an SQL Server 2008 Express database. I have three SQL Server instances (for different purposes) running which ...