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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Fax Service From Windows Server 2008 Needs To Write To NAS (Net Drive)

I want to allow the fax service from Windows Server 2008 to write incoming faxes to a remote NAS box via \\nas-name\folder\path or \\192.168.10.100\folder\path which fails due of access rights for the ...
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Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
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Performance counter alert not working

I want to monitor for example CPU usage on a server and run a script which will figure out the most demanding processes and logs it into file. I planned to use Performance counter alert which can be ...
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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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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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I need to detect and repair long filenames

I'm copying 600GB of data from external hard drive A to external hard drive B. Windows Server 2008 R2 has notified me that 100 files have filenames that are too long (i.e. >255 chars). Is there a ...
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All tasks in the Task Scheduler stop triggering until I restart the server (W.Server 2008 Datacenter)

First of all, some info: Windows Server 2008 Datacenter, 100% updated with Service Pack 2 and all the patches. I connect to it using "Remote Desktop Connection" (I don't now if this is relevant) I ...
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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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Server 2008 issue running batch file

For the life of me, I can't seem to get a batch file running in Server 2008 Task Scheduler, despite it not having the common problems I've seen before. Problem so far: I have a batch file that ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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Windows 2008 R2, heat map

How do we get server heat map data from windows server based on memory usage and cpu usage. Our server Admins are not required to do this and our Dev team is trying to do this ourselves.I am trying to ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Automatic Updates Registry Values

I'm trying to make a Windows Server 2012 r2 test box automatically update and reboot in the same way 2008 servers do. I cannot use the 'Always automatically restart at the scheduled time' GPO ...
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Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Tasks not running - 0x80041323 - Reduce Number of tasks running in the specified context?

I am getting the following problem on a number of windows 2008 servers. 0x80041323 Task Scheduler failed to start task \Reporting" in TaskEngine "S-1-5-18:NT AUTHORITY\System:Service:" for ...
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Lots of FAILURE AUDIT: an account failed to log on entires in Security Log

I have received lots of failure audits on my server. From the log, I have identified the particular machine that is the culprit. How can I identify which process is sending the login request? Do you ...
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Server2k8: Prevent membership in a group based on membership in another group

I'm revamping my company's service accounts, and we've discovered that some need to be able to log on locally, and some are OK with just logging in as a service. I've created two groups, ...
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How to install Active Directory Users and Computers for Windows 2008

I want to install the administration tools on a Windows Server 2008 (R1) machine. On Windows 2003 you installed adminpak.msi, but I can't find such a file for 2008. Is this a "feature" in Server ...
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Issuing own certificates for signing software

We have a windows based infrastructure. Recently I was asked by our software developer if we can issue our own certificates to sign some small programs we're sending to out partners. But I don't fully ...
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Windows Server restart / shutdown history

How can I easily see a history of every time my Windows Server has restarted or shutdown and the reason why, including user-initiated, system-initiated, and system crashed? The Windows Event Log is ...
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Debug slow “git pull” operation executed by the Local System account on a Windows Server

On a Windows server, which runs Apache and PHP, the webserver executes a git pull through a PHP script. This is part of a deployment process. When the Apache2 service runs under the Local System ...
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Windows Firewall: MMC could not create the snap-in

On Windows Server 2008 when trying to open either Event Viewer or Windows Firewall settings, I'm getting the following error: MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap-in might not have been ...
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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 ...
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Terminal Server and loopback address usage

Been trying to research this question to no avail yet!. Perhaps somebody can help. I am trying to identify if localhost on a TS works in the same way as a straight server. If I have an application ...
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difference EAP types and authentication methods

I'm really confused on some authentication concepts. My questions: 1)why must use EAP types for NAP ON VPN? 2)what is difference EAP types and authentication methods? 3)EAP-MSCHAP v2 use public key ...
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Windows server starts in System Recovery Options

Wher restarting a Windows Server 2008R2, shutdown tracker asked me to choose the reason, and I (by mistake) selected an Operating System recovery, or something like that, and when it rebooted, it took ...
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Are there any RDP activity logs? - Windows Server 2008 R2

a few users have logged into a server through RDP. I would like to monitor activity, but do not know my way round Windows Server that well. I am hoping there are logs of some kind around that I can ...
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Create NSC-File for multicast streaming with Windows Media Streaming

For streaming multicast I need to create a NSC-file for the players - this file is pseudo-coded by Microsoft. Now I need to create this file for each proxy-publishingpoint. Is there any way to stream ...
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installed xampp on my windows server 2012 [closed]

I installed xampp on my windows server 2012. but whenever I try to access the xampp folder through localhost it's prompts an error that the folder web.config is not configured and xammpp default site ...
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Relocating event logs in Windows Server 2008 R2

How can I relocate the Application, Security, and System event logs in Windows Server 2008 R2? The KB for 2003 does not work, neither does going into the properties of each log and changing the path. ...
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Multiple Homed Windows 2008 Server / Windows 7 Client

I have a small Windows 2008 network, with some Windows 7 clients. The clients are both laptops with docking stations and I would like them to communicate with the Windows 2008 server (for filesharing) ...
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Windows 2008 dead server to windows 2012 Active directory move [closed]

Our windows 2008 AD server has failed, but i am able to read the hard drive via a usb cradle. We have got a new server now running windows 2012. Is there anyway I can move the active directory? Any ...
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windows service dependency ONLY during startup

I'm using windows server 2008 R2. When the server is rebooted, and only at this time, I need to ensure that service A starts, then service B, then service C. I've researched dependencies, but as I ...
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What could cause local folders in a Windows 2008 DFS replication group to randomly obtain system and hidden attributes

We have a Windows 2008 server (not R2) acting as a primary file source in a DFS replication group with a single other server that happens to be Windows Storage Server 2008. All is well in terms of ...
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Mounting NFS3 using Kerberos and AD

I've got a Linux server (Centos 5.6) that needs to automount home directories from a Windows (Server 2008) NFS share using Kerberos. The share mounts (with the nobody user and group) if authentication ...
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compatibility mode server 2008 R2 higher than IE 7?

I have 4 terminal servers, all running server 2008 R2, that need to run a few websites in compatibility mode. When I create the GPO, all I see is IE 7 compatibility mode... This works for all the ...
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IIS hanging when running Active Reports, possibly splwow64.exe

We have a Windows 2008 R2 web server running our web app on IIS and when running a particular page which generates a PDF (using Active Reports https://activereports.grapecity.com/) it takes between 1 ...
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Windows Error Reporting and IIS7 on Windows Server 2008

In a windows webservere I'm trying to get a memory dump of a failing IIS 7 worker process (w3wp.exe) with no avail. In the Event Viewer I get the following. Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, ...
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Disable password complexity rule in Active Directory

Where do I go to disable the password complexity policy for the domain? I've logged onto the domain controller (Windows Server 2008) and found the option in local policies which is of course locked ...
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Why is my loopbacked GPO reporting as disabled

Let me start by saying that my experience with GPO is limited to tentatively poking at settings until they fall into place by trial and error. It is entirely possible this will be a very obvious ...
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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 ...
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Deleted deleted temp appPools folder

I accidentally deleted the deleted temp app Pools folder, what can I do all my sites dont show up? This is on server Windows 2008. I restarted IIS but nothing. I dont have access to a backup at the ...
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Join Database Server to domain controller [on hold]

How can i join database server (SQL Server 2008 on Windows server 2008) To Domain Controller server and let users who are connected to domain controller, to reach software on database server
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Windows SMTP Service - Configure Smarthost for Specific Domains over different ports

I have a client that was recently acquired by a company. Their email system now resides on the parent company's network. Currently there is no VPN setup between my client and the parent company. I ...
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Windows server 2008 - Can't access a specific IP [closed]

I have a fresh install of windows server 2008 on a dedicated server. I would like to remote connect to one of my server tough mysql. I get this error: Warning: mysqli::mysqli(): (HY000/2002): A ...
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Passive FTP on Windows Server 2008 R2 using the IIS7 FTP-Server

Hello serverFault-community! During the last few days I have been setting up a Windows Server 2008 R2 in a VMware. I installed the standard FTP-Server on it by using the Webserver (IIS)-role. ...
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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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Exchange 2010 email spoofing prevention

Masters, Unfortunately we got some spam mail which seems to be coming from our own domain. I found some article which all says to remove Anonymous login from internet receive connector ...
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active directory domain services installer has stopped working

Active directory domain services installer has stopped working This message occurs when installing child domain under an existing domain How to solve this problem ? Problem signature: Problem ...
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How to install Crystal Reports for .net 4.0 on server

We made a project with Visual Studio 2010 and .net 4.0 using Crystal Reports. But if we publish it on the server, it won't work. I remember that with Visual Studio 2008 you just downloaded an ...
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Can't connect to remote mssql server

I'm trying to connect to my remote mssql server for my GunZ private server, but for some reason i get the following error Cannot connect to 94.xx.xx.xx. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A connection was ...