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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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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cant perform upgrade from server 2008 standard to enterprise

I have an 32bit Windows server 2008 standard installation which I would like to upgrade to enterprise. Its a non R2 version. The installation is Dutch. I'm using a Dutch setup disk as well (and the ...
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Memory Usage percentage in Task Manager [on hold]

lets say i have a windows server with 48GB RAM and SQL installed in it, if the total memory in use is 24GB and SQL usage is 12GB, the percentage memory used by SQL is 50% or 25%...
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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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Passive FTP on Windows Server 2008 R2 using the IIS7 FTP-Server

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. Everything works fine with accessing ...
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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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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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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 ...
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SNMP custom commands on Windows

For a while I've monitored UNIX/Linux servers using SNMP. Modifying the snmpd.conf file and adding something like view systemview included .1.2.3.4.5.6.789 pass .1.2.3.4.5.6.789 /bin/bash ...
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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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HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 install Windows Server 2008 R2

I purchased recent an HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 and a Windows Server 2008 designed for HP Servers and when I want to install the OS (Windows Server 2008) on My Server I receive following error: A ...
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Killing a single service when multiple services are under same pid using taskkill

I am trying to kill wuauserv on a windows server 2008 R2, however it has the same PID as other services which I don't want to kill. I assume running taskkill /f /pid [PID] would kill them all, how do ...
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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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LDP SSL Port 636 Works - ldaps:// does not

I am trying to use ldap with ssl on Server 2008 R2. Got it all set and am able to connect using ldp.exe to the domain.name.org port 636 with the ssl checkbox. This is on the local server itself. ...
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SQL Server Timeout issues at random times causing performance degradation

I am having random timeout during a brief period of time on certain days. My CPU, Memory looks fine. So I ran Performance Monitor during these spikes and found my average disk sec/read was 5.8 ...
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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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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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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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What is the maximum number of files (or folders) that can be stored in a single folder?

Is there a maximum limit on the number of items that can be stored in a folder on Windows Server 2008? We have a requirement to handle the ftp of hundreds of thousands of items to a folder and ...
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Windows Server 2008 Send an email on reboot

I want to send an email when a Windows Server reboots or shutdown unexpectedly. I was reading that one way to achieve that is look for event id 6008 on System's log, and then send the alert. What ...
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Windows Server 2008 send an alert using Powershell

I want to send an alert with Powershell. But I want to know if there is another way to send an alert, other than email. Thanks. P.S. I can't send emails because I don't have an smtp server, and due ...
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External Trust broken

I had a network issue on DomainA.local (switches has to be restarted), issue resolved. logged onto DomainA fine, went to click on mapped drive (located on DomainB.local) no access "There are no login ...
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Windows 2008 R2 ftpes, can't upload files

I've setup an ftpes server (ftp with explicit TLS) on a Windows 2008 R2 Server. I am able to connect but when an upload is finished the file is deleted on the Server and I get this error (with ...
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Looking for Decent reports about current Patch level of server

We are currently using WSUS on a mix of 2008 and 2008R2 servers. What I am looking for is a good way to report back to myself and Management the current state of patching on servers across several ...
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IIS FTP Server works locally, but cannot connect from remote

I'm trying to setup an FTP server on Windows 2008 Server. I can connect locally: C:\>ftp localhost Connected to WebHead1 220 Microsoft FTP Service However, when I try to connect from remote, it ...
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Accessing DFS namespace from another domain (crossdomain) on Windows Server 2008

Our setup right now is 1 "main" machine and two webservers. The main machine have a DFS namespace called 'foo' which both the webservers uses as their webroot directory. This works like a charm if I ...
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Should I change the value of TcpTimedWaitDelay after increasing the MaxUserPort's value?

I have Apache running on Windows 2008 R2. I had an issue where my Windows Server is reaching maxing outbound TCP connection which caused many connections to be interrupted and my application started ...
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Task Scheduler - Custom Trigger Not Firing

Our server has MANY tasks in Task Scheduler that run on varying schedules. I need to be notified by email only when one particular tasks completes. Seeing that the appropriate Event ID for a ...
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AD log message showing E-mail of user object creation

I am referencing the active directory log message (4720) which shows 'User Principal Name' as an email address. However there is another email address found when viewing the actual User Object ...
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Windows Server delete files in folder but no permision to delete folder itself

We have a problem, with permissions on shared folder for out employees. We have folder lets say Main, with multiple projects (files and folder inside), constantly added and removed. The problem is ...
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Getting Error ID 4625 when one service tries to access a shared path on another machine

I'm kind of a n00b when it comes to dealing with Server issues, so I need some help. Setup: I have a scenario where there are two machines involved, both of which are using Windows Server 2008 ...
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NFS mounts not visible for other users in system

Recently I faced an issue of limited visibility of mounted NFS shares on windows 2008 server. Situation is like this: as user A I have mounted NFS share (from linux server) as User A I'm executing ...
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icewarp automate extraction of smtp logs

How can we create a batch job to extract results of SMTP log search from IceWarp Log Analyzer and save it to desktop or some network drive or better send it via mail. We are using windows server 2008 ...
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Exchange 2007, email bouncing back from specific external recipient HELO/EHLO domain is invalid

Exchange 2007 environment. A user on our domain tries sending an email to an external recipient and receives the following: host mail.recipient.com[xxx.xx.xxx.xx] said: 554 5.7.1 This message has ...
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“The user account does not have permission to run this task”

I'm trying to get a scheduled task to run on Windows Server 2008. It has been working fine for months, and then hung, so I killed it, and now I can't get it to start. (In case it's not obvious, I'm ...
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net localgroup “Remote Desktop User” username /ad doesnt work?

I might be wrong but isn't Remote Desktop User a localgroup? When I do: net localgroup 'Remote Desktop Users' name /ad, I got an error that indicate Remote Desktop Users doesn't exists (error 1376). ...
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Applocker vs Software restriction policy

The goal is to prevent users from running unwanted programs on a terminal server. I have read many articles from Microsoft and others saying that the new Applocker feature is 100% better than the ...
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How to create a Windows 2008 VM for uploading to Azure?

I have an existing Windows 2008 R2 (64 bit) machine chugging along. I want to create a VM image of this physical machine so that I can upload it to Azure for scalability purposes. I've found ways to ...
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Default Domain Policy Corrupted

It appears that our domain's default domain policy is corrupted. The GPT.ini file is corrupted. When I go to open it, I get an access denied error. I tried to take ownership through explorer, takeown, ...
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Java application server behind IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008

I have a Java application server (GlassFish, indeed, but the problem is the same for any other application server, I guess), running on port 8080. And I have IIS 7.5 listening on port 80 as by default ...
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Application Crash after inactivity Application Event ID: 1026, 1000, 1005, 1001. Security Event ID: 5061

For several months now I have a problem with my 3rd party application. After some inactivity on application, application crash. What I checked: Network. Updates (without servers, on PC and server ...
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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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Can ping and browse IP, FQDN, and hostname but can't browse via SMB to hostname of server

Got a strange problem where on a server 2008 machine I am trying to browse to another server 2008's shares on a different site. I can ping the server's ip address fine, I can ping the servername ...
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Monitoring services using perfmon

Struggling to find the counters to get the status of a service using perfmon. Is it even possible? We need to monitor the status of a service in Nagios but the only remote access avaliable is through ...
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VPN Connection Causes Internal LAN Connection Loss with Server

I've tried configuring basic PPTP VPN at my small business using a number of different tutorials. As far as I can tell, the actual VPN connection worked fine, but upon connecting a client, the Server ...
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TrustedInstaller.exe takes a lot of CPU

Does anyone know how to fix issue with TrustedInstaller.exe when it takes a lot of CPU? Operating system: Windows 2008 x64 Windows' Modules Installer service is set to Manual.
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Unable to edit the files on Windows Server 2008 which was downlaoded programatically

I have a scripts which download files from my file server and extract it on c:\home folder @ Windows Server R2. When I tried to edit and save the extracted files, it shows Access denied, I am able ...
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Tomcat7 fails deploy application

I have Tomcat7 installed on a Server 2008 R2 server as a service. When I start the service, there were no failures, but I got a 404 when I navigate to Localhost:8080. I opened up cmd and tried ...
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Move application servers from one domain to another

I have built a new domain and created a trust between the new domain and old domain. I have migrated the users and PCs but have yet to move the servers. Does anyone have any suggestions as to the ...