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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Can ping hostname on local network, but need to use FQDN over VPN?

When I ping DC1 on a local network using only the hostname, I receive an expected response. However, if I ping a remote DC (DC5 for example) over site-to-site IPsec VPN, I receive the following error: ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Installation Blue Screen - PXE Installation on ESXI

So the story begins with the PXE automated installation on dedicated servers and virtual servers. I am trying to boot operating systems using PXE (using ipxe scripts) and perform automated ...
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What is the solution for daily backup only changed files (with log) in Windows Server

We are a small team and working on a project that has huge file sizes which shared from a Windows Server running machine. After some losing important files, corrupted files and etc... we decided to ...
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Windows Server Backup “Reading Data; please wait…”

On windows Server 2008 R2 I have recently added the windows server backup (WSB) feature. Opening WSB I get the message "Reading Data; please wait...". This message fails to go away, even after ...
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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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AWS Security Groups vs Windows Firewall

Is it considered best practice to disable the Windows Firewall on an Amazon EC2 instance, and control traffic only via EC2 Security Groups? If I open a port on the server firewall, and then open the ...
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slow unc resolution on a win 2008 share

I've got some neworking issues with my sbs 2008 server. Basically if i try and access the server's shares via a unc path it takes a long time to resolve, but a mapped drive is quick (until i try to ...
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Parsing error after copying new policy files to central store

A few months ago we upgrade our DCs from 2008 to 2008 R2. Two weeks ago I saw that I didn't copy the new admx/adml files to the central store. Because I want to use the new policies, I copied all ...
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command line for getting information about status of disk?

Here is the scenario, I have Windows Server 2003 and 2008 which is connected LUNs. I wanted to get status of the disk if disks are online or offline using command line. I'm trying to execute ...
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Terminal Server 2008 (32 bit) fails to load profile (sometimes)

I'm having an issue with a virtualized Terminal Server running Windows Server 2008 (32-bit). It doesn't seem to be affecting any users connecting with HP Thin-Clients, only with my test accounts which ...
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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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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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TLSv1.2 enabled RDP client for Redhat/CentOS?

We have just hardened our windows servers to use TLSv1.2 for RDP. I was using freerdp and rdesktop from linux as RDP clients but both seem to not work with TLSv1.2. Any ideas regarding what Linux ...
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Windows Server 2008 Script to close share sessions

In the Share and Storage Managment console, you are able to close all session for a particular share by highlighting the share, clicking manage sessions, and closing your connections form there. Is ...
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Website issues with internal accessing

we are facing a problem within my organization. The problem we are hosting a website internally and allowing public to access it. Public can easily access the website, but for internal users only ...
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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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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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IP based link unreachable only from my VPS IP

I have my own windows VPS with IP address XXX.XXX.XX.XXX, i have ip based link ...
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Printers deployed by group policy - separate policies or all in one?

We have 60 printers deployed by group policy on a 2008 R2 level domain. They are set as Group Policy Preferences in User configuration. They're all item level targeted to OUs and Security Groups ...
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How do I migrate, and rename a computer using ADMT command line?

I've checked all the ADMT documentation, experimented with negative results and am unable to get ADMT to rename a computer during a migration. The command I'm using is: C:\admt>admt computer ...
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How to enable TLS 1.1, 1.2 in IIS 7.5

We want to support web browsers utilizing TLS 1.1 and 1.2, which has been apparently implemented by Microsoft, but is turned off by default. So I went searching on Google and discovered some pages ...
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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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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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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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Using SSL certificate issued by Godaddy for localhost website

I have a Godaddy SSL certificate that i want to use on localhost, however the certificate is issued to example.com and if i use that it definitely gives a certificate mismatch error. Is there any ...
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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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How to silently uninstall then reinstall Quicktime remotely/programattically

We have a Scholastic program that uses Quicktime to do audio playback and recording. Unfortunately for me, when I created my image, I didn't know that installing too high a version of Quicktime would ...
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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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Accessing self signed SSL website in iis remotely shows error in ie

I have created a self signed SSL in IIS for the default website. I have used the solution here to get rid of certificate error while accessing the site locally however the requirement is that the ...
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Buffalo Linkstation(NAS) Joining Active Directory

I am using Windows Sever 2008. I have 2 Buffalo Linkstation and there are same problem. Cannot to join Active Directory Domain Failed to join Active Directory Domain. Please confirm the Active ...
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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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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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cant access network share windows server 2008 Domain

I am currently having an issue with one Windows 7 PRO pc(fully up to date windows and drivers) accessing one windows server 2008 share. This particular server 2008 share is accessed by about 20 users ...
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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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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 Server 2008 - DNS Server service immediately stops are starting

Hopefully someone can explain to me why this is happening or even just how to fix this. Our sole domain controller in a branch office has been having a bunch of issues all of a sudden. It started with ...
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What is the (*) in Windows Performance Counters

Take the following counter for example: \LogicalDisk(*)\% Free Space Where can I find what can be plugged in place of the *? I know sometimes it's _global_ and other times it can be _total_. I ...
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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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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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Some users unable to see files that others can see

I have a file server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 in our domain that houses files created by an application and then moved to a folder available as a share to some users here. Users who use this ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 TS CAL Licensing

I have recently started a job with a local furniture retailer that has a fairly small server farm. I have never worked with CAL's before, so this is all new to me. Here is the scenario: All of our ...
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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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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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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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No Internet access from Server, but can access on other PC's

I've got a question about a Windows 2008 server that can't seem to access the Internet. This particular server is in Dallas and I'm in Houston, so I can't "physically" get to the server, but, ...
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Replace failed RAID 1 Drive on Intel Platform

Good afternoon, I have a Intel Server running Windows 2008 R2 Standard. It has a RMS25PB080 Raid controller card in with. It has two logical drives, a RAID 1 and a RAID 5. The one harddrive on the ...
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How to control which ethernet interface Windows selects when resolving fully-qualified domain machine names?

I have a VM in AWS. I has two ethernet interfaces, which have different security groups applied to them. One of those security groups white-lists all sorts of machine addresses in my domain. When ...
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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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how to create a folder on desktop everytime a new user is created?

How can I configure the system so that whenever I create a new user, and automatically available on her/his desktop a directory called "project"?. Is there something related to C:\Users\Default??