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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Compare scale of Windows Server 2016

Kindly requesting the community to throw some light in comparison of Windows 2016 server with other versions. I could not find any suitable link from the Microsoft website.
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Close locked file in Windows Share using Powershell and Openfiles

I work with a lot of folder shares, but there are a bunch of locked files which have been opened by some other process. I need to close those files. So far I've been using MMC - System Tools - Shared ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 crash every hour

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 which crash every 1 hour. The server is physical and is provided by fasthosts but I can access the server(out of the country). So I checked for Event Viewer before crash ...
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sql server 2008 cant insertproduct key

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 in a Windows Server 2008, but when i have to enter the product key, all option are blocked, and I can´t put the key or select a evaluation version.
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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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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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Enable Ping in Windows Server Firewall?

I've just installed Windows Server 2008 on a server and I'm able to connect through Remote Desktop but can't ping. Do I need to open an special port on the firewall to be able to ping a server?
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Keyboard shortcut for “Use another account” in RDP

When using RDPing into a Windows Server 2008 server, it will often prompt you for credentials before you login. I noticed that tab will skip to the option to Remember my credentials, totally skipping ...
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How do you install Crystal Reports for .net 4.0 on a 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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Remote Desktop + Two Factor

My boss has asked me to come up with a way to implement dual factor authentication for RDP access to servers. So, when any of my fellow admins remotely log into a server via RDP they must go through ...
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Windows 7 connecting to a domain Network path not found [on hold]

When i try to connect to a fresh instance of AD DS (installed on a 2008 R2 server) from my windows 7 computer, i just get "The following error occured on connection to domain domain.tld Network path ...
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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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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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How to login without system profile?

I am receiving 0x80070002 file missing error on starting server. server is running windows server 2008 r2. After researching i got to this page ...
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Extract event log from Windows 2008 or Windows 2003

I was going to send my vendor steps to extract the 'Maximum Log Size' and 'Restrict Guest' access from the event log settings. Can you help me see if this work for all cases regardless of 2003,2008 or ...
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Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6 Windows Web Server 2k8 R2 Hard Drives not found

I got a question about our Fujitsu Primergy RX100 S6. We want to install Windows Web Server 2008 R2 on a complete brand new RAID 1. The BIOS finds both of the hard drives and also the virtual disk ...
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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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Server 2008 R2 - Apply New permissions to all printers on server

We setup a new 64bit Print Server (Server 2008 R2) and on our previous print server we had the helpdesk as a member of the power users group, and gave them "Manager Printers" so they could change ...
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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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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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Networking between host and virtual machine loopback

I got a problem with my vmware guest and host networking. On my vm, a 3rd party company send me vm image to test our product before live environment. As default my vm specs ; Win server 2008 and lot ...
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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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What's a read-only domain controller actually useful for?

Windows Server 2008 introduced read-only domain controllers, which receive a full replica of the domain database but can't modify it, just like a good old Windows NT BDC. I know all the technical ins ...
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How can i change disks from foreign state using OMSA

i added 4 disks in the PowerEdge T610 on connector 1 but they are in foreign state. i upgraded the Firmware to Version 6.3.3.0002. still i could not get the fuction to clear foreign state. please if ...
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SCHTASKS can't administer remote tasks

I am trying to stop and then disable a remote task from a build script. The remote server is Server 2k8. The client running the script is Windows 7. Both machines are joined to the domain. When I run ...
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Domain Controller unable to authenticate Static IP workstation/server

I have an exchange server which was on a static IP (192.168.10.3) previously, failed to communicate with my all-in-one domain controller (192.168.10.2) out of a sudden. The only way to get it working ...
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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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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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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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Windows Server 2008 x86 Services for Unix SDK (SUA) RSH

Running RSH commands on a Windows box against a Linux box works only for the administrator user. Is there a file somewhere that has a list of users that can run commands remotely? More Info The ...
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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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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 ...