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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Using Virtual Directories with FTP

I've successfully installed and used FTP to transfer files to my server running Windows Server 2008. I've decided to create one FTP site in IIS 7.5 which leads to my \ftproot\ folder, and In an effort ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Disable Plesk

I just leased a new Dedicated Server running Windows Server 2008. How do I disable Plesk for Windows?
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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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Load balance DNS forwarder [on hold]

DNS forwarder of an ISP have a problem, I set some public addresses as DNS forwarders but all of my traffic aroud 90% used as my primary dns address. how can i balance traffic between other forwarder? ...
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How to permit local standard users to change password? [2008 R2]

I have a group of users that can access the server to use some tools and they want to change the password themselves. How can I permit them? (for the record I've created a group where all them are ...
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How much servers do I need? [on hold]

in my homework for the university i have to create a data for a bank. For this i have several software programs like the core banking system, some risk management programs, SAP ERP, ibm lotus notes ...
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Migrating A standalone (no AD) Windows 2008 32bit To 2008 64bit

I have a Windows 2008 Standard 32 bit server running for the sole task of code signing. I need to "upgrade" it to Windows 2008 R2 64 bit. I understand there is no direct upgrade path from 32 to 64 ...
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Slow performance of DBASE IV on Windows Server 2008

I have a Win2008 Server that shares a folder which contains a set of DBASE IV files (DBFs and indexes). Those files are used by two different apps. The main one with read/write access and the second ...
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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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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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How to redirect or rewrite IIS site with port in URL to URL without port?

I'm not 100% sure if this is the right part of StackOverflow to post this but to me it made the most sense. Sorry if its not! Currently I have a site in IIS configured on HTTPS with port 7500. I can ...
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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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Server 2008 R2 - Unable to install any printer drivers

My problem is exactly this same as described here: Server 2008 R2 - Unable to install any printer drivers Options - google groups I have few Windows 2008 R2 (no SP1) servers in remote offices, ...
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IIS 7.0 Web Deploy authentication fails after changing Windows password… help?

I have a very basic Windows 2008 R2 Web Server running IIS 7.0. This is just a test/practice server, so I enabled Web Deployment using Windows Authentication. All was well and I was able to deploy ...
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MailEnable error on windows server 2008 r2 : Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@example.com

I am going crazy about this error message. for some of the domains, I am receiving this error message; Reason: Remote SMTP Server Returned: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for info@example.com I am ...
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Manually entered Windows Server 2008 R2 DNS entry only sometimes forwards to Ubuntu VM

I have a Ubuntu VM that I'm turning into a web server. I don't want this on the domain so it doesn't automatically get a DNS entry. As such I've created one for it in the Forward Lookup Zone, but ...
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Thin Client server requirements [on hold]

i have a small company and i want to include some thin clients in the IT infrastructure. Which servers, software components do i need for about 20-30 thin clients? The clients should run a normal ...
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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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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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Unknown and strange RDP successful logins in EventViewer

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with a valid IP, and recently I've found hundreds of unknown and strange RDP successful logins logged in EventViewer. Here are some details: They are not similar to ...
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Configuring Reverse DNS on Windows Server 2008, can't send email

I run a VPS on a Windows Server 2008 machine, and since I got it in January 2015 everything has been running fine, the server has IIS, DNS, and uses Mailenable for email exchange. I've been running ...
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What permission do another domain user need to restart IIS app pool on my machine?

Can this be done without adding user to local Administrators group? All I need is to remotely stop app pool, create site and start the pool again. I'm trying to do this with Powershell script. I keep ...
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Unable to write using IIS FTP … Keep getting Access is denied

I am having issues writing to my FTP site ... I am able to connect to the site using my FTP client. I have given the user account READ/WRITE authorizations inside of the IIS Web Site (which also ...
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Right Clicking Network File Very Slow Over VPN

I am having real troubles with a VPN connection. The VPN connection is not used for a internet connection just for file browsing. File browsing is slow, taking about 3-4 seconds to bring up a list of ...
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Moving pagefile W2K8 standard - any “gotchas”?

On one of our production servers the C: partition is hovering at around 2gb free out of 40gb. It's a production web server so drastic changes aren't going to be possible. My best option looks like ...
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Failover cluster failed to failover due to mysterious IP conflict?

I'm having a mysterious problem with my Failover cluster, Cluster name: PrintCluster01.domain.com Members: PrintServer01.domain.com andPrintServer02.domain.com in the Failover Cluster Management – ...
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How to Install an executable as a Windows Service

I have an executable that doesn't require any interaction with the user and I want to install it as a Windows service; what do I need to have and do to make that happen? I didn't write the app; I ...
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Mysql Servers with crossover cable in windows [on hold]

I has two server Master with windows 2008 R2, Slave with windows 2003. I connect the servers with a crossover cable. So far only the slave can ping the master. but the slave replication don't work, ...
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Missing HDD space - says 65GB used, selecting all folders shows 40GB used

Running Windows Server 2008, 74GB raptor drive and noticed we only had about 500MB left - yikes! So deleted some old backups we don't need, but can't track down where about 25GB seems to be taken up. ...
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IIS7-Internet Explorer Cannot display the website, what could be the issue? [on hold]

I host my HTML Website on IIS7. When I run it on Internet Explorer my navigation bar, doesn't work properly and some other elements do not show. But with google chrome everything works good. In the ...
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Windows 2008 - 40 GB inaccessible space, used by system. Where?

i created a copy of the system in a VMWare Virual Machine (v7), size is 7.11 Go compressed, 70 Go uncompressed (sorry system is in french !) log in: adminstrateur & password: T3st ...
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Domain controllers won't replicate

I recently removed a secondary domain controller (forcefully) and created a new one as secondary for the same domain. The problem is, is that the new secondary can see the primary and itself, but the ...
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Sql Express DB on Server 2008 R2 is there a product to test for coding errors

This is mostly an annoyance and not a huge problem. The issue is tied to the execution time for server requests for small data pulls. If I ask thee software to create a list of any 200 clients ...
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Multiple Print Queues for 1 printer

I have a large amount of network printers that were setup with ridiculous names that mean nothing. Since our users are very hesistant to change, I'd like to create a second print queue for each ...
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Windows Server 2008: specifying the default IP address when NIC has multiple addresses

I have a Windows Server which has ~10 IP addresses statically bound. The problem is I don't know how to specify the default IP address. Sometimes when I assign a new address to the NIC, the default ...
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Get User Rights Assignment values in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI

I'd like to get all the values of User Rights Assignment in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI. Is there a way I can do this with VBScript and WMI? Thanks.
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IIS7 Windows Server 2008 FTP -> Response: 530 User cannot log in

I just launched my first IIS FTP site following many of the tutorials from IIS.NET... I'm using IIS Users and Permissions rather than anonymous and/or basic. This is what I'm seeing while trying to ...
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processing of Group Policy failed only on 2008 Servers and Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller

Spent last 3 months doing a upgrade from 2003 domain to a 2008R2 domain. our last DC was rebuilt (5 total) and brought up on line. After it was put on line we have some 2008 and 2008R2 servers (10 ...
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Copy Windows 2008 R2 builtin backups to RDX

I've done a lot of research and it seems that the built in Windows Backup utility cannot backup to an RDX drive without it thinking it is a DVD drive. So, that said. I currently backup a remote ...
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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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In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
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How can I get a list of shared directories on local Windows server?

If I have a Windows server (typically 2000, 2003 or 2008), is there a simple way to list all local directories shared on that server? I can find the shares themselves easily enough, but I would love ...
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New work server accessing active directory

My Department recently bought a small server running windows server 2008. But given its a business managed server IT refuses to provid e me with any support. At the moment I can only create loc al ...
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Allow in-house application administrative rights within corporate AD domain

We have a couple of in-house developed application in the company and those application need to be able to use "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\RegAsm.exe" in order to register ...
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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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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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Can a Windows Server 2008 server use a GPT-only partition table?

I have here a little bit uncommon system: its primary hard disk can't have an old, DOS (MBR) partition table, only a GPT type. It is an outer restriction, that nothing can be done about. It seems as ...
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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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Why is WMI not actually using the fixed port?

When I asked this question (both here on SF and IRL) about how to remotely access WMI, the answer I got from multiple sources was "use a fixed port." I've tried doing this, but it doesn't seem to be ...
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Block Level Backup Engine Service freeze server for minutes

Win SBS2011. The Block Level Backup Engine Service starts every hour automatically and for minutes the server is not accessable . The network maps are disconnecting and every file operations stop. ...