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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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 isn'...
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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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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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IIS aborts request thread with status 995

We have a site where we have trouble on our production server, but not on my dev machine with request beeing aborted (hence, zero response). It fails after exactly 1:19 minutes each time, and the ...
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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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Is it possible to configure the location of “Temporary ASP.NET Files” folder in IIS?

Under IIS7.5 after switching pool identity to domain user I got this error: "The current identity (domain\username) does not have write access to 'C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\...
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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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Domain Trust 2008 to 2003

I'm having trouble setting up the trust relationship between a Windows Server 2003 and a Windows Server 2008 AD. Domain a is Windows Server 2003 Forest functional level. Domain b is a Windows Server ...
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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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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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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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How to bind subdomain to XAMPP site on Windows server that's also running IIS? [on hold]

I've got a Windows Web Server 2008 R2, which is running quite a few web sites under IIS. Then I made the terrible mistake of asking a freelance contractor to write another site for me. I don't know ...
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What is the default value of IncreaseUserVa on Windows Server 2008 and how to show it?

I'm on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008 machine with 24 Gb of RAM. For a 32 bit app I would like to use the /LARGEADDRESSAWARE linker option. For this, if I'm not mistaken (and please correct me if I am) ...
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Delegate Specific rights to Helpdesk on AD

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 standard I need to delegate only below task to helpdesk id for specific OU i.e 1) Creating User 2) and after creating that user, add them to specific ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop session will not completely log off because splwow64.exe is running

We use the Remote Desktop role in Server 2008 Enterprise SP2 to give users access to a 32-bit application. It is configured to auto-start the application via the "Start the following program at logon:...
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All PHP sites stopped working on IIS7, internal server error 500

I installed multiple drupal 7 sites using the Web Platform Installer on Windows Server 2008. Until know they worked without any problems, but recently internal server error 500 started to show up (...
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Robocopy with volume id paths?

Is it possible to use robocopy with volume id paths? C:\>robocopy /MIR /COPYALL /R:0 \\?\Volume{8a20c0df-ba3-44e9-8529-e6cd231a6759}\ \\?\Volume{3f1c91a3-39c0-11e6-a9fc-000c29ac2558}\ ------------...
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SSL Certificate Stops Working after Server Reboot on IIS7, W2K8

We recently upgraded from W2K3/IIS6 to W2K8/IIS7 and have been having problems with our SSL Certificate (Thawte 123 SSL certificate) ceasing to work after rebooting. Initially, the intermediate ...
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DCOMCnfg “Run application on this computer” is grayed out . WS2008 R2

I need to select in DCOMCnfg under Location tab following settings: "Run application on this computer" but is greyed out. It's a Windows Server 2008 R2, 64 bits. I'm logged as administrator. I've ...
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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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Transfer VM from inside (guest OS)

I need to clone VM and transfer it to another (dev) environment. But I don't have access to hypervisor. Do you know of software (trial/free) or algorithm for the task? I'm thinking the steps are ...
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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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Windows “You don't have permission to access /” identical virtual host fails

I've read many of the related permissions posts on StackOverflow and others and do not see why my virtual hosts for Apache2.4 on Windows 2008 appears to work inconsistently. The main site is running ...
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Keyboard and Monitor not getting detected on HP Proliant Server

I am having an HP Proliant Server running Windows 2008 Standard on it. Since one day we are not able to access it remotely. So I have checked the server I can see all the lights and fan is running ...
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Automatic start of a websphere windows service

I have tried all the solutions where i have found in google and stackoverflow to auto start a service of windows. Here's my Problem :: I have registered my websphere application server instance as a ...
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Wrong IP address registering in DNS

I've just taken over a small business network with 2 Windows servers. SRV2 (Server 2008 R2) is primarily a data backup for SRV1 (Server 2003); they're both DNS servers as well. Our primary LAN ...
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Installing SSL Certificate for use in IIS7, installation “works”, but cert listing disappears

Windows Server 2008 R2, IIS7. We have an SSL cert from Go Daddy. It's a wildcard cert, so it will work across subdomains (e.g. *.domain.com). I followed the instructions located at http://support....
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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 7 and Server 08 network “location” changing

Suddenly several domain computers running Windows 7 and at least one server on 2008 R2 are thinking that their NIC is part of a "public" network. The weird part is that when this symptom occurs the ...
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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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Can I use Windows Server 2008 RDS CALs on a Windows Server 2008 R2 [duplicate]

We are buying a new server and just need to make sure we can transfer out RDS CALs to the new one. We are going to do a downgrade from 2012 Standard to 2008 R2 Standard. The old server now is using ...
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Group Policy Objects stopped applying to most security groups [duplicate]

I have a Server 2008 R2 Domain with quite a few Group Policy Objects that should be applied to various OUs and security groups (Using security filtering). I got reports from users that they were ...
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Appropriate clustered file system for SAN drive connected to two windows hosts [closed]

I am a SQL Server DBA and my questions is a sysadmin one...so please forgive me for being blunt in some terms or phrasing things weird. I am looking for a solution to connect a iSCSI SAN drive to two ...
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Ping to server disappear for a long time, but reappear after reverse ping to my static IP

Almost every day about 9.00 - 10.00 link to my server goes down. I have two links: direct static IP & Hamachi VPN, usually I lose only the direct link, but Hamachi still works. Most interesting ...
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Application request routing and load balancing

I use Application request routing in my farm environnement. I got 2 ARR server and 2 IIS server in my farm. I configure my routing to load balance request even to my iis server, but when i look ...
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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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change SharePoint logo?

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008. I want to change SharePoint logo to my deportment logo, and also change some layout styles (like colors). I want to find an easy to follow ...
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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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Users can't enter class in adobe connect [closed]

I have adobe connect 9 (patch 9.0.4e) installed on my windows 2008 server. Everything was OK, but today when users try to enter a class, it connects to server and even they can enter their username ...
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error 0x80070643 when install IIS Role on server 2008 r2

After the lots of search on internet, I post this question on serverfault meta, Now problem is that we are using windows server 2008 r2 and I getting error 0x80070643 code when trying to install IIS, ...
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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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Server 2008 stuck in reboot loop “Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3”

Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop. Safe ...
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Scan to folder across subnets/VLAN's no longer works

We have a Sharp copier scanner set up on address 172.20.20.200 and a Windows 2008 file server with network shares IP - 172.20.10.82. Up until a week ago we could scan from the copier directly to a ...
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allow only one ip and block others by using cmd in windows firewall

I want to allow one IP address that can connect to internet (whitelist) and block others' connections through internet using Windows Firewall on Server 2008 using command prompt. Is it possible to ...
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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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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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WDS - Clients receive Error: PXE-E53: No boot filename received

I have setup WDS on Windows 2008 server in a Vmware box so I can practise setting up WDS,the server has DNS and DHCP as well as AD, the boot image is confirmed as working but when my clients try to ...
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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 ...