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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Abort any POST VERB operation in IIS

My site is getting DOS attack with POST VERB, my site is a static site and I am trying to stop any POST action on the home page. I had the URL Rewrite installed on my server, so I am trying to write ...
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Temporarily redirect *all* HTTP/HTTPS requests in IIS to a “server maintenance” page

We've got an IIS server that hosts hundreds of separate web apps, and the physical database server that hosts these apps is going to be taken offline for maintenance for a brief period (we expect it ...
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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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Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
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How to remove a GPO setting that used a custom ADM

I'm trying to deal with some legacy group policies that applied registry settings using ADM files. I'd like to remove these registry settings and set them up as group policy preferences, but how do I ...
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Windows Server Backup does not work unless I restart “Com+ Event System” service

We are working on a terminal server at a client running Windows Server 2008. We recently had a major issue and did a system state restore from a backup. This solved the issue and everything seemed to ...
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Password Authentication Fails - NTLMv2

Environment: Windows 2000 sp4 EDIT: Domain Controller with no trust setup with the Win2008 Server Windows XP machines Windows 2008 Server Netapp NAS Problem: We have a shared folder that resides ...
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How can I move computer groups in WSUS?

I have some computer groups in WSUS: All Computers Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group A And I want some of the groups to be a subgroup of a group. For example All Computers Group ...
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Calling LoadLibraryEx on ISAPI filter failed (v4.0.30319)

I installed .Net 1.1 on a Windows Server 2008 (which already had .NET 4 installed). Afterwards, I started getting the following error: HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error Calling LoadLibraryEx ...
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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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Why does IIS recycle my application pool every 15 minutes?

Today we have a huge number of users on our ASP.NET MVC IIS 7 web application. I notice that approx. every 15 minutes, the application pool process is killed and a new one is started. I did not find ...
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F5 Load Balancing - axd files comes with 401 Unauthorized

I've got a problem I'm trying to resolve for some time. We have: 1 F5 Load Balancer 2 IIS servers with the same machine/validation keys behind the F5 LB Our problem is that our application hosted ...
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Passing Linux NFS traffic through Windows Server 2008

We are developing an embedded device that runs on Linux and uses NFS mounts to aid in development. We are working in two private network spaces (172.16.x.y and 192.168.0.n). The 192 network contains ...
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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 is Most Reliable/Sustainable Way to Distribute a File to a Group of Windows Servers

In managing one of my applications, I need to distribute a small text file to a specific directory on a number of application servers and restart the service when a new version is pushed out. I have a ...
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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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port forwarding on windows server 2008 to Hyper-v machines

I have a host machine (win server 2008 R2) with several Hyper-V virtual machines. I want to be able to redirect certain ports of host to virtual machines. There is virtual network connection between ...
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hyper-v error manage VM

I have a problem in the management of the machines in Hyper-V, when I try to open the console I get the following error: an error occurred while attempting to launch the Virtual Machine ...
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How do you run scheduled tasks with extra parameters in Server 2008?

The issue that we are facing now is that Scheduled Synchronization is not working when the task scheduler executes a program for Google Apps. The program runs as follows when within command prompt: ...
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Passive FTP on Windows Server 2008 R2 using the IIS7 FTP-Server

Hello serverFault-community! 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. ...
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Need to configure 2008 server with 2 NICs on different subnets

I am working on an application that requires a 2008 server to have 2 NICs for security purposes. NIC 1 will be connected to the customer's enterprise network with a static IP and is routable. It ...
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Windows 2003 error 2902 “server is the owner of this FSMO role, but does not consider it valid” after DCPROMO run

I am in the process of adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC (MTC2008DC) to an existing legacy Windows 2003 SBS domain, with a view to decommissioning the old server. There is already one 2008 DC in the domain ...
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remove previous exchange installation from server 2008 active directory

I have a previous windows server 2003 that i've moved to an server 2008. The ad is copied to the windows server 2008. Now we want the clients to connect to an external exchange server. When we want to ...
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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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Multiple Homed Windows 2008 Server / Windows 7 Client

I have a small Windows 2008 network, with some Windows 7 clients. The clients are both laptops with docking stations and I would like them to communicate with the Windows 2008 server (for filesharing) ...
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Group Policy settings for Event Logs

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Domain Controller, with Windows 7 and Windows XP clients, is it "OK" to keep the setting below for Event Log files? And which setting will apply? ...
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Allow Remote Assistance connectionts to this computer - Grayed out - windows 2008 r2

I just reinstalled Windows 2008 r2 on my Dell PowerEdge 2950 server. I am attempting to setup the server to be able to remote access from another computer on the network. I go into system properties ...
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Two Domain Controller in Domain

I want to setup two Domain Controller in my domain. The reasson is that it provide me fault tolerance, if one Domain Controller is down the other is ready to proccess request. I only have 2 windows ...
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Service is started than stopped app.config error

I've a windows service I try to run on a Windows 2008R2. The service starts and then stops (in the Event Viewer the only information I get is "Service is stopped"). If I try to run from the terminal I ...
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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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RDS Logon failure with domain accounts over internet, but not over VPN

We have a domain-joined RDS 2008 R2 server where logons are rejected for domain accounts (even domain admins) coming in directly over the internet, but it works fine over VPN or internally. The RDS ...
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Configuring Separate Forest for DMZ

Our DMZ currently has just two Winddows Server 2008R2 servers in it. One runs Exchange 2010 Edge Transport and the other is an IIS 7 server. Currently, these are just in a workgroup. We plan to ...
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CPU Usage statistic in Windows Server 2008 R2 Resource Monitor

I'm trying to analyze the performance of HPC R scripts via Resource Monitor in Windows Server 2008 R2. I have referred to this guide to get more information on the CPU tab of Resource Monitor, but I ...
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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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failed to open stream: Connection refused [on hold]

i'm stuck. this is the link to my question in stack overflow. The server I'm connecting to is a windows 2008 server ...
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Event log message size 31885? Windows 2008

We recently upgraded our production boxes to Windows 2008 from Windows 2003 servers. Everything works fine except the event logging. We log at max 32000 bytes of data for each message On 2008 servers, ...
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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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How to set relaxed security for Terminal Services on 2008 R2

I installed Remote Desktop Services on Windows 2008 Server R2. I am trying to set it up with 'Relaxed Security' similar to Windows 2003 would have. Windows 2003 Server, I would set up: Permission ...
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Shadow Copies not growing to maximum

I have a 2008R2 and 2012 servers that has been in production for quite some time, running smoothly - I have never paid attention to VSS. Various volumes with Shares are setup to capture shadows ...
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ColdFusion Server slow connection to dedicated database server?

We had our database and web server on the same box. For performance reasons, we are now off loading the database to a dedicated server. When updating the CFDSNs to the new server, the verification ...
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Windows SMTP Service - Configure Smarthost for Specific Domains over different ports

I have a client that was recently acquired by a company. Their email system now resides on the parent company's network. Currently there is no VPN setup between my client and the parent company. I ...
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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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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 an GPT type. It is an outer restriction, that nothing can be done about. It seems as ...
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How do I include a rule set with ModSecurity on IIS?

I'm using ModSecurity 2.7.1 on IIS 7.5 / Windows 2008 R2. I've reference my base set up conf file in my Web.Staging.config of a site like so: <ModSecurity enabled="true" ...
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Create a reset password disk on Windows 2008 server foundation as domain controller

I have a Windows 2008 server foundation running as a PDC. I would like to create the "traditional" reset password disk just in case I forget it. I looked a lot and all links mentions such option under ...
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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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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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sharing folder for team foundation server in azure [closed]

I have setup an Azure VM with Win 2008 server and TFS(Team Foundation Server) 2012. TFS application build requires an UNC path to drop the EXE. For this I have configured a shared folder in the same ...
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Terminal Server CPU usage at 100%

I'm running a terminal server with around 50-60 users,and every so often the server will go from > 40% usage to 100%. I took a closer look an it seems every time this happens, a different user or two ...
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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 ...