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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Why does Windows 2008 use swap before the memory is full?

I administer a Windows 2008 server (well, on Amazon EC2) running IIS and a .NET4 Web app. I got a memory alert the other day and went and looked, and sure enough the process memory had grown over ...
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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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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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Can't send email on Windows Server 2008 with Mailenable

I've got a VPS running on Windows Server 2008 and I'm using Mailenable as an Email Server for POP3 and SMTP. I've had the VPS since January 2015, its my first time configuring a server by myself, but ...
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LDAPS being redirected to 389

We're trying to perform an LDAPS bind to a server which blocks 389 with a firewall so all traffic must travel over 636. In our test lab we're connecting to a test ldap (located on the same server) ...
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Group Policy | New Password Policy for a few users

We have a few users that are traveling and I would like their passwords to be changed more often than the rest of the folks in the office. How should I go about creating a new policy with their ...
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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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Connect to remote SQL Server instance using Windows Authentication

How can I connect to a remote instance of SQL Server (on my VPS) from my local machine using Windows Authentication? By default, if I try to connect using this method, the username is my computer ...
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How can I connect my domain to my Windows Server 2008 R2 VDS?

I have a domain and a VDS which is Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. Now the problem is, I want to connect my domain to my VDS. VDS has an original IP. The host provider says all I have to do is change this ...
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Is IISReset /noforce just as kind as “net stop w3svc, IISAdmin”?

My organization has a framework app that runs on a number of client servers, where remote clients connect via HTTP. The server is a Server 2008 r2, usually a VM. Some of these boxes are also acting as ...
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PHP-CGI.exe running rampant. Which website?

We have a Windows 2008 64-bit server running IIS 7 and serving about 40 different websites. Over the last few days we've seen a few php-cgi.exe processes consistently utilizing high CPU usage. The ...
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Windows Server 2008 RDP-TCP Certificate keeps going back to Auto generated

Our servers undergo periodic PCI compliance scans and we have a Windows 2008 server machine that we have port 3389 open for RDP. It is secured with SSL, but it is failing the scan because their test ...
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Default Printer causing printing issues

I apologize if this is not the place for this question, please let me know. We are running a Windows Server domain with multiple networked printers. Some of our label printers will change their ...
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Server 2008 R2 - Disconnected Network Drive

I have a 2k8 R2 server. I cannot get the mapped network drive to stay connected even though it is located on the same server that is sharing the drive. For whatever reason it points to the share drive ...
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How to configure different firewall rules on 2 different network cards in Windows 2008?

On Windows 2003 Server, we have 2 network cards and it's easy to open different ports to the different network cards. I'm trying to do the same on a Windows 2008 Server, I've discovered Windows ...
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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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How can I disable php scripts on a specific subdir of my website on IIS7?

How can I disable php scripts on a specific subdir of my website using IIS7? I have a wordpress blog and I want to disable php on the "uploads" dir.
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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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SQL Server NETWORK SERVICE account permissions

My SQL Server Windows service is set to use the NETWORK SERVICE account. The server is installed to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL. However looking at the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Not Printing From Scheduled Task

Problem Since the end of support is coming on July 14th for Windows servers 2003 we are moving all of our scheduled tasks to a Windows 2008 R2 server. We use a Microsoft(MS) Access 2003(mdb) ...
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Is a VM with 2 CPUs really faster than one with 4 CPUs?

Our IT created a VM with 2 CPUs allocated rather than the 4 I requested. Their reason is that the VM performs better with 2 CPUs rather than 4 (according to them). The rationale is that the VM ...
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problems creating a keytab file on win server

I am trying to create a keytab file. i see a warning WARNING: pType and account type do not match. This might cause problems. The command i use is ktpass -princ ...
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Powershell script to get ad users remotely [on hold]

I have Windows 2012 server with AD installed in it, 500 users connected with it; I have a code to get softwares installed in workstation and laptops But, This code I have to run individual machines ...
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What's the difference between Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2?

What are the major differences between Windows Server 2008, 2008 SP2 and 2008 R2? Are the code bases for these OSes different? If I'm developing applications for any one of these three, should I be ...
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BestPractice? Backup of the transaction logs between 2 Full Backups?

At First: Sorry for my bad English. Hello, lets assume, every day on 8pm we create a full backup with wbadmin including truncation of the logfiles. What is the best practice for copying the log ...
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Installing Windows Server 2008 - RAID - No Drivers Found

I'm tring to install Windows Server 2008 on our server (it currently has a beta version on). I've inserted the dvd, booted into it, and tried to do a new installation When I come to the screen where ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 network speed slow, Xen 3.4.3 HVM ISO

I've setup a VM running Windows Server 2008 on a host node running Xen 3.4.3-5 and the following kernel: 2.6.18-308.1.1.el5xen #1 SMP Wed Mar 7 05:38:01 EST 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux The network ...
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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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Restoring a Win2000 AD domain from a Win2000 BDC?

This is where I landed, I have a Win2000 "DC" That in actuality is a BDC. My predecessor left it as is since it worked and he didn't have to redo the user profiles. I now want to upgrade to 2008, ...
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How can I set up group policy to give non-admin users the ability to use local admin account to update non-MS apps?

Currently the users do not have admin rights. I wanted to be able to let them update their own applications (non-microsoft) by using the local admin account at the elevated privilege prompt. What ...
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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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Can't join domain in Windows 8

When I try to change my computer's domain, I get an error dialog saying "This machine is already joined to a cloud domain and cannot be subsequently joined to an Active Directory domain". Please help ...
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How to remove programs from the start menu windows 7 client using a GPO managed on window server 2008 r2

I have a windows server 2008 r2 with a domain where windows 7 desktop pcs connect to. There are only 3 programs I'd like to display on the start menu for users. All client computers have the same ...
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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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Manually move data before enable DFS replication

We have one file server at local office and we want to setup another standby file server at remote data center, the two side will be connected with VPN, instead of enabled dfs on both servers and let ...
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Office Interope Needs IIS restart-Windows Server2008R2-IIS7

I have an application hosted at Windows server 2008R2 with IIS7 with MS Excel2013 32bit. This application uses Excel application to convert excel sheets to webpages. It works fine until user keeps ...
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Why is the server performance so poor? What can be done to improve the speed of the server?

Very slow processing using Windows Server2008 R2 Standard with Service Pack One. Situation: Read a text file using the text data to populate a series of MS Sql tables. The converted data is used to ...
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How to fix Exchange 2010 OOF

I have an issue currently, I have a UC Certificate with 3 domains listed, exch.domain.com autodiscover.domain.com webmail.domain.com I do not have the exchange server exch.domain.lan listed. When I ...
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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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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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Why can't I drag/drop a file for editing in notepad in Windows Server 2008?

When notepad is run, I can drag/drop a file to open it, but then it can't save the file. When I run notepad elevated to save the file, I can no longer drag/drop to open the file. I understand its a ...
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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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How to find out which are the users who have used ( TS'ed) into our server in the last 3 month

I have joined a new team and we provide VM to other department of the my Company . Now we have created many VM and assigned to different department . At this point I want to know which are the servers ...
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How to route between 2 networks with a server with 2 network cards?

This is the first time I am faced with routing and it seems I have hit a dead end. I have the following scenario: client1: 192.168.1.10 255.255.255.0 gateway: 192.168.1.100 DNS server: ...
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IIS FTP Server works locally, but cannot connect from remote

I'm trying to setup an FTP server on Windows 2008 Server. I can connect locally: C:\>ftp localhost Connected to WebHead1 220 Microsoft FTP Service However, when I try to connect from remote, it ...
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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 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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Redirect ip to url through DNS [closed]

My internal Antivirus server has changed from an IP address to URL. The former IP is 192.168.5.9 and I need to find a way that I can setup a redirect in DNS to allow anything that tries to access that ...