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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AD custom attribute of type numerical string crashes MMC when updated

I am using windows server 2008. I have a domain with one domain controller (this is a dev environment). I edited the AD schema and created a custom attribute called TestAttribute2 (the LDAP name is ...
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Unable to bind OSX 10.9 to Active Directory 2008

I am struggling to bind OSX 10.9 to a 2008 r2 Active Directory. I can join the domain fine when I boot into Windows from the same machine. From OSX I can find the domain controller successfully and ...
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Windows Server Clear on Logout Policy

I was wondering is it possible to create a policy on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 that will clear everything (all files from desktop, documents, etc) once the user has logged out of the system? It ...
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DFS: File randomly missing?

We have a DFS installed on two different servers. Running health reports finds no errors and generally everything seems OK, but: On some computers, files will be saved on a DFS folder randomly, ...
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Windows updates fail (KB2992611) - “The stub received bad data”

I am trying to install the two updates for KB2992611 manually on some Windows 2008 R2 SP1 servers as they haven't been brought down by Windows updates: ...
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DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client

DHCP Server Not Offering to PXE Client BACKGROUND: I'm in the process of adding PXE services to an existing SCCM 2007 server. The SCCM server is separate from the DHCP server (Server 2008 x86) and ...
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Tomcat/CF10/IIS7.5 Connector Tuning Help (503 Errors)

Problem: After a undetermined amount of time, all websites running in an application pool return 503 errors as IIS has stopped pool due to Rapid Failures from the pool. Increasing the number of ...
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Corrupt General Tab in Event Viewer

Whenever ASP.NET reports a dangerous query string value to the Application log and the request contains a certain combination of characters; the event viewer will not show the error information and ...
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Glassfish connection pool don't work after restart server

I have a connection pool in Glassfish 3.1 to connect to SqlServer 2008 Express, this pool works fine, but when Glassfish is restarted, the connection pool can't ping and stops working. To work again, ...
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Jenkins slave fails handshaking on windows

I have a win2k8 machine used as our CI master server (Jenkins) I have various other servers running as slaves The master is listening for slave connections on port 2000 SlaveA - can connect to ...
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What is the Task Scheduler syntax for returning the “ComponentStatus” contents in a Windows Server Backup Event

I have created a Task Scheduler event that emails me on EventID 14 in the Microsoft-Windows-Backup event log (note this is a new , style (Vista and up) log. I exported this and after some grubbing ...
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Tidy up old Windows Server Backup snapshots

I'm running wbadmin from a scheduled job, backing up my C: and D: drives to my E: and (I believe!) including the system state: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c:,d: -allCritical ...
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Why does RDS login screen vary by user and PC?

I have two identical Lenovo laptops running Windows 10 with all updates. Call them Left and Right. On the backend I have a domain controller and a Remote Desktop Server, both running Windows Server ...
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Is RSS (receive side scaling) in Windows considered unstable?

When asking a customer to enable RSS in their data center to improve network performance (very high UDP packets-per-sec rate), I was told that they generally turn it off, because after various ...
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Investigating Citrix app server “slowless”

Currently have a client stating that the 5 users on a 2cpu, 4gb mem app server are experiencing slowness and often, locking up for moments at a clip. Framework is a VM running in vSphere 5.5 [intel ...
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CSC folder data access AND roaming profiles issues (Vista with Server 2003, then 2008)

I'm a junior sysadmin for an IT contractor that helps small, local government agencies, like little towns and the like. One of our clients, a public library with ~ 50 staff users, was recently ...
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Mounting whole-disk filesystems in Windows 2008?

I am booting a Windows instance in an OpenStack environment. OpenStack can use a "configuration drive" to pass information into the instance. This drive is formatted as a whole-disk MS-DOS ...
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php-cgi.exe and/or php5.dll crashing - PHP 5.2.17, Win2k8 & IIS7

A specific part of my PHP script crashes randomly and I'm not sure why. The only difference on this page and the rest of the pages, is that I'm doing a PDO SQLSRV call. But 80% of the time there are ...
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SQL job cannot access Microsoft Excel DCOM application. Permissions are set. What gives?

I have a SQL job that runs a VB script that uses an object provided by the Microsoft Excel DCOM application. Excel 2003 is installed and working. Both SQL Server and SQL agent run under ...
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Slow conversion of VDMK to VDI - Virtual Machine Converter 3.1

So I am trying to migrate from VMWare to Hyper-V and I'm using the MS tool Virtual Machine Converter 3.1. However, the VM conversions are going super slow. Like 2MB a second which means that a 300GB ...
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Giving users of an OU permission to enable and disable users of their own OU

I want users of an OU to have access to enable and disable user accounts in their own OU. I believe in order to do this I need to grant the Read and Write userAccountControl property to the SELF ...
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How to Manage Server-pushed Printers on Individual Workstation (Printer Properties Issue in Programs)

I'm troubleshooting a print issue on a particular workstation, Windows 7 Pro. I can open Devices and Printers and access all the info, like Printer Properties, Printing Preferences, etc., from there. ...
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2008 ServerCore, Local Administrator Password Reset, Still Can't Login

Running Server 2008 Server Core and I cannot login via the local administrator account. Since it wouldn’t take my “correct credentials”, I reset the local administrator password using other known ...
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Use 2008 R2 and 2003 server domain and LDAP with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

I have two server domain one with Windows Server 2003 server and other Windows Server 2008 R2. With this can I use Windows 8.1 and 10 clients to connect with domain and apply policies?
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Using Basic Authentication with IIS Manager Authentication

For a website I would like to add a Basic HTTP 401 Challenge so the visitor will be asked for a username and password before entering the site. Just like in Apache you can use htpasswd and htaccess. ...
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Windows Diskpart: How to select disk based on LUN ID

I have multiple LUNs attached to my Windows 2008 server from a SAN storage controller. Each LUN has a unique ID. However, it has no correlation to the disk number in the Windows. For example in the ...
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Server 08 Print server deploying to server 03

Server 08 R2 setup as a printer server with 300+ printers installed. I created an empty GPO and enforced it on the OU containing a few servers that are server 03 that I need the printers to be ...
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IIS7.5 periodically stops serving static files

I have a website with an index.html file (that contains an html/javascript application) that leverages a json rest api(asp.net webapi in the same website) for data. Periodically, IIS will start ...
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Windows Server 2008 DNS Server Down

On a Windows Server 2008 machine while trying to start the DNS Management window DNSMGMT.MSC fails with the error: "The server <Server Name> could not be contacted." “Access is denied. Would ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 scheduled backup to NAS breaks on 3 of 4 identical servers

I have 4 identical Windows server 2008R2 installs, all uptodate. Initially I had 4 scheduled backups to a Windows share on a NAS, running nightly, all work OK. Then 2 of the backups would not ...
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DVR monitoring through Terminal Server

I'm trying to view my CCTV cameras through a terminal server session using windows server 2008 R2 inside my network. I'm using the Graphical Interface Software of the DVR. The problem is that when I ...
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Can't launch web platform installer

I need to install url-rewrite module (windows server 2008) - while extension starts setup it tries to launch web platform installer- get error: Unable download the product list from. Check your ...
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Forced Print Server Defaults Without Restriction

Here's our scenario. Windows 2k8 print server hosting a large Ricoh multi-function color laser printer for everyone in the office to use. Printers are NOT deployed with Group Policy. Management ...
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Shrinking a volume and extending another in dynamic disk

I have a test environment where I converted a disk to dynamic, shrunk a volume, and then expanded another all on the same disk. The result is that disk management in Windows Server 2008 R2 shows two ...
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How to “seed” a DFS replication that is already on-going

There are many tutorials online that explain how to pre-seed a brand new replication set-up. But is there a proper way to "speed up" an existing replication without taking it down? We have an ...
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Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
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Windows DNS - redirect all external requests for same ip

I'm trying to setup a Windows 2008 DNS Server to redirect all requests for the same IP. For example, if I enter in ANY domain (.com / .net / .org / .us / .uk / ...) I want to redirect the request for ...
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Simple SVN post-commit hook for Jenkins on Windows Server 2008

I have VisualSVN Server holding several repos with PHP applications on Windows Server 2008 machine. I need to figure out how to deploy PHP scripts to production machines (2 Windows servers + 1 ...
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Server 2008R2- how to limit the time it takes the server from trying map a drive that is no longer available

when we try logging locally to the server, the server hang for hours because one of the network drive is not available.
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Windows Server 2008 R2 all administrators lost privileges

Over the weekend, all the administrators of one of my servers lost their privileges. Nobody can do administrative tasks on the server, such as use Server Manager. Only the service account is still ...
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superceded patch - would the old one still show?

Example - if you have a Windows security patch that was released earlier in the year and you installed it. Then, if another security patch came out to SUPERCEDE that original one...would the ...
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Windows Server 2008 Alerting to Low memory

I have a file and print server running on Windows 2008 R2 fully patched in a VSphere environment (ESXi 5.1 fully updated). Every evening between 19:20 and 19:30 our monitoring software reported that ...
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Route specific network traffic through vpn in virtualbox guest

I am running OSX with a windows server 2008 guest in Virtualbox. My goal is to route some of the network traffic in the host through the server guest. This is because the win2008 server has a VPN ...
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How to use JMAP with Tomcat when Tomcat is running as a service?

I want to grab some memory snapshots of a Tomcat instance in production. This is on a Windows 2008 server. I can run JMAP against Tomcat when I start it with startup.bat but the client is using ...
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Adding a 2008 server to a 2003 Domain with DNS devolution?

I'm running into a problem adding a 2008 server to our existing 2003 domain, and as I am not a Windows admin, I'm not getting the problem here. Some reading around on Technet seems to indicate that ...
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Win 2008/FTP/Filezilla - Intermittent critical transfer errors

I work from home, off-grid, with a somewhat shaky satellite connection. There's a good chance that when uploading web files, it will hiccup, and the upload starts over. Until recently, our company ...
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Cannot browse HTTP to a load balanced VIP from w2k8 boxes, but can get to it from w2k3

I have a strange problem and am looking for suggestions. The environment: several VLANs on the same switch, that all talk to each other via the ASA using hairpin routing: VLAN 500 - Windows 2003 ...
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Port server moxi on node X exited with status Y on Couchbase 1.8.1

I'm getting this error on live servers Win Server 2003 32 bit & 2008 64 bit. Port server moxi on node 'ns_1@192.168.243.12' exited with status 3. Restarting. Messages: 2012-09-10 17:13:21: ...
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Under CITRIX, why would a user get the message “your smart card is blocked”, when it really isn't?

I have a XenApp 5 farm, running under Win2k8 server. Sometimes a user's session will "hang", and when they attempt to connect to CITRIX after that, they'll see the standard authentication error "your ...
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Giving Select Windows Domain Users Symbolic Link Privilege

I would like to setup select users on our domain to have the ability to create symbolic links on local NTFS drives and network shares without needing to run as Administrator, as part of an application ...