Questions tagged [windows-server-2008-r2]

Windows Server 2008 R2 is an operating system from Microsoft. It is an update of Windows Server 2008. Unlike Server 2003 R2, this R2 is a fully new Operating System. It is only available in 64-bit versions.

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Do I have to set web farm for multiple web sites in the same IIS server?

I have multiple web sites hosted in the same IIS 8.5. The web sites names are same but different ports or http/https. For example, http://www.mydemosite.com (using default port 80) https://www....
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Trouble Printing to Shared Printer Over VPN From Server 2008R2

My Setup: Main office with multiple PCs running Windows 10 Pro, multiple printers (both locally set-up and shared and also a PC to act as a print server for high usage printers) and a server running ...
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Use Different Usernames for Windows Login and Exchange Email Address

We have Windows Server environment with Active Directory and Exchange. Exchange is already Integrate with Active Directory and Therefore i have security concern because our user names are public. ...
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What could cause PowerShell Remoting to use high bandwidth?

I do IT work for an organization that is currently setting up (or letting me set up) an Active Directory domain. Right now, it's still in testing with 1 DC and 1 client. A week or two ago, our switch ...
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Add Linux hostname to Windows DNS GUI [closed]

In Windows Server 2008 R2, and in an Active Directory Environment, how can I add an alias hostname to DNS, so that all workstation will know the internal ip address of that alias hostname? I have a ...
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Empty user list in Gitlab LDAP connection

I am trying to connect Gitlab to our Active Directory. I have a connection to LDAP, where the authorization succeeds but the list of users with access to Gitlab is empty. The gitlab config looks like ...
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Installing certificate installed through MMC for a service account

(Disclaimer: I have posted this question on StackOverflow, but from a developer point of view. I tried to rewrite the question to fit ServerFault conditions) A custom service has to log on a remote ...
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Clone/Duplicate EC2 Windows Instance

I have a Windows Server 2008 EC2 instance hosting SQL Server 2008 named DB-01. I'm looking to clone this DB-01 instance so my team can work on the cloned DB-01 (DB-01-CLN) and existing DB-01 instances ...
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Unable to change trusted users passwords from within trusting domain

I'm experiencing a very strange issue with a one-way trust setup where users from a trusted domain (Domain A) can successfully log in to the trusting domain (Domain B), however password change ...
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Necessity of DNS records for Active Directory

I'm familiar with Active Directory's reliance on DNS and the best practices regarding DNS in Active Directory naming (e.g. use a subdomain of the corporate domain dedicated to AD). I have just a ...
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Command for setting permissions on Windows mounted volume

We have several large storage servers running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to program limitations each server has several disk that had to be broken up into 1TB volumes. These volumes are all mount ...
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Solution for file server migration to Azure cloud

I have a file server(2008 R2) running on my on-prem environment. I have around 400 users in my environment. I want to migrate this server to the Azure cloud with all SMB permissions. At the same time, ...
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Server failing to negotiate handshake with Server on different subnet

This issue appears to have just appeared out of nowhere, am I'm looking for some advice on how to troubleshoot. Server_A is 2008R2 and Server_B is 2012R2. Thanks I have an issue in which Server_A on ...
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Migrating Root Certificate Authority

I got thrown into the middle of a CA migration project. My co-workers are migrating a Root Certificate Authority off a 2008 R2 server and onto a new 2019 server. They have both servers running at the ...
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How to compile PHP 5.3 and PHP 5.4 release x64 with Visual Studio 2008 SP1? [closed]

I have successfully compiled Apache x64 then I use PHP 5.3.29 and 5.4.45 release x86 on it and get error that DLL files are not a valid Win32 application. I installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1, Visual C++...
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How to fix trust error with two Active directory Domains

There are two Domains and there is a trust between both domains, this works fine for a long time but now we get access denied errors. So I open "Domains and Trust" and validate the Trust between both ...
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File permissions take very long to apply on client computers

Noticed a problem and would like to get a few suggestions how to troubleshoot it. Two servers, file and domain controller. File server has access based enumeration enabled. Folders do not have too ...
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Win Server 2008 R2 on VPS crashing 2x daily

I have been pressed into service as a system admin on a Windows Server 2008R2 VPS that is crashing twice daily at random times. This has been going on for two weeks or more and I have dozens of hours ...
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How do I get an XP computer to send files to its archive when connected on different a different router?

Good day folks. I'm wondering if its possible for my portable ultrasound machine to send back its images to the central archive when its off in the wards doing scans. Here's the current setup - the ...
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I need a basic Windows Server 2008 32-bit AMI on Amazon AWS

I need a basic, clean Windows Server 2008 32-bit (x86) AMI on Amazon AWS. There are several on the Community AMI list but I am not sure which is a good one to get. Have you tried any of them? Are ...
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When two different companies of hard disks can be raid together? [closed]

I'm trying to replace the hard disk due to the aging of the server computer. Currently, the server computer is composed of two 2tb hard disks as RAID 1. The model number of the hard disk is Seagate's ...
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Best practices for moving Windows redirected folders to new server?

Background : I am migrating from a server running Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2019. I had made an initial attempt at migrating the redirected folders but encountered various problems so I rolled back ...
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SCHTASKS Task Failure - Remote server

I'm trying to run SCHTASKS from a 2012R2 server that starts a task on a remote server (server 2019). Running C:\Windows\system32>schtasks.exe /run /s [remote servername(server 2019)] /TN "Folder\Task"...
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How can I monitor CPU usage and processes on Windows Server 2012 as a service over a 24 hour period?

We have a long running performant operation that runs for 6 hours. When it was last ran, something happened for 5 minutes where its performance dropped dramatically and caused a few timeouts, in the ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2016 Crashing on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with application error 1000

I've been trying to troubleshoot an error message on our Server 2008 RDS farm for about 3 weeks now and I'm getting nowhere. Randomly Outlook 2016 crashes and freezes. Sometimes it recovers and the ...
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Auto update Linux cifs mount when windows dfs target changes

Not that a retarget is a common occurence in the case we're working with but, we're in the process of some infrastructure changes and it's fresh in my mind. We have a number of Windows DFS share ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 AWS VM Image - Updates/Extended Support?

I have a few 2008 R2 VM's running in AWS. These are AWS AMI's. Can somebody please confirm whether or not these images will receive extended support for patches/updates or will this type of support ...
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Can I use same name and IP in server 2016 migration?

I'm going to upgrade some servers from 2008 to 2016 clean install, the servers are domain controllers and file server, is it possible to use the same name and ip when I turn off the old server, what's ...
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2008R2 RemoteApp - Drives not checked automatically

We have a client who uses remote apps and their certificate had expired. They claim that since the certificate was renewed, the drives box is no longer checked automatically. I've checked the RDP ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - No Updates Installed on this Computer

We use Ivanti to patch servers and all of a sudden one Server 2008 R2 machine will not install patches. I went to the server to review patches installed and there are no patches under currently ...
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How to install a service managed account on a Windows2008R2 server (DC 20016)

Is there any way to install a managed service account on windows 2008R2? My domain server is Windows 2016. Also the servers where I have already installed service accounts. No problem. But... I have a ...
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Tracking down source of Active Directory user lockouts

The Problem Suddenly, many users of this organization's systems began reporting that they had been locked out of their Active Directory accounts. The Environment The entire network is physical and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 + Apache 2.4 - Constant crashing with Faulting module name: ntdll.dll

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition 64 bit Using AWS EC2 m1.xlarge instance 15GB RAM , 4 vCPUs Intel Xeon Problem: crashing every 10 secs / every minute / sometimes 1 hour / randomly WINNT ...
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MSDTC transaction manager was unable to pull the transaction… error

I have a ASP.NET MVC app on a Windows Server (2008 R2) and its database is another Windows Server (2012 R2). When I create a user in my app, I encounter the following error: The MSDTC transaction ...
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Promoting a secondary plex to primary

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 install that uses Windows software RAID to mirror the drive. The primary drive is failing. I installed a new drive to the set and syncing is almost complete. Once the ...
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Why would system be writing files on behalf of my process?

Sometime, System (PID 4) would write file on behalf of other process, why ? This is not specific to a program, it would sometime write on behalf of TrustedInstaller, w3wp, Transmission or Syncthing, ...
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Windows Server 2019 Installation and Virtualization

After doing a lot of research, I didn't find the exact answer to my question. We are currently using Windows Server 2008 R2 and we intend to switch to Windows Server 2019. For obvious reasons of ...
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winboot.exe Signature Error

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 that sits in a corner providing DHCP and DNS to an isolated network. I've treated it with neglect; please don't flog me! Every now and then Microsoft provides a ...
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Different folder targets appear for the same DFS folder

An admin has sent me screen shots showing that using the same credentials for a DFS namespace (2008 R2), the properties for a folder target appear differently. From his workstation (Windows 10) he ...
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Cannot change “w32tm /query /source” from “Local CMOS Clock” on PDC Domain Controller

I am trying to reconfigure the time settings for a single DC W2K8R2 domain. The DC is not a VM. I followed the instructions on this page to the letter..... https://gooroo.io/GoorooTHINK/Article/...
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Windows Server 2019 SMTP Server - Email Stuck in Queue / Not Being Released

I've recently upgraded a number of servers from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019. 2 of the servers require SMTP which I have installed on both, however, 1 server works as it should and the 2nd, ...
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Uncertainties regarding Restart Computer Options in Windows Service Recovery settings

I would prefer to have it working like this: First failure: Restart the Service after 1 minute Second and subsequent failures: Restart the Service after 1 minute After 15 minutes (and 14 restart ...
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Why is “wbengine” of Windows Server 2008 R2 always creating new VHD files when targeting network shares?

This is a follow up to things I've written down in an answer to another question: I'm somewhat sure that wbengine of Windows Server 2008 R2 always creates new VHD files if targeting a network share. ...
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Access Windows Server RDP instance with wrong static IP configuration

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 instance set up in Amazon Web Services providing DNS and Active Directory services to other Server 2008 R2 instances. While changing the static IP address, I made a ...
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Application Pool Goes Down Very Often and Needs Recycling

I have a C# ASP.NET MVC application (MVC V.4 & .NET Framework 4.5) running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 S.P.1 Datacenter as an application pool and in the last month has started going down every 3 ...
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iSCSI target volume does not show on 2008 R2 iSCSI Initiator

My environment consists of 6 identical Server 2008 R2 blades, 2 identical SANs and 2 different NAS's. I can connect from any server to iSCSI targets on any storage devices (SAN or NAS) and the drives ...
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Find number of Processor Groups on Windows Server

I need an easy way (with Windows Server 2008R2++ system tools/commands) to see the number of used Process Groups. Sysinternals coreinfo shows me the logical/group map, but that would require to run ...
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W2K8 R2 Server session from OSX RDP client poorly renders text in MS Access 16

Windows Server 2008 R2 which is used primarily to run MS Access for browsing and manipulating various databases. OS Name Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 ...
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I cannot access the website through the internet when openvpn is enabled

In the same server (windows server 2008 r2) we have dns, web server and openvpn. The server has a static IP address, which is used to access the website through the internet by the domain name. At ...
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How re-enable Windows Firewall when the service has been stopped and disabled without cutting yourself out?

As every Windows system administrator should know in 2019, the "Windows Firewall" service is a critical component of the Windows network stack, and it should never, ever be stopped end disabled; the ...

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