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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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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Missing entries in DNS Manager but OK in Server Manager DNS role view

We have 2x w2K8 Domain Controllers. DC01 and DC02. DC01 has always had scavenging enabled as far as I can see. Having run the Best Practice Analyzer on DC02 it moaned that it was not enabled and that ...
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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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Citrix Remote Session Video/Audio Delay Issues

I am experiencing issues with the Video and Audio matching up for Terminal Desktops running on our Citrix Servers. We are running Citrix Xenapp 6. Users open chrome and open videos, the video loads, ...
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Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on top of Windows Server 2008 R2 with RAID 1 configuration

I have Dell PowerEdge Rack Server R510 that have Dell PERC S300 RAID Adapter which is configured to RAID 1. The server runs Windows Server 2008 R2. Currently the OS corrupted I cannot do backup ...
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In-place upgrade of VM running 2008 R2

I'm following a Microsoft upgrade scenario to perform an in-place upgrade on a VM running Server 2008 R2. I'm trying to upgrade to Server 2012 R2. The document limitations show that "Windows Servers ...
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IIS application pool change .net framework

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 that is running a few website with the app pool have been set to .net framework version 4 and been running for months without a problem but today I check one of the site ...
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Windows Server 2008 Event ID 4625 Guest account currently disabled

Periodically, numerous unsuccessful attempts to log in to a blocked Guest Account are recorded. Window Server 2008 R2 system. An event means that the Guest account was trying to access Windows ...
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How to swap out all hard drives with new hard drives for a Dell R610 Server

We need to rebuild our Dell R610 servers by swapping out all the hard drives with new hard drives that have restored Windows backups on them. Our tentative plan to accomplish this is to use an ...
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Silent in-place upgrade, Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2

I am working on a process to upgrade over a hundred Server 2008 R2 boxes to Server 2012 R2. My client wants to do an in place upgrade so they don't have to reconfigure roles and features etc. This ...
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Blocking hack attempts

I need some help. I am seeing a lot of attempted logins in my Security Log. This is a fairly new Godaddy VPS Server running Windows 2008 R2. The attends are with various user IDs, that do repeat. ...
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Migrating Windows 2008 Foundation to new hardware

We want to migrate a Windows 2008 Foundation (HP Proliant ML110G7) to Windows 2016 Standard (Lenovo TS140) Many sites state that Windows Server should be made in steps. So first one was to upgrade to ...
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Windows Server 2016 slow response on wrong file-sharename

Having dedicated storage (NetApp Release 9.3P4) since some time we have a lot of trouble with some changed SMB timeouts on Windows Server 2016. Between Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows Server 2016 ...
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Windows Server 2016 clients failing to communicate with WSUS 3.0 SP2 consistently

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 WSUS server which is currently working fine with a mix of Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 client servers. All report in and download/install updates as expected. I've ...
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What is the meaning of the different icons under gpedit when adding software packages

I have a group policy for installing two software packages (for both 32/64 bit versions). When adding the packages both appear with different icons, one is a green upside arrow and the other is a lock....
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Getting last logged in user for lost domain computer

We recently audited our IT equipment inventory and have come across a few laptops which are missing. They aren't on the network, and most haven't logged into our DC's in several months. We have asset ...
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FRS to DFSR migration stuck, 1 DC only

I only have one 2008 R2 DC on this domain (domain level 2008), and, I am needing to migrate FRS to DFSR as I need to join a 2019 server to the same domain and then demote the old one. However, I'm ...
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setspn does not affect Active Directory Users

I run the setspn command for specific user on Domain Controller. C:\>setspn -s example/username.companyname.com username Checking domain DC=companyname,DC=com Registering ServiceprincipalNames ...
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Policies “Audit policy change” and “Audit Authorization Policy Change” don't seem to be working

Everyone, Trying to see events in the security event log for every time I change the rights of a user and it doesn't seem to be working. I've confirmed that setting the above policy settings in the "...
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How to block UNION from incoming URLS

I'm seeing a lot of attacks containing UNION within the URLs coming into genuine sites. I'm trying to black these with the URL Rewrite but adding a rule still showed the entry in the server logs (...
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Finding root cause of “The operation has been cancelled due to restrictions”

BLUF: What tools/commands can I use to see what the GPO is specifically restricting. We have a Server 2008 R2 infrastructure with a GPO that makes our Windows 7 PC's a "kiosk" PC for a specific user ...
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Hyper-V is there a way to use hyper-v to upgrade all of your guest vm's in a cluster

Hyper-V is there a way to leverage hyper-v to upgrade all of your guest vm's in a cluster, not the cluster nodes but the vm's on them, like cluster os rolling upgrade. I have allot of vm's with ...
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Folder shared with Full Control, yet is Read-only for client

Server is Win 2008r2, non-domain. Client is Windows 7. User XYZ on client has matching account on server in group Users. Credentials for server account for XYZ are stored in credential manager on ...
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Migrating 2008 R2 CA to 2016

I know I can do this by following https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/37373.migrating-ad-certificate-services-from-windows-server-2008-to-windows-server-2016.aspx, however, I ...
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Windows backup restore - critical volumes are not present

Anyone have any idea how to make this system state restore work? I'm following article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2008-R2-and-2008/cc772519(v=ws....
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Software install permission to a user in whole network

I need to give a user the right to install the software as an administrator in whole network computers but they don't want him to have access to anything else on the domain. I assuming GPO settings ...
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Can not join windows 2008 r2 domain machine to domain

So we one machine that we can not join to the domain. It is a windows 2008 r2 box. We have created and added other machines to the domain. When attempting to join we are getting the error message that ...
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How to get status of a RAID volume on AMD (A55) RAID controller in Windows?

We have a PC used as a Windows server. There's a RAID 1 volume set up using built-in controller (AMD A55 chipset). How can we get volume status data (to use with zabbix)? My research found rcadm ...
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Database file is being used by another process

We are running an Exchange 2010 SP3 UR27 environment on Windows Server 2008 R2. I am aware that support for Exchange 2010 is ending soon, and we are planning to migrate to a newer platform before then....
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Drive mappings from login script do not work

I have about Windows 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Servers in farm. To the best of my knowledge they are all have the same update status and they are also goverened by the same GPO. Among others, users ...
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Change Permissions on All Users' Downloads Directory Windows 2008 R2 Citrix/Terminal Server

Somehow, the permissions on all of the users' Downloads directory has been changed. Users don't have access to their own Downloads directory. C:\Users\ThisUser\AppData\Local\Downloads and ThisUser ...
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Azure - DFS replication

We've implemented a DC in the azure platform running windows 2016 connected to On-Prem using a site to site VPN connection. We've confirgured the DC to replicate a DFS share between this server and ...
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D2 FRS restore deleted sysvol

I've inherited two horrible servers (don't ask), and it turns out that it uses FRS to replicate the sysvol between the PDC and the second DC. (I checked the registry key) I tried using https://docs....
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How to get old hotfix KB2888853?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running and want to install KB2888853 which is not available any more to download (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2888853/fix-the-supplied-message-is-incomplete-...
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Limiting network logins to local subnet windows server 2008 r2

I have an internet facing Windows Server 2008 R2 install. Lets say it's on 70.0.0.74. On 70.0.0.73 is our NAT/firewall that hands out IP addresses from 192.168.1.XXX. I want to be configure the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 windows update stuck

i have a 2008 R2 Standard server (on VMware) that is stuck without being able to update. Behavior: Windows update fails on check for new updates error code 8000FFFF. When rebooting, server ...
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Is it enough to deactivate RDP to avoid RPD exploits?

I just got word about the newest known vulnerability of the RDP service. 2 Days ago microsoft made a blog post about it and delivered updates. OS wise even for windows xp. From what I understand the ...
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Moving Team Foundation Server 2013 to new machine

I want to move our TFS database and application to a newer server. Both the TFS application and the SQL instance reside on the old server. The new server will be set up similarly but with updated ...
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Remote Desktop Site Issues

I have an RDS site that's running Windows Server 2008 R2. Currently the site is getting hit with a ton of outside traffic trying brute forces attacks, and now while our remote users can access the ...
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Trust relationship lost even after domain rejoin

Error message: "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." I've recently restored a virtual server that was shutdown during an upgrade and archived it is now ...
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PowerShell error message for script to reset krbtgt account password/keys

We're trying to reset our krbtgt password/keys using the PowerShell script provided by Microsoft, obtained from here: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Reset-the-krbtgt-account-581a9e51?ranMID=...
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Setting up Secondary server to take over Primary Server when fail

I have this problem and searched but no answer. My primary server is Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition. My secondary server is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition(Sitting there doing ...
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'Error -4092 EACCES permission denied' when hosting asp.net core app out-of-process

We are running our asp.net core apps in production on Windows in IIS. We are hosting out-of-process. (We don't set AspNetCoreHostingModel which means we go to the default value of OutOfProcess) This ...
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How to download Window Server 2008 R2 hotfix

when I enable SSL for my ftp site (running on Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5) and try to upload a file (FileZilla) it keeps uploading same file again and again with following message, 550: The ...
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Task under SYSTEM won't run Win Srv 2k8R2

My company has a software that updates our installers on clients' servers. During the setup, a environment variable is created along with a task with the following lines: Variable: setx ccloud "C:\...
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Is it possible that AD forest have different versions of AD on different sites?

As I plan upcoming AD upgrade (from 2008R2 to 2019) I face another problem: we're actually have AD Forest that consists of several sites, each of them on 2008R2 AD version. As we upgrade one site AD ...