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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File Explorer closes when viewing mapped drives and other SMB Shares

We've been dealing with an issue involving File Explorer closing, seemingly randomly, when viewing mapped network drives and other SMB Shares. The network connection(s) to these locations are not lost,...
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Having problems demoting DC

I need to cut loose some 2008R2 DC but Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard fails because "Active Directory Domain Services could not transfer the remaining data in directory ...
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Disable ping in Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

my seniors and professionals, I know this issue is already listed on serverfault but I am again asking this question as none of the provided solutions worked for me. I have tried the following options....
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How to kill a process running under SYSTEM account in the Windows Server?

I have a server with Windows Server 2008 R2 and a service process (our custom service) running on it under SYSTEM account. A service has presumably hanged and I wanted to stop it. I tried stopping via ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade

Does anyone know how to upgrade or has upgraded a PowerEdge R510 Server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to at least Windows Server 2012 OS? I need to get this server's OS upgraded.
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When do Microsoft Windows Server registry settings like HKLM..SCHANNEL... take effect

When do Microsoft Windows Server registry settings such as these take effect - first boot? As soon as imported? Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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How to remedy high cpu utilization by momperfsnapshothelper.exe?

Seeing high cpu utilization by momperfsnapshothelper. I think we are using this to ship IIS logs to Azure Log Analytics. Busy web server. How can we reduce the CPU utilization of ...
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Can a service failing to start prevent login?

I'm trying to pinpoint a login issue for a user. When RDPing into a Windows Server 2008 R2 server, they got a partial error message saying Login Failed. You are. I assume this is supposed to be You ...
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Why isn't my Windows 2008 R2 server hosted in Azure getting ESU patches automatically?

I moved a Server 2008 R2 workload to Azure and should be eligible to receive extended support updates automatically as per this page without any need for configuration:- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-...
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netbios McAfee HIPS block

All across my network random computers have been receiving a ton of McAfee HIPS blocks that state "Blocked outgoing UDP Source random IP netbios (137) destination IP". The only way we can ...
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Port redirection by netsh oscillating

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with 2 network cards. One connected to the Internet router, with local IP 192.168.1.20. The other card is on the switch along with machine stations, using 11.1.1.5. I ...
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How to clear Windows Error Reporting CAB files on Windows 2008R2?

Noticed that the c:\programdata\Microsoft\Windows\wer\ReportQueue folder has grown out of control on one of our older win2008r2 servers. Is occupying almost 90gb of cab files. What is the ...
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Unused ADCS for Server 2008 R2 Standard. What are the risks associated with removing this service?

I have inherited this system and I am looking at decommissioning this server 2008 R2 Domain Controller/ADCS Server. This role (ADCS) was never actively used by anyone. I believe, just because it was ...
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Migrate Dead Active Directory Domain Controller from Windows Server 2008 R2

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 acted as Active Directory Domain Controller. Last week it suddenly stopped working. There are no working backups and there are no other DC. When I check the server, the ...
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How to configure DFS Replication group in Active Directory

A newbie question here. I have two Windows 2008 R2 servers. DFS Management installed. When I go to "New Replication Group", and try to create a group in the domain, I get "Insufficient ...
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Cannot access Winguard installed on Windows Server behind NAT

I have installed Wireguard Vers. 0.3.5 on a Windows 10 laptop and a Windows 2008R2 server. The keys are ok, as the connection is established if the laptop is on the same network as the Windows server. ...
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Patch for EOS Servers

My company have got a few Windows 2008 servers that have already reached end of support. We are delaying the decommissioning of the server and I am thinking of controls that can help to mitigate risks....
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Error "DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer using any of the configured protocols" is generated for every 5 mins for a nonexistent server

In our server event log, for every 5 mins the below error will appear. DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer RemovedServerName using any of the configured protocols. How to identify which ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Stand Alone Certificate Authority - creating a new root certificate

I seemed to have hosed up my Certificate Authority. I have a Stand Alone Certificate Authority and it's not on a domain or enterprise so there's no certificate templates. Currently all of the ...
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Preemtively avoid booting into recovery mode for VMs that I know are going to if I restart them

After deploying updates via WSUS every server in my vmware environment has been booting into recovery mode after restarting and being essentially stuck there (subsequent reboots go back into recovery ...
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ESXI 10g Network but Win-2008-R2 limited with 1G speed

We recently upgraded all of our vmware esxi 6.5/6.7 servers networks on 10G. All the guests which have windows 2012 or above can transfer data above 1G as shown in below pic. but on same physical ...
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How to configure proxy server on Windows Server?

I'm new to Windows Server and as I understand, a proxy server is an intermediary between a client computer and the internet. On client computer I can set proxy server address and port inside Settings -...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 Standard (32-bit) to Windows Server 2016 Standard (64-bit)

I’m trying to upgrade my windows server 2008 standard 32-bit version to windows server 2016 standard 64-bit version. The server is currently running as a secondary domain controller as the primary has ...
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How to migrate dhcp server superscope?

I have super-scope dhcp server on Windows Server 2008 and I want migrate it to new Windows Server 2016 with all scopes, leases and reservations. Is there any way to do this? I know there is netsh dhcp ...
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Make data on file server (RAID1) still accessible on hardware failure

There is a file server (Windows Server 2008 R2) running on a hardware RAID 1 (HP SmartArray P212 with Read and Write Cache) with 2 standby disks. Additional, there is a Windows Backup writing to an ...
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Can not connect Remote Desktop to windows server after few days

I have a server using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, it has been good working some years, but recently there was a problem, other computers can not connect to its remote desktop, the prompt messagebox ...
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Problems accessing shared folder in Windows clustered file Server 2008 R2

Firs of all I need to apologise for my poor technical and language skills. I will try to describe a problem as detail as I can. There is subnet 172.16.10.0/24 In this subnet I have 3 servers 1 storage ...
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How do I pin point which processes consuming the CPU from resource monitor?

I need help on pin pointing which processes actually utilizing the most CPU on my server. I had a Win2008 server which are hosting several applications. From time to time the CPU will spike to 100%, ...
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Checking TLS 1.2 enabled or not on my Windows Server

I need to check if TLS 1.2 is enabled on my Windows Server 2019. In the registry the key TLS 1.2 is not present under Protocols But when I browse on a secure website (hosted on this server in IIS) ...
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What should I do about my print server with an OS that is no longer supported?

I am in charge of a print server at my medium size business. There are one-thousand two-hundred printers on the print server and most of them are HP printers, along with some Zebra printers. My ...
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Do I need to migrate shares when migrating AD from windows 2008 r2 DC to 2019 DC?

I'm migrating a Windows 2008 R2 vm domain controller to 2019, so far after checking the health of the old server, the new server has been promoted to DC, and next step will be to move the fsmo roles. ...
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DHCP Server stops handing out leases

I currently have a DC running Windows Sever 2008 R2 (yes I know) and for the past two weeks, when employees travel back to the office, they can't connect to the internet unless I do one of two things. ...
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Migrating AD info from 2008 R2 to 2019 - is the process different for VMs?

I was looking for information on how to migrate domain info from a Windows 2008 R2 server VM to a new 2019 server VM. I found info that essentially says to install a new 2019 server on the domain, ...
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Migrate File Server from one volume to another volume with preserving shares/ntfs permissions

I need to move files/folders and Shares/permissions from one Volume to another volume within the same server. Also, I need to maintain the existing permissions and security settings. At this point i ...
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What does it mean "mounted image is 6.3, not 6.1"

When i upload MY windows 2008 R2 VM have some error : Error running workflow: step "translate" run error: step "translate-disk" run error: step "wait-for-bootstrap" run ...
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2 node cluster fiber channel storage migration

Inheriting a 2 node 2008R2 active/passive failover cluster running an instance of MS SQL I'd need to migrate the database to a new type storage. Currently each node has x2 2-port HBAs where each has ...
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Demote old 2008 R2 server not possible because clients keep using old 2008 server as the logonserver

I recently got a new client who has a domain with two domain controllers, one running on Windows server 2012 R2 and an older 2008 R2. I would like to remove the old 2008 R2 within the domain and move ...
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VM servers running slow but task manager showing everything good

I have several VMware VMs running on Win Server 2008, which often encounter slowness from time to time. Most of the time it's during the busy month end activities. Weirdly, I find it hard to explain ...
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AD Operations Master Setup

I have a question regarding the "Operations Master" window in AD (see screenshot): Operations Master Window Screenshot Let's call my active PDC server1. Is it correct to have server2 (also ...
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Password expiration on windows 2008 DC - User not prompted to change pw on Windows2019 RDS

We are upgrading/replacing old Windows 2008 servers. We have not been able to upgrade the 2008R2 DC yet, but the 2008R2 RDS server are replaced by 2019RDS server. When password expired on an user ...
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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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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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