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.

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Windows server : disk space used more than it should have [duplicate]

I have a Windows server, when I select all files in disk C, it tells me the total size is 30GB. But in "My Computer" view, it shows 50GB used in disk C. It's really strange that two numbers do not ...
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Windows 2008 RAID5 - How Many Disks Have I Lost?

I have an HP ProLiant Microserver running Windows 2008 R2 Standard, it has a 512mb system drive and 4 3Tb Seagate Barracuda drives running in software RAID-5 which give around 8.2Tb of storage. I ...
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How to delete a file inside system volume information folder in windows server 2008

I checked lots of ways to delete a file inside the System Volume Information folder (not a system file, a file I've copied there accidentally) but none of them worked for me. First I changed security ...
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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (NOT R2)

I've recently come across a business who has set up a new Hyper-V server on Windows 2008 Non R2. This seems to lack many "features" (live migration, live disk expanding, dynamic memory). I've ...
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Check status of services and create a file

I have to check the statuses of 8 services on a windows 2008r2 server.Once all the statuses are RUNNING i need to create a file on the server. Doing some research i found that the following command ...
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Create COM object

I want to test creating a COM object. Normally I use Excel or Word VBA and add a reference to the DLL I want to test. However I am on a Windows 2008 server without these programs and only the basic ...
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Run as administrator does not work on windows server 2008 R2

When I need administrator privileges the only way I can do that is as Run as different user and enter administrator credentials. My user is in administrators group and run as administrator does not ...
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The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

I can not start Hyper V virtual machines. I am getting following message: [Window Title] Virtual Machine Connection [Main Instruction] The application encountered an error while attempting to change ...
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Move Windows Backup Target, but Preserve Data?

I am tasked with making sure certain file backups (folders, files) are preserved on the backup drive that we use for Windows server backups. From what I see the drive will need to remove older files ...
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Using Windows Server 2008 as DHCP server with TP-link wr841n router

I want to disable DHCP option from the router and get an IP address from my Windows 2008 Server. My DHCP server IP is 10.0.0.2 and my router IP is 10.0.0.1. Tell me steps how I configure my router ...
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Connecting a Linux-based DVR to internet through Windows 2K8

I recently requested to connect a Linux based DVR to the internet. The current network setup is managed by a single Windows 2k8 server which has 2 network adapters - intranet adapter (192.168.0.2) and ...
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Is FTP user isolation adequate security for a Windows 2008 server?

On my Windows 2008 web server I've also setup an FTP site with user isolation within user folders and the NTFS permissions are set so that users only have read access to their own folder. Though I ...
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How would I use my domain on my Windows Server 2012?

I recently started a project of building a server at home and trying to host a website on it. I have almost everything setup and working correctly but only have one issue, I can't figure out how to ...
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RDP SSL/Hybrid Mode Supported but Not Enforced

Our web server is Windows 2008 R2. A PCI scan by Trustwave is failing our PCI compliance because of this: RDP SSL/Hybrid Mode Supported but Not Enforced Remote desktop protocol (RDP) supports 3 ...
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Generate mount point (disk space) threshold alert in Windows

How can I perform a certain action (e.g. run a command to send an e-mail, etc.) if a disk has less than 10% free space?
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Allow trusted IP and Block others in Windows Server 2008 R2

For protection of a Web Server, I need to allow some trusted IP and block others. The solution I have tried: Create 2 inbound rules : Allow some IP and RDP IP Block All this resulted on ...
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“C:\ProgramData\Package Cache” missing - how can I completely remove Visual Studio?

I am in the process of migrating some projects from an on-premise TFS server to Visual Studio Online. Somehow, someone has removed the package cache folder (C:\ProgramData\Package Cache) from our ...
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Is a remote RDP console session different from the real physical console?

Today I experienced something strange. We have several servers where a software interface application is running on the desktop. This application may run only once at a time (due to licensing) . ...
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Rename Tomcat7.exe for different instances?

I'm running JIRA and Confluence on the same server. Both show up in the task manager as Tomcat7.exe. I'm planning to write a monitoring script to restart the appropriate services if the tasks crash. ...
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2 servers and only one way traffic

This has me stumped... I've got an old war horse SBS 2003 server and a server that is a few months old running Server 2008 R2 (Don't ask me why they put 2008 on it when it's so new...). The 2003 ...
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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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XBOX 360 Connection to XBOX Live fails - Server 2008

I have an Xbox 360, that when I connect it directly to my Comcast modem will connect to Xbox live perfectly fine. However, I have a server in my house running Server 2008 Service Pack 2, which has ...
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How to create a file in memory in Windows Server?

How can I store and have access to a file in memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? I would like to have quick access to a database. Since SQLite stores database in file I would like to store this ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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Server 2008 not showing all the available GPO Policies

I am using server 2008 R2 and when i am trying to use GPO many policies templates are missing, I make sure filter is off. Please assist thanks
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Strange internet connectivity problems in Win2008

I'm not sure if this is a server issue or something elsewhere on the network. We have a Win2008 server running TFS to build software that we develop. During a build it makes numerous connections to an ...
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How can mouse clicks stop working in Windows but I can move the mouse?

Situation: Windows 2008 Server with SP2 64 Bit used as "Terminal Server", Direct X 11 Office 2007 32 Bit .net add-in for PowerPoint using WPF, nlog, Lucene the add-in is for end-users and does not ...
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Temporary profile

I am currently working on a Windows Server 2008 and i created a domain there and i have put a Windows 7 in that domain. When i log in on the windows 7 with a user i keep getting the notification ...
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Users $home folders contain $recycle

This question is very similar to the question asked here but there does not seem to be a final answer and since it is an old post I figured I would start a new discussion with my information to see if ...
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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...
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IIS blocks certain keywords in DokuWiki

When I try to use DokuWiki to create some pages with SQL examples, if the SQL statement has stuff like select drop table and some other certain keywords, trying to save the page returns a connection ...
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How to stop automatic authentication to a network drive?

I have a network drive I will call \\fs. I have two sets of credentials: user and admin. I am automatically authenticated to \\fs as user through some dark magic which I do not understand. This ...
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Connect to windows sever hosted on vmware using Remote Desktop

I just installed windows sever 2008 on vmware, and I want to connect to it using Remote Desktop in my windows 8.1. I configured the network interface as NAT, and I tried to access the Windows server ...
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Windows 2008 says “not a valid Win32 application” launching from network share, but it works when launching locally - why?

I have a mysterious problem on a win2008 terminalserver. Sometimes a specific programm on a network share throws the "not a valid Win32 application" message at me that could only be solved by ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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How to create windows server backup (2008 R2) to the same drive?

I am not sure if the Windows server backup is the right tool but ... This what I am trying to achieve. I have server and 2 drives C: and E:. E: drive is mirrored (2 hdds). I want to create scheduled ...
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How to allow outside connection to specific port windows server 2008 R2?

I've created inbound rule for specific port I also configured router properly. I am sure that everything is OK with router as the applications that added exceptions to firewall working properly. ...
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Will it work: RDP Security Layer on Win08 R2, connected from Win7?

First some [very brief] background. Supposedly TLS 1.0 is no longer PCI compliant and thus I have to shut it off on our Win08R2 server. Last time I shut it off, it stopped my ability to RDP into the ...
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Disable Folder Redirection on Windows Server 2008 Standard

I am planning to disable folder redirection for a client, and I would like some advice from someone who has done this before. I would like to know what kind of issues can I expect my clients to ...
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Log remote IPs/FQDNs connected to FROM a Windows server

We have a network that is locked down heavily and the servers have no internet access. In out HIDS system, we see repeated attempts to connect to CDN IPs. I'd like to get a list of what ...
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disable RDP auto-logout on Windows Server 2008

I seem to have a problem with my server logging out the user 1 hour after the RDP session has closed. I want the user to always stay logged in so I can have an application running 24/7. I've tried a ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules ...
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Desktop Management with Active Directory

I've been doing some reading on Active Directory Domain Services and i find it really interesting. My question is this: Say i have ADDS installed on my Windows Server 2012 OS (or 2008), is it ...
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Windows Remote Desktop how to show RDP original user name

My local user name is foo and I login to my remote machine as bar. I need a method that (when executed on the remote machine) lists the original users logged in per RDP (I expect foo, not bar). Do ...
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How to Auto-Start Server Daemon Without Logging In?

I have just installed the WPN-XM Web server stack on this Windows Server 2008 machine and I noticed that the daemons only start when a session is started on the server (e.g. I can only access ...
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Filezilla Server | Restricting uploads

I am using filezilla server for my FTP transfers. The server is running on a windows 2012 server. Is there anyway I can set it so that no users are allowed to upload certain file types? So I could ...
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Occasionally got “Request timed out” when trying to do ping test on a LAN server. What likely will be the cause?

I want to troubleshoot what causing the connection unstable between workstation and server in a LAN. When i try do the ping test, the reply sometime “Request timed out.” Any idea what likely the cause ...
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Is it possible to start a program with “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” account [duplicate]

This is an extension of the question on SO If I see a process being run as "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" account, can I start a program with "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" credentials? Something like run as option.
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Why does server usage become 100% on a server running Milestone XProtect Professional 2014 on Microsoft Server Enterprise 2008

I have an application loaded Milestone XProtect Professional 2014 on Dell Server with the following specs: OS: Windows Server Enterprise 2008 Ram: 32 GB CPU: Intel Xeon E-5520 2.27 GHZ 2 processor ...