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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Domain and MX Record Update [on hold]

Well so I had this one domain that I purchased last year on say, 5th June. This year I renewed it on 6th, June, that is 1 day after the original renewal date. Will I need to reconfigure my MX records ...
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find out which program delete my files

My files has been deleted randomly sometimes. I need to find out which proccess delete this files. Does windows log anything that can help? Or is there any third party app that can monitor apps that ...
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How do companies interconnect multiple servers? [closed]

I'm asking this question because I can't find it on here and can't seem to Google the right term. So, a family member of mine is a L1 server operator at a huge bank and sent me a screen shot of one ...
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Printing Permissions for Guest Users

I have a Windows Active Directory Domain Network that has a print server with 3 printers attached to it. I do not want users to print from computers or devices that are not joined to the active ...
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Windows Update on multiple servers [migrated]

I have about 500+ servers( Win 2003, 2008, 2012). At the moment patches are set to available by SCCM. We need to login to the servers and download n Install the patches. Once it done we restart the ...
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Filezilla Server - connecting to server but showing empty folder with no permissions

I have just installed Filezilla Server 0.9.41 on my Win08 Server. Everything seems to be fine with the settings and everything (user, group, homedir, port, permissions and so on), but when I remotely ...
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Internet Explorer event logs missing [duplicate]

I have an issue with Server 2008 and Windows 7 client machines -- the event viewer log for Internet Explorer 10 is empty. I've googled this for the best part of my morning with no joy. Currently ...
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Disk Usage Bar not showing in Windows Server 2008

In my Windows Server 2008 R2 system disk usage bar is not showing, when am using tiles view in My Computer. Earlier it used to show the bar. In details view its showing total size and free space. I ...
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“Disk read error occurred” booting from hard drive or USB on Windows Server 2008

Here's the setup: an Athlon X2, 4 GB of RAM, and a 2x2 RAID 10 array of 4 500GB drives, which also houses the OS. After a usual reboot the machine didn't respond to ping. I connected it to a display ...
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How can I automate zipping and deletion of directories using built-in Windows Server Zip?

I am looking to get some up-to-date advice on how to automate the following process within Windows Server (no 3rd-party utils can be used).. Zip directories (sometimes nested e.g. ...
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Unable to change an Active Directory user account from a Windows 10 laptop

When any users tries to change their password, the following error message appears "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship" The ...
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Is autologon secure in the cloud

I have a cloud windows server 2008 VPS. I would like to have it autologin on startup. Is doing so secure in a cloud environment? More details: The server doesn't store user details. It just runs ...
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Can't run command using OpenSSH on Windows

I've just installed Win32-OpenSSH (from github) on Windows Server 2008 R2. It's up and running. Now I'm trying to connect from another host. The connection is established but I can't send commands. ...
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Getting “System error 1067” when installing OpenSSH

I try to install this OpenSSH package on windows Server 2008 R2. I applied all steps (except the firewall one) and all passed succesfully. When I try this command net start sshd I get this ...
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What's considered the most reliable deployment of OpenSSH?

I have to install OpenSSH on some Windows Server machines (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2003). I see there are some deployments (this one from Wikipedia and another one on GitHub and there might be more). ...
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How to get Server 2008 on a network with Windows 7 machines

I have a few Windows 7 computers in the house that are all part of a home group, we can Remote Desktop onto them, fileshare, etc. How can I get a Windows 2008 Server networked to these computers? I ...
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Smooth edges option not working on Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 while in remote session

Text displayed on the sceen is very hard to read because of the hard edges, but looking under Appearance Settings -> Effects the option to Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts is ...
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Slow text cursor on Windows 8 / Server 2012

After recent migration from Windows 7 and Windows 2008 to Windows 8 / 2012 generation, I've noticed that text cursor moves about 3 times slower with one of arrow keys "press an hold" on new machines ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 from 3rd party program

I am running SQL 2008 R2 on a pc. I usually connect to a server instance from a 3rd party program all on the same machine, but suddenly I cannot connect. When I try I get message about network ...
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Reduce boot time for windows update on server

I have a server at home which runs Windows server 2008 R2. (I suppose this would work for any OS version. You do not have to keep this in mind while answering.) I seldomly install windows updates on ...
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How to share a Mac OsX host folder to a Win Srvr 2008 virtualbox guest so that it can be mapped as a network drive (no Vbox shared folder)

I need to share a Mac OsX (El Capitan) host folder to a Windows Server 2008 virtualbox guest machine so that it can be mapped as a network drive. **I can't use VirtualBox shared folder ...
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Windows patching is automatic or manual

Might be you guys never encountered anything like this. Here are the situations. We have around 2500+ servers (win 2003/2008/2012). Monthly Windows patching done by two way. Assigned the patch to ...
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reminia gives password incorrect

I'm trying to access a windows Server using Reminia. it was working till recently but now when I try to connect to the server, it connects and open the windows page, but before login (within the ...
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Offline caching not working on any Windows System

We have configured the personal drive to be the cache for users who are using laptops through a group and group policy, but since we upgraded our Domain level from 2003 to 2008 it doesn’t cache all of ...
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Error Code-0x8007025D :For Windows server 2008 R2 Installation in VMWARE

I am installing Windows server 2008 r2 using ISO file in VMware and came across this error code : 0x8007025D Can any one help me in solving this issue
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How to set network location for VirtualBox Host-Only Network adapter on Windows 8 between private/public?

I have configured a Windows Server 2008 guest on VirtualBox v5.0.10 on a Windows 8 host laptop. They work fine and ping each other on bridged mode, IP address are served by a wireless router. ...
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Sometimes I cannot connect to my RDP (like now)

I am cannot connect to my RDP. I see a message "This computer can't connect to the remote computer". The server is working. All the services are working. But I just cannot connect by remote desktop. ...
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Service starts from services.msc but not with net start

When I launch a cmd file with "net start ..." I see "service could not be started". In logs I see that the server actually was started without any errors and then stopped. It looks like "net start" ...
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Appdata/local and /localLow folders are synced to server (domain network)

As I understand it only the roaming folder should be synced to the server. My user profile on the server is around 800 MB - 600 MB are in the local folder that is synced also. Anybody got an idea why ...
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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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remote desktop keep alive

Is there a way to edit remote desktop's keep alive in seconds? I noticed it allows only in minute intervals. My users have unreliable connection, and I want their session to be log off from the server ...
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Server won't start with hdd

Since today my windows home server doesn't boot anymore. The boot loader is just stuck at "initializing boot agent". Also when booting, I can't even access the bios menu. I have done the following ...
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SBS2008 - GMPC Admin Templates error

Recently, when accessing the GPMC on a client SBS2008 box, all of my User Configuration Policies returns an error: "An error has occurred while collecting data from Administrative Templates" When ...
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Not able see anything on RDB screen after ending an explorer.exe task

I accidentally ended an explorer.exe task for a Windows Server 2008 R2 on the remote desktop connection. After that I can't see anything on RDP. How do I restore again to get back all the icons on ...
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Time Sync Best Practice

kindly i need some advice for what is the best practice for time synchronization i have configured my Domain controller that hold the PDC emulator role to sync with external NTP server , and the ...
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Get Hotfixes on Server 2008 Powershell

Using the following command on Windows Server 2008-R2 works: Get-Hotfix -cn HOSTNAME | sort InstalledOn -des | select HotfixID, Description, InstalledOn -first 20 But does not work on Windows ...
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Saving as PDF differences from one PC to another using Remote Desktop Connection

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 and there is a web application deployed on a Tomcat instance that is installed on that machine. Tomcat is configured to run as a service on behalf the local ...
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How to make a logon script window pause or close conditionally with Kixtart [answer] [duplicate]

Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 I have a batch file that launches a Kixtart script. In CMD or Kixtart, one way or another, I'd like my script to pause for 15 seconds at the end and display a ...
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Windows server still reboot after recover active directory folders

My Problem: Windows server is not starting up and restart when shows the win logo. After that, i reinstall windows, reoconfigured again and execute this steps: Perform a fresh installation of ...
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Can reach only server via VPN

I have home lan. It is connected via Router (Asus RT N56-U). Inside the LAN I have Windows 2008 R2 server and I've configured VPN on it (not on router). Now I can reach only the server via VPN. I know ...
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Files not being deleted on Windows 2008 share

Windows 2008 environment with domain. All clients are Windows 7. This is a newly configured domain. On two client computers, files are deleted on the share. Intermittently on a directory refresh ...
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How to identify and remove unused boot entries on Windows 2008 server after mirrored disk failure

I had one of the software mirrored disks on a Server 2008 R2 server fail. It dropped off, a reboot brought it back, but it was out of date, so I had to revert to the mirror and rebuild the bad disk ...
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Can't copy file on the same machine - Error 0x8007045D: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

I have Windows 2008 Server. In it I have 2 hard drives. One I use to store backup, I have it in the tray, which I turn on before backup and turn off after. I backup only virtual machines, my host is ...
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No USB devices working in Windows Server 2008 R2

Before telling my problem, I need to tell you guys one thing. I searched Google, Superuser and StackOverflow a lot and I can't find anything useful. I use a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with Intel ...
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Files in the homefolder not appearing immediately

I have a situation which I do not understand. In our domain environment we have homefolders for each user. Then we have a terminal server(Windows 8 R2) which is running some accounting application ...
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What is the technical difference between Windows server and regular desktop Windows [closed]

I want to know the technical details about the differences between windows server and regular desktop windows. Specifically Windows 10 and server 2008. I am trying to solve a problem in one of my ...
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Can't upload files via SFTP (freeSSHd) on Windows Server 2008 because of file permissions

I installed freeSSHd today in order to upload files to our webserver which is on a Windows Server 2008. Inside freeSSHd I created a user and gave him the ability to connect and that works fine. I can ...
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Backup Windows 2008 R2 Server to a ISO file

I want to virtualize a Windows 2008 R2 Server system for testing. At the moment the system in question is installed in a server and I want to make a copy of everything to an ISO file to then ...
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Can not access Hyper-V guest (ubuntu) machine from host (windows 2008)

I do not know what happened, but for some time I can not access guest from host or host from guest using Hyper-V virtual machine. I can access both guest and host from any other machine on the ...
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Changing from Network Bridge to Internal network with 2008 servers in VirtualBox

I have been experimenting with two Server 2008 R2 servers. One Active Directory(with a VPN on it aswell) and one Exchange 2010 server. I have been using those with the ''Network Bridge Adapter'' ...