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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IIS 7.5 use the “HOST” to redirect

One of my sites is scanned and a security issue is reported. When someone use the following to telnet my site, the domain name in redirect URL will use the one specified by the client. This will have ...
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Unable to find files in Recycle.bin but they show up in Transport Tree and taking space on hard drive

We have a Windows Server 2008 (standard, not R2) where we are rapidly losing disk space on the C drive and don't know what is eating it up. We cleared up the C drive and created over 6GB of space, ...
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Error EOF using pscp to transfer files to windows server

I am using pscp to transfer files from my computer to a windows server but it doesn't work. here is the command I'm using and the result pscp -v -scp file_test.txt LOGIN@HOST_ADDRESS:C:.\ Looking ...
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Is it possible to downgrade server 2012 to server 2008 R2?

We have purchased a server 2012 license, however the software we need to use only works with 2008 R2. I have already installed and activated server 2012, is it possible to downgrade to 2008 R2 or ...
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sql 2008 r2 compatibility issue in windows 8.1

I have downloaded en_sql_server_2008_r2_standard_x86_x64_ia64_dvd_521546 standard version of sql 2008 r2. I have a 64 bit laptop with windows pro 8.1 installed. When I am going to install sql server ...
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How to place XAMPP in Windows-Startup (not the User-Startup folder)

We have a Windows 2008 Server on which XAMPP is placed in the Startup folder of "Administrator” User. Which means that, in order to automatically start Apache, it requires the “Administrator” user to ...
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Timeout in COM communication

I have a device that connect to computer and communicate with the computer via a COM port. I tested it with 2 different computer. It works properly in Windows-Server 2008, but return timeout in ...
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How can I take advantage of multiple NICs in Server 2008 R2 Storage addition to improve speed transfer?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server edition on a server that has 2 identical Intel 1000MB network interfaces. Is there any way to link these in order to improve network copy over LAN? I ...
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Batch file needed to query a specific location

I am not a coder and would appreciate any assistance. I need a batch file which will query a NAS location and produce an output of the upper level directories (and maybe the second level down). The ...
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Accessing a 2012 Share on a 2008 Sever

I am having trouble Accessing a share on my 2012 Server form a 2008 Sever (Not on a domain) The shared folder on the 2012 sever is D:\folder\databases and it can be seen from a win7 machine but not ...
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Windows shares or rdp freezes

I am having a problem accessing network files or using remote desktop to access server. Environment: Windows Server 2008 r2 --> for file sharing Windows 7 --> client Linux Mint --> client The ...
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Local users on server are not visible

I have a strange issue on one of the memberservers of our customers. If I open Computer Management>Local Users and Groups>Users it seems to be empty. Also If I check this in control panel the same ...
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Cannot ping or connect to IIS server both internally and externally

I am having this problem that has bugged me for quite a little whereby I cannot connect to my IIS server and even ping the machine after a short while of successful usage. The weird thing is, I am ...
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Windows 2008 r2 & WIndows 7 file replication

Does Windows 2008 r2 offer a way to replicate files (sync) between a Windows 7 Client Computer? The Window 2008 R2 Server and Windows 7 computer are on two different subnets and are networked via VPN. ...
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Windows keeps restoring DigitCert root certificates

I issued a SSL certificate trought DigiCert which we know is globally recognized and its Trusted Roots should be by default in Windows installations. However on one of my client's machine there was ...
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Where did IIS Remote Manager stores its connection data?

I tried to use Process Explorer to look for the file that IIS Remote Manager stores its connection information but with no luck. I don't know if those entries are stored in Windows Registry either. ...
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Utility to monitor a TCP connection for drops

I found some similar questions, but not quite like this, so am going ahead and posting. I use a replication product at a client site. We are running a Windows 2003/2008 server environment. It is ...
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IIS 7 Frontpage Extension. Not authorized to perform the current operation

I'm running IIS7 on Windows 2008. Recently, one of the web sites just stopped allowing me to connect via Frontpage Server Extensions 2002. Visual Studio keeps coming up with the error, "Unable to ...
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How can I index mapped network drive on windows server 2008/2012?

I am trying to index a mapped network drive on windows server 2008. I have already enabled windows search service. I saw this link Is there a way to get Windows 7 to index shared network drives? ...
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Peer-to-Peer communication in NLB cluster

I'm a system administrator at a library in Holland. Our personnel uses thin clients which are making a remote desktop session to our session servers. We have two session servers (Windows 2008 R2) ...
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How to verify that a Windows 2008 server is correctly updating its time using an external NTP server?

After applying Microsoft Fix it 50395 from KB816042 and specifying ntp time servers "0.nl.pool.ntp.org,0x8 1.nl.pool.ntp.org,0x8" the registry ...
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Unable to turn on Virtual Machine Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2

I have a standard virtual machine that is running windows 7 32-bit, on a a physical server running Windows Server 2008 64-bit. The virtual machine is running on Windows Virtual Server 2005. When I go ...
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Shadow Copy - “Failed to retrieve volumes that are eligible” - 0x8004230f

We have a server running Windows Server 2008. The server is the file share server. Shadow copies look to have been set up previously, but now it isn't working at all. Upon right-clicking on the ...
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Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
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copy /a, copy /b - use of this options

On Microsof Windows Server 2008 (R1), 32-Bit, I have some trouble understanding the use of as well as the difference between copy /a and copy /b The Technet Article on copy doesn't help me much: ...
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Set cmd prompt at start of session? [duplicate]

I wanted to modify my cmd prompt on Windows to more closely resemble the prompt I use in Linux and OS X. With some experimentation, I found that entering the following line of code at the start of a ...
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Can we install Microsoft Office on a Windows server for simultaneous multi-user access?

Is it possible to install Microsoft Office on a Windows server and using it simultaneously by several users connected by remote desktop connection? This link states that it would not be legal because ...
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Enable ssh connection on windows server 2008

I am trying to ssh in windows to some windows server 2008 using cygwin but I got following error: $ ssh -v works780@172.26.33.203 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1h 5 Jun 2014 debug1: Reading ...
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I cannot get Audio to work on Windows Server 2008

If I remote in Audio is transferred and plays. But if I hook up to the motherboard and log in it does not play. I have all indication it is playing, but neither front or back port is working. I have ...
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ping -s values on Windows NT 6

Windows NT 6 (Server 2008 R1 32-Bit) offers -s Count : Specifies that the Internet Timestamp option in the IP header is used to record the time of arrival for the Echo Request message and ...
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Get size of a file and save it to a variable in Windows console?

I'm making a windows batch script, I need to get the specific size of a file so I can Insert that and other values I already got to a database, but I just can't figure out the proper way to do it. ...
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Exclude site from Compability View policy

I have a client who enforces the policy in IE that all local intranet sites be loaded in the Compatibility View. Unfortunately our webapp doesn't support this and gives alot of issues in the comp. ...
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Unable to Create Linked Servers using SSMS on SQL server 2008 R2

I am unable to create or view properties of the Linked Servers from SSMS on SQL server 2008 R2 and the error appears "cannot find table 0. (System.Data)" also the providers are not being displayed ...
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Active Directory Server is not operational

I converted my Physical Win2k8 Server (DC) to a Virtual Server using VMWare vConverter. After getting it to boot up in the Virtual environment I have few issues; 1. The Active Directory Domain Service ...
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Windows 2008 R2 moving partition on same disk

I would need to move windows partition to another partition X: towards the right hand side on the same disk. The way I am doing is creating a vss shadow and then creating an WIM image of it. Then I am ...
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Network speed significantly reduced on Win Server 2008 DC

I started building a little server at home on a Gigabit network. I am running Windows Server 2008 32bits SP2. Before making the server a Domain Controller, I was able to get file transfers at an ...
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Can a single folder can be configured for both anonymous FTP and HTTP in IIS 7.0

I am using Windows server 2008 R2 VPS(with IIS 7) as my web server for hosting websites, ftp etc. Can I configure a anonymous ftp account to work with both ftp and http? (FTP account with security ...
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Why are files under C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile not accesible to a running Windows service?

I'm trying to setup a build using TeamCity and Leiningen, but I don't think this is particularly pertinent to my question. There are two TeamCity services, one for the build server and another for a ...
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Sync local files to S3 similar to Robocopy

I am looking for a way to synchronize an entire local folder structure to Amazon S3, similar to how one might synchronize two folders using Robocopy. Whatever solution I come up with needs to be ...
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Windows Service stops on Server Patch

I'm a developer that has a Windows Service that runs on a production server that sends emails that are entered into a database on a database server. Although the service is set to start automatically, ...
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Flash drive connects in USB 1.1/2.0 mode randomly

USB flash drive sometimes connects fine as a USB 2.0 device and I can copy/paste content faster. Though it randomly connects as USB 1.1 and then it gets so slow that I feel I'm downloading stuff from ...
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Why do I get “could not start” for this task?

I am trying to use schtasks for first time on window 2008. It appears to work but when I check I get "Could not start". WHen I go to .exe in explorer and double-click - it runs. SchTasks /Create /SC ...
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Change NIC card speed duplex from 100M to 1Gb? Cannot connect remotely

Through remote desktop, I changed the speed duplex from 100Mbps to 1Gbps. Then after a few seconds of "processing" the change, my remote desktop connection ended. And now I can't connect to the server ...
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Powershell LastWriteTime is incorrect

I am running the following script to create directories based on the first 9 characters in the filenames in the directory and then moving te files into these directories based on their filenames. dir ...
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How to fix windows update errors 80244018?

I am unable to install updates. I can download them without problems, But it always fails while installing them. Very few packages get randomly installed successfully. I thought it was my machine , ...
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How can I tell if a KB or newer has been installed for Windows?

I have a Windows system that I need to audit. The requirements is that (for example) KB2160329 has been installed onto the system. I know from lots of digging that KB2731847 that we have installed ...
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If someone creates a zip folder on the server noone else can open it

In out network if someone creates a zip folder then noone but the administrator or that user can open it. I have added "Everyone" to the security tab of that folder with "Full control" with no ...
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How to give limited access to client user in Window Server 2008?

How can I control on my client Pc's. For example: I want that user cannot access internet, or user will unable to access control panel, my computer properties and other stuff like this. I hope you ...
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Monitor Users actions in windows server 2008?

I have 25 users connected remotely to my server , is there a way to monitor all users actions , its not a problem if there is a third party program . Monitor means file auditing , visited sites , any ...
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Takeown and icacls didn't do any changes

Why this two commands don't make any changes under protected-mode Administrator: takeown /f "C:\" /r icacls "C:\" /reset /T