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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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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How is it possible to set password policy on user level when AD password policy is in place?

I need to check password security settings for AD users and SQL Server users. So, as AD is in place, I simply obtained the AD Password Policy: Here we see that the maximum password age is 42 days. ...
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Windows Server Active Directory API [migrated]

I need to develop a web application that must show a user's directory in Windows Server Active Directory. Does Windows Server Active Directory have some API that I can call to retrive those ...
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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 ...
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Two servers on a network (SBS 2011 & 2012 Essentials) - Why do users count on both?

For a few years our office has been fine using Windows SBS 2011. We have less than 10 actual employees, but with past accounts and accounts for various other uses (admin, support..) we are a bit over ...
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How to run a 3 different batch file in a onego?

I have a three batch file like a.bat,b.bat and c.bat. Now I wanted to execute the all these batch file in a onego but my point is they will execute in order. When 1st complete then 2nd start and when ...
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Access database error: The module name xxx is misspelled or refers to a module that doesn't exist

We are using Access database 2003 (I know, too old) with Win server 2008 in my company. We have one .mdb file split into two. A couple of days ago we had a problem trying to open modules. It all ...
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Active Directory - Export an OU and sub objects

I would like to export a container and everything it contains with ldifde tool. How can I do that, especially if the container is in Namin Context : Configuration ? I want to export and then import ...
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how to speed up windows 7 domain attached pc loading?

I have a computer having windows 7 attached with a domain (server 2008) in my peer to peer network. As the server is no longer available, so its takes time to load to the main windows screen. The time ...
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recover folder permissions when access is denied

Ok. So I apparently had a user go into the permissions settings of a folder on our network share and they proceeded to modify permissions without consulting me first. Now the folder is inaccessible. ...
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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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Mikrotik Netmap to Windows server 2008

I have Mikrotik RouterBoard RB2011UIAS-2HND-IN as my router and Windows Server 2008 as DC. I want users outside local network be able to connect our chat server placed on Windows Server. Chat server ...
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How to show volume shadow copy service tab?

There is a service called volume shadow copy that can help me to control my system restore points , this service can make me restore any thing ( e.g restore my files that I write at specific date ) , ...
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Make Batch file to add special tags at the front of video files at one folder

I always make download for learning tutorials videos , Some times I don't remember where I can find those videos because they are too many , so I decide to make tags to those file and put them in ...
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Task Scheduler repeat task not triggering

I am trying to set up a task that will start up an .exe every minute. I have created a Trigger, that when triggered will run the .exe and repeat every minute indefinitely. (I have also tried ...
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Automatize file transfer to a windows server

I'm looking for a simple way to copy files over internet to a remote server using a tool that would work in the commant line, for automatization purposes. So no RDP. All I've come up is FTP. Are ...
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How to define short path for already installed program on Windows 2008 R2?

I've a installed program and would like to define short path for it. I've already set NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 0 and bounced server too but that didn't help. Looks like only new programs would ...
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Route Lan IP to Gateway on WAN server 2008

On my windows server i have a WAN and LAN interface. ON my LAN interface the ip is 10.200.0.1/16 and my WAN has an ip of 192.168.20.100 with multiple gateways192.168.20.1, 192.168.30.100, and ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Is there a trace of users killing a process on windows machine

We're debugging a situation in a retail location where the program does a bunch of logging but then everything just stops. it's pretty apparent that the comm to an external web service is taking some ...
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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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How I Can Specify Ports and Certain IPs So That Some IPs Can Access only Via That Port in Windows Server 2008

I want to open a Port where I want to list some IPs. Only These IPs should be able to access via that Port. How can I do these in Windows Server 8.
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Tomato firmware with separate DCHP server

I've got a Tomato router which works wonderfully, but I've also got a Windows server that I would like to use as the DHCP server instead of the Tomato router. I know that I can configure each client ...
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How to override forced after hours shutdown Windows 7 Enterprise

My network admin shutsdown all computers on the network at 6pm, but I need my computer to remain on for the rest of the evening. Is it possible to override this after hour shutdown policy locally? I ...
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Which ports to open in order to access a Windows Server 2008 shared drive through VPN?

There are two servers, A and B. The networks of those servers are connected through VPN. Each network is protected by a firewall and all ports are blocked. I am the owner of server A, and ...
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Which hardware/softwares do I need in order to push new software from a single central computer (server?) to many client computers at once?

I apologise in advance if I use the wrong terminology, or say anything spectacularly ignorant. I'm bound to and, in fact, my problem is precisely the fact that I do not know the correct terminology in ...
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Windows Server 2008 Installing Updates for 2 days at shutdown

On Friday before leaving work, I rebooted the server because of a software was removed, a UBS server in particular. At the shutdown screen, there was 15 updates. So I stick for awhile till it stayed ...
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How to hide the network shared directories C$ D$ ADMIN$ by windows in linux client?

Can I get a solution in GNOME or nautilus? It should be hidden graphically. I'm using Fedora 14, GNOME, and the gvfs package to look over the network share. I can't rename all new files/folders ...
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Windows Server 2008 firewall not allowing a port range

I have a windows server 2008 SP1 Datacenter instaled on my PC. My problem is that windows firewall is not accepting port ranges, like 2300-3000, 5500-6000 and so on.. Here is a similar image from my ...
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Backup domain and selected service data on a domain controller?

I need to reconfigure a PowerEdge server that's acting as my domain controller. The server is running Windows Server 2008 standard. Its providing the directory, DNS and DHCP (it does not follow best ...
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Windows Server DHCP role not working correctly in VMware Player

I've got a Windows Server 2008 running in VMWare player with the following roles: Active Directory Domain Services DHCP DNS The server is using the following credentials: The IP of the (DNS) ...
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Events ID 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active Directory

i have newly register a virtual private server (windows 2008 R2), my problem is when i install an Active Directory and DNS Roles its raise the below events IDs 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active ...
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Difference between Windows Server and a regular Linux distribution

We need a server at work just to set up an SMB shared folder and to run just one application, what would be the difference between buying a server that runs Windows Server 2008 and building a custom ...
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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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Unable to Remote Desktop Connect as Local Administrator

In the screenshot below, you can see that I am currently logged into one of our Windows 2008 servers using my network account. It shows a picture of the settings in the Local Security Policy. The ...
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Windows 2008 licensing - reinstall in VirtualBox

When I install Windows 2008 server in Oracle's VirtualBox, and I need to re-install either or both, is there going to be a problem re-activating the Windows server? Must the VirtualBox version be the ...
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Java Path Set Issue

I am using win server 2008, Trying to set java path. I set it in both user variables and system variables. yet, I couldn't access java. But when I check in java installed path It is working fine ...
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Windows 2008 Ldap and terminology?

I have configure a root AD/Ldap server. For this example, its url is as follows: home.example.com Users (Other than default): + foo + Member of: DnsAdmins, Domain Admins, Domain User ...
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How Can I run Java 1.6 and 1.7 for my Web based applications?

I would like to know any method to run java 1.6 (u31) and 1.7 (u45) in the same windows (server2008) machine. I'm using two web based application which runs on 1.6 and 1.7. But When I try to use the ...
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How to Apply GPupdate instantly on client PCs Server 2008?

How to apply gpupdate instantly on all PCs connected to server 2008 at once without going to each of them and running the gpupdate in each...?
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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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Microsoft Access database worked before and now old records won't update

This code was working fine on Windows 2003 Server. Updated to Windows 2008 Server and now new records can be listed for update or delete but old records can only list record content, but can't be ...
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Files don't inherit parent folder's permission after saving

We have a Windows 2008 R2 File Server. On the D: partition we have a couple of folders with permissions for each department. Somehow if a user moves e.g. an excel file into an other folder the file ...