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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MS Certificate Web Enrollment authentication between domains

I'm trying to set up the Certificate Enrollment Web Services to give autoenrollment to some clients. The issue is the clients are on a separate domain to the CA. I see the CES/CEP allows three options ...
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Unlocking an ad user on a notebook disconnected from AD

my colleagues and I are facing a concrete problem with a user on a business trip. I try to describe it as generic as possible to comply with superuser's policies. Unfortunately I couldn't find my ...
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HP DL380 G7 Server

Can I use LRDIMM (HP) in a HP DL380 G7 server ? It currently has 2 2GB RDIMM (10600R), which I will remove and would like to add 4 x 4GB LRDIMM (10600R).
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Intel Raid1 \ “Fakeraid” Shows up as 2 Logical Drives in Windows server 2008 r2

As the title says. I have successfully raided 2x <250 gb drives in Bios as C:\ without any problem. However when i try to Raid the two WD RED 3TB they "show up correctly" in my bios and inside ...
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Windows TempDirectory in Subdirectory

I have a file that writes constantly to my TempDirectory. I have set the TempDirectory to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp but my files are written to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp \3 ...
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Free Up Storage Space on OS Partition Windows Server 2008

Managing a server running Windows Server 2008 that was not given enough storage space on the OS partition to begin with. While resizing would be the best option, I need a quick solution (other than ...
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Run scheduled task from IIS ASP.NET site on Windows Server 2008 R2

A task should be run on a local machine now but it should work also on remote machine later. schtasks /Run /S 123.45.67.89 /U 123.45.67.89\Administrator /P * /I /TN "Name" gives "ERROR: User ...
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How to install MySQL on separate box from IIS 7

I've got two servers running Server 2008 r2. I've set up one sever as the webserver with IIs7.0, asp.net, php, nodejs, etc. And I have put MySQL and MongoDB on the other server. As best I can tell ...
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Transfer file to Windows Server 2008 R2

In a LAN, I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine; access to server through Remote Desktop is granted both 1) from a LAN host 2) from the internet, thanks to a virtual server configured in the ...
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Reserve minimum space for volume shadow copy

Is it possible to reserve a minimum amount of space used by the volume shadow copies of a given ntfs volume under windows 2008 R2 server? I know how to set the maximum size, but not the minimum. For ...
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Set up a VPN on a windows server 2008 R2 core

I'm trying to set up a Windows server 2008 R2 with hyper-v (on a distant kimsuffi server) and access it by hyper-v manager from a client with windows 7 professional. When I try to connect to the ...
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How to schedule automate convert from *.bak to *.rar?

How can i schedule automate convert from *.bak to *.rar? I have a scheduled daily backup from SAP which consumes 50GB data per day which eats all of my hard disk space. So i want to archive the data ...
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Brand New HP Color LaserJet M452dn will not print out of box

I have a brand new Color LaserJet M452dn and I just plugged it in. Gave it a manual IP address. I can get to the homepage for the printer on the address. I can add the printer by IP address but when I ...
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Change screen resolution to higher resolution with no monitor attached

Backstory: I have a situation where I have a set of servers that never have anyone physically at the console (in the server room). They have a KVM attached to them (some do) but the KVM never ...
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How to download drivers manually for Windows Server 2008 r2 Standard edition?

What I m trying to do ? I installed Windows Server 2008 on my laptop , an Acer Aspire 5741G series . I want this pc to emulate a server environment in a local network . Everything seems to work fine ...
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Installing PHP on Server 2008 R2 and IIs 7.0

Followed these instructions to install PHP. Downloaded and extracted PHP-5.5.34-nts-Win32-VC11-x86 to C:\PHP. Created the PHP.ini file and turn on/off the directives listed there. Then followed ...
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Are mixed 32/64 bit application pools pressed into 32 bit?

As asked here: Can I run 32 and 64bit application pools at the same time with IIS 6.0? I have an IIS 6.0 running on a 64 bit machine. Now when I started changing a few of the pools to 64 bit I ...
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Set the system locale without rebooting

I would like to change the system locale (Control Panel -> Language for Non-Unicode programs), however, it requires a reboot. Is it possible without reboot ? I need it mainly for SQL Server ...
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How to protect and save our window server 2008?

In my organisation we want to give the internet connection to our students. They have their laptops and we would like to allow them to connect through our office server (a window server 2008). How ...
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WinSCP error message: Timeout waiting for WinSCP to respond - WinSCP has not responded in time

Everyday I get tasks that uses powershell with WinSCP to automate downloading files from clients' sftp, they all work fine on most of the days, except on Saturday (between 7:00 am and 17:20 pm) The ...
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New computers wont apply Computer Settings of Group Policy [migrated]

Good morning everyone. I have not been a sysadmin for long but since starting I have replaced close to 10 computers. Everything usually works fine but i am noticing that they are not applying the ...
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Horde configuration

I´m trying to configure Horde in a Windows Foundation 2008 R2 running Apache. I followed the instructions here: Installing Horde Framework 5 I got stuck here: Completing Configuration ...
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Possible reason for NETLOGON and subsequent DCOM errors

A customer of ours uses a system of virtual servers (vmware) on a single physical host as environment for a SCADA system. This system relies heavily on (virtual) network connections between these ...
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Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

I have a server setup that has an HTTPS certificate issued by a major certificate provider (DigiCert). The certificate is recognized by all of the browsers on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, ...
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Running explorer.exe I% via OS shell results in hanging process

Running "explorer.exe" via command prompt / OS shell will result in File Explorer opening as expected. However, when adding an argument (e.g. "explorer.exe C:\"), File Explorer will not open - ...
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Copy multiple files using Powershell

How can I copy all files of kind:docx from all directories under and including e.g. D:\Doc_Source, to destination E:\Doc_Destination, in batches of e.g. 500, and only when there are none left in ...
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Local Admin changes for installing or changing IP

Good afternoon all. We have a user here that installed a CAD program on his computer as a trial. The user has local admin rights to the computer because he has to be able to change his IP address ...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of each application

Sometimes I need to understand each application is running and consuming more CPU Resources than others and stop it. is there any Sw to monitor this?
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Special Identity Security Group in AD

In activity directory is there a way to create a security group that utilizes a special identity? I can explain why I’m trying to do this but typing it out is getting a little wordy. What I’d like to ...
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Teamviewer multi-user mode

So I have a chromebook, and it's good at doing what it is supposed to, but there are just some windows programs that I need to use. I have a home server running Windows Server 2008-R2 Enterprise, and ...
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Server 2012 R2 -> VPN (no ad) -> 850 -> MS-CHAP V2 -> 812

I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 (no active directory) machine that I want to configure to enable VPN. Enabled the feature (Just VPN), configured static IPv4 range ...
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How to troubleshoot Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0046' Permission denied?

The line the error formulates from is: Set newfolder = filesys.CreateFolder(Server.MapPath(newfolderpath)). Here is the code below: If Request.Form("add")= "true" then Dim prop, user, pwd, dir ...
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How to give VM internet access while keeping my Host reachable via RDP?

I have a Window DataCenter 2008 running on a remote machine (at OVH) with the hyper V role, and I want to run several VM on this server. I have already installed a VM with Windows 7 but I can't give ...
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Can't Add Server to a Domain Controller

I'm running 2 Server 2008 machines, one's my primary DNS/DC and the other will be a DHCP/WDS server (this is for a home environment), but when I try to add my DHCP/WDS server to the Domain, it times ...
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what are the risks of clearing the “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download” [duplicate]

I have windows server 2008 R2 ,which is running sharepoint server 2013. and I checked this folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and i found that it contain around 1.5 GB. although last ...
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WMI performance monitors not available

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (Service Pack) I am trying to query the following counters, but getting the error 'Invalid Query' in wbemtest.exe Win32_PerfRawData_PerfOS_Memory ...
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win server 2012 r2 - change existing certificats private key to NOT exportable

I set up my own PKI. everything is working fine until the point that I realize that my subCAs certificate has an exportable private key. My rootCA is a debian machine and the subCA is a win server ...
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Server automatically shuts down at night for no apparent reason

Since a couple of weeks, I find my Windows 2008 R2 Server down every morning. I have checked the battery and it is not the problem. I turn ON the machine and it works normally, until it shuts down on ...
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Domain forwarding for domain that is both internal and external

Seeing as I’m on the same network as my company’s webserver I have set up an internal domain server (Windows Server 2008 R2) to forward request to our domain to the correct internal IP (i.e. ...
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Why can't domain Users map network drives?

I have a domain controller set up with some shared folders. I have multiple users with different levels of access to the shared folders. I tried to use the GPO to map the network drives and it didn't ...
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Enabling PowerShell ISE or OutGrid View, reboot required?

I would like to use an OutGrid View in one my powershell scripts. According to MSDN, in Windows Servers this feature is not enabled by default in PowerShell 2.0. Apparently, the only way to enable ...
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Can different person see different shared folder structure by file sharing services of Windows Server 2008 r2?

For example, I have a folder structure like bellow in Windows Server 2008 R2 server: ShareFolder SubFolder1 File1 SubFolder2 SSFolder1 File2 SSFolder2 ...
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How to autostart a node.js instance on Windows 2008 R2 as Administrator on boot?

I've created a batch file and placed it in autostart folder on Win 2008 R2 (AWS) This node.js script simply waits for a request from another AWS instance and launches a Watir-Webdriver session with ...
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windows 2012 r2 rdp lost connection every 5 seconds

I have a weird problem, windows 2012 r2 rdp established but lost the connection every 10 seconds (windows vps from several providers ) I have tried windows 2008 vps and the connection works without ...
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WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
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W32Time not synchronizing with PDC after /syncfromflags:domhier

We have two domain controllers on a local network: Zeus [PDC] Neptune Zeus is configured to pull from an external time source and is set as reliable: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:0.pool.ntp.org ...
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Standardise domain user startup screens & user roaming profile using Windows Server 2008 R2

I wish to enable a standard logon domain user screens using Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 client workstations. I wish to know whether this can be done using a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain ...
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ODBCAD.exe same datasource in system32 and syswow64

Currently i want to proof, which odbc data sources are configurated on a windows server 2008 R2 machine. When i open system32/odbcad32.exe and SysWow64/odbcad32.exe, they contains the same sources ...
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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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Windows 2008 r2 RDP issue

We are running a windows 2008 r2 server, which previously allowed 2 rdp connections. When a 3rd person would connect you'd get a prompt to disconnect one of the other users. As of today this prompt ...