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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Remote Desktop Connection seems to connect but it doesn't

I have been connecting to this server, for months now, and all of sudden I am unable to get it. Windows' remote desktop utility goes through its usual process. Asks for the Computer Name(IP Address) ...
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Server 2012 R2 Folder Redirection via Enviroment Variable

Is it possible to redirect documents using enviroment variables in server 2012 r2? For example, I have an application that is writing files to ...
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triggering a task scheduler when service is stopped

I would like to trigger a task scheduler, upon the sudden stop of a windows service listed in Services.msc. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 support Bitlocker To Go?

I see that I can enable regular Bitlocker, which requires the OS drive to be encrypted. I do not want to encrypt the OS drive, but I do want to use Bitlocker To Go to encrypt an external drive. This ...
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Accessing Server 2008 R2 manual shutdown notes and event logs

When I manually reboot a server I am required to specify a reason for the restart and given the opportunity to provide a comment. How do I review my past shutdown reasons and comments and what is the ...
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Unable to access external HTTPS websites…unable to download windows updates

I need help with two problems I'm having on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I believe they are connected. This server is not able to download windows updates and further checking I found out that I cannot ...
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Stop windows maximising windows in multiple monitors

When maximising with multiple monitors, the usual behaviour is only one monitor is filled. But after a recent windows update, maximising fills all screens. Is there a way to stop this so they return ...
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Add timestamp to file names

On a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, I would like to rename a number of files matching this quasi regexp: "\d+.\d+.\d+_FOO-\d+.xml". Each new file should contain current time "hhmmss" as shown ...
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How can I create a memory dump of a production system without affecting performance?

I am trying to analyze a hard-to-track memory leak problem on a production IIS web server running an ASP.NET application. To that end I am trying to create a dump file of the memory to analyze it ...
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Running Windows processes in separate cores

I have an AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz, six cores) and I would like to optimize it in this way: Core 1: Used only by key Windows processes, e.g. explorer.exe, svchost.exe, rundll32.exe, etc. Core 2: Used ...
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Folder Redirection on Domain Controller Win Server 2008 [migrated]

This is a long post with a few questions in it. They are all related to the same issue though, and solving one or the other will probably solve the others. I did look on superuser for similar ...
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Resource allocation with vSphere Hypervisor

I am building an home server on a old PC (Core 2 Duo E6600 as processor, 4GB RAM, two hard disk, one for each VM), and I am having difficulties with one of my VM. I currently have two VMs on it, one ...
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Getting system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full

My ASP.NET and SQL Server 2012 application is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Suddenly, my internet on server stopped working and my application start throwing, An operation on a socket could not ...
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XAMPP Windows Server 2012 R2 and IIS - Port 80 in use

Configuration: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard IIS 8.5 XAMPP 1.8.3 5 VC 11 Httpd.conf Listen 8080 ServerName localhost:8080 PHP.ini - extension added extension=php_sqlsrv_55_ts.dll; IIS ...
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Not able to install Microsoft Build Tools 2013 on Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

I am kind of stuck on this. I have installed .NET 4.5.2 and Winver tool shows this information: Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601: Service pack 1) I have ran a Windows update also. ...
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Recover Active Directory from a server whose motherboard is dead

I had a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup as an Active Directory. One fine day, the motherboard went dead. After replacing the motherboard, windows boots up and says it detected hardware change and ...
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Copying files out of sub directories into a new folder without original subdirectories [duplicate]

I have about 120K tiff files that are now stored in about 300 folders, each folder has about 300 to 350 tiff files in it. i need to put all of my TIFF files in one folder. need to do away from the ...
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Active Directory Failover with external DNS

I have redundant Windows Server 2008R2 Domain Controllers, all OUs and objects are being replicated between them properly. Whenever I take down the primary Domain Controller none of my clients can ...
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Running notepad.exe launches Textpad - I want it to launch Notepad

When I navigate to C:\Windows\System32\ and double-click on notepad.exe, it instead launches Textpad. I HATE Textpad. I want to restore the usual behaviour of loading Notepad. The odd thing is, ...
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Icons are not displaying properly in Open and Save dialogs

My Open and Save dialogs are not showing icons. I am using Windows Server 2008 R2. I have tried resetting the icon cache and restarting Explorer, but nothing works. How can I fix this?
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Execute permission is not set for folders which are shared form a widows 2008 R2 server using NFS

I have shared few folders using NFS share(ro) form a windows machine and mounted on a Linux server. I could not see execute permission from them. [root@db2suse mnt]# ls -l total 9 drwxr--r--. 2 ...
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How to measure CPU cores usage for a single process?

Is there a way to see which and how many cores are used by single process on Windows server 2008 R2? I have tried Windows task manager and Process explorer but without any success.
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iSCSI mapped drive incorrect free space

I have a 2TB drive shared as a iSCSI target on a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. The second machine, running a Windows Server 2008 R2, is using iSCSI initiator to connect to the iSCSI drive and the ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2 won't boot after replacing hardware (BSOD 0x0000007B)

Synopsis: I moved, the PC (without the HD) got totalled, I ordered a new machine with the exact same hardware. Meanwhile, I tried to copy some files to another machine by plugging in the HD ...
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How to uninstall Solarflare team/VNIC after driver is removed from the system?

Because of some problem i've uninstalled Solarflare network driver from my system. But i didn't removed team and VNICs. Now I can see this VNIC in device manager. I can not install driver back, ...
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“Optimum performance” powerplan is lost - how to restore?

I was using "Optimum performance" power plan in my system. I've executed powercfg -restoredefaultschemes and this plan was lost. How can i restore "Optimum performance" power plan? I guess this plan ...
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Can Windows 2008 “call home”?

I'd like to set up Windows 2008 r2 images that I can then access remotely. Ideally, they'd "call home" once booted, and somehow provide a way for me to remotely administer them. They would likely ...
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How to setup 2 dsl lines on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have an issue with a Windows 2008 R2 Standard server. Currently we have 12 workstations cabled to a switch. The switch is fed by 1 AT&T 6mb DSL Modem. One NIC on the server connects to the ...
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Enable .NET Framework 4.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 as feature

How do I enable .NET Framework 4.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2 as a feature? i've already installed the full profile installer but whenever I wish to add 4.0 as a feature to a specific role, it does not ...
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File Sharing on Windows Server 2008R2

Is there a way to allow access the folder on server for reading only for every user, who access server via explorer. Active Directory is disabled, and there is a workgroup here. Everytime I try to ...
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Stopping (and starting) remote services when MS SQLServer stops/is available

We have an application (windows service, Java) running on server A and MS SQLServer 2008R2 running on server B. What's the best way to stop the application on server A if the SQLServer on server B ...
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Windows 2012 r2 shutdown randomly

I've been suffering a while from a problem on IBM server having windows 2012 R2 with RDS and Hyper V developers are using RDS to connect on this machine or on the Hyper V virtual servers the Visual ...
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Delete AD User and its associated folders using Powershell script

Is it possible to delete an AD User and its associated folders? The folder structure is: D:\Users\Profiles D:\Users\Redirect D:\Users\Data I am trying to use the following script which deletes ...
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Apply A Security Group To An OU Via Group Policy

I'm having trouble trying to work out if this is possible: What I want to do is have an Active Directory OU, with a group policy applied to it so that if a computer is moved into the OU it becomes a ...
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Cannot share folders in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I try to share a folder on Windows Server 2008 R2, I get following error message Windows File Sharing Your system administrator has blocked you from running this program The service ...
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troubleshooting invalid software update groups in sccm2012r2

I have an Sccm2012r2 server with SUP role.I downloaded updates from Microsoft and I realized that server doesn't have enough disk space,So I Copied the downloaded Updates and then deleted the ...
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Automatic Deployment role in sccm2012R2

I'm configuring some Automatic deployment rule in SCCM2012R2 .After specifying product updates ,the wizard noticed that just first 1000 update will deployed .So I divided updates in two rules .now I ...
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system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box

I 've got system center configuration manage installed and Software update point and distrbution point are in the same server . after getting Updates from Microsoft and deploying them I understood ...
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WMI issue: User credentials cannot be used for local connections

We are using Directory Monitor from DEVenterprise.net to monitor remote file and directory changes. Recently it stopped working. We receive a WMI error stating that the credentials cannot be used for ...
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Requesting a server authentication certificate

I encountered problem when I go to http://localhost/certsrv in Windows Server 2008 R2 I cannot find option to - Create and Submit A Request To This CA. What I find is completely different. I would add ...
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Can a GPO be exported from one server and imported into another?

I have a W2008R2 server where we have a default GPO setup. I like the setup and do not want to recreate it for our new W2012 server. I did export it from 2008 but the only option I can find to import ...
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Internet Explorer clearing browser history mid-session, causing the back and forward buttons to be greyed out

Recently we've had a problem with some of our users; it seems as though IE is clearing it's browser history, forcing the back and forward buttons to not function (both greyed out for the rest of the ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Server give access to only one VM in Hyper-V

I am new to Windows Server so I don't really know what to look for. I've been searching on Google for some hours now to no avail. What I want I want to create a VM in Hyper-V with a limited ...
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Windows Server 2008 - “No audio devices are installed”

I am trying to make a music bot for TeamSpeak on Windows Server 2008 using Virtual Audio Cable. All of my audio devices are listed as 'Working' in Device Manager, yet in the Sound Control Panel it ...
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windows server 2008 R2 vpn cannot access internet

It seems I have a rather complex case here that I've been stuffing on net for a week but still not go. I would try to explain this issue(s) at the best I could and hopefully get this solved. I have a ...
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Cleanmgr won't run - how to empty winsxs [duplicate]

Many posts on the web re:cleanmgr say it requires Desktop Experience, and some that just say copy the two cleanmgr files to System32 (two destinations). cd ...
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Duplicate disk shows in explorer, not in disk management

I have a case where a duplicate of one of my drive somehow gets listed in my file explorer. As per below, the file explorer and get-psdrive will show an H: drive that is the same as K: Also this H: ...
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How to force a Windows service failure to test its recovery settings

Is there a way to force a service failure to test if the recovery method that was set up work's correctly? These are the settings in the Recovery options and I would like to test it. i doubt simply ...
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Add Computer and User to Domain - Can't login

I have set up a domain on my netowrk, as following: Domain Controller: HostName: DC001 OS: WS2008R2 Domain name: test.local Domain admin user: diego Domain admin user: password User "diego" can ...
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Users group has Read & Execute access to C:\Windows file & Microsoft SQL Server

Just wonder is it the systems behavior for window server 2008 R2 Standard to allow users group has Read & Execute access to C:\Windows file & Microsoft SQL Server? I tried to modified the ...