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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Why continous I/O to c:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1

Referring to for the original question, What is the purpose of config\Software.log but my question is rather WHY the continuous writing to that file. I have 6x Windows 2008R2 SP1 VMs, and they consume ...
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Win 7 Remote Desktop and Remote Printing Not Working

We have 2 offices located in Sydney and Melbourne, and the colleagues use Remote Desktop from Melbourne office to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box in Sydney, and want to print out something to the printer ...
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Chrome doesn't load pages when used as remote app using Remote Desktop

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server. I have set up Chrome as a remote app that people can launch via Remote Desktop. When I launch the remote app on my local machine (double-click the RDP file I ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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Service startet, but executet program not running proberly

I've created a Service on Windows Server 2008 R2, wich simply executes an exe. Startup type: Automatic Log on as: This account(a network account) When I start the exe manually, all works fine. My ...
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0x1 issue in windows task scheduler

I am running a bat file which will delete the files or folders older than 14 days from the today's date , when i am testing it in local folders it is executing fine, but when i am trying to delete the ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 can ping internet but not browse

Good evening everyone. I have a windows 2008 R2 server that is a terminal server and it will ping internet IP's and DNS names but I cant browse to the site through IE or Chrome. What Ive tried is: ...
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TightVNC Access to 1&1 server denied

I have a Windows 2008 server running at 1&1 provider (1und1). Server is inaccessible. It seems a windows update is the culprit. Hardware reset did not solve it. Customer support told me to ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 activation error 0x80070005

I'm trying to activate my Windows Server 2008 r2 SP1 but I receive this error 0x80070005 (see screenshot below). This machine is a VMware box, and was moved from one machine to another (don't have ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 VMware with BSOD error 0xF4

I moved VM from one machine to another, now Im getting 0xF4 error. Below is the Dump. Can anyone help me what I can do to fix it? Thanks! Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64 ...
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How to establish remote connection to IIS 7.5 server

i have bit dumb question, but i need to be sure before i will sent ticket to my IT or he will eat me alive. I have windows server, where is running IIS 7.5. Is it possible to establish remote ...
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Remote Desktop Services: start a program on connection within desktop environment

I have Windows Server 2008R2 with Remote Desktop Services. I need certain program started on every connection, within normal remote desktop environment. I tried this group policy: "Local Group ...
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How to setup private network in addition to local area connection?

I want to install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2. I found this nice tutorial here. The problem is that in the first step, it says to change/configure the IP address of ...
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OpenVPN connects but IP doesn't change

I'm trying to set up an OpenVPN server on my windows VPS (2008 R2), now managed to set everything up and now my laptop is connected to my OpenVPN server. However, when I check my IP, it's still the ...
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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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How to navigate up a folder from My Documents in Explorer, not go back to Library folders

More often than not, when I go up a level from My Documents, I don't want to go back to the list of Library Folders, I want to go to the user folder that contains My Documents, Desktop, etc. How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...