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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Deploying MS Office 2013/Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 By Using MDT

I am finishing my MDT setup to use my image on WDS, but I have issues with MS Office 2013/Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2. deployment. To play it safe can someone offer me some step by step or general ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 as a Digital Audio Workstation

If windows server is optimized for background servies would that make it optimal for a DAW since DAWs have to be optimized for background services to give priority to asio drivers and sound to reduce ...
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Can i install Hyper-v on a Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2008 or 2012?

I need to install Hyper-V on a Virtual Machine to have different OS to try my programs.My Virtual Machine is Windows Server 2008 R2 but if i need to i could change it to 2012.Could you explane it ...
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Access a domain controller (replica) from rdp without principal rpd

I have a windows 2003 Server as a principal domain controller (Let's call this the principal) I have a windows 2008 R2 server as a replicated domain controller of the first one (Let's call this the ...
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WMF 5.0 (April Preview) DSC Pull Server Installation fails [migrated]

I am trying to install The DSC-Service Windows Feature on a Windows 2012 R2 machine with WMF 5.0 already installed. The installation fails with the following errors: Install-WindowsFeature ...
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Automatic power on my server

I have a problem with electricity in my company (common cuts) how can I make my server (DELL POWEREDGE 2900) starts automatically when the electricity is restored and I'm not there
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Changing default program for all users on Terminal Server

I need to change the default program for all users on a terminal server (Windows Server 2008 R2). I have seen another article on SuperUser (How to set default programs for all users on a Windows ...
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Server 2008 R2 Backup - 0x8078015b - The Specified Network Name is no longer available

This is a really odd one. All of a sudden incremental back-ups using Windows Server Backup are blowing out with '0x8078015b - The Specified Network Name is no longer available.' If I change it to full ...
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PHP installation issue on a Windows Server hosted in the Azure cloud

I am trying to setup PHP and MySQL on a Windows Server that is currently in Azure cloud using the information from this blog post. Now I am testing the PHP installation using the methods specified in ...
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How to create windows server backup (2008 R2) to the same drive?

I am not sure if the Windows server backup is the right tool but ... This what I am trying to achieve. I have server and 2 drives C: and E:. E: drive is mirrored (2 hdds). I want to create scheduled ...
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Can I run 2 sessions with 2 displays on windows server 2008 R2?

Can I connect 2 displays to my PC and configure it to log in under 2 different accounts and show them on different displays? My goal is to connect 2 TVs to 1 PC and run different media servers ...
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RDP in 2 different operating systems from outside the network

I have purchased a static ip from my ISP. I have two machines 1 is windows7 (computer) and the 2nd is windows server 2008 R2 (laptop). I have done port forwarding in my router like this: TCP - ...
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How do I set permissions / specify which users can interact with “Session 0” on Windows Server 2008R2?

I'm running a RDS Host and there is some old program with GUI running as a service in Session 0. And things work quite nicely, just like I want them, for the most part. As user with administrative ...
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Getting lots of Audit Failures in Event Viewer > Security on Windows Server 2008 R2

Over the past few days we have been getting loads of audit failures on the event viewer > security. I suspect they hackers trying to gain access to the server, but they fall into 2 types: One where ...
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Unknown user name or bad password. on server 2008 r2

Log Name: Security Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Date: 5/13/2015 2:17:59 PM Event ID: 4625 Task Category: Logon Level: Information Keywords: Audit ...
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How can I set Password Never Expires for current users only in Active Directory

Hi I have several users in my Active Directory Users. However I can't go to each one and set Password never expires. So If possible how can I set this option for all current users only?
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Certification Authority migration - cannot install Web Enrollment role

I used this to migrate a certificate authority my root CA from a Win2003 AD server oldserver to a Win2008R2 member server newserver (with different name). After completing this task, I wanted to ...
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Impact of adding a 32-Bit ODBC driver to a 64-Bit Win Server 2008 R2

Would there be no problem if i ADD another ODBC driver to a server (a 32bit version to cater my 32bit PHP application) with an existing ODBC 64bit version? Would it not create confilict to other ...
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Different welcome screen language to system users?

Found various articles which can be used to update the system users and login screen via the GUI, such as How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8? but what i need to do is slightly ...
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Network share readonly for Java Application

We have a windows server with Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This server provides a network share, let's call it Data. The permissions are set to Read/Write for all domain users. Multiple PCs (PC1 to PC4) in ...
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tomcat8w.exe not in 'notification area' / and sometimes is in 'notification area'

Using Java8/64 and Tomcat8/64 on Windows Server 2008 R2. On one server, the 'tomcat8w.exe' shows up in the notification area, and I can use it from there to start/stop/configure. On two other exact ...
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How to do disable the confirmation on the “remote control” option of RDP?

On a Windows server, when in a session via RDP, I want to do "remote control" to a second session opened by a different administrator. How can make this option to connect without prompting the user ...
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Batch script to find a string in file name and copying to another folder

I am new to batch scripting. I want to copy a file to another folder(B) if it contains a particular string in the file name which comes to first(A) folder through a process. Can you please help how ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server, I am trying to configure a new PC for an existing user (whose existing PC is shutdown) but when I try to connect the new PC with the same credentials I receive a ...
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Users remotely connected to Windows Server 2008 R2 gets logged off after 24 h

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that needs to have a user logged in constantly. We login to this machine using Remote Desktop Connection and then just disconnect the session without logging ...
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Win2K8R2 dcpromo DSRM Password causes critical failure

I have a Win2K8R2 domain controller on an ESXi host. I have a second ESXi host on which I have created a new Win2K8R2 Server to be a secondary domain controller. The second server was added to the ...
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Internet Explorer 11 installation fails with errorcode 9C59

I get an error with installing IE11 on Windows 2008 R2 The final errorcode is: Setup exit code: 0x00009C59 (40025) The first reported error is: 'C:\Windows\SysNative\dism.exe .. exited with ...
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Install Server 2008 to 3TB drive on Vostro 260

It is possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 3TB GPT hard drive on a Dell Vostro 260? I know that hard drives must be GPT to recognize over 2TB so I formatted it GPT thinking I did ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - Disk Clean does not work

I have a Windows 2008R2 server and my WinSXS folder is 12 GB. I have tried to use the Disk Clean up utility and that does not cleanup the WINSXS foder. Any ideas !!! I have rebooted this machine ...
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What's the difference between Sharing and Advanced Sharing in Windows Server 2008?

First, I've researched this and found one question that was not answered, and one that was answered not completely. http://serverfault.com/questions/652215/file-sharing-methods (incomplete or vague ...
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Windows 2008: setspn -L domain\account returns Invalid DN Syntax

As the title indicates, on Windows 2008 R2, use of SETSPN -L domain\account returns Ldap Error(0x22 -- Invalid DN Syntax): ldap_search_s What little information I could find, says the domain\account ...
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How to increase the Kernel memory

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines with the same spec (24G RAM). However, the Kernel memory is quite different: machine 1 has 206M of paged kernel memory and 168M nonpaged. Machine 2 has 998M ...
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Why does exchange 2010 use so much filespace?

I use the following command to view the mailbox size for each of my exchange 2010 user: Get-MailboxDatabase "Mailbox Database 1" | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort totalitemsize -desc | ft displayname, ...
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Set “deny log on locally” in Powershell?

Using powershell in Server 2008 R2, how to set the Deny Log On Locally policy for my domain?
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Risk involved on installing WDS on Domain Controller

Is there any Risk involved, if we install WDS on Domain Controller ( Windows Server 2008 R2) Thanks & Regards, Param
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lose connection in one way on local network without firewall windows server 2008 r2

we have 2 computers in our local network a few day ago we encounter an wired problem sometime network connectivity from computer one to computer two lose and we can't ping computer two from computer ...
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Is there a way to natively share screens in Windows 7?

I'm wondering if there's a setting or application in Windows 7 (Enterprise edition with full admin account and permissions) to initiate a screen sharing session? I was hired to be an IT Admin for a ...
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Windows 2008 R2 winsxs folder cleanup

I have a Windows 2008 R2 x64 server. Desktop experience is enabled. I've applied the KB2852386 from Microsoft that adds the Windows Update Cleanup to the diskcleanup tool. When I first ran it, it ...
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Disk Management shows incorrect volume size

Earlier I shrunk drive C using Disk Management but ran into "The parameter is incorrect" error. I now have the following situation: According to the top pane in the following screenshot, Disk 0 ...
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Is it possible to provide a view-only remote access for non-administrative user in win 2008 r2?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server. It has a user named "buildit". How can i provide a view-only Remote Desktop kinda access to "buildit" user? Please do note that i wont have a active session open for ...
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IIS StartMode - changes to applicationHost.config

I need to set an application pool in IIS 7.5 to have a startMode of "AlwaysRunning". In IIS7.5, as far as I know, this must be done in the applicationHost.config in \Windows\System32\inetsrv\config ...
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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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Use Terminal Server to play on-hold music

We have a windows server 2008 R2 terminal server that is the only thing in the room with a sound card. Is it possible to have it play an mp3 file as a background service so we can play on-hold music ...
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Dollar sign '$' in the output of whoami in Windows

It is a domain environment. There are several machines, connection to whom must be performed under user joined specific groups ("Super Manager Users" and "Super Admin Users"). But there is some issues ...
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replacement for Net Send

Is there any replacement for Net Send, I believe it was called, we can implement for our 60+ computers at work? We would like the ability to : 1) send messages to all logged on users and 2) send ...
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Joining 150 computers to Active Directory [closed]

I am a junior system IT administrator. We have Windows Server 2008 r2 standard and 150 computers with Windows 7 pro 32 bit. we have install active directory domain on server and we want to connecting ...
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Chance for Windows 8.1 Pro on SBS 2011 Windows Deployment Service

we using the Windows Deployment Service on a Small Business Server 2011 for W7 and sometimes Vista. Now we wanna add Windows 8 and 8.1 to the List, but everytime we do there is an error that wich say ...
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batch file runs fine manually, but line that launches exe fails when batch run in task scheduler

I have a batch file (below) that works perfectly when run, however, when I set up the bat file in the task scheduler it ain't working right. The task scheduler does indeed run the task successfully, ...
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Use speakerphone as computer speaker

I have a ShoreTel 230 speakerphone sitting on my desk. I just discovered that I can play back voicemails (via Outlook 2003) on the phone's speaker without needing to touch the phone. Now I'm ...
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EventLog Source “Connect”. No events in EventLog

I'm baffled by this, as I can find no documentation on wether or not "Connect" or "Connection" is some kind of registered keyword for EventLog Sources. I'm trying to create an EventLog Source called ...