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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How can I tell when a font was installed?

On Windows Server 2008 RC2, is there a reliable way to determine when a specific font was installed? I do know for sure that it was installed manually, i.e. didn't come pre-bundled with the system. ...
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ISSUE: Domain users can run softwares as admin

I have win server 2008 R2, previously when I create users (Domain user only), he can not run software as admin which is normal, but now any user I create (Domain user only) he is able to run software ...
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DFS Folder Target Selection Process

I have DFS running 1 DFS Namespace with 2 folder targets for that share, both on the same site. I map a drive to the DFS Namespace. How does the client (or server) determine which folder target is ...
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What between an XP client and a 2008 R2 server would allow VB.NET SQL connections to succeed, but cause Crystal Reports SQL connections to fail?

This is not a duplicate: there were many similar posts on the Internet, but their answers did not apply to this situation. Typically users were being told things like to turn off Integrate Security ...
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Can't set Minimum CPU state to 100% on Xeon E3-1230 V1

I have several servers: some of them have Xeon E3-1240 V3 and some have Xeon E3-1230 V1. All of them run on Windows Server 2008 R2. I need extremely low latency (even 500 microseconds matters), so I ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Randomly cannot connect

I manage a number of remote servers through sonicwall VPN connections, I have been having issues when switching between sites. So for example I log off the remote desktop session on server A, swap ...
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Installing Sql Server 2012 on Vmware Virtual Server 2008 R2

I have a Virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 set up, I downloaded Sql Server 2012 Evaluation Copy. Now when I try to Install the Sql Server it throws an error, No Error message nothing at all just an error ...
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Server fails to properly boot/SFC will not run

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that has a failing RAID controller. Unfortunately, this machine was not being backed up. It would appear it corrupted some of the Windows drivers and the machine will ...
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2 T?

I have a situation. I use 2 of 1T drive as RAID 0 for C dirve. but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive , I got I/O error which means that the drive i m trying to back up can't be ...
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Powershell 4.0 Compatibility issues

I m planning to upgrade powershell to 4.0 for our win 7 clients and some of win 2008 servers. I noticed that there are some Compatibility issues for 4.0 with several OS. System Center 2012 ...
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Best way to deploy Powershell 4.0 on Windows 7 sp1 and server 2008

I am planning to deploy powershell 4.0 on all Win 7 and server 2008 and 2008R2. I did some research about this, but couldn't find the official way to do it. I can just use batch file or GPO to ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 IIS PHP

I have php installed on a windows server 2012 r2 box that is running IIS When running a script with a mail function it will hang and eventually bring this error: C:\Program Files ...
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How to create Windows Server 2003/2008 installation disc

I have 2 HP Proliant DL 380 G5s that were given to me from a data center. The OS was wiped out of it before it was handed over to me. How would I create my own installation disk so that when the CD ...
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Windows Task Sheduler with specific day excluding weekends

With Windows Task Sheduler I have to make a task which will be executed on 6th day of every month except weekends. If 6th is day of weekend, task will be executed on Monday (7th or 8th). I've expected ...
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How to configure 1 Socket with multiple cores to Hyper-V

I've got a Hyper-V 2012 running on a Windows 2008R2 Enterprice server and need to configure that my virtual CPU are based on one socket. So the guest is seeing one socket with e.g. 4 core. I've found ...
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Remote login (RDP) to server using its dns host name or its IP gives the same user account two desktops

I encountered an interesting situation today that I didn't know about. I logged in by user A using server dns host name SERVNAME and got myself session and my desktop. I put on the desktop some file. ...
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Re-prompt for restart with scheduled installations wording unclear

Logged onto our live server and it has the annoying prompt for a restart box. This is really annoying as it's our production server. I've read that I can alter the setting "Re-prompt for restart ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 setting an overall disk quota (not per user)

I'm setting up a disk partition specifically for MySQL Community Edition database logs. I would like to be notified when disk space has reached a threshold (say 85% full). It looks like disk quotas ...
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Windows - how to install one program but have the ability to swap its settings/licenses (container?)

This is an odd one to explain, bear with me. We have a program, call it Program-A. We run this program on our Windows machines on behalf of customers, but each customer has their own license for it. ...
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Windows 2003 as L2TP server (without IPsec) L2TP PPP

Is there a way to configure Windows server (2003/2008) as a traditional L2TP server without having IPsec . I have an L2TP client which is similar to an LAC and dials in to the LNS using SCCRQ and gets ...
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Install Windows Server via Remote Desktop

I have a new dedicated server, but my host charges €10/month to have a Windows 2008 R2 Standard OS installed. I require Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacentre primarily because of the networking features, ...
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Net Use Error 1219 - I just want to mount a network share

When I log into windows, my system maps a few drives from our server's shares. I have a backup script that I want to run and it maps a few more drives just for the script and then unmaps them when ...
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Should I install a different version of node.js to a server?

I develop in a Microsoft environment, so I'm used to the idea of a developer mode and an optimised server mode to different pieces of software. If I want to run a node application on a server, should ...
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Unable to open MS Access MDB from mapped drive hosted on Windows Server 2008

I administer a MS Access database (.mdb) at my workplace and users are reporting that the frontend can't be opened. The database is split (backend/frontend) and users access the frontend by either a ...
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How long until disabling a logged on user takes effect?

I have asked the admin sitting next to me to change my password and disable my account. He did that 15 minutes ago and I am still browsing the network shares. I haven't logged off yet, but I want to ...
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How can I determine who is connected to event log remotely?

Is there a way to figure out which user and/or which computer is remotely accessing my computer's Windows event log files? These accesses are locking applications on the local computer and thereby ...
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Windows Server Backup fails with Error System writer is not found in the backup

The scheduled system backup on one of our Win 2008 R2 server fails with the following error The system writer is not found in the backup I've tried the step mentioned here but still no system ...
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Installing a Windows Service without Visual Studio's installutil.exe

In a few days I'll be installing a Windows Service I developed on my development machine (which ultimately hosts a WCF-over-SOAP service) on a staging machine. Since I have Visual Studio 2013, I can ...
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Can HP Prolaint DL-380P G8 handle 3 NICs at the same time

I have HP Prolaint DL-380P G8, Windows server 2008, And I would like to install additional 2 NIC , is it possible to do that ?
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Allow user to login in server 2008 R2

I am trying to login my user in server 2008 with domain controller as per this document. But the "Allow log on locally" in Group policy is not enabled. It is in hidden mode and one warning message is ...
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Network Permissions, Traversing Folders, Command Line

I am trying to delete a text file from my command line in a directory that exists in a Failover cluster in a Windows 2008 R2 server, to which I am connected over my corporate network. I have all ...
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Task execution on windows server 2008 without user being logged in

I am trying to run a task which execute cmd file. If I use settings "Run only if user is logged in" then task works as it should. However if I try to run using settings "Run whether user is logged in ...
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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: ...
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Shared folders Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a small network with Windows 7 PCs. It's workgroup environment, not domain. I need to setup a file server using Windows Servers 2008 R2 with shared folders. Some folders must be protected by ...
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Afraid to reboot server 2008 R2

I did a fresh install of server 2008 R2, installed the updates, and then rebooted. The system would not reboot. Windows kept checking for ways to repair, I used a linux disc to verify the drives on ...
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Create a non-admin user group with the ability in install print drivers on server

I am using windows 2008 RS2. I am trying to setup a poweruser group for printer administrators that has the ability to install printer drivers on a various print servers. I am not sure how to go about ...
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Deny delete prevents modifications [duplicate]

I have a shared directory on my windows server 2008 R2 file server. I need files in this directory to be modifiable, but not deletable. When I deny delete to Everyone, files copied into this directory ...
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Protocol error in TDS stream, Communication link failure on MSSQL Server 2008 R2 linked server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2, running MS SQL Server 2008 R2, SP2 w/ CU11. Lets call this Server "A". This server has a connection to another SQL Server as a "Linked Server". Lets call this server ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Process 6 generated fatal exception c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. SQL Server is terminating this process

I am running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) - 10.50.4302.0 (X64) (Latest CU11, Feb 2014) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a simple database and a website that runs on the same machine using IIS. ...
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UltraVNC super slow on Windows Server 2008 64 bit

I'm trying to use UltraVNC with Windows Server 2008, but the server is very slow (5 seconds lag, high cpu usage..). It has worked fine with everything else I've tried before, but this is first ...
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“One-Way Networking” Issues?

Our information systems' clients can't connect to the server. Even Simple Networking won't work. The server links to client systems through a network switch. The server can PING the client system, but ...
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cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
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limit user access in multiple RODC

I have a RODC and a RWDC.i prepopulate some password on RODC cache database. i already read this article How’s User Authentication Working In A Site With A RODC? I want to limit user access in ...
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assign an group to a certain RODC

I have a RWDC(A) and two RODC(B and C).i create two groups for each branch in RWDC however the groups and it's content will be replicated to all DCs within the domain. So I want to know can we assign ...
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Correct setting for Win2008R2 home folder auto creation?

I have some problems creating a home redirection in a WinXP / Server2008 environment. GPO states to redirect home folder to server share, but the folder for the user is not created. After refreshing ...
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SQL Server 2005 Express connection

On my computer I had installed Windows XP Service Pack 2. Then I installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and then SQL Server 2008 r2 and SQL Server 2005 Express. Up to that I had no problem using SQL Server ...
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Expand Intel Rapid Store RAID 5 to RAID 10

Under Windows Server 2011 (Small Business), I have the Intel Rapid Store Technology RAID controller setup for the hard drives. I have 4x 500GB drives, currently using 3 as the RAID 5, and the fourth ...
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Server cannot use faster RAM than the motherboard supports?

I know by experience that I can use faster RAM on consumer level laptops and desktops than the motherboard supports. What about servers? There are some IBM servers, and I suggested buying PC12800 for ...
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ramdisk device creation failed due to insufficient memory. Status 0xc0000017. When i try to start windows server 2008 R2

I have the following:- VMWare workstation version 9 , with windows server 2008 R2 data center installed. I have installed the windows 2008 R2 inside the VM using an iso image. The host is windows 7. ...
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Copying Files Restores Old Versions

I am trying to copy some files to a folder. The folder already has some files with the same names (e.g. abc.exe, abc.dll, abc.rdb). While each file is being copied, I can see the modified date change ...