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 does my Hyper-V suspend all its VMs once a day?

I experience a very strange problem when using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. Every day, around 10.30pm, all of my virtual machines become unreachable for a few minutes. I have found out, that ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot change DNS Domain Context on some machines

So I have a small Windows Server 2008 R2 network consisting of a domain controller, a file server, SQL server, etc. All machines are joined to a windows domain (CPUSHIELD.COM) and show up in Active ...
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PC freezes when HDMI monitor is turned off

All screens go black and PC freezes when I turn off a monitor connected by HDMI. I can tell that it's frozen since NumLock does not toggle any more. Power-cycling the PC brings things back to ...
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Can someone tell me how I can make my Windows Server Web 2008 R2 like Windows 7?

I am using Windows web server 2008 R2. Every time I have open my computer and they have show me "Preparing your computer...." "create ...." I want to stop it. it's take more time to load. Every ...
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Interactive scheduled tasks without logging in

We have a scheduled task that runs periodically and causes PDFs to be printed. The process is relatively simple and works fine on Windows Server 2003. The task must run whether or not the user is ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 only boots to Recovery Console

I was bringing up a server this morning, and all it will do is boot to the recovery agent, giving the following options: Restore a backup image, Memory Check, Command Prompt, shutdown, restart. The ...
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After NAT how to setup VPN in windows server 2008 r2?

We have one windows server 2008 R2 with about 10 Hyper-V virtual machines. We've used wizard that comes when you enable RRAS to setup NAT, so that virtual machines can connect to internet (and to ...
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How to install Bluetooth on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

I noticed that the release notes for service pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 says that it enables Bluetooth support. I've apply the upgrade but I could not figure out how to get my Bluetooth ...
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NTLDR is missing when trying to boot from USB drive

I've just followed these instructions to make my USB HDD bootable, to install Server 2008 R2, but when I set my BIOS to boot from USB HDD, I get the error "NTLDR is missing". I did copy all the ...
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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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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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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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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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Server 2008 Drive mapping scripts vs GPO

I'm trying to get familiar with our work server and I've just noticed that the IT support crowd have mapped network drives with scripts; GPO Editor > User config > Policies > Windows settings > ...
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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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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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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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Remote desktop login denied on 2008R2

We have two RDC servers, one running Server 2003 and the other running Server 2008R2, both relying upon the separate domain controller for remote desktop user authentication. On the 2003 server, the ...
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How to I determine the bottleneck for a mapped drive that points to a physical drive on the same server

So, I know that if I copy from machine A to machine B it will be slow over a mapped drive. because it's over the network. But I'm sitting in front of a server that is setup with a mapped drive that ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 FTP different permissions for internet and local network users

I got a task with strange requirements. I have to set up IIS FTP server with two folders for example F1 and F2. F1 should be available for read for all users (without authorization). F2 should be ...
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Recycling service running in a cluster on Windows 2003 R2

In Win2003 R2, I have a two node cluster that has one resource which has a memory leak. I was thinking of setting up a batch file to recycle it using SC, NET, or better yet PSSERVICE (from ...
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Windows Azure AD Sync Tool - Credentials of the supplied user do not map to a forest

I'm having problems with the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool and Office 365. We did have it set up correctly and was working for about 2 months. Today, the VM it was running on destroyed ...
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Cannot get data from TCP port xxx.xx.xxx.xx:6556: (111, 'Connection refused')

I am using nagios with OMD. I have added Windows 2008 R2 hosts using WATO on nagios UI. The check_mk_agent is installed on Windows 2008 R2 hosts. While inventorying the services from that host I am ...
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Trying to Install a Physical HDD on Physical Server, MS 2008 R2

I have a Physcial Server that has 6 HD Bays on it. I have put in 4 NEW 1TB HDD's today, filling up the remaining 4 slots. The BIOS Says the drives are "Ready" but I cannot force them into Online ...
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IIS worker process crashing without stack trace - what else can I try?

I'm unsure if this question should be posted here or better on StackOverflow.com, but let's try here first. Configuration is a Windows 2008 R2 64bit server running an ASP.NET 2.0 website. The project ...
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Map Drive Username and Password required

I have a Microsoft server 2008, under that i have different folders to map drive for different users. My question is how could i make the map drive to have a username and password required when ...
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Add startup program to Windows Server 2008 r2

I'm not actually sure if this is possible but I have three programs I want to run when the server starts. The thing is I would like it if they ran without anyone actually logging in. Right now I RDP ...
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Is it bad to leave a server logged in if it's physically secure?

I have a headless Windows Server 2008 R2 box running at home, and I've just installed Plex on it to stream my media library. The software works brilliantly, but doesn't run as a service. The simplest ...
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websocket behind a firewall

I have a computer with a strong CPU and a lot of memory (strongy) running Windows Server 2008 R2, that is blocked by a firewall from any access from the outside world. I have a computer with a weak ...
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How do I enumerate all the TDI drivers installed on a Windows system?

I suspect that a TDI filter driver is causing network issues on a Windows 2008 R2 system. How do I enumerate all TDI filter drivers installed, so that I can look for the suspect TDI filter driver and ...
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How to manage cookies when GPO prevents history delete

I've disabled history deletion in the default GPO. Works great. However, now when I have a user who does nees to clear cookies (buggy website), I can't figure out how to clear them. Is there a ...
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PPTP tunnel only wrapping TCP Traffic

I am having difficulty configuring a PPTP VPN using Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow more then just TCP traffic. Connection and authentication work perfectly, but applications that require other ...
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15 GB drive with 5 GB of folder\files is running out of space

I have a disk that says it has 15 GB of total space. If I check size of all the folders\files it is only ~5 GB. But it says I'm down to about 200 MB. This is secondary D: drive (so not where the os ...
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Service 'Windows Licensing Monitoring Service (WLMS)' cannot be started

Since I'm looking to improve my Sharepoint knowledge, I downloaded the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1) from Microsoft ...
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Mklink to a password protected folder

I have machine A and a C$ share on machine B. On machine B, I only have access to the share and nothing else (it is password protected). How can I mklink from machine A to the C$ share invoking ...
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Control + Alt + a Function in Remote Desktop on a Mac

I'm on a Mac and I'm using Remote Desktop to connect to my Windows machine. There's a shortcut needed in one particular program that is Alt+Control+F11. How do I go about doing that? F11 seems to ...
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Getting “Invalid printer specified” when printing the first document

The error is that when a batch (about 15) of similar 1 page documents are sent to the printer from the server some of them (last time it was 5) fail with the message ‘Invalid printer specified’ and ...
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Find vs Findstr results

Per this answer I was attempting to use findstr to locate a string (a name) inside some HL7 log files in a directory. Findstr was getting 0 results, but Find returned plenty. I played around with ...
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Create a VPN Reflector to connect from laptop to home network via server in cloud

Is is possible to use a Windows Server 2008 r2 Datacenter edition server in the cloud to route a VPN connection from my laptop via the server so that I can connect to my computers at home without ...
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Assigning static IP to VPN server

I have a Win2008 R2 server that is going to be receiving many VPN connections. I want to be able to staticly set the IP addresses of both ends of each connection based on the user. I easily found how ...
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Script for Bits Uploads - Allow clients to upload files in IIS7/IIS7.5

I need to write a script in C#\appcmd/some other script to automatically enable the checkbox for "Allow clients to upload files" under "BITS Uploads" in virtual directory configuration Thanks!
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Fabric and cygwin don't work with windows UNC paths

I have some strange problems with fabric deployment to Windows Server 2008r2. The thing I try to accomplish is to copy some files to a shared folder with a fabric script (this script does a lot of ...
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SUA C-Shell won't start

i install the Feature "subsystem for unix based application" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and the Utilities and SDK for Unix based Application, there was no errors while installation and logs. But ...
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ATI Radeon EAH5450 + Dell E228WFP = “shadow” of lightened pixels when black is next to light blue

I just got a new video card (AMD ATI Radeon EAH5450) and new monitor (Dell E228WFP). Overall they work great except black pixels over a light-blue or gray background (e.g. text on a light background). ...
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IPv4 static IP address spontaneously cleared out on Windows Server 2008 R2

I believe this question is more appropriate to superuser.com, but possibly it belongs on serverfault.com. I have a system running Windows Server 2008 R2 and its IPv4 TCP settings are set to a static ...
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Windows Server 2008 SBS Standard: Routing and Remote Access - No internet

I just replaced the NIC adapter and now we can't use the new adapter's IP address as gateway at XP/Win7 clients, no internet access. Using Windows Server as a NAT Router I cannot add WAN NIC, Remote ...
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Deploying Win Server 2008 R2 in VBox (Linux Host): Unknown Error 0xc00000000025

Title says it all, but I'm running into an error deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Linux host, inside VBox. This is a during-installation issue, which is that it gets to the "Loading Windows..." ...
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Can't access local SMB share via DNS name on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with single network adapter. For this adapter I created two IP addresses and registered DNS aliases for each one: 1.2.3.4 => app1.rnd.example.com 1.2.3.5 => ...
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PHP include and require statements fails after a number of executions

I'm having a very strange issue, where PHP include and require statements fails after a number of executions. The site is running on IIS 7/Windows 2008 R2 and the site's content is stored in a remote ...
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How to use Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-style backup?

Is there any way to setup Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-like backup device for my laptop?