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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Logon failed to localhost using a domain name via remote desktop

I want to connect to localhost via remote desktop, the OS is Windows server 2008 r2. I can connect successfully using 127.0.0.1,::1,localhost and the IP address in the network. But when I tried to ...
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Do i need to configure DHCP and DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2

Here's my network topology: Hi, I'm just new in networking and I need suggestions regarding my network setup. I want to set up a domain for a file server and MS SQL 2005 server on my server machine ...
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How do I identify and move the server that “Export/Import and Move Mailbox” uses in Exchange 2013

I have an Exchange 2013 environment and the export, import, and move mailbox commands seem to hang unless I restart the Mailbox Replication service on every server. How do I identify the server that ...
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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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What is the fastest method of transfering files between a Windows 7 PC and virtual server?

I have 600 tiff files of aerial imagery (180MB each) on an external thumb drive. I need to transfer the tiff files from my desktop PC (Windows 7 pro) to a network attached storage (NAS) device ...
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Recovering a driver from a dying Windows Server 2008 drive?

We have an extremely specialized PCI-E card that does some really specific for us. We only use it really once in a bluemoon. The machine that had the card installed had a hard drive failure. I can ...
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Secured drive only available if Windows Explorer is run as an Administrator

I have secured a drive on my server to only allow Local Administrators access. Domain Admins are part of the Local Administrators group. When I log on as an administrator, the folder is only ...
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How to put Windows Server into something like “Standby mode” so I can safely pull the plug off of it?

I have an interesting problem - we are going to test our UPS backup system by pulling the plug in our server room for a short time. Ideally the UPS will kick in and nothing interesting will happen, ...
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Ways around copy/paste size limitation for Windows server without sharing

I'm trying to allow for users to copy/paste or Click and drag items into a sub folder of a shared parent. The architecture goes along the lines of Parent>Child>Child. The bottom child is not shared, ...
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Suddenly lost permissions to all files

I'm running Windows 2008 R2. A few days ago, all my software lost permissions to do pretty much anything with files on the disk. Eclipse, LyX, and even Word, won't save files. SourceTree has trouble ...
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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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NTFS Compression on multiple folders

I have been tasked with compressing certain folders on a network drive. The drive is formatted NTFS on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The folders to be backed up are all called "Backup", and are ...
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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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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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Copy folder contents to current working directory

I'm looking to copy the contents of a network folder to the local working directory of a script. Ideally something like this: <copy_app.exe> \\Destination\Folder $CurrentDirectory ... except ...
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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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What mechanism writes the dump files when a bluescreen occurs?

We are occasionally encountering a blue screen on certain Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. There is no dump file written. Despite extensive analysis and corrections no dump file is generated (nor in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Chef “waiting for remote response before bootstrap” indefinitely

Problem: My client does not respond to my bootstrap command, no error is reported. Expected Outcome: I would expect the client to respond within a few seconds of running knife bootstrap. My ...
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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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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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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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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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Why won't Windows Server 2008 R2 detect my hard drive?

I'm attempting to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a development machine but the Installer refuses to see the hard drive. I'm booting off of a USB thumb drive and the installer loads fine but after ...
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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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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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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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Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx

I am trying to set environment variables using the setx command, such as follows setx PATH "f:\common tools\git\bin;f:\common tools\python\app;f:\common tools\python\app\scripts;f:\common ...
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Can't connect to shared folders anymore?

My home server is running Windows Server 2008 R2. I've had it running for almost a year now without any issues with shared folders. This past week I had an issue with my modem which required it to be ...
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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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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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CYGWIN on windows 2008R2

we have configured CYGWIN on windows 2008R2 and the services are started when we try to connect from outside to the server it is giving the below error. $ sftp 501226742@tnwp010457.psamer.ps.ge.com ...