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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Windows Server 2008 R2 setup rejects password

I'm currently installing a Windows Server 2008 R2 system in a VM. As part of the setup process, it asks me to set a password for the Administrator user. But whatever I imagine, it rejects that ...
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Can I move a RAID drive to another Sata port?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with 4 x 1TB drives in software RAID5 controlled by WS 2K8. I am planning to upgrade to 4 x 3TB in the same software RAID5. Clearly 8 sata ports (9 ...
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Prevent program from getting stolen with Windows permissions

I'll be sharing a dedicated Windows 2008 R2 server with another person. I will have admin rights and admin an account. The other person will only have a "normal" account and no admin rights. I have a ...
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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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Outlook 2010 on RDS Server Farm - Profile not xferring

I have a Remote Desktop server farm (Windows Server 2008R2 config) with 3 servers that users log on to. They open Outlook on "Server 1". Create a contact named Sally. This saves into an outlook data ...
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how to mount big folder (> 1 GB) via ILO?

I want to make "Windows Server Backup". Full backup is 35 GB. I can not use server drive because server has only one drive (as far as I understand "C" drive can not be used to perform full server ...
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Best practice: Shared Folders Server 2008

I like the idea of remote profiles that users keep a local copy of their profile on their machine. So if the server malfunctions they'd still have access to their files. Now, is there something ...
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Create a GPFS Administrative account

i try to install GPFS on Windows Server 2008 R2, after successfully install GPFS i want to use the GPFS Command Prompt. But when i type in some Commands there comes a error: "mmstartup cannot execute ...
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Applocker with local accounts

I'm trying to configure Applocker on Windows Server 2008 R2. The users for which I'm applying the policy are local user. I've started the AppId Service and set the enforcing mode for the AppLocker to ...
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How to fix Microsoft ODBC for Oracle on a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP

I share a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDP with several colleagues and we all make heavy use of Microsoft ODBC to do our jobs. One of the important databases we have to connect to is an Oracle database ...
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Is there a way to reset Windows file cache?

When an application reads a file from a media, the first time the timing is significant as the file is indeed read, sometimes several minutes. But with subsequent reads, it only takes a few seconds ...
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Main display changes after remote desktop connection

My office/dev PC is a triple monitor machine running Windows 2008R2. I occasionally remote desktop to this machine from home, using a single monitor. After I do that, the "Main Display" reverts to the ...
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Robocopy with 300,000+ files

We have a network appliance for our shared storage. We have a fax application that dumps faxes into a single, incoming, directory. We want to start archiving files older than X days. Currently, there ...
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2TB?

I have a situation. I use 2 1TB drives as RAID 0 for my C drive, but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive, I got an I/O error which means that the drive I'm trying to back up can't be ...
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Virtualhost not working locally but works fine on the Intranet

I am using Ampps for my Intranet on a box running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. My problem is this: Everything works as expected on the Intranet. When I am in the server and I go to my domain ...
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error 0x80070002 windows server 2008 r2 update and role

I am currently running Windows Server 2008 - r2 - 64 bit. i cannot update the windows because of the error 0x80070002 and at the same the roles are not enabled this gives me this error how can i ...
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migrate roaming profile from server 2008 R2 Foundation to Server 2012 R2 Standard

Does anyone know of a sane way to migrate roaming user profiles from 2008 to 2012? I can not seem to get it working. I've tried: robocopy FSMT cp -R Joining new domain, logging in, copying old ...
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How to configure windows server to allow local acces and secure RDP

Since yesterday I'm running windows server 2012. Now I've got 2 questions: I'm running sabnzbd on that server and when I want to connect to the server on my laptop via chrome. I type the ip:port in ...
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How to synchronize system time on servers upon network connection

I have 9 servers that have windows server installed on them, and have been set to synch with windows time server. They are expected to join a domain network (that at the moment has 4 servers) at a ...
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Timeout occuured during validation - DNS

Please I need help on an external DNS issue. Current Setup: We have an existing External DNS server that only serves external queries and not internal queries, so no ADDS on it but just DNS role. All ...
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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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can more than 2 users connect Remotely using Remote Desktop connection in Windows server 2008 R2

can more than 2 users connect at same time using Remote Desktop connection (RDC) in Windows server 2008? If yes, please guide me.
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Windows another RAID 5 fails

i have googled the web but could not come up with any answers. I have a windows softwareraid "5" (yes plz hate me for this) with 3x3TB disks, one disk recensently failed. I have just replaced the bad ...
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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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Why can't I access the administrative drive shares on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I am not able to access the administrative drive shares (such as \\192.168.1.4\c$ or \\192.168.1.4\e$) on Windows Server 2008 R2, even if I'm logged in as a user who is part of the Administrators ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Make files open with a certain app on Windows client machines

At work I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit and all the clients are Windows 7 32-bit. I would like all ISO files to open automatically with VLC player when double clicked. At the moment if I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Active Directory users permissions on shared folder [closed]

I have two groups of AD users: Group_R (members: User_1, User_2) Group_RW (members: User_3, User_4) There are two shared folders: Folder 1: \\server\folder_A Permissions: Group_R (read only), ...
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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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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 ...