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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Cannot share folders in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I try to share a folder on Windows Server 2008 R2, I get following error message Windows File Sharing Your system administrator has blocked you from running this program The service ...
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Is there a Windows equivalent to OS X's “folder actions”?

The Mac has a very nifty feature called folder actions which allow a script to be run every time a folder's contents change. Is there any equivalent to this functionality built in to Windows? I'm ...
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troubleshooting invalid software update groups in sccm2012r2

I have an Sccm2012r2 server with SUP role.I downloaded updates from Microsoft and I realized that server doesn't have enough disk space,So I Copied the downloaded Updates and then deleted the ...
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Automatic Deployment role in sccm2012R2

I'm configuring some Automatic deployment rule in SCCM2012R2 .After specifying product updates ,the wizard noticed that just first 1000 update will deployed .So I divided updates in two rules .now I ...
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system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box

I 've got system center configuration manage installed and Software update point and distrbution point are in the same server . after getting Updates from Microsoft and deploying them I understood ...
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Why does Windows hang (until I press and hold the power button) after issuing a software shut down/restart?

My server, which I built with some spare computer parts, does not power off after when I shut down from the OS. When I try to shut down, Windows closes all programs and goes through the shutdown ...
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Large zip files content is corrupted when unziped using windows explore

We have a large zip file (25GB) containing mosty pdfs and png files. (about 150000 files) When we unzip the file using windows explore some of the content is corrupted. Some png files shows content ...
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Finding hidden files in Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to locate only the hidden files in a given subtree of the file system. The search box in Windows Explorer has facilities for tags like Date Modified: or Size: Is there a similar tag ...
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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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WMI issue: User credentials cannot be used for local connections

We are using Directory Monitor from DEVenterprise.net to monitor remote file and directory changes. Recently it stopped working. We receive a WMI error stating that the credentials cannot be used for ...
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Requesting a server authentication certificate

I encountered problem when I go to http://localhost/certsrv in Windows Server 2008 R2 I cannot find option to - Create and Submit A Request To This CA. What I find is completely different. I would add ...
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Downgrade from server to desktop - is it possible?

I inherited a Windows Server v2008 computer, which, from my very limited experience (I am not a server expert, in any way, shape or form!!!) is very basically structured. There are quite a number of ...
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Can a GPO be exported from one server and imported into another?

I have a W2008R2 server where we have a default GPO setup. I like the setup and do not want to recreate it for our new W2012 server. I did export it from 2008 but the only option I can find to import ...
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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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Windows 2012 R2 Server give access to only one VM in Hyper-V

I am new to Windows Server so I don't really know what to look for. I've been searching on Google for some hours now to no avail. What I want I want to create a VM in Hyper-V with a limited ...
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windows server 2008 R2 vpn cannot access internet

It seems I have a rather complex case here that I've been stuffing on net for a week but still not go. I would try to explain this issue(s) at the best I could and hopefully get this solved. I have a ...
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IIS and tomcat site

Im new at IIS 7.5, so my I need some help. I have tomcat web server at my server, on this tomcat i have working app which is available at http://my_domain_name.com:8008/some_war. Due to a lot of ...
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Cleanmgr won't run - how to empty winsxs [duplicate]

Many posts on the web re:cleanmgr say it requires Desktop Experience, and some that just say copy the two cleanmgr files to System32 (two destinations). cd ...
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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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Trouble scanning documents directly to a Server 2012 network share

We have a Ricoh Aficio SP 5210SF multifunction printer which is set up to send scanned documents to various network shares. Previously the printer was set up to send the scans to a user's folder on a ...
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Use DHCP to only assign specific ip addresses to certain host names

Good Evening Everyone! Background: In my environment we currently assign all IP addresses manually because we are required to maintain a list of all ip addresses and what computers they go to. My ...
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Mac OSX connected to an Active Directory domain is not mapping to the network drive over VPN. I suspect DNS, but the settings all look fine

I've got a remote user that's using a new MAC book pro to log into the windows domain via LogMeIn Hamachi. Hamachi is connecting to the domain: I can ping the mac book from the Hamachi Server it's ...
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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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Add Computer and User to Domain - Can't login

I have set up a domain on my netowrk, as following: Domain Controller: HostName: DC001 OS: WS2008R2 Domain name: test.local Domain admin user: diego Domain admin user: password User "diego" can ...
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With a the built-in Windows software-RAID1 mirror, what procedure does Windows follow on an unreadable sector?

For modern retail hard drives, the Unrecoverable Read Error (URE) is around 1x10E14 bits. This translates into one bad sector for every 12 terabytes of data read. For enterprise class hard drives, its ...
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Why do Some FTP Clients not Connect to IIS7 FTP Server?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server with II7. I have installed the FTP Server. I can connect to it fine with Dreamweaver CS5 on my Mac. I can connect to it fine with Cute FTP 7 Professional on a PC. I ...
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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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How to fix missing Media Foundation Microsoft AAC Audio Decoder Transform MFT Windows Server 2k8r2 sp1

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 SP1 VM that has somehow lost its Media Foundation AAC Transform. I discovered this when certain .MOVs with AAC streams were not behaving as expected. I opened TopoEdit ...
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IIS Windows Authentication

I have a local domain. Also we have a web site that authorizes user based on his domain account. So, when I log in into computer using domain account and open the browser I am already authorized on ...
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Why can't Windows Server 2008 R2 (during clean install) find ANY device drivers?

I am trying to get a fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (64-bit) onto a (somewhat dated) Dell PowerEdge 1800. I'm am using the bundled Adaptec CERC SATA1.5/6ch RAID controller, and have ...
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Prevent a Task Scheduler to run at Windows Startup [duplicate]

To test the computer hardware, I have used Task Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 R2 to automatic reboot the computer direct after startup. I have now done many reboots to verify the hardware, and ...
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Add Network Printer drivers in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2?

I'm running a 64 bit Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 workstation that I just installed. I need to add a printer that is shared on the network from a 32bit Windows 2000 print server. This is an HP ...
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Windows Server - turning on automatic updates, but turning off automatic restart

I have a Windows Server which is used to host a bunch of web apps. I want important updates to be automatically downloaded/installed, but I don't want the system to restart automatically after this ...
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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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Active Directory domain and group policies

I'm trying to make a user group that basically have the same rights as a "User" (as oppsed to an "Administrator") with some specificities and some privileges borrowed from the "Administrators" group. ...
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Sharing same desktop/programs between 2 users

I wonder if it's possible to have on Windows 2008 R2 two users that would basically share the same session. Let me explain... (this is for a dedicated server I'm remotely controlling) Say I have ...
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Need to deny write access to an entire disk for a specific group

I'm developing an app on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which in turn calls Matlab. Because the scripts that Matlab runs could be uploaded by someone other than myself, I want to run them as sand-boxed ...
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Configure Filezilla FTP Server to Allow Uploads

I have Filezilla running on windows server 2008 but I can't figure out how to allow uploads. I'm getting a permission denied or can't access file error. How can I give Filezilla access to the upload ...
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how to change standard user account to local administrator

I disconnect my windows 7 computer from the domain and now I all I have is a STANDARD user account(no administrator local account). And I lost all the data of that account. When I tried to access that ...
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Unable to use WIFI after installing Windows Server 2008 R2 - drivers cannot be found

I have a Toshiba Satellite A500 (laptop) and after installing Windows server 2008 R2 to it I can't connect to any wifi. The problem is that the drivers are not installed correctly. I can connect to ...
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How to remove reference to removed DC from the network

I recently demoted a win2kr2 DC from my network, unfortunate for me I remove the entire Server from the Network physically as well. Now I am facing with numerous ADDS Repl. Errors (Obviously) How do ...
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Recover encrypted user files (Win2k8 R2)

I have encrypted/protected files in the My Documents folder of the Administrator account of a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. Trouble is, I can't boot the OS anymore, so the HDD is currently ...
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How to grant access permissions to certain files in a folder in Windows server

There exists a folder in my system with a number of files in it. SYST is a user of the folder with all permissions. SYST had access to all files of the folder. But somehow, now there exists no user ...
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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 see Session Zero UI on Windows Server 2008 R2

Hello I am seeking assistance with a project I am working on. The project is MVC web application with a WCF service on IIS7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2. The WCF service is using Watin web automation ...
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Is it worth using Windows Server 2008R2 as a desktop OS?

I use Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit on my main PC - a reasonably powerful machine. At the moment it is going through major instability and its time for a reformat. Being a student, I can use Windows ...
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Disconnect from one domain and connect to another domain

I had old domain lets call it "A". There was 5 computers connected to domain "A". Now I have just created domain "B". Now I want all 5 computers connected to domain B. It is giving me error: "The ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Copying and pasting a non existing dll [on hold]

Is it safe to copy/replace the "PeerDistSh.dll" in a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? The inexitence of this file seams to not let Windows Update actually update Windows. After running a SFC ...
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How to create a VPN Connection to Office Server

I have been having this problem for the past 3 weeks and its really killing me. I am trying to create a VPN connection to my Win2k8R2 Server which is a Virtual Server. The server has a IP Address ...
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Remote Desktop svchost (networkservice) & lsa.exe high cpu usage, hangs on welcome screen

We have deployed an RDS Farm with 12 virtual RDS servers using Hyper V. Currently some users are not able to log on. After passing credentials to the connection broker, the session hangs on the ...