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Windows Server 2008 r2 activation error 0x80070005

I'm trying to activate my Windows Server 2008 r2 SP1 but I receive this error 0x80070005 (see screenshot below). This machine is a VMware box, and was moved from one machine to another (don't have ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 VMware with BSOD error 0xF4

I moved VM from one machine to another, now Im getting 0xF4 error. Below is the Dump. Can anyone help me what I can do to fix it? Thanks! Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64 ...
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How to establish remote connection to IIS 7.5 server

i have bit dumb question, but i need to be sure before i will sent ticket to my IT or he will eat me alive. I have windows server, where is running IIS 7.5. Is it possible to establish remote ...
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Remote Desktop Services: start a program on connection within desktop environment

I have Windows Server 2008R2 with Remote Desktop Services. I need certain program started on every connection, within normal remote desktop environment. I tried this group policy: "Local Group Policy"...
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Unlocking an ad user on a notebook disconnected from AD

my colleagues and I are facing a concrete problem with a user on a business trip. I try to describe it as generic as possible to comply with superuser's policies. Unfortunately I couldn't find my ...
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MS Certificate Web Enrollment authentication between domains

I'm trying to set up the Certificate Enrollment Web Services to give autoenrollment to some clients. The issue is the clients are on a separate domain to the CA. I see the CES/CEP allows three options ...
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HP DL380 G7 Server

Can I use LRDIMM (HP) in a HP DL380 G7 server ? It currently has 2 2GB RDIMM (10600R), which I will remove and would like to add 4 x 4GB LRDIMM (10600R).
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Intel Raid1 \ “Fakeraid” Shows up as 2 Logical Drives in Windows server 2008 r2

As the title says. I have successfully raided 2x <250 gb drives in Bios as C:\ without any problem. However when i try to Raid the two WD RED 3TB they "show up correctly" in my bios and inside ...
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Windows TempDirectory in Subdirectory

I have a file that writes constantly to my TempDirectory. I have set the TempDirectory to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp but my files are written to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp \3 ...
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Run scheduled task from IIS ASP.NET site on Windows Server 2008 R2

A task should be run on a local machine now but it should work also on remote machine later. schtasks /Run /S 123.45.67.89 /U 123.45.67.89\Administrator /P * /I /TN "Name" gives "ERROR: User ...
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How to install MySQL on separate box from IIS 7

I've got two servers running Server 2008 r2. I've set up one sever as the webserver with IIs7.0, asp.net, php, nodejs, etc. And I have put MySQL and MongoDB on the other server. As best I can tell ...
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Allow multiple RDP sessions for specific users on a terminal server

I know, that there's an option to allow all users to open multiple sessions to one terminal server. But is there also a way to allow it only for some specific users through Group Policies?
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Transfer file to Windows Server 2008 R2

In a LAN, I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine; access to server through Remote Desktop is granted both 1) from a LAN host 2) from the internet, thanks to a virtual server configured in the ...
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Reserve minimum space for volume shadow copy

Is it possible to reserve a minimum amount of space used by the volume shadow copies of a given ntfs volume under windows 2008 R2 server? I know how to set the maximum size, but not the minimum. For ...
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Set up a VPN on a windows server 2008 R2 core

I'm trying to set up a Windows server 2008 R2 with hyper-v (on a distant kimsuffi server) and access it by hyper-v manager from a client with windows 7 professional. When I try to connect to the ...
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Mouse and Keyboard freeze randomly

I have a Dell XPS desktop computer running Windows Server 2008 R2. This computer with the current OS has worked flawlessly for me for years. Recently the mouse and Keyboard freeze randomly. However ...
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Using robocopy and excluding multiple directories

I'm trying to copy some directories from a server before I restore from backup (my latest backup was corrupt, so I have to use an older one :( ). I'm in the Windows Recovery Environment and have ...
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Change screen resolution to higher resolution with no monitor attached

Backstory: I have a situation where I have a set of servers that never have anyone physically at the console (in the server room). They have a KVM attached to them (some do) but the KVM never ...
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How to download drivers manually for Windows Server 2008 r2 Standard edition?

What I m trying to do ? I installed Windows Server 2008 on my laptop , an Acer Aspire 5741G series . I want this pc to emulate a server environment in a local network . Everything seems to work fine ...
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Try to resolve logged error SQL Server/SQL Server 2008 R2

I have this logged error #10016 The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {46063B1E-BE4A-4014-8755-...
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Installing PHP on Server 2008 R2 and IIs 7.0

Followed these instructions to install PHP. Downloaded and extracted PHP-5.5.34-nts-Win32-VC11-x86 to C:\PHP. Created the PHP.ini file and turn on/off the directives listed there. Then followed ...
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Set the system locale without rebooting

I would like to change the system locale (Control Panel -> Language for Non-Unicode programs), however, it requires a reboot. Is it possible without reboot ? I need it mainly for SQL Server ...
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Cannot set static IP address using Netsh

I have followed this article to set the following environment: DC: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Full Installation) - Domain controller for the lab network, contoso.com SQL-A: Windows Server ...
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NET-SSH2 for perl 5.20.2 on windows 2008 r2

I am trying to install NET-SSH2 for perl 5.20.2 on windows 2008r2 but no success. C:\Perl>ppm install NET-SSH2 Downloading ActiveState Package Repository packlist...failed 500 Can't connect to ppm4....
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WinSCP error message: Timeout waiting for WinSCP to respond - WinSCP has not responded in time

Everyday I get tasks that uses powershell with WinSCP to automate downloading files from clients' sftp, they all work fine on most of the days, except on Saturday (between 7:00 am and 17:20 pm) The ...
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How to run an Access script using windows task scheduler

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and want to use the Task Scheduler to run an Access script. This script will do some stuff and then close. I've already written and tested the ...
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Horde configuration

I´m trying to configure Horde in a Windows Foundation 2008 R2 running Apache. I followed the instructions here: Installing Horde Framework 5 I got stuck here: Completing Configuration ...
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Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

I have a server setup that has an HTTPS certificate issued by a major certificate provider (DigiCert). The certificate is recognized by all of the browsers on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, ...
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Running explorer.exe I% via OS shell results in hanging process

Running "explorer.exe" via command prompt / OS shell will result in File Explorer opening as expected. However, when adding an argument (e.g. "explorer.exe C:\"), File Explorer will not open - ...
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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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Copy multiple files using Powershell

How can I copy all files of kind:docx from all directories under and including e.g. D:\Doc_Source, to destination E:\Doc_Destination, in batches of e.g. 500, and only when there are none left in E:\...
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How to setup a DNS blacklist / whitelist on windows server 2008 R2

Basically as the title says I would like to be able to lockdown the internet through DNS settings on Windows Server 2008 R2 - preferably I would lock down everything and then just have a 'whitelist' ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2 won't boot after replacing hardware (BSOD 0x0000007B)

Synopsis: I moved, the PC (without the HD) got totalled, I ordered a new machine with the exact same hardware. Meanwhile, I tried to copy some files to another machine by plugging in the HD externally,...
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Local Admin changes for installing or changing IP

Good afternoon all. We have a user here that installed a CAD program on his computer as a trial. The user has local admin rights to the computer because he has to be able to change his IP address ...
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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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Teamviewer multi-user mode

So I have a chromebook, and it's good at doing what it is supposed to, but there are just some windows programs that I need to use. I have a home server running Windows Server 2008-R2 Enterprise, and ...
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Difference between configuring DHCP and starting service

On http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee441263(v=ws.10).aspx, it says to configure and start DHCP on server core, do the following: At a command prompt, type: sc config dhcpserver start= ...
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Connectivity good between VMs, but no connectivity between host and VM

I have a strange situation where connectivity (ie ping, access shared folders and services) is fine between virtual machines, but not between the host and the virtuals. I've been using Hyper-V almost ...
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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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How to give VM internet access while keeping my Host reachable via RDP?

I have a Window DataCenter 2008 running on a remote machine (at OVH) with the hyper V role, and I want to run several VM on this server. I have already installed a VM with Windows 7 but I can't give ...
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Special Identity Security Group in AD

In activity directory is there a way to create a security group that utilizes a special identity? I can explain why I’m trying to do this but typing it out is getting a little wordy. What I’d like to ...
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How can I monitor the CPU usage of each application

Sometimes I need to understand each application is running and consuming more CPU Resources than others and stop it. is there any Sw to monitor this?
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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 Windows 2008 R2 inside the VM using an iso image. The host is Windows 7. I ...
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Server 2012 R2 -> VPN (no ad) -> 850 -> MS-CHAP V2 -> 812

I have a single Windows Server 2012 R2 (no active directory) machine that I want to configure to enable VPN. Enabled the feature (Just VPN), configured static IPv4 range (102.168.111.100-102.168.111....
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How to troubleshoot Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0046' Permission denied?

The line the error formulates from is: Set newfolder = filesys.CreateFolder(Server.MapPath(newfolderpath)). Here is the code below: If Request.Form("add")= "true" then Dim prop, user, pwd, dir ...
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Error Code-0x8007025D :For Windows server 2008 R2 Installation in VMWARE

I am installing Windows server 2008 r2 using ISO file in VMware and came across this error code : 0x8007025D Can any one help me in solving this issue
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Can't Add Server to a Domain Controller

I'm running 2 Server 2008 machines, one's my primary DNS/DC and the other will be a DHCP/WDS server (this is for a home environment), but when I try to add my DHCP/WDS server to the Domain, it times ...
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what are the risks of clearing the “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download” [duplicate]

I have windows server 2008 R2 ,which is running sharepoint server 2013. and I checked this folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and i found that it contain around 1.5 GB. although last ...
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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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win server 2012 r2 - change existing certificats private key to NOT exportable

I set up my own PKI. everything is working fine until the point that I realize that my subCAs certificate has an exportable private key. My rootCA is a debian machine and the subCA is a win server ...