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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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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Users group has Read & Execute access to C:\Windows file & Microsoft SQL Server

Just wonder is it the systems behavior for window server 2008 R2 Standard to allow users group has Read & Execute access to C:\Windows file & Microsoft SQL Server? I tried to modified the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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RRAS VPN Connection Failling with 800 Error

I have a Virtual Server in office which runs my RRAS-VPN. This is in order for me to connect to the office over the internet while i am away. I Installed RAS Role in my Member Server ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 r2 - too much RAM when idle

My hosting company has recently upgraded my VPS to 6 CPU units and 4GB of RAM. It't running Windows Server 2008 r2 x64. After the upgrade I can notice that 50%-75% (2GB-3GB) of RAM is being used ...
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Server 2008 VPN isn't working, DHCP coming from a different source

Alright, I have a Windows 2008 server running. It serves up DNS but not DHCP. I want to have VPN running on it, and my understanding is that you can do this as long as you set the DHCP relay server ...
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Locking and Terminating User Sessions via Group Policy settings

To conform with some new security requirements, my company is implementing Group Policy solutions to existing security vulnerabilities. My current assignment is to find and implement Group Policy ...
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How to provide Internet Access to Private Subnet

I really need some help/advise on a networking issue I have. I am fairly new to this sort of configuration so any help would be very much appreciated. My Setup: I am using VMWare Workstation 9 to ...
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RemoteApp and other Windows Server Roles it needs to work

If I'm not enabling my RemoteApps with Web Access, will they still work if I uninstall the Web Server role? EDIT: I've removed the Web Server role and my RemoteApp appears to be working fine. RD ...
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Report PHP version of all sites in different AppPools on IIS server

We've a Windows box which hosts a large number of different WordPress sites on IIS. Each site gets setup at different times so we've no central way of knowing what version of PHP is set in the AppPool ...
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Remote file not opening with RemoteApp program

On Windows Server 2008 R2 I have configure a .jar file as a RemoteApp program, and am executing it remotely (outside our network) on Windows 8. Without RemoteApp, the program normally creates an ...
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How can I take advantage of multiple NICs in Server 2008 R2 Storage addition to improve speed transfer?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server edition on a server that has 2 identical Intel 1000MB network interfaces. Is there any way to link these in order to improve network copy over LAN? I ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Copying and pasting a non existing dll [closed]

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 get a ISO with all the Windows Server 2008 r2 updates?

Server already have Windows Server 2008 r2 installed, but instead of checking for windows updates, that takes a long time, I would like to know if there is a way to download a ISO image with all the ...
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Craete task to open an URL that integrated windows authentication

I need to run a daily job to open an URL which needs windows authentication so I created a task in windows task scheduler and I did set run task as my own user ABC\abc. But when I run task the login ...
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How to log which process is printing?

I have Windows 2008 R2 server which has an Epson Docket Printer driver installed on it. The server is running Remote Desktop Services, and mostly runs point of sale terminals who are using Epson ...
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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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MS Access 2003 - Disk or Network Error - NOT a Network Issue - Remote App - Win 2008

We have a Windows 2008 running terminal services, but as remote apps, not full desktops. There is a single database file, calc.mdb, that gives "Disk or Network Error". If it is accessed by a user ...
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Windows scheduled task - .bat runs forever

I've a scheduled task to clean up folders on a hard drive automatically; it removes files older than a certain amount of days. Basically it runs a .bat file full of lines that looks like this: ...
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Windows programs mysteriously lost licenses and activations

I have a remote desktop server that recently lost the licenses and activation information for Office, Quickbooks, and the CALs for Remote Desktops all at the same time. I went ahead and re-entered the ...
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Windows Networking - Treat two subnets as one network

We have an existing (old) network (10.0.0.0/24) and we're trying to add another (new) subnet (20.0.0.0/24) using a Cisco 2901 router. I added the appropriate routes and tested everything out. We're ...
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Server Tasks Automation

I would like to run some tasks on my Windows 2008 R2 server and need some kind of automation. Right now I am running the tasks with my Macro Recorder - BUT - I need to be connected via RDP in order ...
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Excel 2010 “sending the command to the program” error

Multiple domain users receive the following Excel 2010 (32-bit edition) error occasionally when opening random XLS files. There was a problem sending the command to the program ...
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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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The network path was not found

This is for a Windows XP SP3 machine, trying to access file shares on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. The client had access to the server previously, and other clients on the same network are not ...