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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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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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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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 [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 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 ...
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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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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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How do I assign Windows Firewall profiles to network interfaces from the command line?

I would like to assign Windows Firewall's public profile to the public Ethernet interface and the private profile to the private Ethernet interface. I can do this with the GUI via Open Windows ...
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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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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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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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laptop key board - # key automatically typed in

Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 2008 R2. It has been working fine. Its not in use for few weeks, now opening the laptop does not allow type-in the password. character # being typed-in automatically ...
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VPN Server not accepting all traffic

I have a server where I host my VPN (Windows Server 2008 R2) and I can access all the websites that are hosted on the same server, but any time I try and make an internet request, the connection ...
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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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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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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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Script that runs as a user at boot time

In windows server, I would like to start applications when the machine boots up that would be running when I remote log-in using terminal services. Is this possible? I specifically need it to start ...
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To what group “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” user belongs to?

Today I've found that the LOCALSYSTEM user inherits permissions from the Administrators group. Am I right? I didn't see it in the Administrators group. I tried to find some details about the SYSTEM ...
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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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What comprises the 'free Physical memory' in task manager?

Task manager reports 85% physical memory (on a 48 Gigabyte machine, Windows Server 2008 64 bit). The sum of the private bytes taken by processes is around 13-14 gigs. Where is the remaining memory? ...
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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 ...