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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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 ...
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Why does copying an XML file from Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit to Windows XP 32-bit change the file?

What I do: Copy an xml file (ctrl+C) on a Win Server 2008 machine. Minimize mstsc.exe (remote connection app). Paste the xml file on to my WinXP machine (ctrl+V). The result: All of the original ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Memory is always full

We have a Windows 2008 R2 on a HP Server with 24GB of RAM. The only important software installed is SQL Server 2008 R2 and almost no feature or role is enabled on this Windows. But the problem is ...
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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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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 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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SQL Azure VM Cannot Connect

I have SQL Azure VM Following are the configuration of the VM SIZE Basic_A1 (1 core, 1.75 GB memory) After few hours I cannot log into server using any of following methods. Remote Desktop ...
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Server 2008 R2 not responding to ping, RDP, port 80, etc

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. I can RDP, ping, and access the webserver while in the local area network on the LAN NIC. But I cannot RDP, ping, or access the webserver while ...
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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 ...
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How long until disabling a logged on user takes effect?

I have asked the admin sitting next to me to change my password and disable my account. He did that 15 minutes ago and I am still browsing the network shares. I haven't logged off yet, but I want to ...
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Has anyone managed to install Office Webapps on SharePoint 2010, on Windows 7?

I've installed SharePoint 2010 as a development environment on my Windows 7 x64 environment (notes here) and would like to install Office Web Apps onto it also. However, when trying to install ...
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Connect to the internet via routing through another PC?

Build Windows 2008 R2 Server. Two (2) Ethernet ports: One Ethernet port, statically assigned to 192.168.2.4, is connected to an internal subnet (192.168.2.x), which I'm using for a local test ...
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Issue with proxy configuration

I have a Win 2008 R2 server with IE10 installed on it. In the IE (and on firefox too), when I use option "Use Automatic Configuration Script" (this is as per the company policy to access internet) I ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 vs 2008 R2 vs 2012 as a file server

I am using Windows Server 2003 R2. We have about 100 PCs which are connected to this server and by using network connection. We are planning to upgrade it to other newer version. So I was looking for ...
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Handle.exe creates Handle64.exe & hangs thereafter

On windows server 2008 R2 ,In a folder I have handle.exe along with psexec.exe and a batch file name test.bat with following content: psexec -s D:\data\handle.exe -p taskhost.exe > ...
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How to setup a VPN server using Windows Server 2008 R2?

I wanted to setup a VPN connection to my home network, since there are several web services I'd like access to remotely and several computers at home I'd like to RDP into. My router at home is a ...
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File access denied *after* burning to disc

After using the built-in CD burner on WIN2k8 R2 to burn files downloaded by a regular user, all of the burned files seem to have changed the ownership to Administrator, since the regular user gets the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot change DNS Domain Context on some machines

So I have a small Windows Server 2008 R2 network consisting of a domain controller, a file server, SQL server, etc. All machines are joined to a windows domain (CPUSHIELD.COM) and show up in Active ...
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LSA (LsaSrv) “The security package Kerberos generated an exception. The exception information is the data.” caused by NPS

I have a Windows server (2008 R2 with SP1) that runs as a domain controller, and uses Network Policy Server to authenticate Wireless 802.1X devices. There are two access points available. Suddenly ...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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Network Fluctuating

Am working an a small business and i have over 20 client computers on my LAN and i am having a windows Server 2008 R2 on the LAN also which is my dns server. My ISP installed a bridge (outdoor) that ...
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Windows Login Script ignore UAC

I have a GPO that will launch a Startup Script for a .exe(Install Shield) silent unattended setup. However the user is currently being prompted to allow program due to UAC. I want a true unattended ...
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moving case-sensitive files from linux to windows server

I am using 2 servers: one with linux operating system that support case sensitive and the backup server is a windows 2008 r2 server that also support case sensitive after installing unix based ...
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How to find folders with broken security on windows files shares

I need to migrate many windows network file shares over the coming months and there is the occasional "super user" who has files so important they stop the folder from inheriting permissions and lock ...
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Transfer backup files from one Windows server to another in seperate domains/workgroups

I have an issue with Windows Server 2008 R2. What I am trying to achieve, is to copy some backup files every night from Server A to Server B (both identical). They are geographically separated, and ...
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How can i add shortcut to powershell for a terminal server user?

I have a user that need access to powershell on his terminal server account, how can i do this?
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AppPool IIS7 Computer Management cannot add user

In: Microsoft Management Console Local users and groups Groups Performance Log Users I have to add my Application pool (IIS AppPool\MyPool) as user in that list. This worked on the other server, ...
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windows command prompt dir /q returns “…” as owner - what is that?

I am executing dir /q on a Windows server 2008r2 and what I get back for one of the folders is ... What does it mean? 2014-06-11 16:32 <KAT> ... AFolder 2014-06-03 ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 reports wrong hard drive free space

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed onto a Virtual Machine on ESXi 5.0.0. When I originally created the VM, I gave the C: drive 350 GB of hard drive space, and I made it thin provisioned. ...
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Windows 2008 Server GPO Add personal shares

Right now each employee has their own share on the file server that uses their first initial of their first name and their last name (ex. jsmith). Of course John Simth has to be logged on to access ...
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Windows symlink does not show full path?

Current pwd: C: I created a sample symlink say: mklink /j C:\a C:\b\c Thereafter after i navigate using the symlink: cd a If I execute the 'pwd' command, I see the path as C:\a Is there a ...
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How can I automatically open the Hyper-V VM console on server boot on Windows 2008 R2?

I am looking for advice on getting my Hyper-V VM to open on logon to the server. It currently runs in the background as a service however we required to have it automatically open so the user can view ...