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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Windows Server 2008 R2 setting an overall disk quota (not per user)

I'm setting up a disk partition specifically for MySQL Community Edition database logs. I would like to be notified when disk space has reached a threshold (say 85% full). It looks like disk quotas ...
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Windows 2003 as L2TP server (without IPsec) L2TP PPP

Is there a way to configure Windows server (2003/2008) as a traditional L2TP server without having IPsec . I have an L2TP client which is similar to an LAC and dials in to the LNS using SCCRQ and gets ...
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Network Permissions, Traversing Folders, Command Line

I am trying to delete a text file from my command line in a directory that exists in a Failover cluster in a Windows 2008 R2 server, to which I am connected over my corporate network. I have all ...
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Windows - how to install one program but have the ability to swap its settings/licenses (container?) [duplicate]

This is an odd one to explain, bear with me. We have a program, call it Program-A. We run this program on our Windows machines on behalf of customers, but each customer has their own license for it. ...
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Active Directory users permissions on shared folder [closed]

I have two groups of AD users: Group_R (members: User_1, User_2) Group_RW (members: User_3, User_4) There are two shared folders: Folder 1: \\server\folder_A Permissions: Group_R (read only), ...
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Install Windows Server via Remote Desktop

I have a new dedicated server, but my host charges €10/month to have a Windows 2008 R2 Standard OS installed. I require Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacentre primarily because of the networking features, ...
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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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Should I install a different version of node.js to a server?

I develop in a Microsoft environment, so I'm used to the idea of a developer mode and an optimised server mode to different pieces of software. If I want to run a node application on a server, should ...
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Windows Server Backup fails with Error System writer is not found in the backup

The scheduled system backup on one of our Win 2008 R2 server fails with the following error The system writer is not found in the backup I've tried the step mentioned here but still no system ...
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Installing a Windows Service without Visual Studio's installutil.exe

In a few days I'll be installing a Windows Service I developed on my development machine (which ultimately hosts a WCF-over-SOAP service) on a staging machine. Since I have Visual Studio 2013, I can ...
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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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Can HP Prolaint DL-380P G8 handle 3 NICs at the same time

I have HP Prolaint DL-380P G8, Windows server 2008, And I would like to install additional 2 NIC , is it possible to do that ?
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Cannot get data from TCP port xxx.xx.xxx.xx:6556: (111, 'Connection refused')

I am using nagios with OMD. I have added Windows 2008 R2 hosts using WATO on nagios UI. The check_mk_agent is installed on Windows 2008 R2 hosts. While inventorying the services from that host I am ...
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Allow user to login in server 2008 R2

I am trying to login my user in server 2008 with domain controller as per this document. But the "Allow log on locally" in Group policy is not enabled. It is in hidden mode and one warning message is ...
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Task execution on windows server 2008 without user being logged in

I am trying to run a task which execute cmd file. If I use settings "Run only if user is logged in" then task works as it should. However if I try to run using settings "Run whether user is logged in ...
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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: ...
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Shared folders Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a small network with Windows 7 PCs. It's workgroup environment, not domain. I need to setup a file server using Windows Servers 2008 R2 with shared folders. Some folders must be protected by ...
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Afraid to reboot server 2008 R2

I did a fresh install of server 2008 R2, installed the updates, and then rebooted. The system would not reboot. Windows kept checking for ways to repair, I used a linux disc to verify the drives on ...
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Protocol error in TDS stream, Communication link failure on MSSQL Server 2008 R2 linked server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2, running MS SQL Server 2008 R2, SP2 w/ CU11. Lets call this Server "A". This server has a connection to another SQL Server as a "Linked Server". Lets call this server ...
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Create a non-admin user group with the ability in install print drivers on server

I am using windows 2008 RS2. I am trying to setup a poweruser group for printer administrators that has the ability to install printer drivers on a various print servers. I am not sure how to go about ...
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Deny delete prevents modifications [duplicate]

I have a shared directory on my windows server 2008 R2 file server. I need files in this directory to be modifiable, but not deletable. When I deny delete to Everyone, files copied into this directory ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Process 6 generated fatal exception c0000005 EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. SQL Server is terminating this process

I am running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) - 10.50.4302.0 (X64) (Latest CU11, Feb 2014) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have a simple database and a website that runs on the same machine using IIS. ...
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UltraVNC super slow on Windows Server 2008 64 bit

I'm trying to use UltraVNC with Windows Server 2008, but the server is very slow (5 seconds lag, high cpu usage..). It has worked fine with everything else I've tried before, but this is first ...
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“One-Way Networking” Issues?

Our information systems' clients can't connect to the server. Even Simple Networking won't work. The server links to client systems through a network switch. The server can PING the client system, but ...
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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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cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
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limit user access in multiple RODC

I have a RODC and a RWDC.i prepopulate some password on RODC cache database. i already read this article How’s User Authentication Working In A Site With A RODC? I want to limit user access in ...
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assign an group to a certain RODC

I have a RWDC(A) and two RODC(B and C).i create two groups for each branch in RWDC however the groups and it's content will be replicated to all DCs within the domain. So I want to know can we assign ...
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Correct setting for Win2008R2 home folder auto creation?

I have some problems creating a home redirection in a WinXP / Server2008 environment. GPO states to redirect home folder to server share, but the folder for the user is not created. After refreshing ...
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Disable restart after update prompt for server 2008 R2

I run server 2008 r2 as my desktop OS. I am trying to disable the annoying restart prompt that comes up after installing updates. The most I can postpone it to is 4 hours. I have tried disabling ...
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SQL Server 2005 Express connection

On my computer I had installed Windows XP Service Pack 2. Then I installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and then SQL Server 2008 r2 and SQL Server 2005 Express. Up to that I had no problem using SQL Server ...
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Expand Intel Rapid Store RAID 5 to RAID 10

Under Windows Server 2011 (Small Business), I have the Intel Rapid Store Technology RAID controller setup for the hard drives. I have 4x 500GB drives, currently using 3 as the RAID 5, and the fourth ...
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Server cannot use faster RAM than the motherboard supports?

I know by experience that I can use faster RAM on consumer level laptops and desktops than the motherboard supports. What about servers? There are some IBM servers, and I suggested buying PC12800 for ...
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Copying Files Restores Old Versions

I am trying to copy some files to a folder. The folder already has some files with the same names (e.g. abc.exe, abc.dll, abc.rdb). While each file is being copied, I can see the modified date change ...
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get-vm - wasn't recognized as name of cmdlet

We are trying to write a powershell script to start/stop our vm's, but the get-vm command isn't working. The error message is get-vm: the term 'get-vm' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, ...
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Remote desktop login denied on 2008R2

We have two RDC servers, one running Server 2003 and the other running Server 2008R2, both relying upon the separate domain controller for remote desktop user authentication. On the 2003 server, the ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...
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Why does changing IIS FTP root change web root also?

Just changed the FTP root directory in an IIS 7 site for a customer and it automatically changed the web root also. Changing the FTP directory back also changed the web directory too. Anyone else ...
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Restrict access to remote machines via computer management or hyper-v manager

Currently any user in the network can access any server by opening the computer manager, action, access other machine. The same is true for the hpyer-v manager and my be some other management tools. ...
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can't map a network drive using RDP on Windows 2008 R2

I'm RDP-ing onto a Windows 2008 R2 server, and trying to map a network drive to it. I can ping the network drive, but when I try mapping it, I receive this error message: Windows cannot access ...
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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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Run a batch file before user logs into Windows 2003 R2?

I have an Amazon EC2 machine (Windows Server 2003 R2) where I want to run a script (.bat file) when the Windows Server 2003 R2 machine boots up. This need to run BEFORE any user logs in. Ideally I'd ...
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How to I determine the bottleneck for a mapped drive that points to a physical drive on the same server

So, I know that if I copy from machine A to machine B it will be slow over a mapped drive. because it's over the network. But I'm sitting in front of a server that is setup with a mapped drive that ...
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DPI Settings on Windows 2008 Server

Is my assumption correct that changing the DPI setting on a Windows 2008 will affect all users? (The setting is per machine).
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Schedule Auto Re-Boot of Windows Server 2008 R2

Is there any specific command or script through which I can schedule an Auto reboot of Windows Server 2008 R2?
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Can I change a disk from drive to mounted?

I added a disk to a W2K8R2 machine, and gave it a drive letter: X I want to change that, and mount it as a folder now. Is that even possible? How?
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Windows Software RAID 5 Drive Failure Notification

I plan on creating a Windows software RAID 5 array but need to know when a drive goes bum. I don't plan on wanting to check the server every so often, so how can I have an email sent when a drive ...
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How can I explicitly NOT login to console session?

A co-worker and I are both remotely logging into a server as the same administrative user. Is there a way to force mstsc to NOT use the console session? In other words, I'd like to login as the ...
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Can I do a “one-time” file content search in Windows Server 2008 without adding the folder to the index?

Can I search for files which contain a specific string in a folder if that folder is not in the search index? So, lets say folder 'textFiles' is not in the index. I navigate to this folder in Windows ...
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Set a virtual machine (Remote desktop) log out at certain point of time

I really have no idea to start from, that's why I turned in here to ask. So, there's the virtual account (Remote desktop connection on Windows) and it needs to be set to reboot or log out, i.e. every ...