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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What's the difference between Sharing and Advanced Sharing in Windows Server 2008?

First, I've researched this and found one question that was not answered, and one that was answered not completely. http://serverfault.com/questions/652215/file-sharing-methods (incomplete or vague ...
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How to increase the Kernel memory

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 machines with the same spec (24G RAM). However, the Kernel memory is quite different: machine 1 has 206M of paged kernel memory and 168M nonpaged. Machine 2 has 998M ...
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Why does exchange 2010 use so much filespace?

I use the following command to view the mailbox size for each of my exchange 2010 user: Get-MailboxDatabase "Mailbox Database 1" | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort totalitemsize -desc | ft displayname, ...
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CYGWIN on windows 2008R2

we have configured CYGWIN on windows 2008R2 and the services are started when we try to connect from outside to the server it is giving the below error. $ sftp 501226742@tnwp010457.psamer.ps.ge.com ...
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Set “deny log on locally” in Powershell?

Using powershell in Server 2008 R2, how to set the Deny Log On Locally policy for my domain?
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Risk involved on installing WDS on Domain Controller

Is there any Risk involved, if we install WDS on Domain Controller ( Windows Server 2008 R2) Thanks & Regards, Param
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Is there a way to natively share screens in Windows 7?

I'm wondering if there's a setting or application in Windows 7 (Enterprise edition with full admin account and permissions) to initiate a screen sharing session? I was hired to be an IT Admin for a ...
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lose connection in one way on local network without firewall windows server 2008 r2

we have 2 computers in our local network a few day ago we encounter an wired problem sometime network connectivity from computer one to computer two lose and we can't ping computer two from computer ...
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Windows 2008 R2 winsxs folder cleanup

I have a Windows 2008 R2 x64 server. Desktop experience is enabled. I've applied the KB2852386 from Microsoft that adds the Windows Update Cleanup to the diskcleanup tool. When I first ran it, it ...
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Limit memory allocation for process

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2, and I would like to limit the allocated RAM memory space for a specific process, I have installed "Windows System Resource Manager" but I can only view the ...
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replacement for Net Send

Is there any replacement for Net Send, I believe it was called, we can implement for our 60+ computers at work? We would like the ability to : 1) send messages to all logged on users and 2) send ...
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How can I make sure that users log out of Remote Desktop sessions instead of just closing the RDP window?

We have a bunch of servers that our engineers remote desktop into, but each server has a two connection limit. We will often attempt to RDP into these boxes and we will see the "This machine has ...
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Disk Management shows incorrect volume size

Earlier I shrunk drive C using Disk Management but ran into "The parameter is incorrect" error. I now have the following situation: According to the top pane in the following screenshot, Disk 0 ...
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Is it possible to provide a view-only remote access for non-administrative user in win 2008 r2?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server. It has a user named "buildit". How can i provide a view-only Remote Desktop kinda access to "buildit" user? Please do note that i wont have a active session open for ...
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batch file runs fine manually, but line that launches exe fails when batch run in task scheduler

I have a batch file (below) that works perfectly when run, however, when I set up the bat file in the task scheduler it ain't working right. The task scheduler does indeed run the task successfully, ...
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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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IIS StartMode - changes to applicationHost.config

I need to set an application pool in IIS 7.5 to have a startMode of "AlwaysRunning". In IIS7.5, as far as I know, this must be done in the applicationHost.config in \Windows\System32\inetsrv\config ...
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Use Terminal Server to play on-hold music

We have a windows server 2008 R2 terminal server that is the only thing in the room with a sound card. Is it possible to have it play an mp3 file as a background service so we can play on-hold music ...
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How to run a 3 different batch file in a onego?

I have a three batch file like a.bat,b.bat and c.bat. Now I wanted to execute the all these batch file in a onego but my point is they will execute in order. When 1st complete then 2nd start and when ...
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Dollar sign '$' in the output of whoami in Windows

It is a domain environment. There are several machines, connection to whom must be performed under user joined specific groups ("Super Manager Users" and "Super Admin Users"). But there is some issues ...
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Joining 150 computers to Active Directory [closed]

I am a junior system IT administrator. We have Windows Server 2008 r2 standard and 150 computers with Windows 7 pro 32 bit. we have install active directory domain on server and we want to connecting ...
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Chance for Windows 8.1 Pro on SBS 2011 Windows Deployment Service

we using the Windows Deployment Service on a Small Business Server 2011 for W7 and sometimes Vista. Now we wanna add Windows 8 and 8.1 to the List, but everytime we do there is an error that wich say ...
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Use speakerphone as computer speaker

I have a ShoreTel 230 speakerphone sitting on my desk. I just discovered that I can play back voicemails (via Outlook 2003) on the phone's speaker without needing to touch the phone. Now I'm ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V Server required reactivation when running slmgr -rearm on Windows 7 Enterprise guest

I have an evaluation copy of Windows 7 Enterprise running as a guest in a Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V hypervisor. The Win7 instance was attached to the same domain as the host. The ten day evaluation ...
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No response from IIS if my IP is local

The problem is simple: If I set the webserver's IP address as my desktop's default gateway in TCP/IP settings, I cannot open any locally hosted site at our webserver on my PC. I can open any other ...
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EventLog Source “Connect”. No events in EventLog

I'm baffled by this, as I can find no documentation on wether or not "Connect" or "Connection" is some kind of registered keyword for EventLog Sources. I'm trying to create an EventLog Source called ...
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RDP responsiveness with Windows Server 2012

I have to work in visual studio on a couple of different windows server virtual machines. A couple of machines have Windows Server 2008 R2 and one of them has Windows Server 2012. The client ...
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Exclude file path from Windows 2008 R2 Search

Problem with the Windows Search is returning the item which has the search text on the file path. Ex: I search for "holiday" text on certain folder which has sub folders too. The search result set ...
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Windows search could not exclude the folder path on Windows webserver 2008 R2

Problem with Windows webserver 2008 R2. Webserver role installed. Windows serach installed. Rebuild the indexes for the specific folders from the control panel-> Indexing potions. The code for this ...
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Boot issue with Windows Server 2003 R2 VM that was exported from Hyper-V on Server 2008 R2 and imported into Windows Server 2012

I am migrating some Hyper-V based Virtual Machiness from their current server which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 over to another box that is running Windows Server 2012. I exported all of the ...
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Win Server 2008 DHCP on Virtual Network

I'm new to network stuff. I have 2 virtual computers running in VirtualBox: 1 on Win XP and 1 on Win Server 2008. I'm trying to create a DHCP server and DNS server on my server. I know how to add ...
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Why does hyperlink open from Excel create multiple IE windows?

I have a excel document with SageCRM link (e.g. server/eware.dll/SessionFind?Act=ID&Mode=1&CLk=T&key0=7&key7=ID&Oppo_OpportunityId=ID) When clicked on this link from excel or word ...
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Error of initialization of IIS 7

My Windows Server is in Portuguese Brazil. Sorry , I'm not fluent English. After an upgrade my Windows Server 2008 R2 spent facing problems with IIS (version 7 ) . Whenever I try to start the IIS ...
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Preferred DNS Server Settings on a Domain using Multiple DNS Servers?

I manage a small business network with two separate physical locations, these locations are connected using a pair of VPN Routers(192.168.1.1, and 192.168.128.1). The primary location uses a DNS ...
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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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Getting system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full

My ASP.NET and SQL Server 2012 application is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Suddenly, my internet on server stopped working and my application start throwing, An operation on a socket could not ...
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What is _Total in WMI output for list of processes?

I am trying to generate a list of processes running on a remote Windows 2008 server along with their CPU/Memory utilization through a .vbs script. Here is the WMI query that I have used: Select ...
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Changing The Name On A Hard Drive That Comes From A SAN

Terms: VM = Virtual Machine LUN = Logical Unit Number Used In SANs SAN = Storage Area Network S2K8R2 = Windows Server 2008 R2 OS Backstory: OK so I have a SAN (Dell MD3200) that I have created a ...
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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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Copy in use files with security Permissions

Is there a free Windows utility that will let me copy folders and sub folder contents with their NTFS security permissions and let me copy in use files?
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Using Windows Restore Previous Versions Yields Error Due To Access Rights

This seems like a which came first, chicken or the egg situation... I have a folder that I have been shadow coping for a while. This has been working great and restores have been a breeze when a ...
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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 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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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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Getting a 4TB USB drive (4k native sector size) to work with Xen and Windows 2008 guest

I am trying to get a new 4TB Seagate USB drive to work with Xen 6.2 and a Windows 2008 R2 virtual guest. The Xen host sees the drive fine, fdisk -l lists it with the correct capacity, etc. I can ...
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Move user profiles from one server to another (without permission)

Is there anyway to move/replicate folders that you don't have permissions for, without touching the security permissions? In particular i'm trying to copy the "users" folder from one windows server ...
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RD Session Host Configuration referencing server on old domain, unable to provide administrative credentials

A Server 2008R2 machine (server01) has been moved from and old domain (old.domain) to a new domain (new.domain). It runs its own standalone RD Session Host, and it still referencing the old domain ...
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Why doesn't logstash grab or index the files from the mapped drive?

I don't understand why logstash is so finicky with network resources. I shared a folder on another machine and then mapped it as Z: under Windows Explorer. I've verified the path and everything. I can ...
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Windows 8.1 user opens Excel or Word 2013 on network share Windows 2008 R2- locked

I have a user with Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 installed. Files appear to be locked by him on his own H: (or home) drive. The network share is coming from a Windows 2008 R2 server. It is only ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 setup rejects password

I'm currently installing a Windows Server 2008 R2 system in a VM. As part of the setup process, it asks me to set a password for the Administrator user. But whatever I imagine, it rejects that ...