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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Set Default Program for All Users on Server

I work with a large server environment that's running Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012 now on some boxes. We have a custom-built log viewer program that associates with two file types that I'd like ...
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How To Pass key stroke and clicks to AWS machine

Hi I am building an application . my application is using Guacamole which is a HTML5 application which provide a user to view remote desktop in browser window supporting HTML5. So i have a AMAZON ...
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Passing rdp user login credentials to server

I am working on an application and the workflow is something like this : I have a cloud machine setup at amazon ec2 The machine is Microsoft windows server 2008 Multiple user can login into server ...
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Open a specific application on user login in windows

I am working on an application. My requirement is to open a specific application whenever a user logs in, so the workflow is something like this : I have a cloud machine setup at amazon ec2 The ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

New to the forum, but hopefully someone here can help. My girlfriend is doing a course at university and as part of that course she needs a virtual environment set up at home so she can practice. ...
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Unable to login on a newly installed Windows Server 2008 R2 because it came with a password

I just installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise version. After rebooting, it asked me to press Ctrl Alt Del to login. The problem is, I couldn't, because I had not set up a password, and the ...
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VPN ipsec tunnel from router to single windows server computer (gateway-to-host)

Firstly, is this possible? The situation: 2 different ISP's. One has several servers and a firewall running. The other is limited to only one virtual server with one network card running windows ...
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uefi legacy mode: timeout disappear

I have a multiboot Windows 2008 - Windows 8, which is working perfectly on legacy mode of UEFI, I would like to set a timeout on it. I did it with bcdedit but it is not working. It is only if I ...
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Upgrading IIS7 to IIS8

We have planned to upgrade our IIS to version 8, however I'm facing a problem in upgrading IIS7. Here is a snap of my IIS, which seems to be acting weird. 1) It is showing 3 different version ...
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Server 08R2 doesn't want to mount a NTFS partition that Linux can

I have a system with a 30GB SSD containing Server 08r2 and a 3TB HDD used for data storage. Recently, I noticed that I couldn't mount one partition on the larger drive in Windows. This is how the ...
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MS DNS A Record Issue

The DNS records in MS DNS Sever aren't being returned correctly. I have xf.ingressexperts.com setup, with the nameservers to the windows VPS I own. The SOA records, and the MX records are being ...
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Recycling service running in a cluster on Windows 2003 R2

In Win2003 R2, I have a two node cluster that has one resource which has a memory leak. I was thinking of setting up a batch file to recycle it using SC, NET, or better yet PSSERVICE (from ...
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“Insufficient disk space to correct error”, but >50% free

I had a "corrupt file system" error a few days agon on my Windows Server 2008 R2 and tried to run chkdsk to fix it. Running it during boot (error is on the boot drive) just stuck, but running it ...
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Can you bind the Windows “Server” service to an ip/interface?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to bind the Server service which listens on port 445 to a specific ip address or interface. Is this possible?
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DNS configuration on windows dedicated server

I am thinking to move from shared hosting to cloud windows server on togglebox, but before that need to understand couple of things. In order to point domain name from name.com to dedicated machine ...
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How to unshare folders that are inside of a shared folder?

I have this folder three in Windows Server 2012: Projects |-> A |-> B |-> C ... |-> X |-> Y |-> Z I want to share the folder Projects with Programmers group, ...
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Setting Up Single Sign On with Active Directory

I need help setting up Active Directory with Single Sign On. I think this may be called Kerberos. I have a simple requirement in that I have 3 types of users: guest,operator, and admin. I would life ...
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how to mount big folder (> 1 GB) via ILO?

I want to make "Windows Server Backup". Full backup is 35 GB. I can not use server drive because server has only one drive (as far as I understand "C" drive can not be used to perform full server ...
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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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Enabling or disabling NIC remotely with windows 2008

I've been trying to enable or disable a NIC on Windows 2003 Server from a Windows 2008 Server PC. After googling around a bit, the command should be something like this: netsh -r remotecomputer ...
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How do I make my executable to run when user points it in my site url?

I run a web site for year from now, and it's a shared server in hostgator.com where I use Linux and CPanel. Now I just payd for a month in the same host but with a Windows 2008 Server with Plesk 10 ...
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How do I remove or disable the search box in windows explorer on Windows 2008 R2?

I need a way to disable the search box from Windows Explorer. I've found a way to do this with the Start menu, but not in Windows Explorer.
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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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Unable to Remote Desktop over VPN

Really strange. I am able to Remote Desktop over VPN to one of the servers (xxx.xxx.xxx.26), but not to another (xxx.xxx.xxx.27). The servers are on the same subnet. The funny part is that if I ...
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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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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 ...
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How to choose and set up automatic mail forwarding software?

The university I work for recently broke its email forwarding service so that it is no longer possible to get your email forwarded to addresses outside the organisation. I'm looking for a solution so ...
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Hard drive capacity on Windows server 2008 r2 not fully recognized [duplicate]

I am running Server 2008 release 2. I am almost out of hard drive space on the c partition. It is a 40 gig partition that is reporting 2.3 gig of free space. When I examine the properties of each ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 having FIVE different IPs?

No idea what's going on. Windows Server 2008 R2 connected to a Buffalo DD-WRT router. I set a 192.168.1.150 static IP on the Windows and NOT on the router. Maybe 75% of the time it works fine, the ...
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Windows Server 2012 - How to FTP over VPN

I have setup & am connected from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 using a VPN. I have an FTP server setup on the server on port 21. This is blocked by an external hardware firewall. I can connect ...
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Copy Windows directory, including specified directory

I want to copy the directory itself, not only the contents. For example I have C:\DirA\SubDirA\FileA I want to copy DirA into DirB so that I have C:\DirB\DirA\SubDirA\FileA Here's what I've ...
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Terminal Server - Licensing Issue

I had to recently demote a domain controller and re-promote it, and in this process I renamed the domain completely. Now, because I had to rush this job I overlooked a few things, for instance my ...
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how to disable feature that opened port 445 on windows server?

I'm trying to disable services that I do not need, to improve latency and improve security. I found that port 445 is still open by doing telnet on localhost and port 445. As I do not need port 445, I ...
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how to improve DPC Latency Checker times?

I'm using HP DL360p Gen8, 2 * E5-2640 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. My friend is using HP DL160 Gen8, 2 * E5-2640 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. We both made fresh Windows install, updated all ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unable to copy file to shared folder

I have a folder on Server and have set access permissions for domain users. Whenever a user tries to copy an image file(jpg, png, etc) to that folder, he is denied permission. But, if he copies text ...
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memcached issue on multi-core windows server with virtualization

i am having an issue running memcached (v1.4.4) on multiple cores. Here's my environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 running VMware, Intel Processor, only one core (out of eight) is enabled for the ...
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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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Transport Large Directory Structure to AWS EC2

I need to transport just less than 6 TB of data from one Windows Server 2008 R2 (located locally) to a second instance on a customer AWS EC2 instance. The customer configuration does not allow Device ...
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Can I create performance monitor log without report?

I have W2008R2 machine and I ran a perfmon custom set of counters. I ran 7 counters for 12 hours. When I stopped the data collector, it started immediately creating html report which took all the ...
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Removing Search Box from the Start Menu without disabling indexing

I have a Server 2008 R2 Terminal Services Box (Though solutions for Windows 7 should work fine) which used Desktop Experience to give a Windows 7 style to the end user: I've been asked to remove ...
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ssh connection to localhost is closed after login cygwin

I am using cygwin to get ssh connection to a windows 2008r2 server. After setting the correct settings and creating ssh user I can connect to the user and provide my password but it disconnect ...
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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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Getting Loggedin username for Windows 7 remotely

I have few PC at remote locations. I would like to know the user who is currently logged in to those machines. Is there a way I can get this information remotely? I have access to AD, SCCM.
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Share and NTFS Permissions Issue

I am facing a domain level issue, the problem description is; I try to create a folder and Named "Folder 1" and share it with every one with "Read" permissions only. I created another folder inside ...
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Users can see all sub folders instead of those they have access to

I have set up some share file for multiple users and allowing them access only to folders that they have access to, this worked very well. But disk space was a problem, so I set up a bigger share on a ...
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Internet Options window does not open

On a windows Server 2008R2 - while logged as the domain administrator. I am unable to open the Internet Options windows. Using the IE Tools: I get a restrictions error: Restrictions This ...
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Should I encrypt a hardware RAID5 on my homeserver? How? [closed]

For my homeserver, I am planning on getting a RAID 5 with four 3TB drives (9 TB usable space). Now I am wondering whether I should encrypt this RAID. The danger of someone getting physical access to ...
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“There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request” when trying to remote desktop to a VM after power failure

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a virtual machine (vmware, Windows Server 2008 R2). I was connected to the SQL Server from another virtual machine via SQL Server Management Studio, then a power ...
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VMware Printing vs Hyper-V Printing

In VMware once you connect to your virtual machine, you can access the printers from your host machine. This is a very nice feature, you don't have to setup the printer for your virtual machine. I was ...
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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...