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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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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DHCP Renew on FW restores Internet Connection - why?

Home network, Cisco ASA 5505 9.0(1), Windows Server 2008 R2 (actually SBS 2011), various Mac, Windows and embedded clients. ISP is Rochester, NY Road Runner. Often (2-3x per day) my embedded devices ...
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Add startup program to Windows Server 2008 r2

I'm not actually sure if this is possible but I have three programs I want to run when the server starts. The thing is I would like it if they ran without anyone actually logging in. Right now I RDP ...
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Large zip files content is corrupted when unziped using windows explore

We have a large zip file (25GB) containing mosty pdfs and png files. (about 150000 files) When we unzip the file using windows explore some of the content is corrupted. Some png files shows content ...
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Assigning limited permissions for a temporary domain user to access network systems

I have set up a small Server 2008 R2 domain network at home so I can learn and practice administering it. Lets say I want to create a temporary user account to allow an auditor access to all files on ...
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Cannot remove encryption from files on Windows 2008 R2

I have noticed that all of my web application files turned green color, which means they are encrypted. I have never applied encryption to these files. When I right-click the file, then go to ...
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Mixing Manual and GPO Mapped Drives: Manual drives not reconnecting after logoff / on or reboot

I really have spent some serious time looking for this answer before posting here. Basically, I have a GPO set up to map drives in our 2008R2 domain. It works flawlessly on our RDS server remote ...
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Unexpected access to \c$ share from windows virtualbox guest to host

I'm using VirtualBox 4.2.6 on Windows 7 host. I have Windows 2008 R2 guest using NAT. My host uses 192.168.100.115 IP address and is part of the domain. Guest is using two NAT adapters (10.0.2.15 and ...
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Is it bad to leave a server logged in if it's physically secure?

I have a headless Windows Server 2008 R2 box running at home, and I've just installed Plex on it to stream my media library. The software works brilliantly, but doesn't run as a service. The simplest ...
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How do I set up Microsoft Exchange Server 2010? [closed]

There are currently 24 computers in our office. There is no network set up at all. We would like to set up an Exchange Server to handle all our email. Can anybody please give me a step by step on how ...
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Backup Win 2008R2/2012 on rotating external disks

I have 2 external drives. I would like to rotate the drives each week, so one week, I want to backup to Drive-A, next week to Drive-B and then next week back on Drive-A etc. I see that Win ...
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Monitor network traffic of my virtual machine through my CentOS Computer

In my CentOS 6.3 computer, I installed a MS Server 2008 through a VirtualBox. Is it possible to monitor the network traffic/activities of my MS Server 2008 in my CentOS? How can I do that?
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Lost my documents

I disconnected one of my PCs (Windows 7) from my Windows 2008 R2 domain and restarted the pc. Once I did that, I could not find this account again and could not find the data that was saved in that ...
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WordConv.exe errors on Windows Server 2008 SP2

I am trying to convert MS-Word 2003 documents to the docx format as part of a larger programming effort. Microsoft offers their Office Compatibility Pack as an option for this conversion. As per the ...
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Windows 2008 R2 VPN. How do I issue IPs based on username?

I have 2 subnets that my VPN server has access to. I want to set it up do that if one username gets access to one subnet and another user gets access to a separate subnet? Can this be done with one ...
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How to give access to virtual machine using remote desktop

I am trying to give access to a friend to use a virtual machine that I created. I am running it in server 2008 R2. I created a profile for him. I gave him a log on name and a password. I wanted him to ...
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Unable to install SQL Server 2012

When I am trying to install a new instance of SQL server 2012 on my server, I get the following error message when I try to run the iso (before any gui appears): The operating system on this ...
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Copying shared folder between two servers automatically

I have two Windows server (server A and server B) which I use for sharing folders (as file servers). I want one shared folder in server A to be copied with its data automatically & periodically to ...
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websocket behind a firewall

I have a computer with a strong CPU and a lot of memory (strongy) running Windows Server 2008 R2, that is blocked by a firewall from any access from the outside world. I have a computer with a weak ...
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How do I enumerate all the TDI drivers installed on a Windows system?

I suspect that a TDI filter driver is causing network issues on a Windows 2008 R2 system. How do I enumerate all TDI filter drivers installed, so that I can look for the suspect TDI filter driver and ...
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BSOD when upgrading VHD RAM

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with native boot inside a VHD. It was running fine with 2 GB of RAM, and I tried to upgrade it to 6 GB. This caused a BSOD, and I haven't been able to fix in unless I ...
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How to manage cookies when GPO prevents history delete

I've disabled history deletion in the default GPO. Works great. However, now when I have a user who does nees to clear cookies (buggy website), I can't figure out how to clear them. Is there a ...
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Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote

“Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection” When you try to install an MSI through an RDP connection you could get the “Windows Installer does not permit ...
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PPTP tunnel only wrapping TCP Traffic

I am having difficulty configuring a PPTP VPN using Windows Server 2008 R2 to allow more then just TCP traffic. Connection and authentication work perfectly, but applications that require other ...
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Scheduled Tasks - Display the script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Windows 7 scheduled task running hidden? I have a couple of Robocopy scripts setup in a scheduled task, but is there a way to actually display the cmd prompt with ...
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Make files open with a certain app on Windows client machines

At work I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit and all the clients are Windows 7 32-bit. I would like all ISO files to open automatically with VLC player when double clicked. At the moment if I ...
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Why does FTP work without the IIS service?

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2. I just stopped IIS and tried using FTP—it worked! So, is FTP independent from IIS? How does it work if IIS is stopped?
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VM clients can not access WAN

I have a new VM host on my network, on a Dell R620. The dedicated iDrac is connected with static IP of: 192.168.3.x NIC #1 is connected to my router The eSXI 5.1 host is with IP of 192.168.3.250 The ...
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PC freezes when HDMI monitor is turned off

All screens go black and PC freezes when I turn off a monitor connected by HDMI. I can tell that it's frozen since NumLock does not toggle any more. Power-cycling the PC brings things back to ...
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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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Antivirus for Windows server 2008 r2 [closed]

Would someone, please, give me few recommendation for antivirus software on windows server 2008 R2? Do I need one, as nothing will be installed on server, it is not used for storing files? Are there ...
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How to enable RDP to a Server 2008 R2 on another network? VM network

I have a W2008 R2 installed on a different network (I am on 192.168.0.x - new server on 192.168.3.x) I had trouble ping and RDP to it. I disabled the firewall to test the connection: and that ...
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Running a query with conditions

i have a system with dew version. any version has 5-9 upgrade scripts. in order to upgrade version 1 to 5 i have to run each script in any version in the correct order (01_script, 02_script, ...
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15 GB drive with 5 GB of folder\files is running out of space

I have a disk that says it has 15 GB of total space. If I check size of all the folders\files it is only ~5 GB. But it says I'm down to about 200 MB. This is secondary D: drive (so not where the os ...
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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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Powershell, Task Scheduler or loop and sleep

I have a job that needs to go off every minute or so, it loads a DLL i have written in C# that retrieves state for an SQL Server Mirror (Primary, Mirror and witness) for a number of databases; it ...
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can't use HP STK after installing

I've downloaded HP STK from here http://www.hp.com/go/ProLiant/STK I've tried to save the copy of my settings using such command, but got error: C:\SWSetup\SP56837\x64\tools>hprcu.exe -a -s -f ...
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Domain Admin permissions/rights [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group? I have a test domain environment set up consisting of one DC, and 2 ...
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Why does my IP address change back to private range when I reboot?

I have a windows domain with DNS that forwards to my ISP and DHCP that passes out addresses in the 10.0.0.X range. Things were fine until recently, now when I reboot I get a 192.168.40.X address ...
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Files are permanently deleted in domain client (2008 R2)

We have a domain with 2008 R2, I've changed the address of "My Documents" to D:\Documents with Folder Redirection in "Group Policy". When a user deletes a file from their desktop or D:\ that file is ...
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Run a scheduled task after a Windows service is started

I want to run a scheduled task every time after a given service is started. I have looked for a way to set a trigger on a service start, so that the service in question may be started automatically ...
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Is it possible to use a static IP assigned by my ISP for an offsite web server on a VPS (different ISP)?

I have a web server on a Virtual Private Server with a hosting provider. Unfortunately, they are really stingy with IP addresses and I need to run several SSL certificates on my server, so I will need ...
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Service 'Windows Licensing Monitoring Service (WLMS)' cannot be started

Since I'm looking to improve my Sharepoint knowledge, I downloaded the 2010 Information Worker Demonstration and Evaluation Virtual Machine (SP1) from Microsoft ...
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What should be taken into consideration when deploying Windows 8 in a domain environment?

Edit: Reformulating the question: We have ordered new laptops but before they arrive, our development team is trying to decide whether to install Windows 8 or stick with Windows 7. We have already ...
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minimized application will not restore but keep flashing

This usually happens when in Remote Desktop. As seen in the screenshot I've got some applications opened. A particular application (e.g explorer) is behind so I click on the taskbar icon (it's the ...
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Browser Windows not opening in SOME instances

I have a problem. It's to do with browser windows not opening in SOME instance. I think it has to do with http connections that need more than usual security or something. I have three browsers, IE9, ...
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Mklink to a password protected folder

I have machine A and a C$ share on machine B. On machine B, I only have access to the share and nothing else (it is password protected). How can I mklink from machine A to the C$ share invoking ...
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Mapped networkdrive on logout

I'm using a script to keep a mapped networkconnection alive, but ofcourse the mapped connection is gone when I logout. The point is now, that I'm running this on Windows Server 2008 R2, where I use ...
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Specifying specific days in WinServer task scheduler:

I have a task to run on a Win Server 2008 R2 machine. I set up it to run from the windows task scheduler that comes with Windows. I need to run the task DAILY but NOT on weekends. I did not find any ...
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what to disable on Windows server? (by list of opened ports) [closed]

I'm using HP DL360p Gen8 for HFT trading. I want to disable any network services I don't need cause I also want to try to disable Windows Firewall to test if this will improve perfomance. Could ...