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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Different welcome screen language to system users?

Found various articles which can be used to update the system users and login screen via the GUI, such as How to change default login/lock screen of Windows 8? but what i need to do is slightly ...
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Network share readonly for Java Application

We have a windows server with Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This server provides a network share, let's call it Data. The permissions are set to Read/Write for all domain users. Multiple PCs (PC1 to PC4) in ...
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tomcat8w.exe not in 'notification area' / and sometimes is in 'notification area'

Using Java8/64 and Tomcat8/64 on Windows Server 2008 R2. On one server, the 'tomcat8w.exe' shows up in the notification area, and I can use it from there to start/stop/configure. On two other exact ...
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How to do disable the confirmation on the “remote control” option of RDP?

On a Windows server, when in a session via RDP, I want to do "remote control" to a second session opened by a different administrator. How can make this option to connect without prompting the user ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server, I am trying to configure a new PC for an existing user (whose existing PC is shutdown) but when I try to connect the new PC with the same credentials I receive a ...
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Users remotely connected to Windows Server 2008 R2 gets logged off after 24 h

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that needs to have a user logged in constantly. We login to this machine using Remote Desktop Connection and then just disconnect the session without logging ...
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Win2K8R2 dcpromo DSRM Password causes critical failure

I have a Win2K8R2 domain controller on an ESXi host. I have a second ESXi host on which I have created a new Win2K8R2 Server to be a secondary domain controller. The second server was added to the ...
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Internet Explorer 11 installation fails with errorcode 9C59

I get an error with installing IE11 on Windows 2008 R2 The final errorcode is: Setup exit code: 0x00009C59 (40025) The first reported error is: 'C:\Windows\SysNative\dism.exe .. exited with ...
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Install Server 2008 to 3TB drive on Vostro 260

It is possible to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on a 3TB GPT hard drive on a Dell Vostro 260? I know that hard drives must be GPT to recognize over 2TB so I formatted it GPT thinking I did ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - Disk Clean does not work

I have a Windows 2008R2 server and my WinSXS folder is 12 GB. I have tried to use the Disk Clean up utility and that does not cleanup the WINSXS foder. Any ideas !!! I have rebooted this machine ...
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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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Windows 2008: setspn -L domain\account returns Invalid DN Syntax

As the title indicates, on Windows 2008 R2, use of SETSPN -L domain\account returns Ldap Error(0x22 -- Invalid DN Syntax): ldap_search_s What little information I could find, says the domain\account ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What mechanism writes the dump files when a bluescreen occurs?

We are occasionally encountering a blue screen on certain Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. There is no dump file written. Despite extensive analysis and corrections no dump file is generated (nor in ...
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Installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 x64

I regularly swap OS during a development process. With "normal" OSs I can expect and install (.iso) to reach <=4GB, no problem, I usually use DVD. Now, I need to do some testing with Windows Server ...
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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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How can I emulate Windows Server 2008 R2 with QEMU? / Cannot virtualize Win2K8 R2 using QEMU on Windows Host

I have used precompiled QEMU 2.2.0 (64-bit version) to emulate a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. The Host OS is Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit, and my CPU doesn't support Intel VT-x so I can't use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter - Code 10

System Specs: I'm currently running a Dell laptop m3800 with the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 adapter, 16 GB of RAM and Windows 8.1. Within this laptop, I'm running a Server 2008 R2 Standard ...
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Server admin can't ftp in but anonymous can

I am using server 2008 r2 and iis 7.5. We have a default ftp site configured and anonymouse users get in fine with read only access. I can't get any domain users or even the domain admin in. I need ...
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Active Directory Force Logoff After 8 Hours

We are a 24/7 company and we have an active directory network of approximately 80 workstations. Our employees do not seem to be logging off when they leave their shift and others are using their ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 support Bitlocker To Go?

I see that I can enable regular Bitlocker, which requires the OS drive to be encrypted. I do not want to encrypt the OS drive, but I do want to use Bitlocker To Go to encrypt an external drive. This ...
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Accessing Server 2008 R2 manual shutdown notes and event logs

When I manually reboot a server I am required to specify a reason for the restart and given the opportunity to provide a comment. How do I review my past shutdown reasons and comments and what is the ...
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Unable to access external HTTPS websites…unable to download windows updates

I need help with two problems I'm having on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I believe they are connected. This server is not able to download windows updates and further checking I found out that I cannot ...
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How can I create a memory dump of a production system without affecting performance?

I am trying to analyze a hard-to-track memory leak problem on a production IIS web server running an ASP.NET application. To that end I am trying to create a dump file of the memory to analyze it ...
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Running Windows processes in separate cores

I have an AMD FX-6200 (3.8GHz, six cores) and I would like to optimize it in this way: Core 1: Used only by key Windows processes, e.g. explorer.exe, svchost.exe, rundll32.exe, etc. Core 2: Used ...