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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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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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 ...
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Windows server 2008 only uses half my RAM

I have just bought the HP ProLiant G7 N54L 2.2GHz MicroServer, I have upgraded the RAM to 8gb (2x4GB), ...
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OS reads only 1600GB of my 4TB hard drive

I'm trying to format a 4 TB hard drive as a single partition. I am running Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard, Service Pack 1. I have already tried converting my disk to GPT, successfully, but that only ...
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How to set IIS settings by command line

I've installed IIS on a server 2008 r2 system by command line. Now I also want to set some settings by command line. For example to enable ASP.NET v4.0.30319 and enable windows and basic ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 cannot change DNS Domain Context on some machines

So I have a small Windows Server 2008 R2 network consisting of a domain controller, a file server, SQL server, etc. All machines are joined to a windows domain (CPUSHIELD.COM) and show up in Active ...
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Windows Azure AD Sync Tool - Credentials of the supplied user do not map to a forest

I'm having problems with the Windows Azure Active Directory Sync Tool and Office 365. We did have it set up correctly and was working for about 2 months. Today, the VM it was running on destroyed ...
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how to change standard user account to local administrator

I disconnect my windows 7 computer from the domain and now I all I have is a STANDARD user account(no administrator local account). And I lost all the data of that account. When I tried to access that ...
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Recover password in windows 2008 R2 [duplicate]

I want to recover my password i n windows 2008 i searched i n google and find many way to recover.So in all of theme say that we should run this command: C:\ cd windows\system32 ren ...
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Don't understand why I need an elevated token to access a folder with full access

I've searched around for this, and all I can find is the usual "i'm an admin but need to elevate" kind of questions. This isn't quite the same. I have a D drive on a file server (2008 r2 and same ...
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Locked out from Windows Server 2008R2 disk as an Administrator

I've done something stupid. I tried to lock down the access rights to a disk using the security properties at disk level. However, in the process, I've locked myself out as Administrator. I can and ...
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Why does Windows hang (until I press and hold the power button) after issuing a software shut down/restart?

My server, which I built with some spare computer parts, does not power off after when I shut down from the OS. When I try to shut down, Windows closes all programs and goes through the shutdown ...
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Finding hidden files in Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to locate only the hidden files in a given subtree of the file system. The search box in Windows Explorer has facilities for tags like Date Modified: or Size: Is there a similar tag ...
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How do I legally run multiple instances of Office on a computer with Server 2008 R2

I have several people who need to work concurrently on a computer in my home office from remote locations. I have found that Windows Server 2008 R2 will allow multiple user sessions but I have not ...
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How to set boot disk flag with diskpart

My Windows Server 2008 R2 won't start and stops with Stop 7B, so I start the recovery console and use diskpart to check the disk. There are to partitions one of Type 17 and one of type 07, the detail ...
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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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How can I create a Windows shared folder which requires absolutely no authentication to write data?

I want to create a folder on a domain joined Windows server (NTFS), which any user can generate logs files to. When I say any user, this may include built in Windows user accounts, and from any OS ...
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How to solve DDOS attacks in Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012? [closed]

Any software for windows Writing custom (intelligent) microsoft windows firewall extension (C#/C++/C) Writing custom (intelligent) firewall for windows Installing nginx etc. on the same computer and ...
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Using Command Prompt to create Retina Vulnerability Report CSV

I have scanned several computers on my network which have been flagged as needing certain fixes. I am able to generate reports in Retina fine using the GUI report view, however, I would like to be ...
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Where is httpd.exe supposed to be?

On our server is Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Apache won't load. I have been chasing this for a few days now; received lots of advice. One specific set of instructions was to see what ...
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Do i need to configure DHCP and DNS on Windows Server 2008 R2

Here's my network topology: Hi, I'm just new in networking and I need suggestions regarding my network setup. I want to set up a domain for a file server and MS SQL 2005 server on my server machine ...
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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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How to set up NAT in windows server 2008 r2 for IPSec tunnel use

I am having troubles setting up the whole IPSec tunnel thing. What i have: 1. Router that only has a VPN/IPsec passthrough functionality (IP 192.168.0.1) 2. Windows Server 2008 R2 which has group ...
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Can Windows 2008 R2 display a different taskbar icon for each open MMC snap-in?

When developing, I tend to have several MMC windows open, each with a different snap-in. Typically, I have: BizTalk Server Administration Console Event Viewer Services Certificates In Windows ...
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Trying to Install a Physical HDD on Physical Server, MS 2008 R2

I have a Physcial Server that has 6 HD Bays on it. I have put in 4 NEW 1TB HDD's today, filling up the remaining 4 slots. The BIOS Says the drives are "Ready" but I cannot force them into Online ...
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Paper size in paper setup of Excel 2010 grayed out

i have a workstation with a network printer installed that i use to RDP to another machine. while the printer works fine on the host, within the RDP session the redirected printer seems to gray out ...
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How to tell if command prompt is working?

Another life ago I used to build PCs, but have been a Mac girl for so long now... this question is almost embarrassing but it's driving me nuts. I'm using command prompt findstr to search website ...
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Cannot actually use VPN while it's connected?

I've just set up a VPN on my server running Windows Server 2008 R2, but I just found out that even after I've connected to it (PPTP), the traffic does not seem to go through the VPN at all. In other ...
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Windows 2000 mrxsmb.sys issue while using network shares

At my job, we use some old FTR (ForTheRecord) Recording devices. These devices are actually Windows 2000 computers with audio recording hardware attached. These devices encountered a few issues with ...
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IIS worker process crashing without stack trace - what else can I try?

I'm unsure if this question should be posted here or better on StackOverflow.com, but let's try here first. Configuration is a Windows 2008 R2 64bit server running an ASP.NET 2.0 website. The project ...
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Mac client on AD domain - individual folder redirection

I'm trying to configure a home network with Windows 2008R2 and Windows 7 / Mac Mountain Lion clients. I have a separate NAS drive, which I want to host all home folders as well as a central store of ...
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Remove Drive Map GPOs that are no longer being applied

I have a Windows 7 64-bit Pro laptop that had some GPOs on it (user and computer) for various things including some drive mappings that the laptop won't be able to access from its normal location. I ...
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can not apply network map drive from “windows server 2008r2” on “windows 8” client

We recently migrated our client machines to Windows 8 but the server still runs Windows 2008r2. When we are trying to apply create network drive from the server using GPO, it does not reflect on the ...
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Windows 2008 Folder redirection doesn't seem to work for some folders - Group Policy propagation issue

Tearing my hair out - hoping someone can spot my (probably obvious) mistake: I'm setting up a home LAN running Windows 2008 R2 with Windows 7 Ultimate clients. I'm trying to redirect the various ...
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DCpromo domain controller demotion fails with “unable to detrmine floating single master operation roles” message [closed]

When I attempt to demote a Domain Controller in Windows Server 2008 R2, I always get this message: "The Directory Service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ...
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Map Drive Username and Password required

I have a Microsoft server 2008, under that i have different folders to map drive for different users. My question is how could i make the map drive to have a username and password required when ...
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Windows Server 2008 SP2 Task Scheduler problems

I have a series of scheduled tasks that have been running fine until about 2 months ago. Now they seem to run sometimes, at the scheduled time, but not consistently. The tasks will run if I reboot ...
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Windows Event Logs: Task Category

I have been scouring the internet for a formal definition of this piece of the Windows Event Logs. How is the category determined? Is there a set of standard values for this field? Can an application ...
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Copy-paste through RDP, file size limitation?

Is there a limitation how large files you can copy paste via RDP (Remote Desktop) in Windows? Is it possible to copy-paste e.g 4 GB files through RDP?
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Windows Server R2 backup backup types

In regards to Windows server R2 backup, what actually gets backed up on a system state backup? Would this include things like user accounts? If I did a system state backup along with all volumes ...
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Scheduled task not executing as planned

In windows-server-2008-r2 I have created a scheduled-task . It starts a program under SYSTEM user, on Log-on of any user. The Action to perform is executing RealTimeSync.exe with a rts.script The ...
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user changing last name and alias in exchange 2010

User wants to change her last name and alias (since the last name is part of the alias) on a network powered by Exchange Server 2010. If I change the alias from exchange console/user/properties tab, ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 Application error, and site is getting slow down

Im using windows server 2008 R2 and recently my site become very slow and when I checked the event viewer and found an error logged, following is the details of the error Faulting application name: ...
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laptop key board - # key automatically typed in

Sony VAIO laptop running Windows 2008 R2. It has been working fine. Its not in use for few weeks, now opening the laptop does not allow type-in the password. character # being typed-in automatically ...
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IPMI Power Commands for Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm in the process of developing an internal app for my team that allows them to power up systems remotely using the remote computer's IPMI interface. I noticed that there is a Linux command ...
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How to configure message on Remote Desktop access on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2. When a user is logged in and another user (with same credentials) tries to logon, I need to display a prompt with the message that another user is already logged in. If ...