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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Shared folders Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a small network with Windows 7 PCs. It's workgroup environment, not domain. I need to setup a file server using Windows Servers 2008 R2 with shared folders. Some folders must be protected by ...
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Afraid to reboot server 2008 R2

I did a fresh install of server 2008 R2, installed the updates, and then rebooted. The system would not reboot. Windows kept checking for ways to repair, I used a linux disc to verify the drives on ...
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Create a non-admin user group with the ability in install print drivers on server

I am using windows 2008 RS2. I am trying to setup a poweruser group for printer administrators that has the ability to install printer drivers on a various print servers. I am not sure how to go about ...
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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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“One-Way Networking” Issues?

Our information systems' clients can't connect to the server. Even Simple Networking won't work. The server links to client systems through a network switch. The server can PING the client system, but ...
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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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Correct setting for Win2008R2 home folder auto creation?

I have some problems creating a home redirection in a WinXP / Server2008 environment. GPO states to redirect home folder to server share, but the folder for the user is not created. After refreshing ...
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SQL Server 2005 Express connection

On my computer I had installed Windows XP Service Pack 2. Then I installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and then SQL Server 2008 r2 and SQL Server 2005 Express. Up to that I had no problem using SQL Server ...
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Expand Intel Rapid Store RAID 5 to RAID 10

Under Windows Server 2011 (Small Business), I have the Intel Rapid Store Technology RAID controller setup for the hard drives. I have 4x 500GB drives, currently using 3 as the RAID 5, and the fourth ...
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ramdisk device creation failed due to insufficient memory. Status 0xc0000017. When i try to start windows server 2008 R2

I have the following:- VMWare workstation version 9 , with windows server 2008 R2 data center installed. I have installed the windows 2008 R2 inside the VM using an iso image. The host is windows 7. ...
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Remote desktop login denied on 2008R2

We have two RDC servers, one running Server 2003 and the other running Server 2008R2, both relying upon the separate domain controller for remote desktop user authentication. On the 2003 server, the ...
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get-vm - wasn't recognized as name of cmdlet

We are trying to write a powershell script to start/stop our vm's, but the get-vm command isn't working. The error message is get-vm: the term 'get-vm' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, ...
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Main display changes after remote desktop connection

My office/dev PC is a triple monitor machine running Windows 2008R2. I occasionally remote desktop to this machine from home, using a single monitor. After I do that, the "Main Display" reverts to the ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Set profile on fileserver but not let other users access the folder

OK, so I want to set the profile path and have it mapped to a drive letter, but I don't want everyone else to be able to access that folder. Just maybe admins and the actual user. ...
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How to I determine the bottleneck for a mapped drive that points to a physical drive on the same server

So, I know that if I copy from machine A to machine B it will be slow over a mapped drive. because it's over the network. But I'm sitting in front of a server that is setup with a mapped drive that ...
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DPI Settings on Windows 2008 Server

Is my assumption correct that changing the DPI setting on a Windows 2008 will affect all users? (The setting is per machine).
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How can I explicitly NOT login to console session?

A co-worker and I are both remotely logging into a server as the same administrative user. Is there a way to force mstsc to NOT use the console session? In other words, I'd like to login as the ...
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Set a virtual machine (Remote desktop) log out at certain point of time

I really have no idea to start from, that's why I turned in here to ask. So, there's the virtual account (Remote desktop connection on Windows) and it needs to be set to reboot or log out, i.e. every ...
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Windows symlink does not show full path?

Current pwd: C: I created a sample symlink say: mklink /j C:\a C:\b\c Thereafter after i navigate using the symlink: cd a If I execute the 'pwd' command, I see the path as C:\a Is there a ...
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VMWare Workstation VM Windows with static IP has no Internet Access

I've looked for answers first because it is probably basic e.g. http://serverfault.com/questions/220539/cannot-using-internet-in-vmware problem: on my vmware client machine (windows server 2008R2) I ...
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How to enable simultaneous access to lotus notes on a multi user VM?

I have a multi user Virtual machine which has a Windows Server 2008 R2 as an Operating System. I have installed lotus notes on the VM. We have a notes .nsf database on the server and a local copy on ...
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Traffic Route mismatch with two NIC Windows Server 2008

I have small issue on my network I have two NIC, NIC 1 Connected to the internet and local network, NIC 2 Connected to Sip Trunk Circuit (No Internet) Each one of them has different Gateway. My ...
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Determine number of installed TS cals

How can I determine how many simultaneous remote desktop / remote app users can use a particular host? Is there a better way of scripting the current amount of users logged on other than fetching the ...
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How can windows admin run a process as a normal user without providing password of the user?

I have following situation .. Bob is a windows admin. John is a normal user. Bob wants to run a process with John's user id. I can use runas , but it is prompting for password of John. Is there ...
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Xeon X3430 usable memory limit

I Installed new 4x8GB RAM chips on my Xeon X3430 that's uses Windows server 2008 r2 standard, although 32GB is shown only 16GB is usable, why?
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Possible to make user-specific setting changes when creating a new Windows user profile?

I'm configuring a Remote Desktop server, and each user account needs to have a predetermined but unique value set in a text (INI) file in %APPDATA% for a piece of software configuration. I've created ...
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How to stop a remote desktop session from ending

We have Windows 2008 r2 servers running at the moment. If I log into the server using remote desktop connection, and then someone else tries to log into the same server while I am working on it, I ...
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want a single icon on AD user desktop on windows 2008 server r2 enterprise edition

i want to create a single shortcut icon on Active Directory user desktop. How do i create a shortcut that is displayed on all Active Directory users desktop?
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Windows remote desktop keyboard mapping issue

We use Windows Remote Desktop to access our business system where they launch our business app directly via RemoteApp -- in other words, they don't actually launch the desktop environment, only the ...
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How can I create a DVD image on Windows Server?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and I want to install a couple of VMs. To do so, in Hyper-V, I can either provide access to the hosts DVD drive or provide an image of the installation media. ...
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Windows Updates take too much time to install on new virtual server instances

The time it take for creating a new instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 and applying all the Windows updates (nearly 200 at the time of asking) takes way too long. What other approaches can be used to ...
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Secure a server - Raid-5 encrypted with BitLocker? [closed]

I look after a small office, and when I say small I mean SMALL. The have a 2008R2 Windows Server running a domain and shares for about 10 people. They handle some pretty sensitive information so ...
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Isolate FTP site with different users on different folders?

I have a simple FTP site, let say on C:\FTP. Now I need to give permmission to UserA on C:\FTP\UserA and give perm mission to UserB on C:\FTP\UserB. I need to make sure that these access are isolated. ...
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allow users to login to the domain on windows server 2008

I have created a new user on windows server 2008, but this user is unable to login to the domain. so which permision i should grant to this user to be able to login to his machine inside the domain ?
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Is there a Windows equivalent to OS X's “folder actions”?

The Mac has a very nifty feature called folder actions which allow a script to be run every time a folder's contents change. Is there any equivalent to this functionality built in to Windows? I'm ...
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setting up windows server 2008 r2 to run asp.net using IIS

I have a problem when I try to configure my office's windows server 2008 R2 I got the problem when I want to access my asp.net application using local IP address First (using local IP Address), I ...
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Active Directory users permissions on shared folder [closed]

I have two groups of AD users: Group_R (members: User_1, User_2) Group_RW (members: User_3, User_4) There are two shared folders: Folder 1: \\server\folder_A Permissions: Group_R (read only), ...
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Dot net exe rename error in server

We are using "VB .Net" programs installed in server which is running Windows server 2003 R2. We can rename ".Net" exe files in server even if those files kept open in client PCs which are running on ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Hyper V install messes with RDP

I installed windows 2008 server and installed all my roles only to find that Windows machines were having problems with RDP. I could use the microsoft app for ipad and android to connect but not using ...
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Windows - Decrypt encrypted file when user account is destroyed

I have a Virtual Machine running on my Windows Server 2008 computer that originally was received by me encryped, as the builder of the VM did it on a MAC, which decrypts files by default. I never ...
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Got a HUAWEI server but don't know how to use it [closed]

guys I just got a brand new server from a friend who don't need it. the Server is : HUAWEI Tecal RH2285 V2 Rack Server Well..... it has 9 SAS HD each is 500GB , the thing is that I really don't ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 FTP different permissions for internet and local network users

I got a task with strange requirements. I have to set up IIS FTP server with two folders for example F1 and F2. F1 should be available for read for all users (without authorization). F2 should be ...
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Is it possible for IIS to show file sizes in megabytes instead of bytes?

I'm hosting some files off a shared server over HTTP using IIS with "directory browsing" enabled, however the file sizes are in bytes. Is it possible to have IIS show these files in a more ...
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Can't connect to shared folders anymore?

My home server is running Windows Server 2008 R2. I've had it running for almost a year now without any issues with shared folders. This past week I had an issue with my modem which required it to be ...
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Service causing Remote Desktop to become unresponsive

I'm testing a service on a server (win 2008 r2) that we have to remote desktop in to, but starting the service causes remote desktop to become largely unresponsive. It will still take input, but seems ...
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Using Hyper-V on bitlocker to go volume

I configured "bitlocker to go" on a volume in external HDD(USB3), and I stored my VM's vhd in that volume. Although I enabled auto-unlock on the volume, Hyper-V fails to access the vhds. Hypver-V ...
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How to block all connections on domain controller except one computer in domain

I want to block all connections in windows firewall on domain controller except computers in domain and allow domain clients only exchange files in one location by one program (total commander) How i ...
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Shared Excel WorkBook is locked by another user

I’ve been trying everything; this is the last chance I have. I moved folders and files from an old Windows Server 2003 File Server to a new FS (Win Server 2008 R2) with DFS and ABE enabled. Now, a ...
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Try to resolve logged error SQL Server/SQL Server 2008 R2

I have this logged error #10016 The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID ...