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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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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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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Why does exchange 2010 use so much filespace?

I use the following command to view the mailbox size for each of my exchange 2010 user: Get-MailboxDatabase "Mailbox Database 1" | Get-MailboxStatistics | Sort totalitemsize -desc | ft displayname, ...
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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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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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VirtualBox VMs turn off randomly [closed]

Yesterday after I deleted my old AD user account and replaced it with a local administrator account all 70 (35 of which are currently running) of my VirtualBox VMs disappeared from the VM list in the ...
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Windows 2008 Firewall - How do I restrict HTTP inbound to specific IP?

My goal is to restrict all HTTP inbound requests to a specific IP addresses. I thought it would be a simple process - but I am not getting the result desired I have modified a predefined rule called ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Windows RDP Server farm redirection stops working [migrated]

We have a RDP Server farm based on Window 2008R2 servers with DNS round robin. That is, people make a connection to "myfarmname", which first takes them to the ip of some "farmmemberX.mydomain.local" ...
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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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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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How can I make sure that users log out of Remote Desktop sessions instead of just closing the RDP window?

We have a bunch of servers that our engineers remote desktop into, but each server has a two connection limit. We will often attempt to RDP into these boxes and we will see the "This machine has ...
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Sharing internet connection on multiple networks Windows Server 2008

I have a server running Windows 2008 R2 x64 with a total of three network cards: one on-board, one PCI, and one Wireless USB dongle (D-link DWA-140). The on-board card is connected to the internet, ...
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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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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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windows command prompt dir /q returns “…” as owner - what is that?

I am executing dir /q on a Windows server 2008r2 and what I get back for one of the folders is ... What does it mean? 2014-06-11 16:32 <KAT> ... AFolder 2014-06-03 ...
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How do you install .net4 on a Server 2008 r2 machine through psremoting in powershell?

I need to write a script that installs .net 4 remotely using powershell to a group of Server 2008 R2 machines. I based my script off of ...
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IIS StartMode - changes to applicationHost.config

I need to set an application pool in IIS 7.5 to have a startMode of "AlwaysRunning". In IIS7.5, as far as I know, this must be done in the applicationHost.config in \Windows\System32\inetsrv\config ...
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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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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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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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How do I setup my machine to dual boot?

I would like to dual boot 64 bit Windows 8.1 and 64 windows Server 2012 R2. I would also like to use an SSD for this purpose. How large of an SSD do I need to hold Both Operating systems
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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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can more than 2 users connect Remotely using Remote Desktop connection in Windows server 2008 R2

can more than 2 users connect at same time using Remote Desktop connection (RDC) in Windows server 2008? If yes, please guide me.
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Monitor will not connect through VGA windows server 2008

I have window server 2008 as the Operating system on my Dell Latitude E6420 XFR , its the Early 2011 model and the Service Tag is 9V227W1. The issue i'm encountering is that I connect the laptop to ...
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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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Chance for Windows 8.1 Pro on SBS 2011 Windows Deployment Service

we using the Windows Deployment Service on a Small Business Server 2011 for W7 and sometimes Vista. Now we wanna add Windows 8 and 8.1 to the List, but everytime we do there is an error that wich say ...
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Use speakerphone as computer speaker

I have a ShoreTel 230 speakerphone sitting on my desk. I just discovered that I can play back voicemails (via Outlook 2003) on the phone's speaker without needing to touch the phone. Now I'm ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V Server required reactivation when running slmgr -rearm on Windows 7 Enterprise guest

I have an evaluation copy of Windows 7 Enterprise running as a guest in a Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V hypervisor. The Win7 instance was attached to the same domain as the host. The ten day evaluation ...
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No response from IIS if my IP is local

The problem is simple: If I set the webserver's IP address as my desktop's default gateway in TCP/IP settings, I cannot open any locally hosted site at our webserver on my PC. I can open any other ...
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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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EventLog Source “Connect”. No events in EventLog

I'm baffled by this, as I can find no documentation on wether or not "Connect" or "Connection" is some kind of registered keyword for EventLog Sources. I'm trying to create an EventLog Source called ...
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RDP responsiveness with Windows Server 2012

I have to work in visual studio on a couple of different windows server virtual machines. A couple of machines have Windows Server 2008 R2 and one of them has Windows Server 2012. The client ...
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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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Exclude file path from Windows 2008 R2 Search

Problem with the Windows Search is returning the item which has the search text on the file path. Ex: I search for "holiday" text on certain folder which has sub folders too. The search result set ...
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Windows search could not exclude the folder path on Windows webserver 2008 R2

Problem with Windows webserver 2008 R2. Webserver role installed. Windows serach installed. Rebuild the indexes for the specific folders from the control panel-> Indexing potions. The code for this ...
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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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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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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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Getting system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full

My ASP.NET and SQL Server 2012 application is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Suddenly, my internet on server stopped working and my application start throwing, An operation on a socket could not ...