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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Add Network Printer drivers in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2?

I'm running a 64 bit Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 workstation that I just installed. I need to add a printer that is shared on the network from a 32bit Windows 2000 print server. This is an HP ...
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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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How to setup a VPN server using Windows Server 2008 R2?

I wanted to setup a VPN connection to my home network, since there are several web services I'd like access to remotely and several computers at home I'd like to RDP into. My router at home is a ...
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Windows says Dvorak is the default keyboard layout, but all new windows use QWERTY

Thanks to the help I received in this thread, I was able to get Windows to default to the Dvorak keyboard layout for all new documents/windows. There's just one catch. I have to re-set it every time ...
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Can I use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a workstation?

I would like to know if I can temporarily use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a workstation on my laptop? My laptop is an ASUS M51Va The reason for this is that I am attending on a Microsoft MCSA courses ...
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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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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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Output to TV only works if monitor is plugged in

I am trying to use my TV as the sole output for a computer. The computer has a graphics card with 2 outputs - one VGA and one DVI. I have the VGA output going to the TV, and when the DVI output is ...
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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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Disable restart after update prompt for server 2008 R2

I run server 2008 r2 as my desktop OS. I am trying to disable the annoying restart prompt that comes up after installing updates. The most I can postpone it to is 4 hours. I have tried disabling ...
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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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Creating one big continuous space from 4 disks

Hey. I am assembling file server for home use. I wonder if it is possible to use multiple disks in a way that they will be visible in network as one continuous space? More less like JBOD. I am using ...
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Can I manage my own domain using a web sever at home without having a static IP address using NO-IP?

I have purchased my own domain in GoDaddy. I have a server at home, Windows Server 2008 R2 to be specific. I do not have a static IP address, however I have created an account in No-IP, have the DUC ...
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How to show window contents while dragging in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2, including the Desktop Experience feature, and activated the Themes service. I've activated Aero. I have everything there, except that when I drag windows, I ...
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Can I do a “one-time” file content search in Windows Server 2008 without adding the folder to the index?

Can I search for files which contain a specific string in a folder if that folder is not in the search index? So, lets say folder 'textFiles' is not in the index. I navigate to this folder in Windows ...
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Change default drive letter assignment

I have a server running SBS 2011, and we have a rotating disk backup solution using Comodo Backup. The backup is configured to back up to the H:, however, two of our five disks ALWAYS have a drive ...
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How could I limit or even disable file cache on Windows Server 2008R2?

There is a machine, with a very fast RAID array, and a fast internet connection. But, it only got 8gb of mem, which runs out really quick, when the upload goes up. Any ideas how could I disable, or ...
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Can't install Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise:Stuck in installation loop

Basically after I add the role in the server manager and restart for the first time, the progress bar fills and after that I'm informed that installation failed and that computer is reverting the ...
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How can I stop the remote computer from changing my keyboard layout?

Whenever I open an RDP connection to a remote machine, that machine will be using the English (EN) keyboard layout and I have to constantly switch it back to German. I use a customized keyboard ...
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runas with administrator privileges

I'm having some problems with running the command prompt with administrator privileges. I'm use this command, to run as a specific user: runas /user:DOMAIN\MYUSER cmd The user DOMAIN\MYUSER is ...
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How can I use WSUS in a Windows Workgroup?

Essentially I was wondering if it's possible to use the local gpedit.msc on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 machines to configure clients to use a workgroup based WSUS installation. With this - I ...
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Can I Upgrade Windows Server 2008r2 to Windows Server 8 (Server 2012)

I have a test machine with Windows Server 2008 r2, can I upgrade it to Windows Server 2012 (AKA Windows Server 8).
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Removing QWERTY Keyboard Layout Permanently

Following the instructions in this thread, I added the Dvorak layout to the Regional and Language Options control panel, set it as the default keyboard layout and removed the US (QWERTY) layout. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment Variables

How do you set environment variables on Windows Server 2008 R2, specifically the PATH variable? The Microsoft Help source provides advice that doesn't match the screens and options I see on my server. ...
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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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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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Access is denied on mklink

I am trying to get a symlink working over a network drive. I have already tried suggestions on questions already asked, such as running as administrator and checking if the directory already exists. ...