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 do you download files on a Windows server?

Related question: Native alternative to wget in Windows PowerShell? The question might sound stupid, but this is often a major issue for me. Consider the following scenario: The customer has a fresh ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 vs Windows 7 Ultimate

I have a Dual Core Intel CPU E7200, 4 GB RAM, and a NvIDIA 8600 GT for graphics and 500GB HDD. This configuration runs Windows 7 Ultimate very smoothly, but now I recently signed up to the MS ...
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Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx

I am trying to set environment variables using the setx command, such as follows setx PATH "f:\common tools\git\bin;f:\common tools\python\app;f:\common tools\python\app\scripts;f:\common ...
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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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Using robocopy and excluding multiple directories

I'm trying to copy some directories from a server before I restore from backup (my latest backup was corrupt, so I have to use an older one :( ). I'm in the Windows Recovery Environment and have ...
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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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Is it worth using Windows Server 2008R2 as a desktop OS?

I use Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit on my main PC - a reasonably powerful machine. At the moment it is going through major instability and its time for a reformat. Being a student, I can use Windows ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - How to copy a scheduled task

I would like to create a new scheduled task that is extremely similar to an existing task. It would be a pain to write down or type out all the settings. Is there a way to copy an existing task to ...
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Schedule Auto Re-Boot of Windows Server 2008 R2

Is there any specific command or script through which I can schedule an Auto reboot of Windows Server 2008 R2?
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How can I upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise Edition?

Our IT guy mistakenly set up Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition instead of Enterprise Edition. The machine has 64GB of RAM, and Standard only supports 32GB, so half of it is unusable. Is there a way to ...
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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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Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V: 'hypervisor' driver not installed

I have a dual-boot system, Windows 7 on my C: drive and Server 2008 R2 on my K: drive. Two separate hard drives. I set up Hyper-V and everything was running great, building VMs left and right and ...
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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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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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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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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 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 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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How can I determine who is connected to event log remotely?

Is there a way to figure out which user and/or which computer is remotely accessing my computer's Windows event log files? These accesses are locking applications on the local computer and thereby ...
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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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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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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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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 do I assign Windows Firewall profiles to network interfaces from the command line?

I would like to assign Windows Firewall's public profile to the public Ethernet interface and the private profile to the private Ethernet interface. I can do this with the GUI via Open Windows ...
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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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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 can I monitor changes in an NTFS filesystem?

I'm looking for some way or a tool that will give me a report and statistics of all the changes that happen on the filesystem over a period of time. For example I'd like to see all the files that were ...
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Will Windows notify me if there is a S.M.A.R.T warning?

If there are S.M.A.R.T. warnings, will Windows (7, 2008 Server) notify me that the disk may die soon? Or do I need to install some 3rd party notification software?
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Why there's no hibernate/sleep option for Windows Server 2008 R2?

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 Box for my development purpose. I could not see any hibernate/sleep option in the shutdown options. What could be the reason to hide these options for a server ...
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Why wouldn't I want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 instead of Windows 7 Ultimate x64?

I'm currently running Windows 7 RC and I'm ready to pave and reinstall on my laptop. Are there features in Windows 7 I won't have access to if I install Server 2008 R2? Are there applications or ...
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Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote

“Windows Installer does not permit installation from a Remote Desktop Connection” When you try to install an MSI through an RDP connection you could get the “Windows Installer does not permit ...
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What paths are guaranteed to exist on Windows Server 2008 R2?

What paths are guaranteed to exist on a Windows Server 2008 R2 instance? A client is requiring that some instructions specify exact paths in all cases. (The person executing said instructions is not ...
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Notification of RAID-Status in Windows 2008?

is there a way to configure Windows (2008 R2 SP1) to send an e-mail (or display a window/message) if one of the drives in a (software) RAID1 is having problems and needs to be replaced? I'm looking ...
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Run a batch file before user logs into Windows 2003 R2?

I have an Amazon EC2 machine (Windows Server 2003 R2) where I want to run a script (.bat file) when the Windows Server 2003 R2 machine boots up. This need to run BEFORE any user logs in. Ideally I'd ...
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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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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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The device, \Device\Ide\iaStor0, did not respond within the timeout period

On my Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise system I have a bunch of hard drives. The disk mode is set to 'RAID' in bios and I have 2 disks set as RAID 1. I also have a couple of other disks without any ...
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Detect when hard disk goes to sleep

Is it possible to trace when Windows turns off a hard disk (due to the power saving threshold being met)? I'd like to see when (if at all) the disks are being turned off.
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Is there a way to reset Windows file cache?

When an application reads a file from a media, the first time the timing is significant as the file is indeed read, sometimes several minutes. But with subsequent reads, it only takes a few seconds ...
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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 run JIRA on Windows via a subdomain?

I am looking around the JIRA documentation but I cannot find any information on this, but perhaps I'm not searching for the right terms :( I've heard something about the concept of VirtualHosts in ...
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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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Is it possible to fully switch the installed language of Windows Server after installation?

If you have installed a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise in English language, can you later change that language to something else (like German)? I know about the Windows Server 2008 Language Packs, ...
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Powershell Access to the path denied

I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I can't figure out why I can't run this simple command in powershell: PS> new-item -path c:\users\me\desktop\testfolder -name (get-date).txt ...
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slow startup of event viewer on windows 7 but fast on server 2008

Since switching to Windows 7 for my desktop I've started to get really p***ed off at the length of time it takes to start the event viewer to display the application event log (typically 20-30 secs or ...
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Programmatically check if a Windows Server 2008 Feature is installed, and Install it

I'd like to be able to detect in a script whether a Windows Server 2008 installation has specific Windows features enabled, and install them if necessary. I do not simply want to use a "try to ...
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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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How to Uninstall a windows service using Powershell Script?

I want to find and uninstall a windows service. how can I accomplish this using powrshell script?
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How can I tell if a KB or newer has been installed for Windows?

I have a Windows system that I need to audit. The requirements is that (for example) KB2160329 has been installed onto the system. I know from lots of digging that KB2731847 that we have installed ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Unable to copy file to shared folder

I have a folder on Server and have set access permissions for domain users. Whenever a user tries to copy an image file(jpg, png, etc) to that folder, he is denied permission. But, if he copies text ...