Windows Server 2008 is a Microsoft Server Operating System released in February 2008. It is the successor to Windows Server 2003 and is based on the Windows Vista codebase. It was succeeded by Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Local hostname fails to resolve only in browsers

I am having an issue on Windows Server 2008. Basically the problem is that whenever my local hostname is used in a browser it fails to resolve. As far as I can tell the name is correctly set, I can ...
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Cannot remove folder redirection

I enabled folder redirection for a single account to test it out and see how I liked working with it on a day-to-day basis. After some testing, I realized it won't work in my environment and thus ...
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Search content of files with unknown extension

I have the problem that Windows Server 2008 does not seem to search through the content of files with a unknown extension (csv). How can I change this? I had already installed the indexing service ...
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“C:\ProgramData\Package Cache” missing - how can I completely remove Visual Studio?

I am in the process of migrating some projects from an on-premise TFS server to Visual Studio Online. Somehow, someone has removed the package cache folder (C:\ProgramData\Package Cache) from our ...
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2 servers and only one way traffic

This has me stumped... I've got an old war horse SBS 2003 server and a server that is a few months old running Server 2008 R2 (Don't ask me why they put 2008 on it when it's so new...). The 2003 ...
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CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds, when trying to read Windows Server 2008

When invoking the check_nrpe via terminal, like so: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H winserver -c alias_cpu I get the error below: CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds. (Also ...
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After I configured VPN my remote desktop session ended and won't reconnect

Running server 2008 I connected via remote desktop and added the remote access role. After I configured it and pressed go, it said 'please wait' and then remote desktop disconnected. I'm not able to ...
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Route table flushed - how to repopulate active table without reboot

I am trying to automate a procedure in our team in which we must flush the routing table on some machines but what I have noticed is that it flushes the active table as well. This table does not ...
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Telephone Server, Telephones, Printers, PCs & Servers on Individual VLAN's, DHCP clashing

Stuck at work tonight with a big issue. As a requirement for being taken over by a corporation we have been asked to stop using a firewall (juniper ssg-140) to separate our telephone system from the ...
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Is there a way to hide Share Folder size status on Windows 7?

I'd like to hide shared folders size status in users side. The status shows like this: And this makes users to put more data's on the shared folders instead of using dedicated place's. Is there a ...
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How to set VSS (Shadow Copy) Retention

I am in the process of optimizing the VSS on our Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. I would like to do the following: Run a snapshot at 11:59 AM and 11:59 PM every day Keep a retention of 30 days ...
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Interactive scheduled tasks without logging in

We have a scheduled task that runs periodically and causes PDFs to be printed. The process is relatively simple and works fine on Windows Server 2003. The task must run whether or not the user is ...
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After NAT how to setup VPN in windows server 2008 r2?

We have one windows server 2008 R2 with about 10 Hyper-V virtual machines. We've used wizard that comes when you enable RRAS to setup NAT, so that virtual machines can connect to internet (and to ...
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Proxy software for all outgoing connection

I am working in an office, as our private requirements, we need to make all connection to specific domains must be sent via a proxy server. This is my issue for now, does anyone know a solution for ...
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Windows Server 2008 RAID 1 failed. How do I fix it?

I have two 1.5TB drives, set up via a 4-bay external HDD case. It connects via eSATA and USB 2.0. I had it configured as a mirrored RAID 1 in Windows Server 2008. I transferred some data to it and ...
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Cannot create checkpoint on Hyper-V (0x800423F4)

Host Machine: Intel Core i3 3120M @ 2,50Ghz 2,50Ghz 12GB RAM Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bit 750GB HD 250GB SSD Virtual Machine: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 4 virtual processors 8GB RAM I'm ...
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Block all inbound traffic except one IP using windows firewall rules

I have no problem doing this in linux. I just write an iptable to block all traffic and another one after to allow a specific IP. However it doesn't look to be that easy on Windows. I did the exact ...
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“Disk read error occurred” booting from hard drive or USB on Windows Server 2008

Here's the setup: an Athlon X2, 4 GB of RAM, and a 2x2 RAID 10 array of 4 500GB drives, which also houses the OS. After a usual reboot the machine didn't respond to ping. I connected it to a display ...
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How to set network location for VirtualBox Host-Only Network adapter on Windows 8 between private/public?

I have configured a Windows Server 2008 guest on VirtualBox v5.0.10 on a Windows 8 host laptop. They work fine and ping each other on bridged mode, IP address are served by a wireless router. ...
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Windows server still reboot after recover active directory folders

My Problem: Windows server is not starting up and restart when shows the win logo. After that, i reinstall windows, reoconfigured again and execute this steps: Perform a fresh installation of ...
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Files in the homefolder not appearing immediately

I have a situation which I do not understand. In our domain environment we have homefolders for each user. Then we have a terminal server(Windows 8 R2) which is running some accounting application ...
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Can't upload files via SFTP (freeSSHd) on Windows Server 2008 because of file permissions

I installed freeSSHd today in order to upload files to our webserver which is on a Windows Server 2008. Inside freeSSHd I created a user and gave him the ability to connect and that works fine. I can ...
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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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Server 2008 not showing all the available GPO Policies

I am using server 2008 R2 and when i am trying to use GPO many policies templates are missing, I make sure filter is off. Please assist thanks
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Users $home folders contain $recycle

This question is very similar to the question asked here but there does not seem to be a final answer and since it is an old post I figured I would start a new discussion with my information to see if ...
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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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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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How Can I run Java 1.6 and 1.7 for my Web based applications?

I would like to know any method to run java 1.6 (u31) and 1.7 (u45) in the same windows (server2008) machine. I'm using two web based application which runs on 1.6 and 1.7. But When I try to use the ...
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Microsoft Access database worked before and now old records won't update

This code was working fine on Windows 2003 Server. Updated to Windows 2008 Server and now new records can be listed for update or delete but old records can only list record content, but can't be ...
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VPN connection rejected after switching to ASUS RT-N66U router and different subnet

I had a working VPN setup using my Netgear router to my VPN server (Windows 2008 at 192.168.0.10). After the router developed problems I switched a new ASUS RT-N66U router. I configured port forward ...
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How to keep apache running on Windows machine?

I am forced to use Apache on a Windows machine (server 2008) - basically it was installed in the XAMPP package. The problem is that it frequently hangs up. The "send error" notification appears - and ...
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Software doesn't close even if server connection is disconnected on Windows XP only

We develop software which will be installed in a server PC and it will be used by other users in their client PC. When we update our software we need to close all the client connection to the server ...
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SFTP Connection to Windows 2008 Server Running RemotelyAnywhere

I'm writing a program that automates a test that needs to be preformed on a regular basis. To do this test it requires a number of files to first be uploaded to a Windows 2008 Server. The server does ...
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Centralized data for small office

I need help in order to determine the proper solution for the following scenario: There is a small office of around 20 users. The requirement is that the users should have centralized data - meaning ...
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Immediate Disconnection from Remote Desktop

When I attempt to connect to my remote server, the response I get: This computer can't connect to the remote computer. Try connecting again. If the problem continues, contact the owner of the ...
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Windows Server User - Remote Access Issue

I have a Windows Server with Citrix Installed on it. Now for those who do not know, Citrix is an Access Management Program that hosts published applications for remote users to access without actually ...
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Use another machine as a proxy server for my computer

I'm not able to connect to most of the websites from my machine (Win XP) due to the blocking done by administrators. But the same websites are allowed in one of our servers (Windows Server 2008). Can ...
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How do you stop file renaming in file server?

I have installed windows server 2008 r2 and configured FSRM role properly. I have enabled file screening there and blocked all types (*.*) of files to be saved there and have created an exclude lists ...
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How to get webmin working in Server 2008(X64)

I have installed webmin in server 2008(howto) plus its dependecie activeperl(howto) under virtualbox, but I can not get it to work. Thit is what i did so far: As per the activeperl(howto) I briefly ...
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VirtualBox windows guest can't connect to bluehost email smtp

I have a Windows Server 2008 guest on Windows 7. I can receive emails from all my accounts. I can send email from all of my accounts EXCEPT my bluehost account (personal email). Can't connect to ...
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Windows Event Forwarding between two computer out of a domain

I've got two computers and I want to set up event forwarding between them. Source computer is out of a domain, another is in some Domain. I tried to configure source initiated event subscrption but it ...
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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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How to redirect output from schtasks taskeng.exe

We're running Sikuli app from a CI tool Hudson. A scheduled task is configured on our windows server 2008, named test When Hudson job kicks off, it triggered the command schtasks /run /tn test. A ...
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Mac roaming profile on a Windows 2008 domain

Have been pointed here by the guys at ServerFault - hoping this is the right forum (it seems to fit in with the guidelines). I'm setting up a home network with Windows 2008 R2 server. I've configured ...
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How to auto-sleep and auto-wake Windows Server 2008?

I've installed Windows Server 2008 on a Mac Mini. Now I want to put the computer to sleep and wake it up from sleep state at a scheduled time. Are there any internal tools on Windows Server 2008 that ...
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How can I connect OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008?

I'm trying to connect from my Mac OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008. I've tried smb://ServerName/ShareName smb://DOMAIN;User@ServerName/ShareName mentioned on the Apple docs, but it keeps ...
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Activating HP iLO license from Windows command line

Is there any possibility to enter licence activation key to iLO3 in Windows command line? Or any other tool that will allow me to do that on about three hundred servers (HP Proliant ML110 G7)?
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Whitelisting HTTP traffic on Windows Server/IIS

I'm deploying an ASP.NET application in beta and would like to limit HTTP access to a few select IPs. Given the configuration of our environment, the easiest way for me to accomplish this is through ...
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Hardware Acceleration on Windows Server 2008

Does Windows Server 2008 have hardware acceleration? I tried to use WPF to make over 20,000 drawings. It only cause around 40% CPU in windows 7. However, I run the same program on Windows Server ...
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Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008 + “Instance Status Checks failed”

I have Windows Server 2008 launched on Amazon EC2 Instance. While doing some configuration I changed IP address to the private IP address of Amazon EC2 instance. As soon as I changed IP address, ...