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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Cannot Access a Shared Folder Using Windows 2008

I have a NAS drive, and this is sharing some folders. I cannot access those folders from a windows 2008 machine which is on the network. The are both connected to the same network switch. e.g. if I ...
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How to configure Remote desktop on window server 2008 R2?

I’m trying to connect over internet to my home workstation which has Windows Server 2008 R2 (Web Edition) installed from my PC at work (Windows 7 installed on it) via Remote Desktop. I configure the ...
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Run application or script on Windows RDC connection

I checked this thread, but it did not solve my exact problem. I need to run a script on when a connection is made across my network using windows remote desktop connection. The thread listed above ...
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Can't access an internal IIS web site via IP address, only hostname

I have a machine on my home network running Windows Server 2008 (IIS7) with a web application running under default website called HTCOMNET. The network is just on a Windows Workgroup. The server is ...
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Delete dupe files from source, move only missing across to target in Robocopy

We copied all our files to a new storage server recently. We didn't want to move at the time because we weren't sure if files would get lost. The problem now is that we have files on both places. ...
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When to use a RAM disk?

I know that RAM disks are fast, faster than any disk, but they lose their contents on a shutdown of the operating system. The capacity is limited to the RAM. Is there a useful implementation on a new ...
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FTP server, firewall, and showing the files in the ftp folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: FileZilla not working on Server 2008 R2 I'm using ftp 7.5 on a windows 2008 server with basic authentication and a 5 digit port number for security reasons. I can push ...
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Software for deleting files used by another process

I want a software, similar to Unlocker or something in which we can delete files that are used by another process, for Windows 2008 R2.
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No file sharing between two server 2008 R2 machines

I have just replaced XP with Server 2008 R2 on my test sever, and have been running 2008 R2 on my dev laptop. When my server was still XP, file sharing just worked, but now it just doesn't. I've ...
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Rotate desktop 90/180 degrees in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I Windows 7 and so can you rotate your desktop 90, 270 degrees. Is there any way to do this in Windows Server 2008 R2? I did find some software that works with 2003 servers...
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FileZilla not working on Server 2008 R2

I'm battling to get FileZilla working on Server 2008 R2. Until this morning, I had one 2008 and one XP machine, and always just used the XP one for FTP. I now have two 2008 machines and no FTP client. ...
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Is there way to use Windows Easy Transfer on Windows Server 2008

At work, I'd been experimenting with using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop machine - I'm a s/w developer so some of the server software was particularly appropriate, but back in the day there was a ...
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Which is best Search to install on Desktop windows 2008 computer

I Liked Google desktop search but i don't like the text based interface. Is there any other search which good graphical interface for windows
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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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Windows equivalent to Mac Time Machine?

Is there a good product to have backup images of Windows like Time Machine? In case it matters, I have Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server, with various development tools installed.
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Can't install Office 2010 Beta on Server 2008 R2

I've just tried to run the the install for Office 2010 Beta Home and Business on Server 2008 R2, and I get an error dialogue saying Office requires Windows 7, Vista SP1, or XP SP3. I've tried running ...
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troubleshooting SMTP

I am trying to set up SMTP to deliver outbound messages on a server running Windows 2008 on Virtual PC. When I try and create a test message, it just gets stuck in the queue. I tried turning on a ...
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Problems Installing Windows Server 2008 R2

I've just finished 3 day download (with breaks) of Server 2008 R2, and am very eager to install it on my dev machine (my laptop, an HP Pavilion with a 2xTurion 64 cpu). If I mount the ISO and try and ...
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Remove the “Administrator:” text from the title when you run cmd.exe as an administrator [closed]

In Windows, when I run cmd.exe as an administrator, the title of the Window is "Administrator: CMD". Is there any way I change it back to just "CMD"?
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How can we determine who, if anyone, is logged into a Windows Server 2008 server?

We are running multiple (currently four) virtual Windows Server 2008 servers. In order to shut down those servers from a central point, we would like to know if all remote sessions to those machines ...
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LG DVD writer shows Bluebirds application software everytime

I bought 4 new LG DVD writers and all four writer shows blurbirds.exe named application inside it. EVen if i insert any cd or DVD it won't detect anything but shows thosde 4 files only what should i ...
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How can I put Windows Server 2008 into sleep mode?

I have Windows Server 2008 and I tried to put it into sleep mode at night. But I could not find it. Is there any way to make it sleep or turn off the hard disk?
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“server motherboards”

I heard a rumor that of you use a "server motherboard" with multiple sockets then that somehow forces you to use windows server rather than ordinary windows, is that true? Why would that be? I had ...
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Windows server as a development machine

I have been using Windows XP for many years as a development environment. I now need to get a much faster machine, with more cores and am considering a 4-socket machine so I can have 16 physical cores....
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Odd permissions on secondary harddrive in Win2008 R2

On my laptop I have a 250gb hd that's separated up in 2 drives: C: which is 64gb D: which is the rest. I'm logging on my laptop as a domain user which is administrator on the laptop. However, when ...
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How to obtain the Windows product id from registry from a remote machine

Would like some assistance on how to obtain the Windows product id from the registry that will work where the WIndows (Windows 2003 Server, 2008 Server) is on a Domain or Workgroup and a remote ...
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Upgrading mobo, cpu and memory - will a host OS still work as a guest in a Hyper-V VM?

I will be migrating my Windows 7 install to a VHD to use inside Windows Server 2008 Hyper V, but I plan on upgrading my memory, CPU and mobo. Once these hardware upgrades are done, this is when I will ...
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Windows 7 <-> Windows Server 2008 network shares not working

I have recently set up a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit machine which I plan on using in preference to my old Windows XP machine to do development on. However I am having problems connecting to the file ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop OS?

I get Windows Server 2008 R2 for free through the DreamSpark program, so I thought I could save $30 and use Windows Server as my OS and not get Windows 7. I found this website, which makes it seem ...
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How does “run as administrator” affect printing?

I noticed that in my Win2008 Server machine, if I start an app by right clinking as selecting "run as administrator", that it can't print anything. But if I run the app normally, it prints just fine. ...
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Activating Windows on a VM

I am working with Windows Server 2008 running on Virtual Desktop to develop SharePoint applications... I keep getting messages about Windows not being able to activate because the 'DNS name does not ...
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Possible to upgrade from Windows Server 2008 32bit (Web Server) to 64 bit?

Is it possible to upgrade Windows Server 2008 32bit (Web Server) to 64 bit, or would it require a clean install?
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Is there a way to make a default roaming profile using Server 2008 on a 2003 domain?

This domain uses roaming profiles for these specific users. I want to have files in the profile of every profile created. On a regular machine, I would put it in the All users directory. I can’t do ...
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Running virtual machines on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

The Server Core installation option for the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system provides a minimal environment for running specific server. I want to run a minimal linux build Virtual ...
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Are DEP Exceptions OK?

I recently installed an application that would not run until I made an exception for it in Windows 2008 Server. I've seen the same on a Windows 7 system. Assuming these are commercial applications ...
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What is Windows Server 2008 CALs and External Connectors?

Started in another question wondering about licensing (http://superuser.com/questions/73307/clarify-windows-server-2008-licenses), can someone please explain Windows Server 2008 Client Access Licenses ...
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Clarify Windows Server 2008 licenses?

I'm a Unix guy and confused on some of the Windows 2008 licenses (irony). What are the differences between: Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, &c? Same codebase and kernel? What materially is ...
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Is PowerShell part of Windows 2008 Server?

Not sure if Powershell is a part of Window 2008 Server? I cannot find it from cmd console. Just to avoid to download it again.
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Tversity DNLA services with Xbox 360

I'm hosting a Tversity instance on my Windows 2008 server and sharing some media. My PS3 detects this as a DNLA device and can play back the media just fine. Tversity shows up on my Xbox 360, but ...
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Detect Windows Server version 32/64-bit in CLI

What's the best and quickest way to detect whether you're running a 32 or 64-bit version of Windows Server from the command line? (Cygwin is installed)
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Create a 'Magic' Toolbar

In Vista you can create a 'Magic' toolbar thus: Go to the desktop and create a plain folder, then, when you drag it to the edge of the desktop a miracle takes place, the folder transforms into a ...
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Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 and 2008 on the same machine

I'm working on a Windows Server 2008 using Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and I want to try VS2010 Beta 2 but I'm not confident it will not tarnish my original development setup. Has anyone tried to install ...
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Can I use Windows 7 Homegroups with Windows Server 2008?

I'm not currently using the "Homegroup" functionality of Windows 7 because we already have all of our photos, videos, and music on a Windows Server 2008 box. But Win7 is really pushing Homegroup in ...
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Can WHS backup Windows Server 2003/2008 Servers too?

I like the automatic backup feature - but perhaps Windows Server has its own function that I don't know of. Is there one? I also like the scheme for data redundancy in Windows Home Server, but I don'...
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Run As Administrator Settings Under Shortcut

There are two checkboxes for Run As Administrator in the Properties dialog for a shortcut in Windows 7. One is under the Shortcut tab in the Advanced Properties dialog, and the other is under the ...
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Scheduled tasks run slower than command-line tasks?

I have noticed that tasks run via the "Task Scheduler" in Windows 2008 run much slower than when run from the command line. I even tried upping the priority of the task (export task to XML -> change ...
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Windows Server 2008 with Nvidia GeForce 8600GT - poor performance when using aero

I have a computer running Windows 2008 Server Enterprise (SP2). I have installed the Desktop Experience feature and activated the Themes service. From the Nvidia website I've downloaded the latest ...
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How can I unlock a folder locked by ‘System’ process on Windows Server 2008?

I'm on Windows Server 2008 64-bit. LockHunter identifies that a folder is locked by the "System" process. I'm not sure why this happens, but my bigger concern is how to unlock it. I'm looking for a ...
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Server 2008 locks me out when not using the machine for 10 minutes after installing SP2

I have recently installed Service Pack 2 on my Windows Server 2008 machine (which I use actively for development, and i'm always logged on to). Now, after this installation, when I don't use the ...
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Dragging and dropping folders onto the command prompt in Windows Vista/Server 2008

In Windows XP I'm very used to being able to drag a folder or file (from Windows Explorer) onto a command prompt and have it paste there the full path to that folder or file (including quotes if ...