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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How do I clean up drivers that an uninstaller didn't properly remove?

A while back I installed a USB 3G modem (a Three Mobile Huawei D160G and Mobile Partner software) on my Windows 2008 64 bit development box. I immediately encountered a problem where upon starting a ...
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Server 2008 system tray icons missing

Server 2008 64 Bit used as work station on laptop. Volume network icon missing just went from system tray. What steps required to redisplay them?
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Saving space in a windows server 2008 workstation

Related Question: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? My server 2008 installation drive is eating space like anything. Specially the winsxs folder. Trying ...
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Problem with Windows Server 2008 VHD on Virtual PC2007

I'm trying to get WindowsServer2008 up and running on VirtualPC 2007 on my Vista 64 bit. I've downloaded Windows Server 2008 VHD from the MSFT site WindowsServer instance never comes up. I see a ...
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How to install Visual Basic 6 on a Windows Server 2003

I'm trying to install Visual Basic 6 with Service Pack 6 obtained from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192461 But after extracting and double clicking the exe setup file nothing happens. How do I ...
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How to get dual monitors going with Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64?

Dual monitors won't work in Windows Server 2008 SP2 x64, got the latest BIOS and latest video drivers. (GeForce 9400GT / Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P) Any ideas? more info: computer boots just fine, ...
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Windows Vista and 7 crossrealm authentication MIT Kerberos

I'm using Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista and 7 for cross realm authentication using MIT Kerberos 1.6 but when i try to login with a user the KDC answers: (wireshark output) error_code: ...
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How do I find out what service is using a certain port?

Port 22 specifically. I installed freeSSHd on a Windows Server 2008 box that only runs IIS. When I try to start the SSH Service, it tells me that the port is already being used. How can I find out ...
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Can I run Mac OS X as a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

I would like to know if it is possible, (not from a legality standpoint, but from a technical standpoint), to run Mac OS X on a Hyper-V VM. This would make testing so much easier as I would not have ...
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Can Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64 drivers be used for Windows Server 2008 x64, including R2?

Background: I'm planning to install Windows Server 2008 x64 on a desktop class system that I'm building using a recent Intel mainboard. While it's not server-class hardware intended for production ...
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Can I close the “language bar” from command line?

Whenever I log on to a new Windows server (and that happens a lot), one of the first things I do is close the "language bar" in the lower right corner (I don't need to switch between lots of different ...
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Why would you use Windows Server as a desktop operating system?

I've noticed quite a few people using Windows Server as their main desktop operating system. Why? I've never used it, so I don't know if it has some productivity features that aren't available in ...
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Does Windows 2008 R2 Desktop Experience include Windows 7 features?

You could enable desktop features with Windows 2008 and get an experience close to Windows Vista. Is it still the same experience with R2, or have they included Windows 7 features like the new ...
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107MB/s *network* file copying slowed to 16.5MB/s playing *local* media files. Why? Is there a way to adjust?

Windows Server 2008 with a folder ready to accept a copied file. Vista SP1 or SP2 machine with a 1GB .iso and an .mp3 file stored locally. Gigabit network (not sure if this matters but it amplifies ...
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Upgrade from Server 2008 x64 to Windows 7 x64

Is it possible to "upgrade" from Windows Server 2008 x64 to Windows 7 x64? If so, what are the gotchas? Any links to instructions on how to do this? I know that Vista and Server 2008 share many ...
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OS reinstall after CPU upgrade?

If I'm upgrading from an Athlon X2 AM2+ cpu to an X4 Phenom AM2+ CPU, do i need to reinstall my operating system? (I'm running Windows Server Standard 2008 x64)
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Play Mp4 (and possibly DVDs) in Windows Media Player 11 on Server 2008 (x64)

I use Server 2008 box as my primary machine (I'm a developer) so I've tried to configure it as much as is it can to a behave as a Vist Desktop. I've attempted and failed to convinve Media Player 11 ...
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Unusual choice: Windows XP (x64) vs. Windows Server 2008 (x64)

I'm looking to install a x64 OS to take advantage of 6GB of RAM. My options are Windows XP Pro and Windows Server 2008. This box will not be used as a server, but I don't want to install the old OS ...
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Can I write a script that will automatically switch users?

I want to be able to run a script (or hit a hotkey that runs a script) that automatically switches from the currently logged on user to another logged on user. Is it possible to do such a thing? I'm ...
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Is there any advantage to having more than 16 GB RAM on a Windows developer machine?

Assuming a machine (Dual Quad Core Xeon (2.26 GHz) with 24 GB RAM) running Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V. How many VMs can I expect to run at the same time with good performance? Is this overkill? ...
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How to enabled Printer Sharing on Web Server 2008?

I am installing Web Server 2008 for my home network. I have 2 USB printers that I am connecting to this machine and want to share these printers so that my other machines can print to these 2 USB ...