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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SBS2008 - GMPC Admin Templates error

Recently, when accessing the GPMC on a client SBS2008 box, all of my User Configuration Policies returns an error: "An error has occurred while collecting data from Administrative Templates" When ...
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Not able see anything on RDB screen after ending an explorer.exe task

I accidentally ended an explorer.exe task for a Windows Server 2008 R2 on the remote desktop connection. After that I can't see anything on RDP. How do I restore again to get back all the icons on ...
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Time Sync Best Practice

kindly i need some advice for what is the best practice for time synchronization i have configured my Domain controller that hold the PDC emulator role to sync with external NTP server , and the ...
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Get Hotfixes on Server 2008 Powershell

Using the following command on Windows Server 2008-R2 works: Get-Hotfix -cn HOSTNAME | sort InstalledOn -des | select HotfixID, Description, InstalledOn -first 20 But does not work on Windows ...
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Saving as PDF differences from one PC to another using Remote Desktop Connection

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 and there is a web application deployed on a Tomcat instance that is installed on that machine. Tomcat is configured to run as a service on behalf the local ...
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How to make a logon script window pause or close conditionally with Kixtart [answer] [duplicate]

Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 I have a batch file that launches a Kixtart script. In CMD or Kixtart, one way or another, I'd like my script to pause for 15 seconds at the end and display a ...
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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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Can reach only server via VPN

I have home lan. It is connected via Router (Asus RT N56-U). Inside the LAN I have Windows 2008 R2 server and I've configured VPN on it (not on router). Now I can reach only the server via VPN. I know ...
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Files not being deleted on Windows 2008 share

Windows 2008 environment with domain. All clients are Windows 7. This is a newly configured domain. On two client computers, files are deleted on the share. Intermittently on a directory refresh ...
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How to identify and remove unused boot entries on Windows 2008 server after mirrored disk failure

I had one of the software mirrored disks on a Server 2008 R2 server fail. It dropped off, a reboot brought it back, but it was out of date, so I had to revert to the mirror and rebuild the bad disk ...
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Can't copy file on the same machine - Error 0x8007045D: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error

I have Windows 2008 Server. In it I have 2 hard drives. One I use to store backup, I have it in the tray, which I turn on before backup and turn off after. I backup only virtual machines, my host is ...
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No USB devices working in Windows Server 2008 R2

Before telling my problem, I need to tell you guys one thing. I searched Google, Superuser and StackOverflow a lot and I can't find anything useful. I use a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with Intel ...
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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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What is the technical difference between Windows server and regular desktop Windows [closed]

I want to know the technical details about the differences between windows server and regular desktop windows. Specifically Windows 10 and server 2008. I am trying to solve a problem in one of my ...
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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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Backup Windows 2008 R2 Server to a ISO file

I want to virtualize a Windows 2008 R2 Server system for testing. At the moment the system in question is installed in a server and I want to make a copy of everything to an ISO file to then ...
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Can not access Hyper-V guest (ubuntu) machine from host (windows 2008)

I do not know what happened, but for some time I can not access guest from host or host from guest using Hyper-V virtual machine. I can access both guest and host from any other machine on the ...
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Changing from Network Bridge to Internal network with 2008 servers in VirtualBox

I have been experimenting with two Server 2008 R2 servers. One Active Directory(with a VPN on it aswell) and one Exchange 2010 server. I have been using those with the ''Network Bridge Adapter'' ...
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Why won't Windows Server 2008 R2 install on my HDD?

I'm attempting to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on my HDD the installation well until I reach the end of the installation. I get an error saying. " Copyright (c) 2013 Hewlett-Packard ...
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change the regional settings of the network service account without changing the system account

Anyone has an idea how to do that: Change the regional settings of the network service account without changing the system account I know that there is the copy option on the regional settings but ...
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Registry entry getting changed in server

Issue We have a Windows Server 2008 system where a PDF rendition server is set up. The rendition server is a 3rd party software named Adlib Express (v4.10). Since the last month, we are seeing an ...
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How to change default label of window?

I want to change label name of windows program. The most general example is If I run command prompt the default label in taskbar is current cmd path. Second example when I run multiple instance of ...
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how to run web site on Dns server windows server 2008 r2 with adsl modem?

i have public ip address on adsl router i want to config dns server for connect to domain , According to Nat systeam on dsl router which soultion for config dns server . my dns server my domain ...
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Windows server : disk space used more than it should have [duplicate]

I have a Windows server, when I select all files in disk C, it tells me the total size is 30GB. But in "My Computer" view, it shows 50GB used in disk C. It's really strange that two numbers do not ...
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Windows 2008 RAID5 - How Many Disks Have I Lost?

I have an HP ProLiant Microserver running Windows 2008 R2 Standard, it has a 512mb system drive and 4 3Tb Seagate Barracuda drives running in software RAID-5 which give around 8.2Tb of storage. I ...
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How to delete a file inside system volume information folder in windows server 2008

I checked lots of ways to delete a file inside the System Volume Information folder (not a system file, a file I've copied there accidentally) but none of them worked for me. First I changed security ...
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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (NOT R2)

I've recently come across a business who has set up a new Hyper-V server on Windows 2008 Non R2. This seems to lack many "features" (live migration, live disk expanding, dynamic memory). I've ...
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Check status of services and create a file

I have to check the statuses of 8 services on a windows 2008r2 server.Once all the statuses are RUNNING i need to create a file on the server. Doing some research i found that the following command ...
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Run as administrator does not work on windows server 2008 R2

When I need administrator privileges the only way I can do that is as Run as different user and enter administrator credentials. My user is in administrators group and run as administrator does not ...
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The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

I can not start Hyper V virtual machines. I am getting following message: [Window Title] Virtual Machine Connection [Main Instruction] The application encountered an error while attempting to change ...
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Move Windows Backup Target, but Preserve Data?

I am tasked with making sure certain file backups (folders, files) are preserved on the backup drive that we use for Windows server backups. From what I see the drive will need to remove older files ...
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Connecting a Linux-based DVR to internet through Windows 2K8

I recently requested to connect a Linux based DVR to the internet. The current network setup is managed by a single Windows 2k8 server which has 2 network adapters - intranet adapter (192.168.0.2) and ...
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Is FTP user isolation adequate security for a Windows 2008 server?

On my Windows 2008 web server I've also setup an FTP site with user isolation within user folders and the NTFS permissions are set so that users only have read access to their own folder. Though I ...
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RDP SSL/Hybrid Mode Supported but Not Enforced

Our web server is Windows 2008 R2. A PCI scan by Trustwave is failing our PCI compliance because of this: RDP SSL/Hybrid Mode Supported but Not Enforced Remote desktop protocol (RDP) supports 3 ...
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Allow trusted IP and Block others in Windows Server 2008 R2

For protection of a Web Server, I need to allow some trusted IP and block others. The solution I have tried: Create 2 inbound rules : Allow some IP and RDP IP Block All this resulted on ...
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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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Is a remote RDP console session different from the real physical console?

Today I experienced something strange. We have several servers where a software interface application is running on the desktop. This application may run only once at a time (due to licensing) . ...
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Rename Tomcat7.exe for different instances?

I'm running JIRA and Confluence on the same server. Both show up in the task manager as Tomcat7.exe. I'm planning to write a monitoring script to restart the appropriate services if the tasks crash. ...
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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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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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XBOX 360 Connection to XBOX Live fails - Server 2008

I have an Xbox 360, that when I connect it directly to my Comcast modem will connect to Xbox live perfectly fine. However, I have a server in my house running Server 2008 Service Pack 2, which has ...
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How to create a file in memory in Windows Server?

How can I store and have access to a file in memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? I would like to have quick access to a database. Since SQLite stores database in file I would like to store this ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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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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Strange internet connectivity problems in Win2008

I'm not sure if this is a server issue or something elsewhere on the network. We have a Win2008 server running TFS to build software that we develop. During a build it makes numerous connections to an ...
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How can mouse clicks stop working in Windows but I can move the mouse?

Situation: Windows 2008 Server with SP2 64 Bit used as "Terminal Server", Direct X 11 Office 2007 32 Bit .net add-in for PowerPoint using WPF, nlog, Lucene the add-in is for end-users and does not ...
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Temporary profile

I am currently working on a Windows Server 2008 and i created a domain there and i have put a Windows 7 in that domain. When i log in on the windows 7 with a user i keep getting the notification ...
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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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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...