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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Can I upgrade from windows 2008 server to R2 for Free

I have a full Server license but is it only Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition. Can I upgrade from Windows 2008 Server to R2 for free? Is R2 a different product? Can I just upgrade it with a ...
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Replace Hyper-V Virtual Disk

Some updates crashed my hyper-v virtual machine. The good news is I created a copy of the vhd file yesterday, will have to reinstall programs, but at least I won't have to start all over. I deleted ...
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Flash standalone installer for Win 2008/64/ IE8

I am working on a x64 Win2008 server that does not have external network access. The software I'm working with uses flash, but doesn't install it. I need to find a standalone flash installer that 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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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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How to change the administrator account name from command prompt in Windows Server 2008 Server Core?

I'm trying to change the administrator account name on my virtual machine for lab work purposes. I'm running Windows Server 2008 Server Core, therefore I'm only using the standard command prompts. ...
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How to check if a drive is physical or virtual?

At my work a guy is trying to locate some problems with a drive. The thing is we have more than 400 drives, physical and virtual. We're using Windows 2008 Server. My question is, can we somehow see ...
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How to make network drives appear even if disconnected?

Windows 7 and Vista laptops in my company domain has network drives set up by Win2k8 Server GPO. Normally, when the laptops has ethernet cable plugged in before boot, the network drives connect and ...
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Is it possible to see changes made to windows firewall in recent past?

I would like to check if some program or port has been enabled or disabled in last few hours on my computer in windows firewall? Is there some log where I can check this?
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Finding space of drives in remote servers

How can I find out how much disk space is available/used/free remote Windows servers using a .bat command?
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Do RAID 1 drives have to be exactly the same size?

Do drives have to be exactly the same size for RAID 1? The RAID option is greyed out—some research says that the drives need to be the same size, but do they have to be exactly the same size (to ...
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how do I make windows use all processors

I have Windows 2008 on VirtualBox on Linux 2.6 on Athlon II X4 630 processor. When installing Windows the number of CPUs was set to 1 (I forgot to change it). Now I want Windows to use 2 processors ...
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Hyper-V Network Adapter

I have a setup a Hyper-V VM on my server. I have the NIC setup in Hyper-V manager. I also have the my VM settings pointing to my NIC. I can't access the Internet. Here is a picture of my Hyper-V ...
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Is it possible to use a dual monitor setup when you're two Remote Desktop Sessions deep?

I have two identical monitors on my desktop PC, which is running Windows 7 Ultimate. I'm using RDP to connect to a Windows 2008 Server, checking the option to use all of my displays in the session. ...
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Deploy in Windows Server using fabric

I'm developing a Python + Django project in Linux, but the Production Server is a Windows 2008 server. I've been trying to deploy (update repo, update database, restart apache) directly from my ...
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Cutting users off in Windows console sessions

I'm currently working in a company where many of us log onto hosts/servers under Windows Server 2008 via console session. If one person is logged on and another tries it causes the person who was ...
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Rebooting the machine via shutdown.exe triggers the Shutdown Event Tracker

I have a scheduled task that runs once a week which performs a simple reboot of the machine. The problem is that once the system is rebooted, it thinks that the last shutdown was unexpected and then ...
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Is there a way to keep the selection in Windows 2008 Explorer when changing the sort order

A nice feature of Windows Explorer up to Windows Server 2003 at least (I don't have easy access to Vista or Windows 7 to know when this was lost) was that you could select multiple files (or folders) ...
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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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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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Windows vs Windows Server

How does Windows Server differ from any other Windows, say Windows XP? Does it have an inbuilt server of some kind? I can always start a server on any Windows machine, so I don't understand what ...
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Does robocopy make a local copy of the files?

I have a seagate NAS which I access over a shared folder. I also have 3 computers with a shared folder. I want to backup files from the 3 computers to the seagate NAS. I cannot run those tasks with ...
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How can I run a scheduled task as SYSTEM

I can't add SYSTEM account in task scheduler. When I try to add it becomes MYDOMAIN\SYSTEM and I get invalid user error. Can I use SYSTEM account to run a scheduled task?
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Can I boot up into an existing virtual machine?

The situation: as a freelance developer, I need to work in a similar development environment to the other people on the project. Because the dev environment has so many dependencies and 3rd party ...
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Please suggest a file search tool for Windows that is not Google Desktop, and does not index things [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the fastest desktop search tools you’ve used on Windows? Hi, I am running Windows Searver 2008 and their search functionality is horrendous (IMO). There ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Installing VirtIO drivers in Windows Server 2008

We are running a Windows Server 2008 system as a "guest" on a Linux-KVM virtual server (SLES11, with VirtIO support). We have trouble with the system performance and this is possibly due to not using ...
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Changing the Start Menu Power Button - Setting does not work: only (Shut down) is available

This is the second time I've tried to change this setting on a Vista-based operating system and I can't get it to work again. OS: Windows Server 2008 SP2 (not R2) = Microsoft Windows [Version ...
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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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Windows 2008 security logs file name?

What's the Windows Server 2008 equivalent of the SecEvent.Evt file? So I can open the file itself on an external computer and see who logged in.
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File Transfer using RDP Client

Why can I copy & paste files via the clipboard between client and server when connected to Windows Server 2008 without having to share drives, but not with Windows Server 2003?
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Change permissions on folders (mass)

I've had some problems in my server and now I need to give some write-permissions on some folders, but I have a lot of folders to do it. My server is Windows Server 2008, and if I select all folder ...
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Is there a way to log all output from a script in Task Scheduler?

I am scheduling a DOS batch script to run through Task Scheduler. Is there a way to configure the task/job to write all output (producing output using ECHO commands) to a log file? Can logging be ...
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Subversion - Checking out thousands of small files is extra slow, where's the bottleneck?

I'm on a gigabit LAN with a 2-Core 3 Ghz server dedicated to serving up our Repository. What I check out a project with about 30,000 mostly small files, it only streams out at about 1 MB/sec. ...
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Can we install Microsoft Office on a Windows server for simultaneous multi-user access?

Is it possible to install Microsoft Office on a Windows server and using it simultaneously by several users connected by remote desktop connection? This link states that it would not be legal because ...
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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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Setting up VirtualBox guest for PXE boot

I'm having an issue getting VirtualBox to boot from the network. I have a Server 2k8 installed and setup and acting as AD DS, DNS, DHCP and WDS. I have two adapter on the server, one of which I have ...
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RAID 1 - “Add Mirror” greyed out

I am trying to RAID 1, two hard drives in Windows Server 2008. They are the exact same make and size. One has data on it the other is blank and formatted. They are both set as dynamic disks. ...
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No version tab in file properties in Windows 2008?

There seems to be no "version" tab in file properties in Windows Server 2008 R2. There used to be a "version" tab in Server 2003 and XP, showing the exe version and "Other version information" that ...
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Use ~.ssh/config to always set TERM=cygwin for certain hosts?

I use WinSSHd on several Windows servers. To access them from my Mac (and presumably, just about any Unix-based terminal), I need to set the TERM environment variable to cygwin, e.g.: TERM=cygwin ssh ...
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ping -s values on Windows NT 6

Windows NT 6 (Server 2008 R1 32-Bit) offers -s Count : Specifies that the Internet Timestamp option in the IP header is used to record the time of arrival for the Echo Request message and ...
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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 to Ubuntu Desktop?

Hi I would like to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 which I have no idea how to use, to Ubuntu Desktop so that I can install my Windows Server 2008. Please help. Thank