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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If someone creates a zip folder on the server noone else can open it

In out network if someone creates a zip folder then noone but the administrator or that user can open it. I have added "Everyone" to the security tab of that folder with "Full control" with no ...
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How to give limited access to client user in Window Server 2008?

How can I control on my client Pc's. For example: I want that user cannot access internet, or user will unable to access control panel, my computer properties and other stuff like this. I hope you ...
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Monitor Users actions in windows server 2008?

I have 25 users connected remotely to my server , is there a way to monitor all users actions , its not a problem if there is a third party program . Monitor means file auditing , visited sites , any ...
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How do I monitor what my server is downloading? Is there a log of past activity?

At work I run a server that connects to the internet using a GSM modem with a monthly download limit of 30Gb. For the past three months we've been going over that limit. The ISP gives us a log of ...
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Multiple Domains. Multiple Server. One DNS

I want to host multiple domains of my clients on multiple servers. For example 10 Domains on ServerA, 10 Domains on ServerB etc. So basicly, I want all my clients to have "ns1.main.com" and ...
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Allow terminal servers users to search within file contents

Ok, so we have this customer who wants to search within .docx and .doc files. They work on three Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop servers and all the .doc and .docx files are stored on a seperate fileserver. ...
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Cannot delete user profile created on Windows Server 2008

I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile. ...
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Permission on NAS drive

I have a NAS drive mapped on a server. I have accidentally deleted Everyone from the permission. not cannot access the drive. Is there is any way to solve the problem?
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Attempting to end CMD after Batch File

I am running a Batch file on which is located on my DC. explorer.exe = taskmgr.exe end; end; The batch file works fine and does what I need. The thing is that when I run this batch it forces the ...
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How can I launch Task Manager and Explorer upon login while on a Domain?

Attempting to launch both of these application upon login into any server on the Domain. Placing these application in the StartUp folder would not be a solution since there are too many servers. ...
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Windows Server 2008, Install Udates Without Reboot

We have a server with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit. How can we install Windows updates without rebooting the server?
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2TB?

I have a situation. I use 2 1TB drives as RAID 0 for my C drive, but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive, I got an I/O error which means that the drive I'm trying to back up can't be ...
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Windows Server 2003/2008 RDP session limit

I have a windows server 2003 installation (which may be upgraded to 2008 in the future) configured for the default of 2 remote desktop sessions. I have a requirement to allow more sessions if ...
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Best way to deploy Powershell 4.0 on Windows 7 sp1 and server 2008

I am planning to deploy powershell 4.0 on all Win 7 and server 2008 and 2008R2. I did some research about this, but couldn't find the official way to do it. I can just use batch file or GPO to ...
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How to collect Windows system performance metrics using Perfmon on indefintely repeating interval?

I have a Windows Server 2008 system that I need to collect data from '% Processor Time' and '% Committed Bytes' counters every 30 minutes for a duration of 5 minutes each cycle. Performance Monitor ...
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Enable local administrator account for clients from server 2008

I ran into a problem with one of my client , its local administrator account is disable, also I can't log in this machine with its domain user (because of this problem), now I wanna change its ...
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Unable to login to Server 2k8

I have installed Server 2008 on a laptop just to play around with the features & get familiar w/ the look & field of it. I'm new to ANY server but know enough that I know it would be useless ...
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Can't create symlink on Windows VM's mapped network drive

I have a Server 2008 VM (Parallels 9), and I share a folder from OSX via a mapped network drive "T:". I am trying to make a symlink from one folder on T: to another folder on the same drive, like so: ...
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Install Windows Server via Remote Desktop

I have a new dedicated server, but my host charges €10/month to have a Windows 2008 R2 Standard OS installed. I require Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacentre primarily because of the networking features, ...
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Should I install a different version of node.js to a server?

I develop in a Microsoft environment, so I'm used to the idea of a developer mode and an optimised server mode to different pieces of software. If I want to run a node application on a server, should ...
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“localhost:8080” works fine but “localhost” doesn't

"localhost:8080" works fine but is it mandatory to give the port number always, because it doesn't work when I just type "localhost"
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What software can I use to generate realistic workloads in Windows?

I am looking to configure Windows Server 2012 and 2008 hosts to serve as different types of servers and generate or play back workloads for these servers automatically. The intention is that the ...
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Send/Recieve Error in outlook when getting email from SmarterMail on VPS

I originally had a Shared web host which my domain biggsoftware.co.uk was hosted at. I then created a VPS running windows server 2008 (not R2) and wanted to point my domain to the VPS and then ...
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Why quota settings don't pass from template to each quota on FSRM (File Server Resource Manager)?

(I asked the following question in serverfault, unfortunately there was no answer, so I'm trying here) I'm using Win Server 2008-r2 and I had added the FSRM role (File Server Resource Manager). ...
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Connected as L2TP client, all ports are closed after

I hope this makes sense... When my Windows Server 2008 machine (referred to as Apollo) is connected as a L2TP client to IPVanish, I cannot access the FTP server hosted on Apollo from the IP address ...
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Allow user to login in server 2008 R2

I am trying to login my user in server 2008 with domain controller as per this document. But the "Allow log on locally" in Group policy is not enabled. It is in hidden mode and one warning message is ...
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Instances of a server?

First off, I'm not sure if this is the right term for this, but here goes. At my school, we were working in one of the tech labs when I needed to copy some files to my flash drive. I realized I ...
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Files corrupting without changing the date modified

We have files on our network that are being corrupted. ex. of corrupted file: name = foobar.indd date modified = 2/6/2014 so the file was last modified on the 2/6/2014 then was opened just fine on ...
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In Windows 8.1, how to force prompt for credentials when accessing a shared folder?

I have a computer with Windows Server 2008 ("R1") SP2, which I use as a home server, and another with Windows 8.1 ("Home"), which I use daily. There is no domain controller in the network. I'm logged ...
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netsh.exe on Windows 2008 Server

For some reasons, I used command netsh interfaces ip reset nul On Windows 2003 Server it cleared all. But on Windows 2008 Server it cleared only IP, mask and GW, but not DNS, WINS. What am I doing ...
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Problems starting a JBoss 7.02 server on computer startup

I have a JBoss 7.02 server running on a Windows Server 2008 machine. The server needs to be kept running at all times, but every so often the host machine will restart leaving the application ...
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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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Removing or Changing the BIOS

I have one IBM server (x3630 M4) which supports windows server 2008 and above only. I have win server 2003 R2 license and its CAL. So I need to install the same in that IBM server. IBM provided one ...
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Windows server CAL for accessing tcp ports [closed]

Is there any license for accessing the TCP port from a server without accessing the folders? Whether CAL is required for that? I do have 2 windows server OS license and I have 1 user CAL for the ...
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How to use RDP and SSH on 1 ip address

I have a home Verizon router setup and on which i run a couple websites. I have all the ports open (21, 22, 80, etc.) I would like to be able to RDP into the server at my home as well. I can ...
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How to make my Windows Server to be a Public Web and Mail Server

I just installed Windows Server 2008 in my PC. I planning to use it as personal web and mail server. In the past, I used shared hosting, but since to have big storage means I need to pay more, I ...
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Block visitor from specific IP address in Windows Server 2008

I am trying to block all access from specific IP address. I tried add Inbound Rules in Windows Firewall by blocking all connection & program from a IP address (IP address of the other test ...
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How to use emailrelay?

I'm trying to use "Emailrelay" to make Windows Server 2008 send emails. Googleing sugests that this would be the easiest option to send automated emails from the "Task Scheduler", but I can't seem to ...
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NTFS folder permission: Full control for group

I have windows server 2012. Now i am setting some folder permissions. The issue is that the Administrators are not able to edit any of the folders, remotely on LAN. Even if the "Administrators" group ...
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How to configure router/server to make users from wired and wireless connection see each other?

How can I make users from wired network see users from wireless connection? The wired network subnet is 10.0.2.0/24. The router for wireless connection has 10.0.2.100 IP and wireless network is under ...
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getting ssh access to an ubuntu server behind a vm

I have a set up running a windows 2008 server which hosts several virtual machines with their own IP addresses. Previously I was using nginx to proxy http requests to the correct virtual machine, for ...
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Is it possible to allow a user of Domain A to write to Domain B fileshare without a trust relationship?

I'm currently working with two Windows 2008 servers, each running on completely separate domains with no possibility of setting up a trust relationship between them. What I need to find a way of ...
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Copying Files Restores Old Versions

I am trying to copy some files to a folder. The folder already has some files with the same names (e.g. abc.exe, abc.dll, abc.rdb). While each file is being copied, I can see the modified date change ...
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Incorrect used space in Quotas Manager

We are facing a strange issue, The quota manager (in Server manager) shows wrong used space, while TreeSize shows other results. TreeSize: 269.4MB Folder properties: 266 MB Quota manager: 805 MB ...
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virtual memory view in windows server 2008

AFAIK, Task Manager in windows 2008 shows the physical memory. I have a program that sums up the FREE physical & FREE virtual memory in MG. How can I confirm it has the right output of this sum? ...
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Deploying a shared folder shortcut based on individual user accounts - Windows 2008 Domain

Is it possible to create a shortcut that references a shared folder on a file server for specific individuals on a windows 2008 domain? I know you can do it with group policies, but I don't want to ...
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can I launch a program from windows7 task manager as the user “system”?

I have tried to launch several installers as the user system, from task manager. All attempts have failed. if I use the local admin, or domain admin I can launch the installer from task manager. I ...
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Windows Server 2008 or 2012 on IBM X3850

I'm having trouble installing WS2008 or 2012 on IBM x3850. Both should be supported but somehow I cannot install any of them on this server. Please note that I don’t have KMV or something similar, I'm ...
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DPI Settings on Windows 2008 Server

Is my assumption correct that changing the DPI setting on a Windows 2008 will affect all users? (The setting is per machine).
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Installing Windows Server 2008R2 in HeadlessVirtualbox in Debian

I have created a new Headless virtualbox in a Debian Server that should contain a Windows2008R2 server for testing purposes. I followed all the steps here and the VM seems to run. All I need now, ...