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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Windows keeps restoring DigitCert root certificates

I issued a SSL certificate trought DigiCert which we know is globally recognized and its Trusted Roots should be by default in Windows installations. However on one of my client's machine there was ...
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Where did IIS Remote Manager stores its connection data?

I tried to use Process Explorer to look for the file that IIS Remote Manager stores its connection information but with no luck. I don't know if those entries are stored in Windows Registry either. ...
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Utility to monitor a TCP connection for drops

I found some similar questions, but not quite like this, so am going ahead and posting. I use a replication product at a client site. We are running a Windows 2003/2008 server environment. It is ...
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IIS 7 Frontpage Extension. Not authorized to perform the current operation

I'm running IIS7 on Windows 2008. Recently, one of the web sites just stopped allowing me to connect via Frontpage Server Extensions 2002. Visual Studio keeps coming up with the error, "Unable to ...
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How can I index mapped network drive on windows server 2008/2012?

I am trying to index a mapped network drive on windows server 2008. I have already enabled windows search service. I saw this link Is there a way to get Windows 7 to index shared network drives? ...
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Peer-to-Peer communication in NLB cluster

I'm a system administrator at a library in Holland. Our personnel uses thin clients which are making a remote desktop session to our session servers. We have two session servers (Windows 2008 R2) ...
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How to verify that a Windows 2008 server is correctly updating its time using an external NTP server?

After applying Microsoft Fix it 50395 from KB816042 and specifying ntp time servers "0.nl.pool.ntp.org,0x8 1.nl.pool.ntp.org,0x8" the registry ...
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Unable to turn on Virtual Machine Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2

I have a standard virtual machine that is running windows 7 32-bit, on a a physical server running Windows Server 2008 64-bit. The virtual machine is running on Windows Virtual Server 2005. When I go ...
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Shadow Copy - “Failed to retrieve volumes that are eligible” - 0x8004230f

We have a server running Windows Server 2008. The server is the file share server. Shadow copies look to have been set up previously, but now it isn't working at all. Upon right-clicking on the ...
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Can't install any OS on “old” PC [closed]

I got an old PC (I think bought in 2002) just for some experiments. It has still windows XP Professional SP2 so I wanted at first install windows server 2008 (because I got it form DreamSpark) but ...
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copy /a, copy /b - use of this options

On Microsof Windows Server 2008 (R1), 32-Bit, I have some trouble understanding the use of as well as the difference between copy /a and copy /b The Technet Article on copy doesn't help me much: ...
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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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I cannot get Audio to work on Windows Server 2008

If I remote in Audio is transferred and plays. But if I hook up to the motherboard and log in it does not play. I have all indication it is playing, but neither front or back port is working. I have ...
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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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Get size of a file and save it to a variable in Windows console?

I'm making a windows batch script, I need to get the specific size of a file so I can Insert that and other values I already got to a database, but I just can't figure out the proper way to do it. ...
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Exclude site from Compability View policy

I have a client who enforces the policy in IE that all local intranet sites be loaded in the Compatibility View. Unfortunately our webapp doesn't support this and gives alot of issues in the comp. ...
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Can a single folder can be configured for both anonymous FTP and HTTP in IIS 7.0

I am using Windows server 2008 R2 VPS(with IIS 7) as my web server for hosting websites, ftp etc. Can I configure a anonymous ftp account to work with both ftp and http? (FTP account with security ...
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Why are files under C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile not accesible to a running Windows service?

I'm trying to setup a build using TeamCity and Leiningen, but I don't think this is particularly pertinent to my question. There are two TeamCity services, one for the build server and another for a ...
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Sync local files to S3 similar to Robocopy

I am looking for a way to synchronize an entire local folder structure to Amazon S3, similar to how one might synchronize two folders using Robocopy. Whatever solution I come up with needs to be ...
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Windows Service stops on Server Patch

I'm a developer that has a Windows Service that runs on a production server that sends emails that are entered into a database on a database server. Although the service is set to start automatically, ...
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Change NIC card speed duplex from 100M to 1Gb? Cannot connect remotely

Through remote desktop, I changed the speed duplex from 100Mbps to 1Gbps. Then after a few seconds of "processing" the change, my remote desktop connection ended. And now I can't connect to the server ...
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Powershell LastWriteTime is incorrect

I am running the following script to create directories based on the first 9 characters in the filenames in the directory and then moving te files into these directories based on their filenames. dir ...
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How to fix windows update errors 80244018?

I am unable to install updates. I can download them without problems, But it always fails while installing them. Very few packages get randomly installed successfully. I thought it was my machine , ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...