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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NullReferenceException error in powershell

I am a newb in power-shell, i have written an script that stops process according to parameters in commandline. the problem is when i run the script in power shell it works but when i try to run it ...
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IIS and tomcat site

Im new at IIS 7.5, so my I need some help. I have tomcat web server at my server, on this tomcat i have working app which is available at http://my_domain_name.com:8008/some_war. Due to a lot of ...
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What will break if I move my Domain Controller machine accounts from the default OU into another OU, assuming the policy is linked?

Background: I've been helping out with a recent G.P. simplification (read overhaul) at work. I'm working from a list of things my supervisor has requested be done with Group Policy to harden our ...
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Full permissions on folder when remoted in, but read only through the network

If I remote desktop into my server, I have full control over D:\MyFolder, but if I access it through explorer (\\MyServer\MyFolder), I only have read permissions, and I cannot copy in files, add ...
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Sharing folder for Network drive

I have 3 computers, A - B - C, all connected locally. (I am physically using computer A) I've remoted on computer B, and shared a folder with full access to Everyone and Anonymous Logon. Then, I ...
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Windows 8 will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Why?

Recently I read an article and in this article it mentions that if you are running 64-bit Windows 8 it will not restart if your Registry Hives are larger than 2GB. Can anyone explain?
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Automatically Transfering Files from Gmail to a Server

Is it possible to hook up a Gmail account to a server and create a script so that file attachments whose names fit a certain format will automatically be transferred to the server and stored in a ...
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folder only search with Windows Search in Windows Server 2008

I am trying to find all the sub-folders called 2013 in in a network directory using the Explorer Search box in Windows Explorer on Server 2008. I have tried options like kinde:folders foldername:2012 ...
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Importing multiple emails into distribution group in Microsoft Exchange on Windows Server

I've got some email addresses in *.xlsx file (about 300) and I want to import them into one distribution group in Microsoft Exchange. The problem is some emails has already got a corresponding ...
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New Server and New IIS

We have an older Windows Server 2003 server: It is running a couple of our internal websites in IIS: Work requires I block out anything that identifies them. Windows Server 2003 is entering its ...
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How to make admin's actions hidden

Is there a way in Windows Server 2008 SP2, to make Administrator user account's action "hidden". By that I mean that any action s/he performs would not be logged anywhere. This includes registry, ...
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Creating an account creation script to create new users in Windows Server 2008

I need to be able to make an account creation script that will create a new user in the Domain Users group, set its password, roaming profile, and login script. The input will be first name, last name,...
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Unable to find files in Recycle.bin but they show up in Transport Tree and taking space on hard drive

We have a Windows Server 2008 (standard, not R2) where we are rapidly losing disk space on the C drive and don't know what is eating it up. We cleared up the C drive and created over 6GB of space, ...
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Error EOF using pscp to transfer files to windows server

I am using pscp to transfer files from my computer to a windows server but it doesn't work. here is the command I'm using and the result pscp -v -scp file_test.txt LOGIN@HOST_ADDRESS:C:.\ Looking ...
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Is it possible to downgrade server 2012 to server 2008 R2?

We have purchased a server 2012 license, however the software we need to use only works with 2008 R2. I have already installed and activated server 2012, is it possible to downgrade to 2008 R2 or ...
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How to place XAMPP in Windows-Startup (not the User-Startup folder)

We have a Windows 2008 Server on which XAMPP is placed in the Startup folder of "Administrator” User. Which means that, in order to automatically start Apache, it requires the “Administrator” user to ...
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Timeout in COM communication

I have a device that connect to computer and communicate with the computer via a COM port. I tested it with 2 different computer. It works properly in Windows-Server 2008, but return timeout in ...
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How can I take advantage of multiple NICs in Server 2008 R2 Storage addition to improve speed transfer?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 Server edition on a server that has 2 identical Intel 1000MB network interfaces. Is there any way to link these in order to improve network copy over LAN? I ...
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Batch file needed to query a specific location

I am not a coder and would appreciate any assistance. I need a batch file which will query a NAS location and produce an output of the upper level directories (and maybe the second level down). The ...
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Windows shares or rdp freezes

I am having a problem accessing network files or using remote desktop to access server. Environment: Windows Server 2008 r2 --> for file sharing Windows 7 --> client Linux Mint --> client The ...
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Local users on server are not visible

I have a strange issue on one of the memberservers of our customers. If I open Computer Management>Local Users and Groups>Users it seems to be empty. Also If I check this in control panel the same ...
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Windows 2008 r2 & WIndows 7 file replication

Does Windows 2008 r2 offer a way to replicate files (sync) between a Windows 7 Client Computer? The Window 2008 R2 Server and Windows 7 computer are on two different subnets and are networked via VPN. ...
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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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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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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 "ns2.main....
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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. ...