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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Recover a user password on Windows Server 2008

Quick question. Is there a way to recover (find out) a users password on Windows Server 2008. I am logged in as admin and I know there are ways to reset passwords, just need to know if I can find out ...
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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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rdp to vm server on home network over wifi

I have a Win 2008 R2 VM instance running on my desktop. I can RDP to it from the desktop it is on but when I try to RDP it from my laptop on the same wifi connection it comes up with "Server Not ...
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“The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer” error in Windows domain

I have a domain environment with Server 2008 and Windows 7. Since a few days I receive the following errors from many clients: The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer ...
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How to install multiple Microsoft applications without conflicts

                  For all the IT students, self-teachers, and new professionals Situation: The days of ...
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Write permission to Linux folder shared via Samba

Scenario: ASP.NET MVC 3 application Window Server 2008 IIS 7 Network Mapped Drive( Z:/ with IP to the share folder named Samba of Linux machine. PuTTY application Problem I have an ASP.NET MVC 3 ...
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Mac roaming profile on a Windows 2008 domain

Have been pointed here by the guys at ServerFault - hoping this is the right forum (it seems to fit in with the guidelines). I'm setting up a home network with Windows 2008 R2 server. I've configured ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection disk space

On a Windows SBS 2008 server we have Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager installed (version 12.1.671.4971). Also, the Symantec Endpoint Protection client is installed on the server (same version). ...
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Grant full access to files on Windows Server 2008, only for a limited amount of time

I have a local Windows network with a Windows Server 2008 whose purpose is to act as a file server. I'm the administrator. I want to grant user full access to all the files on a certain directory ...
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Telephone Server, Telephones, Printers, PCs & Servers on Individual VLAN's, DHCP clashing

Stuck at work tonight with a big issue. As a requirement for being taken over by a corporation we have been asked to stop using a firewall (juniper ssg-140) to separate our telephone system from the ...
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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 to block USB port and CD-ROM in Windows 7 through Group Policy?

I want to block USB port and CD-ROM access in my organization through domain (GPM). I have Windows 7 on all the computers in the organization and also have Windows Server 2008. How can I do this? I've ...
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How to auto-sleep and auto-wake Windows Server 2008?

I've installed Windows Server 2008 on a Mac Mini. Now I want to put the computer to sleep and wake it up from sleep state at a scheduled time. Are there any internal tools on Windows Server 2008 that ...
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OpenVPN Windows Server 2008 R2 Enabling NAT

I want to redirect all traffic through the VPN. - server.ovpn: port 1200 proto udp dev tun ca "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\OpenVPN\\config\\ca.crt" cert "C:\\Program Files ...
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How can I connect OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008?

I'm trying to connect from my Mac OS X 10.8.2 to Windows Server 2008. I've tried smb://ServerName/ShareName smb://DOMAIN;User@ServerName/ShareName mentioned on the Apple docs, but it keeps ...
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Do I need an antivirus on a Minecraft server?

I'm about to open a dedicated server for a game called Minecraft. The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2. The problem is, I don't know whether or not I should install an antivirus on it. No one ...
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robocopy from a shared folder using winrm

My goal is to use winrm to connect to a remote machine and then run a robocopy command on this remote machine that results into copying files from a remote shared drive on the network into this ...
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Activating HP iLO license from Windows command line

Is there any possibility to enter licence activation key to iLO3 in Windows command line? Or any other tool that will allow me to do that on about three hundred servers (HP Proliant ML110 G7)?
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Windows 2008 server and Redhat with only 1 ip address, can windows route the traffic?

I have a two home server VMs set up. Windows 2008 server on port 80 and Centos/Redhat on port 8080. Both have separate godaddy domain name A name records pointing to them. But I cant point both domain ...
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Whitelisting HTTP traffic on Windows Server/IIS

I'm deploying an ASP.NET application in beta and would like to limit HTTP access to a few select IPs. Given the configuration of our environment, the easiest way for me to accomplish this is through ...
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Adding AFP protocol to Windows Server shares

Is there a way to add the Apple File Protocol (AFP) to Windows Server for shares, currently Windows uses SMB but the transfer rate to OSX clients is ridiculously slow, I am currently running an Ubuntu ...
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PCs on domain can not resolve external IP addresses using the DC's DNS Server

I currently have a domain controller which handles all DHCP and DNS. The DHCP works just fine and the domain controller itself can use the internet with no issues. However, PCs that are part of the ...
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Change path of Internet Explorer temporary downloading files location

I'm downloading a large file on Windows server and Internet Explorer first stores files into the C drive and then copies it to the correct location. I don't have enough space on the C drive, so is ...
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Setting up SMTP server

I'm trying to setup SMTP server and would like to test the server by forwarding and receiving mails. Where do I start? I know I need to have domain, so how do I create free domain for testing? I ...
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Mount VHD at Boot in Windows Server 2008 R2

I need a way to attach a VHD at boot in Windows Server 2008 R2. I tried to accomplish this task by creating a diskpart script that attached the vdisk at boot, which would work if it were not for the ...
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Windows Domain Admins account cannot run some programs

I have created some domain users in ADUC and added them to the "Domain Admins" group. On a domain server when I try run a batch file that restart some services, with "net stop ", "net start " and ...
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Need to Extend Volume

Ok Here is where I am... I have an HP Proliant with 8 Drives configured as RAID5, and C:\Drive Disk 0 and D:\ drive Disk 1. I need to add more space to Disk 0 (C:) and have 150GB available on Disk 1 ...
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SmartCard readers used in Citrix Application

This is a strange one. We deliver an application via Citrix, and the application uses a SmarCard reader for auth since the last update. The user logs in with Username/Password in the Webb-interface ...
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Can't “cd” to virtualbox shared folder in cmd.exe [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CMD cd to other drives except C:\ not working Can’t change current working directory to external drive in Windows I have a Linux host and a WindowsServer2008 guest. In ...
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How to enable / disable administrative share from remote, using Active directory management tools?

Is it possible to enable or disable remote pc administrative share (c$, d$), using active directory management tools ? Thanks
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How do I install Skype on a domain computer so that anyone who logs in does NOT have to go through the initial config?

I installed Skype when logged on to the (local) admin account. Now, when I log off that, and log on as myname on the domain, I have to click through the intial setup steps (after you've already run ...
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How can I disable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows Server 2008?

When I want shutdown Windows Server 2008, that ask some question about reason why I want shutdown Windows Server. How can I disable this stage (Event Tracker) in Windows Server 2008?
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Controlling where programs are installed in windows 2008

We have a VB6 app that has client and server installations that are created using Wise Installer 9. One key aspect is that we need to run the install in silent mode, so we have a file ...
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SQL Login fails for app but not for SSMS

I wrote a simple test application in C# (4.5) which does nothing more than connect to a database and display a message. (Basically just to test the deployment and DB connection.) On my local ...
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Wondering about domain types

This may sound like a noob question, but I was playing with Windows Server, and setting up a "domain". During the set up it asks for a fully qualified domain name. I'm not entirely sure what to put ...
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Sync Folder Between Two Servers

I have an hourly PHP backup script for my MySQL Database, but now I need a way to synchronize the newest backup file in the bunch to a remote server. Both of them have IIS installed, and both have ...
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Merging/Cleaning VMware disk splits / parts

Everytime I boot up a virtual machine using VMwarePlayer/VMwareWorkstation, it creates tons of multiple splits/parts of the same disk (I guess?) in the specific folder, none of them bigger than 320kb, ...
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takeown /R not applying to hidden files

I'm running a batch command to take ownership of a set of user folders and I'm finding that the ownership is not being pushed down to hidden files, such as ~normal.dot I'm using the following command: ...
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Why does my company's software download get blocked by anti-virus programs when downloading from the company website but not other websites?

My company distributes software via website download off of a URL that is on our company's website. The download is an .EXE. We are getting calls from multiple customers saying the download is being ...
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Enable Alt-tab in Windows running through Linux terminal

Tearing my hair out over this. On my desk at work is a HP HSTNC-001L-TC terminal, and through this I connect to our server which has Windows Server 2008. The problem is alt-tab doesn't work. I've ...
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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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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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Adobe flash player installed but not showing in IE

I have installed adobe flash player 10.3 which is required for my application, in windows server 2008 R2. but when i am opening IE its not showing adobe is installed. Please help to run adobe flash ...
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Use regular connection for database connections and VPN for other connections?

In a Java application, I'd like to use the computer's main connection for database connections and the VPN for all other tasks. I was told I need to use routing table within the OS. I'm using ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 not showing

I've checked my SQL server version and it says "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.1600.1". I've seen here that there's a SP1 for it. Why doesn't windows update offer me to d/l it? Should I ...
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Installing ionCube on Windows 2008 64bit

I've been trying to install ionCube onto my server but have not been having a lot of luck! My server is: Windows 2008 64bit PHP 5.3.14 Thread Safe disabled running as FastCGI In my PHP.ini ...
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How can I find the source of Windows 7 Domain Users sending bad password attempts to 2008r2 server?

I know WHICH users are constantly getting locked out because of bad password attempts, and they're only coming from their machine (using the old out of date ms account lockout tool and others to find ...
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What's a quick and dirty way to get a user list with login time from active directory?

Im trying to obtain a list of users with their login time (n times if they have logged in more than once) in a particular timespan, for example between 2pm and 3pm on 10/10/2012. I've been fiddling ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Boot process

I have been stumped trying to understand some behavior I am experiencing and I was hoping someone out there could help enlighten me a bit. I think my question boils down to this: How specifically ...
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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 ...