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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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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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Disabling Autorun For Multiple Remote Desktop Connections On Windows Server 2008?

I have a few programs that run at startup. But it becomes very annoying when another client enters to the session with Remote Desktop Connection. The server starts to run the same processes. This is ...
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Domain registration [closed]

Hello everybody Im new in domains and servers and need some advices. Hope i will get it here So i have IBM server with one IP address as i know domain needs dns name servers to forward domain to ...
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8 hard drives, very same model, software RAID0, terrible performance

I have 8 hard drives in my PC, assigned as storage. Three of them are attached to the mainboard. Four of them are attached to a controller [ SiL 3114 ] One of them attached to an another ...
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DHCP Not Communicating with Wireless

Hi there I have just setup a DHCP server (experiment) on Windows Server 2008; as I have not done this before I have come across a problem. It will issue out Ethernet IP's however when it comes to ...
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Delete and replace folder within %username% structure

I'm trying to clean up our Office Templates directory as it's gotten a bit overcrowded and needs a bit of a trim. I've initially written a batch file to copy the Templates directory and its contents ...
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DHCP on Windows Server 2008 - Without Domain

Hi there I am experimenting with Ghost software (FOG Project). Since I have DHCP on my router (it's one of those routers you cannot configure.) I want to create a DHCP Server on my Windows Server 2008 ...
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Configure Robotic Library with BackupExec 12

Anyone have experience configuring a 24tape robotic library with BackupExec 12? Just need some input on how I should schedule the backup jobs and whether I should create library partitions. Any advice ...
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what physical disk is referenced by Event 7, Disk error “The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which HD is involved in the Event Viewer? spec details: Running Windows 2008 R2 server. I have 5 physical disks in my system. 4 2TB disks are setup ...
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How can I upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise Edition?

Our IT guy mistakenly set up Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition instead of Enterprise Edition. The machine has 64GB of RAM, and Standard only supports 32GB, so half of it is unusable. Is there a way to ...
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Disabling QoS Packet Scheduler in Windows Server 2008 via script / command line

Currently you can enable/disable "QoS Packet Scheduler" using Windows GUI. Right-click on the NIC, Properties. Is there a way to do this from a command line ? or scripting ? I have many windows ...
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Leasing a server from 1and1; do I need to download remote desktop, or something to access the server?

I am completely new to this; in the past, I could make a simple site in Visual Studio and use ws_ftp to upload files to the server. But now, we're leasing our own server from 1and1, and here's what ...
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Is there a way to hide Share Folder size status on Windows 7?

I'd like to hide shared folders size status in users side. The status shows like this: And this makes users to put more data's on the shared folders instead of using dedicated place's. Is there a ...
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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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64bit vs 32bit Windows server 2008

I have an HP ML350 G3 machine with a Xeon CPU. The machine has several 64 bit expansion slots, but if I try to install 64 bit OS it says I have a 32 bit CPU. how can a 32 bit CPU have 64 bit slots?
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Remote access not working without connected monitor

I am trying to configure a Windows Server 2008 as a Home Server for my personal use (mainly for storing documents, hosting source-control, etc.). The "server" consists of an Intel Atom 2700DC board ...
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Installing Windows server 2008 on not VT system

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop and it has no virtualization support, i want to install Windows Server 2008 on it using Virtual Box, i know that we can install Mac OS on not Virtualization ...
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What time format does IIS record its logs? Where do I find the setting?

Does IIS log entries in its logs in GMT or UTC time? Where can I find the setting? The server I am running is a Windows 2008 R2.
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DNS resolves without adding the host IP and name to etc/ hosts file

Is there any way to resolves host-name without added to hosts file? In order to access internal site in my company I have to add the host-name and IP in the .../etc/hosts file. Is there any way to ...
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List all users in a Windows domain

Is there a command to view all users on a Windows domain?
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Printer backup batch script not working

I'm trying to write a little batch script which is supposed to backup all printers on a Win2008 print server using printbrm. Here's what I've got so far: %comspec% /c spool\tools\printbrm -B -S ...
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How to configure Windows Server & Desktop OS to use multiple Network Time (NTP) Servers?

We experienced an outage in our usual NTP (Network Time Protocol) server - a Linux box that we sync all of our systems to. I am noticing that in the "Adjust Date/Time -> Internet Time" tab I can set ...
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Making Windows Explorer distinctive (changing background color or file/folder icons) for specific folder

Is there a way to change the background color in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 when the current folder being displayed meets a certain condition? Or is there a way I can change the icons of the ...
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why i7-860 is two times slower than E3-1220?

I have financical trading software. It decodes fast/fix messages. I'm running same binaries on two different machines on very similar set of data. Software receive "messages" and decodes them. The ...
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Deleting a folder - it appears to think everything is individually shared (are actually junction points)

I have a strange issue deleting two TEMP user profiles on a server. I have full ownership of all the files, but every single folder in the hierarchy seems to think it is individually shared, so I get ...
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Can't connect to workgroup

I have two computers in my workgroup. My laptop has Windows 7 on it and desktop has Windows Server 2008 on it. I can ping and connect to the Windows Server 2008 from my laptop but I cannot ping or ...
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Creating a scheduled task in Windows that will run at intervals indefinitely

I seem to be getting slightly confused by the Task Scheduler trigger settings. (I'm on Windows Server 2008 Web) I want to create a task that will run every 5 minutes, whether a user is logged in or ...
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Cannot connect to remote desktop after applying MS12-020. Any ideas?

After applying the MS12-020 fix this morning (as it seemed a real big issue) I'm not able to remote connect to the server anymore. The RDP client timeouts and nothing is logged on the server.
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Are CAL's Required? Server 2008 Advice

Basically what I would like is to setup a network to allow all employees in our business to have a central user system and file storage (Then if one machine fails there should be no loss of data). ...
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Install VNC Server via RDP on Windows 2008 Server

I have a need to allow multiple users to view the same remote session on a Windows 2008 server. The server is cloud-based and is virtual. I have no physical access to it. I've tried several different ...
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Installing SQL Server 2005 with advanced services on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install MS sql 2005 on Windows 7? I want to install SQL Server 2005 with advanced services (Reports support and Bussiness intelligence tools) on ...
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Hidden fonts Windows Server 2008

We have a Windows Server 2008 machine which we need to perform report template design work on (I realise this is not ideal - it's simply down to budget). As many/most of the fonts on my Windows ...
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How can I make sure that users log out of Remote Desktop sessions instead of just closing the RDP window?

We have a bunch of servers that our engineers remote desktop into, but each server has a two connection limit. We will often attempt to RDP into these boxes and we will see the "This machine has ...
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How to set VSS (Shadow Copy) Retention

I am in the process of optimizing the VSS on our Windows Server 2008 SP2 machine. I would like to do the following: Run a snapshot at 11:59 AM and 11:59 PM every day Keep a retention of 30 days ...
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Copy and paste not working under rdesktop

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04, connecting to a Windows 2008 box. I've got rdesktop configured to use RDPv5 (using RDPv4 is known to cause clipboard issues). The clipboard has worked just fine for most of ...
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Check what ports have been blocked by system administrator

I am using a client computer, my server runs Win2008 server, and I am granted all privileges to be an administrator of my own computer :rolleyes: The admin blocked some ports in the server so that I ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 - Standard or Datacenter edition?

Which one should I install? I virtualize a lot, and have an access to my school's MSDNAA, where I can download/"buy" Windows 2008R2. All editions (with SP1). Which one should I choose? Standard or ...
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Home server setup [closed]

I want to set up my own home work server, so that I and some other students can program, straight to the server so everyone can get the updated code, without having to fileshare it between each ...
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keeping up to date with service packs and updates

Does Microsoft or anyone provide an email update or feed that will notify me when there is a service pack or important update available? I was recently put in charge of a group of servers and come to ...
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How do you download files on a Windows server?

Related question: Native alternative to wget in Windows PowerShell? The question might sound stupid, but this is often a major issue for me. Consider the following scenario: The customer has a fresh ...
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create a private network with router

I would like to create a private network off of my work production network. I'm going to be testing some software on this network, and I can't have any traffic from the test boxes interfering with ...
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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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Can access Windows share by IP or FQDN address but not by hostname

One of the lab computers at the school I administer is not able to access a any shares under the \\ad\data$ directory. I can access it from any other computer on the network. If I use the IP ...
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the partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation ( Error while installing windows server 2008 R2)

I have installed Win 7 on C Drive of my computer . I formatted Drive D in Windows ( Right Click and Format ... ) and now when i try to install Win 2008 R2 on D Drive from Boot i get this error : ...
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Deleting a file from a network drive

If I have a network drive setup which connects to a specific server. If I delete a file from that network drive, it does not go into my desktop recycle bin and it does not go into the recycle bin on ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: change account type from command line?

I have a need to add a user to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, and make that user an administrator. Basically, I want to automate the second step of this process: 1. net user MyUser password /add 2. ...
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Users unable to logon to only one server in domain through RDP

Today one of my colleagues decided to try and free up some space by taking the entire users directory from our Windows Server 2008 R2 installation to another drive. This has caused the problem of ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - How to copy a scheduled task

I would like to create a new scheduled task that is extremely similar to an existing task. It would be a pain to write down or type out all the settings. Is there a way to copy an existing task to ...
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Prevent certain group of users from accessing Control Panel using Windows Server 2008

I can't seem to find a way to prevent certain groups of users from Accessing the Control Panel. It's either disabled for all user or none.
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DNS Setup Failed

My friend wants to set up a new server based on Windows Server 2008. He installed and configured all needed components like DNS, Mail Server, FTP, IIS, etc. Now he can access the server's root ...