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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Upgrade from Windows 2008 Server Standard (64-bit)

I am in Canada and have a server running 2008 Standard (not R2), 64-bit, retail license without Software Assurance (until very recently, I had never even heard of SA). I'm investigating an upgrade to ...
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IIS 7.5 use the “HOST” to redirect

One of my sites is scanned and a security issue is reported. When someone use the following to telnet my site, the domain name in redirect URL will use the one specified by the client. This will have ...
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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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Windows server 2008 SP2 Event Viewer “last 30 days” incorrect filter

I've encountered this problem in my server - Windows server 2008 SP2. Whenever I try to filter the log with option - "last 30 days". I got the result which was more than 30 days from today.
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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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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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Windows scheduled tasks fail with 0x1, don't log errors

I have three Python scripts running overnight as scheduled tasks on a Windows Server 2008 VM. I can run them manually with no problems. But when I look at the Task Scheduler each morning, the first ...
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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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sql 2008 r2 compatibility issue in windows 8.1

I have downloaded en_sql_server_2008_r2_standard_x86_x64_ia64_dvd_521546 standard version of sql 2008 r2. I have a 64 bit laptop with windows pro 8.1 installed. When I am going to install sql server ...
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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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Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?

This is a very peculiar problem with a station on our network. The client pc is running Windows 7 Pro. What makes this problem interesting is that this client is the only node on the network that ...
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Windows 2008 Server Unable to activate with other methods

I'm trying to activate windows 2008 server SP2 today since the activation trial is done. I do not have an internet connection with this server so I can not activate online, and with the other ...
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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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Configure SMTP server windows

I am configuring a local network and for some reason I can't get server to send an email. I already install the SMTP server and configured using this tutorial ...
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How to purposefully exclusively lock a file?

I want to hold an exclusive lock on a file so it cannot be read or written by anything else. Is there a simple Windows tool or command to do this? I suppose the tool or utility would implement the ...
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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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Accessing a 2012 Share on a 2008 Sever

I am having trouble Accessing a share on my 2012 Server form a 2008 Sever (Not on a domain) The shared folder on the 2012 sever is D:\folder\databases and it can be seen from a win7 machine but not ...
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Windows Server 2008 Firewall - Allow RDP (3389) only from specific IPs

I have a Windows Server 2008 which I would like to access via RDP on port 3389. I make a forwarding on my router, but I would like to allow only my IP to access the port 3389 on the Windows Server. ...
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mmc could not create the snap-in. CLSID: FX:{18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb} error

MMC Snap-in will not load most processes and throws an error on Windows 2008R2 x64. It gives the error: mmc could not create the snap-in. CLSID: FX:{18ea3f92-d6aa-41d9-a205-2023400c8fbb} when ...
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how to log on host if dc on virtual server

If my only Domain Controller is on a Windows 2008 Hyper-v server then do I always have to use a local (non-domain) credentials to login to the host server & the Hyper-v server after a reboot? I ...
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How to check if a drive is physical or virtual?

At my work a guy is trying to locate some problems with a drive. The thing is we have more than 400 drives, physical and virtual. We're using Windows 2008 Server. My question is, can we somehow see ...
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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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Online Windows Server Virtual Hard Drive Images for Use with VMWare Server 1.0

I have a remote Server running the VMWare hypervisor. I want to create a virtual machine running Windows Server. However I can't upload mine since my internet connection is slow (would take me days to ...
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Windows Server 2008 Create Symbolic Link, updated Security Policy still gives privilege error

Windows Server 2008, RC2. I am trying to create a symbolic/soft link using the mklink command: mklink /D LinkName TargetDir e.g. c:\temp\>mklink /D foo bar This works fine if I run the command ...
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Is there any way to install Windows Server 2003/2008 on HP MediaSmart Server EX495?

Is there any way to install Windows Server 2003/2008 on a HP MediaSmart Server EX495?
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How to recover forgotten remote windows RDP password?

I had found this example: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/remote_desktop_password.html But it turns out it doesn't seem to work with the "newer" RDP save files. Anybody have any tips to retrieve my ...
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How upload files larger than 5GB to Amazon S3 in Windows?

I need to send some SQL Server files from my Windows Server 2008 to Amazon S3. After doing some researches I found some programs that do that, but it (the freewares) can't : send files larger than ...
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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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How to prevent long file name error copying from an external drive?

I have an external hard drive with many files (800 GB). I want to copy the entire contents of the external hard drive to my local drive. get many errors about long file name or long file path. ...
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Cannot ping or connect to IIS server both internally and externally

I am having this problem that has bugged me for quite a little whereby I cannot connect to my IIS server and even ping the machine after a short while of successful usage. The weird thing is, I am ...
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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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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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Can't connect to samba

Windows 7, connecting to Samba shares I have a follow up question from the link above. I am running Samba 3.0.23d on FreeBSD is release 7.1 I changed the policies as described above but still ...
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Command line output to split files

I want to be able to split an output from a command line that goes into a file. I want either or both of the following ways to split: Split based on file size. If it gets to say 500kb, then create a ...
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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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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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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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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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Software doesn't close even if server connection is disconnected on Windows XP only

We develop software which will be installed in a server PC and it will be used by other users in their client PC. When we update our software we need to close all the client connection to the server ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...