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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How to create a file in memory in Windows Server?

How can I store and have access to a file in memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? I would like to have quick access to a database. Since SQLite stores database in file I would like to store this ...
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How to use my Windows Server 2008 as a proxy server?

I have a Windows Server 2008 server in Germany which I can connect to using remote desktop connection. I'm using this server as a host for my website. My problem is some sites and net sources are ...
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Mac and Windows Server 2008-based SSTP VPN. Does it work?

Does anyone know how to set up a Mac with a Windows Server 2008 SSTP VPN? Is it even supported? We have said VPN installed here, and I need to know if we can have Macs as well as Linux clients working ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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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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How to Auto-Start Server Daemon Without Logging In?

I have just installed the WPN-XM Web server stack on this Windows Server 2008 machine and I noticed that the daemons only start when a session is started on the server (e.g. I can only access ...
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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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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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Can't ping 8.8.8.8 from Virtual Machine in Azure

I created a Virtual Machine in Windows Azure (Windows Server 2008). Accesed using remote desktop connection and opened cmd. Then tried to ping 8.8.8.8 (which I can from my computer) but I got: ...
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Server 2008 not showing all the available GPO Policies

I am using server 2008 R2 and when i am trying to use GPO many policies templates are missing, I make sure filter is off. Please assist thanks
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Strange internet connectivity problems in Win2008

I'm not sure if this is a server issue or something elsewhere on the network. We have a Win2008 server running TFS to build software that we develop. During a build it makes numerous connections to an ...
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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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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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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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pinging from a server to other servers gets wrong IP

I searched but I didn't find any posts that really addressed my issue. We have a server, a Windows 2008 R2 machine, that acts as our network monitoring/management server. Lately, we've been getting ...
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Serving Java web application with Windows Server

I have a dream to build a home server where I deploy my own java web applications for LAN access only. I have got also a Windows Server machine for running them. I am little bit outdated about all ...
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Configuring group policy to bypass proxy server for local addresses and adding a domain to trusted root certificate authorities

I am an intern who has just started in a new company. I have never used the group policy editor before. However I suggested that I believed it is possible to accomplish the two tasks we wish using the ...
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Empty recycle bin on E: drive

I'm trying to free up some space on the E: drive of a particular machine. In WinDirStat, I see $RECYCLE.BIN there is taking up 10+ GB, so I'd like to empty it. Seems simple enough! I can't seem to ...
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IIS blocks certain keywords in DokuWiki

When I try to use DokuWiki to create some pages with SQL examples, if the SQL statement has stuff like select drop table and some other certain keywords, trying to save the page returns a connection ...
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Temporary profile

I am currently working on a Windows Server 2008 and i created a domain there and i have put a Windows 7 in that domain. When i log in on the windows 7 with a user i keep getting the notification ...
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Users $home folders contain $recycle

This question is very similar to the question asked here but there does not seem to be a final answer and since it is an old post I figured I would start a new discussion with my information to see if ...
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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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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...
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How to stop automatic authentication to a network drive?

I have a network drive I will call \\fs. I have two sets of credentials: user and admin. I am automatically authenticated to \\fs as user through some dark magic which I do not understand. This ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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Is it possible to allow a user of Domain A to write to Domain B fileshare without a trust relationship?

I'm currently working with two Windows 2008 servers, each running on completely separate domains with no possibility of setting up a trust relationship between them. What I need to find a way of ...
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Connect to windows sever hosted on vmware using Remote Desktop

I just installed windows sever 2008 on vmware, and I want to connect to it using Remote Desktop in my windows 8.1. I configured the network interface as NAT, and I tried to access the Windows server ...
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Windows 2008 says “not a valid Win32 application” launching from network share, but it works when launching locally - why?

I have a mysterious problem on a win2008 terminalserver. Sometimes a specific programm on a network share throws the "not a valid Win32 application" message at me that could only be solved by ...
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How to force Apache to answer only to Cloudflare?

I'm sure you all know what Cloudflare is (it's a very famous CDN). What I want to do, is force my Apache HTTP server to ONLY answer to Cloudflare. I want Apache to ignore and close or not respond to ...
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How to create windows server backup (2008 R2) to the same drive?

I am not sure if the Windows server backup is the right tool but ... This what I am trying to achieve. I have server and 2 drives C: and E:. E: drive is mirrored (2 hdds). I want to create scheduled ...
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How to allow outside connection to specific port windows server 2008 R2?

I've created inbound rule for specific port I also configured router properly. I am sure that everything is OK with router as the applications that added exceptions to firewall working properly. ...
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Will it work: RDP Security Layer on Win08 R2, connected from Win7?

First some [very brief] background. Supposedly TLS 1.0 is no longer PCI compliant and thus I have to shut it off on our Win08R2 server. Last time I shut it off, it stopped my ability to RDP into the ...
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Disable Folder Redirection on Windows Server 2008 Standard

I am planning to disable folder redirection for a client, and I would like some advice from someone who has done this before. I would like to know what kind of issues can I expect my clients to ...
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Log remote IPs/FQDNs connected to FROM a Windows server

We have a network that is locked down heavily and the servers have no internet access. In out HIDS system, we see repeated attempts to connect to CDN IPs. I'd like to get a list of what ...
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disable RDP auto-logout on Windows Server 2008

I seem to have a problem with my server logging out the user 1 hour after the RDP session has closed. I want the user to always stay logged in so I can have an application running 24/7. I've tried a ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules ...
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Why add computers to Active directory domain?

I have been playing around with windows server and Active directory for quite some time. One can simply add a new user in AD and then add the client to the domain. this will create a domain account ...
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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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Swapping hard disk to new PC causes blue screen with Windows Server 2008

Just taken out a hard disk with Windows Server 2008 on and plugged it into a different PC and tried to boot it - it is blue screening and I can't even tell what the message says as it reboots ...
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Desktop Management with Active Directory

I've been doing some reading on Active Directory Domain Services and i find it really interesting. My question is this: Say i have ADDS installed on my Windows Server 2012 OS (or 2008), is it ...
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Windows Remote Desktop how to show RDP original user name

My local user name is foo and I login to my remote machine as bar. I need a method that (when executed on the remote machine) lists the original users logged in per RDP (I expect foo, not bar). Do ...
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Task Scheduler repeat task not triggering

I am trying to set up a task that will start up an .exe every minute. I have created a Trigger, that when triggered will run the .exe and repeat every minute indefinitely. (I have also tried ...
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Script to set “Hide file extensions”

I'm tired of the multi-step process to set my preferred folder options on every server to which I log on (Mostly Win2008, but also some 2012 and Win7 here and there). I'd love to be able to script the ...
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Filezilla Server | Restricting uploads

I am using filezilla server for my FTP transfers. The server is running on a windows 2012 server. Is there anyway I can set it so that no users are allowed to upload certain file types? So I could ...
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BOOTMGR is compressed Windows Server 2008

This is my first question to "superuser", hope you guys help me. I have Windows server 2008 R2 Enterprise installed in my system, by mistake I clicked the "Compress disk" of my C drive. Now when I ...
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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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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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Limit memory allocation for process

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2, and I would like to limit the allocated RAM memory space for a specific process, I have installed "Windows System Resource Manager" but I can only view the ...