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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NTP sync on Windows Server 2008

How would you make a Windows Server 2008 server sync with free ntp servers on the Internet? What free programs would do this? How do you configure them? (I need it to sync every 30sec as the server's ...
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recover folder permissions when access is denied

Ok. So I apparently had a user go into the permissions settings of a folder on our network share and they proceeded to modify permissions without consulting me first. Now the folder is inaccessible. ...
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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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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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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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Tool to migrate local windows server groups and members to another windows server [closed]

Anyone aware of any free or inexpensive program (other than Windows Server Migration Tools) that would allow for migrating local windows 2008 server groups to windows 2012 server?
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disable resizing/moving of any window with the mouse [closed]

I'm writing a small app that handles window positions and sizes, and I'd like to disable the resize/move feature of windows using the mouse (dragging the borders or the title bar). I know this seems ...
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Large files fail on transfer

When transferring files larger than ~17GB to/from a Windows Storage Server 2008, user gets error along the lines of "Could not complete transfer, do you want to try again?" Trying again always fails. ...
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Mikrotik Netmap to Windows server 2008

I have Mikrotik RouterBoard RB2011UIAS-2HND-IN as my router and Windows Server 2008 as DC. I want users outside local network be able to connect our chat server placed on Windows Server. Chat server ...
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How to show volume shadow copy service tab?

There is a service called volume shadow copy that can help me to control my system restore points , this service can make me restore any thing ( e.g restore my files that I write at specific date ) , ...
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Make Batch file to add special tags at the front of video files at one folder

I always make download for learning tutorials videos , Some times I don't remember where I can find those videos because they are too many , so I decide to make tags to those file and put them in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Automatize file transfer to a windows server

I'm looking for a simple way to copy files over internet to a remote server using a tool that would work in the commant line, for automatization purposes. So no RDP. All I've come up is FTP. Are ...
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Detect Windows Server version 32/64-bit in CLI

What's the best and quickest way to detect whether you're running a 32 or 64-bit version of Windows Server from the command line? (Cygwin is installed)
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Debug in sql server 2012

I have 3 sql server (2005,2008,2012) In 2005 and 2008 remote debug (from sql management studio installed on the client) works without problems. In sql 2012 debugging only works on sql management ...
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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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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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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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How to display a list of network shares shared by a Windows computer

I have a Windows 2008 server with various software packages installed on it. I want to know what network shares my server is sharing (and I want to know that from within the server, not by trying to ...
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How to define short path for already installed program on Windows 2008 R2?

I've a installed program and would like to define short path for it. I've already set NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 0 and bounced server too but that didn't help. Looks like only new programs would ...
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Route Lan IP to Gateway on WAN server 2008

On my windows server i have a WAN and LAN interface. ON my LAN interface the ip is 10.200.0.1/16 and my WAN has an ip of 192.168.20.100 with multiple gateways192.168.20.1, 192.168.30.100, and ...
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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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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 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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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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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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Is there a trace of users killing a process on windows machine

We're debugging a situation in a retail location where the program does a bunch of logging but then everything just stops. it's pretty apparent that the comm to an external web service is taking some ...
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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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How I Can Specify Ports and Certain IPs So That Some IPs Can Access only Via That Port in Windows Server 2008

I want to open a Port where I want to list some IPs. Only These IPs should be able to access via that Port. How can I do these in Windows Server 8.
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Tomato firmware with separate DCHP server

I've got a Tomato router which works wonderfully, but I've also got a Windows server that I would like to use as the DHCP server instead of the Tomato router. I know that I can configure each client ...
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Is there a way to keep the selection in Windows 2008 Explorer when changing the sort order

A nice feature of Windows Explorer up to Windows Server 2003 at least (I don't have easy access to Vista or Windows 7 to know when this was lost) was that you could select multiple files (or folders) ...
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How to override forced after hours shutdown Windows 7 Enterprise

My network admin shutsdown all computers on the network at 6pm, but I need my computer to remain on for the rest of the evening. Is it possible to override this after hour shutdown policy locally? I ...
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No audio in TS session to Windows Server 2008 R2

I have a server box with Windows Server 2008 R2 and no audio hardware. I have installed the "Desktop Experience" feature, and if I plug in a USB headset audio works on the console. However when I ...
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Which ports to open in order to access a Windows Server 2008 shared drive through VPN?

There are two servers, A and B. The networks of those servers are connected through VPN. Each network is protected by a firewall and all ports are blocked. I am the owner of server A, and ...
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How can I unlock a folder locked by ‘System’ process on Windows Server 2008?

I'm on Windows Server 2008 64-bit. LockHunter identifies that a folder is locked by the "System" process. I'm not sure why this happens, but my bigger concern is how to unlock it. I'm looking for a ...
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Which hardware/softwares do I need in order to push new software from a single central computer (server?) to many client computers at once?

I apologise in advance if I use the wrong terminology, or say anything spectacularly ignorant. I'm bound to and, in fact, my problem is precisely the fact that I do not know the correct terminology in ...
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How do I remap Shift + Del on Windows to mean Delete instead of Cut?

Shift+Del on my Windows computer is interpreted as cut to the clipboard. How can I make it no different than just Delete alone?
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Windows Server 2008 Installing Updates for 2 days at shutdown

On Friday before leaving work, I rebooted the server because of a software was removed, a UBS server in particular. At the shutdown screen, there was 15 updates. So I stick for awhile till it stayed ...
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Google Chrome redirects me to google.com.tr

I have a new Windows Server 2008 R2. I have IIS 7.0 running with a couple of web sites. I installed Google Chrome on the machine and it worked great, yesterday. Today, I went to Chrome to look some ...
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How to hide the network shared directories C$ D$ ADMIN$ by windows in linux client?

Can I get a solution in GNOME or nautilus? It should be hidden graphically. I'm using Fedora 14, GNOME, and the gvfs package to look over the network share. I can't rename all new files/folders ...
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Windows Server 2008 firewall not allowing a port range

I have a windows server 2008 SP1 Datacenter instaled on my PC. My problem is that windows firewall is not accepting port ranges, like 2300-3000, 5500-6000 and so on.. Here is a similar image from my ...
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What file systems does Windows 2008 support?

I'm doing a schoolwork assignment and I'm currently on the question: "What file systems does Windows 2008 support?" Sounds easy but I dunno if it's a trap. It would be easy to say FAT32, NTFS etc. ...
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Events ID 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active Directory

i have newly register a virtual private server (windows 2008 R2), my problem is when i install an Active Directory and DNS Roles its raise the below events IDs 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active ...
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Windows Server DHCP role not working correctly in VMware Player

I've got a Windows Server 2008 running in VMWare player with the following roles: Active Directory Domain Services DHCP DNS The server is using the following credentials: The IP of the (DNS) ...
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Windows Live Mesh Connectivity Issue

I have Windows Live Mesh installed on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008 system. Whenever I attempt to sign in to it I get an error message saying, "There might be a problem with your internet connection." ...
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Backup domain and selected service data on a domain controller?

I need to reconfigure a PowerEdge server that's acting as my domain controller. The server is running Windows Server 2008 standard. Its providing the directory, DNS and DHCP (it does not follow best ...