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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“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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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 sbs2008 monitoring, searching for a good tool? [on hold]

I have a sbs2008 server running and need some monitoring tools. Is there any freeware or cheap tool that can me inform when something went wrong like with raid or network or so?
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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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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 is it possible to set password policy on user level when AD password policy is in place?

I need to check password security settings for AD users and SQL Server users. So, as AD is in place, I simply obtained the AD Password Policy: Here we see that the maximum password age is 42 days. ...
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Windows Server Active Directory API [migrated]

I need to develop a web application that must show a user's directory in Windows Server Active Directory. Does Windows Server Active Directory have some API that I can call to retrive those ...
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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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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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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 2012 R2. Installing a new server specifically for lync server 2013 [on hold]

I have a 2008 R2 standard box that runs 2010 Lync server. I am trying to follow the migration guide from 2010 to 2013. I am new to the system administrator position and several things I don't ...
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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 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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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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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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Are there no Windows server 2008 or 2012 nvidia drivers for GTX 900 series cards? Can Win 7/8 drivers work?

We want to buy GTX Titan or 980/970 card for CUDA-based simulation on our Workstation running Windows 2008 R2 64-bit (2012 would also be possible). Unfortunately there are no explicit server drivers ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Occasionally got “Request timed out” when trying to do ping test on a LAN server. What likely will be the cause?

I want to troubleshoot what causing the connection unstable between workstation and server in a LAN. When i try do the ping test, the reply sometime “Request timed out.” Any idea what likely the cause ...
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Microsoft Small Business Server - can I run a public website in IIS?

I am looking at installing my ASP.NET app on my client's Microsoft Small Business Server Premium Edition, but I've never used it as a platform. I need public facing IIS - obviously - and SQL Server ...
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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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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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Is it possible to start a program with “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” account [duplicate]

This is an extension of the question on SO If I see a process being run as "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" account, can I start a program with "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" credentials? Something like run as option.
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Cannot delete user profile created on Windows Server 2008

I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile. ...
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Why does server usage become 100% on a server running Milestone XProtect Professional 2014 on Microsoft Server Enterprise 2008

I have an application loaded Milestone XProtect Professional 2014 on Dell Server with the following specs: OS: Windows Server Enterprise 2008 Ram: 32 GB CPU: Intel Xeon E-5520 2.27 GHZ 2 processor ...
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How do I delete the Windows Explorer address bar history

Note: I am NOT referring to Internet Explorer. I am using Windows XP and Windows Server 2008 and need to delete the history values from the file browser (aka Windows Explorer). Somebody put a ...
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Two servers on a network (SBS 2011 & 2012 Essentials) - Why do users count on both?

For a few years our office has been fine using Windows SBS 2011. We have less than 10 actual employees, but with past accounts and accounts for various other uses (admin, support..) we are a bit over ...
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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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How to run a 3 different batch file in a onego?

I have a three batch file like a.bat,b.bat and c.bat. Now I wanted to execute the all these batch file in a onego but my point is they will execute in order. When 1st complete then 2nd start and when ...
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How can I copy a list of 500,000 files from windows server 2008 to a seagate NAS?

I have a text file that has ~500,000 full paths. I want to copy them to a NAS once. It's about 1TB of data. Should I make a zip file with all the files or copy them individually? How can I do either ...
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Access database error: The module name xxx is misspelled or refers to a module that doesn't exist

We are using Access database 2003 (I know, too old) with Win server 2008 in my company. We have one .mdb file split into two. A couple of days ago we had a problem trying to open modules. It all ...
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Active Directory - Export an OU and sub objects

I would like to export a container and everything it contains with ldifde tool. How can I do that, especially if the container is in Namin Context : Configuration ? I want to export and then import ...
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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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How can I get Windows Server 2008 to play sound?

I am currently using Windows Server 2008 RC1 on my workstation (not by choice). Installation went very smoothly, but I can't get sound working. I started Windows Audio Service and installed only ...
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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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Windows Event Forwarding between two computer out of a domain

I've got two computers and I want to set up event forwarding between them. Source computer is out of a domain, another is in some Domain. I tried to configure source initiated event subscrption but it ...
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how to speed up windows 7 domain attached pc loading?

I have a computer having windows 7 attached with a domain (server 2008) in my peer to peer network. As the server is no longer available, so its takes time to load to the main windows screen. The time ...
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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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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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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 ) , ...