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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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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Windows 2008 Server IIS7 Disable RC4 cipher [migrated]

After an security audit of our Windows Server farm we got this notice: Disable support for any RC4-based cipher suites. The most information I can find is this Microsoft Technet Security ...
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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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“C:\ProgramData\Package Cache” missing - how can I completely remove Visual Studio?

I am in the process of migrating some projects from an on-premise TFS server to Visual Studio Online. Somehow, someone has removed the package cache folder (C:\ProgramData\Package Cache) from our ...
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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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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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Is a remote RDP console session different from the real physical console?

Today I experienced something strange. We have several servers where a software interface application is running on the desktop. This application may run only once at a time (due to licensing) . ...
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How do I find out what service is using a certain port?

Port 22 specifically. I installed freeSSHd on a Windows Server 2008 box that only runs IIS. When I try to start the SSH Service, it tells me that the port is already being used. How can I find out ...
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Thinking of a RAID-5 Setup - What is the optimal configuration?

I am planning on setting up a RAID 5 array on my data storage drives using Windows Server 2008 software RAID. I currently have a 500 GB drive for the server OS and two 1 TB drives for data storage. ...
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Rename Tomcat7.exe for different instances?

I'm running JIRA and Confluence on the same server. Both show up in the task manager as Tomcat7.exe. I'm planning to write a monitoring script to restart the appropriate services if the tasks crash. ...
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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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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user root [migrated]

All of my non root users can still connect and all of my websites and applications work fine. I recently discovered that I was no longer able to login as root when trying to login to phpmyadmin. I've ...
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2 servers and only one way traffic

This has me stumped... I've got an old war horse SBS 2003 server and a server that is a few months old running Server 2008 R2 (Don't ask me why they put 2008 on it when it's so new...). The 2003 ...
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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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How can mouse clicks stop working in Windows but I can move the mouse?

Situation: Windows 2008 Server with SP2 64 Bit used as "Terminal Server", Direct X 11 Office 2007 32 Bit .net add-in for PowerPoint using WPF, nlog, Lucene the add-in is for end-users and does not ...
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XBOX 360 Connection to XBOX Live fails - Server 2008

I have an Xbox 360, that when I connect it directly to my Comcast modem will connect to Xbox live perfectly fine. However, I have a server in my house running Server 2008 Service Pack 2, which has ...
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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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Copy between Win Servers, which protocol?

If I copy data between to Windows Server disk folders (e.g. so that there is fileshare in the other computer), what is the protocol in this copying? Both of these computers are under the same domain. ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...