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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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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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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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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Ldap with cloud application

I was wondering if you guys could help me, I'm trying to use ldap to connect with our AD but the settings on the cloud app seem to fail. How do you set up ldap with external servers? Is there some ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Incorrect used space in Quotas Manager

We are facing a strange issue, The quota manager (in Server manager) shows wrong used space, while TreeSize shows other results. TreeSize: 269.4MB Folder properties: 266 MB Quota manager: 805 MB ...
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Set cmd prompt at start of session? [duplicate]

I wanted to modify my cmd prompt on Windows to more closely resemble the prompt I use in Linux and OS X. With some experimentation, I found that entering the following line of code at the start of a ...
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Enable ssh connection on windows server 2008

I am trying to ssh in windows to some windows server 2008 using cygwin but I got following error: $ ssh -v works780@172.26.33.203 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1h 5 Jun 2014 debug1: Reading ...
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I cannot get Audio to work on Windows Server 2008

If I remote in Audio is transferred and plays. But if I hook up to the motherboard and log in it does not play. I have all indication it is playing, but neither front or back port is working. I have ...
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ping -s values on Windows NT 6

Windows NT 6 (Server 2008 R1 32-Bit) offers -s Count : Specifies that the Internet Timestamp option in the IP header is used to record the time of arrival for the Echo Request message and ...
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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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I mapped networked drives with GPO but users are not seeing networked drives?

I followed the instructions here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/01/07/using-group-policy-preferences-to-map-drives-based-on-group-membership.aspx I successfuly mapped drives but 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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Get size of a file and save it to a variable in Windows console?

I'm making a windows batch script, I need to get the specific size of a file so I can Insert that and other values I already got to a database, but I just can't figure out the proper way to do it. ...
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netsh.exe on Windows 2008 Server

For some reasons, I used command netsh interfaces ip reset nul On Windows 2003 Server it cleared all. But on Windows 2008 Server it cleared only IP, mask and GW, but not DNS, WINS. What am I doing ...
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Exclude site from Compability View policy

I have a client who enforces the policy in IE that all local intranet sites be loaded in the Compatibility View. Unfortunately our webapp doesn't support this and gives alot of issues in the comp. ...
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Unable to Create Linked Servers using SSMS on SQL server 2008 R2

I am unable to create or view properties of the Linked Servers from SSMS on SQL server 2008 R2 and the error appears "cannot find table 0. (System.Data)" also the providers are not being displayed ...
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Active Directory Server is not operational

I converted my Physical Win2k8 Server (DC) to a Virtual Server using VMWare vConverter. After getting it to boot up in the Virtual environment I have few issues; 1. The Active Directory Domain Service ...
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Effective Permissions in Windows Server 2008 R2

So I created a VHD for testing some permissions on a computer attached to a domain The VHD is mounted as E:\ Inside of E:\ I have created a folder called web (so e:\web) I right click on the web ...
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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 2008 R2 moving partition on same disk

I would need to move windows partition to another partition X: towards the right hand side on the same disk. The way I am doing is creating a vss shadow and then creating an WIM image of it. Then I am ...
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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 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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Network speed significantly reduced on Win Server 2008 DC

I started building a little server at home on a Gigabit network. I am running Windows Server 2008 32bits SP2. Before making the server a Domain Controller, I was able to get file transfers at an ...
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Can a single folder can be configured for both anonymous FTP and HTTP in IIS 7.0

I am using Windows server 2008 R2 VPS(with IIS 7) as my web server for hosting websites, ftp etc. Can I configure a anonymous ftp account to work with both ftp and http? (FTP account with security ...
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Why are files under C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile not accesible to a running Windows service?

I'm trying to setup a build using TeamCity and Leiningen, but I don't think this is particularly pertinent to my question. There are two TeamCity services, one for the build server and another for a ...
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Windows Service stops on Server Patch

I'm a developer that has a Windows Service that runs on a production server that sends emails that are entered into a database on a database server. Although the service is set to start automatically, ...
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Command Line to transfer file between 2 different servers in different networks

I would like to create a batch file for Task Scheduler runs every hour on taking following actions. File "apple" in Folder "fruits" at Server A on IP Address/Network A. File "apple" in Folder ...
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Restict Windows Explorer access for an application

I am using an application(Citrix) on Windows Server. Now this application allows users to log into the application using an Active Directory user account and access only Internet Explorer, where a ...
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Create a GPFS Administrative account

i try to install GPFS on Windows Server 2008 R2, after successfully install GPFS i want to use the GPFS Command Prompt. But when i type in some Commands there comes a error: "mmstartup cannot execute ...
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Flash drive connects in USB 1.1/2.0 mode randomly

USB flash drive sometimes connects fine as a USB 2.0 device and I can copy/paste content faster. Though it randomly connects as USB 1.1 and then it gets so slow that I feel I'm downloading stuff from ...
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Why do I get “could not start” for this task?

I am trying to use schtasks for first time on window 2008. It appears to work but when I check I get "Could not start". WHen I go to .exe in explorer and double-click - it runs. SchTasks /Create /SC ...
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Powershell LastWriteTime is incorrect

I am running the following script to create directories based on the first 9 characters in the filenames in the directory and then moving te files into these directories based on their filenames. dir ...
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Change NIC card speed duplex from 100M to 1Gb? Cannot connect remotely

Through remote desktop, I changed the speed duplex from 100Mbps to 1Gbps. Then after a few seconds of "processing" the change, my remote desktop connection ended. And now I can't connect to the server ...
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How to fix windows update errors 80244018?

I am unable to install updates. I can download them without problems, But it always fails while installing them. Very few packages get randomly installed successfully. I thought it was my machine , ...