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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Delete dupe files from source, move only missing across to target in Robocopy

We copied all our files to a new storage server recently. We didn't want to move at the time because we weren't sure if files would get lost. The problem now is that we have files on both places. ...
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The virtual machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

I can not start Hyper V virtual machines. I am getting following message: [Window Title] Virtual Machine Connection [Main Instruction] The application encountered an error while attempting to change ...
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Windows server : disk space used more than it should have [duplicate]

I have a Windows server, when I select all files in disk C, it tells me the total size is 30GB. But in "My Computer" view, it shows 50GB used in disk C. It's really strange that two numbers do not ...
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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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Windows 2008 RAID5 - How Many Disks Have I Lost?

I have an HP ProLiant Microserver running Windows 2008 R2 Standard, it has a 512mb system drive and 4 3Tb Seagate Barracuda drives running in software RAID-5 which give around 8.2Tb of storage. I ...
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How to delete a file inside system volume information folder in windows server 2008

I checked lots of ways to delete a file inside the System Volume Information folder (not a system file, a file I've copied there accidentally) but none of them worked for me. First I changed security ...
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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V (NOT R2)

I've recently come across a business who has set up a new Hyper-V server on Windows 2008 Non R2. This seems to lack many "features" (live migration, live disk expanding, dynamic memory). I've ...
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Create COM object

I want to test creating a COM object. Normally I use Excel or Word VBA and add a reference to the DLL I want to test. However I am on a Windows 2008 server without these programs and only the basic ...
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Check status of services and create a file

I have to check the statuses of 8 services on a windows 2008r2 server.Once all the statuses are RUNNING i need to create a file on the server. Doing some research i found that the following command ...
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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 , ...
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Run as administrator does not work on windows server 2008 R2

When I need administrator privileges the only way I can do that is as Run as different user and enter administrator credentials. My user is in administrators group and run as administrator does not ...
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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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Move Windows Backup Target, but Preserve Data?

I am tasked with making sure certain file backups (folders, files) are preserved on the backup drive that we use for Windows server backups. From what I see the drive will need to remove older files ...
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Full permissions on folder when remoted in, but read only through the network

If I remote desktop into my server, I have full control over D:\MyFolder, but if I access it through explorer (\\MyServer\MyFolder), I only have read permissions, and I cannot copy in files, add ...
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Can't access an internal IIS web site via IP address, only hostname

I have a machine on my home network running Windows Server 2008 (IIS7) with a web application running under default website called HTCOMNET. The network is just on a Windows Workgroup. The server is ...
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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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Using Windows Server 2008 as DHCP server with TP-link wr841n router

I want to disable DHCP option from the router and get an IP address from my Windows 2008 Server. My DHCP server IP is 10.0.0.2 and my router IP is 10.0.0.1. Tell me steps how I configure my router ...
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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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Connecting a Linux-based DVR to internet through Windows 2K8

I recently requested to connect a Linux based DVR to the internet. The current network setup is managed by a single Windows 2k8 server which has 2 network adapters - intranet adapter (192.168.0.2) and ...
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Is FTP user isolation adequate security for a Windows 2008 server?

On my Windows 2008 web server I've also setup an FTP site with user isolation within user folders and the NTFS permissions are set so that users only have read access to their own folder. Though I ...
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RDP SSL/Hybrid Mode Supported but Not Enforced

Our web server is Windows 2008 R2. A PCI scan by Trustwave is failing our PCI compliance because of this: RDP SSL/Hybrid Mode Supported but Not Enforced Remote desktop protocol (RDP) supports 3 ...
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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 would I use my domain on my Windows Server 2012?

I recently started a project of building a server at home and trying to host a website on it. I have almost everything setup and working correctly but only have one issue, I can't figure out how to ...
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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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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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Generate mount point (disk space) threshold alert in Windows

How can I perform a certain action (e.g. run a command to send an e-mail, etc.) if a disk has less than 10% free space?
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Allow trusted IP and Block others in Windows Server 2008 R2

For protection of a Web Server, I need to allow some trusted IP and block others. The solution I have tried: Create 2 inbound rules : Allow some IP and RDP IP Block All this resulted on ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 ...