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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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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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 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 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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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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Why would you use Windows Server as a desktop operating system?

I've noticed quite a few people using Windows Server as their main desktop operating system. Why? I've never used it, so I don't know if it has some productivity features that aren't available in ...
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Can I run Mac OS X as a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

I would like to know if it is possible, (not from a legality standpoint, but from a technical standpoint), to run Mac OS X on a Hyper-V VM. This would make testing so much easier as I would not have ...
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How can I display host name on windows desktop

I do a lot of work on Windows Server 2008 remote desktops and often lose track of which host I am currently logged on to. Is there a way of displaying (without installing any non-standard apps) the ...
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When to use a RAM disk?

I know that RAM disks are fast, faster than any disk, but they lose their contents on a shutdown of the operating system. The capacity is limited to the RAM. Is there a useful implementation on a new ...
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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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Difference between Power user and Administrator

What would be the differences between a power user and administrator user?
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Disk Usage Bar not showing in Windows Server 2008

In my Windows Server 2008 R2 system disk usage bar is not showing, when am using tiles view in My Computer. Earlier it used to show the bar. In details view its showing total size and free space. I ...
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How to make network drives appear even if disconnected?

Windows 7 and Vista laptops in my company domain has network drives set up by Win2k8 Server GPO. Normally, when the laptops has ethernet cable plugged in before boot, the network drives connect and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 as a desktop OS?

I get Windows Server 2008 R2 for free through the DreamSpark program, so I thought I could save $30 and use Windows Server as my OS and not get Windows 7. I found this website, which makes it seem ...
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FileZilla not working on Server 2008 R2

I'm battling to get FileZilla working on Server 2008 R2. Until this morning, I had one 2008 and one XP machine, and always just used the XP one for FTP. I now have two 2008 machines and no FTP client. ...
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static IP address for using remote desktop

I have a static IP address provided by my ISP. I have two users in windows server 2008 which is Administrator and another is employee. I just want to access Administrator user using remote desktop ...
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Folders named as the current month by command line

I have this code : xcopy "C:\30*.zip" "C:\Folder\" what i want is to copy the zip files to a new folder, this folder named as the current month ex : March , April
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Windows vs Windows Server

How does Windows Server differ from any other Windows, say Windows XP? Does it have an inbuilt server of some kind? I can always start a server on any Windows machine, so I don't understand what ...
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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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Why does copying over RDP sometimes not work? [duplicate]

I was copying some files over an RDP session earlier, and all working fine. Now, all of a sudden, the "Copy" and "Paste" functions to and from the RDP session have simply stopped working! If I ...
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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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Creating one big continuous space from 4 disks

Hey. I am assembling file server for home use. I wonder if it is possible to use multiple disks in a way that they will be visible in network as one continuous space? More less like JBOD. I am using ...
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How to run a program with admin privilege

I need to run a program as a different user + make it run with admin privileges (Run as administrator). I use the 'runas' for running the program as a different user How can I run the program as ...
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Can I boot up into an existing virtual machine?

The situation: as a freelance developer, I need to work in a similar development environment to the other people on the project. Because the dev environment has so many dependencies and 3rd party ...
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Component Services Error Log - SQL Server Distributed Replay Client

I am getting the following error on a Windows Server 2008 x64 R2 Virtual Machine install: Log Name: System Source: Distributed COM Event ID: 10016 Level: Error Date: 2/20/2013 8:22:14 AM The ...
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Set environment variables from command line - and make them stick globally [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? In Windows 2008 Server R2, once I set an environment variable in the command line, how can ...
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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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Is it possible to see changes made to windows firewall in recent past?

I would like to check if some program or port has been enabled or disabled in last few hours on my computer in windows firewall? Is there some log where I can check this?
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what are some possible reasons why my company's DNS server sometimes fails to resolve the host name of some of my VM's?

I'm in charge of a group of VMs that are used by members of the group that I belong to for accessing web apps, web services, build servers, and stuff of that nature. IT is in charge of the DNS ...
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Change permissions on folders (mass)

I've had some problems in my server and now I need to give some write-permissions on some folders, but I have a lot of folders to do it. My server is Windows Server 2008, and if I select all folder ...
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Is there a hack to get RDP shadow sessions / console mode working on Windows Vista Home or Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm already running a hacked RDP made for Vista Home Premium x64, but I recently realized that shadow sessions only work for Windows Server versions. I really need to support shadow sessions on lesser ...
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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 can I automatically convert PowerPoint to PDF?

I need to convert .ppt/.pptx files to .pdf files (or images) through the command line using a 3rd party product. I'm using this for a Windows 2008 server and I can't use any GUI or website as this ...
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Windows server 2008 CPU load balancing

I have a Windows server 2008 CPU and Active Directory installed. Some how with lot of users and compiling process and many things, the CPU load rise too much and makes the server goes slow. What is ...
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Can I remotely un-install an installed graphics driver on Windows 2008 Server?

I had to install a new graphics driver that turns out its not to working properly. My remote login now states: "A device attached to the system is not functioning.". Can I login anyway to un-install ...
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Pingdom Website Speed Test: Connect time is too long

My e-commerce website was performing poor and I decided to find out the cause. A real good application came in help for me Pingdom Website Speed Test.When I analysed website with this, report was some ...
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Are CAL's Required? Server 2008 Advice

Basically what I would like is to setup a network to allow all employees in our business to have a central user system and file storage (Then if one machine fails there should be no loss of data). ...
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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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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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Task scheduler doesn't work unless I run it manually

I have a scheduled task on my Windows 2008 R2 server which is supposed to run a powershell script to download a backup of a file from another server. On this same server, I have scheduled the exact ...
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what physical disk is referenced by Event 7, Disk error “The device, \Device\Harddisk2\DR2, has a bad block.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which HD is involved in the Event Viewer? NOT a duplicate well, maybe the general premise is a duplicate, but the linked question is not answered, ...
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NTP sync… doesn't

Following the instructions here, I've manually configured the Windows Time service to use an external time source. As I noticed the server's clock drifts very fast (1s per 40min), I set the ...
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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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Windows equivalent to Mac Time Machine?

Is there a good product to have backup images of Windows like Time Machine? In case it matters, I have Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server, with various development tools installed.
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Saving space in a windows server 2008 workstation

Related Question: Why does the /winsxs folder grow so large, and can it be made smaller? My server 2008 installation drive is eating space like anything. Specially the winsxs folder. Trying ...
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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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Second domain (and name server), single IP

I have a Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7 computer at home that has a static IP. A while back I've purchased a domain and have set the registrars DNS servers IP, so that the hostname resolves to my IP. ...
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Windows Update error 80246008 windows 7 Sp1 x64

Background Intelligent Transfer Service is Missing & Not listed The steps I've found and tried have not helped Microsoft FixIt, (says it can't repair) sfc /scannow (found nothing) Add BITS to ...
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Mapping sftp/scp as a drive letter without user logins

I'm trying to find a software which could map sftp/scp services to a windows drive letter. I know there are quite a bunch of those available, but i haven't found a single one which could run with ...
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Prevent cut and paste from/to RDP client

Is there a way to ensure a windows remote desktop client does not have access to cut/paste from/to the host machine from the host OS?