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Questions tagged [windows-server-2008]

A version of Windows for servers based on Windows Vista. The original version became generally available in February 2008, and an updated 2008 R2 version was released in July 2009. Questions about administering Windows Server systems that are specific to a business environment are off topic for Super User; please consider asking on Server Fault instead if your question is on topic there.

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Microsoft ADAMSync / LDS - How to change the standard port

I am trying to sync my actual LDS instance from Windows Server 2008 to my new test LDS instance on a Windows Server 2016. Sync from LDS Server: because we created custom attributes and there are ...
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Backup windows server 2008 fails - shadow copy

I want to back up my Windows Server, but it fails when making shadow copy. I have seen that it only fails when I want to make a complete backup of the system (and not if I select only D or E drive). ...
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Cannot change my network id or domain name On win 7 Enterprise

Im logged in as a local administrator on a machine part of a workgroup and find that Under the "computer name" tab in system properties, the option to click the "change" button or "network id" is ...
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I have lost my admin rights and locked up the admin account and signed in as a local account [duplicate]

I have lost my admin rights and locked up my admin account. I am signed in with a local account without admin rights. I am unable to run any program with admin access and using "run as administrator". ...
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Exec php function on apachi windows server

I am working on the php apachi xampp server on windows server. Everything is working fine but exec func and shell_exec function is not working. I checked php.ini not disabled functions are defined. ...
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How to create a listening server in windows server 2008 to recieve files from linux via nc command?

Right now i have a linux server listening at a port to write whatever comes at that port in a file the following way: nc -l -p 7777 0.0.0.0 | tee some.file And i have a linux client that pushes a ...
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How to connect AWS ec2 Windows instance in Putty?

I have created a AWS Windows Ec2 instance, I can able to connect to the remote windows machine by using .rdb file, everything works fine. Now I need to connect a windows server by using putty. Let me ...
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NAS vs Microsoft Server: what is the best solution? [solved] [closed]

For my work I need to use different software that run only under windows. I am unsure whether i should go with a NAS and install this software on the NAS (eg. synology) or consider Microsoft Server ...
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Windows 10 Pro v1803 unable to join 2008/2003 Domain

Scenario: Domain Controller 1 = Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller 1 = Windows 2003 R2 Domain Name = MYCOMPANY (Single Label Domain) Functional Level > Windows Server 2003 Clients: Mix of Windows ...
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Is it possible to upgrade PowerShell 3 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 to higher versions?

On a fully patched Windows Server 2008 SP2, I've upgraded Powershell 2 to 3. Is there no way to upgrade powershell to v5 or even v4? Notes: Powershell 2 to 3 installation done via: https://www....
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Accessing the database is very slow from a hosted website and fast when accessed from localhost

We've been having a problem which seems to have just sprung out of nowhere. We have a NopCommerce website which our client has hosted off his own server. We have 1 web server which has Windows 2008R2 ...
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FreSSHd User Home Directory

Using Win Server 2008 R2. I have one user named jim setup in freeSSHd. The SFTP home path is set to C;\. This works fine. I have now created an additional user named john, I would like to set their ...
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Microsoft May Security Update - CredSSP [duplicate]

I'm experiencing something very strange after deploying the May security update on our test machines. Here is the thing - client machines: Win 7 with May security installed, CredSSP patched server ...
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Why a computer and the local server are permanently disconnected, after an application getting no responding?

I have nine computers and one server in my studio, and these machines are connected to one router (wire/wireless), and I use static IP addresses for these machines. They can ping each other. All ...
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Extracting minor version number from C# source using MSDOS batch file

I need to extract the version number from this C# source line using MSDOS batch file: public const int major_version = 2; My attempt: :: Extract the number-token from the major version string. ::...
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Dhcp server on windows 2008r2 gives this error: “unable to determine the dhcp server version”

I have two dhcp server on my lan and each of them is running on a dc (windows 2008r2). i'd like to manage both of the dhcp server from the command line with the netsh command by domain\administrator ...
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Windows Server 2008: Sometimes Windows shows the simple file sharing dialog while other times it shows the advanced dialog

when I try to share a folder to my LAN on Windows Server 2008 Standard by right clicking a folder and choose Share, sometimes Windows shows the simple file sharing dialog while other times it shows ...
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Task Scheduler Tasks Running at the Same Time

We have multiple standard tasks on the task scheduler that calls an application with a parameter. The tasks run at different hours of the morning. However, in the last few days all the tasks have ...
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checking and upgrade cURL version on windows server 2008R2

How to check whether cURL is installed on Windows Server 2008R2, check current version and how to upgrade to the latest version? Thank you.
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nx_log parsing windows server 2008

I'm using nxlog to collect Windows Server 2008 logs to central syslog. The logs are too verbose which makes them hard to read and they waste too much space. I'd like to get rid of the description part ...
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Can .NET memory leak cause port exhaustion?

Our web server has been having an issue due to port exhaustion. This happens every 2 weeks and a reboot fixes the issue. But I want to get to the bottom of this issue and find a permanent fix to avoid ...
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Ntfs Control MFT Growth Increment

I have an cleanly formatted 8TB NTFS drive on a Windows Server 2008 system. I'm copying 6TB of documents onto it using some parallel robocopies . There are a large number of smallish files (~150 ...
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Dedicated server, slow browser

I have a server running Windows 2008 Enterprise with the following specs: Dual Xeon E5-2670, 96GB, 2x480GB SSD 2.66GHz / 3.3GHz Turbo, 1Gbit Port 16 Cores / 32 threads I am using this server for ...
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Getting access to windows server 2008 R2 anywhere

I trying to learn how to run my own domain using windows server 2008 R2 for testing. I have users joined to the domain, so far so good but, know I need to be able to access my server out side my ...
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Corrupted installer cache | Manually repair Office without losing user settings

Problem On a Windows 2008 Terminal Server no patches can be installed for Office 2010. The installer cache seems to be corrupted. Question Is there a way to manually repair the office 2010 ...
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IE 11 not rendering a page properly

The URL I am trying to access: https://www.barchart.com/stocks/indices/russell/russell1000?viewName=performance&orderBy=percentChange1y&orderDir=asc I am expecting a table to be displayed (...
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Make a File Share Available to Share via DFS (Windows 2k8 R2)

We have a fileshare mapped to a windows machine. Its called \\storagelocation\storagename\stor, and it's mapped to the N: drive on the server (server01). Now we want to share that fileshare using ...
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cURL command runs in Linux but not Windows 2008

I have installed cURL on Windows 2008 Server, and am trying to execute the command below. This command executes fine on an Ubuntu machine on the same LAN, but when I run it in Windows I get these ...
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How to increase storage space in a RAID 10?

So Lets say that I have a server running on 4 hard drives... We have them in a RAID 10 setup and they are all 600GB. Now I take one of them out, then swap it physically with a 1.2TB HDD. In this ...
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When Expending VHD it converts to Dynamic

I added more space to VHD but it converted the VHD into Dynamic Disk and also show Drive in three different area (partition). How can I change it back to basic without rebuilding the VHD? Why did it ...
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Unable to access files but directory listing works in MS IIS

I have hosted a website on http with directory listing enabled in MS IIS V 6.1 on windows server 2008. on port 8080 without ssl. I am able to access and list the directories using both localhost and ...
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Disable TCP SACK option

My question is about How can i disable Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) option in windows server 2008 . How can i know its status on the server if it's enabled or disabled . Microsoft hot fix It ...
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Windows Explorer - sort by date, any modified file

Windows Server 2008 So I haven't been able to spot a question/solution that matches my need. I want to be able to sort files/folders in Windows Explorer such that if ANY file within a folder has ...
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CPU Usage Suddenly Decreased on Two Servers

We are running 6 2008 SQL Servers on Windows Server 2008 R2, 4 of which were sitting around 50%+ CPU usage during peak usage. On Wednesday, the CPU on 2 of these 4 servers dropped by 20% and ...
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Does windows log which admin domain user authorised an event

For example, if a standard user wanted to perform a software installation which would require admin rights, then admin credentials would have to be used to authorize the action. So does windows or ...
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How can I find what is preventing a Windows computer from shutting down remotely?

We have Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 machines that we reboot from a Linux server using net rpc shutdown -f -r -I {ip_address} -U user%password. Usually this works fine. However, sometimes the ...
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Windows server 2008 foundation

Can I migrate from windows server 2008 foundation to windows server 2012 r2 ? My windows server 2008 foundation contains AD DS, Exchange and data of company.
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How to identify bad disk by WWN Windows Server 2008

I have two identical hard drives in Windows Server 2008 configured in diskmgmt.msc as a software mirror, or whatever MS's parlance is. One of the disks is bad. Good ol' Linux can show a drive's WWN in ...
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How to detect if a specific scheduled task is running?

I've 2 specific scheduled tasks on my windows 2008 Server The first runs once a day The second runs every five minutes. In the second task, that is basically a php script, I'd like to check if the ...
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Windows Server 2008 cloud backup solution

I am looking for a cloud backup solution on Windows Server 2008. It is a Web server with nearly 250 Gb of data. I've been using Azure cloud backup, but a problem has appeared recently that when it ...
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Events 4720 and 4732 not being created in the Event Viewer (Server 2008)

These events are related to user creation and adding user to the administrator group in Windows Server 2008 They are not being created when I create a user or when I add the user to a group, in this ...
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How to add domain user to existing shared folder shared tab (permissions) using command line?

I have multiple shared folders on server (windows server 2008) which are shared for multiple users. My problem is I want to add give access of few folders to newly created domain user. Now there are ...
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how to get the windows dhcp leases information from linux

I try to remote execute netsh across winexec for linux, but netsh dhcp server need Administrator I also try rpcclient,but rpcclient can not get the dhcp info from windows
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How to suppress Event Log entries for Security/File Access auditing

I have set up "Audit object access" on a Windows Server 2008-R2. I then went to a specific folder properties/security/advanced/auditing and added an entry for Everyone and checked both Successful and ...
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What is difference between “.\username” vs “localhost\username” vs “MachineName\username”

I am using rdp protocol with mstsc credssp feature which helps me to delegate my credential to remote for validation. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb931352(v=vs.85).aspx ...
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Running a vm inside a vm

I have a cloud VM from a commercial cloud VM company. This host VM is windows server 2008. I have installed vmware player on this host and I want to run an ubuntu vm in it. VMWare player shows an ...
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Class not registered (Explorer.exe) on Windows Server 2008 via Remote Desktop

I've got my local disks set to be accessible from remote connected Windows Server 2008. When I open some location in the Windows Explorer, after some time or after re-connecting that location and all ...
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PCs on LAN randomly are unable to login to the domain server

I have ~100 PCs connected to a Microsoft domain server on a LAN (Ethernet). When I do a wake on LAN, one or more PCs at random give the error message "Domain Server unavailable to process login ...
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How can I restore Server 2008 disk image to newer hardware, different CPU's, etc.?

Have an older PC running Windows Server 2008. Can I restore an Acronis backup image of this system onto newer hardware with radically different components?
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Grant Standard user to run one EXE file as an Admin using GPO

I have a domain in Server 2008 where we use a certain program which updates periodically. The domain users do not have any kind of Domain admin or local admin privileges. I would like to create a GPO ...