Questions tagged [windows-server-2008-r2]

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Windows Tasks Scheduler Job fail

I'm using Tasks Scheduler on Windows 2008 R2. It executes a .bat file which removes some files in a particular directory. When I am running this .bat file from the command prompt it does the job and ...
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Reporting services configuration manager cannot find Report Server instance (SQL server 2008 R2 standard)

I have SSRS and SQL server 2008 running on same server. However sometime I found Reporting services configuration manager cannot find Report Server instance and it is affecting reports. The only way ...
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Error “DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer using any of the configured protocols” is generated for every 5 mins for a nonexistent server

In our server event log, for every 5 mins the below error will appear. DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer RemovedServerName using any of the configured protocols. How to identify which ...
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Reactivate Windows Server 2008 R2 without internet connection

I have an application running on Windows Server 2008 R2. The thing is we just have to format the OS, and work with an evaluation version of windows downloaded from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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How to check which folder is increasing size recently?

One of my servers got virus and it usually get full storage. How could I check which folder is increasing size recently or which files added recently so that I could delete files for more space? I had ...
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PC stalls and eventually crashes

I am home for the holidays and my father is having computer issues I was asked to fix, but am unsure of how to fix the issue. I have a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard edition that has 5 ...
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Alter Logging Threshold for Windows Time-Service?

The Windows System Log on my machine is getting filled up with these Windows Time-Service messages (Event 50). This machine is synced but isn't always accurate to within 128 milliseconds. I'm OK ...
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Update PKIClient on Windows Server 2012 R2

I need to create a self-signed certificate for SSL connections to an IIS-App on a Windows Server 2012 R2 with Powershell 5.1 installed. On Windows 10 I use successfully: $subject = "something&...
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Widows 10 Active directory profile desktop not responding after restart and login in outsite domain network

Windows Server 2012 R2 active directory profile has been configured in windows 10 pro-64-bit laptop and was working fine and we restarted the laptop is in outside domain network and after logged in ...
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IIS 7 redirects to IP

On the domain cpanel, I have subdomain A record pointing to the IIS server IP, but once the subdomain is accessed, the browser is redirected to the IP, and it is shown in the address bar. How to force ...
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The same local profile for domain users on server?

We have a Security Group in AD: ACL_SRV1_USERS. It contains domain accounts USR1, USR2 and USR3. I need to setup a same local profile for this users/Security Group on member server SRV1. They needs ...
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Some Virus is creating “Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\SqlManagement” folder again and again [duplicate]

c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\SqlManagement folder is creating again and again in our Windows server 2008 R2. SqlManagement folder contains some files with ...
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how to install raid driver when installing win server?

Hello i have hp server i am trying to install win server 2008 r2 on it i have added hard disk to smart array and i made raid 0 (i have one hard disk) but when i want to install win server it looks ...
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net use command works in command prompt, but not in bat file

It's a small laboratory network that connects to another network via an FTP server. FTP server is managed by the other network. This lab network is basically 2 clients and one server with several ...
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netsh advfirewall can not set group profile

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, 64 bit. Powershell version 5.1.144049. Trying to use a command from this Microsoft Support Page -> Example 8: Enable specific services netsh advfirewall firewall ...
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Will registry fix for CVE-2020-1350 break active directory DNS on 2008 R2 DC

Microsoft has release a patch for a critical vulnerability for their DNS Server software. https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/4569509/windows-dns-server-remote-code-execution-vulnerability CVE-...
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Windows Server 2008 Files Not Appearing

I've been tasked with solving an issue in which all of the files on a network drive are no longer appearing. From what I've been told, everything was working properly, and then one user upgraded their ...
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enable “Turn off Windows+X hotkeys” GPO using powershell

Need to enable Turn off Windows+X hotkeys GPO. I have used the below query but is not enabling the GPO. If (-not (Get-Module GroupPolicy)){Import-Module GroupPolicy} Set-GPRegistryValue -Name "...
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Removing Windows wireless policy GPO settings

I've configured a group policy to push out wireless settings and set a whitelist for networks - I now need to remove this, however I can't for life of me figure out how. Current state of the GPO: ...
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Can't install RAID controller drivers

I recently had a Megaraid SAS controller die on me that had a Raid 1 and a Raid 60 setup on it. I have the new Megaraid SAS controller installed and my RAID array imported, but obviously Windows ...
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How to activate windows server 2003 via ISO?

The problem is windows server 2003 asks activation with no option. I tried to do THIS with registry option. Now I got just login screen, activation window doesn't work. I am finding tool ISO to ...
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Hyper-V client - drive periodically unwritable

I have an odd situation. A file server that has been in place for about 10 months suddenly has a drive that is periodically unwritable. Host Dell Poweredge R420 Server 2012 R2 32 GB RAM Xeon(R) ...
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RDP Logging into Wrong Server

I'm in the process of setting up our new server and can connect to it while on the same network. The issue is when remote employees try to log in it takes them to our old server running 2008r2 instead ...
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Certificate Authority generates a certificate on IIS 6 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 that uses weak encryption in Chrome and FireFox

My organization has our own Certificate Authority (CA) on one of our Windows Server 2008 R2 machines and a local intranet website that uses SSL. My predecessor created a certificate in 2016 that does ...
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How to upgrade Windows 2008R2 German to Windows 2012 R2 English

I need to update several Windows 2008 R2 servers to Windows 2019 - we all have to these days... And yes, I'm aware that I have to go via Windows 2012 R2, that's not the issue: There's one server in ...
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Clients get IP from wrong subnet

We have a Windows 2008 R2 Server with a DHCP server that manages a public IP net and a internal IP net. We use the latter for machine computers that are not supposed to show in the network and have ...
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Windows 2008R2 RAS does not works after install KB4524157

I'm using a WINDOWS 2008R2 STD as a VPN (PPTP remote access server) server. The clients are connect to the shared folder in internal network via WIN 2008 server with PPTP. Today morning, I found ...
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How to use powershell and set-acl to replicate permissions across folder structure and for specific extensions?

There are a set of folders and subfolders in windows containing *.dxf (many), *.add (many) and shapes.dat (1 per folder) files. These are part of a folder structure required by a software. I need to ...
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Windows Server 2008 r2 : Correct registry values

I have run this registry file : Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.2\Client] "Enabled"=dword:...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server on AWS - sudden RDP issue

I manage a business with seven offices that all RDP to a Windows 2008 R2 Server on AWS. Most client machines are iMacs with the Microsoft RDP software. This solution has been faultless for 3 years and ...
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How can I allow users from one trusted domain access shared files from another trusted domain?

How can I allow users from one trusted windows 2008 R2 domain access shared files located on another trusted Win2012 domain without prompting for authentication, is this even possible?
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Program started through the Windows Task Scheduler doesn't listen on port

Windows 2008r2 I have a legacy application, which when it is run listens on a port. When I execute the application, it works fine. When I run it through a scheduled task, it starts the process, but ...
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Process Explorer System Info CPU red line surge

On a Windows 2008 server, I see a regular surge of CPU usage. Looking at the processes in ProcExp by eye, doesn't highlight anything in particular as the cause. How can I find out what is causing ...
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Windows: Find files with permission assignments for specific user

We have an IIS web application that works when using one application pool ("IIS AppPool\OldPool"), but not another ("IIS AppPool\NewPool"). It seems extremely likely that this is due to missing file ...
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VSphere windows VM Cycle restarting

I've faced with a strange VM behaviour What do we have: -VSphere vm -Windows 2008 R2 Problem: Vm restarting after few moments after start. When the "press ctrl-alt-del for log in" screen appears ...
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mounting share on Mojave says No such file or directory

I am trying to mount a share on Mojave 10.14.3 for Mac mini distribution point hosted on VM Windows Server 2008 R2 using the following command : mount_smbfs -f 0755 -d 0755 smb://username:pwd@...
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prevent IIS from applying setting to subdirectories

I have a website which needs to use a default document for the application root, but must not for subdirectories. I'm using the "directory browsing" feature, but I only want it to work for ...
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Windows 2008 R2 stand-alone: Change of hashing algorithm for user passwords

On a Windows 2008 R2 machine, which is not part of an AD-environment, the local account passwords are stored using unsalted MD4 hashes. Is it possible, to Change the hashing algorithm and enable ...
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Windows Task Scheduler trigger edit ignored

I have a task that has been running for years at 5:45 AM. Recently we decided that running at 1:30 AM and repeating hourly for 12 hours is a better solution, so we made that change. However, the ...
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Warning “File Does not Exist” moments after its creation

Today I'm facing a very strange problem. We have a network shared folder on a Windows 2k8 R2 Server where an application gerenates a text file after the client app sends a command. Then the client ...
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Last Logon Information Preventing Remote Desktop Connection

Our recent changes enforced by our security department had me enable the following setting in our GPO: Computer Configuration > Windows Components > Windows Logon > Display information on ...
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OpenVPN can not access shared drives on network

I am having trouble accessing our shared network drives when I am connected through the VPN. When I am physically in the office and connected, I have no problems at all. On everyone's computers, the ...
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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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PowerShell - Low priority remote file transfer

I am writing a PowerShell script that needs to be able to download many large files from many servers (i.e. windows server hosts) at once. Many of these servers may be used for important activities ...
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Powershell locks up for any command

Windows Server 2008 R2 When typing anything (or nothing) into PowerShell, and hitting enter it just locks up with a flashing cursor and does nothing for about 20 to 30 minutes. After waiting a long ...
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Windows 10 xCopy Over Network

We have a Windows 10 box here that's been running a batch file that runs an xcopy on a folder with subfolders. It's been running happily for years, but last week, on 12th December, for no apparent ...
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How to find out who kicked another user?

I have a couple of users, connected to an RDP server (jump server, let's call it RDP-1 Windows server 2008 R2) and from there to another RDP (let's call it RDP-2 Windows Server 2008 R2) where they run ...
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Unexpected behavior in VBScript with SendKeys

I'm attempting to create a VBScript I can run from a scheduled task to restart our SonicWall firewall. The firewall is a "lower-end" business model (TZ400), and I periodically have to reboot it ...
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Time synchronization with Daytime Protocol

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 and for some testing purposes I need to sync the system time with the NIST Internet Time Servers using the Daytime Protocol. The sync needs to occur 3-4 times a day, ...
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mstsc.exe uses 25% of CPU (100% of core) - how to analyze/fix this? [closed]

We have Windows Server 2008 R2 that works as a Remote Desktop host. From there, users again have to connect to another RD host using RemoteApp. Suddenly, mstsc.exe of RemoteApp connection started to ...

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