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The Microsoft Server topic includes all of the legacy versions of the operating system, including the Windows NT 3.1, NT 3.5, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and Windows Home Server versions.

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I'm trying to install Crashplan. It's a backup software that installs as a service.
I get the error shown in the picture. That it can't create the service because of insufficient privileges.

Prior to this, I had deleted all references to Crashplan in the registry along with all folders from a prior installation.

I have tried to give myself rights using this solution:

It still does not work and I was hoping someone would have an idea on how to troubleshoot this.

Thank you
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he whole system appeared to be running correctly and I have connected all of the workstations as well as the shared folders.  It is now live and running

I then attempted to run the configure Implement Group Policy Wizard after removing all of the old SBS2008 policies from AD.  It failed.

I then run the Essentials Tester Power Shell Script.

This showed that there where two certificates for the dashboard, on OK and one not (I don't think this was relevant).  I removed the incorrect certificate from the personal store and the script now shows no errors

The dashboard log is showing an error, but I cant work out what it is telling me.  I 'think' this is certificate related but I cant see where.

I then ran the Office 365 integration wizard to see  if that was also affected, which it is

The log is as follows:-

[10300] 170720.095223.4991: General: Initializing...C:\Windows\system32\Essentials\Dashboard.exe
[10300] 170720.095223.5772: General: Failed to open ADTestHook registry key.
[10300] 170720.095223.5772: General: Failed to open ADTestHook registry key.
[13916] 170720.095223.6085: General: Color branding started
[13916] 170720.095223.6085: General: Processing Microsoft default SKU branding colors XML
[13916] 170720.095223.6085: General: Branding colors XML parsing started
[13916] 170720.095223.6085: General: Branding colors XML parsing ended
[13916] 170720.095223.6085: General: Looking …
I am using below script:
net config server /autodisconnect:-1
net use Z: \\servername\sharedfolder /USER:username password  /persistent:yes

And mapping it with windows service but in legacy way.   i use "Windows Resource Kits" from Win2003 for windows service and creating
registry key at KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services.  

By some reason this is absolutely not working now.   the same is working well into all other servers.  

I am looking for best way to map the N/w share with drive letter PERMANENTLY FOR ALL USERS with windows service.  Kindly provide me any best solution or script for it.
Hey guys, i just P2V'ed my server using vmware converter. It boots up but then crashes with 0x0000001E, works fine in Safe mode.

Any thoughts? It's Server 2008 Enterprise.
If I purchase a VL of Server 2016 Standard will it include downgrade rights for Server 2008 R2?
I think the answer is yes.
More importantly, once I register it with VLSC, will VLSC give me a 2008 R2 download link and an actual 2008 R2 key?

I know downgrade rights usually go back forever but using the new key rather than reusing an old key in important to me...for some reason.

I was thinking the VLSC gave you keys up to 2 versions back, but wasn't sure if the  2012 and 2012R2 counted as the two versions back, or if I could get a key going all the way back to Server 2008.
I am really tired of asking users not to open file directly from the share drive as it stop updating the data from multiple sources. Is there a way I can track those users?
Hello all,

Recently a Windows 2008 server is displaying the following message  

"please wait for the system Event Notification service"

This issues occurs this morning, A user will go and log off and he will get "Please wait for the System Event Notification Service..." on his screen.

I try and manually log the user out from task manager and even tried to reset the connection from Remote Desktop Services Manager .

Please kindly advise........
I need steps for adding a member server to a domain.
I have been supporting for several years now.

Now I'm looking to find the best sources for training other techs I work with on how to support

What are the best sources for this type of training?
Hi When i am copy pasting below from a website to excel spread sheet instead of pasting to single cell pasting to 5,6 different cells underneath

When the System
•Funds ◦Amount

how to copy to single cell alone not spread across multiple cells one below other?
please advise
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Is It possible to build a trust between two servers only,  belonging to different domains.

e.g.  Server A [domain A] and Server B [domain B]

If Server A is in the DMZ and Server B an internal Server, what would be the security concerns?

I have a DC running Server 2008 Standard.  I am replacing it with a new server running 2016 Standard.  Can I migrate after upgrading the schema to 2016?  Do I have to go through 2012 first on a different server?  

If not, please provide a brief breakdown of the process.  The 2008 Server is 64bit.

thank you
Except for one client computer that recently joined the domain,  none of the 65+ clients are showing up in the WSUS 'all computers' list.   Tried  wuaclt.exe /detectnow and gpupdate /force.   No Joy.   Wsus has collected updates, 130gb worth, and seems ready to serve.   What do I do?

Can anyone advise if you can install Office 365 Premium Plus in a Remote Desktop environment?

We have the following directory structure

User is in a security group in procurement folder and at the root (business) but only for that folder.

If I map to \\servername\business with their account they can't see any folders because they don't have access to operations.  Is there anyway for them to see operations so they can get to procurement or for them to see procurement without me having to create another drive mapping \\business\operations\procurement

If I browse to \\Business\Operations\Procurement they can then see the folders/files inside procurement.

I am trying to come up with a solution that requires the least amount of security groups possible.
Hi all,
I work in a place that is currently running SCCM 1610.  This environment is made up of a primary site in the datacenter and 6x distribution points scattered in different states in Australia.  

Current setup
PriSCCM01 (Virtualization server running on legacy HP G5 using local disks in front)
- Site code IC1
- Server 2012r2
- local sql 2012
- SUP/WSUS role
- Distribution Point
- Reporting Service Point
- Endpoint protection point
- Disk/Partition - Everything on C: drive  (SAN Storage 1tb)

-      Distribution Point  (WDS and PXE support)
-      USMT Storage point

The problem is the primary site server is a shame. It is currently sitting on legacy hardware and just the  configuration is unbelievable.  Single partition on local disks with absolutely everything on it  i.e  Host OS , C:\SQL along with WSUS writing to C:\WSUS , the regular SCCM folders SCCMContentlib, smspkg , smspkgc , smspkgsig and smssig  etc etc.

I would like to do a massive clean-up and re-configuration of this server however I do not really want to start from scratch with the sccm environment. I have seen many ways to move/migrate sccm to new hardware or VM however they are all focused on the backup and recovery method and all state that the current drives should be identical and to robocopy the data across.  If I purely wanted to upgrade the os or virtualize this wouldn't be an issue however I want to fix up the drives and data.

Our company has invested …
Not sure what is causing these symptoms. May be some recent patches installed. Boot to safe mode, uninstalled recent updates but still have the same issues.

Windows Server 2008 in stuck on the green progress bar of the Microsoft Corporation Logo. Please help!!!
i want to generate USB enable report in the doamin
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The IoT market is growing at a rapid pace and manufacturers are under pressure to quickly provide new products. Can you be sure that your devices do what they're supposed to do, while still being secure?

I know this is okay but I wanted to see if anyone could explain to me why our conditional forwarders do not resolve the "Server FQDN". I attached a screen shot. The conditional forwarders are on a domain that is setup on a trust relationship.

Everything else resolves and validates.
Hi Guys,

2 of our 2008 R2 Terminal Servers randomly get a 'Server 2008 R2' wallpaper. What could control/change this?
Im looking for the registry key that stores the websites we add to compatibility view in IE11? I added them in policy and they dont show up on the list. In the past I have seen them added but just in the registry, it does not show up in the IE11 list for some reason.

I just need to verify the policy is applying to these machines.
Hi All,

Can anyone here please share the steps and suggestion to create Previous Version of my file server on Windows Server 2012 R2 ?

Windows Server 2012 R2
C:\ 40 GB
D:\ 1.99 TB NTFS file server department 1 - 75% full
E:\ 1.75 TB NTFS marketing department 90 % full
F:\ 2.0 TB Previous Version iSCSI NAS on Qnap

So how do I create the Previous version of the file server folders on those two drives on new HDD that is taking the Versioning of the file every 12 hours ?

Hello Folks,

I've two websites in ASP.NET and staging environment was Window Server (WS) 2008 R2 (Standard).
The SSO (Single Sign-On) was working perfectly on this WS 2008 R2 (Standard).

But the customer wants to move on Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard), but SSO using form-based authentication couldn't work.
I am having below error

Event code: 4005
Event message: Forms authentication failed for the request.

Did you experience about this problem before for WS 2012 R2 (Standard)?

Best Regards
SBS 2011 in production with multiple Event ID 7011 and the server seems to be sluggish, When I attempt to restart it stuck in:
Please wait for the System Event Notification Service until I hard booted it this weekend. the event IDs 7011 started to crawl back up this morning and the server is slower than normal responding.  
A timeout (90000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the nsi service, netprofm service, fdPHost service, and multiple others.
Also:The following fatal alert was received: 48. Event 36887 Schannel.

 in the application event viewer
Volume Shadow Service (VSS) enent ID 11 and 8193

I'm not sure if Schannel and VSS Error are effecting the symptoms I am experiencing.


Updated info: the server is Dell 2950 configured with 32 GB memory and it is all consumed by the end of the day.

I believe I got the server to where it does not lock up.  It was the w32time & CryptSvc services were stuck in starting.  I downloaded MicrosoftEasyFix50395 from:

However, I still have the other events. and I believe that the exchange database is corrupt but functioning could be the result of few hard reboots.  I have backup up the complete server backup (System Reserved,C:,D:, Bare Metal Recovery, System state) using windows server backup but unable to restore to another identical hardware so I am…

Microsoft Server OS





The Microsoft Server topic includes all of the legacy versions of the operating system, including the Windows NT 3.1, NT 3.5, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and Windows Home Server versions.