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GPRESULT /Z reports that the 'Office Drive Map' Group Policy has been successfully applied on our Terminal server. However, for a handful of users they are receiving no mapped drives.
GPUPDATE /FORCE yields no result; rebooting the Terminal server proves unsuccessful too.
I have 3 other group policies that are being successfully applied across the board so I've been stumped with this one for the past couple of weeks.
Any thoughts, suggestions - fire away!

Many thanks
Simon
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Hi,

TIA

What is the correct process for installing a RDS server 2016 in a 2008 domain.

I have 1x 2008 DC server which also has these services installed and is currently being used as a RDS server:
RemoteApp Manager
Remote Desktop Connection Manager
RD Gateway Manager
RD Session Host Configuration
Remote Desktop Services Manager

Thanks
Gareth
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BSOD errors are really annoying for us. It is very important to find out the correct faulty driver for troubleshooting further.Here we are trying to explain how to troubleshoot bugcheck code 9F
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hi guys

We have an Exchange 2010 environment. We have Room Mailbox's set up for our meeting rooms. However, we would like people to be able to see the calendars for these meeting rooms and just be able to book it by themselves. At the moment, it is all going through our receptionist which is annoying for them.

We have set up the Room Mailbox's and given full permissions to people. Is that enough?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Getting access denied when syncing files through sync center
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We have a Windows 2011 SBS server.   We never used the Exchange built in but it appears that our Outlook 2013 on the Windows 7 desktops have an ost file setup and the old external pop3 email we used with a small ISP for email.
We are switching to Office 365 shared Exchange and getting rid of the pop3 email.  We have setup the users in Office 365 admin portal.  Have exported the Outlook pst files on the individual users Outlook 2013 desktops.  We uninstalled Office 2013 from the desktop.  Downloaded and installed Office 2016 from the Microsoft Office 365 portal.       when starting Outlook 2016 on the desktop it tries to connect to the ost file we never used on SBS server and also the old pop3 email.   Do we need to delete the user's Outlook Profile and create a new one?  How do we do that and will it cause a problem with the users internal network login?  Will Windows SBS server try to force internal use of the Exchange built into it?
Do we need to actual remove the user from active directory in the Windows SBS console or can we just delete the Outlook profile   As I understand it things need to be done in  the SBS console or it may affect the whole server and network
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I have configured WSUS server on Windows server 2008 R2. I have more than 500 hundred clients but only a few clients are reporting in WSUS server. I have checked

1. wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

2. wuauclt.exe /detectnow

GPO seems fine.
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got roaming profiles configured with the profile path in AD for each user account.
works fine for all users except 1. if user deletes a files from desktop. it reappears after restart.  i posted same question here before. got some great help from you guys and re created the profile . it seemed to be fixed but not completely.

now the problem is , if i delete a file and logoff and logon. its working fine.
if i delete file and restart without logging off, its re appearing ! any help ? sorry guys to post similar questions . guess restarting not syncing with server, while logoff syncs perfectly.
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Hello,

On many physical servers with different make (Fujitsu, IBM, HP) and with different OS (Windows Server 2K8R2 - W2K12R2) EMC networker base backup fails with error in events something like:
Volume Shadow Copy Warning: VSS spent 0x0000000000000028 seconds trying to flush and hold the volume \\?\Volume{cd4a4af1-2589-4872-9a94-7038f7c2c8df}\.  This might cause problems when other volumes in the shadow-copy set timeout waiting for the release-writes phase, and it can cause the shadow-copy creation to fail.  Trying again when disk activity is lower may solve this problem.

However if same Full Backup, File/Folder level backup, System State, Bare Metal backup from Windows Backup tool works fine without any issues.

Anyone can suggest, if any idea on how to fix this?

Best Regards,
Gurucharan Nayak H
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I noticed the C drive on my server was down to 10 GB of free space when earlier this week it was at 20 GB.  

I ran Disk Cleanup, checked every item (which totaled about 20 GB to delete).  I clicked Ok.

A window appears:  "The Disk Cleanup utility is cleaning up unnecessary files on your machine."

The window went away and I rebooted the Server.

After reboot, the amount of free space is still 1 GB, when it should be at least 30 GB.

Even my c:\Windows\Winsxs folder is 12 GB in size with the oldest file dating back to 7/13/2009.

Does it take time (after the Disk Cleanup) window disappears, to actually delete all the files discovered by Disk Cleanup?

Does Disk Cleanup really delete the files, or just moves them to the recycle bin?

Note:  The version of "cleanmgr.exe" and "cleanmgr.dll" running on the Server is 6.1.7600.16385 dated 7/13/2009.

Am I overlooking something?
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I have 300 users whom intermittently use one of our rdp servers.  We recently had a couple of profiles show as corrupt, and i'd like to check the rest of the profiles for any issues.  Is there a program out there for that?  Should i just use chkdsk for that, or is there a tool which will only check on the user profiles?

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A Windows Server 2008 R2 installation has been infected with a Trojan horse that has encrypted files with the *.rapid extension.  The server had Avast for Business installed.  An AVG rescue CD was made and ran multiple times to eliminate instances of the Trojan horse.  After four times, the server is labeled clean from the AVG rescue CD.  I then uploaded two *.rapid files to nomoreransom.org and it came back saying that there was no fix for this.  Does anybody know of a trusted decryption software that can correct this problem?  I can attach a file if requested.
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Hi, guess i been posting multiple questions lately regarding roaming profiles. got one more to it.

 i got roaming profiles deployed using the profile path in AD in server 2008R2

just for one user, the logoff takes 15mins and logoff takes another 15mins.

i did some work, found her profile is about 15GB. issue might be , every time when she tries to login, its taking time to set up profile. and when logoff its trying to sync to server.

how do i solve this time issue? is it something should i ask her to move files to different location or any other way to make  logon/off faster ?
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Im trying to remove SHA1 across my domain.  I have a Server 2008 SP2 box but it only has MD5 and SHA hashes, no SHA256.  Is there an update that installs support for SHA2 hashes?  Server 2008 R2 are fine.
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Hi guys,

I got roaming profiles deployed using AD profile path. not using folder redirection.

Profile all saving in a server- network shared folder. inside the folder, for each user, it has many versions. what does it mean ? why it is creating many versions ? is it ok to delete old versions ?

For eg. for userA, there are folders like.   userA.v1 , userA.v2, userA.v3

right now drive in the server is running out of space, i need to clear some space straightaway, so is it ok to delete userA.V1 ? i mean ok to delete all versions except latest version number.

Could anyone plz help me with this.

Thank you
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Hi can a move the printers auto. so I can shut down the old and start up the new server?
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Hi,
I just got a general question about folder redirection.
It’s a windows 2008R2 server. Folder redirection deployed through group policy. There is no roaming profiles.

Does folder redirection means, if a user logs to different computer, he will get same files ??   Is this called folder redirection or is it roaming profiles ?
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Hi,
We have are having an issue with SYSVOL replication, we believe that it is related to a couple of things:

- domain/forest functional levels were set to 2003 even though there are NO 2003 servers/DC's in the environment
- using FRS versus DFS replication as it should be

I have raised the domain/forest functional levels from "Windows Server 2003" to "Windows Server 2008"

I am now looking at migrating from FRS to DFS Replication.

It should be mentioned that both DC's are running Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 Standard editions

Thoughts on this as I have never attempted this before...

Mike
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There are two sites - both are in the same domain.
There are two domain controllers in site A - only one in site B.
The one DC in Site B has a corrupt AD database and is no longer syncing with Site A.

I will replace it with a new DC and plan to demote the old DC and then promote the new one.
I am worried about what could happen if there are any problems promoting the new DC.
With the old DC demoted at that point, would users in B still be able to log in using the DC's at Site A?
Is there something I can check first to confirm if user logins will work even with no DC on that site?
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Hi,
I setup a MAC user to use VPN for accessing company file shares. She was able to do this fine when she was in London.
She's traveled to Australia and tried VPN there. The VPN connects fine but she cannot access the file shares. Her accounts are all fine.
They try to connect but fail. The file shares are using the UNC path but with the IP address so example - \\ipaddress\sharename
Is it because the connection to the file shares is timing out due to the distance?
Can I increase the timeout settings on a MAC for accessing network shares
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for all users roaming profiles working fine, except 3 users.  For 2 users, whenever they delete files , those files re appear again when they restart the computer.
For another user, logging to windows (welcome page ) takes around 15 mins to login and logoff takes same 15mins.
we just got roaming profiles deployed. profiles are going to network share in a 2008R2 server. we do not have folder redirection .
how do i troubleshoot this problem ? could any one help me with this plz

thanks
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Hi,

one of our domain controller is having memory and CPU utilization issue. We tried running Procmon and Data collector set to identify the issue.

Is there a way in Powershell that a script will automatically trigger data collector set on that DC once a threshold limit is reached for CPU or memory?.
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I was tasked to install programs on a VM that will be our new RDS (aka Terminal Server). Its a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise VM.

I installed Office 2016 but any time I try to open, remove, do anything with the program I get...

"The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

I've tried several things I have found including updating Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable which would only install 2010. Installing 2015 or 2017 fails. Uninstalling the Office via command line also did not work.

Before we recreate this VM I wanted to see if anyone has experienced this issue before and has a resolution as I feel like attempting to install Office again will result in the same issue.

Thank you.
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Hi,
A client of ours is still sitting at "Windows Server 2003" for both the "domain and forest" functional levels. They only have 1 x 2008 member server with the rest of the member servers being Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 editions.

We are having SYSVOL replication issues (I believe that it is still trying to use FRS versus using DFS Replication as it should be. We are also having DNS issues that we believe may be related to this as well.

I want to raise both the domain and forest functional levels, is there a specific order that these need to be done in? Is there a reboot of any kind required? Services that need to be restarted?

I haven't done this in several years so any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Mike
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I am running windows 7, 10, 2K8R2, 2K12R2, 2k16 OS's, and I found a few of the KB's that address and update the new CPU flaws, but is there a website that lists all of the KB articles for the OS's I mentioned?
I did some searching, but didn't come up with anything good.
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Windows Server 2008

83K

Solutions

37K

Contributors

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Microsoft. It has a number of versions, including including Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, HPC Server, Itanium and Storage; new features included server core installation and Hyper-V.