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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.

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My Windows 10 computer can't access shared folders on older versions of Windows.

For example, I can connect without problem to a file share on Windows Server 2008 R2, but I can't connect to a file share on an old server that is running Windows Server 2003.
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- Does anyone have the step by step for doing this upgrade?

I have done a decent amount of reading, but if anyone has a checklist/ what they did I would greatly appreciate you sharing.

Current environment- Windows 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010
Ideally I would like to go to Windows 2019 with Exchange 2019, however I know that will take a 2 step upgrade so I would at least settle to go to Server 2019 with Exchange 2016.

Thanks in advance!
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Hi, I am in the process of adding new Windows Server 2016 domain controllers into my existing AD environment, which currently hosts Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers exclusively.

FFL = Windows Server 2008 R2
DFL = Windows Server 2008 R2

Features Enabled = AD Recycle Bin

AD Schema = 87 (Windows Server 2016)


Already migrated from FRS to DFSR.


Which brings me to my question.

When I migrated my current Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller environment from FRS to DFSR, I noticed that the SYSVOL folder was replaced by a new folder called SYSVOL_DFSR.


So, when I introduce these new Windows Server 2016 domain controllers into my existing domain environment will I need to make sure they create a SYSVOL_DFSR folder under the "Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard / Paths" during the installation of the AD DS server roles or will the default SYSVOL work just fine on them even though the existing Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers won't have that folder for replication?



Just wondering.


Thanks in advance.
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Hi, I am in the process of adding new domain controllers (Windows Server 2016) into my AD environment, which currently hosts Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers.

FFL = Windows Server 2008 R2
DFL = Windows Server 2008 R2

Features Enabled = AD Recycle Bin

AD Schema = 87 (Windows Server 2016)

Already migrated from FRS to DFRS.


My question is probably a simple one, but I still need to ask it anyways.

When installing the AD DS server role on the new Windows Server 2016, should I use the same DSRM (Directory Service Restore Mode) password as I have for my current Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers?

Or can I use a different DSRM password for these new Windows Server 2016 domain controllers, which will eventually replace my current Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers?


Just want to leave no stones unturned as I proceed.  The last time I had to introduce new DC's in my environment was back in 2011.  So, I am a little rusty and have been refreshing up on the process, as well as, checking for any changes since then.

Just wondering.


Thanks in advance.
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I have a powershell script that runs in two parts the first part reboots a windows server 2008 R2 box this part works great, the second part of the script logs in a domain user account with autologon.exe then runs an executable with various parameters then sends an email with the process id and true/false state of of the process id. The script works fine wrapped around a windows task scheduler entry. The issue is it runs in the background and does not display the exe window on the desktop. We have to be able to  interface with the program.  How do i make this script run interactively on the desktop? Below is the powershell script.

# Bert 7-14-18 Autologon to OSP server and run OSP web server GUI and web services

# =============================================================================================
# Autologon to Sage user account
start-process c:\script\autologon.exe -ArgumentList "test","mydomain.com","test2019","/accepteula"
# =============================================================================================

# =============================================================================================
# Set path location
set-location "c:\sage\sage 100 2018 web engine\webeng\home\"
# Start ProvideX web config GUI
.\pvxwin32.exe c:\sage\sage 100 2018 web engine\webeng\home\webcfg.ini *web/webcfg
# Start base launcher
.\pvxwin32.exe webhide.ini *web\webserv
# Start MAS90 web server instance
.\pvxwin32.exe webhide.ini *web/websport -ARG "MAS90"
#

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hi,
got a acronis backup from server 2008. this server is out of environment now.

I need to access some files from that backup in windows 10(work group computer)

I got the acronis backup file in windows 10 computer. installed acronis free version. can see the files, mounted as volume. but when I try to access it comes as “access denied”

I tried to change the security permissions. tried changing owner of the folder. it comes as “the media is write proceed”  
how do I fix this ? ? I cannot use domain users to gain permissions.
any there way ???
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hi,
just a general question
few days before I got ec council storm device (rasbian Pi) to do my ech course
does anyone own this device ?  
1- I can’t find any power button to turn it on.
2- the device came with a USB cable. but if I plug to my laptop it turns on- but doesn’t charge at all. cannot use my iPhone charging adapter as well.   does it have a separate charging adapter ??
and if it’s charged, how do I turn it on without power button ?
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I am trying to upgrade my windows 2008 R2 to windows Server 2012 r2.  the server is a hyper v server.  the upgrade fails and gives me a message  Windows setup cannot continue. restart the computer and restart setup.

the server is also running Sql server 2012
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I am trying to buy some time for a High Availability project.  We need to install Web Interface and Secure Gateway on a couple of machines.  (Yes - we have already upgraded to Netscaler/Storefront which is being rolled out, but will not be done rolling out until after this project is done)  So extra work for now.  These will reside on Windows 2008 R2.

Anyway, I've never had an issue previously but for whatever reason I am getting the infamous white page trying to preview the site from Web Interface or browsing to the site via IIS.

I have run across many articles that state the issue is missing role services.  This is indeed not the case here.  All the roles are present.  The server has also had a clean removal of Web Interface and IIS and reinstalled.  All the other sites work (multiple) but Citrix Web Interface - blank page/white page.

I look in IIS logs and I am getting a 200 response.

Is there a permission issue or registry key, something to do with ASP.Net (which was registered manually)?

Thanks in advance for assisting with this old issue
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Hi All,

We currently have a server2008 R2 box that connects to a large volume on the SAN via the ISCSI Initiator Program. This server contains old and new shares/file structure. We have a secondary server that has been setup wihich points to its own Volume on a different NAS.

I can see that the old file structures within DFS Management have all of the old shared folders under one name space and have both servers listed as name space servers. These folders are also listed under the replication

The newer folder structure has a separate namespace and only the primary server listed as a namespace server.

What I want to do is to create a new Server2016 that will act as the new file server. Move all user over to this, that holds both the old and new folder structures and keeps the existing permission. How best to do this? Better to keep the existing DFS setup or change / add to it?

Cheers,
Paul
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Aloha,

I'm trying to do an in-place 2k8 to 2k12 upgrade. Both attempts resulted in a re-boot/blue screen infinite loop. I have upgraded 3 other VM's without
this happening. Are the any pre-upgrade things I can do to lessen/eliminate this behaviour?

Bill
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Creating Container Object in Active Directory

I would like to know the difference between creating Container Object in ADUC vs ADSI Edit

Thank you
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Running Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Hyper-V host for a couple of VM Servers.  For a new Backup scenario I need a program that will not work on 2008 R2.  Can an 'in-place,' upgrade to Server 2016 be done?  Will I need updated licenses to keep the two VM Servers I am currently using?
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How to determine if a Configured Forward DNS Zone is Primary zone, secondary or it is s Stub Zone in windows 2008 r2 server
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I have a 2008R2 DC which is also a DHCP server. I am having an issue where the server keeps running out of IPs in the scope as well as handing out IPs that are already in use even though I have conflict detection enabled as well as a lease time of one day. Don't know what's going on.
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I picked up a client that is running 2008 (not R2) standard.  They want to purchase a new server and upgrade to 2019 standard.  Can this be completed in one step or do I need to go from 2008 to 2012R2 and then to 2019?  All links I am finding refer to 2008 R2.  The current hardware will not allow me to upgrade to 2008 R2 first.
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Hi, after converting a Windows Server 2008 to a VMWare server 6.7 I tried to boot, or turn on the server.  I keep getting thousands of lines of....

Deleted invalid filename (5) in directory -588626008

It's in a dos window and never seems to get past that.

I did synchronize the job a few times.
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We have two Windows 2008 R2 servers that we would like to upgrade to Server 2019. They are both VMs on the latest version of vmware. One server is a domain controller, the other is an app server running SQL, SolidEdge, and Sage

According to the MS Upgrade Center we will need to do an in-place upgrade three times, first to Server 2012, then to Server 2016, before finally upgrading to Server 2019. Yet according to this article it can be done in two steps by upgrading first to 2102 R2, and then directly to 2019.

Does anyone have any experience performing these upgrades? Which method did you use? Can we upgrade both of our servers at the same time or is it better to do one before the other? The DC is having some failed Windows Updates that we haven't been able to resolve. Is this likely to interfere with the version upgrade? The articles suggest fully updating and patching each version before the next upgrade. That could add significant time to the maintenance window. Is it really necessary for the intermediate server versions (2012 and 2016)?

Speaking of the maintenance window, how long did the entire process take for you?

Did you run into major problems? any gotchas to look out for? or things that you would have done differently?

Any other guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Got a 2008 SBS (yeah, I know...), that C Drive is just about full. according to Tree Size, it’s mostly sharepoint stuff (as shown in attached pic) & users aren’t even using any sharepoint services. didn’t know if I could just delete files, have to do it from a command line or anything like that, or will I need to disable any services?
(posting this from phone, will need to add pic when I get to laptop)
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Hello,

I search to write a script powershell for create a task on windows 2008 or 2012 :
  #Creates Scheduled Task Actions
    $TaskAction1 = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute 'PowerShell.exe' -Argument "-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File ""e:\temp\wind_v2.ps1"" `-WriteLogOnly $true"

    #Creates Triggers
    $TaskTrigger  = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -AtStartup
           
    #Assigns UserName
    $TaskUserName = New-ScheduledTaskPrincipal -UserID "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" -LogonType ServiceAccount -RunLevel Highest

    #Creates Scheduled Task Settings
    $TaskSettings = New-ScheduledTaskSettingsSet -AllowStartIfOnBatteries

    #Creates Triggers
    $TaskTrigger  = New-ScheduledTaskTrigger -AtStartup
           
     #Create Scheduled Task
     $Task = New-ScheduledTask -Action $TaskAction1 -Principal $TaskUserName -Trigger $TaskTrigger -Settings $TaskSettings
           
     #Register Scheduled Task
     Register-ScheduledTask "DBA_Daily_Schedule_Cmdb" -InputObject $Task -Force

     #Configure Scheduled Task
     $Task = Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName "schedule"
     $Task.Triggers.Repetition.Interval = "P1D"

     #Update Scheduled Task
     $Task | Set-ScheduledTask -User "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM"
}

New-ScheduledTaskAction : The term 'New-ScheduledTaskAction' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or
operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try …
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Hi Experts,

I have a customer with company.local
The Domain Name  (pre windows 2000 name)  is : ABC_Customer

Is it possible to change this without problems ?
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I am trying to accomplish task where I pick and choose folders those get shown to only those users who have access to it. I know this can be accomplished by turning on Access based enumeration. I have a namespace pointing to particular folder share.

I got a question about applying ABE to this entire namespace which points to a particular share on the server, currently access based enumeration is NOT turned on.

Name space:  \\server.com\CorporateShare
Name space server under this name space:  \\Server1\CorporateShare

Currently access based enumeration is NOT turned on.

\\Server1\CorporateShare contains 100s of folders which have specific NTFS permissions on various folders. I am assuming if I turn on Access based enumeration on the name share to gain this feature, check the box ( Right click on namespace, properties, advanced tab, check Enable access-based enumeration for this namespace)  it will apply to the entire name space. Therefore all 100s of folders will get accessbased enumeration feature and people will not be able to see folders they dont have access to.

I have read this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/dfs-namespaces/enable-access-based-enumeration-on-a-namespace

My questions:

1. Is it possible to Enable Access based enumeration on the name space and ONLY allow specific folders out of these 100s of folders to have ABE set ?  
( meaning I decide which folder will get  ABE and not all the folders ) . This is…
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Hey guys,

I have a folder on one of our DFS shares, ( on server 2008 R2)  which I want to configure so its "invisible" to users who do not have access to this folder. Currently everyone can see it but get access denied message when they click on it. I want to configure it somehow that this particular folder on this DFS share is ONLY visible to users who have access to it.

Name space: \\domain.com\CompanyShared   ( X drive )

X drive have 100 folders within it, one of the folders is called - "Procurement" which have a security group assigned to it for specific people.

I want folder named "Procurement" only visible to people who are part of this security group which is applied to it and not everyone else.

Is it possible ? Can you point me in right direction ?  

Thank you in advance!
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Hi Experts,

we have an old DC 2008R2 running.
But with Exchange2019 we need to get rid of it.

On the DC is also running a RADIUS server.
What can I do ?

Is it possible to demote the old DC ? The new DC is already in place and the FSMO roles are also moved.
But the RADIUS must work.
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I have used ADMT to migrate user account, security translation and computer accounts all successfully. When logging in with migrated user account on new domain, a new local user profile is created on the machine. Should the user profile not be migrated as well?

Current Domain: old (2008)
New Domain: new (2012)

I run ADMT from old domain DC and do migration successfully.

Please help!
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Windows Server 2008

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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.