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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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Hi,

We have an internal windows active directory domain called Catfood.com. We also have an external website called the same Catfood.com but it is hosted on an external cloud provider.

We have created a website on the cloud called gifts.catfood.com. This uses dynamic DNS.

I want to forward all DNS queries for gifts.catfood.com to an external DNS server.

How do I do this?

We are using windows server 2008 (but the domain functional level is windows 2003)

Thanks,
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I have an SCCM 2007 environment with over 100 DPs running Windows 2008R2. I have a disk space problem whereby my C drive is getting full and now need to send more packages to the DPs. I want to add an additional TB drive to the DPs and mount it. The next step would be to move the SMSPKG and SMSPKGC$ folders(as in the attached file) to the 1TB drive (mount drive called Tier2Data)  to create more space on C.

1. How can I achieve this so that the move is "global", ie the folders are moved to the mounted drive across all the DPs in the environment?
2. What impact if any could arise if I do this?
3. Can I make this the default setup for the folders going forward for the new DP s to be added in the environment?

Thanks
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I have 4 domain controllers and 3 of them are pointing to the fourth as the time server. I am taking this fourth server offline and need to move the time server to one of the other three.  How do I change the time server to another domain controller?
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I have 4 domain controllers. 1 is a 2003 dc.  This server has the primary dns. I would like to move the primary dns to one of our 2008 servers.  Can you tell me how to do this?
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We are currently upgrading a network to a 2016 Terminal services environment. There are some legacy applications that is not compatible with 2012 or 2016 and needing to keep some applications on a 2008 R2 machine.

We've attempted to add the session host from the 2016 wizard as the server does appear to be discovered. There is a compatibility message mentioning that it must be running at least Windows Server 2016.

Wondering if anyone has been able to get a 2008 server added and running in a 2016 farm so the apps can be published? Or have some alternative solutions?

Thanks,
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I lost a DC from a domain.  I only have one left.  I'm trying to raise the function of the domain so I can add a 2012 server. It is still looking for the schema master which was a 2003 server.  What can I do to make the current 2008 server the schema master? it's tell me the current server is off line so it will not change.
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Just the last couple of days our 500+ WSUS clients go straight to

Error 8024401f

The WSUS server 2012r2  has been rebooted, and appears to be OK, syncs updates from MS etc. It will not even update itself from itself.

Can anyone please advise?
Thanks
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Hi I'm trying to sync NTP for my server ,

But I'm not able to


Please help to fix this
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I need help in creating a windows powershell for win server 2008 and 2012 R2 to check the following:

When i run the powershell on the server, it will return if this server is running:
 - Cluster Service or
 - Failover Clustering service enabled/ configured or
 - has any registry keys to indicate that it is part of a cluster
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When I try to setup permissions on one clients server and add a user to a security group that is for a certain  share or folder
the user still cannot access the share. Even giving the user modify or full rights not recommended just for testing.
What could cause this? Could there be a policy stopping this? I get no popups or errors.
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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.
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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.
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Hello experts I've got the following error time & time again in Event Viewer.  Not sure how to resolve.

Citrix XenApp failed to connect to the Data Store. ODBC error while connecting to the database: 28000 -> [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication.
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Recently when we add a new computer to our network and try to do the windows updates we get the error 8024402c.   The computer is not added to the domain yet so it's not a GPO problem.  We also noticed that the Windows Server 2008 R2 have the exact same problem.

The Win 2012 R2 servers are getting updates fine.

The new computers have nothing installed on them yet.  e.g. no anti-virus, etc.
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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?
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Hi Experts

thanks for your in advance.

problem definition:
I have only 1 Active Directory server with DNS integrated in an isolated network and I want all DNS queries to be made to itself only so no DNS queries are broadcasted.
AD is imported from PROD environment and previously serving multiple zones and multiple different VLANs.  I now need to use this imported AD DNS server to not to forward any broadcast queries to different DNS servers.

reasons: Server is imported from PROD  environment so whatever the IP details it has in DNS tab should change I believe. it currently have multiple IP addresses listed primary and secondary DNS

options:  
a)should I only set up one DNS server IP which would be the itself 127.0.0.1 as primary DNS server and that's it leave the rest with no config. only 1 DC in this isolated environment which holds all the FSMO roles and  has no connections to PROD.
b) should set new port forwarding on Pfsense firewall to forward all DNS queries to  127.0.0.1

thanks for the help
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Some, but not all images. No idea why that is. Anyway, I need to have Outlook download images from a certain domain, and it's not. Ive tracked it down to IE ESC. I turn it off, images appear. I turn it back on, no images.

I need IE ESC because all users are logged in via TS and I dont want them clicking links in their email (also on TS) or surfing the web. They do that from their thin client. If they need to go to an email link, they copy the link and paste it into their thin client browser.
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How do I add the GPO tools for Windows10 (1703) to my 2008r2 Domain Controller?   Is it safe to add the ADMX file to the server?  What is the process once the msi file for the ADMX is downloaded to get them into the Policy Editor?

Thanks
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We have one VM that the system reserved partition (101 MB) is full which is causing any backup that includes system state to fail.

I have seen the discussions that say you can just delete that if you are NOT using Bit-Locker, but that is not true. The system reserved partition (when installing Windows Server OS if you do NOT delete it at the time of partition configuration) contains boot mgr files and CAN NOT BE DELTED.

Any help is appreciated.
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Hi,

On my 2008 server, all of a sudden every hour at :55 I get event id: 1063.  There are no IP addresses left for lease in the scope or superscope.

Do not see all addresses being used and all available IP's reappears withing 10 minutes.

Appreciate any thoughts you all may have.

Thank you
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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........
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C driver running out of space is it safe to delete temp files on windows 2008 server
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After a failover an entire folder that was previously shared now is not shared.  When I go to share it again I get error "This Folder cannot be shared".  

Were running Windows 2008 R2 with two file servers clustered together.
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I just started at a new organization & don't have a lot of information about their network. They've thrown me into it & basically said, "good luck." The first major problem I see is that I can't force gpupdate from a workstation because it can't find the Group Policy server. Both DCs are virtual. DC01 can see the rest of the network; I can ping the other DC & workstations, firewall, etc. but nobody can reach DC01. I can't ping it, I can't replicate AD, nada. If I run netstat from the "working DC," I get Server DC02 IP Address 10.10.1.6/Server DC02 IP Address 10.10.1.5, though. So, I run DCDIAG on DC01 & get failures for Advertising & SystemLog. Advertising: Warning: DsGetDcName returned information for \\DC02 when we were trying to reach \\DC01. SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT SUITABLE. SystemLogsays "The DFS Namespace service could not initialize cross forest trust information on this domain controller, but it will periodically retry the operation. The return code is in the record data." I've tried running an authoritative & non-authoritative replication between the 2 of them. No dice. I've been beating my head against this thing for a couple of days now. Anybody got any ideas of where else to look?
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Hi,
This problem is regarding Terminal Server connectivity (Remote Desktop Connectivity as per window server 2008). We have
following working scenario :

Architecture : Client-Server
Server : Dell T430 PowerEdge
Server OS : Windows Server 2008 R2(Standard Edition)
Terminals : Wyse S10 thin clients firmware version 6.1.0_08, 6.5.0_22 and 6.5.0_40

Recently we've shifted to a new server DELL PowerEdge T430 from DELL PowerEdge 2900. The thin clients used to connect

successfully to the old one. After the shifting process, the thin clients worked fine for about 1.5 months but suddenly today

afternoon they stopped connecting to the server all of a sudden.

Not able to figure out as to what exactly stopped the working terminals.

Thanks.
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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.