Windows Server 2008





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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Installing Office 2016 on a virtualized server running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
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Hi, i have a 2008 R2 terminal server, and i'm trying to add printers from a server 2016 print server, it keeps saying its not compatible because of kernel mode 4.0 drivers not being allowed.

I checked all of my group policies, i cannot find this anywhere, anyone ran into this?
I'm trying to map a drive through group policy and create a folder for users profiles. I'm using the below but the drive isn't being mapped. If I remove the %username% the drive gets mapped.


The user I'm testing it with is an administrator and has full control permissions to the 'UserProfiles' folder.
gpresult is showing it is being pulled through.
It's using a drive letter not being used anywhere else.
It has worked in the past.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Any ideas why this could be happening?
I'm using IIS 7.5.7600 in windows 2008 r2 server.
The application pool is not responding some times and it requires to recycle to active again.
There is only one application in (API)  that application pool. During that time even IIS restart not help to fix this issue only it needs to recycle.
In the recycling condition, it was configured by default as 1740 minutes (it more than 24 hours) so I have changed to specific time 11:55 PM.
We are using ELMAH to debug this issue during that issue ELMAH shows all the methods in the API are throwing an error and looks like API methods not able to connect to the database.
This application pool is using.Net Framework 4.0. I have attached the screenshots of the application pool settings below. Why is the application pool not responding some time? How to fix this issue?
app pool settings 1app pool settings 2app pool settings 3
Hi guys,
I got servers in azure portal and got a backup policy which runs. Every day at 7:30pm
How do I change the backup policy to run backups at 9pm in the azure portal ?  
Could not find the option where to edit the backup policy.
Am just relatively new to Microsoft azure portal.

Anyone got an idea to change time on backup policy ??
I want to have a password policy in place for my office, but I do not want to overwrite the default policy, how do I create a new password policy, where I include all users but not the Administrators of the domain?
I created a new site and built a domain controller there called DC3. I built another new server at the site and added the new dc as a dns server. When I ping the domain name it returns the IP of either DC1 or DC2 (after ipconfig /flushdns). "nslookup DC3" also returns just the first two dc's. What am I missing?
Due to the concerns about the Momo Challenge kids will search for on YouTube I need to block these sites and searches in our school network. I see how to block them in Internet Explorer using Group Policy but that seems to be specific to IE. How can I block them from Firefox and Google Chrome?

We use Windows Server 2008R2 and a combination of Windows 7 and Windows 10 client computers.

Thank you.

When I logged into a session on a remote server, I received the following, does anyone know what this is?

my server booting problem is that boot loop  always is there a cure and EFI not changing because of boot mode is hidden from BIOS ????
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Hi guys,
Got an error in event log - event id5782

“Dynamic registration or de registration of one or more DNs records failed with the following error:no dns servers configured for local system”

I got only one physical server 2011SBS and it acts as DC too. So it has DnS address as it’s own ip and got configured .

Dns all working good. But still receiving this error every4 hours regularly in server event logs. Any help would be great.  ?
Hi Experts ,

I want to do upgrade for a windows 2008 server to windows 2012 ,, I have done the upgrade on test server and it went successful  .However as it is test  server i just relized that my application and files was there after upgrade which is the most important thing .Now i want to do the real upgrade on the production server and i want for the experinced guy to adivse what are the things that i should consider in order NOT to face any issue after going Live with the Proudction System .

the things i have Noted

1- Windows  Server needs activation  again
2-there is windows.old folder ... shall I delete this folder by the way or i should keep it ? what is the properway  to delete just shift +delete  or this procedure  to delete it

please let me know if there are other things you noticed after upgrade

3-  another question  can I do roollback from windows 2012 to windows 2008 after the upgrade ? is it poessbile with the option to keep files and applikcation

We work with a lot of virtual servers and for a few months we have a problem that we find little information on and that happens randomly.
This seems affecting only our DFS servers and therefore some of our DFS file servers fall with a 100% CPU. When this occurs, the server continues to ping, but no remote or local access will work. So it is impossible to know what is happening on the server. The only option is to restart it. Once done everything is functional normally. When you look at the Event Viewer, you see nothing abnormal, error or warning, we see the log of the server that closes and then the log of the server that starts, nothing before or after.
This has happened during the day, at night, whether it is busy or not.
There is no vmotion that occurs at the same time.
This occurred on Windows server R2 -> 2008, 2012 and 2016.
It is difficult to be able to tracker this problem since the server continues to ping.
Microsoft asked us to provide them with the memory dump, but their procedure has not worked so far. Because their procedure is to extract the memory dump of the ESX -> to use a third party tool to convert it Windows -> run Microsoft scan.
But, the third party tool is not compatible 2016 and when we finally completed the process with a 2012 dump, the analysis stop saying that there were errors.
I have a computer lab with about 75 computers (Windows 7 64bit). We have a Windows 2008R2 server and Windows 2012R2 server as DC's and DNS. The servers and lab computers are separated by a Fortigate 301E UTM. This firewall is new, and the problems started when it was put in.

1. Students randomly take a long time to login to their workstations. Many students are fine, but sometimes at least 20% of the class will sit looking at the welcome screen for anything from 5 to 15 minutes, as the cursor spins in front of them.
2. Students using the Typing program that is run from the one DC server will have random "not responding" issues. This will happen every few minutes for a few seconds.
3. All students when running MS Word or MS Excel documents from the server (their home directory), will have a "not responding" issue now and then. This recurres about every ten or so minutes.

It most likely is the new firewall. I opened all ports between firewall and Lab workstations, and removed all antivirus, and intrusion protection filters.
This still has not helped, and I am not seeing any obvious denial of traffic going on between the two subnets.

Any thoughts?
Hi guys,
Just inherited a new company.
They got server 2012. They got windows backup server installed to do backups

There are 2 instance of backup running. One at 8pm and another at2 am to 2 different destinations. All works successfully

But from the windows server backup- I can see one job is configured to start at 8pm everyday. I can’t find how the second job starts at2am everyday ??  I checked task scheduler. No schedules to Start at2am.  

Any other way to find out how the second instance of backup is triggered/started ??
Hello, i am going from Exchange 2010 Rollup 10 to either 24 or 26, can i jump straight to 24, or do i need to install some previous ones first?
I am having replication errors between 2 - DC's on the same local LAN.  I get the following errors:  Replication error 1722 The RPC server is unavailable

I notice this issue when I was adding a couple new computer to the domain and the computers were unable to log into network because of a missing computer account.  The computer account was listed in AD on one DC... but not the other.   I ran some tests... please see attached.

Windows 2008 R2 Domain
Windows 7 / 10 workstations
I need some advice on how to split and migration an active directory environment which currently now a parent and child company is separating as the child company is being sold. Both company users are from a single forest, single domain and will be migrated out to each individual domain. Assuming the parent company will continue to use the existing domain, the child company will shift to a new domain environment which will need to migrate their users, device, and objects.  
Shall I use the ADMT to migrate the child company users and belongings to the new environment which will be on new forest/domain with the new Active Directory Server?
How about the DNS migration as not too sure on migrating the DNS record via replication method or any method/technic available?

By migrating the AD objects and DNS, any other aspect I need to be concerned off? e.g Self-signed Certificate? SQL admin using domain defined account?
Can anyone tell me what correct event to detect in server 2008 r2/Exchange 2010 in a single DAG environment how to tell if a server/NODE falls out of the windows failover clustering. I am wanting to setup some sort of manual alert SCOM 2012 to detect this. Also is there some sort of event that could do the same if a public folder gets dismounted.
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WSUS server was setup on my Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 (serverA), the downloads are stored onto another Microsoft Server 2008 R2 (serverB)
this serverB is off-line now, corrupted O.S.
1. Where is the setting that tells serverA where to download the updates?
2. I would like to now download the updates locally on serverA (I add more space)

Most importantly: I want to know where I tell WSUS where to store the downloads, they used to go to a second server but that is not corrupted, so I want to know how to change where WSUS store the updates from serverB to serverA.
I'm managing a Windows domain with 2 server 2008 domain controllers. I need to add a new domain controller running Server 2019. However it is not possible to promote this because I need to raise domain functional level. The strange thing is, that Server2019 tells me, that I need to raise level to at least Server2008 which it is already??

This is the exact error message from the Server2019:

"Verification of replica failed. The forrest functional level is not supported. To install a Windows Server 2019 domain or domain controller, the forrest functional level must be Windows Server 2008 or higher"

Originally this WAS a Server2000 domain which was upgraded more than 10 years ago.
Hi guys,

Got a server 2008 and using windows server backup to backup while server everyday to symbology nas.

Got a message in nas- no space available , so volume degraded. And it shows only one disk as normal

Using iscsi lun and attached to server for backup destination. How do I delete some files in nas to create some space for time being !?? If I attach the iscsi target with drive letter , it appears in my computer. But says access denied. Anyway to find files in nas to delete or any way ?
Hey Experts,

I am currently trying to migrate our old AD DS from a 2008 R2 virtual machine onto a new 2016 VM.  I have already installed AD DS onto the new server and copied everything over.  The issue I'm running into is when, I run dcpromo.exe on the 2008 R2 so that I may demote it.  I get to the end of the installation wizard then receive the error,
"Active Directory Domain Services could not transfer the remaining data in directory partition DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=xxxxxx,DC=loc to Active Directory Domain Controller \\"
"The directory service is missing mandatory configuration information, and is unable to determine the ownership of the floating single-master operation roles."

I've done some research, and have run the cmd, dcdiag /test:dns /V and then dcdiag /fix (I didn't see any errors though) I've also run the cmd, netdom query fsmo
They all show that the new 2016 DC is indicated.  


I am planning on moving my fsmo roles over from my physical 2008r2 DC to my new 2016 VM (vmware). All fsmo roles are on the 2008r2 DC and acting as ntp server syncing from external time source.

 Which comes first, transfer of fsmo roles and then configuration of time service on new PDC or vice versa?

In addition which is the better way to configure, using w32.exe or gpo with wmi filter? . This guide seems to be the most straightforward (

If going with gpo + wmi  can I leave default gpo config? There are some changes from 2008 gpo settings for time service from the 2016. Also since its vmware maybe settings have to be different as well?

Thank you for your time.
I'm looking to reduce the number of RDS license servers we have in our domain.  I found this site ( that will show me all registered RDS license servers which is great.

When i'm on an RDS license server, how do i find what servers are configured to use this particular license server?  This would be helpful in repointing servers to a single location.

Windows Server 2008





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.