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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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Can anyone confirm that if you have a ups that requires a hard wired connection that rather than go from the Ups directly to a hardware connection into the branch circuit, you can have a commando plug on the end of the cable coming from the ups terminal block? You would then have a commando socket on the wall to plug into

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We have two servers that constantly getting hammered with audit failures to the point where the server starts to run really slow. one of them runs a software called facts which is all in pos/inventory system and the other has all the pdf documents for the facts server and name of the software is udam. The second server is also the print server for the 1st server.  so they need to obviously need to communicate with each other.  Recently I have noticed thousands of audit failures come from server 2 to server 1 to the point where server one can not function and I noticed that it is coming from c:\windows\explorer.exe.. I thought it could be a virus I am running malwarebytes premium on both I also ran hitman pro, dint find anything other than 2 adwares which were removed.  I am attaching a file with both event id details.  Any help will be very much appreciated

Log Name:      Security
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-

Date:          11/17/2017 4:19:28 PM
Event ID:      4776
Task Category: Credential Validation
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Audit Failure
User:          N/A
Computer:      Fax.companyname.local
The computer attempted to validate the

credentials for an account.

Authentication Package:      

Logon Account:      Guest
Source Workstation:      FAX
Error Code:      0xc0000234
Event Xml:


Hello Experts,
I am testing a newly developed windows service and need to see how it handles system exceptions (something like outofmemory, etc). Is it possible to simulate any such occurrences from outside (without modifying the underlying code)? Please suggest.
When the domain network portion of the Exchange server's firewall is on none of the Outlook clients can connect to the server. It will ask to rety, work offline, or cancel. After choosing to retry a few times it will go through.

We are using Exchange 2010. Server is 2008 R2 Standard.  I have searched through the event logs and can find nothing that would help identify the culprit. I have also searched through the firewall rules and everything looks correct.
Hi I have a network that is cat5 connections that has good fast internet and RDP into a cloud based windows 2008 R2 server. It make connection logs in ok then while you are working it times out and goes through the reconnect process 1of what ever until it connects again. Some times it won't reconnect but most of the time it does. You can ping the ip of the server and it does not time out. Does anyone have any ideas?
Environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 domain
Computers: Windows 7

We are experiencing and odd problem with only 1 computer.  After the user logs on windows keeps warning the password is going to expire after 1 day.  The user updated his password 3 weeks ago and I have changed his password today and rebooted his computer.  After the user signs on with is newly updated password windows pop-up appears that his password is about to expire.

Any thoughts on what can be causing this issue?  He is the only one having this problem.
I have disable all the servers windows update from the Firewall level  / Endpoint level and the reach server windows update  status to disable  . but when i check the servers realized that windows update status change to automatic .

how can this happen  ?  due to end point virus   or any other reason .

some servers are indicating unexpected  shutdown has recovered some thing ? why is that ?

nor update has gone  ? server is   trying to get the update ?

what is the best way to do the windows updates

I am basically trying to increase The Local disk C of our HP Proliant Dl380 server, OS: Windows Server 2008 R2. currently, we have only 20 GB left of 100GB. we have 500 GB in LOcal disk D which also is 80% full. So we decided to add 2 more hard disks.

Currently, we have 3 300 GB SAS Hard disk configured in RAID 5. I have already bought 2 more of 300 GB.

How should I proceed?

should I create another array and move the local disk D items to the newly created partitions and then delete Local D and extend the LOCAL C?
if I do this will there be any Data LOSS??? is it compatible in HP P410i??

Please tell me know if there is any other way.
But the Windows Server 2008 won't boot into windows. I get a boot error that windows cannot boot up missing boot file. But when I put the failed drive back in the system boots. When it boots up  I go into the Intel Raid Console and right click the non-raid driver (which is the failed drive, its the only one it boots up with) I get "the volume cannot be rebuilt to the selected hard drive due to one of the following reasons; hard drive contains system files, hard drive is not large enough, hard drive had a SMART event, the hard drive reported failed (which it did), the hard drive is in a different encryption state than the volume.

Not sure what is happening.  Does anyone have an idea why and how to work around this to get my RAID back up?
Thanks in advance.
Server 2008 R2 64bit

hello!  My server, upon reboot, is taking a horrendously long time to login.  MS 3rd party techs found registry keys has over 12,100 entries.  
 It happens to be in ControlSet001, 002, 003.  

How do I truncate it or get rid of the superfluous entries?  There should be only a dozen or so.  The key is :



There are over 12318 entries numbered sequentially and continues to grow.  How do I find whats causing it, and how do I truncate this so it doesn't have all the 12318 entries?  Can I get rid of all the duplicate entries except the first?  Except the last?

This also appears in CCS002 and 003.

Any ideas?
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I am tying to convert a esxi virtual machine domain controller to a physical server. What would be the best way to approach this. I was recommended to try and use windows server backup and then restore the image to the physical server through the recovery wizard. Any recommendations are appreciated.
I had this question after viewing Microsoft Management Console has stopped working.

I have a group of servers (Windows 2008 / 2012 / 2016) that are not connected to a domain.

I would like to use a command line script (powershell / ) that would allow me to change only the following values :

Security settings->Account Policies->Password Policy
      Enforce password history :  3 passwords remembered
      Maximum password age  :  45 days
      Minimum password  age  :  1 day
      Maximum password length:  8 characters
      Password must meet complexity requirements :   Enabled  
      Store a password using reversible encryption  :  Disabled

I only want to change (via a script) the 6 values listed above and not change any other security settings.

How can this be accomplished?

We have a Windows 2008r2 server set up as a remote desktop server. The server currently has Office 2010 on it and we would like to update to Office 2016. We use Office 365 and I attempted to install, but received a message that we need a volume license. What do I have to do to get Office 2016 on here?

Hello Guys,

I have an exchange 2013 box I am trying to use the web interface to export a mailbox to PST.
When I am done with selecting the mailbox and the location, I get an error
"The server or share name specified in the path may be invalid or the file could be locked !"

The share name seems ok, since I am able to navigate to it (is is a network share \\ ) and I can create a dummy file there..
In fact it i a QNAP folder .

Please help me troubleshoot the issue. I tried other mailboxes, all are the same..
Thanks for reviewing this.

My server auto updated asp. Net framework and a bunch of other stuff KB4041681.

As. Net 2.0.50727.0 and myself 6.1.3601.17514 throws out errors consistent with client query activity..

Error [HY000] [MySQL] [ODBC 5.1 Driver] [mysqld-5.5.12] Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transaction

The windows apication error log references the application server and there are no other direct error references, though there are a few windows system errors in the log but it seems best to start with the obvious one.

As a direct or indirect result a legacy app using asp.net but coded over 5 years ago is running up errors in cost report totals other functions seem normal.

The timing of the error is consistence with the windows update.

Any advice or pointers greatly appreciated.. Specifically I'm wondering if it's possible to simply roll back that update, though there had been 3 minor ones since it doesn't necessary guarantee the libraries and other files will be restored to the same state prior to the error, so not sure if other problems might occur unless the specific files updated causing the error can be identified.

Once again thanks for reading..

  I have an odd issue with the domain controller for one of my customers. We have recently updated some software on the server and updated the AV software. Ever since every night, the server seems to loose connection to its own domain). So when I go into network and sharing center, it does not say "domain.local" it just says "network" or "network 2".  This then stops users from accessing some software that runs from the server, but they seem to keep network drive access.

The only way I have figured out to do this is to, reboot the server then disable and enable to network adapter.

I noticed there was a error with Dcom not communicating with the IP of the server so i tried this fix https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/288546-dcom-was-unable-to-communicate-with-the-computer-64-99-64-32
That did not resolve anything.

I have checked all services i.e. DNS, AD etc... are running, and they are.

I also seen online, someone saying it was caused by there default gateway. Mine of course is a router, and I am able to ping it no problems. So i'm not sure this is the correct path.

The Domian controller is also a VM, its OS is 2008r2 and the VM host is server 2012 r2.

I'm at a dead end on this one. so any help would be appreciated.

A user of mine with a roaming profile on a win7 notebook had unexpected results after she rearranged folders an files on her desktop at home (i.e. without connection to the domain servers, notably a Win2008R2 standard server with the profiles$ share) and then back in the office hooked up the notebook to the network and logged in. During the profile sync

- folders and files she had renamed while away from the domain reappeard under the old name so she ended up with the old and the renamed folder
- newly created folders where she moved existing files and folders into remained but were empty after the sync. The moved folders and files reappeared where they had been before.
- files she had modified (content, not name) were overwritten with the old version from the server

it is not clear what happened in terms of logoff/logon during the absence from the server. Most likely the notebook was put to sleep at work, disconnected from the LAN, used at home, then the user loged off, came to the office and hooked up to the LAN and logged on.

My main question is: where do I find documentation about the sync process and the rules that apply in such a sync situation. How does server and client decide which files/folders to copy/keep/overwrite/delete on either server or client during a sync

But of course any help other than that is welcome.

Our CA will be expiring in December, and we will be renewing and upgrading to SHA2.  I have all the steps with regards to upgrading to SHA2 and renewal.
My question is do I need to go in and revoke the old certificates and how to push out the renewed/upgraded cert.

Thank you,
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I need help to find or track those who changing/modifying the folder access permission in server folder.

pls. give us the step if any possibilities.

Thank You.

Im looking for software that prevents users from moving/deleting files on server shares in 2008 R2. I would like to have alerts if this attempted as well.
Hi does anyone have a powershell script that could be used to remove any orphaned (account Unknown) Roaming profiles from terminal servers.

the script must not delete any local profiles and should only remove profiles which show up as account unknown in the user profiles area. in windows server 2008 r2.
Got a windows server 2008 R2.
I am trying to install office 365 using office deployment tool in terminal server. got few users who have office pro plus license to use in terminal server.
I went through few blogs, configured as said in it, but am getting an error. could anyone help me with this .
i have editited configuration file -tried with both local and UNC path.

please have a look at my above screenshots.
Have tried both local path and nework path,boh giving me same error.
Steps i did
1. downloaded office deployment tool for shared activation in terminal server
2. ran the setup file.
3. edited the configuration file as above in picture.
4. ran from cmd using admin credentials, "Setup.exe /download configuration.xml"
5. error comes as above pic

Thanks for your help in advance guys
Every once in a while users get grey x on their files that are redirected to server.
I am having an issue on a network share where temp files are being created for example 273890DF.tmp.

In these folders there are office files like word and excel which seem to be linked in some way.


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.