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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I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I am trying to map drives with a GPO script, however only 1 of the two drives I map in the script will consistently be there on boot. I know the script is good I use it all the time. The workstation is a Windows 7 Pro Dell on a Domain Network.
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I posted a question earlier in regard to an error of 0x80070643 that I am getting on Windows Server 2008 R2 when I am trying to add the feature of Windows Server Backup.  I am wondering if the issue is related to IE 11.  In observing logs, it looks like IE 11 installed, but it is wanting to install it again in the updates.   It is seen and running fine on IE 11 but there is no listing of it in Control Panel / Programs or the registry that I can tell.  Something similar has been noted in reading about IE9.   A colleague suggested running cd "%userprofile%\Desktop" IE11Update.exe /update-no from an elevated command prompt to see if it updates and fills in missing listings.  If this is the case and worth a try, does anyone have a link to a safe IE11Update that would be safe to download?
Hello. We have been dealing with an issue this past week with 5 Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services. Each affected server has around 25 users connected on it remotely. Every day at around the same time the servers give a blue screen and they restart. They do not restart at exactly the same time but they restart at least once a day either around 13:00 or at around 17:30. We found this post on Microsoft forum which is exactly what we are experiencing

We removed the specific patch from one of the servers to see if it resolves the problem but it still restarts with a blue screen.Blue screen before it restarts.Can you please advise what could be causing the issue and how we can troubleshoot it?

Thank you.
An active directory user (msmith) was created under the domain COMPANY.COM

We have a group policy for folder redirection.
This user was linked to that group policy.
Folder redirection was working fine.

Later, we removed him from this group policy but this was about 1 year ago, and we never figured out why, but for some reason his profile is still using folder redirection. For one reason or another it was just left that way.

Recently, we migrated all users to a NEW domain. The new domain is called CORP.COMPANY.COM
So now the user logs on as CORP\msmith

In Active Directory on this new domain, we manually recreated each user. In other words, it's a brand new, stock AD setup with no custom group policies. No folder redirection. No roaming user profiles.

When this user logs into the new domain as CORP\msmith, folder redirection is STILL there. This is an old problem that is still haunting me. I know it is because we migrated his profile vs creating it from scratch.

If I right-click on any icon on his desktop and select Properties, I can see the path is \\SRV01\redirection$\msmith\Desktop
If I create a new folder on his desktop (as a test) and then view Properties, it's redirected.

At this point I am trying to find a way to (once and for all) turn OFF folder redirection for this user. He's the only one that used it, and on my new domain I do not want (or need) folder redirection.

Bugcheck Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x000000ab...   Event ID 1001

This has just started happening pretty frequently about 7 days ago.  It usually happens between 2pm CST - 5pm CST.

So far I have run a Windows Memory Diagnostic, and chkdsk, and in both cases no error or bad sectors were found.

Does anyone have any ideas?  I have attached my latest Minidump to this issue.
Hello, I have a problem with a Windows SBS 2011.
I have always used this server to deploy Windows updates to a network of about 20 clients.

Now Windows Update Services have just stopped working, I get an 80072EE2 error on any machine I try to update (the server or the clients).

It looks like the Services have totally gone bonkers. If I try to open the relative mmc from Server Manager, mmc crashes. So I can't even collect info from the console.

The Windows Update engine version should be 3.0 SP2.

Do you have any suggestions on how to tackle this? Never happened before. Thanks.
BSOD couple of times a day. Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. TS. VM machine.

(last 4)
Bug Check String Session_HasValid_Pool_on_Exit
Bug Check code 0x000000ab
Param 1 0x11, 0x19, 0xf, 0xe
Param 2 0x350, 0x350, 0x350, 0x350
Param 3 0x0, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
Param 4 0x1, 0x1, 0x1, 0x1

Tried to load: but get:
Windows update  could not be installed because of error 2149842967 "" (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe" "C:\Users\Administrator.MKBCOLA\Downloads\Windows6.1-KB2617115-v2-x64.msu"        ")

most research says bad printer driver. Is there a way to tell which driver?

Bluescreenview shows file name of ntoskrnl.exe with a file description of NT Kernel & System
mini dump attached
Fine Grained Password Policy -- is not locking out failed login attempts.  

These are the setting.  My understanding, not setting -- is like infinite duration and infinite observation?  Policy applied to Group -- which contains user.  Other policy settings work -- such as length, and complexity.  The resultant policy command shows it is applied.  It never locks the account?  Why?

msDS-lockout duration : None
msDS-LockoutObservation: None
msDS-LockThreshold:  4
When Window Server is first installed, does it default the disk to MBR ? Can I change it to GPT afterwards ?

What's the big difference between MBR and GPT ? Should OS be better installed with MBR ?

We have IIS based application running in our company  . One of the Application server will get stuck every morning  . how we can find the issue ? IIS issue or Application ?
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I'm using the WMI Diag Tool 2.2 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. Been trying to figure out what the problem is. Seems I am missing classes that help monitor diagnostics on the server.
Here is the output from the file. This is the report. I also have the log file.

31989 13:27:14 (0) ** WMIDiag v2.2 started on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 13:18.
31990 13:27:14 (0) ** 
31991 13:27:14 (0) ** Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved - July 2007.
31992 13:27:14 (0) ** 
31993 13:27:14 (0) ** This script is not supported under any Microsoft standard support program or service.
31994 13:27:14 (0) ** The script is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind. Microsoft further disclaims all
31995 13:27:14 (0) ** implied warranties including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability
31996 13:27:14 (0) ** or of fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance
31997 13:27:14 (0) ** of the scripts and documentation remains with you. In no event shall Microsoft, its authors,
31998 13:27:14 (0) ** or anyone else involved in the creation, production, or delivery of the script be liable for
31999 13:27:14 (0) ** any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits,
32000 13:27:14 (0) ** business interruption, loss of business information, or other pecuniary loss) arising out of
32001 13:27:14 (0) ** the use of or inability to use the script or documentation, even if Microsoft 

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I am successfully using WSUS to update our fleet.
I have an issue with the timing of the installation and reboots, particularly of Servers.

At 4am (scheduled install time) all servers download, install and reboot.
Which is what its meant to do.
The issue i have is that often the reboots happens within minutes of each other, and worse, may have all Active Directory Servers rebooting at exactly the same time, so for a few minutes there is no AD servers on the network.

I want to be able to randomise the reboots by 1 hour so that they dont all occur at exactly the same time.

I looked at the Maintenance Scheduler GPO settings which should allow randomisation, so that the Automatic Maintenance runs at 3am (plus or minus 1 hour), which should install Updates and reboot if needed. But this doesnt seem to work.

My GPO settings are as below:

Computer Configuration (Enabled)
Administrative Templates

Windows Components/Maintenance Scheduler

Automatic Maintenance Activation Boundary Enabled  
Regular maintenance activation boundary 2000-01-01T03:00:00

Automatic Maintenance Random Delay Enabled  
Regular maintenance random delay PT1H

Windows Components/Windows Update

Allow Automatic Updates immediate installation Enabled  
Automatic Updates detection frequency Enabled  
Check for updates at the following
interval (hours):  6

Configure Automatic Updates Enabled  
Configure automatic updating: 4 - Auto …
Hello - I am trying to setup a remote backup job through Windows Server Backup utility using Server 2008 R2. The destination server is outside of our LAN (approximately 200 miles away) and I have remote access to it (I can RDP to it). It is also on Server 2008 R2 and the backup utility feature is installed.
However, when I try and connect to it through the Backup utility it gives me the error attached.

Any ideas? I am stumped at this point.
I migrated from a 2008R2 DC to a 2016 DC.  All FSMO roles moved successfully.  All queries return the correct values.  When demoting the 2008R2 DC it fails at "Active Directory Domain Services could not transfer the remaining data in the directory partition DC=ForestDNSZone...... to the new 2016 DC.  If I run a cmd for dsquery fsmoroleowner, it shows an old servername that was in place long before I acquired this client, possible failed migration.  I have scoured the DNS and ADSEDIT and found noting referencing this old DC name.   I am unable to find the old DC how should I proceed?  Manual removal of the current 2008R2?  How should I proceed?
Hello Experts,

I have a server (Windows Server 2008 R2 box) that is not getting Microsoft security updates.  The anti-virus it is running has created the QualityCompat registry key, but the server still only gets the non-security updates.  Any ideas?

New print server (2016) isn't processing print jobs. I've done both import from the old print server (2008), which is still running, and recreated ports and printers to match that on the old server. Nothing's going beyond "Spooling". In the Queue, the jobs go back and forth between "Printer busy or Error" or simply "Spooling".

My GPOs are not working the way they're supposed to. I'm trying to map drives via GPO and I've done a combination of targeting a specific OU and Item-level Targeting (one, the other, both, none) to only apply to either a specific Security Group or OU. I've linked it to the OU, used Security Filtering, none working. The only thing that seems to work is if I place the GPO at the parent level right under the domain and set filtering to Authenticated Users. No OU has inheritance blocked. No GP or GPO is set to Enforced. I'm lost here.

I have a mixed environment with two 2008 servers and two 2016 servers. Forest and Domain functional level is 2008 R2.

I've never had GPO issues like this in other environments before, so I'm inclined to think it's either something incredibly simple I'm looking over or something is broken.

I have web applications running on a server( windows server 2008 R2)

the Front end Application - made with  ASP.NET C#
the Back-end - SQL SERVER 2012

from last 1 month i m facing this error while login - invalid Access to memory Location  this error occur twice in day

when i reset the IIS then this error goes out

this is not a permanent solution

anybody help me to fix this error permanently.

Hello all,

I could really use some assistance with this situation as I am not sure how to proceed and I do not want to make things worse.

This is actually a pretty simple setup……

One Domain with just two servers…. a Windows 2003 server (Dellsvr1) which was the Primary Domain Controller and a Windows 2008 server (Dellsvr2) (with service pack 2) which was setup as the Backup Domain Controller.

The Windows 2003 server (Dellsvr1) crashed because TWO of the eight hard drives failed. It was setup as a RAID 5. I have file by file backups and I also made images of it. So, I was able to get this company going again by installing their database apps onto another system for right now. But I can not get either image to load …. And that is a long story itself.

But where I am at right now is the Windows 2008 Backup Domain Controller (Dellsvr2) failed to promote itself properly when the Primary Domain Controller died.

And I am stuck with an Event ID error of 1864. I just do not want to make matters worse so I thought I would ask for advice before proceeding.

Please see the attached PDF screen shots of DCDIAG from the Windows 2008 Backup Domain Controller (Dellsvr2).
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from this link:

The famous writer said :

"In previous versions of Windows Server, upgrading the operating system or the hardware meant provisioning a new WSFC, copying the configuration and databases, synchronizing them to minimize downtime during the upgrade and performing the cutover."

so any one has any idea on how hard to upgrading windows with WSFC built and SQL server AOG built  ? is it really hard ?
In a Hyper-v environment I have a VM (we'll call it B, Host is A).  A cannot ping B and B cannot ping A.  3 other VMs work fine. If I remove the network adapter from B and reboot, then shutdown and add the adapter back it will work for a minute or two then quit. No Firewalls are turned on. No Anti-virus involved. Event log looks clean. I want to back up the files from B to a hard drive on A and it won't work because of this issue. B is a server with MAS accounting software on it so its not just easy to create a new VM but I can if necessary.
I have a VB6 application which uses MS Access as backend database. Initially we had set this application to run on 3 machines(all desktops) connected on LAN, with database in one of the machines. This works fine with little delay on the other two machines to access the DB. We are trying to move this application to Windows 2008 server. Now the exe and the database both reside on this server. When we try to run the exe from other machines, which are slave machines, connected to this server, it works fine sometimes and sometimes it just goes into processing mode and seems to be hung. I am unable to understand why it runs on the desktop setup, but has problems with the Server-Slave setup. Does it has anything to do with the application or would it be a LAN problem? Thanking you in anticipation for your help.

C.J. Acharya
DNS logging is not working for a 2008R2 server

Any advice on steps to reenable DNS logging?

Do i need to change or remove scavenging rules for this server , if so whats best practice for this

I have a laptop joined to a windows domain, and an account with domain admin rights for a temporary basis. I am trying to run some MBSA (baseline security analyser) scans of around 20 servers for patch verification exercises prior to an audit. When I try to ping the server based on server name, I always get request timed out, and also the MBSA scans fail, yet when I try and RDP onto the server itself, it logs me in fine, so its clearly online. What technical issues could affect the ping response and MBSA scan from working? they are a blend of 2012 and 2008 R2 windows servers.

In case its of any use, the MBSA error is "message 67 - the network name cannot be found', I entered the exact same servername for MBSA, Ping and RDP.
I need to upgrade my HDD's for my physical server due to space restrictions on the original HDD's.  It is running Server 2008 R2 Standard and the Raid Controller is a PERC H710.  Is it possible to do this by simply removing one HDD at a time, letting the VD rebuild until all of the HDD's have been replaced and then expanding the VD?

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.