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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,
I have taken backup of Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (PDC and DC) through SCDPM 2012. Its a bare metal backup which contains image of active directory.
I want to restore Domain controller DPM backup for test purpose.
Is there any specific procedure or precaution to follow during the restoration of Domain Controller?
I have read somewhere that there are two types of restores in Domain Controller, Authoritative and Non-Authoritative restore.
Can anyone suggest me the right procedure for recovering Domain Controller through Domain Controller through DPM??

Regards,
Rohit
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Hi,
 
 I have SBS2011 where 2018-0x Security and Quality Rollup for Windows 2008 updates continue to fail.
 How can I do make these updates run successfully?
 If I can get the newest rollup applied, can I ignore older version of rollups?

Thanks,.
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I have DC and DR site for exchange server 2010.

DC site is working fine but now I am making a function to the DR site. But when I am adding DR site mailbox to same DAG i.e DAG 100 (from Manage DAG membership Section ).

It is a throwing error.

add-databaseavailabiltygroupserver started on machine DCMB1.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] add-dagserver started
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] commandline:         $scriptCmd = {& $wrappedCmd @PSBoundParameters }
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] Option 'Identity' = 'DAG100'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] Option 'MailboxServer' = 'DRMB1'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] Option 'DatabaseAvailabilityGroupIpAddresses' = ''.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] Option 'WhatIf' = ''.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] Process: w3wp w3wp.exe:5972.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] User context = 'NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'Everyone'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'BUILTIN\Users'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'NT AUTHORITY\SERVICE'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'CONSOLE LOGON'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'NT AUTHORITY\This Organization'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'BUILTIN\IIS_IUSRS'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'LOCAL'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'IIS APPPOOL\MSExchangePowerShellAppPool'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20]   Member of group 'BUILTIN\Administrators'.
[2018-10-11T12:43:20] Updated Progress 'Validating the …
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Anyone come across .scr screensaver malware/trojanq this virus?

How can i clean it..
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Good morning all, I have a SBS 2008 server with some major issues (this is what wont work, IIS servcies, DHCP services. DNS services, many other services also wont run including windows backup, I cant log into the domain or access any IIS sites via any method ive tried. But here is my question., I just need some files that were stored on the companyweb hosted on the server but I have no idea where I can access them to just copy them off. Ive a new server doing everything the old one does and a new site will be hosted there but Im trying to find the local directories where some .xls files are that used to be accessed via the company web. Thanks in advance for any help. Chris. (the server is "running" but theres little I can actually do with it.
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Looking for some input from those of you who have demoted 2008r2 dc servers (also DNS, GC, WINS) from AD and promoted 2016 (though 2012r2 might also be okay) DC (also DNS and GC, WINS) into AD. I will be running all the dcdiag diagnostics, repladmin, etc. utilities to verify everything worked, but was wondering if anyone has any good Event Log ID's that I ought to look for on any/all of the steps to accomplish task noted above. So Event ID's that either show common errors or those that indicate success. Again always appreciated in advance. Cheers :-)
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I see several references for best practices on managing NTFS permissions and FIle Shares that states:

"Create a Global Deny group so that when employees leave the company, you can quickly remove all their file server access by making them members of that group."

Makes sense, but I'm curious what others think of this. It seems that if it where at the point that we needed to remove a users file server access and thus access to all of the shares that that have, it would be a simple matter of disabling the account.    What advantage would it be to put the user in this group to remove access over just disabling the account?
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We have a Windows 2008 DHCP/DNS/AD server which I'm not pointing the blame at, but something is up with DHCP.  We retired some other servers and updated the DHCP scope to hand out new DNS server assignments.  Strange thing is, clients will still, randomly, have the old DNS servers assigned to them.  This happens during the workday when a DHCP lease is renewed.  Suddenly, a user will lose connectivity.  ipconfig /release and renew and problem is gone for the moment.  Prior to the ipconfig /release and renew, ipconfig /all shows the proper DHCP server, a legitimate IP, mask and gateway, but the 2 old DNS servers.

We've worked hard to ensure that there are no conflicts with the wifi controller, rogue APs and so forth.  ipconfig /all is consistently showing what I described above.  We do not find any rogue devices or anything of that nature.
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we have SCCM 2012 R2 sp1 deployed on windows 2008 r2. sccm is configured as a stand-alone primary site which is currently being used to deploy OSD, windows updates and asset management. Reports are configures. The database for SCCM is hosted on a separate SQL server 2008 standard server.

we are in the process of migrating from windows 2008 r2 as the base OS to windows 2016 for all services.

the SQL server will be upgraded to SQL server 2016.

The base OS needs to be upgraded to windows server 2016.

the SCCM will be upgraded to CB 1806.

what would be the best way to move forward
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Have a 2008 R2 Server that is an OEM copy. Need to use more than the 32gb limitation, so I purchased an Enterprise License. It's a volume license.
How can I easily upgrade this server to Enterprise edition without having to do a complete re-install of my server with all the applications?

Thank you
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Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

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Want convert a physical to virtual vm  guest. However, VMware converter 6.2 fail to install on windows server 2008 R2 with "could not start service" message. What's problem. how to fix it?
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There are 2 servers running Windows Server 2008R2.
One is on the domain and the other is stand alone and in a DMZ.
The domain server is configured to sync certain folders and files to the DMZ server.
The DMZ server is accessed by outside parties and any changes made to those folders/files are synced back to the domain server.

The issue is that if the same file is open on the domain server and on the DMZ server - both the file sync software and Windows have no way of detecting the same file is open on both of them.
What happens in this case is that a user on one server will inadvertently save over the work from a user on the other server.

Is there any software that can detect when a file is open on the other server and then lock its copy of the file until the file is closed on the other end?
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Backup Solution?    I've read so many reviews/articles on backup solutions and software, that my head is spinning.   We are a very small company and have three servers:
SBS2011 which has the AD, Server 2008 R2 (SQL); and Server 2008 Standard (DATA files).   We would like to do a full backup weekly on the SQL and DATA servers with daily incrementals.   There is a docking station hooked up to the DATA server that I manually change out the 3Tb hard drives daily.

Can you recommend a solution?   Our budget is small and our needs are simple.   Thanking you in advance.
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I am looking for a white paper for AD 2008 best practices standards and procedures in AD re : user and group management retention provisioning and de provisioning
based on this I would like to subscribe as an individual entity
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I want to join a windows 2016 standard server to a 2008R2 active directory.  All functional levels are at Windows 2008R2.

Are there known issues joining a 2016 standard server to AD 2008R2?
Are there any known operational issues?
Are there GPO compatibility issues?

I am in the processes of purchasing windows 2016 standard licenses.  How long will a windows 2016 run without activation?

Thanks
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I have a Server 2008 R2 standard File server. The last few days we have had a recurring issue with Folders not displaying in windows explorer. The folders exist but Windows does not show them. This is a Shared drive and the Folders are not visible on either the client or the server itself. Rebooting the server will then show them correctly but it seems to only resolve for a couple of days. I have disabled Antivirus to be sure this is not an issue. It did not resolve the issue. I also tried to restart explorer process with no change. Has anyone seen this issue before and have any suggestions?
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How to upgrade Domain Controller from Server 2008 to Server 2012.

DC in our environment is 32-Bit Server 2008 SP2 but I want to upgrade its server 2012 64-Bit.
Please help me with a step-by-step process to upgrade 32-Bit Windows 2008 Domain Controllers into 64-Bit windows 2012 domain controllers
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how do I set up exporting security log files from domain controllers to a network shared folder?
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I administer a site with a Windows 2008R2 file server. This server has thousands of folders and a few million files.

I have been tasked with cleaning up "orphaned" Access Control Entries, where a user or group has been used to set security, and subsequently deleted. As per the pic, this ends up showing as a raw SID. I am sure most of you have seen this before.

Problem is, there is too much to sort through manually. I am hoping there is a utility out there, of some Powershell scripts that can assist with hunting these down and deleting them. Anyone know of anything? Free preferred.

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Hey guys, i need imported printers from 2008 to 2012. Now someone added 10 new printers to 2008 again, can i just reimport the whole thing again to 2012? It wont add duplicates right..?
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Testing some backup images we have for older servers after a disaster recovery scare. I have a System Image backup from a Windows 2008 R2 exchange server that gets generated by our backup system (Ahsay) using windows server backup

I am trying to test the restore file doing a bare metal restore on a virtual machine on hyper-v 2016

I run through the 2008r2 install media, repair your computer, re-image, load the image from the network, and am immediately hit with the following error:

----------------------------------------------------
The system image restore has failed.

Error details: The device is not connected. (0x8007048F)
----------------------------------------------------

I can't seem to find any details about anything like this on the internet. I am wondering if this backup is bad? Theres literally nearly nothing for this specific error in this specific instance anywhere that I see. It doesnt help that the error itself is incredibly vague.

There is only one virtual hard disk attached to this machine, and it is larger than the source computer's hard disk.

This is my first deep dive into using Windows System Images so it's quite possible I just don't understand how to do this correctly, but from what research I've done on line, what I am attempting to do should not only be possible but completely straightforward.
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After 6 years, we replaced the battery on an APC SmartUPS SMT1500 that is 6 years old, running a SBS server that is also 6 years old.  The system says there was no battery connected.  The battery was pretty warm and bulging.

I guess it died completely, but 6 years is pretty good? Yes, should have replaced it sooner.  It wasn't set up so we installed APC PowerChute business app and set up email notificiations.

We are getting loads of AVR Trim on / off messages.  Is that normal? Just ignore them? Is the software set too stringent? (there's an upper and lower voltage and a sensitivity.  Seems that's the only settings.

This is in central NJ / Metro NY area so not in the sticks.  Power doesn't go out in the office.  And the battery lasted a long time?  So the power can't be too bad?

Is there a setting I should change? Stop getting these messages emailed to me.  Here's a sample of the email messages over a bunch of days.  Too many?
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I have a windows 10 computer joined to a Windows 2008 R2 domain.   Anytime we try to access a network share from this computer it is prompting for a username and password to access resource.   I've confirmed that computer is getting proper IP and DNS info from DHCP server.   When the pop up for credentials appears it has username as john@xyc.com our domain is xyc.local... so I need to change the user and enter password to gain access.

thoughts?

Cheers.
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I was hoping to scope out some useful tests to include as part of an audit / health check of some traditional file servers, which act as team repositories for shared documents/files, and another acts as a home drive server where each employee has a home drive area locked down just to them. I was thinking of basics such as:

access control lists (ACL) - ensure permissions on directories are appropriately restricted and restrict access based upon need to known principles
teams consuming masses of space (poor internal practices)
documents with no recent last access attribute - compare to data retention requirements etc
non-administrators who have full control over shares/directories (should not be the case)
general OS security (e.g patches, local administrators, backups)
general monitoring (e.g. capacity/free space)

can you think of any more areas that would be of benefit in such a review?
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Event ID: 7011, Service control manager
A timeout (30000 milisecond) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VMtools service.
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Windows Server 2008

84K

Solutions

37K

Contributors

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.