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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We migrated our end user profiles from server1 to server2.
The process used, was:
robocopy data from server1 location, to server2 location,
move the Active Directory account to a new OU that mapped a user profile drive (P:) to their profile on server2.
New OU group policy also mapped profile folders (my documents, photos, etc) to new profile path.
Users were then experiencing very long login times. (Many over 1 hour)
Some users only experienced this for the first time they logged in, some had this experience repeat multiple times, (daily upon login) for around 3-5 times before being able to log in normally.
Upon checking their accounts, I noted that their home folder setting on their profile tab on their Active Directory account, was setting "P:" to server1 location.
So, I removed the home folder setting from all of their accounts, but the long login times continued.
I suspect that the long login times are due to the move from using a home folder setting on their account, to using a mapped drive specified via group policy.
The problem, is we now have a large number of accounts that we must do the same migration to. We would like to avoid the long login time.
I've suggested migrating the data, and specifying a new home folder location rather than switching to a group policy specified mapped drive, however I've been told that this does not follow best practices suggested by microsoft. (The claim is that home folders are depricated and should no longer be used.)

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Hello, i need to add an image + disclaimer text for all users on Exchange 2010 in house. How can i do this?
We are a water treatment company and we had a programmer build an application that would handle truck waste deliveries.  Now the application has been built out to include Kiosk.  I'm not a programmer but I believe the program is either asp or c++ with a sql background. We have had the program without the Kiosk for years with of issues.  Even when we added a couple Kiosk it was ok.  It seemed when we added a third kiosk it was around the time we started to have this problem.  We do have a test system that runs on a completely different server.  the login is AD based and the problem is when the program sits after a while there a popup asking to relogin.  This effects the Kioks, if I just click cancel I can keep working in the app however the kiosk loose connection to the application.  The kicker is if I start the test system I don't get any pop ups.  I apologize if there's any confusion but this is a weird problem and I just trying to get all the problems in.  I can send some of the code for if anyone wants to see it.

Thanks in Advance.
Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit was "reserving" half the memory (when observed under system properties). We subsequently added the max amount of recommended (according to scan) and the issue persists. It currently has 16GB installed (with 6.99 usable). Any help greatly appreciated.
PowerShell Script request: Citrix XenApp 6.5  Server reboot message to particular "Worker Group or Application" users in a particular time intervals.
Context is, we need to Reboot Citrix Servers, when there is any maintenance activity planned under ITIL approved Change request.
Before Reboot Citrix Servers , we need to send a message before an hour and in every 10 / 15 minutes interval.
We would like to automate the process with PowerShell Script.
Windows 2008 R2 Servers
Citrix XenApp 6.5

Input: Citrix Server Host Name, Citrix published application Name AND OR Citrix Worker Group, Message.
Output: Message should visible to perticular Active "Citrix published application Name AND OR Citrix Worker Group users"
Hi Experts,

We have windows server 2008 along with multipal users they have only remote desktop rights & i dont want assign administrator rights,

but a there is a software which need administrator rights (run as administrator) permission to execute from users, we had manage till startup time manually to run as a administrator with password but now there is more than 50 users that's why i can't manage manually.

I need a batch file which have store administrator password, I'll paste that batch to every user Desktop & locate the software path to in batch file run as administrator.

Path Example :-
for user1

for user2

for user3

for user4

for user5

for user6
Is anyone still using the "eseutil" Exchange 2010 tool ?

If not, what are you using instead on Exchange 2010, running on Windows Server 2008 R2 since I am planning an upgrade, but want to run "eseutil" before then to do some cleanup ?
i have 50+  plus standalone servers running windows 2008 std edition, not in a domain , uses the same userid and password across the servers

Im looking for a script for C drive, if server C drive space is less than 10gb, it will give me the hostnames.

So that I can logon and clear some space, as 10gb is expected to have server free space in each of 50 Systems
Adobe Acrobat DC Pro was installed on terminal server for 2 users. I want to prevent others from seeing it and would like to remove the shortcut from the desktop on all users desktops.
Hi All
I need some help please.
I have 5 Exchange 2010 SP3 RU 21 servers running on Windows 2008 R2.
On 2 of my servers mail all of a sudden stops flowing to them.
There’s enough free space across all drives.
The servers are virtualized running on top of Hyper-V Server 2012.
Certificates are valid.
Server time is correct.
When I attempt to restart the transport service on the affected server it fails to stop and then you can’t start it again.
Even going via task manager and ended the exe relating to the transport service doesn’t seem to help.
The only thing that restores mail to and from this server is a reboot.
Any ideas?
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After updating a user account in Active Directory, to change the user name, SharePoint Foundation 2010 still shows the old user name. This version of SharePoint does not have the User  Profile synchronization tools that the regular SharePoint 2010 platform has. There is no option to change the name manually, either as an administrator or as a user on their own profile. I have tried some of the solutions for doing the update using PowerShell and other techniques, but I am not having luck with any of the workarounds. How is this normally done in SharePoint Foundation 2010?
Hi, we are trying to sync data from a server onto share point using one drive. One problem we are having is that there is a large amount of files that exceed the windows and onedrive file path limit.

Is there anything that can be done other than shorting the paths? If not, can someone please recommend the best way to identify which files and folders are over the limit and to shorten the path? Is there any software that will make this process easier?

I Have 1 external NIC , 1 Internal NIC, 2 Internet connections and a Cisco Switch.
Can I Use ISP redundancy feature with the mentioned resources?

NIC 1 Configuration: (External)
Gateway: (Modem 1 with Internet connection 1)

NIC 2 Configuration: (Internal)
Gateway: None

I'm thinking something like this:
1. Connect both NICs to the switch
2. Connect both Modems (2 internet connections) to the switch
3. NIC 1 Config remains unchanged
4. NIC 2 Gateway changes to Modem 2 IP (

Is ISP Redaundancy possible ?
hi all, i am copying files from 1 app server to another, and i need to make sure the "created date" on the file does not get altered when copying. I tried synback and robocopy but no luck so far. Anyone have tips?
When I reboot a Windows 2008 R2 Server, the DNS Server Service is missing upon reboot.   I cannot add it via the mmc console either.

The only way to get it back is to Add the DNS Role, wait for it to error out, then I can see the DNS Server Service and DNS Server in Control Panel.

If I add the role , I wait for an error. I choose not to reboot and now my DNS Service appears and I can manage it and it works.

This is Windows Server 2008 R2.

More information, when the server restarts:

C:\Users\Administrator>sc query dns
[SC] EnumQueryServicesStatus:OpenService FAILED 1060:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Hello Experts,

We have Windows Server 2008 R2 Running AD for our company.  On this server our profiles are set up to be roaming.  At some point this has stopped and everyones profiles are now saved local to each work station.  Any ideas on what caused this to stop and how to fix the issue?

Thank you,

1.      Citrix Environment: XenApp 6.5
2.      Windows Server Version: 2008 R2
3.      User Profiles: UPM
Environment: XenApp 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2 standard SP1.
Problem statement: User sessions are not getting logged off completely from 2 servers once user logoff from his application after implementing Citrix UPM
Event log: 1530, source: ms win user profile service
When the user hits the same server we are getting  remote desktop service is currently busy
Troubleshooting performed:  tried to log off the user from the app center console
I created a .dbf file and saved it to a network share on our file server (Server 2008 r2) today and got an error when I tried opening it. I created a different .dbf file a few days ago and saved it to the same network share and had no trouble opening it then. When I tried opening that same file today, it also gave me the same error.

One thing I noticed was that the files had long names. So I tried shortening the filenames and they opened up just fine.

I'm guessing it's got something to do with '8dot3namecreation'. So I queried 'disable8dot3' and saw that the current value was set to '2'. But the problem is that I don't think it was set to '2' before today. Is it safe to disable '8dot3namecreation'? I don't think we have any legacy software that uses short names, but I'm not 100% sure.

Also, I think our file server is synced to our primary server (Server 2012 r2). So I don't know if disabling 8dot3 on the file server would reflect on the primary server.

Just a quick background. Our file server used to be our primary but we added a new server to replace it. We migrated the DHCP and AD to the new one and left the File Services Role activated on the old one. The new one also has the File Services Role activated, and has the 8dot3 set to '2'. We never changed the 8dot3 on the new one and maybe the old one replicated that setting today, that's why I'm having trouble with long filenames.

I can provide more info if necessary. Please advise.
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Does anybody know how to Disable Windows 7 from copy/paste  or keeping it from doing so? or eliminating the clipboard ?
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I have two servers, one SBS 2003 with 2 nics and one Windows 2008 with 2 nics. Internet traffic seems to be going through the Windows 2008 server. So if I have to restart that server for any reason I lose access to the internet. Both servers are on the same subnet. Is there a way for internet traffic to roll over to the other server if the 2008 server is down for any reason? Both servers have a static IP address for the 2nd nic as well as an internal IP for the first nic.
I have a server (domain controller) that has a group policy that defines the location of the WSUS server.  For some reason this setting is not being applied to the server and it can not find the wsus server to get updates, rather goes online to microsoft.  This worked until approx 3 weeks ago when I noticed it was not reporting to the wsus server.  I have tried to force the policy using gpupdate /force but it still does not update.  I also tried manually adding the wuserver location to the registry for a quick fix but it will not allow it.
Hyper-V hosting DC + supporting file servers needs to be reorganized.  

The DC is Server 2008 R2.  Originally built, it hosted a few imaging databases for an optometry office.  Now, the database and supporting imaging files has grown large.  This is stored on a second volume D: which is configured for 2TB.

I would like to relocate some of the data to a separate VM to facilitate recovery of the DC as well as effectively backup the DB and supporting images.

1) How to determine the actual size of the 2nd volume and then shrink it appropriately.
2) The DC was configured with too small a HD as well as the Hyper-V host! The host C: drive is only 85Gb of which 16Gb is free.  This puts me in a pinch frequently when updates get cached.

If I need to have someone remote in to diagnose, I am open to this.
Running into a new issue with a couple Windows Server 2008 VMs.  We have 3 primary whch the VMs are on, and 2 secondary which have trusts set up with the primary.  Starting a couple days ago I can no longer log into the VMs with accounts on one of the secodnary domains...getting the message "The Security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship".   Have no issues logging into the VMs with accounts on the primary or other secondary doamins.  Nothing has changes on the VMs themselves so looking for some ideas on what may have changed to cause this.?
Note: I did try to remove and re-add the VMs to the primary doamin and that did not help the situation. Thanks.

So I am trying to troubleshoot replication issues in this domain with two domain controllers DC1(PDC), DC2(BDC). About a year ago the PDC stopped working and they were having issues with users logging, changing passwords and stuff so they promoted DC2(BDC). Upon inspecting today I found that the replication issues were caused due to netlogon service not running and every time a manual replication was tired "The target principal name is incorrect" as an error was thrown.

So after some troubleshooting the netlogon service is running now without any issues but now I am get the following error when I try manual replication.

The following error occurred during the attempt to syncronize naming context CN=Configuration,DC=Domain,DC=Local from Domain Controller AD to Domain Controller AD2; The directory service cannot replicate with this server because the time since the last replication with this server has exceeded the tombstone lifetime. This operation will not continue.

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Also when I run the "netdom query fsmo" command both server claim to be owner of all roles except for DC2 not claiming Domain Naming Master Role.

netdom query fsmo on DC2
Schema master     
Domain naming master
RID pool manager  
Infrastructure master
The command completed successfully.

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netdom query fsmo on DC1
Schema master     
Domain naming master
RID pool manager  
Infrastructure master
The command completed successfully.

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Can you please tell me what's the best solution here for me?

Thanks so much!
I have a Windows server 2008 R2 File server which name is serverA working on DELL poweredge R720.

Because the file server always fails to apply update, so I want to convert it to Virtual Machine and open it in VMWare Workstation, so that I can test and find the reason.

The VMWare workstation version is 14 and works on a Windows 7 Pro host computer.

I found the way is convert to VHD, then convert VHD to VMDK, but while I add VMDK into new VM, the VM cannot boot up.

Error message is A disk read error occurred.

what's the proper way to convert physical Windows Server 2008 R2 into VMWare Workstation virtual machine?

Thank you for any suggestion.

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.