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 an SBS2008 server with all the latest updates. (I plan on retiring at in October)
I have a Windows 7 workstation that has a drive mapped to a shared folder where the user created an AutoCAD file.  8 hours later while working on it, the user accidentally deleted through Windows Explorer

The problem is, I  don't have "Volume Shadow Copies" set up on the server.
I have last night's backup but that doesn't help today.

I know there are programs such as "Recuva" to help restore files.

Looking for recommendations and options.
Going forward obviously I'll make sure that I handle this proactively.
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Hi All Expert,

I would like to know how can I add a user account network drive in a domain for Windows Server 2008, such as when to user login to other pc still have all the network drive as to avoid keep manually add. I have tried to google it but abit confused as I can't find group policy management editior only group policy management, appreciate if any expert can assist me on.

All end users (from 5 different companies/locations) in our domain login to the same application server.  Each company will have an accounts payable clerk who has 2 printers sitting at his/her workstation.  One is a "check" printer, the other is a "reports" printer.

Our software vendor's software works best when these printers are networked (assigned a Static IP address) instead of plugging into the clerk's computer via a USB cable.  I usually install these printers on the local machine with the Static IP address and have a naming convention as follows:
When prompted to "Share this Printer", I answer "No."  When prompted to "List in the Directory", I answer "No."  So, at this point the clerk at LOC_A has 2 printers listed in the "Printers and Devices" folder - LOC_A_CHECKS and LOC_A_REPORTS.  This is repeated at every location.

Again, our software vendor's software prints best when the same printer(s) for LOC_A are added to the Server's Printers and Device" list.  To insure I'm installing the same driver on the Server as is installed on the local machine, I add the Printer to the Server by IP address.  The Server then queries the printer and successfully adds the printer.  During this installation process, I'm given the opportunity to change the Printer Name.  I always use the same printer name as was used on the local …
I'm getting this specific warning everyday and don't know where the issue is.

Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.  

 1 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\S-1-5-21-2836513280-3843985783-3124821410-1173:
Process 1288 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\S-1-5-21-2836513280-3843985783-3124821410-1173\Printers\DevModePerUser

Someone ever came across this and found a solution for this?
I have a old SBS 2011 server (new client) and they have just had a new website produced which has a https:// ssl

the site isnt located on the sbs server

i can get to the site without https:// but if i try the page doesnt load at all

The domain name pings the correct address so im not sure whats going wrong

If i change a domain computer so that the DNS record is no longer this server and change it to so im sure its this sbs server but can see anything left to update?
Hello everyone,
I am trying to find a concrete answer to a question I have about GPO creation and permissions. Here is my scenario:
-I have 2 domain controllers that are both Server 2008 R2
-I created a new GPO to install software on computers that are members of a security group that I have specified in security filtering
-I have applied the GPO to specific organizational units. The software is installing as desired but it is installing on ALL computers in the OU and not just the ones that are members of the security group
-I do not have authenticated users specified in the security filtering, only the security group I am using
-I DO however have authenticated users on the delegation tab with read permission
-I am wondering if security filtering and delegation act in the same way? Is the reason that the GPO is being applied to all computers in the OU because there is read permission granted to authenticated users on the delegation tab?
-I have researched on Google extensively and have not found a good answer/explanation, I am hoping the experts here can shed some light. Thanks.
Set up:
Windows Server 2008r2
File Shares: iSCSI LUNs hosted on QNAP storage array.

I migrated the file and print virtual machine server via VMWare standalone converter from ESXi 4.1 to 6.5. Migration of VM was successful. migrated source server powered off.

However, once I got the server online, re-add IPs to the server NICs  (1 for server access and 1 for iSCSI LUN), the folder's share permissions disappeared. The LUNs were automatically mounted after I added the IP address on the iSCSI NIC, Folders were there but they were no longer "shared". I attempted to re-enable the share folders, but when I attempted it, it would add the number 2 at the end of the share name. It was as though, the share still existed but not visible.

Additional information:
In Hardware Migration settings in the converter: I selected VMXNET3 as the NICs. Once I brought the server online, I was configuring the IPs on then new NICs, it prompted me the IPs were being used on other NICs on the server, but no other NICs were on the server other than the 2 new one. I reverted it back to E1000. However the same error appeared. I proceeded with configuring the IPs on the NICs.

I did reboot a few times and that did not solve the issue. Since this was unacceptable for, me I powered down the migrated machine. Powered on the original file and print server and all the shares were back online without issue.

Need assistance.
Hello All,

I need to help to analyze the memory dump for unexpected reboot for windows 2008 Stnd Sp1 running on VMware platform .

I have attached the Dump file output.

Please have a look & help me to find out root cause of the unexpected reboot

Had a Windows Server 2008 crash, had to reinstall OS.
We're trying to get a basic website that was on the server back up & running. Reinstalled IIS7, created website w\same name as previous. Pointed to previous data directory. Web browsers can get to default.html at the root of the directory, but once we go into subdirectories, are getting "404 - File or directory not found. The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable."
The directories and files exist; wondering if it's a permissions issue?
We've tried granting ServerName$ permissions on the subfolders, but still getting 404 error.
I have a GPO that automatically locks a workstation after 10 min of idle. Now certain users (owners) want it removed for their computers.
What is the correct way to achieve this?
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Hello - I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I built recently, and in the first week of use, it has lost it's trust relationship with AD twice.  What causes this?
Hello Experts,

We are having issues performing an in-place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise to Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard on a Dell R530 server. The C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log and C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setuperr.log are attached.

We have already attempted removing the Matrox video driver and running on the standard Windows VGA driver as suggested on the following post but unfortunately this is still not working.

Any ideas?

Kind regards,

Our existing environment only has one Window 2008R2 server. It has DS role and file services.

As a part of BCP part, we are thinking of P2V the physical server to a virtual guest hosted by a vmware machine. It will be only be used during Disaster Recovery.

Can I simply backup the system state of the Window 2008 physical server and restore the file on the virtual server in case we need it ?

Users connect to Citrix Session from linux Wyse thin clients and have dual screen's however outlook will not maximize on one of these screens, however if you move it to the other screen it will maximize without issue.

if you connect to the citrix session from a windows PC the issue is not present and outlook will go full screen on both screens. , however up until some updates applied last night this issue was not present at all.

server is a VMware VM running 2008 r2, and office 2013.

anyone have any ideas?
Hi , I need your help and thanks in advance
I have server 2008 R2 on Dell Poweredge 2950 with 3 SCSI HDD and RAID 5
It made from few weeks blue screen with error code 1E i changed the RAM and it worked again but from time to time made same blue screen error
yesterday i tested all RAM's and when i finished my work and turned on the server it didn't work windows
after control-E screen made a black screen and can not ping on it IP
Hello Everyone,

I need one help here, as i am unable to copy system information folder in robocopy. As i dont want to copy it actually, i wanted to exclude it so that i can copy data from my old server i.e. 2008 to 2012.

Can you please help here to get it fix ASAP. Am getting error 32 0X00000020
Hello Experts, I've recent taken on a position at work administering / maintaining our Citrix farm.  The admin prior to me had set several services to run using his Domain Admin account, when he left naturally we disabled his account in AD.  Disabling his account caused all kinds of errors dud to services not being able to run using his credentials.  I've located several services & changed to a generic Domain account with proper authority, but I'm having a hard time locating all the services, is there a script or another way to tell which services rely on his credentials to run?

Current Config - 5 Server Citrix Farm, running XenApp / XenDesktop 6.0.  All running 2008 R2
HI, i am facing an issue with approximately 40 / 50 random users opening the Computer Tab in file explorer and finding nothing there (normally there would be mapped drives etc), this is despite the fact that earlier in the day they did the same thing and mapped drives were there. when you log off and log back on everything will be normal again for a while then the drives will randomly vanish again.

we are running 14 physical Servers (dell r610)  each loaded with Windows Server 2008 r2, Office 2016 (32bit) and other LOB applications. these servers are configured as a farm and as such a user could end up on any 1 of these 14 servers.

there is no pattern to this the users are not in a specific OU,  the error does not happen on a specific Terminal server and the users it happens to seem to change from day to day.
I am installing Oracle 11g R2 64bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit but when I get to database creation screen, the installation hangs at 2%. I have tried the installation without database creation and installation was sucessful but when I try creating database with Database Configuration Assistsnt, it still hangs at 2%. I did that and left the server overnight but I still the max it went was 12%.
I need urgent help on this please.
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how can I give the right to access  to  one of our support team to perform the following in windows server 2008 R2 AD En.

PC joining to AD
Dear Experts,

This is currently my client's GPO Password settings.

The issue is when a user tried to change the password, the error message says that it does not meet the complexity.

Does anyone have any idea on what could be causing the issue?JS PolicyJS Policy
we are reviewing share permissions for a security audit and noticed on an IIS server, the folder c:\inetpub is accessible with read only rights to domain users. Knowing IIS as you do, could this default IIS folder contain any security sensitive information that should not be openly accessible, or is it pretty anonymous data that poses no real risk.
My Exchange server is having so many issues. I can access OWA, but cannot log in. It always gives an error "Your mailbox appears to be unavailable. Try to access it again in 10 seconds. If you see this error again, contact your helpdesk."
(Form Based Authentication service is running by the way).
When I checked what services are running, I see that RPC Client Access service is not running, and if I try to Start it, It doesn't.
Same goes to Transport service, it doesn't start as well. And I wonder why my server takes so much time to boot. It's mostly stuck at "Applying User Settings" and it stays for at least 15-20 minutes before I can access the server.

NOTE: This is a new server and I have installed Windows and Exchange just a few days back with only 5 to 6 users.
Any help would be much appreciated. :-(
Hello Experts. I am interested in setting up a home lab env using vmware workstation 11.0, for microsoft exchange. I would like to set it up so that i can have mailflow going to and from the internet. Im not quite sure how i can set up the network to do this. My residential isp blocks smtp. Is there another way of going about this? Do i need to register a domain and have public dns with someone like godaddy? My current env is 2 domain controllers, 1 exchange 2010 server hosting the mailbox and hub transport role, 2 servers for CAS, and 1 edge server. So i need external connection on the edge. My end goal is to migrate from exchange 2010 to 2013 then to o365 for practice. Please assist. Thanks in advance.
i have a subfolder in the users directory. as youcan see, the batch file deletes it. the folder name is OSERV. how can i keep the script but keep OSERV untouched. i cannot move this folder from the USERS directory

Del "E:\Scanning\Users\*.*" /F /Q /S


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.