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 directory (called sales) on a Windows 2008R2 file server that has around 100 folders in it.


Is there a quick way to export a list of the 100 folders with who has what permissions on them - maybe to csv file?
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how can we migrate applications from windows server 2003 to 2008

or from windows server 2008 to windows 2012, any tools we use.

any examples of application one can give.
Hello Experts!

I have a Server 2008 R2 SP1 application server that hosts our ERP application.  We've been experiencing performance issues, including poor  client response and print issues from within the application.  Upon investigation, I found Event IDs 1502, 1508, 1511, and 1515 from the User Profile Service.  Troubleshooting these events lead me to find that my HKU - .DEFAULT - Software - 'Seagull Scientific' folder has grown to over 8 GB in size.  

Seagull Scientific is the maker of the print driver we use for all our label printers on the production floor.  The server in question is NOT a print server, but does utilize these printers when batch jobs run that have a print function as part of the job.

Investigating the contents of the Seagull folder showed a sub folder called 'Drivers', with muliple sub-folders within that.  The folder that is causing the bloat is labeled @CSR|JD-FS2.jd.local (JD-FS2 being our print server).  This folder is structured like so:  PRINT: - Printers - and within the Printers sub-folder are hundreds, maybe thousands, of subfolders, each named with what I think is a unique GUID.

I found a relevant article describing a condition in 2008 R2 SP 1 where registry keys get bloated because of print spooler errors in a remote desktop environment.  (KB2871131)  This is not exactly my situation, but very close.  However, it references a different key in HKU-.DEFAULT that gets bloated.

This link, …
We are in the process of upgrading our DC's from Windows 2008 R2 to 2016 and our FFL and DFL is at Windows 2008 R2. Yesterday and today I used LDP to view the deleted object which I done before to restore and object that was deleted 45 minutes prior. The problem is the object was not list in the deleted items container yet I know it was deleted. I tried created a number of computer account then deleting them and had the same results. What am I missing here?
In one remote office, IT needs are being a managed by a third party provider.
Currently, they are using an account which is a Domain Admin in order to do basic PC and printer software installs.

I would like to revoke the Domain Admin membership as this gives them much more access than is necessary.
Is there such a thing as a Windows account that can be configured on the domain to have admin rights for installing PCs, printers but without being Domain Admins?

My first thought was to create a local admin on each PC through GPO (I think this is possible) - is there a better way?
I have found a strange performance issue with xBase++.
Essentially, client performance is very good until database files in the same database are opened locally on the server (see graph.)
Details are below.

Test Setup
•      Three client platforms and two server platforms, all under controlled conditions.
•      Clients: Win7 10/100, Win7 gb, Win Server 2008 R2 via XenApp
•      Servers: Win Server 2012 R2, Win Server 2008 R2 (VMware virtual machine)
•      xBase++: 2.00.785
•      Dbe: FOXCDX (see dbesys.prg example)
•      Client test function: representative function that creates a DBF/CDX file on the client C: drive from data assembled from multiple open data files residing on the server.

Test Procedure
1.      Reboot the server
2.      On a client map a drive to the server database share
3.      Run the app from the client c: drive, starting it in the mapped server folder – performance is good for multiple simultaneous clients
4.      Run an app locally on the server and open files in the same database folder as the client
5.      As the number of files opened locally on the server increases the client performance degrades significantly for all clients, even new instances on different machines (see graph)
6.      Close the locally opened files on the server
7.      Client performance remains degraded

•      The performance is poor for all subsequent clients once a database folder has files opened locally on the server
•      The performance …
Hey guys, we have an important file on our file server (Server 08 r2) - it says it locked by a user. I checked in computer management and no one has the file open. How do i fix this?
I am running a script to collect dir file attributes:

  1. Directory
  2. Name
  3. CreationTime
  4. LastWriteTime
  5. LastAccessTime
  6. extension
  7. Length

I am collection this from a vol that is about 7 TB with about 200 million file with some long file names greater than 260 characters.

I have been running this for about 4 hours now doing a direct write to the file rather than storing it in an array.  The file has existed 1.85 GB is size.  
Would I be better off dumping into an array the loop through the array to write out to the file?

Is my only option to chunk this process up to specific targeted directories?
how can i migrate users and computers from windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 in same forest.

should i use robocopy, DFS-R or any other method.i believe for files we use FRS ?

will it be same if i use the same tool for migrating users and computers across cross forest?
Hi, I am hoping someone can clear the muddy water for me.

I have SCDPM 2012 R2 running and am actually backing up a few production (physical) servers at the moment.  All Protection Status state OK...EXCEPT the "Computer\System Protection\Bare Metal Recovery" & "Computer\System Protection\System State" protection groups, which display "Replica is inconsistent".

I have read several online articles pertaining to this issue and have installed the "Windows Server Backup" feature only, not the Windows Server Backup Feature - Command-line Tools, because none of the articles stated it, only the WSB feature.

I even tried disabling the WinRE agent and re-enabling it.

I still receive the same status after Performing consistency checks at every change.

When I check the servers being backed up (Protected Servers) event logs, I noticed it mentions being out of space for the backups.

There was another article I recently read that mentioned this out of space alert and stated to resolve the issue you need a separate shared drive on the DPM server to store the BMR & SS backups to for the Protected Servers and that each server would require 40GB of space.  This seems crazy and I just need clarification to get to the bottom of this issue.

Can someone clear all this up for me and help me figure out what I am missing to resolve this issue with my Protection Group backups?

Also, does anyone know if SCDPM 2016 address this issue?

Thanks in advance.
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I have a very large NAS (36 TB)  with about 385 million files or so.  I want to gather all the files fullpath, ext, date created, modified and access.  I would like this data to be written directly to MSSQL db.  Also it needs to be able to handle long path names (260 or more).

Is there any application or script that will handle this.  

I am thinking Powershell, but I do not know how to write out to SQL with it. I can output to a CSV file, but that will get very large in size and I still need to import it to SQL.  I guess I could leverage HASH TABLE, but I am not familiar with this method.
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Hi All,

I need to open a case with Microsoft for a server issue, i want to say a year ago i ordered a TechNet or something like that which gave me 5 support incidents for 699 or something like that. I went online today to open a case, and it says a 5 pack is 1999, did something change?

first of all sorry for my bad english skills. I am from germany.

I am currently encountering a huge problem. I want to upgrade my whole server system to Windows Server 2016.
The problem:
I have to document all of the User accesses given to each folder.

Is there any Software or possibility to get the information of the accesses so I can reconfigure them into my new server?

I hope that you are able to understand my problem :D
Thanks :)
Anybody know the policy to change the colors within Windows? 2008 server and Win7. I attached a screenshot.
Windows 2008 R2
Tomcat 8.0.33

Trying to create SSL and install from a CA:
Step 1.
"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\keytool" -genkey -alias ecwinttomcat -keyalg RSA -keystore c:\ecwint.keystore
NO Password, hit enter.  
Step 2.
"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\keytool" -certreg -keyalg RSA -alias ecwinttomcat -file c:\ecwint.csr -keystore c:\ecwint.keystore

Get Error about -certreg illegal operation.
Cannot convert to a csr.
If we setup new users that need to be able to setup accounts and such in AD, what rights would they need but not giving them Domain Admin rights?
So basically they to be able to do things in AD with user accounts, gpo, drive mappings etc...
Hi all, i am hoping for advise on what to look for regarding our slow network, i understand there are alot of issues that can cause slow connections so i will let you know our full setup and what i have tried so far.

2 Physical servers, 2 hyper v on each server
1st server
   Windows Server 2008, not running any software except hyper v, not on the domain.
   Hyper V 1, Primary Domain Controller, Server 2003, DHCP, DNS settings are
        Reverse Lookup, 2 Name servers, (same as parent), first one is pointing to the second domain controller and has the IP address
        The second one in the list is point to the primary domain controller, but has IP address unknown,
        Forward Lookup Zone has 2 "same as parent" Host A, one each point to IP address of domain controller, then underneath that has
        all the workstations connected with computer name and IP address
        Under DHCP "Scope Options" 006 DNS servers we have 3 listed, IP address of main domain controller, Public Telstra IP Address, and
        3rd Public Bigpond IP address

   Hyper V 2 is our file server, running server 2012, accessing files on server seems to be okay, browsing through directories is not slow.
        No other software or settings are on this server, just files, it use to do a shadow copy of all files twice a day, one at 7am and one at
       12pm, since the issue of slow speeds the 12pm one drops off all access to mapped drives for 5 minutes on …
In my organization we would like to take dns server backup, generally dns database folder will be on c drive but in our organization we are unbale find the dns folder it self .

It there any way to take backup of dns folder and find out the dns folder path

Thanks in advance.
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I am working my way through a ROC for PCI compliance.  One of the requirements is that "changed passwords cannot use the same phrase with simple changes like 'Password1' to Password2'".  So now the problem is, how do you accomplish that in a group policy on Active Directory?  All the desktops I support are Windows 7 Professional and most of my servers are Windows Server 2008 R2 (including the 2 domain controllers).

I went looking through Google and EE for a few pages, but no luck.
In the computer configuration/policies/administrative templates it show the following error;
Resource '$(string.Advanced_EnableSSL3Fallback)' referenced in attribute displayName could not be found. File C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\inetres.admx, line 795, column 308

I installed all windows update. did not solve. please advice

server 2008
I have enabled security auditing and it is auditing just fine but my problem is that when I look at the event log in the Object Name field it is showing \device\HardDiskVolume4\Test Folder instead of a drive letter, ie H:\Test Folder.  This is causing a problem with some software we have that is logging the auditing data so we can report on it.  Does anyone know how to fix this?  We are running Windows Server 2008 R2 and the volume is iSCSI.  On the C and D drives they are showing just fine in the Audit Security.
when i ping server ip addresss i get reply, when i rdp to server with IP / host am able to connect but when i unc to server with ip / hostname i am unable to reach i get error "windows cannot access". kindly assist me on ways to resolve this issue.

Im totally lost and also not sure how to provide any information for help on this problem.
I have a classic asp page that has been happily working for 10+ years.
Now it is randomly causing browsers to issue "Site can't be reached ERR_CONNECTION_RESET"
Locally, remotely - its the same.
Its not even consistent depending on the data I ask it to return
I have checked the contents of all the rows in the database relating to the page and there is nothing wrong - that was my first port of call
Everything else using the information still works.
I have also checked the server logs and can find no reference to any error at all.
I know this is a long shot but does anyone else have any idea where to start to look?
There is just nothing useable to try to find the problem anywhere
windows Server 2008 R2
Help much appreciated
We have a few VMs that run Windows Server 2008 R2. The disks are constantly getting filled up. They will have let's say 100GB used of 250GB drive. But all of the sudden the disk will be full...or close to it. WinDirStat shows only 100GB used, while the disk level shows 250GB used.

I defrag the machine and it cleans it up, shows 100GB again. A few days later, 250GB again. Any ideas?

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.