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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Our default domain controller policy has the "Audit Directory Service Access" enabled and log all success events for group EVERYONE.

We have some missing production DNS records. Exactly where do I look in the event log and what event I can look for in order to determine who removed the DNS records?

Someone who knows please advise.
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I've taken over an account that has a SBS2011 (2008 R2) OS and when I checked on the Windows update status, I learned that the Windows Update feature was corrupt.  When I resolved this issue, I learned that 98 updates need to be applied.  The server is a production server and has been installed since 2013.

I've not experienced this number of updates on a peroduction server and am concerned if I just throw the update switch and let it run... I could experience bigger problems.

If anyone has experienced this before and, what is the best/safest way to approach this challenge?

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.


I'm trying to use Vmware Vcenter Converter Standalone to convert a Vmware workstation machine and put it onto our Esxi server.

However, at the stage where I am being asked to enter the Destination System details and when I do and select 'Next', I get a A general system error occurred: SSL Exception: error: 14077102:SSL routines:SSL23_Get_Server_Hello:unsupported protocol.

I have tried manipulating the .xml files on my own machine by going to converter-worker.xml and converter-agent.xml by changing tag <sslOptions> from 123422720 to 56313856 and then restart services.

I have also gone into converter-worker.xml file and changed the 'UseSSL' to 'false' and restarted services. Still nothing working.

Attached is a screenshot.

Any ideas?

Thanks for helping
Is there a Windows service that stops several other services after that Windows services starts. ?

The problem I am having is on a Windows 2008 R2 Citrix server.

Servers: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1.
Clients: Windows 7 Pro SP1.

Last week, as soon as KB4103718 was installed on the clients, they couldn't connect to one of our servers (error is attached here). They could connect to the other one though.

I just looked on both servers and that KB is pending, wanting to install.

Why would the behavior be different on the two machines? I want to make the second one function with RDP like it always has. My only resolution so far is to go to each clinet machine and uninstall that KB, and then disable auto updates so it doesn't get installed again, but obviously that's not a real solution.
We have a SQL and Windows Server 2008 R2, 16GB RAM and 16383 MB for total paging file size in total drives.
C drive is 100 GB
D Drive is 200 GB

Takes forever to login in. It is a virtual vm.

Do you think the paging file is set wrong ?

Thanks for your help
hi guys

All of our PC records in DNS are showing as Static in the timestamp. So now, when I use a person's PC name to connect to them, it takes me to a totally different PC. Is that related?

Last week, someone at work deleted a DNS zone. We exported the DNS records from another server before they updated too and salvaged them by re-importing them using the DNSCMD.exe command. But now, all records have static timestamps.

Do I need to do something with DNS record aging etc? If so, what would you recommend?

Thanks for helping
Group Policy to limit users Exchange cache mode to 90 days.

How can I create a Group Policy in Windows 2008 server r2 to restrict their Exchange cache mode to 90 days with will be should be grayed out in Outlook 2013.

If you can give it to me in steps that would be great,

we have arround arround 70 windows servers with 2012r2, windows 2008r2 en windows server 2016.
most of the  servers are virtual on vmware.
we have wsus setup in different locations en servers are downloading only auto aproved security updates.
the servers are set with wsus settings with a group policy and set to download only to give us more control.
when we think its a save update then we will install the update’s by logging on to the server with remote desktop, click on update and install them, then click on reboot the server and watch and pray if its comming back online.

the quistion :
i want to install the already downloaded updates from my computer to a dedicated group of servers and auto reboot when needed , give me a notofication by email or else then the update was sucsesfull.
So there will be no need to logon with remote desktop and an one liner for more servers at once.

whats the best to do this?
many thanks.

or how do you manage a bunch of servers ?
I have a windows 2008 R2 server guest sat on VM Ware server which has being showing removing snapshot session for over 24hrs now. The guest itself is not accessible currently so via the console in vshpere, when try to connect I get the error Unable to connect to the MKS: Error connecting to /bin/vmx process.

I have other guests sat two guest sat on the same host but they are on a different datastore. The server which is hung is on its own storage and there is over 800Gb free.

It looks like the Remove Snapshot process has hung?

What is the best course of action to bring this back online.

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The current VM server is started and it does go into Recovery mode. Since it is being started by console, is there a way to put also "F8" into the console command, to ensure that "F8" would be executed, when starting the VM server?

Where do I go and check the audit policies for my domain servers?

Basically, we want to find out what kind of activities are currently being logged.

Hello Experts,

We are tasked to migrate a Mainframe application to Java. I would like to see these COBOL programs. Is there a way to skim through these MF files like we do in other languages.

 I cannot access the MF terminal (do not know how to :() . I am using a windows PC and do have windows server at the client's location.

Thanks in Advance.
Would that be possible to set the RAM threshold limit in VM? In the VM its showing only 8GB but system engineer says "You guys are using  5GB RAM now, so when you get to 7GB it will automatically start up beyond 8 to whatever you need up to 24.5gB . Now It is set to 80% thresholds"
during intra forest migration and inter forest migration, what is the actual difference

let us say I am migrating and computer accounts from windows server 2008 to windows server 2012 or 16 in intra-forest
same way I am doing for inter-forest

does ADMT play the same role also the SID Accounts are deleted from source domain in same way
can you give some details:

steps to upgrade domain controller to 2016 environment from windows server 2008 environment or 2012 environment

difference between 2016 AD envir, vis a vis 2012 or 2008 AD environment

any custom scripts for monitoring , support and metrics gathering.
Source Path Too LongHi,
  I have a weird situation. I have a folder "C:\Data\Invoice\Backup" and in it, I have so  many sub-folders created by ROBOCOPY.
  At first I wanted to simply delete the folder by clicking [Delete] button, but I keep getting this error message about "The source file names are larger than ...".
  I googled this error message and found an article where the author suggested that I rename all these sub-folders to 1 letter length and delete the folders afterwards.
  I followed that suggestion and that is the reason why you see so many 'a'. It was somewhat effective, but no all of the files are being deleted and it is taking too much time to rename folders.
  . When I run a DOS command "DIR /s /w" to list all the sub-folders, I see the following:
 Directory of C:\Data\Invoice\Backup\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\1\1\1\1\1\1\1

Data2000 - 2018 May 7 with blank username_password table.mdb
               4 File(s)     24,697,752 bytes
The directory name C:\Data\Invoice\Backup\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\a\1\1\1\1\…
 I have a Hyperv virtual machine  computer where the hard drive size is 1.4TB, but with only 19GB of free space. However when I open the C drive and select all the foloders in the root directory of C drive, I see 868GB in size including 18GB Paging file. So  if I do the math, I should see almost 500GB free space. But it only shows 19GB free.  I also discovered that space allocated for Shadow Copy Storage is about 40GB.
So there is something that is taking up space. How can I find out?

Thanks.C DriveC-Drive-Folders.PNG
How can I make the VNCcom program open successfully from the programs start menu. ?

When users access “ VNCcom” from the start menu they receive the following error message below.
If I also go to the C:\users\all users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu where the VNCcom short cut is located
And attempt to open the program, it  does not open and I get the below error.

"Only administrators have permission to add, remove, or configure server software during a terminal services remote session. If you want to install or configure software on the server, contact you network administrator".

It only works when:
However if a short cut is created on their desktop for this program or access it directly from the Programs x86 folder
The program opens with no errors as seen below.

The environment is a Windows 2008 r2 Citrix 6.5 enviornment.
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How to track internet usage (website, time) on Windows Server 2008?

I have had a requirement from my boss to install tracking in the company, so quality metrics on site usage could be done. Apparently there is a Facebook / WhatsApp problem across the co.

I would like to know from expert who have experience to convert physical server which is running window server 2018 r2 to hyper-v 2016 virtual machine .

I check on the hyper-v 2012requirement the guest machine is atlease window server 2012.
Hi guys

I need to import DNS records that are in a .txt file into our DNS zone. This is urgent as someone accidentally deleted the actual zone, but thankfully we managed to export the list on another server before replication occurred.

I seriously need to re-import this .txt file into DNS again. We have Windows 2008 R2 servers.

Can someone direct me please?

Thank you
Just a general question. Trying to understand the schedule of windows azure backup
i got a windows azure backup running.
2 backup schedule time :
10 pm monday, tues,wed,thurs,fri, every 1 week(s)
3 am everyday every 1 week(s)

what does this mean exactly ?
does the first schedule run all 5 days on every week ?
does the second scheudle run all 7 days on every week ? what does that 1 infront of week and why "s" in brakcets for week(s) ??
Uninstall Trigger in Windows 2008 r2 system event logs.

I am trying to identify in event logs the trigger that is uninstall a software service that is happening every night.
There are no event id's that indicate an trigger for an installation.

What else should I look for ?
How to check Maximum machine account password age"  in AD.

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.