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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PDC is down but second DC is not opening. I tried to transfer the role by FSMO command line and successfully seize the role but the AD won't open.
Any help is helpful.
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Hello Experts,

We are migrating a lot of windows 2008 R2 stand alone servers, some with hyper-v.  The VM's are running the same OS.  Is there any third party software that can move all of the roles, features and any software currently installed to a newer server such as Windows Server 2016 or 2019?  I haven't really heard of something like this but figured this would be the best place to ask first.

thank you,

Is MS going to release a Win 2006 R2  (just like Win2008 R2) or there won't be such a
release & we should just migrate to Win2007 ?    Or will there be a Win2007 R2?

Planning to refresh Win2008 R2
We have a clean install of Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 and SQL Server 2014.    One of the *.bak files was restored from our damaged RAID 5 drives.    I've found instructions on how to restore with SQL 2005, but nothing for 2014.    I have very little knowledge of SQL, so I'm unsure whether I need to create a new database prior to the restore or whether it will recognize that it's not there and create it during the restore process.  The developer who installed and configure our database a couple of years ago is out of the country and not near a computer.  Can someone walk me thru it, or point me to instructions?  

Thanking you in advance.
We have a 2008 Windows Domain controller that needs to have the space freed up.  I noticed a lot of data in the AppData folder of my Administrator profile.  Is there a way I can clear that folder up or any other folders in the server where files tend to build up?

Does anyone know if I can use the same key code that I received with my Server 2008 Standard with the Server 2008 Standard R2?
Dell PowerEdge 840 -- Server 2008 Standard - PERC 5/i RAID controller ----- does not reboot after Windows update.

I accepted the MS Update yesterday and when the server rebooted, it did not come back up.   It appears that either the RAID controller is bad or the configuration got toasted.   I am a fairly non-tech person with just enough knowledge to understand what someone is asking me to do and then performing it.   This server is our SQL server and has a database on it.   Our office is 'dead in the water' until this can be resolved.   Can you please help me?    I’m hoping that there is a simple way for the RAID controller to be instructed to ‘grab’ the drive configuration off the drive itself and then we’ll be back in action.   I called Dell for telephone support, but they told me that it would be $1,000.00 for 2 hours of telephone support.  Ugh!    We do not have that funds available.

Would appreciate your expertise!
Windows Server 2008

I have the following on Windows Server 2008 and it works fine via regular FTP:

.bat file:
ftp -n -i -s:upload.txt

which runs upload.txt, which has the following:

user my_user
put C:\Apps\Customers.csv
put C:\Apps\Quotes.csv

What I need to do is make this SFTP instead of regular FTP. How to do that?
I am in the midst of decommissioning a DAG in our exchange environment.  There are only two operational servers in the dag which one is a passive copy of the active server.  There are three members in this DAG that were set as archive databases.  I have completed a full backup for both servers.  I wanted to know what is the correct procedure of fully decommissioning the dag and its members.  I haven't uninstalled exchange in a dag environment so I just want to make sure I have an understanding before attempting.

(Windows Server 2008 R2 | Exchange 2010 SP1)

Presumed procedures:
1. put the passive server in maintenance mode
2. Stop all database copies
3. remove the passive server from the dag
4. uninstall exchange
5. put the active server in maintenance mode
6. remove the active server from the dag
7. uninstall exchange

I need to remove the end users from the local administrators group on all workstations. For a select group of users, they would need to remain as local admins on their machine. I currently have 1 OU that holds all workstations.  

I see that there are two ways of removing users from admin group. Either using restricted groups gpo or group policy preferences. I dont see much of a difference between the two approaches. In either case it would seem that I would have to create two separate OU's , one for computers that dont have end users in local admin group and the other would have computers not linked to any gpo of this type.  Is this correct? What would be the best approach to this?

Thank you.
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I am not professional in windows server. I have question and I hope someone can help me. I have active directory installed on windows server 2012. All computers are connected to the AD. Now any user can login to any computer. I want the user when login to any computer to see his folders and files. How I can do that?

Any help will be appreciated

I just applied and enabled my new cert (Thumbprint: F8E827A47FBF52B3B184261F22E805BEFD6) to my exchange 2007 server hosted on Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Standard FE  x64

I rebooted server and the cert did not apply but it is showing as valid. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to get it to stick?

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-ExchangeCertificate -domainname | fl

AccessRules        : {System.Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule, System.Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessR
                     ule, System.Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule}
CertificateDomains : {,}
HasPrivateKey      : True
IsSelfSigned       : False
Issuer             : CN=GeoTrust RSA CA 2018,, O=DigiCert Inc, C=US
NotAfter           : 5/26/2021 8:00:00 AM
NotBefore          : 3/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
PublicKeySize      : 2048
RootCAType         : ThirdParty
SerialNumber       : 032860E7FA22234A1A977EF9082
Services           : IMAP, POP, IIS, SMTP
Status             : Valid
Subject            :
Thumbprint         : F8E827A47FBF52B3B184261F22E805BEFD6

AccessRules        : {System.Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessRule, System.Security.AccessControl.CryptoKeyAccessR
CertificateDomains : {,}
HasPrivateKey      : True
IsSelfSigned       : False
Issuer             : …

I did a Windows Update for the latest updates, this was completed.
However I am looking for a microsoft download for microsoft visual C++ redistributable 2017 for windows 2008 r2 64 bit
can someone provide a working linl
Good Morning,
I am attempting a GRT Backup using the following:
Backup Server:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1 64-Bit
Backup Exec 2010 R3 Version 13.0 Rev.5204 64-Bit

Exchange Server:
Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 64-Bit
Exchange 2007 Enterprise Version 8.2

Attempting a full backup returns the following error:
Backup- \\Server.local\Microsoft Information Store\First Storage GroupV-79-57344-918 - Unable to complete the operation for the selected resource using the specified options.  The following error was returned when opening the Exchange Database file:  '-546 The log file sector size does not match the sector size of the current volumn. '

Backup- \\Server.local\Microsoft Information Store\Second Storage GroupV-79-57344-918 - Unable to complete the operation for the selected resource using the specified options.  The following error was returned when opening the Exchange Database file:  '-546 The log file sector size does not match the sector size of the current volumn. '  Love how they misspell error

Backup Server:
C:\Windows\system32>fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo C:
NTFS Volume Serial Number :       0xc61879e71879d6c1
Version :                         3.1
Number Sectors :                  0x00000000707cc7ff
Total Clusters :                  0x000000000e0f98ff
Free Clusters  :                  0x000000000a4a02fc
Total Reserved :                  0x0000000000000040
Bytes Per Sector  :               512
Bytes Per Physical Sector :       4096
Bytes Per 

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Hi guys,
I got a backupexec 2010 product to backup my sever
Backups everything going good everyday. I just want to know how do I find how many days of backup it has ? How do i find retention policy.
I have a server which we will be retiring because of age. The OS on the server I am retiring is MS server 2008. The OS on the new server is MS Server 2016

The new server will take over the same domain name and IP address as the old one

Does anyone have any tips to make this process run as smooth as possible?

My plan is to make sure I have a local administrator password on the old server then remove it from the domain
Remove the server from Active directory
Change the name and IP address of the new server
Our DHCP server about every week has been causing us issues. It won't hand out IP addresses to clients. What happens is when I log into the DHCP server and go to task manager I see that the service: svchost.exe is running our CPU at 100%. When I kill the service and it restarts itself the issue is resolved. What is causing this issue? Or what can I look at to see where I can further research this.

Our server is Windows 2008 R2 Standard

When I go into the logs I don't see anything under DHCP to me that stands out.
Microsoft server 2016 licensing question - I have some Windows 2008 servers I need to upgrade. They sit on Windows Server 2012r2 Standard Host. I'm looking to move them to Windows Server 2016 Standard. First, I assume, I need to upgrade the host to Windows Server 2016 Standard. Most of them have 2 processors with 4 cores each. With 4 VM's that have  windows 2008 or windows 2012. Therefore, I need 16-two-packs of core licenses.

On a few of the host, I have a windows 7 box and a linux box for Cisco Umbrella. How do this VM's affect my licensing for the host?

Hello experts, I have a server and its c: drive's free space is going down. I would like to find out which directory is growing is there any way i can find out using powershell?
I can search file using get-childitem, but i do not know how to find which folder is using the space?
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I am trying to copy a directory from the network file share to a remote computer root drive. When i run the copy cmd using the PSTools on the remote computer it throws error saying access denied. However when i file explore the remote computer using C$ and copy it using the GUI it works. Any suggestions ???
We have a 3 node DAG for our 3 Remote offices in Exchange 2010. Each site hosts 1 server and each server hosts it's own copy plus 1 each for the 2 other sites.

Server1 has 3 primary databases
Server2 has 1 primary database
Server3 has 1 primary database

The issue we are seeing is that about once every 10 days server1 fails it's databases over to server2 at some point during business hours for that site. The findings are always the same.
The cluster service stops on Server1 and i see the same 2 eventids

1282 - Security Handhsake between joiner and sponsor did not complete in 30 seconds, node terminating the connection.
1135 - Cluster Node 'Server1' was removed from the active cluster membership

From an Exchange config standpoint everything seems to be fine. There is a small pipe between each one of these offices so i am really leaning towards the issue being network related. I'm trying to really lock down that this is the cause. Any recommendations on where to go next or anything i may be missing that we need to check?

These are the current cluster threshold settings we have in place.

CrossSubnetDelay          : 2000
CrossSubnetThreshold      : 15
PlumbAllCrossSubnetRoutes : 0
SameSubnetDelay           : 1000
SameSubnetThreshold       : 10

for an example  there was a robocopy going on between 2 of these sites outside of Exchange that caused the databases to failover due to bandwidth.

Thanks in advance.
got a windows server 2016.
got azure backup configured.
backups failing within few seconds. i have attached a screenshot of the error.
have tried:
1- registering the server. re registered successfully
2 - updated mars agent. 2.0.9153.0

still no luck. any help would be great.
Windows SBS 2008 with Exchange 2007. We have just come on as the IT for a small company and they have been hammered with email issues. Found that thier Forefront for Exchange which has been expired since 2015 was blocking a lot of email with attachments to only specific users.

Did some research and spoke with a tech from Microsoft and was recommended to uninstall Forefront for Exchange but only after stopping all Exchange services first. That was completed and the server was running fine.

This morning Exchange is not working, services are just hanging and no mail is flowing as the Store service is not running.

Attempted to reinstall Forefront and the installation just hangs at Preparing Installation and eventually will fail is you wait long enough.

So I decided to just restore the server to yesterdays backup before any changes were made however now I am getting an error from the Windows Server Recovery of Error code 0x80070057; "the parameter is incorrect"

Any help is much appreciated.

Since this OS is EOL and Exchagne is as well I may have to resort to the $499 Microsoft call. Hope you all can assist.

We have problems with Microsoft Definition Updates on Windows 7 Clients. According to Woody there is a problem: 

Error 1
Error 2
All physical devices are affected. Are you also affected? Are there any workarounds?

I'm trying to map a drive through group policy and create a folder for users profiles. I'm using the below but the drive isn't being mapped. If I remove the %username% the drive gets mapped.


The user I'm testing it with is an administrator and has full control permissions to the 'UserProfiles' folder.
gpresult is showing it is being pulled through.
It's using a drive letter not being used anywhere else.
It has worked in the past.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

Any ideas why this could be happening?

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.