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 have created new domain admin accounts
We add all the admin permission under this accounts
Added the new domain accounts to the local machine but we can't use the backup sofware,  we can access the local C drive and we can move files from the C drive to another machine with this account.
Attached are screeenshots of the settings we have put under the new account and the error message we are getting


thank you.
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software on a server created file with more that 256 characters. so not a problem of long path with a normal file

how to rename such a file? nothing i tried worked.
We are trying to activate Terminal Server CAL licenses, but the install wizard is saying they're already activated on another server. The catch is we did the "Rebuild the license server database" option which is supposed to delete any licenses that are currently installed so you can reinstall them, but like I previously mentioned they're claiming to already be active. Is there another option to get these licenses reinstalled?

I'm trying to deploy a test printer to a test user. I have a set of printers that is already working and being applied under the title Printer - Grand Rapids. The Test Printer policy I set up is not deploying a random printer that I want deployed. I did a group policy result on the machine and it's not applying it. Does anyone have any idea why it's not deploying like my first Printer-Grand rapids policy?
We have two domains: CORP and PROD but our main or parent domain is CORP.
We have a D Drive.
Problem: When i right click, select New i do only see Folder in the context menu. I cannot create anything else
I did add the "CORP\Domain Admins" for permissions into the D Drive. Logged off and nothing.
But if i add my CORP\MyDomainAdmin for permissions into the D Drive i do see the context menu. I can create more stuff.

Thanks for your help
How Does Renaming an Active Directory Group Impact User Access to folders.

I have AD security group that has access to folders.
I would ike to rename that Security Group to different display name and account name. I mean later when you look at any of the folder/subfolder/file security permissions you should see the new name instead of the old one.

What is the best way to accomplish that without interrupting user access to their files and folders.

Thank you
Dear Team,

I want to disable Microsoft store using group policy please help me to do.

Group policy installed in windows server  2008 R2
I'm testing the Certificate Authority in my lab environment (running Windows 2008 domain).

One thing I found is that right after I installed a new Certificate Authority (enterprise root CA) in the environment, the CA root certificate was pushed to all client machines and added under the "Trusted Root Certification Authorities" store.

However, after the original root certificate expired, and I renewed the root certificate in the CA already, but the new CA root certificate never got pushed to client machines.

I have checked the following two group policies items, but both of them were configured to "Enabled" already.  I would like to find out which configuration controls when a CA root certificate got pushed to client machines.  Please assist! TIA!!

computer configuration->policies->windows settings->security settings->public key policies->certificate services client-auto-enrollment
user configuration->policies->windows settings->security settings->public key policies->certificate services client auto-enrollment
I am testing arcserve for my backups, but on one server, the proram keeps on failing with the following error: Event ID 22, source: VSS
Here's the error message:


I have already tried the following, but to my surprise the registry entry was already there:
How would I get the private encryption key for a user's password in a windows 2008 AD domain?
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Need to set up Single Sign on in Microsoft 2008/2012 environment.  I have installed Host Integration Server 2016 but cannot access any documentation to configure it
Microsoft has proven useless as the continually run me around to people that have no idea why I cannot access the configuration documents. We are trying to setup sso for internet access to our application servers.

Can someone get me started on this issue?
Hello, We need to upgraded old hardware which has server 2008 r2 dc running its a single dc environment so I thought it’s better to upgrade to server 2012 r2 along with hardware upgrade, can someone please help how can I initiate this upgrade process smoothly to have all our existing domain controller information and get rid off of server2008 r2.
In one of my customer's environment, the CA root certificate is about to expire in couple months.  By saying CA root certificate, I mean if you right click the "Properties" in the Certification Authority mmc snap-in, the CA certificate that shown as "Certificate #0" (apology, please forgive my limited knowledge on certificate service).

The environment is running in Windows 2008R2 AD.

I read this document regarding auto renewing of certificate

I want to figure out if this root certificate would renew itself upon expiring. So I setup a lab and test the group policies mentioned in the previous link.
However, I found that the CA root certificate didn't renew itself in my test environment.

So, my questions:
- How to make the CA root certificate renew itself
- In my test lab, the CA root certificate expired, but it didn't seem to have any impact on client machine login, exchange service etc ....  so, in fact, apart from issuing certificates within the domain, what else does the CA root certificate do?

Intel patch slows down my file server

i updated my server once the intel patch came out 3 months ago and since then i have to reboot my file server weekly. how do i fix this mess, can i uninstall the patch
I have a Windows 7 laptop on a local domain (abcd.local). The DC and server is a Windows Server 2008 Standard machine.  Approx 50 devices on the network (computers, printers, phones etc.).  Server is the DHCP server.

The laptop is often taken off site, but is back on the local domain usually at least once a week.

Starting this week, the laptop connects to the network but does not get an IP address from the DHCP server.  I've tried both LAN and WIFI, no difference.  I removed/reinstalled the LAN network driver in the laptop.  Also did the various resets (netsh commands etc.).  Disabled the antivirus.  No luck.

I can set a static IP on the laptop and all is good.  This is a problem for offsite however.

How do I troubleshoot this?  When can I look on the server to see if it has a problem with the laptop, for example.

Any help greatly appreciated!
I have on VLAN 3 (10.10.110/24) a PBX and VLAN 4 ( IP phones.  routing between VLAN 1 and VLAN 2 is working.
On VLAN 1 ( I have computers, W2008 DC, W2008 database.
I can ping from VLAN 1 the PBX on VLAN 3
I have setup the DC IP address as NTP server on the PBX. but I m seeing the status disconnected. That's probably mean from VLAN 3 I can"t reach the DC located on the VLAN 1

I am trying to find out how I can fix this to be able to synchronize the PBX and IP phones clock with the DC.

Any idea?

We are trying to restrict our service accounts in AD to do interactive logon process by pressing the CTRL-ALT-DEL key sequence.

What is the best way to do it?  We have all service accounts in an OU in AD.  Is it possible to use group policy to restrict that?  

Or should I do that in the machine level?

Please advise.

I want to move a 2008 R2 DC to another host to free up resources on the one it is currently on.
Moving the VM is simple enough. Power off and migrate it over. There are other DCs in the environment so shutting it down is not a concern,

My only worry is will moving the DC to another host change anything that could cause problems with DC replication?
I've read horror stories when people try virtualizing existing DC's and was wondering if there is anything similar to worry about in this scenario.
Can someone go step by step for me on how to add a computer to the domain.  I have a brand new Windows 7 Pro laptop and I want to add add it to the domain with a new username.  This is a windows server 2008 environement.  Reason I'm doing this is so I can see if I am doing it completely the correct way.
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Downloaded Solar Winds inactive user account removal tool and ran it on my Windows 2008 Server.  On the last logon column, it shows the entry of "Never Logged in"  Does this mean I can remove all of these users that say this?  I ran this as "inactive since 1/1/2017
How do I edit a user so they cannot install any applications?  This is a win 2008 server I will be working on.  2nd part of question:  if the user is an administrator with rights to install can I still edit them in AD to prevent app installs?  I need to know how to do this for a standard user and administrator.
I feel embarrassed to have to admit I know little about Exchange and the issue I am having here.

On an SBS 2011 standard box, years ago they set up a smart host send connector to go through a company that checks for spam filtering.

Worked fine for years.  Now the filtering company is saying there's loads of spam going out from our network through them (coming from different people in the company). They said they disabled the address till we can clean things up.  They said they felt a machine got infected. Wouldn't that machine send out typically under the user that's logged into that machine? not several different people?

Looking at the message queues in exchange management console, I see a smarthostconnectordelivery entry. there's (only) 27 emails there waiting to go out.  I can view the to / from for each. But the sender isn't available to be able to ask if they sent the emails intentionally.

a) is there a way when logged in as the admin to see the text of the emails to know if they are legit emails?
b) if a machine was sending out spam, wouldn't there be more than 27 emails waiting to go after 4 hours since they disabled that email address?
c) I am envisioning seeing the LAN IP that the emails were sent from to the exchange server, then I can see if these are all coming from 1 machine / check that machine for malware.

For mail that already went out, is there a way to see the contents of those emails?  The spam filtering people sent me…
Getting the following error for one replication group in DFSR after doing the following command from sending server:   dfsrdiag backlog ,  been trying to find some answers online but other replication groups are working properly,  I have already tried re creating the group after deleting the DFSR_Private folders on each sending and receiving member. I'm not sure what the access denied to its configuration means and as far as I can tell the replicated folder is configured on both members.

This is a 2 member group,  primary member server1 (2008 R2 STD) has the files,  just need to replicate them to server2 (2012 R2 STD)

Cannot find DfsrReplicatedFolderConfig object. Possible reasons:
   + The replicated folder is not configured on the member
   + Access is denied to its configuration information

Replicated folder <****> not found. Err: -2147217406 (0x80041002)

Operation Failed

Does anyone know of any good SQL scripts that can send a low disk space email alert when the disk space falls below a certain threshold?

The script will be run on SQL server 2008 R2 and up.

Any assistance is appreciated.

Thank you.
hi guys

I'm currently running two Exchange 2010 servers with version 14.03.0123.003 on them. I want to obviously have Exchange updated with the latest roll ups. However, looking at the version I am on, it looks like I have a lot of roll ups to install?

Question is, does the latest rollup consist of all of the oldest rollups? Or must I install every single roll up until the latest one?

Thank you for helping

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.