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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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The original problem was yesterday when the user would click his mapped drive to the server c:/themainserver/bridgette. Well when he clicked on the shared drive and went to c:/themainserver/bridgette it would load a few times and allow him to edit the files and then when he would go to save everything it would freeze up and he would not be able to save any files.

When I was on the machine yesterday (The Actual Server) I was able to find the bridgette folder and started to copy it to a usb drive and it would fail after 30 seconds. I tried 2-3 times and same issue. I rebooted the machine and her whole profile disappeared. I read online there are issue with profiles and windows server 08 but  how would I go about getting the profile back? There are no server backups. I just took this job over so I'm slowly working to get it up to the proper standard.

The server has a RAID setup but idk what kind. The BIOS doesn't show me much at all. The hard drives plug into a controller. I'm unable to hook either drive to an external pc because the hard drive has  AIO for the sata cable and power adapter. I cant plug them into the drive individually

Now when I boot the pc it says "reboot and select proper boot device" in the BIOS, I have that hard drive set to boot first. I'm not a RAID pro but i think the RAID was setup to mirror. There were some files I needed off of it.

I have a newer server I'm going to move everything to assuming I can get this booted somehow so I can pull…
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Simplify Active Directory Administration
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Hi, on my premises I have two client subnets - 10.1.1.x and 192.168.1.x.
The 10.1.1.x subnet has access to a VPN which connects to another site - let's call it destination.com .
The other subnet does not have access to that VPN.
Clients on both subnets currently use the same DNS server - 192.168.1.250.


The computer 1.destination.com has an internal IP address of 10.2.2.2 and an external IP address of 89.204.3.3.

I would like to configure my DNS server so that:
if a client on 10.1.1.x asks for the address of 1.destination.com, it will be given 10.2.2.2 as the result;
if a client on 192.168.1.x asks for the address of 1.destination.com, it will be given 89.204.3.3 as the result.

Is it possible to do this on a single machine? Or will I have to get a separate DNS server for the 10.1.1.x subnet?

All suggestions gratefully received!
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Hi All,

We have three domain controllers (1 - Server 2008 R2 and 2 - Server 2008). Our domain and Forest levels are Server 2008.

We are in the process of introducing Server 2016 as domain controller. When I run adprep /Forestprep from server 2016 iso on our PDC Server 2008 R2, I keep getting the following error. I have added my account to Enterprise and Schema admins groups. Has anyone come across this issue?

Adprep detected that the supplied or default user is not a member of the followi
ng group: Enterprise Admins group and Schema Admins group.
[Status/Consequence]
Adprep has stopped without making changes.
[User Action]
Verify the user is a member of Enterprise Admins group and Schema Admins group.
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I am getting event ID 1121 error:0x80004005 connecting to Active directory

is this can be  a LDAP connection issue with my mailbox and AD servers (ms exchange IS is down)
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All workstations are running Windows 10 PRO updated to 1709.

The server is Windows server 2008 R2

I am in the process of adding redirected folders to a network that already uses roaming profiles.  The users seldom move to a different work station.  One of the main uses for the Roaming profiles is to allow a simple server backup.

Each user has a share folder [\\server\users\username] created during the user profile setup.
Would it be best to choose Advanced in the target setup in Folder Redirection, then users for the group [all users are in the users group] then \\server\users.  Will this recreate any folders or cause any issues?

Would it be better to use basic - redirect everyone's folder to the same location and choose redirect to the following location, then root path of  \\server\users?    Would this require %user% or some other descriptor.

Obviously I am working on a live environment.  the network has approximately 20 users.  I would move the outlook folder to \users\user\app data\local\Microsoft\Outlook and use a separate robocopy script to move that file once the user is logged off.

Are there settings within server 2008 that would be helpful to indicate that the files are to be available off line?

 The network does not use exchange, the email is hosted with a third party.

The main reason for doing this is that everyone logs on at about the same time and everyone logs off at about the same time.  Often file deletions do not take effect as the …
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Hello Experts -

I have found that if I don't Disable Scripting (in Internet Options), that displaying web content in Internet Explorer is extremely slow - making many sites almost unusable.

Generally speaking, they freeze up or the scroll bars get stuck. I often get messages that say "web site is not responding" and iExplorer will then display a "recover webpage" button. The latter just reloads the same page to drag the experience anew.

But there are a few sites that are exceptions, if I idisable scripting as the default behavior via the setting in Internet Options. These sites are worthless without scripting.

So, is there a way I can get iExplorer turned to allow scripting for a few pre-defined sites - leaving scripting disable for all the rest.

Thanks.

Gordon
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Hi Guys, i have recently upgraded server from win2k3 to win2k8 (when i say recently i mean today :)) users use the old win2k3 machine to login via terminal services to use the machine, what do i need to do on the new machine so they keep their profiles?

i know i will also have to change the nat so it points to new server for TS,
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We have several Windows RDS Farms. My problem farm is made up of Windows 2008 r2 servers. A user complained that he was getting a "temporary profile" when connecting to the farm. I tried connecting myself and I also got a temporary profile. I had a coworker try it and he also got a temporary profile. Then I logged into each of the 4 servers in the farm with the local administrator account and each time I received a temporary profile. As of now it has not hurt production, but I know eventually this will have to be addressed and resolved. I am kind of new to RDS farms, any advice or suggestions on how I might trouble shoot this would be welcome. thanks
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I am running Windows 2008-R2 Server, and Windows 7 Professional on user computers.

A co-worker today reported that he cannot find client folder "Smith, Joe".  

Having searched the server, I discovered that it is located in folder "Snyder, Alan", and moved it back to its original location.

I believe several employees are using Windows Explorer, and accidentally dragging a client folder into another clients folder.

I only want to know who move the folder, so that I can go to them, and instruct them on how NOT to do this, because a lot of time is wasted "finding" lost client folders.

Your help is greatly appreciated!
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Hello,

For testing the performance of a legacy database application (.DBF files) I need to temporarily disabe SMB2 and 3 on WS 2008 R2 and WS 2016 (standard editions) and turn off opportunistic locking (Oplocks.)

I have researched it a but can’t seem to get it to work – links to some related articles below.

On the servers I think I just need to disable SMB2 since MS states SMB3 is automatically disabled when SMB2 is because they share the same stack.

What I’ve found is that the following procedure done on the server should work but it does not seem to.

1.      Reboot

2.      Show SMB1 running:
C:\ >sc query mrxsmb10
SERVICE_NAME: mrxsmb10
TYPE               : 2  FILE_SYSTEM_DRIVER
STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                        (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

3.      Show SMB2 running
C:\ >sc query mrxsmb20
SERVICE_NAME: mrxsmb20
TYPE               : 2  FILE_SYSTEM_DRIVER
STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                         (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

4.      Update the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
Registry entry: SMB2
REG_DWORD: 0 = Disabled

5.      Reboot

6.      Show that SMB2 is still running
C:\ >sc query mrxsmb20
SERVICE_NAME: …
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

working on on win2k8r2 server and having trouble with NTFS permissions.  User1 has the following permissions to a folder called 'Statements'.  I want this user to only have Editing and Create access/No Delete capabilities.

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when User1 creates a .txt file or a .bmp file everything works as it should.  the user can edit, save but can't delete.

However, when they create a Office file like in Word or Excel they cannot edit it.  When they try to save they get the error message: 'Access denied. Contact your administrator.'   Why does this work in a .txt file but not in our Office programs?

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Hi All,
Exchange Server Supportability Matrix
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff728623(v=exchg.150).aspx
says that Exchange 2016 CU3 and later support lowest forest functional level win 2008 R2 SP1.
I know that win 2008 r2 forest functional level exist but I never heard about 2008 r2 sp1 forest functional level.
I´m in proces of upgrading DCs to 2008 R2 SP1.
When I upgrade to 2008 r2 sp1 and demote old 2008 servers I presume that option 2008 r2 sp1 will be visible?
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Hello,
We have a site https://www.external.com (digitally signed at this moment and is external facing or out to the world) but the server that hosts that site internally is https://internal_server.test.local which is not digitally signed.

So, how to request a single SSL for www.external.com and internal_server.test.local ?

Thanks for your help
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My company is currently using a server with Windows Server 2008 SBS. I have always been the person that has managed IT for the entire company. Due to growth, we are adding a part time tech to help with smaller issues. I need him to have local admin rights on most of the domain connected computers. He is not going to have access to managements computers or the servers though. What is the best way to accomplish this?
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I am searching for a method to get email alerts from the windows machines when hard drive errors occurs, like developing bad sectors. clients are running Windows 8.1

any ideas would be highly welcomed.
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I have a 2008 domain with 2 internal DNS servers. DNS was setup by a consultant so I trying to get see what external DNS servers my network uses. I have notes written down that says the external DNS should be xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx but I called my ISP to make sure these were the correct ones and was told no these were static address and I should be using a different set of numbers. So I have been looking in my settings to change it but can not find anywhere that the old external ip's are listed? All of my servers point to the internal DNS servers even the DNS servers themself? I have looked on our firewall and do not see anything listed there as well?
How does my internal DNS servers get External DNS?
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can I use any script in AD to do following as there are 200 in number of users
Make the Everyone FULL CONTROL on the share.
  REMOVE Evenyone from the list on the security tab
  ADD the groups (or users if you must) to the security tab and assign them the permissions you want them to have
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share permission

we have 2 shares folder  share1  share 2which are writeable by the Everyone group.(windows server 2008 r2)
 
Also the Everyone group has access to the users folder in some areas.
Everyone group has write access, there are some unsecured ‘My Documents’ folders containing files from various users, the Everyone group can access some user folders.
 
the main thing is to lockdown access to individual users so personal home drives aren’t open to everyone.
can I remove everyone group?

the individual users only have access to their specific user folder and no-one else.



but how do I do for 50 users in that share 1 folder , do I need to do manually
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Hi,
My Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller Time is always ahead by 5 minutes and though I have tried several times to manually adjust it back, it always goes back ahead by 5 minutes. All domain members since with it and therefore they all have the wrong time.
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Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?
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-ve value in powershell with command ps- for attributes PM(K) VM(M)
what does that -ve value mean? how should I interpret it.

If we ignore tomcat process  for sometime, my question is why we will get a -ve value and how should I understand it/2017-11-02-12_53_45-Document1---Word.png
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Hello Experts, when I right click an object in Active Directory & select "Move" it doesn't show up in new container.  But if i search i can find it, i just can see it took select it with doing a search.  Totally confused.
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Hello Experts, working with Citrix, took over when other admin left.  Currently have XenApp with 19 published applications.  If you take a look at the screen shot that I've attached I'm trying to figure out how to replace old admin so we can disable his account.  Do i need to publish every all over using a different account?
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Hello ,

This is windows server 2008 R2 std , Server doesn't have internet connectivity & i want to active the windows license on the server

While running Slui 4 - phone activation option not coming up. Please see the attach screen shot.

Slui 4 output
Thanks
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We are running version 4.52 and need to now run with 4.6  on server 2008 R2
Can I just download 4.6 and run the setup on it and then just reboot the server.
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Hello All,

I have Windows server 2008 R2/2012 R2/2016 images which is installed with MAK key now i want to convert to KMS Key .

I  am little confused , How to convert MAK client to KMS client , I have gone through many MS article & blog which says
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You do not need to run slmgr /upk to uninstall the product key.
You should only need to run slmgr /ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx.
Use the KMS client keys from the Volume Activation Deployment document:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9893F83E-C8A5-4475-B025-66C6B38B46E3&displaylang=en
+++++++++++++++++++

My question here is KMS client key will be provided by the KMS host or this will be available to MS above mentioned link also
few of the articles saying  :
slmgr.vbs /ipk <KmsSetupKey>

Which  is correct method , please suggest ,its confusing !

Thanks
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Windows Server 2008

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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.