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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 had a power outage in our data center and now since then, our print spool service starts and then stops right away. The only thing I see in the event viewer is an error about the spoolsv.exe file
Any ideas what I need to do?
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When I need to alter permissions for a folder on our file server, the selection location is our domain.  I always have to change the location to my OU to find the groups I need to work with.  Is there a way to set my OU as the default location in place of our domain?

Thank you
I have a client who wants us to set up a control that will prevent one of their computers from being able to be used if removed from the building. My thought is that the simplest way to accomplish this would be to prevent login if it is unable to contact the DC. However, I'm unsure if this is possible or how it would be accomplished.
Under a shared folder, is it possible to make this path...


appear to the user like this path?


I have attempted to use Traverse Folder alone on "folder_1", but this doesn't work. List Folders is required, but then "folder_1" becomes visible.

Thank you

 I am trying to delete a file on my   " Windows 7 home premium Version 6.1 Build 7601 : Service Pack 1 " laptop. This file is an Windows ISO file that was being used as 2012 R2 OS DVD for VM I had build months ago on VMware workstation.

I have removed the VMs that is using the file . After that I have used  rmdir, deltree rmdir /S etc commands. I reboot the system and stops all VMware related processes and i rebooted again. Yet, I am still getting the following error message in the attachment. I Have also tried both from cdm and powershell with elevated privilege where the command available.

I think I need to delete a registry entry or better how can I forced to delete the file from system regardless the process that using it or anything in general related to the file preventing it from deletion  !

any ideas  ?

Please look at the attachment !
Primary server is Windows 2008R2 and the secondary server is Windows 2012r2.    I have an app that uses both servers and they show the hits per server and I am trying to figure out why the primary is being hit so much more than the secondary.   I also need to know if that is a problem.   When I reboot the primary server then most people cannot even login until it comes back up.  

Is this normal or could I have setup something wrong on the secondary server?
I have a standalone root CA, windows 2008 R2, which issues SHA-1 certificates.  The Root certificate is coming up on expiring, and I would like to renew this and upgrade to SHA-2.  Reading through several Technet articles, and trying to make heads or tails of the process.  From what I gather, since this is a Win2008 R2 server (CA), issuing SHA-1, I cannot upgrade to SHA-2?  Does the server OS need to be Windows 2012 (R2) in order to issue the SHA-2 certs?  Trying to find information regarding the OS requirements for the CA to issue SHA-2 certificates.
Thank you,
Is there any best practice in how to upgrade a Hyper-V 2008R2 Cluster to 2016, without destroying the cluster?
We have active VM's on both nodes.
I am trying to set the Automatic Configuration Script in a new GPO.  The problem is that when I deploy .  The GPO Servers are both 2008 R2 and dont have IE10 capability.  But I do have a 2012 server (not DC) that does have the IE10 GPO capability, and this si where i am writing the GPO object.

I have created a separate Test OU and put my users account in that OU and applied the IE11 GPO.  It did the gupdate /force and restarted my workstation.  But the GPO just didnt apply.  I then enfoced it, so it should overwrite any other IE settings that may have been set in any inherited GPOs.  Again, i forced the update and restarted, but it still doesn't apply.

I just cant figure out why it wont apply.  

Is it because the server I am writing the GPO on isnt a DC or GP Server?  I dont think so.
Is it because my domain functional level is 2008?  I dont think so.
Hello! I have a Windows 2008 Server R2 server that displays error 0x8007000d when trying to upgrade with SP1. I have already run the Microsoft Windows Update scan tools and DISM commands to try to resolve. But nothing had any effect. Any suggestions are welcome!
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I have some OS activation issue on a AWI W2K8 server and I am trying to  use the slmgr /ckms command to clear name of KMS computer.  I do not see the /ckms is available.  

Please see the attached.

Long ago we built one Windows 2003 Terminal Server in our environment. We have almost 2500 servers. Can you please help me to get the Terminal Server host name?
From morning onwards, we are unable to login in our application using SSO using ADFS. When click on SignIn. It gives error.

System error. Please re-try your action. If you continue to get this error, please contact the Administrator.

Server Error in '/adfs/ls' Application.

Runtime Error

Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

        <customErrors mode="Off"/>

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

Failed to get Logged in User for IP:; Error:Error:[53] The network path was not found.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

        <customErrors …
I am needing help with either using Diskshadow, Hobocopy or something that I can use to backup the shadowcopy respository. I have a backup solution for all folders but would also like to copy the shadow copies as well for security purposes. I just don't understand much about diskshadow to apply a script for it. I have 2 partitions, C: and D:. The data I want to "backup" or save a copy of is on the D: partition.

Is there a way to only save a specific folder shadow copy for?
Hi all,
How can I tell if my win 2008 R2 is corrupted, I mean is there anything specific in the logs that I can take a look at? Where can I find indications of Os corruption??

We have Opentext application on it running on SQL server database.
Today when the server got rebooted the SQL server services were not starting up
We had faced this couple of times before but after repairing SQL installation everything would be fine but today it was not allowing us to repair SQL as it was giving multiple errors.

Thanks in advance.
To whom it may concern

I have a client with a Microsoft Exchange 2010 On-Premises server.

Server details: (Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual machine)
Xeon E5-2620 @ 2Ghz
16GB Ram
Windows 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit
Server Name: NPSCPTEXM001

I receive an initialization failed error when trying to expand Microsoft Exchange On-Premises in the Exchange Management Console.  problem description is in attachment.  I checked all important services relating to Microsoft Exchange is started, but still getting error when trying to access EMC.

Please advise how to fix error message.  Please let me know if you require further information.

Kind Regards

I created a simple .bat file to delete a website in our favorites. It works locally but I need to add it to a GPO to deploy to remove it off 100's of machines. Can someone assist with step by step instructions on how to do this? I have not done this before.

Thanks for any assistance.

del "c:\users\%username%\Favorites\website.url"
I have a customer who is receiving the following error when she tries to login to her system:

"The revocation status of the smart card certificate used for authentication could not be determined."

However, she can go down the hall and login successfully on a different PC.

Would this be a client-side issue with her machine or a problem with the CA?


Share Permissions

I have ShRoot\Folder1

ShRoot is the Share name, on its properties it has 2 tabs:
Share Permissions and Security

I have an Active Directory Group named ADgr

I would like to know which permissions the ADgr should have under Share Permissions tab as well as Security Tab

on Folder1 it should not be a problem since there is only Security permissions no Share permissions. I gave ADgr full access to Folder1

Any help will be very much appreciated

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We have Exchange 2010 Sp3 and we are using Outlook 2010 as well.

Apparently a user, needed to access his email while not at his desk so he just added his email to another user's outlook account settings.  This user opened outlook from another workstation (logged on from a Citrix session) and added his email to the Outlook Email Account settings .

The problem was that he did not remove the account after he was done and then the normal user was getting login prompts to enter the correct password for the 'evil' user whenever she opened her outlook program.  I removed the extra user, form the Outlook Email Account settings and then exited out of Outlook and then re-opened outlook.  Problem solved.  or is it.

My question  is how can I prevent any user from making any changes to their outlook settings?  Or can I disable and enable the feature for the times that we need to make changes?  We do have all of the Exchange email accounts on our Exchange server.

Bye the way, I suggested to the user to open a web browser and to browse out to the company Outlook Web Access page for future situations.
Is it possible to setup read only access to the admin shares (c$, d$, etc) on Server 2008 R2+ and above? I have yet to find a way to modify the share permissions for these shares.
Get-ChildItem -Path \\serverabc\c$\fs01\ -name -Recurse

Open in new window


This script is working fine with Full parent path folder and files details , but not showing lastwritetime & lastaccesstime

Thanks in advance
when setting up  a exchange 2010 for autodiscover, on checking the IIS  autodiscover on default web section it gives error
HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal Server Error
The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred.

also gives error 0x80070542
I have 2 2008 r2 DC's

One is VM and the other Physical machine

Both DC's seem to not be running the RPC service

I tried net view on both and both say the service has not been started

The RPCSS and DCOM services are greyed out so I cannot restart them


Hi Guys,

I have a folder on an RDP server, which "general" users connecting via RDP should not have access to, but only Administrators.
"C:\Confidential ..."

I created a group in AD, added the users to the group and added the group to the "confidential" folder in C: root, and enabled the DENY "List Folder / Read Data".

It worked well, apart from that the Administrator is now also unable to read / open this folder.  
Administrator or the Administrator's group is not part of this group (only users), so it is not making any sense.

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.