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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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I have 4 domain controllers. 1 is a 2003 dc.  This server has the primary dns. I would like to move the primary dns to one of our 2008 servers.  Can you tell me how to do this?
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I lost a DC from a domain.  I only have one left.  I'm trying to raise the function of the domain so I can add a 2012 server. It is still looking for the schema master which was a 2003 server.  What can I do to make the current 2008 server the schema master? it's tell me the current server is off line so it will not change.
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Just the last couple of days our 500+ WSUS clients go straight to

Error 8024401f

The WSUS server 2012r2  has been rebooted, and appears to be OK, syncs updates from MS etc. It will not even update itself from itself.

Can anyone please advise?
Thanks
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Hi Experts

thanks for your in advance.

problem definition:
I have only 1 Active Directory server with DNS integrated in an isolated network and I want all DNS queries to be made to itself only so no DNS queries are broadcasted.
AD is imported from PROD environment and previously serving multiple zones and multiple different VLANs.  I now need to use this imported AD DNS server to not to forward any broadcast queries to different DNS servers.

reasons: Server is imported from PROD  environment so whatever the IP details it has in DNS tab should change I believe. it currently have multiple IP addresses listed primary and secondary DNS

options:  
a)should I only set up one DNS server IP which would be the itself 127.0.0.1 as primary DNS server and that's it leave the rest with no config. only 1 DC in this isolated environment which holds all the FSMO roles and  has no connections to PROD.
b) should set new port forwarding on Pfsense firewall to forward all DNS queries to  127.0.0.1

thanks for the help
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I just started at a new organization & don't have a lot of information about their network. They've thrown me into it & basically said, "good luck." The first major problem I see is that I can't force gpupdate from a workstation because it can't find the Group Policy server. Both DCs are virtual. DC01 can see the rest of the network; I can ping the other DC & workstations, firewall, etc. but nobody can reach DC01. I can't ping it, I can't replicate AD, nada. If I run netstat from the "working DC," I get Server DC02 IP Address 10.10.1.6/Server DC02 IP Address 10.10.1.5, though. So, I run DCDIAG on DC01 & get failures for Advertising & SystemLog. Advertising: Warning: DsGetDcName returned information for \\DC02 when we were trying to reach \\DC01. SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT SUITABLE. SystemLogsays "The DFS Namespace service could not initialize cross forest trust information on this domain controller, but it will periodically retry the operation. The return code is in the record data." I've tried running an authoritative & non-authoritative replication between the 2 of them. No dice. I've been beating my head against this thing for a couple of days now. Anybody got any ideas of where else to look?
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I have a 2008 server that is a file share. I use DFS but that's only for creating shorcut/namespaces -- there isn't replication.
I was wondering how much space in a new partition I would need to add to support hourly snapshots throughout the day?
Is there a guide or best practice?
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We currently operate within a Citrix environment and publish a number of web applications by point to Internet Explorer with the corresponding website as the parameter.

We face an issue currently whereby if the browser is closed, the session remains active.

We need the session to logoff if the browser is closed.

With a previous version of IE (8 perhaps, but not entirely sure) we scripted this, however in current versions of IE this no longer works.

I guess a script that launches IE, and then monitors for its closure before issuing a logoff command would be ideal, but am open to alternative suggestions if there are better ways to achieve what we are looking for.
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Experts, I've got 5 servers shown below.  What / how do i determine the best start-up / shutdown sequence?
- AD
- Citrix
- SQL
- Apps
- Web

Also how do i determine how many "U" a server is occupying?
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every email I type in I get this error , I am not sure why

thanks !

not a verified domain name
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If you have a query that is stuck in processing, what would a database reboot be doing that would fix the query after restarting Statistics don't appear to be involved here as they are updated and are not changed before, and after, the reboot. This has happned 3 times where a reboot of the database fixed the problem.

We are using MSSQL 2008 ( only version supported by the application) on WIndows server 2008

I have query that that can hang will , only at times, but not all the time  ( This is inside a cobol program)  When the database is rebooted, the query completes in 10 minutes. What would the reboot be doing to fix the problem with the query.  Here are the symptoms of  of the query duing the hanging process and what was done up to this point.

Symtoms: Numbered 1-6
When running this statement
1. SELECT session_id,status,row_count,reads,writes,logical_reads,cpu_time FROM sys.dm_exec_sessions for that SPID, (all numbers run to a certain point and then freeze.

2. When the TEMPDB is examined , the numbers freeze and CPU time is stopped
FROM sys.dm_db_file_space_usage;
SELECT
                    sys.dm_exec_sessions.session_id AS [SESSION ID],
                    DB_NAME(database_id) AS [DATABASE Name],
                    HOST_NAME AS [System Name],
                    program_name AS [Program Name],
                    login_name AS [USER Name],
                    status,
                    cpu_time AS [CPU TIME (in milisec)],
                    …
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OS  : WIN 2008R2

I would like to configure server to handle - 10 concurrent (parallel) sessions for our developers.

please advice how to configure the server to meet my requirement.
my domain ID has admin role on the server ( not AD admin).

please advice the steps.
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Hello Experts,
I am trying to install win 7 64bit using VMware 12 Pro, but after installation we got error, please find the error log as attachment

Hwd Confg:-
Dell PowerEdage, X5650 @ 2.67Ghz Dual CPU-24Core, 32Gb of Ram, 300GB HDD
OS:-
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64bit
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I have a vm host running a full network, I want to install ESET Endpoint or Bitdefender Endpoint, which is better? How can I determine exclusions best practice for each server? SQL, DC, backup DC, App, RDS
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Our network was hit with a virus and I was forced to remove all of our network policy files under our network location \\server\share\path... etc.  Now our group policy is fragmented and now our network is being effected with those policies gone.  How would I "reinstall" or add those policies back to the network.

Thanks!
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People,

I'm trying to implement email resiliency solution internally and also externally with no Load Balancer access, so I came up with the below Idea:

http://www.tutorius.com/setting-up-a-dns-round-robin-in-windows
http://exchange929.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/high-availability-for-exchange-2013-cas.html

which I will be applying for all of my Exchange Server 2013 Std. Edition running CAS role:

Internally
AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 1 internal IP address on AD Site 1
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 1 internal IP address on AD Site 1

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 2 internal IP address on AD Site 2
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 2 internal IP address on AD Site 2

...

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server N internal IP address on AD Site N
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server N internal IP address on AD Site N

and also Externally
AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 1 public IP address on the internet.
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 1 public IP address on the internet.

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server 2 public  IP address on the internet.
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server 2 public  IP address on the internet.

...

AutoDiscover.domain.com points to CAS server N public IP address on the internet.
OWA.domain.com points to CAS server N public  IP
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We have two locations not connected.  I split two DHCP servers.  Shut down the DHCP server service on the 1st server.  Withing 5 minutes the 2nd server had address leases.   One server is 2008 R2 the other is 2012 R2

At the second location I did the exact same thing.  The 1st server has had DHCP Server turned off all night.  The 2nd server does not have any leases.   Both servers are 2008 R2.
I've logged on to a few of the computers that have the shutdown DHCP server as their server.  They show active leases that expire in a few days.

Why are the two locations not performing the same?
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I believe SCOM 2012 does include configuration manager 2012 as well

Is it same as SCCM 2012? in that situation SCOM 2012 does the work for SCCM as well.

i believe SCOM 2007 does not have this feature

Is there any good documentation highlighting difference between SCOM 2005, 2007, 2012, 2016
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Hi all,

Microsoft tells me to use this command:
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri http://<FQDN of Exchange 2010 server>/PowerShell/ -Authentication Kerberos

It says so in this link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd297932(v=exchg.141).aspx

I get this error:
EE2.jpg
Can anyone tell me how to get into the Powershell so I can change to port 587?
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The RAID controller is a PERC 4e/Di (Embedded).
It has a RAID5 array made up of 4 disks. Size is 558GB.
One disk had failed but the disk and data were still accessible.
The OS is installed on a separate RAID1 which is in optimal condition.
I rebooted the server and it had issues during the boot process. Going into the controller config, it seemed it had lost the information on  all the logical drives. It was giving an error saying NVRAM and disks do not match. All disks showed as 'Online' rather than 'Ready'.

I re-created both RAIDs exactly as before (minus the failed disk) and the server was able to boot back up. However, the RAID5 drive does not appear.
In Disk Management, it shows as: 'Dynamic' Invalid. If I try to reactivate:
'Virtual Disk Manager: This operation is not allowed on the invalid disk pack"

Using OMSA, the RAID 5 array status is 'OK' and there is no issue with the 3 remaining drives.

I found this video using a hex editor to bring up an invalid disk but the situation is different : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQgRkEuFQac

Is this a viable solution to recover this disk or is there a better way?
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hi,

in one of the server, we found this path C:\Windows\Installer has a lot of files, some new and some are old, can we delete everything in this folder?

by this:https://superuser.com/questions/23479/is-it-safe-to-delete-from-c-windows-installer

it seems I can't, right?
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I added a printer on server 2008 print services. work on all workstations except on one. I see the printer in the network sharing list. window 7 server 2008
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Is there a way to copy permissions from one server to another without copying the data.  I have the data I just need the permissions added to the folders.
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I've just installed the WSUS role to my Windows Server 2016 on in my domain.
I chose WID instead of SQL and i use GPO's to set the update location to my WSUS server.

Problem is that i can not get any clients (mostly servers) to connect to my WSUS server.
I used the SolarWinds Diagnostic tool on one of the servers and it gave me the following log:

# Solarwinds® Diagnostic Tool for the WSUS Agent
# 2017-07-04
Machine state
  User rights:                                       User has administrator rights
  Update service status:                             Running
  Background Intelligent Transfer service status:    Running
  OS Version:                                        Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard  Service Pack 1
  Windows update agent version:                      Error (Input string was not in a correct format.)
Windows Update Agent configuration settings
  Automatic Update:                                  Enabled
  Options:                                           Scheduled (Every day at  3:00 )
  Use WSUS Server:                                   Enabled
  Windows Update Server:                             http://mywsusserver 
  Windows Update Status Server:                      http://mywsusserver
  WSUS URLs are identical:                           Identical
  WSUS URL is valid:                                 Valid URL
WSUS Server Connectivity
  clientwebservice/client.asmx:                      OK
  …
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Sir,
i have one Big Doubt,i am installed  server 2008 in fresh systems,i have orizinal server 2008,now i want that server actieve directory backup wants in freshly installed systems,

which backup i have take in that server 2008>.>  systems state or c drive or Volume Backup or full backup
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Hi Is any way to share folder in the network where some user can download and modify the documents ,other just a preview with out download the file
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Windows Server 2008

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Solutions

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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.