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Z580 - Dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 - Can I back up using one key recovery?

Question: Z580 - Dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 - Can I back up using one key recovery?

Hey All This is my 1st post here.. I have Z580 laptop with One Key Recovery Option... I have dual boot in it - Windows 7 Home Basic and WIndows Server 2008 R2 I want to create a back up image file of both at the same time, using One Key Recovery, so that I can restore back in future, if need be 1. So, I will log in to, say, WIndows 7 and take the back up image.. Will that take an image for both OS at the same time? Basic question here is does it image of the Hard disk or each OS.. 2. Or do I have to take a separate image of both after logging into respective OS? 3. If answer to 1 is YES, will that restore both the systems at the same time in future using the One Key Recovery solution? 4. If the answer to 2 is YES, can i restore both the systems individually just by using the One Key Recovery solution? Br, Ajay Maheshwari

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Preferred Solution: Z580 - Dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 - Can I back up using one key recovery?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I have a dual boot machine with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. I have Windows Defender version 1.1.1600.1 for WinServer and McAffee for Windows 7. Recently I have been having some trouble with McAffee. Will Windows Defender provide protection for both OS's or do I need to continue to troubleshoot the McAffee issue?


Answer:AntiVirus for Dual Boot System -Windows 7/Windows Server 2008

Windows Defender will only run when the OS it is installed on is running.
So, for you it will only run when you boot up Windows Server.

Windows Defender is not an Anti Virus program.
It is Anti Malware and intended to run alongside a real-time Anti Virus program.

You might consider un-installing McAffe and using a different A/V such as Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, etc...

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Hello all, this is my first post on sevenforums. Though I've referred to sevenforums many a times, never registered because I always found similar questions posted by others.

Anyways, I'm preparing to dual boot my Windows 7 machine(already installed) with Windows Server 2008. I've discovered that booting from VHD is a great option and I found all the commands for it online. But before I do it, just want to make I'm doing it the right way.

Two of the commands for creating a VHD is:

SELECT VDISK FILE=c:\windows7rc.vhd
I am not sure what does "c:\" in the command indicate.

I've attached a screen shot of my existing partitions. I have a partition of 97.66 GB which is unallocated on which I'd like to install Server 2008.

My question is do I need to change anything in the above command?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Clarification regarding dual boot of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Hi, if anyone could please help me clarify this doubt, I'd be really grateful. Waiting for a confirmation to proceed with the installation.

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Hey guys i installed windows 7 and windows server 2008 in different partition. I first installed windows 7 and then installed windows server 2008.(I dont know if that makes much of a difference). However ,
-----after installing the server i could not see the windows 7 in my boot loader so i had to turn the windows 7 partition to active- to boot from windows seven.
-----It turned my server 2008 partition to logical and could not see the server os in boot loader.

So, how would i add both of them in the boot loader so that i can select one of the two after i boot.

I had to download acronis disk director to turn the logical drive to primary again.

So the question is how is it possible to , get both the boot OS in the boot loadter.

I don't want to do a dual boot through vhd , just in case someone suggests me that.

screen shot of my disk

Update: i changed the windows server partion back to active and tried to boot now it says bootmgr is missing .....

Answer:Dual boot Windows 7 pro and Windows Server 2008 - boot loader

I don't know how marking Win7 Active to repair it so it would start would convert the Server partition to Logical. I've never heard of such a thing.

To add the missing OS, install EasyBCD to add it on the Add New Entry tab.

EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

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Tried tackling this one single-handedly to begin with and failed.

I have Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installed as a dual boot, different partitions single HDD.

I want to remove the Windows 7 partition and keep the Win 2008. I do NOT want to lose anything from the Win 2008 partition.

Taken from Disk Management.

Disk 3 with 5 partitions
1st - Healthy, Primary partition 73MB. (I thought this was system reserve but its not, leftover space from a previous partition change). It's currently mounted and completely empty.
2nd - Unallocated space 500mb
3rd - Windows 7 OS (Healthy - system, active, primary partition)
4th - Windows 2008 Server OS (Healthy - boot, page file, crash dump, primary partition)
5th - Unallocated space 8mb'ish

I haven't been using Windows 7 for years and want to clean this drives partitions up because it's messy and wasting space. I just need windows server 2008 as it's been used as a server for years and that's all I need it for now.

I want to safely remove the windows 7 installation and merge that partition along with the 1st and unallocated spaces back into a single partition where windows 2008 server resides.

Now I've tried tackling this myself and failed. I stupidly made the windows server 2008 partition as active which killed my boot and took me forever to repair with zero loss fortunately. Sadly it was as simple as using diskpart in a command prompt from win 2008 boot disk to make win 7 partition active again.

So, how do I do this? The bo... Read more

Answer:How to remove single OS from dual boot - Windows 7 and Win Server 2008

boot into win7 and move the bootmgr to the win 2008 partition. It will mark that partition active as well.
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

now reboot into win 2008 and situation will be:
3rd - Windows 7 OS (Healthy - primary partition)
4th - Windows 2008 Server OS (Healthy - system,boot, page file, crash dump, active, primary partition)

Correct? If so .. now you can remove the win7 partition. And of course update the bootmenu so win7 is not in list anymore

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hi anyone can help me to uninstall windows 2008 RT server trial version from my Laptop which is having windows7 OS on another partition -Dual boot , what are steps I have to follow?

Answer:how to remove windows 2008 RT server trial one from dual boot win7hp

Have a look at this: Dual Boot - Delete a OS

But please follow the steps by the letter, else you may end up with no system at all.

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I am an IT student who is forced to use a VM to run Windows 7 Professional and Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. I currently own a Macbook Pro and am not able to afford another windows based pc for school. I was told by a teacher to Dual Boot both of these under the same partition. Ive tried to understand all of this and ask ?'s but I'm getting really lost. Can anyone easily explain this concept to me and maybe point me in the right direction.
Thanx So Much,

Blake G

Answer:Dual Booting Windows 7 & Server 2008 in Oracle VM

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HI, Been looking around but did not find the solution yet, and I hope the answer is not NO!?!? I have a dual boot setup, one with W7 and the other with Win2008 Server R2 SP1.Under W7, dual screen works fine. Under Win Server, it only show the laptop monitor, I tried plugging in a monitor in D-port, VGA, both at the same time and one at a turn. Booting with VGA plugged, Booting with D-port plugged. nothing... None of those trial made Windows see that I had a second monitor. Tryed looking at the drivers, they clam to be up-to-date, tryed installing Presentation Director, as I tought it is not installable on Win server. Did I mist sometihg? Thanks in advance, if this work, 4 laptop sales person will be happy!!! AlexandrePS: sorry for the poor english, not my native language


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Answer:T500, dual screen, Windows Server 2008 R2

Did you install the Windows 7 x64 video driver in R2?  Be sure to turn on the R2 Desktop Experience feature first.

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I recently installed Windows Server 2008 on what was my Windows XP Pro computer. I thought that I had to install a Windows Server 2008 disk that came with my book for a Microsoft Server 2008 certification class that I am currently taking. As it turns out, I didn't need to because we are working with live servers through Microsoft IT Academy. Since I have installed Server 2008 on my computer I have had trouble with many different things and would just like to go back to XP. My XP worked great and I never had any problems with it. I would like to know how I go about putting XP back on my computer. I only have one hard drive, C\, and the only operating system on it now is Server 2008. Also, I have the OS disk that came with my Dell XPS 410. From reading around online though, it looks like it's not just as simple as inserting the disk and letting it go. Can anyone give me some guidance or advice on this? I would appreciate it,

Answer:Recently installed Windows Server 2008 but would like to go back to XP

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Hello,everyone.I have a doubt:There's a single hard drive in my laptop,and it contains two partitions(besides the 100 MB "system reserved" partition).The "C:" drive contains the OS and boot files.The "D:" partition holds personal data and backup files.Both are primary.I would like to set my laptop to dual boot mode,with Windows Server 2008 R2 as the new bootable OS.I would achieve this by shrinking the "D:" partition,creating a new one(e.g."E:")with the unallocated space,and installing the new OS into the new partition.Nevertheless,I fear that installing a new OS will overwrite/modify the current MBR,leaving me with only the Server 2008 R2 boot entry.
So,will Server 2008 R2 really mess with MBR or boot entries on the HD,or will the boot manager still report two boot entries?

P.S.:I've tried creating a VHD drive,installing and booting Server 2008 R2 from there,however that can't be accomplished because my notebook Windows 7 edition is Home Basic x64,whereupon this feature isn't enabled.If I try to install the desired OS to the virtual disk,the setup disk manager GUI will report this error message:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is a surfaced virtual disk.Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer?s hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk?s controller is enabled in the computer?s BIOS menu."
This is the guide I've been following in order t... Read more

Answer:Dual booting Windows 7 Home Basic x64 and Server 2008 R2 without VHD

When you install a later Windows version its boot environment will replace that of the existing OS.
It very well possible to install Windows 2008 R2 to VHD.

The message you receive can be ignored as Windows 2008 R2 boot manager can boot VHD's.
Moreover a dual boot will be created automatically.
The new boot environment (files) will be placed in System Reserved (and replace/amend the existing).

If you prefer shrinking d: and installing R2 on the newly created space you will have a slightly better disk performance everything else is the same for VHD or native partition install.

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Hi Everyone, I bought the new lenovo z580 with windows 7 64bit, I would like to dual boot it with Windows 8 and it won't let me.  I need a new partition so using the shrink volume feature I created a new partition.  When I try to load win8 there it tells me I cannot because the disc already has the maximum number of partition types on it, or allowed. Loaded Win7 back up, and tried creating a new labeled partition using Disk Man. but it says I would have to convert the disc to a dynamic one which will cause any installed OS to not load.  So I canceled that.... i extended the c: drive back to its orginal state but I don't see a way to dual boot with Windows 8.  Has anyone else had this problem ?I searched and couldn't find anything .... thanks.  

Answer:How to dual boot Win7(Factory) and Windows 8 on Z580

Searched again with more filters and found this, I will just post there... thanks anyway.  

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hello all

i need help or assistance on steps-by-steps procedure on how to dual boot?

as a background, i haven't tried to dual boot any OS what ever the combination. i'm trying to make a dual boot now as i prepare myself to start learning networks stuffs.

hoping anyone or someone can lend a hand

Answer:dual boot (Win Server 2008 & Ubuntu)

Quote: Originally Posted by anggwaponi

hello all

i need help or assistance on steps-by-steps procedure on how to dual boot?

as a background, i haven't tried to dual boot any OS what ever the combination. i'm trying to make a dual boot now as i prepare myself to start learning networks stuffs.

hoping anyone or someone can lend a hand

Ahh....everyone loves dual booting

Before we get started....I need you to choose a bootloader

GRUB - Open Source Bootloader that can literally boot any OS BUT if you uninstall Ubuntu, you won't be able to boot until you run a startup repair on Server 2008

Windows - It is fine but you will have to use easyBCD or the command line to add a manual entry for Ubuntu. You will also half to change one step of the Ubuntu installation to make sure you don't overwrite the Windows one

Let me know which you decide LOL

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I created a separate partition for installing Win XP Pro.  I labeled it F.  When I run the Win XP Pro install disk, all I see is the full 500 GB partition available.  This has worked on other notebooks with Vista and 7 preinstalled.  What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Install Windows XP Pro as a dual boot OS with preinstalled Win 8 on Ideapad Z580.

The best way to dusal boot a NTLDR os(Win XP) and a BOOTMGR os(Win 8,7,Vista) is to install the ntldr os first and then the windows 8 os. Orelse it could be difficult to use win 8 after win xp installtion though it is possible by using boot sector restoration tool. this helps

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I have a desktop that I installed Windows Server 2008 Web Edition on, and then later added Windows 7 Pro on a separate physical drive.

Server 2008 is C:
Win7 is Z:

I used bcdedit to delete the boot entry for Server 2008, and now I'd like to remove the install of Server 2008 and reformat the drive.

However, I am not able to delete the volume or format the c drive.

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

Thank you.

Answer:Dual Boot Question (Server 2008 and Win7 Pro)

The simple way is to mark windows 7 partition active, then run starup repair from the 7 dvd/recovery disc a couple of times.

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New to Win8 and this forum...

Using my Server 2008 R2 host, created a Win8 VM/VHD and it boots, works fine. I followed instructiong using BCDEdit to add the VHD to my boot options. When i reboot and select the VHD it begins to load then fails. I end up in the recovery option tools. Looking through the advanced info I believe the root problem is "failed to find osloader" or something close to that.

Most of the tutorial's have the VHD added to the Win7 boot screen, but, thats' not my scenario.

Is there something I missed in getting this working? Has anyone used a VHD created in Win Server 2008 R2 to use as a native boot VHD?

Would love to get this working.

Machine is a Lenovo T510, 8 Gig memory.


Answer:Boot Win8 VHD, already dual booting Win7 and Win Server 2008 R2

Originally Posted by timhenn

New to Win8 and this forum...

Using my Server 2008 R2 host, created a Win8 VM/VHD and it boots, works fine. I followed instructiong using BCDEdit to add the VHD to my boot options. When i reboot and select the VHD it begins to load then fails. I end up in the recovery option tools. Looking through the advanced info I believe the root problem is "failed to find osloader" or something close to that.

Most of the tutorial's have the VHD added to the Win7 boot screen, but, thats' not my scenario.

Is there something I missed in getting this working? Has anyone used a VHD created in Win Server 2008 R2 to use as a native boot VHD?

Would love to get this working.

Machine is a Lenovo T510, 8 Gig memory.


The process of creating and using a VHD under Server 2008 R2 is no different to the same process under Windows 7. Admittedly, I haven't tried creating a VHD for Windows 8 under the server platform, but I've created several Windows 7 VHDs under Server in the past.

The method I always use involves WAIK Creating Bootable Virtual Hard Disks and when installed simply use:

bcdboot x:\Windows - where x: is the drive you declared for the VHD

To add the VHD to the boot options.

I'll try adding a VHD to Server 2008 a little later today...

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hy there
i am having this issue at morning , my windows server 2008 r2 just got hanged and when i restart it .. it took too much time to stop services... and when restarts it directly go to windows repairing mode , when the windows repairing mode appears and error
appears too 
"bootrec.exe - corrupt file
the file or directory d:\windows\system32\config\SYSTEM is corrupt and unreadable.please run the chkdsk utility"
and one thing more when i boot from usb contains windows server 2008 install media my C drive turns into D drive and system reserve disk is now C drive.
and when i run chkdsk i again got the same error which i mentioned.

kindly reply as soon as you guys can

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I just installed Server 2008 R2 on my server rig, and am having an annoying problem now...

I can't boot into Windows without the R2 disc being in the DVD drive. If it's present, Windows boots after the "Boot from CD/DVD" timeout. If it's not present... "DISK BOOT FAILURE".

I played around with the boot order, no change. Same problem.

Q9550, 8GB DDR2, ABIT IP35 Pro motherboard, Lite-On DVD-RW and CD-RW/DVD combo

All hard drives are running off a SATA RAID card, the 3ware 9650SE. Boot drives are 2 74GB Raptors in RAID 1.

Can't think of anything else that would be useful info...

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 Boot Issue

might be a raid driver problem, try installing the raid drivers after you boot into windows, check device manager for the raid controller.

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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Can u please tell me how to club windows 7 64 bit, window server 2008 R2(64 bit) and SQL Server 2008 in a single DVD.?
please reply how? Give Me Details

Answer:how to club windows 7, window server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in a single DVD

Hi welcome
I beg your pardon, what do you mean for "Club Windows 7, windows 2008 in a single DVD"?
Can you please use a synonim?
Thank you

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Where Can I download or order a Boot Disc for my Z580?  It came with Windows 7, and PC World were offering a free upgrade to Windows 8.  I am currently unable to create a Factory Default Recovery Disc.  There is an error with the Onekey Recovery software in burning onto the DVD / Disc.  I have tried two different DVDs (4.7GB), and have tried a CD (740MB).  And I receive the same error about one fifth of the way through.The reason I am having to do a factory reset, is because my Wirless Network driver is not working, and the laptop no longer accepts external wireless USB dongles.  I can't get internet even with a wired connection.  It isn't to do with whether the wireless is switched on or not.  I've tried this.What is Lenovos policy about providing customers with the means to restore their Laptops?  In the past computer manufacturers / suppliers provided all the software and bootdiscs.Thanks


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Answer:Request for Boot Disc Z580 Windows 7. Unable to create bootdisc using OneKey Recovery 7.0

hi Timneedshelp,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 Have you tried performing Recovery using the Recovery Button?
Turn off the system then press the small button like the one on the photo
And it should boot your system to a Recovery Like environment giving your options to restore factory back up,
If this one failed or not working, I suggest Calling Lenovo Technical Support in your location for a CD option,

Hope this helps

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i have a z580 and i have both windows 7 and server 2008 r2 ee.after i upgraded the ram from 4gb to 8g the server is stuck on black screen with 7 runs fine. i searched the problem in google and it says its a that the problem might be in the hardrware.anyway i turned off the vt in the bios and it runs fine.  my question is can i run hyper-v on z580 or not?

Answer:is the z580 compatible with server 2008 r2 and hyper-v

hi did you get a solution to the above mentioned problem?

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

Answer:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

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Hi friends,
I have following h/w config:-

ATA 70 GB Hdd

I first installed 2003 server on 70 GB hdd and then vista on one partition of 320 GB hdd. When i restart I do not see the os dual boot menu to select from vista/2003 server. Rather, the pc starts with vista.
Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Windows vista windows 2003 server dual boot

Try running this in vista and use it to add a boot entry for 2003.
Link at the bottom of the page.

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Hi guys,

Am new to using computers. Can someone help me step by step process of how to install windows server 2003 r2 and windows 7 home premium 64 bit as a dual boot on my dell xps laptop.

thank you very much in advance..

Answer:dual boot of windows server 2003 r2 and windows 7 on dell xps

Should be the same as to Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

Install 2003 first. You'll know right away if it can see the HD or if it needs the SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD.

Once it's installed boot WIn7 installer to create the second partition you should leave space for during previous install. It will configure the Dual Boot menu, or else install EasyBCD to 7 to add 2003.

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I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 

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I'm new here and glad to join this community.

I have windows server 2003 and windows xp pro on my home computer. Now I really need to reinstall windows xp. I know that the sequence for installing multi windows OSes on the same computer should be from oldest OSes to lastest OSes. This means I should install windows xp and then windows server 2003. Last time, I reinstalled windows xp when windows 2003 is already installed. The result was I couldnt boot in windows server! So how can I install Windows xp without affecting my server OS? Should I install them on different hard disks (I got two hard disks)?

Any help will be appriciated.

Best regards,

Answer:Dual boot windows xp and windows server 2003

Back up Boot.ini file.

You could install windows Xp and then edit/replace the boot.ini file with the one you backed up.
Or once XP is installed you can run a Manulal repair off windows 2003 cd on the boot files.

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I have Compaq laptop C700 with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, Pentium Dual Core CPU and 2 GB RAM. I want to install Windows Server 2003 for dual boot on this laptop. Can I do it? I have one internal hard drive with 50GB free space. I will create a new partition for Windows 2003 installation. Is my situation similar to Windows 7 (followed by) Windows XP installations for dual boot? I see the threads for Win 7 and Win XP dual boot in this forum. If I need to be aware of any specific steps or possible issues, please advise. It will really help me know what to anticipate in this process and how to fix any issues that might arise. Thanks!

Answer:Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003

Hello SMetla, welcome to Seven Forums!

I have no knowledge of 2003 as I've never fooled with it but you may need run startup repairs to get back to Windows 7 after you install 2003 and the startup repairs should add a boot entry to the Windows boot menu; start by having a look through this tutorial but do not change the "System" partition by marking anything as active before you start the installation process.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Do you have an external Hard Disk Drive you could save an image of the existing system to before you start; this is an excellent free program to use.

Imaging with free Macrium

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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Dear All,

I have purchased a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit version (4 GB RAM and 500 GB HDD). The system has two partitions which has 250 GB each. I want to install Windows Server 2003 (have the source) and make the system dual boot. Can some one guide me with the process using Easy BCD? Any screenshot document will really help me in doing this myself. This is the first time am doing it and require some assistance from the team. Kindly help.

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I have been dual booting Windows XP and Ubuntu, but am finding it difficult to get on with Ubuntu.I want to wipe Ubuntu and reclaim the disk space for XP.Any advice will be welcome.

Answer:Going back to Windows XP from dual boot.

A.) Use Disk Manager in Windows to delete the Ubuntu partitions.B.) Boot off your Windows XP CD. 1. Choose ?Repair? 2. When it asks for the installation number, put in ?1?, 3. Enter Admin password. 4. At the command prompt type ?fixmbr?, then confirm. Windows will overwrite the dual boot info in the MBR that Ubuntu put there. 5. Reboot!

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Maybe worth a heads up to some on Vista as application compatability is high on the agenda for many Vista users and this update should be filtering through now on WU.


This article describes the May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update. This update is a package of software updates that address common application compatibility issues that occur in Windows Vista.

This update is cumulative. Therefore, it contains all fixes that were included in previous application compatibility updates. These fixes improve application compatibility in Windows Vista for the following applications:

? Absolute Poker Version 5.7
? ACDSee 8
? Adobe Creative Suite CS2
? Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 - 7.07
? Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
? Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
? Adobe Photoshop Elements Version 4.0
? Adobe Premiere Elements 3
? AOL 9.0 - x64
? AOL Safety and Security Center
? ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
? Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
? AVG Anti-Spyware
? Azureus 1.0
? Battlefield 2 Deluxe

and many more but see link below for full list and manual download if you have not been offered it yet on Windows Update ( WU )

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Hello, EightForums members.

Currently, I'm downloading Windows Server 2012 (or "8" however).

I want to dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate - 64bit version and Server 2012 RC.

Can I do it ?
if (answer == yes)
Can I use this tutorial : Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista ?
if (answer == yes)
Can I use 6.c) option , installing from ISO ?

And small edit : Did anyone tried this Server ?

Thanks in advance.

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I have windows 2003 server running however I know longer need it but I don't wont to wipe it off the system. Is there a way to set up dual boot with xp so I can choose what to log in to. Side note i did not parition the hard drive in the beginning.

Answer:Windows server 2003 dual boot with XP

Well you can. Just insert your XP disc and go thru the setup. But when it comes to where to isntall jsut dont use the default Windows folder that it wants. Create a folder called XP or something like that.

A bit of advice. Since you did not partition i would suggest you get PArtition magic or GParted and create a partition with your free space. Then isntall XP. Having 2 OS's on the same drive at any time is nothing but trouble waiting to happen.

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how to dual boot windows 7 and windows server 2003 enterprise(windows 7 installed first)

Answer:how to dual boot windows 7 & Server 2003

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When you try to connect to the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or to the Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive the following error code in the windowsupdate.log or CBS.log:
0xC80001FE, 0x80200010, 0x80070643, 0x80246002, 0x80070490, 0x80070420, 0x80073712, 0x80246007, 0x80000FFF, 0x80070424, 0x80248007, 0x8007064C, 0x8024D00C, 0x8007066A, 0x80245003, 0x8024402C, Failed Service pack installation. KB2509997 discusses how to troubleshoot these issues.
Also check out this post: Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

Answer:Unable to install Windows Updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

nothing you said workd on 7 ultimate , also nothing microsoft has will work either I been try ing to download updates for 3 1/2 months cannot do it.
What exactly is happening when you try to update? Getting error code? or nothing? Also what internet security do you use. Could possibly have something installed that is blocking access to the Windows Update site.

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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

Answer:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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I plan on doing a straightforward upgrade from Win 2008 Server (x64) to Win 2008 Server R2 on my work computer Monday. I assume the process will be painless but wanted to know if there may be any surprises. I'd like to keep any time to fix upgrade errors to a minimum since this is my work computer. Thoughts? Thanks.

Answer:Windows 2008 Server R2 upgrade from 2008 Server?

done it many times, works fine.

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hi friends, i have installed windows 8 and windows 7 in my pc. i installed windows 7 at ffirst and then insatalled windows 8 .during the installtion process it asked me which o s is to choose in graphic style but nest time it showed me the same old style of choosing the windondow, so how to get back same graphic metro style boot option . please help me sharing easy method,
i have read the thread bit that didnt helped me out . so help me please,
pic are attached below ..this one is i am facing now a days

this one is the style i wanting....

Answer:how to get back windows 8 dual boot option in graphic styl

please share some suggestion my experts.............

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Hello Windows Seven Forums,

I have to hard drives in my desktop. One drive has Windows 7 which I'm going to back up to the second hard drive of other partition. The second hard drive have dual boot OS its default is Windows 8.1 and second is Windows 7. This Windows 7 is the same with the other one I'm going to back up but not the installed apps. When the time the back up is done, I want to replace the second Windows 7 of dual boot drive completely. The result will have 1T bytes hard dive run in my desktop only with dual boot Windows 8.1 still is my default and a new replaced Windows 7.

In my view, the same windows back up tutorial provided in this forum to take its way.


Answer:Restored Windows Back Up To Another Partition Of Dual Boot Drive

It's done for back up but I'm having a problem the partition. It will restore the back up in Local Disk C which I don't want to place there. I haven't seen Local Disk D in repair disc I created when loaded from BIOS set up went on. Does anyone knows how can I restore it in Local Disk D only?

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Hello, my HD is divided in 3 parts which was: i had dual boot with windows xp 64, windows 7 64, and another windows xp 64(this is a old installion which i had problems with system files) but the help i want ask here is because i of that fault windows xp i installed a new copy in this new copy i messed the boot with easy bcd i deleted windows 7 informations now im not able to boot into windows 7 i was able to fix the windows xp boot using the cd repair console and the command bootfix, but now i need fix the windows 7, i have the cd but the cd installs the home edition and the windows 7 i have is the ultimate so im not sure if it works for recoverng the boot... also i'm afraid of trying it and it deleting the windowsxp boot information.
p.s when i boot i the computer shows me 2 options to boot into the old xp installation and the new so it shows:
windows xp professional
windows 7 (i added from easy bcd, but it has no boot information at all, nothing)
so i choose windows xp and then appear other options:
windows xp on D:/
windows xp on E:/
this is pretty annoying... someone help me please? Forgive my english language i tried my best to be clear.

Answer:Dual boot recovery - windows 7 boot recovery

If you boot from a Win7 DVD, you should be able to run Startup Repair without reinstalling the OS. You might need to run it three times to get startup working again.

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The above 2 updates keep coming to my Windows Update but when I install the (2) KB's it says download not installed "Try again" and in History "Install Fail". Please help me, sooo frustrated at this point, usually don't have

Ruth M. Stauffer

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Alright, so I have two hard drives in my computer; one has Windows 7 on it and the other has Windows Server 2003 on it. I no longer want to use windows server 2003, and I could use the hard drive somewhere else. What I want to know is: What is the safest way to remove that drive from the dual boot and format it without screwing up the boot record for Windows 7. I still want to have windows 7 (to clarify), I only want it on my pc and I want to completely get rid of Server 2003. So, again, what is the safest way to do this without screwing up the boot record for windows 7?


Answer:How to safely remove server 2003 from a dual boot with windows 7

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remove windows server 2003 from dual boot with xp profession

Answer:how i remove windows server 2003 from dual boot with xp prof

Which one is installed 1st?

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On boot, I have two menus. The first has options for Windows XP Pro and various Linux distros. If you choose Win, the second menu allows you to choose Windows or DriveClone disc/partition back up and recovery software.

1.Virus attack in Windows.
2.Recovered Windows partition (NTFS, C:) from DriveClone back up.
3.Later I had another virus attack.
4.Decided to increase Windows partition size using Partition Magic since I was going to have to recover anyway. (Increased it from 15 GB to 23 GB using the first Linux (Xandros) partition that I wasn't using any more.)
5)This worked. Everything seemed to be fine.
6)Recovered from back up again. (Used the same back up as before, since I did not do another one after changing the partition size.)
7)When the back up was complete and I rebooted, I got to my first menu OK.
8)When I selected Windows, all I got was a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I did not get to the second menu.
9) I can get into Linux.

Any ideas about how to get my second menu back? Any ideas about how to recover my primary Windows partition? Sorry for the lengthy explanation and thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

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Hello everyone.

Heres my problem. I am a student helping manage a student lab at my current college. Right now my teacher wants me to install a Master Virtual Machine (IE: Virtual Box) that contains a daul boot of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista for an IT 103 class. It works beautifully when I boot into both operating systems.

I have a problem now, when I boot into Windows Server 2003 I get network connectivity and can go to google. However, when I boot to Vista on the Virtual machine, it will not get any network connectivity and says that I need a wireless connection when my network connection is cable only.

I have tried to switching to a Bridged Connection on VirtualBox because I thought that was the problem, but it was not. So I switched the VirtualBox Network type back to NAT. That still did not work.

Now I am stumped....What is the problem? Can anyone help me with this situation?

My host machine has connectivity and all the hardware is properly configured.

Keep in mind I am running a Dual boot of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista on a Virtual Machine.

Answer:Dual boot with Windows Server 2003 and Vista leads to no network connectivity

What does Vista Device Manager say - any red/ yellow flags?
Does it show Ethernet connection?
Vista SP2 drivers installed?

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I have a Idea Pad Z580 laptop running on Windows 8.1 and want to change to Windows 7. This, I believe involves the UEF system which is running on GPT. This has to be changed to MBR. How does one do this? (legacy bios - MBR)
At the same time, I would like to install a new hard drive. This is an SSD. I am hoping that if I install a new SSD hard drive the computer will ask the question -  do I want GPT or MBR thus allowing me to install a fresh Windows 7 under MBR.
Many thanks
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.

Answer:Z580 - Reverting back to Windows 7 ?

Just a comment. You can have gpt disk and run Win 7 in UEFI mode.

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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask for a help in hand here, but i'm having trouble tracking down the source of a problem. My dedicated server provider has informed me that 1 of my servers has been sending syn flood attacks to another one of my servers connected to the same router and has unplugged the network cable on it for now as a precaution.

I can still remote desktop to the machine to work on it though.

Here is what they sent me:
This was a flood of traffic between the following two IPs 174.*.*.218,
174.*.*.219 Mainly traffic from 174.*.*.218 to the 174.*.*.219. All
4096 packets, that are the limit for a capture on the router, were strictly
traffic to and from these two IPs, and mainly traffic from 174.*.*.218 to the
.219 IP. This traffic was causing the CPU on the router to spike, thus causing
packetloss on the device.

It would appear that the 174.*.*.218 server was
performing a syn attack to the server 174.*.*.219. As this traffic was
originating from a host on this router to another host on this router. Cisco
Guard would not have mitigated this issue.


Now I have done some tests with netstat -o to try and find any rouge applications but everything seems normal to me, I have done a scan with Avast server edition and also MalwareBytes to see if anything could be picked up but both came back clean.

Has anyone got any advice?


Answer:Dedicated Server - Windows Server 2008 Standard. Been told it is sending syn floods

Re: Dedicated Server - Windows Server 2008 Standard. Been told it is sending syn floo

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

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Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections c... Read more

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Please help! I have installed Server 2008 x64 and as soon as I install the motherboard Initial Configuration Tasks stops working.

this is the errors I get

Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: oobe.exe
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000
Problem Signature 03: 47917945
Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.Windows.ServerManager
Problem Signature 05:
Problem Signature 06: 4791ad96
Problem Signature 07: 1f26
Problem Signature 08: 1e
Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 2057

I have no idea what it means and I cant find the .exe that opens Initial Configuration Tasks to try and start it again without restarting, I have tried going into msconfig and disabling all start programs to see if that helped, it didn't

Someone please, please, tell me this has happened to you and you have fixed it?.:banghead:banghead

Answer:Server 2008 x64 Windows Server Initial Configuration Tasks has stopped working

I got the same problem after installing my mother board driver's.

I'll let you know if I find something !

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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Heroes Happen {Here} is what Microsoft calls the promotional tour for three of its 2008 products which will come to many cities in the United States this year. Users who attend a launch event will get a promotional kit of the three Microsoft products Windows Server? 2008 operating system, Microsoft? SQL Server? 2008, and Microsoft Visual Studio? 2008.
Not everyone can just walk in though and grab the copies, you need to register to be able to attend an event and even then kits will only be given out as long as supplies last. Events will also take place in other countries. A quick check revealed one event in Germany where attendees have to pay a fee to be able to attend the event. They still get the software kit with the newest versions of the applications though.
News Source:
You have to give a company name and job title during registration. It is unclear if Microsoft will reject applications if they do not meet certain criteria. The first event is on February 27th in Los Angeles, the last on May 22nd in Reston.

Free Copies of Windows Server, SQL Server and Visual Studio 2008 : Welcome To Tech-Dump

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I have install the administration toolpack on Windows 7 and enabled remote connections on my server 2008 box, When i try and connect with my Windows 7 server manager it does not work.

I see stuff on google about enabling a trustedhost with winrm but can't find a way to do this.

this seem more difficult than it should be?

this is what I keep getting

Answer:Can't connect to Server 2008 via Windows 7 Administration tools/Server Manager

Check Technet for the WinRM reference and or make sure that WinRM is enabled on the servers you are trying to access.

Use group policy to enable it if you need to do a bunch of machines at once. I'm using this with no problems.

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I have received a new windows 7 pro computer to replace my old windows xp computer. I have used the Windows easy transfer tool to move the files from my old computer to the new one. The old computer is still connected for the time being. I named the computer the same name and have the same password. I did an update from xp to windows 7 on another computer and it seemed to work fine using the same process. It connected to the server automatically. I would really like to have it where the computer is just a workstation on the network and anyone can sign in with any name and password. How do I do it?

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We have a requirement to get the windows services from one of our remote server. We already have a group with admin rights on that machine and users added to it. But while fetching the services from that details we get below error.
We are using to fetch the services.
InvalidOperationException Was caught
Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer :"". This operation might require other privileges.

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Hi, I am going to install windows 2008 server on the IBM server x3650 7979 and couldn't get the supportive RAID Serv as the I am currently got the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD version 7.4.17 for adaptec RAID controller 8K but it does not have windows 2008 server option. Do assist me in this regard. thanks

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Hi guys,
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
My friend has purchased a Poweredge server to act as a fileserver for a private network not connected to the internet..  He uses 2 laptops at the most  to access files on the server.
However at some points he will update Windows Server 2008 plus odd bits by temporaily hooking up to the Internet., and obviously leave himself open to malware etc. for a short time.
The cost of server Antivirus is very high and usually effective for 10 workstations upwards, and obviously he would appreciate keeping costs down.
I would appreciate thoughts on ideas for avoiding a costly solution.
Also, if he got Malware on it (e.g. Rootkit or Delta) would current Bleeping Computer tools (e.g. Rkill, RogueKiller etc) still work on the server - or does it require another approach? 
I am asking fior advice BEFORE he gets started while options are open.
Thanks in advance guys

Answer:Free Server Antivirus ? e.g. for Windows Server 2008

The answer is fairly simple. Just read the details on the site -
Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
• Microsoft Security Essentials:
Microsoft updated it’s free Anti-Virus solution at the end of 2010 to support Windows 2008/R2.
This is easily one of the better free offerings as Microsoft has updated this solution to complete directly with some of the biggest solutions, such as Mcafee and Symantec paid versions.

When downloading, simply choose Windows Vista / Windows 7, as Microsoft has yet to update the website.
Regards -

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Why? Because I need proper codec and audio support, and no-brainer stuff that just does not work. I have Windows 7 Professional x64 setup on dual-boot to Server 2008 and intend to use it for video encoding and related.

I am looking for suggestions similar to -- except the other way around and starting with Windows 7.

Answer:Converting Windows 7 for server use (or Server 2008 clone)?

It probably depends on what aspects of Server 2008 you want. What server roles do you want to be able to perform with Windows 7?

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As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to.

- what i need help with
- How do i give all users access to programs?
- Each student needs to have access to her own drive through the server not locally.
The client computers are connected to a switch using dhcp.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)

I'm quite sure your instructor/teacher did not intend for anybody but you to do the final project for the year and nobody else.

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.

Answer:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline

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I have install the administration toolpack on Windows 7 and enabled remote connections on my server 2008 box, When i try and connect with my Windows 7 server manager it does not work.

I see stuff on google about enabling a trustedhost with winrm but can't find a way to do this.

this seem more difficult than it should be?

this is what I keep getting

Answer:Can't connect to Server 2008 via Server Manager on Windows 7?

edit, I was wrong. https requires a non self signed cert
do the following in powershell, this is for powershell remoteing but it does the winrm stuff as well:

on the server:

Enable-PSRemoting –force
on the client:


Start-Service WinRM
Set-ItemProperty –Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System –Name LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy –Value 1 –Type DWord
Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts &#8211;Value <ServerName> -Force -Concatenate

Be warned that this is very insecure.

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I purchased 2 new Dell OptiPlex 3010 desktop computers that came with Windows 7 Professional operating system with SP1. There were no Microsoft updates installed yet. After I added one of these Dell computers to the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, I was not able to download several items. Below are several examples:

1) I downloaded the Norton anti-virus installation file. This file is not the full installation of Norton; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Norton web site. So when I executed this installation file, it does not download the full installation files. It just hung at the screen saying “Downloading” and it will finally stop with an error (don’t remember the error message).

Note: If I have the full Norton installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

2) I downloaded the Adobe Reader installation file. This file is not the full installation of Adobe Reader; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Adobe web site. So when I executed this installation file, it hung at the downloading part and then it will error out with a “Actionlist Not Found” message.

Note: If I have the full Adobe Reader installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

3) I installed Microsoft Office 2010 Standard version on this computer. I configured... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I have already downloaded the hotfixes (x32 & x64 platforms). My question is; Should I install the hotfix on W7 clients or in my 2008 R2 Servers?


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InstallShield by Acresso Software is an incredible software which must be known to each software developer, user and anyone related to this computer software field.
I think everyone have a dowubt or thinking that "How the World Installs Software on Microsoft Windows?", "How the applications are made installable?". So such kinds of problems are now going to be solved. InsallShield is a slution forsuch peoples and will let us know create our own applications self executable, installable and user interacted setup files.
And now Accress lauched InstallShield's 2010 version with new revamped more than 400 featuers with improved user experience which fully supports Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Installer(MSI)5 and new support for building Microsoft App-V virtual packages. InstallShield is serving Windows software installations for more than 20 years and used by all major companies all over the world.
Nobody have to worry now as its very easy to create such applications will meet Microsoft's requirement for "Compatible With Windows 7" logo. With its Quicker installations for packages which are even large with feature of installing per-user applications.
InstallShield is available in three editions viz Premier, Professional and Express in both English and Japanese with capability of presenting text in up to 35 languages. Features of InstallShield 2010: Microsoft App-V Support
Application can be deployed with Microsoft App-V... Read more

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Despite the other issues with the .cab files being digitally signed (and not) -- I've discovered that it also doesn't recognize KB3197867 as missing/needed.  

I use another patch management service that indicates that the patch is needed, however the MBSA doesn't show this file as missing -- and therefore it doesn't install.  

This patch is not already installed on my system, and if I download an install it manually it's fine -- but the issue is that the MBSA isn't showing it as missing.

Is this a known issue? Or does anyone else have this issue?

This occurring on both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  

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Building a Windows 8 computer for client, wondering if it will play nice with SBS 2008...

Anyone know?

Answer:Is Windows Small Business Server 2008 & Windows 8 Pro edition... compatible?

2011 had the patch for windows 8 I am not sure about 2008. Last time I heard the connect script didn't work.

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I may not be at my wits end, but I can see it from here.

I have just set up a new network. VMWARE eSXi on the server. On that there is a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller and a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server.

Connecting to the domain are Windows 2000 PC's. The users log into the domain and then connect to a Terminal Services session.

The three network printers are working beautifully.

Each user has either a local USB label printer, a parallel port HP 1100 or 1200, and one or two have both.

The label printers are a breeze. Add to the local machine make sure when a TS connection is made that the RDP client is set to import local resources\Printers and when the user checks Printers and Devices, there is their redirected label printer.

The HP's though are a whole other story. I have tried the same process as above but they don't show up. I have tried sharing them and then connecting to them and get a cannot connect to printer error. I have tried adding them as a local printer printing to the PRN port and they print but when the user logs out and back in Terminal Services send the print job to a TSxxx port which seems totally unrelated to the PRN port. I've even connected them via USB for those that have it and tried USB/parallel adaptors for those that dont and still no joy.

Server 2008 is supposed to have this super sexy printer thing that makes remote user printers a breeze but so far its not helping at all.

I am totally stumped and... Read more

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Dear Sir,
We have windows 2008 R2 domain controller and we have just purchased windows 8.1 desktop but after joining domain users are not able to access windows 8.1 local d drive. all computers having same OU with other OS like windows 7/8/8.1.
We have enable removable storage access policy to block pen drive but local drive also block. if i remove this computrers from domain or move at computer OU then its working fine.
please help me to resolve this issue because i have 150 windows 8.1 desktops.



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Known issue in this convenience rollup

After you install the rollup, virtualized applications in Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) versions 4.5, 4.6, and 5.0 may have problems loading. When these problems occur, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Launching MyApp 100%

Note In this error message, MyApp represents the name of the App-V application.

Depending on the scenario, the virtualized app may freeze after it starts, or the app may not start at all.

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

To fix this known issue, configure the TermSrvReadyEvent registry entry on the computer on which the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client is installed.

For Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0

Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\AppV\Subsystem\ObjExclusions
Value name: 93 (or any unique value)
Type: REG_SZ
Data: TermSrvReadyEvent

For example, type the following command... Read more

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Hi Support Team,
We are using Windows Server 2008 SP2 updated. we have create group policies on the Server all policies are applying to window 7 but some polices are not applying (for example. USB block...)to Window 8 or above. please help.
Ganesh Kale

Ganesh Kale IT System Administrator.

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Hi all

Anyone know how I allow non-admin users to use Windows Update? Seems like it should be an easy thing, but I just can't figure it out! When I go to the windows update site it says I must be a member of the admin group.

Answer:windows server 2008 - allow users access to windows update?

What part of Windows Update do you want them to use? Just downloading updates for the computers or is there something specific you want them to download?

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Q. What is Windows 7 SP1?
A. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is an update for consumers and IT Pros that helps keep your PCs supported, provides ongoing improvement to the operating system, by including previous updates delivered over Windows Update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 platform based on customer and partner feedback, and is easy for organization to deploy a single set of updates.
Q: What is Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1?
A: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 is an update for enterprises and IT Professionals that includes virtualization enhancements, previous improvements delivered via Windows Update, and addresses feedback from customers.
Q. What are the system requirements for the Service Pack 1 beta?
A. Your current operating system must be the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (build 7600).
Q. Can I install the beta on an evaluation version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2?
A. Yes. The beta of SP1 can install on RTM evaluation versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Q: When will SP1 be released?
A: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will be released within the first half of calendar year 2011.
More at Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta FAQ's

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Hi Guys,

I have Win7 Home Premium 32bit on my Laptop. I heard about installing Win 2008 Server(Not Windows Server 2008 R2 bcoz its 64bit and my Win7 is 32bit)on vhd in Win7.
My first question is, can I install Win server 2008 on vhd in Win7 HP 32bit. or I need other versions of Win7 like Professional or Ultimate. I tried installing Win Svr 2008 on vhd in Win7 Hp 32bit but did not work, this is what i did:

Created a new fixed size/extnedable vhd in win 7, initialized and attached the vhd. Then put win server 2008 dvd and ran setup inside win7, it asked me where to istall. I selected the newly created and formatted vhd drive(F). But it says load vhd HBA driver, i tired to find the driver online, in win7 and win svr 2008 cd but no joy. I dont know wether, win svr 2008 can be installed on a vhd in win7 Hp. I read online how to isntall win svr 2008 r2 on win7 ulitimate, by pressing SHIFT+F10 at install time and then doing something in diskpart and then doing dual boot with win7.

Do i need to updgrae my win 7 to professional or ultimate to accomplish this job or there is way to do with win7 HP. as vhd is just virtual, can any windows version be istalled on vhd.

My main thing i need is having Windows 7 as main OS and dual boot with win svr 2008 which is on vhd.

Please help me with this. I will highly appreciate your kind help.

Answer:Install Windows Server 2008 on VHD in Windows 7 Home Premium?

You don't need to upgrade but you cannot install the way you are...

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I recently decided to play with the Server OS's again, I have been mostly using XP Pro for these functions, since its a local server, and mostly just used for file sharing, and as a download box (anti virus updates, etc).

Should I look into Windows Home Server or Windows Server 2008.

I have access to both OS's, just need to choose one.

Also will my legacy Windows XP Apps, work on either one? Thanks.

Answer:Windows Home Server or Windows 2008 Server

Same situation here. I decided to go with Server 2k3. HS is based on SMS and I absolutely hate the concept. 2k3 is blazing fast and easy to config for most uses.

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Some powerful, neat Group Policy changes are included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but nothing too radical or different. IT professionals will benefit from some updates, some new features and some user interface tweaks, for example, but without the headaches associated with steep learning curves.
The Group Policy changes can be divided into two broad categories. First are the items the Group Policy team delivers: core functionality, including the Group Policy engine and new and updated features in the Group Policy editing system (Group Policy Management Console, or GPMC, and Group Policy Management Editor, or GPME). Second are items that other teams provide to manage their components using Group Policy: updated policy settings and feature controls inside GPME that we all use to manage the new and updated functions on our target machines.
This Technet article, covers both kinds of changes. Windows 7: What?s New in Group Policy for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

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Hello all,
I am currently having an issue with one Windows 7 PRO pc(fully up to date windows and drivers) accessing one windows server 2008 share. This particular server 2008 share is accessed by about 20 users that have no issues accessing this share. I can see the file if I browse to the network share via \\192.168.x.x\share.
When I browse to \\servername\share it displays one folder out of 100. I can resolve the server name by I.P. and FQDN. I can see other network shares just fine on this server also. Firewall is off and AV is uninstalled on both servers. This is the case for all users on this pc including domain admins. I have un joined and renamed this pc from the domain as well. I'm at a loss and any help is appreciated.

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Hey all, first post here but after some research I found this would be one of the best places to ask.
On the phone to my mother in law and she has a Windows 7 laptop, she has been using is all week but when she went to use it tonight it had booted up as Windows Server 2008? From what I could see from FaceTime, it started on a blank desktop and had a user access box asking to confirm changes. Obviously she isn't very tech savvy so wouldn't know what could have been going on and I can't find anything online about the issue.
I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have been capable of going onto a site and downloading a Server Installation File and going through that.
If anyone has any ideas then they are welcome here, sadly she is about 2 hours away from me so I don't have access to it until I go visit sometime.
Many thanks for any help you guys can push my way

Answer:Windows 7 laptop updated to Windows Server 2008?

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Windows 7 64-bit And Windows Server 2008 R2 Vulnerabilitie Emerges

The Microsoft security Response team released a security advisory yesterday, The team is investigating a publicly reported vulnerability that is affecting 64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium systems.
The vulnerability was discovered in the Windows Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) which is used by ?desktop composition to blend the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) and DirectX drawing?.
The vulnerability received a preliminary Exploitable Index rating of 3:
Although it is possible that the vulnerability could allow code execution, successful code execution is unlikely due to memory randomization. In most scenarios, it is much more likely that an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.

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Is there a way to have Windows Media Centre on Windows Server 2008?

I am asking this question as I am thinking of settings up a server with Server 2008 and I want to record all TV on there and share it over the network. I don't want to go down the XP Media Centre Edition route because I have found a version of Server 2008 at around ?15 :D
With Server 2008 being the same kernal as Vista SP1, then this should work. But how do I install it in Server 2008?

Thanks in advance!

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New Updates For Windows 7 And Windows Server 2008 R2 Released
Most Windows users know that Microsoft releases security updates once per month on the so called patch day. Only critical security updates are offered when it is necessary which just happened recently when Microsoft released a patch for the Internet Explorer vulnerability that was uncovered earlier.
Non-security related patches are released more commonly and users with automatic updates enabled will usually get little to no notice about these updates. Users without automatic updates on the other hand might not even know that new updates have been released as the Oracle over at Lockergnome points out.

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Applies to 

Windows Windows 7 Update, backup, & recovery

windows 7 & server 2008 R2 windows update errors


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I have about 40 users all running windows 7 and all have a Windows update issue as well as the Windows 2008 R2 server. I have tried for 2 weeks now to fix this issue but keep hitting walls.  I noticed that we are no longer getting windows
update notifications like normal so I ran windows update manually and most have appx. 89 updates that needed to be installed.  Most if not all have errors when trying to install, including the server.  One of the common errors is 80244019. 
I've ran the windows update trouble shooter with no luck.  Does anyone know of any kind of hotfix to resolve this issue?  Any assistance is greatly appreciated. 

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I want to use LLDP on windows server 2008, but I don't know how to install it. I find that LLDP is exist in windows 10 OS, and somebody say that it is also exist in windows server 2012 and windows 8. So I want to know is there LLDP driver for windows server
2008 and windows 7, and how to install LLDP on these OS.
Any help advice is very much appreciated. 

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I have about 40 users all running windows 7 and all have a Windows update issue as well as the Windows 2008 R2 server. I have tried for 2 weeks now to fix this issue but keep hitting walls.  I noticed that we are no longer getting windows update notifications
like normal so I ran windows update manually and most have appx. 89 updates that needed to be installed.  Most if not all have errors when trying to install, including the server.  One of the common errors is 80244019.  I've ran the windows
update trouble shooter with no luck.  I also attempted to install a hotfix KB2775511 with no luck.  It errors out and will not install.
Does anyone know of any kind of hotfix to resolve this issue?  Any assistance is greatly appreciated. 

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Hi, I have a windows 7 home premium laptop (64bit) and wanted to install SQL server 2008 R2 and Visual studio 2010 enterprise, Sharepoint 2010 enterprise editions using some virtual server or virtual pc. As far I know, we cannt directly install the so mentioned in windows 7 home edition. Is is possible to install these softwares on a virtual server? if so, what type of virtual software and version I need to install on my laptop? is there any way to install these 3 softwares on my laptop? please help.


Answer:How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 HP using virtual?

You might try install the virtual PC software and then creating a virtual drive, then install the OS that you wish to.
Microsoft's free virtual xp won't install on home products but virtual pc will as long as your bios supports virtualization.


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I?m setting up a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal server and I would like to use Windows Mail as an internal mail client only but for some reason I can?t install it. I activated ?Desktop experience? and that feature populated the C:\Program Files\Windows Mail folder BUT winmail.exe is hidden and when I try to run it it does nothing. I tried reinstalling ?Desktop experience? as some suggested on the net but issue not resolved.

Anybody know what is to be done to activate WinMail in TM server 2008 R2?


Answer:Activating Windows Mail in Windows 2008 R2 server.


Windows Mail isn't available in Windows Server 2008 R2.

However, Windows Live Mail 2011 (which supersedes/replaces Windows Mail) can be downloaded and installed from the following Microsoft website: Windows Live Mail 2011. When you launch the installer, be sure to customize the installation so that it only downloads and installs Windows Live Mail (depending on your preference of course).

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from my MSDN subscription i can get a copy of server 2008. (x86 or x64)

but i was toying with the idea of windows home server.

it will be going onto a 3600X2 on a k9agm2 with 2 gig of ram in my sig (which you cant see!) as i retire the old fileserver and upgrade the development box.

It will need to run SQL server 2008 (low load) and a couple of websites. as well as the families Media sharing, Document sharing and backups

i like the simplicity of WHS buti'm not bothered about the configuration of server 2008 either,

i really like the idea as hard drives appearing as one pool.

question is is the simplicity wortth the £100 for WHS and can i do everything i need to on WHS

Answer:windows home server or Server 2008

It is insane how much system requirements for Windows servers are now. I setup a 266mzh overclocked Nslug for a client office. They only have five users. It runs Debian like a champ. Another Nslug is handling OpenVPN at 266mhz. They only eat 5 watts each.

If Windows is only option, I would go with 2008. Windows Home servers have so many issues.

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Iam working on a windows server 2008 where is my domain Server and a file server.

I want to do the following if it is possible and if you know pls help me.

When a client logins to the pc with the correct username and password that the company gave to him, and when hit the button to enter the file server, i want the file server to show ONLY the files that this person is add in the security tab and has full permissions to these files.

If you have more questions pls ask me ..

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Server 2008 - File Server

You would do it under GPO.

You really need to be reading the books on WS 2k8, since a lot of it is in there for admins.

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Hi all
Have been a LONG LONG user of Linux as a server (hosting VM's XP / W7 mix) and file / print sharing.

I used to avoid MS like the plague as far as SERVER environments are concerned - probably because my first experince was Windows NT (Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) which was SO HORRIBLE that it put me off Windows servers for ages.

(Note I'm using a server in a HOME environment where we have around 8 machines (most of which are actually mine for testing -- not a corporate environment which has other considerations).

The problem now with the latest Linux distros that they are trying to be "A Better Windows than Windows". You can of course customize them but I haven't got the time or patience to do this any more. To select what packages to install / leave out now is a 100% pain and if you do it wrong the chances are the system will give errors.

I've looked at the new SUSE 11.2 -- slick and polished - bit I don't NEED "an alternative Windows".

I've just been looking at Windows Server 2008 R2 (got it from Technet) and I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with it so far. I've installed the STANDARD version - you don't need datacenter or Enterprise version for a home server.

It runs vmware server on it just fine (although I might go the whole hog and use the Hyper-V virtualisation -- need to do a bit more research).

I'm quite happy letting MS do the updates than having to mess around with Kernel compiles etc.

Incidentally as a HOME server there ... Read more

Answer:Windows 2008 Server or Linux for server

Windows servers have come a very long way in the last few years, I will never use a linux server ever again.

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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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Ok I am lost. Could someone please give me a simple way of setting up my Windows 2008 R2 server to allow me to FTP into it from my local network and will allow me to FTP from outside my local network? I am new to the Windows server 2008 system. I previously tooled around with Server 2003 so I am more or less lost in this area. If someone could tell me how to configure it such as what feature and roles need to be installed and what settings need to be in place.

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 File server

open the link below. follow their instructions.

assuming you have a router, setup port forwarding on the router.

Installing and Configuring FTP 7 on IIS 7 : The Official Microsoft IIS Site

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I've been reading that the Windows Server Backup that is included with Server 08 R2 is pretty good. Is spending $400 on a third party utility worth it?

I'm asking because we're purchasing a new server soon and I want to know if the included backup is going to be good enough. Will be backing up server state as well as data to tape and possibly an off site server (server 2003) if I get my way.


Answer:Server 2008 R2 Windows Server Backup


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So, I really like Windows Home Server a lot, but I want to use a domain with Windows Server 2008. What kind of software could I use (third party, Microsoft) to get the functionality of WHS? I'm looking at the media streaming and easy backups for all client users. I can do remote access using VNC, so that's not a problem. And I know of software that can make the library online (as a web server).

Would my best option to make the Server 2008 a web server and just put a page on there to stream the music that way (as well as shared folders for the XBox)? And what software can do effecient backups similar to WHS?


Answer:Server 2008 -> Windows Home Server

Why not just use 2008 server as a file server
- shares for the Xbox
- web page for the music (although you can use shares as well)

theres all sorts of backups you can do.
Acronis backing up to the server autmatically
NTBackup backing up files/folders to the server
- all those should work fine on server 2008

Are the computers going to be part of the domain too?
XBox would probably need some sort of user/pass to access a domain server

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I have an Ideapad Z580 with Windows 7.I want to install Win8, but have some programs which are not compatible with Win8.Is it possible to keep Win 7 and create a new partition to install Win 8?If yes, what is the procedure for doing it?I am a novice user - and would appreciate detailed instructions.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Dual Boot OS for Ideapad Z580

Read this guide, if you have a working okr button that is your laptop has the ability to revert back to the pre installed os, you might take the idea of making recovery disk before hand as one key recovery wont work after installing windows 8.Regards

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