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

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

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 http://www.win2008workstation.com/ -- except the other way around and starting with Windows 7.

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

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.

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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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Hi;
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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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10268 and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?
 

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters]
"DisableStrictNameChecking"=dword:00000001

this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.
 

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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

Description:
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: 6.0.0.0
Problem Signature 06: 4791ad96
Problem Signature 07: 1f26
Problem Signature 08: 1e
Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
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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Hi,

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.

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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?

Paul
 

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

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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: http://www.ghacks.net/2008/01/22/free-copies-of-windows-server-sql-server-and-visual-studio-2008/
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 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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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 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?


thank
-Jeff

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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 C#.net to fetch the services.
Error:
InvalidOperationException Was caught
Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer :"". This operation might require other privileges.

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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, 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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Is this possible? I've got my free copy of server 08 and a 'older' spare PC that I'd like to install it on (I hope). Putting system requirements aside, is this attainable? The main thing that attracts me is the advertisement that server 08 can run php and asp.net side by side.

I've searched and looked around, but I haven't really found anything useful. That might be a sign...
 

Answer:Server 2008 as a Web Server/File Server/Print Server

I tested Server 2008 on an old HP Compaq nx9600 laptop (P4 3ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility X300) I had lying around in my cabinet in an attempt to practice migrating and upgrading WSS 2.0 from a 2003 server to WSS 3.0 on the 2008 server on the laptop. It ran slow as shit when the WMSDE database running lol.. but without it, it was as smooth as Win2003.

I say give it a try.
 

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Hello,
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. 




Both Jobs are using the same criteria, but a... Read more

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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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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:

Code:
Enable-PSRemoting –force
on the client:

Code:

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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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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Hi guys,
 
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
 
Info:
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.
 
 
Questions:
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.http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
 
Regards -

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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.

Thanks
 

Answer:Server 2008 R2 Windows Server Backup

ttt!
 

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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.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com...s/thread/5992fbe1-4099-4c06-afe7-2ca4c6f3ca78
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731677(WS.10).aspx

You really need to be reading the books on WS 2k8, since a lot of it is in there for admins. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Windows-Server-Period-Second/dp/1597492736
 

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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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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.

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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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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 asp.net 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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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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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?

Thanks!
 

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 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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Hey all,

I'm inexperienced with Windows Server 2008 and am setting up a "lab" or test server here at the company I work for's network.

In the intial configuration process, when setting up the Active Direct Domain Services, I'm stuck at the DNS server

Questions are...

-Do I install it?
-Will this interfer/mess up things with our main file server?

Sorry, a bit amateur with this stuff

Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 - DNS Server..?

Bump...

Anyone?

Thanks
 

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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...-b5ca-75edae3d57c5&displaylang=en&tm#filelist

And the keys are right there on the page.

It is *only* available in 64-bit flavor.

For the 'server faster than workstation' crowd. I've been messing with it most of the day, it's pretty slick. Still had to add the Aero cursors manually.
 

Answer:You know Server 2008 R2 (aka Windows 7 Server) is available too, right?

I converted Server 2008 into the 'workstation' mode. It matched Vista frame for frame in benchmarks and had a lot of desktop features missing. Forget it.
 

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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.



INTRODUCTION

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 2.5.4.1
? ArcSoft PhotoImpression 5
? Auslogics Disk Defrag 1.0.3
? AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.0.47
? 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 )



http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947562
 

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I'm experimenting with implimenting this and am having a few issues.

When I install a print device and deploy with GPO, it works great.

When I update the driver on the server to a newer version using the 'new driver' button, I have issues. It prompts the user saying they need to install the driver. If you choose to install, it prompts for administrator credentials, which obviously negates the whole point of centralized management.

If I remove the printer from deployment, delete it and the driver, then add it again with an older version driver, and redeploy, the clients are still using the newer driver (sometimes I have reasons to roll back print drivers).

One thing I did notice is the driver is not listed as a package, where the default stuff by Microsoft is. I don't know if that makes a difference. If it is, how can I create the package? Do I have to use WDS or something similar?

So, what am I doing wrong when I'm changing the drivers that it won't automatically deploy the new driver without user intervention? Also, if there is no way to force the change, is there a way to force client stations to delete the old driver without getting into a bunch of scripting (I don't care for it).
 

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I have a Access 2000 database residing on one sever and an installation of SQL Server 2008 residing on another. Both servers are running Windows Server 2003. I created a linked server using the code below. When I run EXEC sp_tables_ex 'PropCont' I get the following,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005: The provider did not give any information about the error.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error."

I tried changing the code to specify my account information, which has Administrative privileges on the domain and I get,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80040e4d: Authentication failed.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. Authentication failed."

Originally I was getting an error that said, "The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user" I found an article on line that suggested I do the following,
"1. Open SSMS
2. Expand Server Objects, Linked Servers, Providers
3. Double click the provider (Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0)
4. UNTICK the "Allow inprocess" option"
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Answer:Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Access 2000 db gives error

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My migration from Server 2003 to Server 2008 was going great until i just shutdown the last Server 2003 box that still had DNS running. Apparently DNS on my new Server 2008 DC was not really working and was forwarding requests to the old 2003 server. Once i shut it down outside requests and the entire internet stopped working until i turned that server back on again. Do i need to setup DNS forwarders with the IP of my ISP's DNS server for this to work or simply remove all forwarder IP's? i noticed on the old 2003 box it had no forwarders setup so that means it was using the root hints all along? internal host lookups work fine.
 

Answer:Server 2003 to Server 2008 migration DNS trouble

Yes remove the forwarders, and let the server use the Root Hints to get what it needs. You might make sure your Root Hints are up to date, just in case.
 

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I'm about to pull my hair out

C:\Users\Administrator>dcdiag /fix

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
Trying to find home server...
Home Server = dc
* Identified AD Forest.
Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\DC
Starting test: Connectivity
The host 661bcd5c-ba25-4e96-81b3-64c2db98a63b._msdcs.cwmg.local could
not be resolved to an IP address. Check the DNS server, DHCP, server
name, etc.
Got error while checking LDAP and RPC connectivity. Please check your
firewall settings.
......................... DC failed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\DC
Skipping all tests, because server DC is not responding to directory
service requests.


Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... ForestDnsZones passed test
CrossRefValidation

Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
Starting test: CrossRefValidation
......................... DomainDnsZones passed test
CrossRefValidation

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Answer:AD and DNS server roles not playing nicely in Server 2008

How many DCs?
 

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My Server 2008 Enterprise key from the academic alliance won't work on my new server, says it activation limit has been reached. What can I do to work around this? What do you do when you run into this problem with home lab environments?
 

Answer:Server 2008 key wont activate on new server build

Call Microsoft and tell them you had to reinstall. They should give you a new key if it's a Retail key.
 

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Im running into issues with a Terminal Server I setup. We migrated from a Terminal Server running on Server 2003, to a new server running Server 2008. All of our applications are running just fine in the new 64 bit OS, however my users want to use Firefox on it, but we are having a lot of issues with it. Firefox installs fine, and you can browse web sites with it, but anytime you try to browse the filesystem on the server it freezes. If I try to just do a file open, once it brings up the filesystem the browser freezes. This is important, as we need to import SSL certificates into it for our users to be able to access certain resources. Has anyone seen this, or have any suggestions on how to fix it. I have tried to uninstall, reinstall different versions, they all seem to be doing it.
 

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Hey guys,

We are running an MSSQL 2005 Server with a clients database on it. The client uses a developer in India who is using SQL 2008 Server Management Studio. When he tries to connect to our 2005 Server, he gets an error. We have downloaded and reproduced the error and it appears to be a problem with 2008 studio trying to connect to a 2005 server. I have asked the developer to move to a different version of Studio, but for the future I was wondering if anyone here knew of any kind of fix for this at all?
 

Answer:SQL 2008 Server Management Studio and SQL 2005 Server

they expect everyone to upgrade their entire infrastructure and clients to the new version the very second they come out simultaneously, thats why
 

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Ok so here's the deal:

2008 domain
GPP extension on all clients

Old server:
2003 32bit
has ~150 network printers
old name

New server:
2008 x64
cannot have same name as old server

My questions:

Since I can't use Print Migrator 3.1 (from 2003 to 2008 x64) can I install the new printers on the new server without conflicting with the old printers/server? If so I should just be able to roll the new printers out via GPP to each respective OU, right? Any advice on removing the old printers from the clients? It's 4-500 clients so I can't touch each one physically. I'm aware I will need x64 drivers when installing on the server then will need to manually add the 32bit drivers during each install (on the server).

Any advice would be appreciated. I've migrated 20-30 printers but never 150 off one server before.
 

Answer:Advice for print server cutover? (Server 2008 x64)

From my experience you can add the printers on any server without conflict. They are basically just "there" and people can connect to them if they want to. So you should be able to set up the printers on the new server without issue.

I don't know much about removing the existing printers from the client machines, especially with GPP. I have to brush up on my GPP skills as well as upgrade my functional domain level.

I was researching a script to delete all printers when the clients logged in and got it working, but never used it other than testing.
Thread here: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1566408
 

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since enterprise is discontinued. what version can 2008 R2 ent be updgraded to?
 

Answer:server 2008 R2 Enterprise to Server 2012 ...... what verison

I went with Datacenter since I wasn't sure.

Here's what I found though
If you are upgrading from Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition you can upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition or Datacenter Edition. If you are upgrading from Datacenter Edition, you can only upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition.Click to expand...

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh994618.aspx#BKMK_UpgradePaths
 

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Hey guys,

I'm trying to boot from a USB Memory Stick to install 2008 SP2 (Non-R2) on a Quad-Xeon ECC-Ram Supermicro Server from around 2002 that has with it only a CD-ROM Drive.

Fortunately,
The USB Memory Stick shows up as a Hard Drive boot device in the CMOS, but after following some instructions to format thumb drive to fat32, and run the following command: xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ --- The drive will not boot to the installation, it simply boots to a black screen which says "Operating System Not Found"

The thread I originally came across that discussed how to do this (through diskpart)
But, diskpart doesn't list the USB Removable Memory Stick as a Device, so I can't follow the instructions which were:

1) diskpart
2) list disk
3) select disk 1
4) clean
5) create partition primary
6) select partition 1
7) active
8) format fs=fat32
9) assign
10) exit

Anyway,
I think I'm missing a step.
I'm also sure theres a utility out there that would handle this,
Can someone point me in the right direction?
 

Answer:Booting from USB to install Server 2008 on an old Supermicro Server.

The diskpart instructions can be completed through Explorer. Right click the drive and select format.

Next, you are missing to the bootsect.exe step. On the original Server 2008 installation media there should be a folder named boot. Inside you will find bootsect.exe.

You will need to run the following command against the USB drive and make sure you are running the command prompt in elevated mode(admin rights).

As an example, if your USB drive is E: then type:
Code:
bootsect.exe /nt60 e:

 

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I am going to be upgrading a Server 2003 domain and Exchange server 2003 to Server 2008 and Exchange server 2010. We have one main DC and one backup DC along with another Server 2003 machine running Exchange.

Can anyone point me to some good how-to's or instructions for doing this? This is a small organization, about 40-50 clients total.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:How to migrate Server/Exchange 2003 to Server 2008

I'm in the same boat at work. I have about 120 clients and I'm taking the approach of building of building a new AD domain and installing exchange as a new organization in the new domain. From there I plan on exporting the mailboxes and importing them to the new exchange server. At this point I haven't decided how I'm going to export the mailboxes, probably have to exmerge the mail store to PST's or use Powershell if I can extract the old mail store from the new Exchange server.
 

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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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hey all,
in my organization i have two server one is main and other one is backup,if my main server permanently down automatically backup server will up and it will act as main server,even it is acting as a main server but still that is back up server,how can i inform to backup server "hereafter you the main server",what is the command i have to use?

Answer:converting backup server as primary server

we need more info on how the two servers stay in sync. what os is running? is it a cluster? are they physical or virtual? what apps are running on the server? what software is used to copy data from one to another?

usually, only a change to dns record(s) is needed. however, it may be necessary to change server names in config files.

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Hi All,

I was wondering if someone could help me with an issue that I've been struggling with for some time.
The core issue\symptom is being unable to open roles or features in server manager (This is a VPS So cannot boot from CD to repair):



CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE 0x80080005

If I try to start the trusted installer I get this error:



I've been trying to follow two guides: Windows Modules Installer Error 126 - Fix
and System Update Readiness Tool - CheckSur.log File Analyzis

I've checked that the registry path is correct (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Version):



Which matches the Trusted Installer ID (C:\Windows\WinSxS directory\
)

(Not sure why theres two folders...?)


Something odd I noticed, the missing components listed in the CheckSUR.txt file have no version numbers, just 0.0.0.0 : ...31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none...


CheckSUR.txt:
----------------------------

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 22.0
2014-01-06 15:39

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist
(f) CBS Watchlist Component Missing 0x80070002 amd64_microsoft-windows-browserservice-netapi_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_ad85f50a98427e27 Package_6_for_KB2705219~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.1 Package registry presence failed, possibly an orphaned package on package watchlist
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Answer:CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (Server Manager) Server 2008 R2 Std

The Watchlist components are the things that tie together the Package files with the content - the registry entries are present, but the files aren't.
This creates a problem - as you've found out!
Please upload the full CheckSUR.Persist.log file, and I'll see what I can do about creating a fix - it may take a while!

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Hey guys,

Here at my customer we are tinkering around with a few things. My boss would like me to try and implement our Server 2008 x64 machine as a print server. He would like me to remove the printers from the 3 other servers (All are 2003 Standard) so that we have one centralized source for printers. I've been messing around with it for a little while, and it seems very nice.

I'm having an issue with one of the printers, which I expect to have on a few others. I am trying to use 1 printer / user as a test, which is an HP Color Laserjet 1600. About 95% of all of the printers we are using are HP. He also would like to make sure we use the HP Universal Print Driver, which makes sense. I am attempting to set all of this up on the Server 2008. I've installed the printer on the server using the TCP/IP address, and listed it on the directory. On the user's computer, which is Windows XP x32 w/ SP2, I attempt to add the printer.

I then get an error message from the Universal driver in Windows Xp stating that it is the wrong driver for the printer, and wants me to install a different driver. I've also tried downloading the x64 1600 Driver and installing that onto the server, however I get the following error message:

I'm not sure if I'm doing anything wrong, but nothing seems to work. Does anyone have any experience with this? Should I be installing a Windows x32 driver, since that's what will be installed on the clients as well? Or woul... Read more

Answer:Server 2008 x64 - Print Server, Issues

You would install both. You need the x64 driver so the server can access it, and x32 drivers for the client machines.
 

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I'm in the process of installing an application server that requires SQL Server 2008 R2 (x64) on a separate device. However, I'm noticing this error message whenever I try to install the application through its proprietary configuration tool:


Code:

ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to create database. Error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections (provider: TCP Provider, error: - = No such host is known).
ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to drop database
ERRO: The provided SQL user may not have permissions to create and drop databases.
ERRO: ConfigureServer: The Configuration did not validate
ERRO: Task 'ValidateConfiguration' Failed (Exit Code=1)

This is what I have done so far:

On Server:
- Installed Client Tools
- Set it as Mixed-Mode Authentication (Windows + SQL)
- Created inbound rule on Windows Firewall to allow TCP 1433 (SQL Connection) and UDP 1434 (SQL Browser Service) from a small IP scope (only have four "test" servers in my network) under Domain, Public, and Private
- Created SQL accounts in Server Management Studio and verified that they are able to connect to SQL
- Checked DB instance in Server Management Studio to allow remote connections to the server
- Checked in Server Configuration Manager > Native Client 10.0 Configurat... Read more

Answer:Client(s) can't connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 server

You were on the right track, but having the server listen on localhost/127.0.0.1 may or may not be what you want. Regardless, you need to tell SQL to bind to the ethernet interface since you're trying to connect to it over the network.

Do a netstat -a on the server and see if you have 0.0.0.0:1433 or the ethernet interface:1433. You could also do telnet serverip 1433.

If it's not listening on the desired interface, you need to look up how tell SQL to bind to that interface (I don't know, I'm not familiar with it either).
 

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i have been using application(Visual Basic 6) in my office which uses SQL Server 7.0,now i wants to install windows 7 in my pc,i would like to know whether sql server 7.0 database can be restored in sql server 2008.pls guide me how to do the same

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If I wanted to use it for simply file storage, would there be any real benefit to using Storage Server 2008 over regular Server 2008 ?

Don't care about domains (don't use them), DHCP, etc...

Oh, will Storage Server even work without a domain?
 

Answer:Any benefit to using Storage Server over Server 2008?

If you aren't doing iSCSI or anything like that, just basic windows file sharing then there's no benefit.

You can get a Workgroup edition and a "Domain" edition.
 

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Ok.. here is the dilemma. I have a Windows Server 2003 Running Active Directory and 1 Domain. I am looking at upgrading to a 1u Rack mount server and was wondering if anyone has any tips for me before starting. The biggest hurdle that I know of is going to be exporting all the settings and users from the 2003 box to the 2008 system. If anyone can give me any tips or share some resources of things I need to do to prepare please let me know. I am kind of new to the whole migrating to a new system. Especially in Windows Server.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Upgrading from Server 2003 to Server 2008

Can't you just join the 2008 to the existing domain, then move all the roles to the new server, then dcpromo the old server to just a standalone??
 

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What i'm wanting to do is to use one of these All-In-One printers on a Terminal Server - i.e. plug the USB lead into the server and use the printer from there but over RDP.

Can anyone reccomend something tried and test on Server 2008 R2.

/Andrew
 

Answer:Server 2008 R2 Terminal Server and Printers

yes u can share resources over RDP. under advanced tab of rdp u would see options what all to share which includes clip board n printer shud be there.
 

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Hope this is the right place to post this


Just set up server 2008 r2 on a older box I had that I was using for a few things. Tried Linux but became tThanks of a pain for such simple tasks. Here is what I'm using it for.

Csgo server
Mumble server
File/backup
Media server?

My main concern was for media server to stream to few devices in the house. I was thinking plex. Does anyone have any other ways I can go about it.

Thankd

Answer:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

EDIT: It should be noted that Windows Server OS's are enterprise standards therefore a lot of home license applications will not install unless it is open source. You will need to purchase enterprise licenses of software for them to be installed on the server. This is particularly important with Anti-Virus solutions.

Josh

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So I have a client that has a dying server and we are replacing it with a new server running Server 2008 R2. They are currently running server 2003 R2 and it is their domain controller. I've googled around quite a bit, but I'm having trouble understanding exactly the right steps that I need to do and in what order. Here's what I understand so far:

1: Set a static IP on the new server with it's DNS pointing to the IP of the main DC server.
2: forestprep and domainprep the old server with ADPREP located on the Server 2008 R2 DVD.
3: Run DCPROMO on the new server and make it an aditional domain controller.
4: Follow the rest of the steps from the site below.
5: Once it's all working, run DCPROMO on the old server to demote it.

What I'm also wondering, how long does it take for these things to replicate over? Is there a way to force it?

Basically this page seems to tell me what steps I need to do. (It doing it from 2000 - 2003 but I'm assuming the principles are the same.)

Looks like it is time to get out the ESXi server again. I may borrow another server from work just so I can have multiple clients joined to the virtual 2003 domain to practice with.

http://jaredheinrichs.com/how-to-replace-a-windows-server-2003-domain-controller.html
 

Answer:Server 2003 to Server 2008 R2 DC Upgrade

Your steps sound accurate to me from what I've read.

As far as replication time, I think that depends on the size
of what you're working with.

I'm gonna hope you aren't sitting there for hours watching something
but...I had a customer with a mini-atx "mainframe" as he called it, that
had blown capacitors and all kinds of other issues, and it was so god
awful slow that when it finally died, I was almost happy for him. If you
had to work off something like that, then my god have pity on your soul
my child
 

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i am removing my old server with 2003 and installing a new tower with server 2008. can some one tell me where to find some info on migrating the network setting to the new server? any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:replacing windows server 2003 tower with windows server 2008 new tower

Hi

With the info you have supplied I hope this is what you are after HERE as Daniel Petri has a great guide on migrating network DHCP settings to Server 2008.
 

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Hello everyone. I am a new member and I have read the how to and tried to run the scanning tools as recommended. The first scan from Roguekiller produced some scary results and I am not sure how to proceed, but as the forum states, I will attach the log from the scan here for the geniuses to guide me to a safe removal of any malware or viruses.
 

Answer:Server 2008 and server 2008 R2 Malware

I have attached the log from Roguekiller




weidy said:





Hello everyone. I am a new member and I have read the how to and tried to run the scanning tools as recommended. The first scan from Roguekiller produced some scary results and I am not sure how to proceed, but as the forum states, I will attach the log from the scan here for the geniuses to guide me to a safe removal of any malware or viruses.Click to expand...


 

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Hey guys, I have two domain controllers running Server 2008 x64, and I want to move them both to R2. What do I need to do to make this migration happen? Is there any type of in place upgrade solution? Do I need to do anything with the FSMO roles for this? The servers also take care of DNS and DHCP for my users. And one of them is also a print server. Any kind of basic checklist for this sort of thing would be great. Thanks!
 

Answer:Server 2008 x64 to Server 2008 R2 migration for DC's.

You can do an in-place upgrade, as long as the current DCs are x64 (which you've already stated).

Here's my list:

Very important: Take a system state backup of one of the DCs.
Verify replication topology
Verify that replication is healthy between both DCs
Check event logs for anything weird
Run adprep /forestprep and domainprep on the schema master to prep the domain for R2 DCs
Move the FSMO roles off of the server that you're going to upgrade first
Verify that the roles have actually moved and that the change replicated
Check the location of primary/secondary DNS for each DC
Upgrade

If you had three DCs, what you could also do is completely take down one of the DCs until the upgrade was successful on the other two. That leaves you with a completely intact, untouched DC that you could use to perform an authoritative restore on the other two should things get really FUBAR.

DNS shouldn't be a concern since users willl hopefully hit the other DC. DHCP will be a problem as users won't be able to get an IP while the DHCP box is down. I can't say for sure about printers as I avoid print servers like the plague

I think that's everything. I'll post more if I remember something else.
 

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I have installed FileZilla server 0.9.41 on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I upload files to the FTP site, the time
of the file uploaded is incorrect. For example if I upload a file modified 10:37:10 PM it becomes 5:37:00 PM on the FTP site. It is always 5 hours earlier, and truncates the seconds. This makes version control of files difficult. Is there some configuration
change that can fix this, or is this a Windows Server issue? The server time is configured for the Central time zone in The United States.

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I'm looking to build/buy a media server by the end of the summer to help centralize a few things. I'm looking for a recommendation of course

My needs are..

A) I want a centralized backup of all home my computers (1-2 desktops, 2 laptops)
B) I want a centralized area where I can share my files on the network.
C) Ability to rip DVDs to a central location where my Popcorn Hour can view them.
D) Ability remote into any computer via this server is a wonder feature as I often have to for business / practical needs.

The ability to auto backup all my computers on a regular basis has a big plus for me in regards to WHS. Does Server 2003 or 2008 have that feature?

Same question for D)
 

Answer:WHS or Server 2003 or Server 2008

I've got a Windows 2008 server in my house. For automated backup I use synctoy scheduled with task scheduler. All free. Backups are run every night @ 12:00. In fact, I can hear my server's HDs crunching now.

It all depends on the cost of the server software. I only use Windows Server 2008 because it was free from my college. The cost of Server 08 might be way too much retail to be practical. Even for my needs, Server 2008 is over kill because I'm only using it for file serving. I'm only using it because it's the only extra free license I have.
 

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on my server 2008 r2 (that is a VM)
it is the DNS server
preferred dns server: itself
alternate dns server: ISP dns server

it is also the DHCP server. so the dhcp server is giving out the same above settings to the workstations.

is this a bad idea ? will it cause problems ?
 

Answer:server 2008 r2 - dns server - is this bad form ?

Dont put your ISP dns in your NIC settings. put them in your DNS forwarders
 

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I have a Server 2003 server running SQL Server 2008 and need to transfer it to a new server running Server 2008. What is the easiest way to do this? Can you just export the whole database and copy it to the new machine running another instance of SQL Server 2008?
 

Answer:Transfer SQL Server 2008 to new server

Detatch then move. Or use the copy database function if you can to copy it to the new server. But detatch works also
 

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I have got a new tech specs for EMR system upgrade and now I have two options to pick:

option 1: workstations + SQL server + AD server
option 2: workstations + SQL server + AD server + Terminal server

Which option will be more optimal for 20-30 workstations in the network? Now I have a system based on the option 1 (there is no option 2 for current EMR software version). What is an advantage of the terminal server when workstations connect to the SQL server anyway?

Thanks
 

Answer:Win 2008 server w/ terminal server or w/o?

TS is good for Thin clients, or remote users. Thats it really
 

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I work in a mixed environment OSX 10.6 and Windows 7. I want to consolidate the print servers into one Server 2008 R2 server for both types of clients. The Windows are fine, simple print sharing scenario.

For OSX users, from what I understand I need to setup the printer as an LPR port. When I do that, I am able to go to the OSX client, go to add printer, click IP, I can enter the print server name and the queue name (manually) and it prints ok.

I have a few problems though, first of all, is there a way to have the printer show up in anyway so that I can just double click on it from the OSX client and have it connect like a bonjour share. Second, I can enter any queue name on the OSX client and it shows as connected even if it isn't a printer at all.
 

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Hello all!

I wanted to double check with you guys on whether or not I should do this or not. I am currently using Windows Vista Ultimate as my home server. The home server currently is nothing more than a file server for all my media. I experience constant "hangs" when trying to access media from my laptop and main PC (also both Windows Vista Ultimate). All are on gigabit lan (DLINK DIR-655) and move things back and forth fast...but at times if I try to open a song or something from another machine...it hangs and generally takes 20-30 seconds before it plays the song. Something is screwy with Vista for sure!

The current setup I have is as follows:

* CoolerMaster Elite 330 Case
* Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G motherboard
* AMD X2 AM2 BE 2400 2.3GHZ
* 3GB Kingston ValueRam
* 1 Samsung 80gb SATA (Operating System)
* 2X Western Digital 500gb SATA (media is stored on these)

Now, I would like to move to either Windows Server 2003 (which we all use at work....right) or Windows Server 2008 (something I am just getting into). I would prefer to install Server 2008 so I can familiarize myself with the OS, but is it a bit overkill for a "File Server"?

I would like to setup an FTP server on this server so all my family can share all that they want and possibly access all of my media too. What do you guys suggest I do?
 

Answer:Server 2008 - Home Server Use

Try XP first, I had network issues as well that seemed to be resolved doing that.
 

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Hey.

So I'm no DB master, I'm just trying to figure out why this server is running like it is.

We have a WhatsUp Gold server, it's a T300, E6405 (2.13 Ghz), 4 Gig ram.
The original setup was dual WD2502ABYS drives in RAID 1 (software raid...blegh)
I've moved the dbase on to a WD3000HLFS to give it the IO speed it needs.

I've tested the drive and it peaks at 125 Meg/sec read and/or Write. So the hardware is performing as it should. So now I need to look deeper at this database and I don't know what I'm looking at. I don't know if the WhatsUp Gold Database designers made this thing to run stupid slow or what. Here are my %Disk Time and Current Disk Queue stats:

(All on a scale of 100.0)
%Disk Time
Last - 160.00
Average - 351.943
Max - 3,595.800

Current Disk Queue
Last - 60
Average 10
Max 129

Avg Disk Queue Length
Last - 77
Average - 64
Max - 287.453

To my understanding that's really high. However HDTune Pro shows
Read
Speed - 6.6 MB/sec
Max - 12.4 MB/sec
I/O - 164/sec

Write
Speed - 2.8 MB/sec
Mac - 43.8 MB/sec
I/O - 120/sec

That seems somewhat low to me for the amount length of the disk queue and disk time?
The whole reason for this, WhatsUp Gold is timing out while trying to either read or write to the database so I'm trying to resolve that issue. The dbase size is about 24 gig right now.

Any help is very much appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:High %Disk Time, Current Disk Queue with SQL Server 2005 + Server 2008

Yeah those numbers are way out of whack. I would make sure you have DMA enabled, maybe try swapping out the drivers for the disk controller, or the chipset. There is definitely something up there...
 

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Hi there, I don't have Windows Home Server, I only have Server 2008 R2. I basically want to use it for large files and media. I installed it, but now it's asking what roles and features I want to install.

Can anyone give me a tip to start up the basic server? So far, my other computer isn't recognizing the server even though we're on the same router.

Thanks
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 help

for simple file sharing you don't have to add any additional roles. Additional roles would be for domain controller, dhcp, dns, etc.

what do you mean by "my other computer isn't recognizing the server"??
 

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Windows Server 2008

i just noticed today.... pretty cool eyy

Answer:Windows Server 2008

My first thoughts of Server 2008

Yeah i posted about this a long time ago and gave a review of it. It RTM's back in the beginning of February.

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I need to run ipmsg in all my client  when a user log on. I have tried in computer confuguration but it doesn't work any idea

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Does anyone use it? If so what's the skinny on it? Better, worse, or more annoying than: xp, 98se, server 2003, vista, or any apple OS? Would it make a nice switch from XP while still retaining the ability to run my games and apps?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008

I still don't get the idea of using it as a workstation OS. I haven't been able to tell any performance differences between it and Vista, to be honest. For some, cost isn't an issue, but I think I'd just stick with Vista x64 for a gaming workstation right now.
 

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The link is on the main hardocp page.

Anyhow, the 32-bit Enterprise and datacenter versions support 64GB of RAM.

So much for the theory that a 32-bit OS can generally only support 4GB.

I am downloading both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions right now.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 RCO available

I'm grabbing it from TechNet now.
 

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planning to build a computer to be more of a file server. it will be used to backup data, movies, other files and maybe host ventrillo at times. to start i would be running two pairs of 500gb in raid 1 mirror. question is what os do i use? WHS? or Windows Server 2008?
 

Answer:which os? WHS or Windows server 2008

I see that you are mentioning WHS in conjunction with RAID, so I assume you haven't read this yet?
 

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so i know this is a windows seven forums, but i wasnt sure where else to post so please excuse me

I purchased windows server 2008 a while ago and have misplaced the CD, luckily i have backed it up by copying it (backup freak haha)

now my problem is i need to reinstall it but cannot boot from the CD, i have first boot device set to CDROM drive in the BIOS and it doesnt read it and give the option to boot from it?

any ideas on how i could burn a boot image to make it bootable?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows Server 2008 help please

Hello mate, have a look at this link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


How to create a Windows Vista / 7 installation disc using ImgBurn

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our server came pre-installed, how can i get the installation media
we're no longer under warranty, and it needs rebuilt

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Anyone know of forums like these for the R2 beta of Windows Server 2008? I'm testing it as well and would love to read more about it from users.

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FreakyFerret


Anyone know of forums like these for the R2 beta of Windows Server 2008? I'm testing it as well and would love to read more about it from users.


"And Thus spake the Lord - Blessed are those that Possesseth the Power of the Almighty Google for they shall inherit true Riches".

Actually this Forum is fine -- I've been using it too. There's a special section as well on the R2 beta of Windows server 2008.

Windows Server 2008 Forum

Hope this helps

Cheers
Jimbo

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Hi all,

I have a server running 2008 r2 and have been having random BSODS for a long time and have no clue as to what it can be since im not trained in the area of debugging at all.... not much time to problem solve on the machine either since... tis a server serving a business so it needs to be up all the time...

I will provide full memdumps and any logs needed if someone is able to help me resolve the issue??!!

HUGE thanks in advance lol!! ;-)

I've uploaded a cpuz screen of the system details

I will provide any more details needed as requested.. :-)

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2

The minidumps from bluescreenviewer are here I: -


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Dump File : 072715-22635-01.dmp
Crash Time : 27/07/2015 11:21:05
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : fffffa84`0deac084
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff880`030e99ed
Caused By Driver : Msfs.SYS
Caused By Address : Msfs.SYS+8829ed
File Description : Mailslot driver
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+74ec0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\072715-22635-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 271,902
Dump File Time : 27/07/2015 11:22:43
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Dump File : 072515-22464-01.dmp
Crash Time : 25/07/2015 19:01:58
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1 : fffffa84`0deca3fc
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000001
Parameter 4 : fffff880`02fca9ed
Caused By Driver : Rt64win7.sys
Caused By Address : Rt64win7.... Read more

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I a,m running a small network of 30 pc. I have installed windows server 2003. Now i want to upgrade it to server 2008 but before that i want to test windows server 2008. That is why i,m looking online for a copy of windows server 2008 with reg key. Is there any good and trusted place to get windows server 2008.

Answer:Windows server 2008 With Reg key

You could try the 180 day evaluation; http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11093

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 i am upgrading my t61 from xp to windows server 2008. yet the bluetooth is not working. the driver said it could not find bluetooth device. secondly the fn hotkey does not work either. fn+f4 is ok, the fn+pgup/dwn is ok, but not fn+f2, f3, f5. any thought?thank you.













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Answer:t61 and windows server 2008

Most of these function keys are tied into a specific program(Fn+F3 lets you change schemes with Power manager program)if the associated program isn't installed you do not have functionality.more info can be found here. To fix the problem either vist here to download drivers and sotware manuallyOrClick here to use system udpate to download and instlal software and drivers for you P.S. bluetooth radio must be powered on first before it is recognozed by windows. After being power on windows will install default microsoft drivers. Fn+F5 function is used to do that. Hotkey driver/utility must be installed to use Fn+F5. 

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I am trying to add a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate with users account alreadly on the laptop to a server running Windows Server 2008 R2. Can some advise me on the best way of achieving this. Thanks.
 

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Hi
I decided to install windows server 2008 onto a virtual machine and play around with it and try to learn.
I've messed around with lots of stuff on it. The two things I would like to get working are FTP and VPN into the server. I've sort of managed to get ftp working. I can access it using the private ip address of 192.168.2.13, but when I try to access it with my public IP this is where the problem starts. Port forwarding is set correctly on my wireless router, port 21 is being forward to 192.168.2.13. So when I go type ftp://publicipaddress into my web browser it pops up asking for the username and password. This is where I?m stuck. I have no idea what it is, I?ve messed with lots of the settings and whatever I do it still asks for this username and password, even though if I access the ftp server through my LAN using the private IP address it doesn?t ask for a username or password, it's only when using the public ip that it asks. Anyone got any idea's how I set the username and password to something I actually know?

Secondly.
I would like to be able to VPN into the server. I did follow a guide, but it didn?t work when my friend tested. Could someone point me to a nice guide on how to achieve this?
I'm more interested in getting the ftp to work for now.

Thanks all!
 

Answer:FTP and VPN into Windows Server 2008

the Virtual server is run under a specific user-id; I think you need that id and password

<ctl><alt>del will get the task manager and the column name User Name is what you need.

scroll to the process controlling the VM

you may need to alter the settings for the VM to force it to run under another
specific user which you can set the pwd
create new account
set new password for it
login to that account to create the %profile% area​then assign the VM to run under that login
 

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friends i need some help concerning this edition of MW. Basically i know nothing about it . I am not too lazy but i prefer getting info from reliable sources .
Thanx

PS i own a license have not activated it and do not know the real value of it
Gery
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008

Using this if you are dealing on business way since its more on networking properties Operating System.

Configuration, Optimization and Performance Guide
 

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Can I install Windows server 2008 R2 on my external hard drive so that I can use it as means to practice network on my laptop?
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows switches from the bios usb drivers to it's
own during boot,which would cause a usb drive
installation to crash.
I would suggest you consider using some virtual machine
software so you can run it from an image on your windows drive.
 

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Where is the Hp company , Why They not give us a Drivrs for our laptop, Our works on the windows server 2008 R2,What we will Do in this case, Where Hp Companyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!











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Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi NazarAL-WATTAR,

 

Glad to hear that worked for you. I have included a couple of links below for you. The first is a link to your computer's home page. From there you can select How To which will give you lots of information about the computer. There is also Product Information, User Guides and Drivers.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5292805

 

If you need the TouchPad drivers, I have a direct link to them for you here.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-104704-3&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&os=4063&product=5292805&sw_lang=

 

Let me know if you need any further assistance.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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im trying to set up an FTP on windows server 2008 i have done these two things

1.Install IIS
2.Install FTP for IIS 7

on the server computer i can access the ftp on windows explorer ftp://192.168.0.117 but on a computer on the same network i do not get the same results.

after i can get access over the internet is there a way to give access to certain people like my brother to get on who lives somewhere else.

this is used in a home setting. thanks

EDIT:
trying to setup FTP using FILEZILLA
 

Answer:trying to set up FTP on windows server 2008

If other on the lan can't see the ftp it's probably the firewall on the server.
 

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Hello,

First off, this is my first post here, so if it is in the wrong location, please feel free to chew me out.

In any case, here is my situation. I would like to set up an AD/DNS server on a networking using Windows Server 2008. I also would like to buy a domain from godaddy.com, and host a website through them. What would I need to do in order to have my internal network be called say, name.org and also have my website Name.com | On a first name basis with the rest of the world. I'm pretty new to DNS (currently still in college for IT Security), so this question may be a lot simpler than it seems. I have been reading some material on something called "split-brain" DNS. Is this the approach I am looking for?

Answer:Windows Server 2008 DNS

different parts involved in this setup

domain registar - godaddy.com
--they setup your domain with ICANN

thru godaddy's interface, you set dns nameservers. this sets which servers host the domains dns records.

then you have the dns server(s) that host the dns records.

RFCs recommend the web server and dns server are hosted on separate servers.


if you want to do this, i think its best to purchase a vps or dedicated hosting package. you could set it up at home, but most residential ISPs do not allow public servers on their network. You could get a business class connection to your house to be legal about this setup. Otherwise, id look to Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Godaddy, Hosting.com for hosting.

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Hey everyone, I'm kinda T.I. manager at a company I work for and I want to ask if Windows 10 works well with Windows Server 2008 R2. Anyone care to help me please? Thanks!

Answer:Windows 10 PC with Server 2008 R2

Are you trying to join Windows 10 to a domain running on Server 2008R2? It should run without issue, many of the GPOs for Windows 7 or 8 should still work properly with Windows 10

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Lenovo Team, I recently installed WS2008 on a T61 here and have finished getting everything to work, except Thinkvantage RR and CSS.  Is there a way to get Rescue and Recovery or the Client Security Solution to run on that (or any server) OS? Sorry for the double post, I have no idea what happened. Nick Message Edited by brunnern on 06-16-2008 12:23 PM

Answer:T61 & Windows Server 2008

Nope.  Server is not a supported operating system on Thinkpads.

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Hi.
I am starting up a Windows web host. I have a server configured with 2 public IPs. I have a domain with ns1.thedomain.com and ns2.thedomain.com pointing to the correct IPs. I have the DNS role installed. How do I configure nameservers to work with my server? Also, does anybody know how to set up the quicksignup in WebsitePanel? I followed the guide, to no avail.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008

I got the nameservers set up. I still need help with WebsitePanel
 

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So we just ditched our XP Pro (32bit) + Filezilla setup and replaced it with Windows Server 2008 (64bit) IIS 7.5 FTP.

The main reason for change is to support high numbers of connections to SMB shares, but FTP was another service performed by that machine.

So everything looks good and FTP connections are being made. Using G4U however, after transferring 23MB of a compressed Windows XP image, the connection dies. I'll admit, this did happen intermittently on the Filezilla setup, but I didn't expect it on the Win Server 2008.

Any suggestions? I'm going to look for some logs but thought you might have some suggestions. I've never used FTP on Server 2008 before but I assume there should be logs somewhere.
 

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I currently run Vista Home Premium X86, and I'm thinking of making a switch to Server 08. MY friend currently runs it, and says he hated Vista, but tried this, and loves it more than XP so I figured if he and I are gonna try and get our VPN working, I might as well switch. Only thing is, I have yet to see any drivers, but he says that you can just download Vista X64 drivers. Comments on that?

Answer:Windows Server 2008

Hello,

Your friend is right. Server 08 is based off of the Vista kernel and can use the current Vista drivers. Be it x86 or x64. Just a heads up though. You can NOT run a antivirus like AVG or Avast on there. It must be a Business Edition or Server Edition antivirus installed to work.

Cheers,
Mak

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Is Windows Server 2008 Std/Ent MAK B or
Windows Server 2008 Std/Ent KMS B considered an Enterprise version? If not what is the Std/Ent from the
License Details website?
We are trying to get over 4GB of Ram and hopefully not having to purchase a 64-bit '08 version.
Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Server 2008 Std/Ent MAK B

Hello Glueck,
The Std/Ent means those keys work for either Standard\Enterprise, they also work on either 32-bit or 64-bit versions, both of which should be available from the Volume License website.  The MAK B key is probably the one you want to use, the KMS
B is used to setup a KMS host machine that will then activate other Windows Server 2008 KMS clients Enterprise sku or lower as well as Windows Vista KMS clients.Thanks, Darrell Gorter This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Volume Activation documentation on TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd197314.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd996588.aspx
VAMT - Volume Activation Management Tool - Download link http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec7156d2-2864-49ee-bfcb-777b898ad582&displaylang=en

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is the new 2008 windows server uptodate as vista, would you use it over vista?
 

Answer:windows server 2008

Generaly speaking you wouldn't use a server os on a home machine. One they are expensive(server std is like 700 bucks). Another reason is compatabilty. Generaly speaking they are not as compatable with drivers and programs as some programs run an os check before installing.

On a side not server is generaly a little faster then the windows it is based off of. IE 2003 is a little faster then xp. This is due most of the time to it just having less running in the background by default.
 

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hello everyone.

I run a small 3D presentation firm. right now we have 7 workstations, plus a server and a couple of render farm computers. that means we have 10 computers connected in our network right now. so far I've been running vista 64 on our server, and we hadn't had trouble with it... till recently. lately I've been getting error messages (one about the server hard drive being full, which should have been solved with the IRPStackSize thing... we'll see); sometimes, when I'm moving large amounts of data to the server, it stops responding other computers for a while, and so forth. but mostly, we're expanding, and we're gonna break the 10 computer barrier in the next few weeks. I've read everywhere that vista ultimate is limited to 10 connections, which is what we should have considering every computer frequently communicates with the server. our server is used for storage and for running a rendering distribution software, pretty much.

so, am I advised to use server 2008, am I obliged to, or none of the above? I've downloaded and installed a trial version (enterprise) which I'm running on a different partition on a workstation just for tests. is that the way to go? get server, install it over my current server, and I'm good for life?

thanks for your input.
 

Answer:should I get windows server 2008?

Um, buy a server OS (cd and license) and install it on server grade hardware (ie faster hard disks than a normal PC usually has) and then you have to buy client licenses for the workstations to access the server.
Thats if you want to be legit
"get server, install it over my current server, " doesnt really apply here since you are using a desktop OS
 

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i want to know difference between win server 2008 and win7 that oly i want to know

Answer:windows server 2008 rc

There are lots of differences. One is a client (win7) and 1 is designed to be a server (2008). The server offers various basic network services such as DHCP, DNS, WINS, VPN, Active Directory, Certificate Services, IIS Web Server, FTP Server, etc. Server 2008 is far more expensive to buy licenses for.

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