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

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

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

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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.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
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 can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user account (if you have one) in either normal or safe boot mode and running only SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes while logged into this other user account. Then reboot and see if you can log into the problem user account. If you can then run SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes, ComboFix and MGtools on the infected account as requested in the instructions.
To avoid additional delay in getting a response, it is strongly advised that after completing the READ & RUN ME you also read this sticky:
Don't Bump! It Only Hurts You!!!

Any additional post is a bump which will add more delay. Once you attach the logs, your thread will be in the work queue and as stated our system works the oldest threads FIRST.

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I am at a loss right now... I put together a pretty decent server around a HP Proliant ML310E Gen8 V2 and now have come to the OS Part. I am about to pull the trigger on WS 2008 R2 Standard with 5 CALs and want to know if this is a No-No. I will have at least 10 people on the server at any given time and wanted to know if I am only using it to serve files will this be sufficient or will i need more licenses?

I did a little research and according to MS Website I would need a license for each concurrent connection to the server. But I don't really understand that since I have used enterprise on another server I built which I thought had 5 CALs also and it never barked at me when I had almost 30 people connected at one time...

Am I looking at this wrong and just confused about how it works? Please a little insight would be greatly appreciated!!!

I installed a copy of windows server 2008 R2 enterprise and was able to connect using 11 connections for file serving operations and had no problem...but the OS was not activated so that may have something to do with it...
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 5CALs

In most cases (with a few exceptions such as RDS), CAL licenses are not enforced by any technical means. A server with only 5 CALs will happily serve as many clients as it's hardware will handle without complaining at all.

Doing so is a licensing violation of course, so in your case you will need to make sure you have at least 10 CALs. Remember that CALs can be purchased separately from your server license, so you can buy the server license with 5 CALs and then buy 5 additional CALs (or more) to keep things within the licensing restrictions.
 

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Hello,

I am currently performing some research and I am curious if anyone has info on the improvements in Windows Server 2008 when it comes to encryption.

I'd liek to find out if it EFS has been improved for a shared key method; so that I can start recommending this as a feature.

Managing EFS in a shared-key environment (in 2003) proved to be a near impossible task, and I am hoping that Microsoft improved their support.

Also, is there policy based encryption? As in, can you set a policy so that all files in shared folder X are encrypted against key X?

Any input is appreciated.
Thanks,

Matt
 

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Can I use a server 2008 enterprise evaluation iso to install server 2008 standard?

Or can I install the enterprise evaluation and activate as standard.
 

Answer:Windows server 2008 Enterprise to Standard

I'm assuming R2?

When you do the install, it should ask you which version. It may depend on the type of media that you are using...
 

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Hi Guys I look at this forum often in the background and i have had a question of my own.

I'm going to set up a server for a friend, mainly file storeage. I was hoping to put WS2008R2 Std, but WS2008 std will do if i can't get R2 in time.

I have seen other post about compatiblity between XP desktops and the server and my question is a little more in depth.

I want to set up a domain on the server, dhcp, and file security levels for some of the folders. I think thats about it, nothing fancy, AD maybe. Sort of winging it as I go.

Is this going to be compatible?

Thanks

Ritzo

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I have a question about Windows Server 2008 Standard licensing...

A client of mine wants 2 new servers... one to be the domain controller for the active directory and the other for a small file server and application server.

I will be installing two licenses of Win Srvr 2008 Std (1 on each machine, obviously).

Now, if they have 13 users, do I need to purchase 15 CALs (since a CAL will allow the user to connect to either server) or do I need to buy 30 CALs (15 CALs for each server)?

Also, should I be using DEVICE CALs or USER CALs?

They have 13 machines, but more than 13 users... the employees at the front desk seem to change more often than I change my underwear

Keeping that in mind, they also are logging in currently with the SAME, EXACT username and password to the domain on each machine. So, picture this ==> 13 users each logging in to each machine, all use the same username and password (for example, each user types in "username" and "password"). Is that allowed? I mean, all they're doing is just accessing an application on the server, but still... is this legitimate?

I'd like to do it the correct way for them and I would hate (and I know they would hate) for each computer or user to log in with "user1" and "password1" and the next user with "user2" and "password2" and so on... they'd never keep track of that.

What are your suggestions for a possible solution?

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Answer:Question about Windows Server 2008 Standard licensing

the servers are only accessed from desktops inside the office, correct?
no additional laptops or the like are brought in?

If answer to both is "correct" then Device CALs would be cheaper.

Since only desktops are used, at most there would only be 13 concurrent connections (based on current number of desktops).

No sense in using User CALs if there are >13 people, since you can't get >13 people logged on to 13 workstations
and each user would need a CAL. So if 30 people, would require 30 User CALs. But if only 13 workstations... waste of money.

as for how many you need... that part is not clear to me. I was under the assumption it would be # CALs for each server, but being an AD environment may change the way it works.
and I could just be ASSuming wrong
 

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Get Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Free

If you are a student (high school or college) you can get Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for free. It?s easy, just hit the link, verify you are a student and then download it.

Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the success and strengths of its Windows Server predecessors while delivering valuable new functionality and powerful improvements to the base operating system. New Web tools, virtualization technologies, security enhancements, and management utilities help save time, reduce costs, and provide a solid foundation for your information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Answer:Get Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Free

Dang, i'm still studying 2008... All these dang updates

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According to a cnet article, Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard is being offered free to high school and college students. Normal price: $1029. Windows Live ID, and a valid student e-mail address are required to download the iso image.

https://www.dreamspark.com/Products/Product.aspx?SID=1052827-2-0-ARTICLE-0&ProductId=17
 

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Just wondering if there's any reason NOT to use SBS? It's a small shop (4 people), and SBS has stuff we need (Exchange, SQL) preinstall and set up.
 

Answer:Windows Server 2008: Standard or Small Business

Do it. Sounds perfect.
 

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Microsoft has made available the standard edition Windows Server 2008 R2 on dreamspark and students who have verified dreamspark account can download it for free,though only the X64 bit version is available.The download is an image file which you have to either burn it on the DVD or mounted using a virtual drive.
You can download windows server 2008 R2 from dreamspark from here
Adding to it,according to the information available various editions of visual studio 2010 would be available on dreamspark once the released dates have been confirmed.

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 standard edition available on Dreamspark

hi !
thanks, i started to wonder when it would be available.
downloading tomorrow...

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Hello any help is much appreciated. I installed windows server 2008 standard onto my lenovo 0769.  All is well except the wireless adapter.  I'm unable to get the wireless adapter to work.  I installed the vista drivers from this location: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-67855, but that didn't work.  Does anyone know of a drver for server 2008 for my lenovo 0769? Thanks in advance,Alan

Answer:lenovo 0769 and windows server 2008 standard

Thanks a lot for your wonderful help.  Bunch o dumb asses. 

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I can't activate Windows Server 2008 R2 downloaded from Dreamspark. Can anybody help?
I downloaded Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard from DreamSpark and also got the product key.
I tried to install the software on an empty disk. Right at the beginning of installation I am offered to install different versions of 2008, standard, enterprise, web. I chose Standard (Full Installation) and carried through the setup. Everything works fine until I try to activate the installation with the product key given by Dreamspark. At this point i get the following message:
"The present key you have entered will not work with this edition of Windows Server 2008 R2.
You must either run Windows Server 2008 R2 setup or enter a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard product key"
I find the message very weired as it seems that it tells me to install what I've already did, or the product key provided by dreamspark is wrong.
I should mention I tried to activate by phone, but they tell me the product ID is not right or sthg like that, and then I get thrown out the automated process.
I emaiedl dreamspark support 3 times ang got no reply. So now I am getting a bit desperate.
Anybody any ideas?
Many thanks
alex

Answer:Dreamspark and failure to activate windows server 2008 R2 Standard

hi !
how many keys did you get ?
and where did you download from, was it from www.dreamspark.com or from MSDNAA ?
i?m also having problems with keys from MSDNAA (now renamed to dreamspark), i get an errormessage saying: "the product key has already been used....."
so it looks like Microsoft has some "technical" problems regarding product keys.....
but there is no need for panic, you can use WS-2008-R2 in trialmode for a long time.
just use the "rearm-trick", then it runs for several months....

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Hi All,
here is our situation we have Windows Server 2008 Standard OS (64 bit) and logged in as an administrator and we have installed a windows service service with another account which belongs to Administrator group.
So OS is running under and administrator group and the windows service running on a different user which is in administrator group.
Shortly what this windows service does is using Crystal Reports template and sening to a network printer. During this process we get the error message "Invalid Printer Spcecified". When we remove the template
just try to send it to the printer, this time we get error message "invalid handle". When we reboot/restart the server, it work both ways however we want to be successfully without rebooting/restarting the server.
Note: the printer driver is OK.
Shortly is there any way to accomplish without rebooting the server. We used some tools like PSEXEC but did not help.
Remember if we reboot everything ok .
Thanks and regards,
Selami Ozlu
[email protected]
 

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Hi! I need to know when Windows Server 2008 Standard Service Pack 2 support ends. I have a Premier Contract with Microsoft and I really need this information.
Hope someone could help me.
Thanks a lot!

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i all,

We have Windows 2008 installed on our Dell server and we are using as file server with SQL database, recently I found out someone gets in our server and keeps installing toolbars, that may be auto robot installing, I have no idea, when I check history of firefox I see facebook.com, google.com some paid survey websites, links to download toolbars, I mean bunch of stuffs, I uninstalled all kind of toolbars and everything I see suspicious, changed username and passwords, changed RDP port numbers, I mean everything I can think of..
I though I was good then today I found out more toolbars installed after business hours when no-body, literary no one had access to our office, no history from firefox though but 4 toolbars installed today at 8pm (everybody leaves at 5PM)


Scanned server using Super antispywarebytes + malwarebytes, both scanners find following as trojan;

"Operating System Information
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-bit (Build 6.01.7600)
UAC Off - Administrator

Memory items scanned : 574
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 65709
Registry threats detected : 2
File items scanned : 89004
File threats detected : 3

Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo[Short]
(x86) HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Services\WAUYKLVM
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\JUPDDA.SYS
(x86) HKLM\System\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_WAUYKLVM
C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\ATTRIB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\SECEDIT.EXE
"

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Answer:Weird things happening to Windows 2008 Standard file server

Welcome to Major Geeks!

I suggest that you work thru the below but when running all the scans DO NOT FIX anything. Just run the scans and attach the logs. Ignore fixing things as requested with Malwarebytes and TDSSKiller.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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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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 I am fully aware that this OS is not supported, however I am hoping there are other users that may know a little more on this situation than I do. If there is anybody that has found out how to solve this problem I would be extremely grateful for your advice. Any genreal information about the intergrated bluetooth device within my t400 would be appreciated as well. Thank you for any of your help in advance.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T400 Intergrated bluetooth device not recognized on Windows Server 2008 standard x64

what drivers have you tried so far?   have you made sure the BT radio has been turned on using Fn+F5? on a side note, there isn't anything in 2008 preventing BT to load -- you just have to install your own driver and bluetooth stack.   i use a thinkpad BT mouse with my thinkstation D10 using a kensington micro USB BT adapter under 2008 enterprise x64 and with my X61s' internal BT also under 2008 enterprise x64.

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Microsoft is assembling the group of testers who will receive the first beta of Service Pack (SP) 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 in July.
The company has begun sending invitations to those it plans to include in the testing program. According to the invitations, the beta bits will be in English, German, Japanese, French and Spanish.
At Microsoft?s TechEd conference last week, officials said to expect the beta of SP1 in July. (I?m hearing it will be delivered in mid-July, the same time Microsoft holds its Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC.) The rumored final release data for SP1 (not confirmed by Microsoft officially) is Q4 2010.
Officials said earlier this year that SP1 for Windows 7 won?t include any new features; it will be a rollup of fixes. SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 will include both fixes and two new features. The new features include a new graphics acceleration platform, known as RemoteFX, that is based on desktop-remoting technology that Microsoft obtained in 2008 when it acquired Calista Technologies. There also will be a new addition to Hyper-V that will dynamically adjust memory of a guest virtual machine on demand.
Here?s the invitation (with a word tweak or two, for clarity?s sake) that Microsoft is sending to potential SP1 testers:

You are receiving this invitation based on the quality of feedback you have provided on previous Windows programs and the Microsoft Windows release team would like you to participate... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Begins sending invites to testers for Windows 7, Server 2008 R2 SP1

Anyone here participating in the beta testing or received its invite?

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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 running windows server 2003
and it currently has sql server 2000 standard edition (x10-21878)

i need to upgrade to "Microsoft sql server 2008 r2 standard edition".
what is the part # for that.

i only have 1 user that actually hits it also.

we have UPS transportation suite that utilizes this sql.
so the ups software and 1 user is all that needs access.

so i obviously don't need 5 or 10 cal's. wouldn't i just need one ?
i cant seem to find anything like that.

i was about to purchase the standard small business edition, but in the small print is says it ONLY runs on the small business server OS. so that is a no go.
 

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I have a question about upgrading a Windows 2008 Server Standard system with some new hard drives. I just rebuild my server at home, but am running out of space fairly quickly. Right now I have a 250GB laptop hard drive for the boot drive, and a 1TB drive for data in my server. I have the network shares for file serving in the Server 2008 machine, and a Windows Home Server running in Hyper-V strictly for network backups.

First, I would like to replace the 1TB with something larger, either a 1.5 or 2TB drive. Can I just shut down the machine and Ghost the 1TB directly to the larger drive, and start it back up? Would S2K8 be happy? I know the older versions of Ghost (which I have) could not migrate drives in Vista due to the new way it dealt with drives (without a lot of craziness). Will I instead have to re-share the folders on the new drives, and redo folder permissions?

Second, I am probably going to install a drive dedicated for Hyper-V machines (probably the existing 1TB). If I end up moving it, can I just shut down the virtual machines, copy everything to their new folder, set the new folders in Hyper-V and keep going? Or is there more that I need to do?

Thanks!
 

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i have configured dhcp,dns,AD on server 2008 standard edition. i inteded to use it for wds deployment. i installed the wds role but whenever i try to configure it and when i hit enter at C:\Rinstall windows i get this error ...

" The share name already exist on this server"
i have no shared folder or file like this .... plz help

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Installed Server 2008 in my server (ditched FreeNAS). It's just going to be a simple file server. Nothing fancy. I've heard from others that you should just leave the standard VGA driver alone. It's going to be a headless server connected via gigabit ethernet. Won't that offload the video to the cpu? Does installing hw acceleration create stability problems? I'm just going to be using remote desktop for maintenance and use my monitor if need be. It just sits here next to my other PC.

Thanks
 

Answer:Install graphics driver for Server 2008 standard

I don't really understand the question you're asking. It's a headless server, so why would you be concerned with performance of the default VGA driver at all?
 

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Was looking to see if this was possible. I see it for 2008 R2 but not server 2008 standard or x64. Just wondering if this can be done. We have a situation where it needs to be installed on some servers but they are older.

I have not tried to install IE 11 on server 2008 yet. I can try but didn't want to cause an issue if it wasn't going to work.


thanks in advance.

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This is for RDP users

Hi, I am trying to "as Administrator", change a user password.  i get authentication error has occurred.  i was always able to check the box user must change password at next logon... then I would logon using the current password - then
be prompted to change the password... this doesnt work anymore.  It is possible a tech person made a change.
Can you tell me where to go to check settings that would allow this function to work again
Thank you, 
Lisa

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I want to upgrade a client's peer-to-peer network to an actual 2003 domain. I am comparing Server 2003 Standard Edition with Small Business Server. I thought that Small Business Server was Standard Edition with a few extras like Exchange Server, which I don't need. However, SBS is quite a bit less expensive than Standard, which surprises me. I haven't yet found a side-by-side comparison on Microsoft's website and was hoping some of you could help.

Why is SBS cheaper? What's missing that is included in Standard Edition? Which version should I recommend to my client? It's a small network that's unlikely to ever grow beyond 5 clients, if that's any help.

One important point is that we need full Terminal Services functionality. Are there any limitations on Terminal Services with SBS? I plan to set this client up with some remote access via Terminal Services Advanced Client.

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition VS. Small Business Server. Which should I go for

Would you actually be purchasing them?

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I have a print server running 2003 standard sp2, I have been looking for a way to allow helpdesk staff install and manage printers without logging into the server and without adding them to the admin group.

So I added them to the power users group and the print operators group, that worked fine they were able to UNC ( \\servername ) to the server and install printers, drivers, as well as uninstall drivers? printers ect????.
Now the problem??? this works great from an XP box, but when we try it from a windows 7 machine we get access denied. More specifically it acts like it is going to install the printer then when it comes to the driver installation part it fails ?Printer driver was not installed. Access is denied.?

No changes have been made to the permissions I can log into an XP machine with my profile and it works fine log out go to a Windows 7 machine use the same credentials and I get the above message access is denied. I am an admin of both machines on the windows 7 machine I have UAC turned off completely. Running XP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 pro both are 32 bit machines.

I should also add that I have made the necessary group policy changes to allow printer operators to Load/Unload device drivers and under the local policies/security options I ensured that the Prevent users from installing printer drivers was Disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 & 2003 Server Standard SP2 Unable to remotely install driver on print server

How do you enter the credentials on the Windows 7 machine? I've noticed that you have to use "domain\username" rather than just the username in some cases.

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I just bought a Dell Poweredge T110 and also downloaded Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 off Technet.

I burned the ISO and proceeded to pop the CD into the server and start installing the OS. The normal blue screen with Windows Setup in the upper left appears and it starts loading drivers/files. When it says "starting windows" in the lower left corner, the screen goes black for a second then I get a blue screen with a message.

Here's a picture of the error message: photo

Any idea what is going on? This is a brand new server straight out of the box.

Here are the specs:
* Intel Xeon X3430, 2.4 GHz, 8M Cache, Turbo
* 2GB (2x1GB) Memory 1066MHz Single Ranked UDIMM
* 160GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA 3Gbps 3.5" Cabled Hard Drive
* On-Board Dual Gigabit Network Adapter
* DVD Drive, Internal
 

Answer:Server crashes while installing Windows Server 2003 Standard R2 x64

7B is a hard drive error, check the drivers (use a flash drive to get updated drives if you can).
 

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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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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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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.

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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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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 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. 




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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi...

From past two months i am facing the problem in windows server 2008 standard that my two servers are restarting daily same time in afternoon session and evening session with blue screen error and error codes will be codes 1. 0x0000007e(0xc0000005,0x889da413,0x8a5dcaa0,0x8a5dc79c)
and error code 2: 0x00000050(0xb0425000,0x000000001,0x8186dd80,0x00000000).

For this I was reinstalled my operating system but still facing same issue.

we are not checked all possible causes but still no solution for the same.

Please suggest me....

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I am running suse enterprise server 10.1 as a Host OS, for VMware server 1.05 (free). For a guest OS, i have a Windows 2003 Standard R2, Server, running DNS, Wins, server and a print Server, as a backup incase of either of my physical servers go down.

When I try to add a standard tcp/Ip port IP_ipaddress and name the printer, locate the driver, eveyrthing works fine.

It shows the printer as ready, I print and it just says spooling, and then error's out. i get this in the event veiwer.
"
The document Test Page owned by user failed to print on printer printername . Data type: NT EMF 1.008. Size of the spool file in bytes: 196608. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 1. Number of pages printed: 0. Client machine: \\servername 1. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 1241. The network address could not be used for the operation requested.
"

(i changed the printer and server name)

Now, I can add the same network printer on our main printer server on this device and print fine, firewall is off, by GPO, and I built a 2nd server guest os, with the same problem.

I also made sure that norton was excluding the spooler folder, and have tried both the 5e and 6pcl driver.

I tried giving all domain users rights to the spooler folder, and changing the print processor to the win without luck.

The user I am trying to login and print with is a domain admin account

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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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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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This is very likely an extremely stupid question, but... Newegg is apparently selling two different retail versions of Server 2k8 R2 Standard, and I'm having trouble figuring out exactly what the differences are between them.

Besides the OEM version, (which I'm figuring is normal OEM stuff; no CALs, you can't transfer the license to a new server later, etc) they have a retail (judging by the pic, at least) version they just labeled "Complete Product" and another version labeled "5clt" which also appears to be retail boxed and which, obviously enough, apparently comes with 5 CALs.

What's confusing me is that the 5 CAL version is $900, the "Complete Product" is $1300 and I can't see any difference between the two, except that the "Complete Product" page makes no mention whatsoever of it coming with any CALs at all-leaving me wondering what the extra $400 is for. Newegg is of no help here as they don't offer "sales support" so... Do any of you guys have some idea of what's going on here?
 

Answer:Newegg: Server 2008 R2 Standard; "Complete Product" vs. 5clt?

The complete likely comes with all versions of Server 2008, not just Standard. The version with 5 Cals says "Standard".

Standard
Foundation
Enterprise
Datacenter
Itanium

etc.
 

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I am asking because I think this solution would be better than using the

sidewinders vpn solution that the firewall is provides?


Anyone?
 

Answer:Anyone setup ISA 2004 server as a dedicated vpn server in the dmz?

Yes and it's one of the best firewall products I've ever used.
 

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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 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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am looking to connect my domain click here to my windows web server, can anyone tell me how to do this My supplier is Ovh.co.uk. I would be happy for someone to do this for me

Answer:Dedicated Windows Server

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SO i added Windows 2000 Advance Server on one of my pIII (Which runs great), i created a dedicated server on my p3 for 1 of my games, i configured my router for my server to get listed on the game and it works since i load the game with the dedicated server is running and its listed, great, but

when i unplug my mouse,keyboard, monitor plug from my p3 to my other computer and try playing it on line its not listed.... so whats the deal here?

does the dedicated server get corrupt when i login and play online with my other computer?

thnx in advance

Answer:Trying to Run a Dedicated Server on my server and then playing it on a different PC

never mind , turn out to be my router which was causing this problem, got it fixed tho

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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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OK, so I'm going to start implementing a Windows Server 2003 system in a couple of weeks, replacing the Win Server 2000 we use now.

We have 17 machines here, will want to use the server as both a file server and an Internet Connection Sharing server + firewall.
It would also be a domain server.

Which one of the versions should I get and why?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Standard Server vs Windows 2003 Small Business Server.

Go with SBS and get the premium version. If you only have one server, this is the route to take. SBS includes Exchange and the premium version has ISA 2004 to add a firewall. Neither of these comes withe Standard.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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:
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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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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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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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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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Going to get a copy of Server 2003 via the MSDN program at my school, and I would like to play with SMS, is it included with any of the server 2003 distros? or is it a add-on package?
 

Answer:Windows SMS, does it come standard with any server package?

Addon and licensing gets expensive.
 

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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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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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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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