• Having trouble connecting to default administrative share in Windows Server 2008

    I currently have a Windows Server 2008 that I've been trying (for a few days) to connect to the default administrative share: "\\servername\c$". I'm able to connect to it using the Administrator account. But when I use my user account that is a member of the Administrators group, I can't connect....

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  • Maximum number of TCP connections on Windows Server 2008

    We're trying to run as many connections as possible in our server that's running on Windows Server 2008. To support our Comet-style application, it's written in C#. All the connections just need to be open (and stay open). From what we're looking at, we're limited to 65K of simultaneous open...

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  • Connecting Windows Server 2008 with a CLI

    Does anyone know of a way to remotely manage / administer Windows Server using CLI? If so, what's the process to get this done? I know with Windows Server 2008 Server Core, it's easy with CLI to connect servers but I'm looking at it's administration capability. Thank you.

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  • Batch file isn’t running on Windows Server 2008

    My partner and I have a batch file, on Windows Server 2008, that when it's invoked from a command line works great. But when we set a scheduled task to run the job, it's not working. What's interesting is that the Task Scheduler says it's getting run at different intervals and it's not showing any...

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  • How to set the running directory for scheduled tasks in Windows Server 2008

    I have an application which gets called by a scheduled task. I also recently moved from Windows Server 2003 to 2008. On 2003, the application ran in the directory where the executable was located. But now in 2008, C# says it's running in C:\\Windows\System32. Is there a way I can set the running...

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  • Windows Server 2008: Installing files in the assembly

    I've been trying to install files in the assembly in Windows Server 2008 but I'm running into a few problems. What I usually do is drag and drop the files into a GAC folder but when I try, I keep getting "Access is denied." Is there another way to get through this? Do I have to set up an...

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  • Can I run Windows Server 2008 with only 1GB of RAM?

    I'm about to get a Windows 2008 VPS that has about 1GB of RAM. But before I purchase it, I wanted to ask if I could actually use a server with only 1 GB of RAM. For the most part, it's going to be used for development work (running 5 websites on IIS 7, .NET 3.5 and SQL 2008 Express). I'm thinking...

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  • How can I determine if I installed a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008

    I'm using a PowerShell console and I need to know the different commands that can be executed to find out if the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 is installed. I appreciate the help.

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  • Installing updates on two Windows Server 2008 servers

    I need some opinions on how I should go about installing updates for my Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. We currently have two different production servers, one database server that's running MySQL and one other server running IIS 7.0. Should we restart the servers after installing the updates?...

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  • Is it unwise to jump two Windows Server versions?

    We've been running an ASP.NET website on Windows Server 2003 but now we're looking to move it to a new server on a more recent operating system. Should we jump from 2003 to 2012 or should we just start with 2008?

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  • How to automate Microsoft Office via Windows Service on Windows Server 2008

    We currently have a Windows Service that's running on Windows Server 2003. It's been opening a source Word document using the Word Interop (and does other things). It's the same way with Excel and PowerPoint. But we've recently moved to Windows Server 2008 and we're having a ton of problems with...

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  • Enabling the symbolic link on Windows Server 2008

    I've been creating a symbolic link in Windows Server 2008 from a Windows Vista machine using UNC paths. Creating the link is easy to do. But what I'm having trouble with the FileCreateW to get a handle to the UNC path link. Every single time I try it, I get this error: The symbolic link cannot be...

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  • How often should we restart our Windows Servers?

    We have several different Windows Servers (2003, 2008) in our department. We pretty much control all of the servers. My boss says that the servers need to be restarted at least once a week but I disagree with him. A friend of mine told me that since we restart them so much, that's why our hard...

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  • Why aren’t my log files being updated on Windows Server 2008 SMTP server?

    For my development operating system, I'm using Windows Server 2008. Currently, I've also been using SMTP server to send emails but my log file isn't being written to. Can anyone explain to me why my log files in the SMTP server isn't getting updated? Any help given would be greatly appreciated.

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  • What’s your opinion of Windows Server 2008 Server Core?

    We've seen been installing Windows Server 2oo8 on several different machines but we're more curious about Server Core. What have you used it for? In the end, did you like it or did you upgrade to 2012? Appreciate the help.

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  • What are the limitations of Windows Server 2008 Web Edition?

    I need help figuring out the limitations regarding Windows Server 2008 Web Edition. I know that they have removed the inability to install SQL Server / raised the RAM CPU limits. Are there any other limits that I should be aware of? If so, what's the biggest one? Thank you.

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  • Is there a mail server for Windows Server 2008?

    I'm in the process of getting a Windows Server 2008 dedicated server pretty soon. My website will be hosted on it so I need to run a mail server on the same machine to receive mail sent from the website. Would anyone know if Windows Server 2008 has a built-in POP3 or IMAP server? If it does, can I...

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  • Setting up multiple users in Remote Desktop Windows Server 2008

    I currently have a situation that I need to allow multiple users (on different PCs) to log into one Windows Server 2008 machine as an administrator simultaneously over a remote desktop. I already have the CALs for it, it's just not set up correctly. As you probably know, it boots out one user when...

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  • How do I check if a server feature is installed on Windows Server 2008?

    I've been working on an application that currently only runs on Windows Server 2008 (if the Desktop Experience feature is installed) and I need to make sure that the application's installer verify that it's there. The only way I know how to do it is run "ServerManagerCmd - query" but I need...

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  • Where is the app.config file located on Windows Server 2008?

    I've recently installed a C# Windows Service on Windows Server 2008. I installed it by using InstallUtil. I've noticed that it's reading some type of data from the app.config file and it's working fine. But I can't locate the file. Can someone tell me where it's located?

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