• 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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  • Getting my event log back on Windows Server 2008

    I just made a big mistake and I need help! I accidentally cleared my event log on Windows Server 2008. Is there some way I can get it back?

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  • Start menu showing wrong items in Windows Server 2008

    We currently have three Windows Server 2008 Standard virtual servers on Hyper-V. We've noticed that one two of them that when you right click the Start menu, I get the standard selections (Open, Explore, etc.). On the other server, I can the menu on the taskbar (Toolbars, Task Manager, etc.). We...

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  • Windows Server: Scheduling reboot at specific time

    Between Windows Server 2003 and 2008, how can I schedule both of them to reboot at a specific time? Would the AT command be the right way to go?

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  • How to enable downloads in Windows Server 2008

    Could someone help me with enabling downloads for Windows Server 2008? Here's an example: When I try to download anything through Internet Explorer, the download keeps getting blocked. What should I do?

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  • Where can I find Inspect.exe in Windows SDK on Windows Server 2008?

    I've realized that the Windows SDK on Windows Server 2008 doesn't include Inspect.exe. Would anyone know where I could find a copy of Inspect.exe or even the AccExplorer32.exe? As of a few days ago, I'm running the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 R2.

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  • How do I add writing permission to a PHP script in IIS 7

    My PHP script needs writing permission in a directory. PHP 5.3 is running as FastCGI under IIS 7 with Windows Server 2008. But I keep getting this "permission denied" when the script attempts to write a file. How can I sort this out? I've already tried to give all right to IIS_IUSR and to...

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  • How to rename a virtual directory on Windows Server 2008

    I've been having a huge issue with this but could somebody tell me how to rename a virtual directory (change the virtual path name) in IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008? When I try do it through the Server Manager, I click on the applications, select Basic Settings and I see the current Alias greyed...

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  • Is there a limit of on the number of TCP/IP connections on Windows Server 2008?

    I currently have a .NET service that listens on a single port over a TCP protocol. Here's the way it works: Our clients connect and transmit their data for periods at a time. Is there a limit on the # of connections on Windows Server 2008? I haven't hit any yet but I'm worried since our company is...

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  • Java performance is slowing down on Windows Server 2008

    Just about a week ago, I moved to a 64-bit OS on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. But I've noticed that my Java programs are running much slower than the 32-bit on Windows Server 2003. Does someone know why this is happening? Any way I can improve the performance?

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  • Running Windows Server 2008 program not as administrator

    We have an application that's on Windows Server 2008 and it always runs as an "administrator." But in the file properties, it says that the "run this program as an administrator" flag isn't set. Anyone know where this flag comes from and how we can get rid of it?

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  • Windows Server 2008: Freeing up space on C drive

    We currently have a Windows Server 2008 with both C and D drives. We have already freed up about 30 GB's of memory on the D drive using the shrink volume option but this also needs to be done to the C drive. But it says the extend volume is disabled on it. How should we free up the space on our C...

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  • C drive is out of space on Windows Server 2008

    I'm currently looking after Windows Server 2008 which has a C drive that has 20GB of memory (but only 1.5GB is free). I'm pretty sure it's going to run out of space pretty soon. I think it's due to several system updates (which I can't control). Would it be possible to reduce the space allocated to...

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