• 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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  • How can I get rid of this “Has stopped working” error message in Windows Server 2008 R2?

    I've been using Windows Server 2008 64-bit R2 machine for my development box. I also have Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installed on it. Currently on my project, I need to use Debug > Start without Debugging. When the program throws an exception, a new R2-style window appears. Is there a way to avoid...

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  • Is it possible for a Windows 2008 R2 Server to join a 2003 domain?

    I'm looking to upgrade our Windows Server 2003 machine to at least 2003 R2 (most likely 2008 R2 though) but I need to clarify something first: Can a 2008 R2 join a 2003 domain? All the other servers are on 2003.

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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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  • Encountered a file breach in file vault

    This question is resounding from a 'stacks' issue; If correct? I encountered a File Breach in File Vault, and it's seemingly capable of still attaching to the Gmail account that is hacked. LG-800 Series Logged into Gmail, and I use an LG-700 Series...  Address leads to Georgia; All I know. Lastly,...

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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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  • Having trouble connecting Windows Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2008 R2

    I've reinstalled Windows Server 2008 R2 on my machine. After that I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 without a problem but I'm having issues when I try to connect with Microsoft SQL Management Studio via my Windows Administration account. Any idea why I can't connect? Thanks!

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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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  • What’s the best way to clone Windows Server 2012?

    We currently have a Windows Server 2012 that's running with RDS set up. We're trying to copy everything we've already done to set up the RDS server (user profiles, files, etc.) and make a second identical server. We need the server to have a different name and SID so they're both running on the...

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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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