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Windows 2008 Server - Network privilege to be able to access the Service Control Manager on the Server.

Q: Windows 2008 Server - Network privilege to be able to access the Service Control Manager on the Server.

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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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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Hey,

All of our computers at work have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and are connected through Server 2008. One computer, which I recently imaged and deployed, is having an issue connecting to network folders. The strange thing is that all networked drives are set for access through group policy. The computer in question is able to access allowed folders but, when I go to the main computer screen, instead of seeing Network on the left hand sidebar, I see Computers and Devices. Also, the machine will not allow anyone, even administrators, to map a network drive. The user also cannot access files from links in emails - i.e. drive:\folder\file. I'm wondering if there is some glitch in the policy or should I just re-image the machine. My boss wants to avoid the re-imaging but, even going through Network Troubleshooting, we can't seem to locate the problem.

A:Network access issues on Server 2008 with Windows 7 and group policy

Maybe there's something within the registry that's keeping the user from accessing?

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I have a Toshiba Desktop on our 3-computer LAN that I bought used 2 or 3 years ago that has 2000 Server OS. No major problems until last Friday when my wife was online cleaning the webmail on her insightbb.com email account and her computer locked up. I did not know she had some earlier incidents of locking up in either Outlook or the accounting software on this PC. Previously she had a Win98 OS and was used to rebooting if there was a lockup. so this is what she did 2 or 3 times before letting me know there was a problem.

I had been getting error message: Service Control Manger At least one service or driver failed during system startup. Use event manager to examine the event log details. I found the error was 7000, looked on the Microsoft tech support under Q316500 and used the Rms.inf file to install the Removable Storage Manger in the WINNT\system32 folder.

However the machine will NOT startup normally. After restarting from safe mode it reaches LOG ON TO WINDOWS where you enter user and password.
Service Control Manager
At least one service or driver failed during system start up. Use event manager to examine the event log for details. As described above, I thought I had corrected the problem. But obviously have not. Incidently, I am WAY above my head in all this. I ma not an IT guy! Just someone trying to get his wife's home office computer working.

Thank you.
 

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Hi,
When I try to connect to network shares I get the following error:

I can ping the windows server 2008 machine.
Here is what I tried to solve this issue:
1. Disabling firewall on both machines.
2. File and Printer Sharing and Client
for Microsoft Networks is checked.
3. Server service and TCP//IP
NetBIOS Helper service and Computer Browser
are enabled and running.
4. Network Discovery is enabled.
5. NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.
6. Everyone group is added to "Access this computer from the network" policy.
How can I solve this issue?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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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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Hi All,

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



CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE 0x80080005

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



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

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



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

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


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


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

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

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist
(f) CBS Watchlist Component Missing 0x80070002 amd64_microsoft-windows-browserservice-netapi_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_ad85f50a98427e27 Package_6_for_KB2705219~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.1 Package registry presence failed, possibly an orphaned package on package watchlist
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A: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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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"
I did this and I stopped ... Read more

A:Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Access 2000 db gives error

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OK, I have googled and googled but I cannot find any succesfull solution for my problem.
Actually, I found one solution but it doesn't work with Windows Server 2008.

My audio device does not work, when I try to activate it it says "The Audio Service is Not Running."

I started the audio service, and it says: "The Dependency or local group failed to start"

After a bit of research, I discovered that you have to start the dependency, Windows Audio Endpoint Builder. (I checked all the other dependencies, they are started.) When I try to start this, the error comes up:
"Error 0x80070002: System cannot find the file specified."

How can I start the audio?
This is necessary to use my Server 2008.

Thanks,

yanjchan
 

A:Solved: Windows Server 2008 Workstation Audio Service

I have discovered a solution for myself!
I can't find the original page, but this worked for me.
I almost cried when hearing my system sounds.

For future reference:

1. Run cmd
2. Navigate into

Code:
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Audiosrv
3. Look at the DependOnService entry
4. Right click, edit, and remove all values except RpcSs
5. Restart, and cry with joy.

I believe this works on other Vista versions also.

Or, if you're afraid that you might mess something up, try this registry entry.
Save, right click and press "Modify".

(I am not sure if that will work, if it doesn't, try the first method.)
 

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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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Hi !

I am on IE9 but would like to install IE11. I can download it easily, but then a window says I need service pack 1. However, the automatic update tells me there's no update available for my computer, and if I try the Windows download center, it just doesn't work, and there's a choice of 4 or 5 different SP1's which all look the same to me... I've downloaded several, but get absolutely nowhere.

Would I automatically get SP1 if I bought a newer version of Windows 7 or if I upgraded ? The one I use is family premium and is about 2.5 years old.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Unable to install Windows 7 service pack 1 or server 2008 R2 SP1

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

The one you need is windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7

When you use the download button you have to scroll down to see it.

If you still have problems try working through the instructions on this page You do not have the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates

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...but possible in Windows 7

I had this problem for several months and I would like to know what's going on in this situation:
There is a Windows 7 machine and a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine in the same network. The Windows Search service is running on Server 2008 R2 and on Windows 7, therefore their music folders are indexed and added to the Music library. On Windows 7, I can search an artist in the start menu search and songs come up corresponding to the artist I searched for. However in Server 2008 R2 when I search an artist no results show unless that artist is in the file name of the song.
Does anyone know what Windows 7 Search Service is doing that Server 2008 R2 is not? Perhaps something else is missing in Server 2008? Ironically, if Windows 7 was sharing its indexed music folder and Server 2008 R2 added the shared folder to its music library, it will find artists I search for in Server 2008 R2.

A:Windows Search Service not searching music artists in Server 2008 R2

Never mind! Both machines are working properly. I guess the indexing wasn't really complete on the Server 2008 R2 machine.

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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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Hi Team,
need to install Internet Explorer 10 or later to 
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 6001)

currently running Internet Explorer 7.
please share the offline download link package.


Regards, Pradhap P

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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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Hello,

I have installed SQL Server Express 2008 on my desktop and am attempting to connect to it from my lap top. I have enabled remote connections for SQL Server and opened up a port on my desktop. When I attempt to connect to the server instance from my laptop via ipaddress\sqlserver with the Windows 7 firewall turned on and the port open, the attempt fails. However, if I turn off the firewall and attempt to connect via my laptop the connection is successfull.

I followed the steps to open up the port:To enable port 1433 on Windows 7
On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
Click System and Security.
Click Windows Firewall.
Click Advanced Settings.
In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer dialog, click Inbound Rules.
In the Actions panel, click New Rule?.
In the New Inbound Rule Wizard, click Port, and then click Next.
In the Specific local ports: box type 1433. Ensure that the (default) TCP radio button is selected and then click Next.
Ensure that the (default) Allow the Connection radio button is selected and then click Next.
Clear or select the Domain, Private, and Public checkboxes as appropriate, and then click Next.
In the Name box, type an appropriate name, such as SQL Server Port, and then click Finish.

Can anyone offer up any suggestion on why I can connect with the firewall turned off, but not when it is on?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Win7Newb

A:Remote Access to SQL Server Express 2008 Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by win7newb


Hello,

I have installed SQL Server Express 2008 on my desktop and am attempting to connect to it from my lap top. I have enabled remote connections for SQL Server and opened up a port on my desktop. When I attempt to connect to the server instance from my laptop via ipaddress\sqlserver with the Windows 7 firewall turned on and the port open, the attempt fails. However, if I turn off the firewall and attempt to connect via my laptop the connection is successfull.

I followed the steps to open up the port:To enable port 1433 on Windows 7On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
Click System and Security.
Click Windows Firewall.
Click Advanced Settings.
In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer dialog, click Inbound Rules.
In the Actions panel, click New Rule….
In the New Inbound Rule Wizard, click Port, and then click Next.
In the Specific local ports: box type 1433. Ensure that the (default) TCP radio button is selected and then click Next.
Ensure that the (default) Allow the Connection radio button is selected and then click Next.
Clear or select the Domain, Private, and Public checkboxes as appropriate, and then click Next.
In the Name box, type an appropriate name, such as SQL Server Port, and then click Finish.

Can anyone offer up any suggestion on why I can connect with the firewall turned off, but not when it is on?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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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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Hello and thanks for looking in to this.

I recently bought a new computer to use for all sorts of hosting. Specs are following:
Intel Quad 2.99 GHz
6gb RAM
1 tb harddrive
Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
fibre/ethernet cable

So after using it for hosting for a while, I realized that I could need Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) for other people using it. I couldn't get it to work, so I looked it up. Apparently the version of windows I had doesn't support it, so I decided to try the evaluation version of Windows Server 2008 Datacenter 64-bit.

I managed to dual boot it along with 7 just fine, but problems started revealing themselves quickly upon startup.
The first thing I saw in the "initial configuration tasks" was: "Network adapters: None detected".
I tried reconnecting my cable to the computer, with no success. I also tried "add new hardware" through control panel to add network adapters, with no success. The adapters shows up as faulty, due to being unable to load drivers.

Out of my arena of knowledge, I can't do so much more about this issue. But I need windows server 2008 datacenter up and running.

My question is, can anyone help me, or guide me step by step for setting up any network connection at all? I'm available through msn, phone, skype or these forums. Although skype or phone is prefered.

Thank you ever so much!

-Adrian
 

A:Windows server 2008 Datacenter 64-bit network issues

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Hi. I am not able to connect to wireless network on my windows server 2008 r2. I tried the cable too but of no avail. Attaching the text file for more details. I dont know how to fix it. Have tried to dl many drivers etc but nothing seems to be working. Kindly help
 

A:Windows Server 2008 r2 network adapters not working

Go to the HP support site to find the drivers for your computer. You have an Intel Ethernet card so use the Intel Ethernet driver
 

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Hello,

I have 2 computers (one with Windows 7, one with Windows Server 2008), but only ONE monitor. Ultimately, my goal is to network the two computers so that I can use TeamViewer (or a similar remote access application), so that I can control my Windows Server 2008 machine from my Windows 7 machine. I want this connection to go through LAN so there is minimal lag. I plan to use my crossover Cat-5 network cable to connect the two computers. How would I go about setting this network up so that they are connected to each other and I can use TeamViewer (etc) over LAN?

TL;DR: How do I setup a wired crossover network between a Windows Server 2008 PC and a Windows 7 PC? So that I can remotely access the Windows Server 2008 from the Windows 7 machine using TeamViewer.
Thanks
 

A:Crossover home network with Server 2008 and Windows 7

Buy a small workgroup switch to connect the two computers together and buy a KVM switch to switch between the tow computers using one keyboard mouse and video connection.

KVM Switches:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=143&name=KVM-Switches

5 Port switch:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...40&cm_re=5_port_switch-_-33-122-140-_-Product

Not sure what teamviewer is, but you can RDP to any server on your network.
 

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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.
 

A: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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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.

A: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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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
 
 
 
 
 

A: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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Hi, We just received our HP Probook 650 G1.  We installed windows server 2008 R2 on it. We need to connect it to the network & internet (in order to activate the OS). But I coudn't manage to find any driver for the network adapter nor for the wifi adapter. Can you help me please.

A:Installing network adapter driver for Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi: The ethernet driver from the Intel website should work... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/18725/Intel-Network-Adapter-Driver-for-Windows-Server-2008... For the wireless, the only suggestion I can offer would be to try the W7 x64 driver for the model wlan card your notebook comes with.

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Greetings Bleeping Computer community!
 
I have a major issue on the computer I work with. I just got this job about a month ago and I found out I inherited a problem from the last IT guy. I'm still a student working on my BTech degree so my knowledge is limited. Also I'm the only guy helping with the computers so there's nobody to help me. 
 
Since I started working here, we have a couple employees complaining how the database software keeps crashing. The error that pops up is a network issue. So I check the log files of ESET antivrus firewall and it shows the servers ip port scanning the machine. The server consist of two HDs, one for the primary OS and another for storage for the network. I ran a malwarebytes scan on the Server and located a couple malicious files on the D drive. It was keygens that the last IT guy downloaded o.O So I removed them with MalwareBytes and I thought that did the job but boy was I wrong. The server has the BSOD so I had to uninstall MalwareBytes in order for the server to logon. Next, the portscans are still coming and crashing the database for some users. I think I have found the process that does the portscans which is svchost.exe. This leads me to believe that the server is infected with a rootkit which is maintaining access and has altered the antivirus and firewall to dial home and maint access on the server. I have already ran rootkit scanners such as tdskiller and bootkitremoval with no avail. Please advise on what I shoul... Read more

A:Rootkit on Windows Server 2008 (Port Scanning Network)

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Greetings Bleeping Computer community!
I have a major issue on the computer I work with. I just got this job about a month ago and I found out I inherited a problem from the last IT guy. I'm still a student working on my BTech degree so my knowledge is limited. Also I'm the only guy helping with the computers so there's nobody to help me.
Since I started working here, we have a couple employees complaining how the database software keeps crashing. The error that pops up is a network issue. So I check the log files of ESET antivrus firewall and it shows the servers ip port scanning the machine. The server consist of two HDs, one for the primary OS and another for storage for the network. I ran a malwarebytes scan on the Server and located a couple malicious files on the D drive. It was keygens that the last IT guy downloaded o.O So I removed them with MalwareBytes and I thought that did the job but boy was I wrong. The server has the BSOD so I had to uninstall MalwareBytes in order for the server to logon. Next, the portscans are still coming and crashing the database for some users. I think I have found the process that does the portscans which is svchost.exe. This leads me to believe that the server is infected with a rootkit which is maintaining access and has altered the antivirus and firewall to dial home and maint access on the server. I have already ran rootkit scanners such as tdskiller and bootkitremoval with no avail. Please advise on what I should do. Please note t... Read more

A:Rootkit on Windows Server 2008 (Port Scanning Network)

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Users have intermittent connectivity to shared folder if they use \\computername\folder, sometimes they can not access it sometimes they can but only see a few folders. However if they use \\computername\root\folder they do not have a problem. We are working
across subnets as our home office is in NC and we are in IA. I have asked our head IT guys what the reason for this is and even they are not aware of the issues. Of course they are on the subnet that we are trying to access from our site.
If someone could please explain why we have to use root in between to get this to work it would be a great help.
And yes at some point access the folders via \\domain\folder worked just fine, but it is hit or miss.

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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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A: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'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.

A: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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I am using windows server 2019 terminal server and can't find remote desktop service manager mmc to manage active session. If it is discontinued, is there any other tools I can use to manage sessions on terminal servers.

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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?

A: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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2015-11-24 19:11:24, Info                  CBS    SPI: SPReview.exe started
2015-11-24 19:11:24, Error                 CBS    SPI: (SPIRegQueryDWORDValue:400)Failed to open the registry root: n/a, key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ServicePack\SPReview.
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Hello all you fellow Vista users,

Just a heads up for those who don't know, Service pack 2 is being released for vista and Server 2008, hopefully in the next 3 to 4 months (from what i assumed).

Here is the link:
Frequently Asked Questions: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 RC and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 RC

And i thought Vista had been abandoned to make way for Windows 7

A:Vista/Server 2008 service pack 2 RC SP2

any news/opinions from anyone here who has tried SP2?

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Hey guys and girls,

Well been having a nose on the net, and finally Vista / Sever 2008 Service Pack 2 is now available for public download :

Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Lets hope to god, this sorts the final problems with vista.

Laters peeps

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We have a Server 2008 Standard edition w/SP2 running Print Services role.We have 135 printers objects installed.  Running various printer drivers from HP, Brother, Xerox, Konica, Kyocera, Toshiba, and Lexmark.I have tried to use the universal print drivers where possible.  (HP, Xerox)Drivers installed:HP Universal Printing PCL 5 (v5.0) x86, x64HP Universal Printing PS (v5.0) x86, x64Xerox Global Print Driver PS x86, x64Lexmark T622 (MS) x86Lexmark T630 (MS) x86Lexmark T632 x86Lexmark T632 PS x86Brother HL-7050 Series x86Konica Minolta 750/600 PS x86Kyocera KM-C3225 KX x86Toshiba e-Studio 452Series PCL6 x86The print server will run fine for awhile, (ran all last week w/o incident) then the print spooler started crashing again.  It stops every few moments, w/o any technical staff making any changes to the print server. (Users are still printing).Here's the event viewer information:Log Name:      SystemSource:        Service Control ManagerDate:          3/9/2010 9:30:54 AMEvent ID:      7034Task Category: NoneLevel:         ErrorKeywords:      ClassicUser:          N/AComputer:      PS.domainDescription:The Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 83 time(s).Event Xml:<Ev... Read more

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When there is electricity interruption and server restart dns service stop and I have to manually start the service although the service is set to be automaic
 

A:Server 2008 DNS service stop due to electricity interruption

If you are certain the fault originally started with a power-off, then this may not be relevant http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/925499-solved-dhcp-theme-services-dont.html

Other than a rootkit repair, the simpler things like removing and reinstating the service might help, but I think an actual corruption is more likely.

For a server, an uninterruptible power supply is always important - vital in a commercial situation.
 

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i am having microsoft windows server 2003 for small business server Service Pack 1.iwant to run an application build up with ASP.NET & SQL DATABASE.for generating reports we are using crystal reports.
while running the application i am gettig an error message as

File or assembly name CrystalDecisions.Web, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

i tried to copy all the dll files in to the bin folder.still the problem is not solved..
Source Error:
Line 13: debugging ASP.NET files.
Line 14: -->
Line 15: <compilation defaultLanguage="c#" debug="true"><assemblies><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.ReportSource, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Shared, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/></assemblies></compilation>
Line 16:
Line 17: <!-- CUSTOM ERROR MESSAGES
Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\HomagIndiaCIS\web.config Line: 15

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
=== Pre-bind state information ===
LOG: DisplayName = ... Read more

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OS - Windows XP Service Pack 3 with all updates. Antivirus - Norton 360 with all updates
Windows firewall disabled (because Norton says it's better)
Remote computer IP address is 192.168.1.4
Norton says it blocks the attack, but it keeps happening. Am I infected?

A:Norton blocked an attack by : OS Attack: MS Windows Server Service RPC Handling CVE-2008-4250

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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Has anyone seen a legitimate answer/solution to this problem?After browsing several threads, I see that this problem has been going on since Vista SP1, continued through Vista/2008 SP2 Beta, and is still a problem with the Windows Update rollout of Server 2008 SP2.I find it disgusting that MS has not addressed this problem in over a year.Please fix this.Dave Kelly

A:Server 2008 SP2 Failure: Service Pack Did Not Install - Reverting Changes

I changed a setting in windows update to "allow all users to install updates on this computer" even though I was logged in as administrator and it finally allowed the install.

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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
 

A:Windows Server 2008 - DNS Server..?

Bump...

Anyone?

Thanks
 

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when i try to start the isa server i get his message "could not start hte microsoft isa server control service on local computer
error 1053: the service did not respond to the start request"
any ideas what the hell this means? i have checked that dependencies are all running and they all do seem to be.
any ideas wuld be great
thanks
rizz
 

A:isa server control service

Without more information about your configuration it is tough to say, here is a possible starting point.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=error+1053+ISA+Server&btnG=Search
 

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Hiya

This white paper describes the default security settings for components of the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating systems. These components include the registry and file system, and the default security settings include user rights and group membership. This white paper details the implications of these settings for developers and system administrators, and it provides answers to frequently asked questions

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I am setting up a new Dell server that runs Server 2008 R2 and it has 2 network ports. What is the recommended way to setup those network ports. I have seen it setup where each network port has its own IP address on a different network. One port will have a 10.0.0.? address and is cabled directly to the internet router and then the other port will have an address of 192.168.1.? and is then cabled to the network switch with all the internal PC's. I have also seen it where 1 port is disabled and the other will have an address of 192.168.1.? and is connected into the switch with the PC's and the router. What is the preferred way to do this?? The server is on a small network with about 15 PC's and the server will be running DHCP and DNS. Is there a performance or security advantage to setting it up either way? Also we have a decent Sonicwall router connecting us to the internet. Any help or advice is appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Best practice for network setup on new Server 2008 R2

The dual NIC setup with 2 networks is generally set up if you are running an ISA server as well to port forward and manage internet traffic. If you already have a firewall just set it up with one port for LAN traffic. You can also use a second port as a fail over NIC or you can team them to combine the bandwidth with the NIC management software.
 

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Hi,
I am having trouble setting up mapped network drive or folder. My server and workstation are set up on a domain with windows server 2008 r2. The server only shows up on my workstation(windows 7) when I put in \\server in the search. It pops up then on the left hand side but not in the main window. When I go back to my computer "map network drive" I hit browse and still the server does not show up under the network (but my computer does). When I try to do this on the server, I go to map network drive and nothing shows up under the network. I have even gone into group policies and mapped the drive that way and still nothing shows up. Please help...
 

A:Server Not showing up in My Network Places (2008 R2)

Also, does it matter if workstation #1 is over wireless or not
 

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Hopefully someone here has some ideas on what's going on with this. Here's the setup......

I just upgraded my fileserver to 2008 R2 (clean install) and also upgraded my home PC to Win7 (also a clean install). Both are connected together using a linksys 8-port gigabit switch and each machine has 2 NICs which are bridged. The server has a static IP and the workstation currently has a static IP as well (although I've had it set for DHCP and the problem still occurs). Network Discovery is enabled on both and they are both in the same workgroup.

Now with that being said, here's the issue.....

Periodically, the workstation no longer can "see" the server if I try to browse the network. However I can still ping the server by IP as well as name, browse fileshares and even RDP into it. The only thing that is affected is if I'm using a program on my PC and need to access files that are on a network share, then the server isn't listed under network to allow me to browse to the share.

When this happens, I can usually reboot the server and then it will show up, but there seems to be no set pattern as to when it will disappear. If both machines are left on and not rebooted, the server sometimes will just show up under Network for awhile and then disappear again. One final note, on the server, the workstation does show up when browsing the network.

Any help would be appreciated. Let me know if any further info is needed.

A:Win7 unable to see 2008 R2 server on network.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by HDRoadKing


Periodically, the workstation no longer can see the server if I try to browse the network

However I can still .. browse fileshares


?? Those two statements seem to conflict with one another. Or are you talking about connecting manually? Like \\server\share ?

Are you running the RTM versions of those operating systems or the RC versions?

Your problem is such a random occurring one that I'm not sure what you can do to solve it. Possibly some network services are getting stopped.

Does it have anything to do with your bridged connections? You might try configuring the 2008 server into a DNS server or even Active Directory services. It might help to keep it in the network list. I have a similar setup and I haven't run into this problem yet.

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Every time I turn on my computer, the SQL Server Service Manager automatically starts, is there any way to turn it off? Thank you in advance :D

A:SQL Server Service Manager Autostarts

Why do you want to stop it? It was installed for some reason, so you may need it.

Most likely you can turn it off by going to Start...Run...and typing in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and pressing Enter
Then scroll down the list and set the service type to Manual (the safe setting) or Disabled (the more risky setting).

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