Rather than adding via Explore All Users Windows 2008 is a little more tricky. To add any file so that it is available to any profile user on their desktop simply navigate to C:\Users\Public. Public Desktop is hidden by default so either change the permissions on the folder or simply click in the folder drop down menu and type Public Desktop or just Desktop and hit Enter. The folder becomes accessible and you can drop files and folders into it to be accessed by all users.
I found this issue after installing the SNMP services as a feature. Easy resolution – simply reboot the server and the tabs appear!
Had an issue moving a Windows 2008 x64 R2 Server and constantly recived the error unable to determine guest operating system.
Found this excellent solution here http://wiert.me/2010/06/10/vmware-converter-4-01-unable-to-obtain-hardware-information-or-unable-to-determine-guest-operating-system/
Was able to change the guest operating system to just Windows 2008 and was then able to convert. Then I was able to change the guest OS back to R2 x64 after the conversion.
I have seen a couple of instances of this where production Windows 2008R2 Servers have rebooted themselves after installing the latest Windows Updates.
When I attempt to change the way that updates are installed I find that the Install Updates Automatically (recommended) drop down option is greyed out
After a search on the Internet and checking that it wasn’t a Group Policy, a registry setting or lack of permissions preventing this I saw this from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverwsus/thread/f4d880cf-6bd9-45e4-8823-28f2091fa02a/ with the resolution to my problem being mentioned near the bottom:
Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’SOFTWARE’Policies’Microsoft’Windows’WindowsUpdate’AU, I thought that if I removed the schedule settings, it would go back to daily updates at 3am, which is what I wanted. So I renamed a couple of keys:
ScheduledInstallDay -> XX_ScheduledInstallDay
ScheduledInstallTime -> XX_ScheduledInstallTime
Actually you only need rename one of these registry keys for this to work. Once changed go back into Change Settings and the drop down menu ceases to be grayed out.
I have a Windows 2008 Terminal Server that frequently reports CPU usage of upto a 100% for the xtsrvmgr.exe process.
After reviewing similar reported issues on the Novell forums and checking various Novell client settings I found a response that said that there was an SLP issue identified as resolved in theNovell Client 2 SP1 (IR2) released June 1st 2010. The error is described here:
I had a Novell Client 2 for Windows Vista/2008 which was released in March 2010. I upgraded the Novell Client to Novell Client 2 SP1 for Windows IR5 which is the latest client to date and was released in December 2010. So far the high utilisation issue has not reoccurred.
Open Server Manager and select Roles from the left hand pane
If the TS Licensing role is not already installed it will need adding as a role service
Select Add Role Services
Check the TS Licensing box and click Next
I want a domain level discovery scope
At the Confirmation Screen click Install
Click Close when the installation completes
Open TS Licensing Manager, right click the server and select Activate Server
Click Next at the Activate Server Wizard
Select the connection method
Enter the requested details
You can ignore the optional information screen. The server is then activated and the wizard completes
Leave the ‘Start Install Licenses Wizard now’ checked and click Next if you wish to install TS CALs. Otherwise uncheck and click Finish.
If installing licenses the Install Licenses Wizard begins
Select the relevant license program from the drop down selection
Enter any details relating to your license agreement when prompted. In my case this is a Select agreement
Once accepted you are prompted to enter the Product Version and License Type
Once the license details are added the wizard completes
In the TS Licensing Manager the licenses should now be visible
If you haven’t already done so, access the Terminal Services Configuration Tool to change the Terminal Services licensing mode. Right click and select Properties
Select the licensing mode that matches your TS CAL licensing. You can also specify the license server rather than using automatic discovery
Licensing should now be complete.