User (Session Id=1) Could Not Be Logged Off. Access Is Denied – Server 2008 R2

When trying to log off another user in Windows Server 2008 R2, you get: User <<username>> (Session Id=1) could not be logged off. Access is denied. The could not be logged off. Access is denied message is because although you may be logged in as an administrator, you aren’t running Task Manager in the administrator context […]
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How To Close Open Files In Windows Server 2008 R2

If a user has a file open that’s on a Windows Server 2008 R2 share, but can’t close it, you can close these files from the server. To close open files from a Windows Server 2008 R2 file share: Log onto the Windows Server 2008 R2 computer that is serving the file share Start File […]
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How To Cancel A Shutdown Or Reboot In The Command Prompt

This command cancels a shutdown or reboot for all versions of Windows (XP, 7, 8, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, etc…). To cancel a shutdown or reboot, use the following command in the command prompt: shutdown -a Notice that the a stands for abort and that you can only cancel a shutdown or reboot if […]
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How To Remotely Add Features To Many Windows 2008 R2 Servers Using PowerShell

It’s easy to add features to Windows 2008 R2 remotely using the System Manager, but what if you want to add features to many servers remotely? In that case, you need a PowerShell script to add features to the remote computers. Here’s a PowerShell script to remotely add features to many Windows 2008 R2 servers, […]
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A Specified Parameter Was Not Correct Spec.SynchronizeImmediately – VMware Converter Standalone 5

When trying to P2V a Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server, you may get the following error: Conversion Summary Review the conversion parameters A specified parameter was not correct. spec.synchronizeImmediately To fix the Specified parameter was not correct error, deselect Remove System Restore checkpoints on destination in the options of the VMware Converter Standalone Wizard before […]
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How To Setup RD Web Access In Windows 2008 R2

RD Web Access allows you to publish applications through a web interface. To setup RD Web Access in Windows 2008 R2, you need to decide how many server you want to use for load balancing and if you are appending the RD Web Access servers to an existing Remote Desktop Services environment. This tutorial guides […]
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User Could Not Be Logged Off Access Is Denied – Server 2008 R2

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services), I’m unable to log users off from the Task Manager and am getting the following access denied message: User could not be logged off. Access is denied. This is even whilst being logged on as an administrative user. The fix for this is […]
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How To Backup And Restore IIS 7 In Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: This article refers to IIS 7 which ships with Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.5, which ships with Windows Server 2008 R2. When this article talks about working with IIS 7, think IIS 7 or 7.5. Back in the days of IIS 6, IIS configuration backups and restores had a handy little GUI option […]
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