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On Win 2k3 is the "Windows 2003 Small Business Server" in add/remove programs removable?

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I work for a software vendor, and our software uses 4th Dimension database.  There is an inherent problem with running it on win 2k3 SBS.  It reboots every few hours.  This does not occur on Win 2k3 Server.  I was wondering if anyone had any experience removing this entry from add/remove programs and what effects it has on the system.
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You might be able to hide it, but why are you trying to?

If the server reboots there is obviously something wrong.  The server itself MUST be a DC in it's own domain - that's the limitation of SBS2003.  It cannot (and will not) continue to function as a standalone or member server.  

This sounds like your issue.

Advise.
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I'm trying to keep the server a one-dimensional database server without being a DC.  The database server usually keeps CPU usage to a high number and it would be best if as little extraneous effort is being exerted by the server.  However, if running it as a DC is the only way to run it, that's what will have to be done.  I still think it's stupid, but that's life.  I'll leave it open for another day in case you have some additional advice, after that I'll close it out.
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I understand what you want to do, unfortunately, the product that should have been used was Windows Server 2003 Standard.

SBS is pretty locked down and strictly governed in it's use.  You'll have to DCPROMO that box to stop the thing from rebooting - but this will change the security context of the box and application.  SBS does not support trusts so this could be an issue depending how you're running your app.

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Well, we informed the customer long before purchase that SBS was unsupported, but you know how clients can be.  We dcpromo'd it and will have to deal with any performance hits that come along.  Thanks
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