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We purchased and installed Windows 2003 Small Business Edition Server.  It came with 5 client licenses, and when we pull up the License Manager, it says we've got 5 client licenses registered.

The server is a stand alone server that is part of a Windows 2000 Server Domain.

Every day, even hour, we get a message:

"SERVERNAME does not comply with the licensing requirements.  Please contact your administrator."

-- We have no idea what this means.

In addition, we receive the message:

"SERVERNAME will shut down in 60 minutes.  Save your work and contact your administrator.

-- We're guessing that the messages are related?

Thanks!
Tim
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SBS 2003 HAS to run in domain mode - in it's own domain.  That is the limitation of the product.

Once you DCPROMO it into it's own Domain, the errors will stop.

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One more limitation - it does not support external trusts between other domains or forests.

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What does that mean: "it does not support external trusts between other domains or forests"

Won't DCPROMO move the machine up to being the Domain COntroller on the Network?  Also, can SBS 2003 run as a single server domain controller on its own domain?  I don't know if that makes sense.
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DCPROMO will only allow you to create a single Forest/Domain with this product.  You can't join the existing Domain only create a new one.

Once created you can't make trusts between your existing domain and the new SBS domain for sharing resources or the AD.  

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So Windows 2003 SBS is useless in an existing Windows 2003 Server based domain?
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Pretty much, unless you have some specific security need for an isolated domain.

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