After demoting Windows SBS 2003 server I get a licensing error, help!
Posted on 2006-03-27
I have a Windows 2003 Small Business Server Premium Edition I purchased from TigerDirect.com. The SBS 2003 was configured as a PDC, but was demoted because there already is a SBS 2000 domain, which it joined yesterday. Now, after the machine has joined the domain it broadcasts to the entire domain every four hours, saying:
Message from SERVER to DOMAIN on DATE TIME.
SERVER does not comply with the licensing requirements.
Contact your administrator.
What can I do to fix this problem. Purchase more licenses? I need to keep SBS 2000 because it runs SQL 7.0 which holds databases for a windows nt app. I need SBS 2003 to run SQL 2000 which holds databases for a windows xp app. Suggestions.