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Windows 2003 server shutting down

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I currently have 2 servers running Windows 2003 SBS. They are running off of the same domain just fine. I added another server about a week ago running 2003 SBS and connected it to the domain. Now I keep getting a message saying "Computer name does not comply with licensing requirements". It keeps shutting down the server. Why is this happening?
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Or I can just make it on its own domain.
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Yes, but you CANNOT setup trusts so it would not be able to effectively share resources with your other servers.

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What do you mean? I have a windows 2000 server on its own domain and I can share everthing just fine.
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You cannot Create TRUSTS between SBS domains and other domains - SBS or otherwise.  Without a trust, you have to create and maintain user accounts on other domains and users will need to connect to those domains using those other accounts.  I didn't say you couldn't do it - I said you couldn't EFFECTIVELY do it - effectively meaning maintaining the advantages of a domain - one user account PERIOD and easy manageability.

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Well since this server is only for a web analytics software it really doesn't need to be apart of the domain anyway. I am the only person that will need to log into it. To use the software you can just use your internet explorer since it broadcasts over a port. I do appreciate your help and it just make sense to move forward from here on it's own domain. There is also a hack it seems to make a Windows 2003 SBS to a workstation. I may try that later. Like I said, I do appreciate your help and I love this forum however, it seems you're talking to me like I'm an idiot. If you noticed the begginner as the skill in the beginning, next time maybe you can dumb things down instead of making me feel stupid. I'm unfamiliar with creating DC and FSMO.
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I'm sorry if I offended... text is not the easiest method to convey emotion.  

As for your skill level, this is a new feature to the site that doesn't always register with me.

If you're that much of a beginner, I would recommend hiring a consultant - they can help prevent these types of things from happening.  This site is great, but unless you're going ask about everything, you could end up having more problems stemming from inexperience.

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I'm not much of a beginner but just havnt tried connecting 2 servers together. I just basically put it on it's own domain now and everything is fine. Looks to me since it's just a computer, it doesn't need to have all the users my main domain has. Infact the web program broadcasts over a port so anyone can use it.
Thanks for your time tho. I will award you the points.
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