Windows Server 2003 not properly communicating with SBS Server 2003 in same domain
Posted on 2007-11-14
I took over a customer environment in July. At that time they had an existing Windows 2003 Server. I installed a Windows SBS 2003 Premium R2 server into the same domain. I took care to follow the procedure outlined by Microsoft when installing SBS into an existing domain. I transfered all the FSMO roles, ran DCPROMO etc..
Now twice a day I receive event id 213 indicating that the old server ("Server") cannot contact the new server ("SBSSERVER").
Replication of license information failed because the License Logging Service on server SBSSERVER.DOMAIN.LOCAL could not be contacted. The service is running on the SBS server.
There are other comminication problems as well but the licensing one is more serious because users are being denied access to the servers at logon because SERVER thinks there are not enough licenses.
SBSSERVER: 750 licenses (Unlimited), running Exchange and SQL Server
SERVER: 5 licenses, running file and print services
SERVER: Always acts as the LOGONSERVER for the domain
AD shows SERVER as Licensing-Server, should this be changed?