SBS 2008 Licensing Errors

I have a fresh install of SBS 2008 at a location that has come up with several licensing errors following a reboot.  They show up in the computer alerts section of the SBS Console.

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Forest trust licensing error:

The Forest Trust Check in the Licensing component did not pass because error 0x800706ba occurred in function f1100a [GHMS]. The RPC server is unavailable. Make sure that your DNS server can be contacted and the following services are running on it: Active Directory Domain Services (NTDS), DNS Server (DNS), Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC). This server will be automatically shut down if the issue is not corrected.

FSMO roles licensing error:

The FSMO Role Check in the Licensing component did not pass because error 0x8007203a occurred in function f1501 [AEUX]. The server is not operational. Make sure that your DNS server can be contacted and the following services are running: Active Directory Domain Services (NTDS), DNS Server (DNS), Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC). This server will be automatically shut down if the issue is not corrected.

Domain Controller Licensing Error:

The Domain Controller Check in the Licensing component did not pass because error 0x800706ba occurred in function f1100a [ZBME]. The RPC server is unavailable. Make sure that your DNS server can be contacted and the following services are running on it: Active Directory Domain Services (NTDS), DNS Server (DNS), Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC). This server will be automatically shut down if the issue is not corrected.

Licensing error for the additional server number check:

The Additional Server Count Check in the Licensing component did not pass because error 0x8007203a occurred in function f4 [LUKP]. The server is not operational. Make sure that your DNS server can be contacted and the following services are running: Active Directory Domain Services (NTDS), DNS Server (DNS), Kerberos Key Distribution Center (KDC). This server will be automatically shut down if the issue is not corrected.

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I know for a fact that there is only the one server at the location.  Each error suggests to ensure that NTDS, DNS, and KDC are running, and I have confirmed that they are.  I've checked in the server manager and it only finds the one domain controller.  The product is activated and up to date.  The server was running fine until about 10pm last night and it threw up a bunch of errors in the event log.  The employees came in this morning and could not connect (they are referring to Exchange as it's easily the most important component to them) so I restarted the server.  They say that things are all operational now, but I still have these 4 errors sitting in the Computer Alerts for the server.  It is my understanding, and correct me if I'm wrong, that licensing is more or less on the honor system for SBS 2008 and I cannot check on CAL's or anything.  

I've attached a quick shot of the event viewer - I can give details about any of these that may lead to an answer.

I'd really just like a few answers... Can I correct these without a restart (or a restore for that matter)?  If not, will they go away following a restart (which will have to wait until after business hours)?  What may have caused these errors so I can avoid them in the future?
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mborlandAsked:
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
My frst suggestion, download and run the SBS BPA (www.sbsbpa.com) and fix EVERYTHING it finds
After those are fixed, run the fix my network wizard...
You will have reboots after some of these
Any chance you have multiple NICs in this server?
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mborlandAuthor Commented:
I ran the SBS BPA and the only critical error it found was the DNS A resource record points to incorrect IP address - I've learned that this is a common error when remotely running the BPA and the issue does not actually exist in the DNS records.

I can start looking into fixing the other warnings that it found - do any of the following sound like the problem-child?

Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 - (SP2 available)
Windows SBS Update Services not at default setting
Add-On Congestion Control Provider
No SharePointSMTPServer record
Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level
Receive-Side Scaling State
Server Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 is not installed
Task Offload
The DNS parameter MaxCacheTTL is not set
Two or more network adapter cards detected **

** The server is a Dell PowerEdge T300 and it has 2 NIC's.  Only 1 is in use, but the other is enabled.  Should I just disable the second NIC?
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
All of the things list are part of the problem...they all need fixing
The second NIC must be disabled
You do have a static IP assigned to the one nic, correct?
 
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mborlandAuthor Commented:
Correct.  I will start addressing the above concerns today and let you know the results.
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mborlandAuthor Commented:
Well - quick update... I just disabled the second NIC (which I could have sworn has been disabled in the past) and the licensing issues went away immediately.

I'll still take care of the other items on the BPA report, but it looks like the 2nd NIC was the source of this particular problem.
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
I figured that was probably it.   The other errors will cause signficant performance issues and other problems if not resolved
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