SBS 2011 Essentials shuts down, sometimes

Posted on 2012-09-13
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Last Modified: 2012-11-09

Our server shuts down sometimes.
On the same local-net (domain) we are running a sbs 2008r2. Every role on the sbs 2011 was removed, so this server is just a fileserver.
After a while (more or less 1 week) the server shuts down with following message (german):
Der Prozess C:\Windows\system32\silsvc.exe (xxxxxxxx) hat den/das Ausschalten von Computer xxxxxxxxx für Benutzer NT-AUTORITÄT\SYSTEM aus folgendem Grund initialisiert: Kein Titel für den Grund
 Begründungscode: 0x2000c
 Herunterfahrtyp: Ausschalten
 Kommentar: Der Computer wurde aufgrund des Lizenzeinhaltungsdiensts heruntergefahren. Einzelheiten dazu finden Sie in den Ereignissen unter "Microsoft", "Windows", "Serverinfrastrukturlizenzierung", "Betriebsbereit".

It means that the "License compliance service" was shutting down the server.
Some further information was found:
While checking the FSMO role a condition was found to be not compliant with the licensing policy. The management server must contain the AD-roles of the PDC and the domain naming master. Move these AD-roles to the Management Server now.
and after that:
In reviewing the domain controller a condition was found, which is not compliant with the licensing policy. This server must be a domain controller. Convert the server to a domain controller.
and after that:
The server will automatically shut down if the problem is not fixed within 6 day (s), 23 hour (s), 30 minute (s)

What must we do to stop this behaviour?
How do we deactivate the FSMO-Role or move the role to the other server?

Question by:loosain
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    Assisted Solution

    An SBS server can't be made "just a file-server". It must have all the roles of it's domain. If it doesn't, that's what it'll do, shut down (after the grace period you get for migration purposes).

    You can't do what you want and will have to take it off line. If you want to use it then you must make a new domain using it and run it as it's own SBS server, the way it is meant to run.

    Probably your best option is to sell it and then get a separate 2008 r2 server for your file-server, or use a different OS, like Linux, for your file-server requirements.
    LVL 21

    Accepted Solution

    I would have to agree with Rindi.

    You can't have two SBS's working correctly on the same network.  SBS is designed to be at the centre of any network controlling everything on the domain. Removing roles on SBS isn't good practice and it defeats the object of having SBS.

    I would install Server 2008 R2 on a separate server and join it to the domain as an additional domain controller.


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    We installed the second machine with only Server std. and now it´s working

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