Windows SBS Domain
Posted on 2014-03-18
We have a small domain controlled by a SBS 2003 domain controller. It has been working wonderfully.
Recently we added a new server due to accommodate new software. The new server is a dell running SBS 2011 w/ SQL 2011. After setup of the entire system with new software the SBS 2011 system shuts itself down like clockwork every week. (We did not know about the one SBS server that insists apon being the domain controller. I really don’t want to change from my SBS 2003 domain controller. I need however to come up with a plan to stop the SBS 2011 system from shutting down. I am also concerned that continuing to run the SBS 2011 system may make my current SBS 203 domain controller start rebooting or shutting down.
1. Is there a way to stop the SBS 2011 machine from shutting down without making it a domain controller. (or at least extend the 7 day period until I can figure out something else) ?
2. Can I upgrade the SBS 2011 machine to a full server (2011 or 2012) with an in place upgrade which will enable me to keep the install of the other stuff on the system ? I am not opposed to buying another full version O/S to upgrade it, but I need to know what will work first before I invest in another O/S. Thanks