troubleshooting Question

Windows server 2012 r2 essential shut itself down

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I have a server 2012 R2 server essentials hosting a server 2012 r2 essentials VM (AS MS allows you 1 vm in Essentials).  Everything ran great for about a month then the host shut itself down. Error logs states:

The process C:\Windows\system32\silsvc.exe  has initiated the shutdown of computer NAME on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Legacy API shutdown

the host is NOT part of a domain. Could that be a the issue. Could MS really be so lame to allow you 2012r2 ES to host itself as a VM but then require the host itself to be the domain controller? Could I just join the host and promote it?


 Any help is appreciated.
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