How long can I have a windows server off and not be orphaned domain

How long can I take off a server without losing the connection to the domain???

I have a Windows Server 2008 with SQL and will shut down the server because the databases for production are no longer used , use only in consultation and if not how long I can hold off the server without domain is

Thanks in advanced,
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
The machine account password change is initiated by the computer every 30 days by default . Since Windows 2000, all versions of Windows have the same value. This behaviour can be modified to a custom value using the following group policy setting in Active Directory.

Domain member: Maximum machine account password age
You can configure this security setting by opening the appropriate policy and expanding the console tree as such:

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

Machine Account Password Process
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/02/15/test2.aspx

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McKnifeCommented:
The machine account changes every 30 days. This however does not mean that it loses connection.
You don't have to fear anything, it may stay offline as long as you like.
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