I had this question after viewing Windows server 2012 r2 essential shut itself down
After a recent emergency disaster recovery I have a 2016 Server Essentials running a Hyper-V VM that contains a Windows Server 2003 installation(Due to 3rd party software restrictions). The VM is a domain member.
Due to my lack of research (!!!) we now have the issue where the 2016 Host shutsdown due to the licensing policy.
My question is:
Can I remove the 2016 Host from the Domain and make part of workgroup but maintain the operation of the VM.