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  • Need help with SBS 2003

    We have 2 servers. One is Server 2000 which is the domain and the other is a file server. The file server is SBS2003.
    After installing the SBS2003 I got the message:

    This issue can occur if the Windows 2003 Small Business Server integrated setup was not completed. Windows 2003 Small Business Server must be a domain controller and hold all FSMO roles for the domain. In order to facilitate migration from an existing domain, the Small Business Server can function for 7 days after installing without being promoted to a domain controller. After that time, the Small Business Server must be promoted to a domain controller using the integrated setup. If the integrated setup is not completed, the SBCore service will initiate a shut down of the server".

    How can I prevent the shutdown? I do not wish to use it as a domain.
    Many thanks in advance

  • #2
    as it says
    sbs2003 unlike sbs2000 cannot act as stand alone server.
    it have to be promoted to dc within 7 days.
    if you don't do this the server will restart.
    finish the sbs2003 installation and make sure that it holds the fsmo roles.
    Good Luck


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