A Windows Small Business Server 2003-based domain controller restarts every hour

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SYMPTOMS

A Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS)-based domain controller restarts every hour. Additionally, the following error messages are logged in the System log:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SBCore
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
The server was shut down because it did not comply with the EULA. For more information, contact Microsoft.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SBCore
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1012
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Multiple domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server have been detected in your domain. This computer will shut down in 30 minutes unless you remove all but one of these from the domain.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SBCore
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1012
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Multiple domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server have been detected in your domain. This computer will shut down in 60 minutes unless you remove all but one of these from the domain.
Event Type: Error
Event Source: SBCore
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1011
User: N/A
Computer: ComputerName
Multiple domain controllers running Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server have been detected in your domain. To prevent this computer from shutting down in the future, you must remove all but one of these from the domain.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs when one of the following conditions is true:
  • A Windows SBS-based domain controller resides in a domain that contains another Windows SBS-based domain controller.
  • A Windows SBS-based domain controller resides in a domain that contains Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based domain controllers that hold operations master roles (also known as flexible single master operations or FSMO).

RESOLUTION

If you have multiple domain controllers in a domain that contains a Windows SBS-based domain controller, you must transfer the operations master roles from the other domain controllers to the Windows SBS-based domain controller. Additionally, if other Windows SBS-based domain controllers are in the domain, you must remove them.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to transfer operation master roles to another domain controller, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
255504 Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
884453 How to install Small Business Server 2003 in an existing Active Directory domain

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Article ID: 925652 - Last Review: December 3, 2007 - Revision: 1.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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