Windows Server 2019 Essentials - Licensing Compliance Service caused a shutdown

umberto_vecchi 1 Reputation point
2021-12-07T14:15:05.43+00:00

Hi everyobody
I need your help for this issue
I've a little server with 2019 Essentials, to run our ERP software
The server is member of a local domainm, something like mydomain.local
From that moment, evey monday, this server begins a shutdown
which kind of licence's violation is this?
Thank you for your help
regards
Umberto

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2021-12-07T14:39:24.777+00:00

    Windows Server 2019 Essentials must be a root domain controller. You can add other member server but they should not be Windows Server 2019 Essentials

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,161 Reputation points
    2021-12-10T08:22:17.1+00:00

    Hello

    Thank you for your question and reaching out.

    Once Windows Server 2019 Essentials is configured as a Domain Controller, it must be the only Domain Controller, must run all Flexible Single Master Operations (FSMO) roles, and cannot have two-way trusts with other Active Directory domains.

    Also it looks like a license cause, you can add a Windows 2019 Standard server to act as another DC.

    If it is Windows Server Essentials, as license limitation, it can only be deployed as Primary DC and holds all FSMO roles. If it do not met, licensing compliance component will force system shutdown.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/316841/windows-server-2019-essentials-shutting-down-every.html

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