[Samba] Joining a MS sevrer 2008 R2 machine to a Samba domain

Stuart Bailey stuart at linusoft.co.uk
Mon Feb 13 05:47:37 MST 2012

I'm have an established Samba domain, where Samba is the PDC. It is working well 
with XP and Win7 clients.
However, there is some bespoke software that must run on a Windows Server, due 
to the number of concurrent connections issue.

So, we have installed a Windows 2008 R2 server and joined it to the Samba 
domain. This worked fine after applying the registry changes listed on the Samba 

However, I am now getting an error displayed on the Windows Server:

'The server did not finish checking the license compliance. If the server is 
joined to a domain, make sure that the server can connect to a domain 
controller. If the license check cannot be completed, the server will 
automatically shut down in 10 day(s) 22 hour(s). For more information, click 

Are the any suggested fixes, or config options that will satisfy the Windows 

Many thanks,

Stuart Bailey BSc (hons) CEng CITP MBCS
          LinuSoft (Managing Director)
   Linux Specialist & Software Developer
           Phone:   (0845) 658 3563
          Direct: +44 (0) 1953 878162
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