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

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 08:45:10 MST 2012

This sounds like a Windows specific issue.     Did you license per-seat 
or per-user?   The server may expect to find a license server in the 
domain.    I would suspect that if you take the machine out of the 
domain it will still eventually complain.    Did you activate licenses 
before joining it to the domain?  Is this your first 2008 R2 server?   
2008R2 activation looks more restrictive than 2008.    Was this a Volume 
License version of 2008R2?

On 02/13/2012 07:47 AM, Stuart Bailey wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> wiki.
> 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
> Help'
> Are the any suggested fixes, or config options that will satisfy the Windows
> server?
> Many thanks,
> Stuart Bailey BSc (hons) CEng CITP MBCS
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