Howto: Extend the Grace Period for having two SBS Servers in the Same Domain


When migrating your Windows Small Business Server 2003 domain to a new machine, there is a seven day grace period where the two SBS servers can co-exist as members of the same domain. This is because the license agreement for SBS enforces a limitation that permits the presence of only one Windows SBS server in the domain.

Microsoft has released an update that extends the grace period from seven to 21 days.

For more details, see KB 943494.

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2 Responses to “Howto: Extend the Grace Period for having two SBS Servers in the Same Domain”

  1. Jon’s Geek Stuff … & Stuff » Howto: Extend the Grace Period for having two SBS Servers in the Same Domain Says:

    […] Howto: Extend the Grace Period for having two SBS Servers in the Same Domain […]

  2. linuxsavvy Says:

    Hi there,

    I know it’s a silly question but is there a way for me to be able to extend the activation period of a windows sbs 2003 server?

    Any comments, suggestions would be gladly appreciated.

    Thanks, 🙂


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