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Is there currently already a DC on your network?
hi are you there?
Their is an IP Intercom system on the network and for some or other reason the server sees the Master intercom unit as a DC.
what operating system is Intercom unit?
This is a stand alone security network with survailance cameras, security controllers and the Intercom system.
that should have a windows server operating system
how do you know that it's a DC?
The problem with SBS is that it needs to be a DC
The Windows Home Server 2011 - with that you don't need to have a DC
Is their a way to configure Server runninig SBS to be not a DC
you can set it up to run it as a BDC
but you need to have a DC active
I bought the 2011 SBS package is it possible to downgrade to Home Server 2011 without change licences or buy new licenses
let me find out
i don't believe the license allows you to do that
but let me check
unfortunately the SBS 2011 essentials doesn't have that downgrade option: See here http://blogs.technet.com/b/uspartner_ts2team/archive/2011/01/26/sbs-2011-licensing-can-i-downgrade.aspx
what were you planning to use this server for?
The server is running the security system of a RIO TINTO building in Johannesburg.
oh you don't really need to have a server for that
so there's the software installed on it
and it just records?
Looks like we will have to install anorther operating system on the DELL R210 machine
yeah windows 7 should do the job
but the only tricky parts is the drivers
Their is Milestone CCTV, Honewell Tridium licenced software installed
the software should be fine
it's just that drivers for the dell server
eg controller card
you should be able to find most of the drivers on the internet
Thank you for your valuable help we will change the operating system
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