I have Windows SBS 2003 which has LicenseService (llssrv.exe) in services running. As per Microsoft recommendation I disabled this service and stopped it just to notice it's Started again and set to Automatic day later (I haven't checked when exactly it happens or after how long). Anyone had this problem? Any advices on how to disable it properly?


You don't want to disable that service in Windows Small Business Server 2003 (SBS) per Microsoft. In some versions of SBS the server computer would STOP after a period of time with a SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION if you stopped that service. Be glad your box isn't doing that and leave the service alone.

  • It doesn't restart so it's good sign. But it's complaining about licenses running out soon and it's running out soon because I keep multiple service accounts for printers x 3, sql x 3, etc. And I noticed because of this when the limit is reached some people's mailboxes stop working in Exchange 2003. Glad you pointed it out. – MadBoy Dec 7 '11 at 23:38
  • Why are you keeping service accounts for printers? – MDMarra Dec 7 '11 at 23:40
  • Printers access shares on servers and put scan's per department. Depending on department different account has access somewhere else. Granted that I could theoretically use one account but I should have ability to be "secure" by using as many service accounts I need per security recommendations of Microsoft. Setting up Exchange, SQL etc properly requires lots of service accounts for everything. If there's more then one SQL instance it's even more. – MadBoy Dec 7 '11 at 23:45

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