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Server 2019 Essentials user licensing limitation

I have an environment where Windows 2019 Essentials is the domain controller. There are 9 user accounts in the environment. The SILSVC logs state that there are 43 user accounts in the AD and that licensing is in violation. This status causes the Essentials DC to shutdown once every 7 days.


Investigation has shown that the variation between the 9 user accounts and the 43 reported is accounts created for services attached to applications in the environment. With Essentials 2016 there was a way to not include accounts created for services from the licensing count by hiding them from the GUI management application using set-wssuserdashboardvisibility.


With Windows server 2019 Essentials is there a way to not include accounts created for services in the count of users toward the 25 user account limit?

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