troubleshooting Question

How to remove Active Directory from a Domain Controller when DCPROMO fails?

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Trying to dcpromo-down a Domain Controller, getting this error:

Active Directory Installation Failed
The operation failed because:
The Directory Service failed to replicate off changes made locally.
"The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure."

Microsoft articles abound on fixing the DNS in a domain but my DNS IS NOT BROKEN!  I can ping every server by name from any server/workstation and all the srv records that should exist do exist.

This is some other problem.

Any idea what ACTUALLY is wrong?
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