Remove secondary DC from Domain/Active Directory
Posted on 2004-04-06
I ran into a major issue after migrating an NT 4.0 domain to a Win2K3 SBS domain.
Things got messed up and I was unable to use ADMT, so i had to recreate everything from scratch.
The other problem I messed up with was I promoted a Win2K server in the same domain to be a back up domain controller and that thing just blew up, not it has become unstable, I cannot demote it by DCPROMO or the NDTSUTIL, it locks up and I cannot map network drives to it, it won't let anyone log on excpet the administrator over the network, i think all the screw up was due to the fact i didn't setup DNS properly.
At this point i just want to reformat that machine and pull it out of the domain, i cannot demote it or anything else.
My question is how can i completely remove it from the Win2K3 SBS domain/active directory, I want to COMPLETELY REMOVE IT and any references to it in the AD, i need a clean way to do it without causing any problems on this new Win2K3 Server/Domain.
This is very crucial and important that i get this right, i am just not too familiar with the AD/DNS stuff.
Thanks in advance for your help.!