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How to Remove Orphaned Domains from Active Directory

Posted on 2004-04-08
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Hi,
I'm installed some domain controller in my lab for my study purpose.....I was remove some child domain but I never proper demote it. I wonder to know how to remove orphaned Domain in active directory.

I follow this URL for remove it
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;230306
Unfortunately I got this error
"DsRemoveDomainW-Error 0x2162."
I gone throught this URL for the error
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=251307

The problem is I don't understand the instruction given
How to connect  to the Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) role holder and delete the computer entry??

Anyone give more detail please.....thanks
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by:gx100
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no body willing give help??????so disappointed
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by:biauk
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I'm having this problem too....if i fix it i'll let you know!
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you will have to remove all traces with ADSI edit. ADSI Edit installs automatically when you install the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit. You invoke ADSI Edit from Programs, Windows 2000 Support Tools, Tools, ADSI Edit.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=216498
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Adsi edit should work, but it would be helpful to have some feedback from the asker.
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