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Removing a Domain and Trusts from the Tree Root

Posted on 2005-05-15
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Hi,

Is it possible to remove a domain and associated two way trusts from the tree root, when building a test domain controller we have accidently created a test domain under the tree root instead of entirely separate (stupid I know) but now we cannot remove it. I have seen this article

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/a7277eea-221f-45b6-9acb-259482a0169a.mspx

and it says it cannot be done is this true?

Please really need help with this one.

Cheers,

Warks
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Remove it using Ntdsutil metadata cleanup command.
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/13415/13415.html
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by:blurterboy
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Have you tried removing it?

THe only problem you should have is the operations master roles if this was the first domain
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by:Warkem
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Hi,

Removing it would be prefereable but when it tries to erase it from the schema i get an error saying "The RPC server is unavailable". The RPC services have been started and are running on all Domain Controllers in question. Any ideas?

Cheers
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RPC server is trying to contact DNS server. Check your DNS server in the question.
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by:Warkem
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Yeah I thought of that the DNS settings are correct, I can ping the primary DNS from the server I am trying to remove as well.
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