Re: Demoting a domain controller

We currently have 2 domain controllers in our network.
I am trying to demote a domain controller through the AD wizard.
When I click in finish in the wizard and it starts the demotion process, I am the following message:
The operation failed:
Managing the network session with the servername failed.
Logon failure: the target account name is incorrect.
Please can someone assist.

Thanks in advance.
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Did you tick the box for the last DC on the network? It should be unticked and the other DC available to replicate any AD changes. Also make sure that the password you supply meets your domains complexity requirements.

You should not be asked to provide a name for the machine, but if you are give it one that has neaver been used before.

Make sure that hte computers account in the AD is still there and not disabled.

You could try renaming the machine before running DCPROMO, but make sure that all important data is backed up first!

Personally i would just rebuild it!

i have had this issue numerous times with DCPROMO and it is common, there is a lot off issues with the DCPROMO tool that havent been resolved, if your credentials are correct you can use the forceremoval switch to completely remoce AD

you have to ensure that you have transfered appropriate FSMO roles and that you are 100% your ready to remove


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