Remove DC from AD

Posted on 2006-03-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hello Experts,
I have a DC that was removed over a year ago and did not have DCPROMO run.  How can I delete this DC from AD?  Again, the DC is no longer available on the network.

Question by:pwtucker
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    Expert Comment

    Never tried but:
    How to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain controller demotion
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    Author Comment

    I have tried this solution, but unless I am missing something this solution is looking for the server to still be on the network.
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    "Procedure 1: Windows Server 2003 SP1 only"  makes no mention of the original DC, only AD references to it.
    On Safar (account needed) there is the AD cookbook :  Recipe 3.6. Removing an Unsuccessfully Demoted Domain Controller.  It looks similar
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    I think this explains it a bit better, but it's the same thing:


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