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force demote nonbootable dc server

Dmascheck
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I have a server that I can not boot up that was a DC.  I am having replication errors through my other functioning DCs because the other DC can not replicate with the broken DC.  It is not the primary DC.  Is there a way that I can force demote the DC in the other DC so their will not be any replication errors.
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Hi Dmascheck,

dcpromo /forceremoval

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Dmascheck,

make sure you use ntdsutil to do a metadata cleanup to remove the old records
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

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Dmascheck,

oh crap - nonbootable    i only skimmed it im sorry      use the ntdsutil

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hi, there

to doublecheck afterwords "dcdiag" and the new DC should show up as passed.
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I will recommend the link provided by Jay Jay70. simple straight forward and step by step. It leaves nothing out
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