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Unable to raise domain functional level to windows 2003.

We have to servers running windows 2003.

1 DC and 1 file server.

the old file server crashed and was once a dc in the past. After I built a new server I am unable to raise level beacuse wondows 2003 thinks that there is still another dc that is windows 2000.

here is the error message.

To update the domain functional level, the domain controllers in the domain must be running the appropriate version of windows.            
            
Domain Name            
occlub.com            
            
Current domain functional level            
Windows 2000 native            
            
The following domain controllers are running earlier versions of windows:            
Domain Name      Domain Controller      Version of Windows
occlub.com      ocjonas.occlub.com      Unknown. The computer object may be damaged or missing.


Can some help me.  
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danman265
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oBdACommented:
You need to remove the old server from AD; check this article o how to do it:
How to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain controller demotion
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498
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f_umarCommented:
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f_umarCommented:
step by step
You can use the utility NTDSUTIL to remove a server from the metadata. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


D:\>ntdsutil
ntdsutil: metadata cleanup
metadata cleanup: select operation target


Next, you must connect to a server. In my example, I select a domain to accomplish this task. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


select operation target: connections
server connections: connect to domain savilltech.com
Binding to \\TITANIC.savilltech.com ...
Connected to \\TITANIC.savilltech.com using credentials of locally logged on user
server connections: quit


Next, you must select a site, a server (i.e., the server you want to delete), and the domain the server is in. The order isn’t important. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


select operation target: list sites
Found 2 site(s)
0 - CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
1 - CN=Kent,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
select operation target: select site 0
Site - CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
No current domain
No current server
No current Naming Context
select operation target: list servers in site
Found 4 server(s)
0 - CN=TITANIC,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
1 - CN=TITUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
2 - CN=MORPHEUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
3 - CN=TRINITY,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
select operation target: select server 2
Site - CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
No current domain
Server - CN=MORPHEUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
DSA object - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=MORPHEUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
DNS host name - MORPHEUS.deleteme.savilltech.com
Computer object - CN=MORPHEUS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=deleteme,DC=savilltech,DC=com
No current Naming Context
select operation target: list domains
Found 3 domain(s)
0 - DC=savilltech,DC=com
1 - DC=dev,DC=savilltech,DC=com
2 - DC=deleteme,DC=savilltech,DC=com
select operation target: select domain 0
Site - CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
Domain - DC=savilltech,DC=com
Server - CN=MORPHEUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
DSA object - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=MORPHEUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
DNS host name - MORPHEUS.deleteme.savilltech.com
Computer object - CN=MORPHEUS,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=deleteme,DC=savilltech,DC=com
No current Naming Context
select operation target: quit


Next, remove the server you selected. (In the following code, enter the command in bold.)


metadata cleanup: remove selected server


In the confirmation dialog box, which the Screen shows, click Yes.



Close the utility. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


"CN=MORPHEUS,CN=Servers,CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com
" removed from server "\\TITANIC.savilltech.com"
metadata cleanup: quit
ntdsutil: quit
Disconnecting from \\TITANIC.savilltech.com ...


Finally, you need to delete the server from the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Sites and Servers snap-in. Select Programs, Administrative Tools, Active Directory Sites and Services from the Start menu. Expand the Sites branch, select the site, expand the Services container, right-click the server, and select Delete. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
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danman265Author Commented:
I have already removed the old server from AD. But the Dc thinks that there still is another dc connected.

How can I find out how microsoft win 2003 checks to see there are any other dc connected.  ??


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oBdACommented:
Did you indeed remove the machine using ntdsutil according to the instructions in the article I posted, or did yoo just remove the machine's account, using the ADUC console?
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