Server 2003 corrupt active directory, problems with demoting server

Posted on 2006-05-02
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
when demoting corrupt active directory server with "dcpromo" it errors stating it could not transfer remaining data in directory partition to new domain controller because "The directory service was unable to transfer ownership of one or more floating single-master operation rolesto other servers"

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Question by:landislund
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    Accepted Solution

    are there any other DCs in this domain? if so, you will need to SEIZE the roles from another DC,

    After you move or seize the roles, you can then try to demote it normally, if that doesn't work, then do the appropriate option below.

    if it is the only DC or hte last DC, you an use the /forceremoval switch.

    if it is not the last DC and you use the /forceremoval switch, you will have to use the metadata cleanup process and remove any references to the removed/demoted server.

    Good Luck,
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    Expert Comment

    Hi landislund,

    seizing your roles is the last resort!

    if your DC is still up then transfer the roles

    only seize after you have used the force removal switch with dcpromo

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