Solved

Remove Windows 2003 Server from Domain

Posted on 2006-06-21
4
253 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I rashly removed, formatted and rebuilt a Win3k Server that I had been building as a replacement without first cleanly removing it from the domain (it was configured as a backup dc), my question is, can I anticipate and reprecussions from this and is there anything I can do now to minimise the potential damage?
0
Comment
Question by:spower22
4 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
mass2612 earned 100 total points
ID: 16949569
If the server has joined the domain with a different name then you should be able to clean up the AD database using ntdsutil.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498/

You should also check the all FSMO roles are in operation.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324801
0
 
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

by:Jay_Jay70
Jay_Jay70 earned 50 total points
ID: 16949842
make sure you remove the machines from sites and services as well, i have seen this hang around despite ntdsutil's best efforts.

once cleaned, run DCDIAG and post any errors
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:sofestibeest
sofestibeest earned 50 total points
ID: 16950563
Hi,

Just follow this KB artcile:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;216498

Regards,
Robert
0
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:dooleydog
dooleydog earned 50 total points
ID: 16950650
In addition, use ADSI Edit, this is graphical and can show you what is in your database and allow you to remove references to anything that no longer exists.

Good Luck,
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
List all disabled users in active directory 14 332
Server Login Issue 4 40
Dentrix G4 1 32
Moving RDP Server to New Server. 3 39
I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now