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Remove Windows 2003 Server from Domain

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?
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spower22
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spower22
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mass2612Commented:
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
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
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
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sofestibeestCommented:
Hi,

Just follow this KB artcile:

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

Regards,
Robert
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dooleydogCommented:
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,
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