Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How to remove dead DC from AD?

Posted on 2006-11-22
1
Medium Priority
?
1,443 Views
Last Modified: 2008-07-16
Hi Guys

I had two DC windows 2003 SP1 servers say server1 and serve2. I trashed one DC “server2” not knowing that it was DC. Server2 does not exist any more (can’t bring it back).

I prepared another server Windows 2003 R2 call it "server3" and I want to promote server3 to DC.
When run dcpromo command I got error message "The version of the active directory schema on the source forest is not compatible with the version of the active directory on this computer" this computer being "server3", and asked me to run adprep command
So to achieve this first I've to prepare server1 i.e extend the schema on server1 (Win2k3 SP1 and server3 is windows 2003 R2).

Correct me if I'm wrong!

When I run "adprep /forestprep" on server1 (Win2k3 SP1) I get message "The schema master did not complete a replication cycle after last reboot. The schema master must complete at least one replication cycle... ."

Problem is
1. I cannot delete the server2 object from AD using "Active Directory Sites and Services"
2. I only have one DC and am concern that I might loos it by doing something wrong.
3. I read MS article Q216498 but it confused me

Is there better way promote server3 to DC? Or how do I promote server3 and add in exsting domain?

Thanks in advance

0
Comment
Question by:mattpaulin
1 Comment
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 500 total points
ID: 17999788
with windows 2003 R2 (release 2) you will need to run the adprep tools from the second cd supplied in the 2 cd set!

\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP

you can also download more details here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5B73CF03-84DD-480F-98F9-526EC09E9BA8&displaylang=en

this boosts the schema up to cope with R2 functionality
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/r2/whatsnewinr2.mspx

to remove the DC follow this (all the way to the bottom)
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

also, i would run a dcdiag on the current DC before proceeding with a new addition
0

Featured Post

Veeam and MySQL: How to Perform Backup & Recovery

MySQL and the MariaDB variant are among the most used databases in Linux environments, and many critical applications support their data on them. Watch this recorded webinar to find out how Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to get consistent backups of MySQL databases.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video. If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, …
In a question here at Experts Exchange (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29062564/Adobe-acrobat-reader-DC.html), a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat produ…

971 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