I just removed a Windows 2003 Domain Controller from a Windows 2000 Domain because FSMO roles transfer failed and I could not complete a demotion. I am in the process in reinstalling the Win 2003 OS on the pulled server, however, I need to clean up active directory and someone mentioned a Meta Data Cleanup utility. It was also suggested that I install the Windows 2003 support tools on the Windows 2000 Operations Masters to perform the meta data cleanup. Has anyone performed this procedure?
This procedure uses the ntdsutil utility, which is built into the 2003 operating system.
Follow the steps in this KB article to perform a metadata cleanup of your failed 2K3 server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
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