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Could not deleted orphened DC in dsa.msc console.

Jason Yu
Jason Yu asked
Last Modified: 2009-07-29
I am a new network administrator for a company. I met a interesting issue. One of my servers named "hqfax-new" was a domain controller and i demoted it to a member server recently. But when i tried to input name "hqfax", i still can log onto this server through remote console. When i logon "hqfax" and "hqfax-new", i checked the ip address, i found that they two have the same IP addresss, It made me confused because i am sure there is no server named "hqfax" in my domain.

I guess maybe my new fax server "hqfax-new" is derived from old server "hqfax", my predecessor(the former network administrator) just changed the name from "hqfax' to "hqfax-new" and promoted it to a DC. BTW, after i demoted "hqfax-new", i still see it listed on my DC list under dsa.msc console. I tried to deleted it, but failed. It says "The object HQFAX (or some fo the objects it contains) cannot be deleted because: Access is denied.

Are there any experts here could help me with it?  Thank you very much.
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Yes, i can see it in the DCs container List. Because i can only see the old name on it with "hqfax", i want to deleted it because it is not a DC anymore. The new "Hqfax-new" is also not a DC anymore, if i deleted this record in DC list, do the applications on this server still work? I had fax application on this server, so I want to keep the application run but don't take it as a DC anymore.

Could you kindly tell me how to do that? I wish i can get help here, if you need more information, i will provide.
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