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How do I remove Child Domain?

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Hi All,
There is a Child Domain in my domain environment. When I login domain, I can see another selection call "ABCChild". Can anyone tell me how do I remove child domain in my domain evironment?

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that depends if the child domain is still active? if not

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q230306
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Hi,
No, the Child Domain is not active and not available. When I login Domain, I stil can see the ChildDomain option, I want to totally remove the Child Domain from my Main Domain Controller.
Can I just follow this guide http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q230306 ??
Please advise.

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yup yup
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by:star8888
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Hi,
I am trying, but received message show:
No Current site
Domain - DC=abcdchild,DC=abcd,DC=net
No current server
No current Naming Context

Full Error Message:-
=========================================
select operation target: list domains
Found 2 domain(s)
0 - DC=abcd,DC=net
1 - DC=abcdchild,DC=abcd,DC=net
select operation target: select domain 1
No current site
Domain - DC=abcdchild,DC=abcd,DC=net
No current server
No current Naming Context
==================================
Child Domain server is not available.

Please advise.
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Hi,
Please ignore above error message, my last error message as below:

DsRemoveDsDomainW error 0x2162(The requested domain could not be deleted because
 there exist domain controllers that still host this domain.)

I still not able to remove the child domain. Do you know what happend?
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it means exactly what it says. you still have DC's that host that domain....if you are 100% certain you dont, then you will need to cleanup with a metadata cleanup
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