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Remove old/dead server from AD Sites and Services

Posted on 2007-11-17
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While doing some prep work for upgrading my W2K network to W2K3, I found, while in AD Sites and Services and old server under Sites/Default First Site/Servers.  This was a server in our network some time ago, but was decommisioned.

The simple way to phrase the question: can I just right-click and 'Delete' that server (from ADSS), or should I follow some other steps first?

I don't believe their are any roles on that server, but it would have had AD installed on it.

Thanks,

TN
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Basically, you can delete it; but before you do that, check if there are other traces of this machine left in AD, and you might want to check if indeed all FSMO roles are on live servers (if not, you'll have to seize them):

How to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain controller demotion
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498

How To View and Transfer FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324801

Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=255504
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