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Can't Delete Failed DC from AD

Posted on 2007-11-28
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I have a failed DC that hasn't connected to our network in months.  I followed the steps listed below with no problems until I tried to delete the failed server from AD under Users and Computers.  When I try I receive the error "Windows cannot delete object Server2 because: Directory object not found".

Any help here would be great.  Thank you.

Here is the link I followed:
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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by:Jay_Jay70
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hmm i havent seen that process fail before....i have used it numerous times.....are you talking a single domain with just one DC? maybe restarting the DC will clear that entry butntdsutil usually nails it all except sites and services
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I'll try rebooting both my server 1 and server 3 and try deleting it again and see what happens.  I'll post it later tonight.
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you may have replication delays if you are running two DC's....
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by:hazenweber
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can I force replication?
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grab a copy of replmon from the resource kit and yes you can do it wth that
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by:hazenweber
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Was persistent in helping me.  Thanks
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i take it your up and running now?
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