Removing dead domain controller from AD
Posted on 2007-12-01
Could someone perhaps enlighten me as to a quick and easy way to remove a dead DC from Active Directory?
Obviously the preferable strategy is to demote and remove it beforehand, but this is not possible as the box is utterly hosed. The other DC is moaning like a spoilt child, refusing to commit AD changes without the other DC, and whilst we have all but eradicated AD from our network, it is still required in the short term to support a couple of legacy applications (otherwise I'd just nuke the whole domain and crack open the champagne).