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After demoting and clearing the dc's still the domain name shows on  all machines while logging

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Hi,

After demoting and clearing the dc's still the domain name shows on  all machines while logging.

What should i do to remove these names from the list.

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Sharath
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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  Hi Sharath
   You should disjoin them from domain. Make sure when you right-click My Computer>Properties>Computername, in domain tab, your domain is not shown. If yes, change it to a workgroup.

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They are even seen on the Primary Domain controller
When i login and click the log on to the list of tDomains the Domain which is demoted also is listed

How can i remove that domain name from the list
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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  Computer objects can be seen in Primary domain controller. They dont get deleted when you disjoin a computer from domain. Would you please tell what did you do from the beginning? The demoted computer was a server? a DC?
folowing registry key may help for modifying domains listed in login screen
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
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Mrhusy

I have 3 systems in which i created a Domain lik
1 machine Domain Primary + DNS and exchange
2 Domain controller2
3 Child Domain

I tried demoting the child domain (3) but gave an error and later used the dcpromo /forceremoval and then removed the machine from the network.Later follwed the steps from these sites
If dcpromo failes to remove a secondary domain
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q230306
And removed .Now every thing looks fine but just the listing shows 2 domain names.Even when i add a new fresh machine to the network and add the machine to the domain it shows these 2 domain names.
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Alan Huseyin Kayahan earned 500 total points
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 Hi Sharath
     Did you check "this is the last dc on domain" while demoting child domain DC? I assume you did not check it and child domain info still exists. Check the following. Make sure you do the following for child domain.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;230306

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MrHusy...
I dont have any of the Child domain Dc's.
I have removed the machines and i dont have them to do anything

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But you still see child domain in drop-down menu at logon screen correct?
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Yes
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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So, when you follow the article I submit, at step 10 when you type list domains, do you see your child domain in the list?
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Yes Mrhusy still the names are in the dropdown list
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