I have a domain (DOMAIN1) with 4 Windows domain controllers. One is Windows 2003/Exchange and the others are Windows 2000 file servers.
I need to demote one of the w2k servers and remove it permanently from AD. The problem I'm having is that it is a member of DOMAIN1 but the actual name of the server is "server.DOMAIN2.com". How this happened, I don't know, but it seems to be causing problems where this server cannot replicate with the others.
I cannot run dcpromo successfully on this DC or rename it in its present state. Should I force demotion on this server and then run ntdsutil on the other DCs to clean them up? Is there a way I can play with my DNS settings to get this thing to replicate properly?
Can anyone suggest a solution to this problem?
Thanks very much!