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Ran a DC PROMO on a DC (NOT FSMO Holder), will it erase itself completely from AD?

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Ran a DC PROMO on a DC (NOT FSMO Holder), will it erase itself completely from AD? Or are their additional steps to ensure it is gone completely? I want to rejoin this server as a domain wi.th the same name, so it would be important to ensure all is clean first.

I notice it is no longer list as a DC in AD Users and Comps, and see the connection to it was deleted from Sites and Services.

What utilis, places i should use and look at to ensure I am ready to re promote, thank you guys.
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You can always use NTDSUTIL in order to make sure that it has been removed.   Use the utility to list all the DC's in the domain.   The following article explains how to remove a DC that wasn't removed properly.   But it will get you to the point where it will list the servers.   If you see that the server is not listed all should be well.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
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by:LKaushal
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Yes, it is if it completed successully.
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by:minvis
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It will be completely removed, no aditional steps are needed.
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by:ryansoto
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DCPROMO sometimes does leave stuff it shouldnt.  You can run a metadata cleanup and this will clear out the stuff that should have been removed.  Then you can proceed with bringing that machine back into the domain
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/012793ee-5e8c-4a5c-9f66-4a486a7114fd1033.mspx?mfr=true
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