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Can`t take this DC off my existing domain.

Posted on 2008-10-16
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I can`t take my DC off my existing domain. When i run DCPROMO to take the AD off the Domain it says " This domain controller cannot be contacted" .II just want to use it as a stand alone server.
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Hi lexicon1111,

You can try:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/332199

Hope this helps.

Cheers.
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make sure that its pointing to itself for DNS and then try again

If you have to, use DCPROMO /forceremoval
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Hi,

Are you satisfied with the solution? Can we close this post?

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Are you happy with the solution? If so, you can close the question and award points.

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