One of the drives in my second DC failed, unfortunately it takes with it part of the AD. I tried to restore it from backup but I'm missing ntds.dit and don't have the system state on backup. As of right now I have it up in Directory Services Restore mode and have not had much luck getting things back.
Which leaves me with the option to demote it from a domain controller and rejoin and set it back to replicate. DCPROMO obviously is not working on the failed DC so I'm left with NTDSUTIL to demote.
I found this article that seems to be straight forward:
I the article it mentions to try going into the AD of another DC, locate the bad one Right-click on the failed domain controller and select the Delete command. The only selection that will possibly work is the 3rd(see picture). I have not tried it because I wanted to make sure that IF it did work and deleted the server from the AD that I could go back and re-add it.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.