I am running srvr 2003. There is a hot spare disaster recovery server that was not communicating with AD updates. After some troubleshooting, we decided to demote the server and then re-promote it.
After demotion, there is still an entry in the main AD server that references the disaster recovery server in AD sites and services. The NTDS settings read as such:
In sites and services under the disaster recovery server name on the main server the settings read: "ntds settings" then there is a square followed by "CNF:" and a long series of hex digits (see attached screenshot) I am unable to delete this corrupt entry. This is preventing me from re-promoting the disaster recovery server.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.