Server still in Active Directory Sites and Services after removing AD
Posted on 2009-04-22
Recently I successfully removed a domain controller using dcpromo. There were no error during the removal and then the computer restarted successfully as a member server. It doesn't have any of the administrative tools for AD left on it. Also I ran dcdiag to make sure the other two domain controllers were polling correctly.
I noticed in Active Directory Sites and Services the server is still listed under my site. When I click on it, it doesn't show the NTDS Settings object. Is this behavior normal for the server to remain in AD Sites and Services? Is it ok to delete the server from there once it's been demoted? The server is Windows 2003 and the AD was running in native mode. It did not hold any FSMO roles.