i have a windows 2003 DC that i want to virtualise. i have moved the operation roles from it and de-seleected it as a global catalog. I have promoted another physical server that will be used as the DC instead and made it a GC. I dont want the server im going to virtualise to be a Dc any longer . Is it safe just to run a dcpromo now and remove active directory
its used as a DNS server etc and will contie to function as a DNS server, will these roles stay on the server even after removing AD or will it all be removed with it?