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Hi folks,

I removed a domain yesterday but still I can browse the domain from forest when I log in from other DCs. There is not DC on that Domain and Also I used metdata clean up to remove the old domain.

Do you have any idea what do I need to check?

Thanks,
Liliana
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by:compugreg
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Have you tried using the ADSI edit snap-in or the ntdsutil utility?  Be warned, both are potentially volatile commands and can seriously harm your domain and forest if you don't use them correctly.  Here is a related Microsoft article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498

Let me know if this helps.
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by:CGNET-TE
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Hi Thanks for your reply. Yes I have already checked that article. I checked also with ntdsutil but I could not find reference to that domain. Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Liliana
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by:sublifer
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If the client computers were still attached to the domain then it will still be browseable.  They simply act as if it were a domain still but just unable to connect to the DC.  You will have to have the clients not log onto the domain, that means their profile on the PC will be gone so have them copy anything they need out of their profile first.  If not already done so you will also need to go to the system properties and change the network that the PC is on to either another domain or to a workgroup.

Best of luck
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Also, have you seen this KB?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230306
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by:compugreg
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Right, if the client computers are still "joined" to that domain they will display their profile as logging on to it.  If you disjoin those computers and rejoin them to your remaining domain, that should clear up that issue.  But of course, do so after the data is copied out of the profie.  Additionally, have you removed the DNS entries and suffixes from the other servers/DC's in the forest for the removed domain?  
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