DC offline for 8 months

I have a DC at a remote site that has failed to replicate for 8 months.
DCDIAG reports replication-recieved Latency warnings and states that replication has been explicitly disabled through the server options.
Should i be trying to turn replication back on even though there are warning regarding latency being tombstoned for over 60 days etc. or will this cause other issues.
What is best practice?
Rbauckham69Asked:
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TimorosCommented:
Check for any generated problems regarding this issue in the Event Viewer and search in google their event id !
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Force demote it - once it's been 60 days, it's useless to you.  Force demote it, remove it from the domain, clean up AD on the home site (if you need help, see: http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm), rejoin the domain, promote it.
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Rbauckham69Author Commented:
thanks thats what i thought.
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Rbauckham69Author Commented:
it won't let me demote as cannot replicate i guess. how else can i de activate the ad
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