Ungracefully removing a domain controller

minthor11
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We have a domain controller that has experienced a hardware failure. We do not have the resources to rebuild the server and we want to remove it from the domain as it created an unnecessary level of redundancy anyway. Since the server is no longer online and cannot be put online, we cannot use DCPromo to gracefully demote the domain controller. The server was a global catalog, but not the only one in our domain. What are the steps we need to take to successfully remove the domain controller?
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Commented:
It's described here:
How to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain controller demotion
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498
Henrik JohanssonSystems engineer
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Commented:
If the DC was the holder of any FSMO role, you also nead to seize the roles to another DC by using ntdsutil
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504

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This worked perfectly. Thank you.

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