AD 2008 - trying to remove failed DC, getting error DsRemoveDsServerW error 0x5(Access is denied.)
Posted on 2009-12-23
I'm trying to remove failed DC from Active Directory. The AD is at windows 2008 functional level.
The domain controller has crashed and at this point is beyond repair. I cleanup up all of the references to the old box from DNS.
Right now the old server is listed under AD sites and Services in Default-Site-Name under servers.
Alone with the failed DC i have 2 other domain controllers on the network with one of them acting as GC and another one is Schema master, Naming Master, and PDC.
When running ndsutil metadata cleanup, where i select failed dc as an operation target, while trying to execute "remove selected server" - I get the following:
Transfering / Seizing FSMO roles off the selected server.
DsRemoveDsServerW error 0x5(Access denied.)
While running metadata cleanup i'm logged in and connected to the PDC using Enterprise admin account.
Thanks for your help.