Remove DC from AD manually
Posted on 2009-12-27
I have a test environment running some virtual servers. In my domain, test.com, there were 3 DC's - DC1, DC2, DC3. All FSMO roles are held on DC1.
DC2 and DC3 are shut down and I don't want to start them again (simulate a HDD failure on them).
I would like to install Exchange 2007 on DC1, however it fails with the following error:
The FSMO role ownership could not be verified because its directory partition has not replicated successfully with atleast one replication partner.
The extended server error is:
000021A2: SvcErr: DSID-030A0AF2, problem 5001 (BUSY), data 0
So I assume that because DC1 cannot replicate to DC2/DC3, Exchange 2007 won't install.
How can I manually uninstall DC2 and DC3 from AD? I assume I need to run ADSI, but what exactly do I delete?