About 6 years ago the company I work for had a remote location, with a domain controller. One day there was a fire on the floor above that office and subsequently, that office was flooded and the domain controller was never to be heard from again.
The computer account was deleted and so was the entry in sites and services. Actually, that whole site was deleted. Here I am 6 years later upgrading our 2003 servers to 2008 R2. When I run dcdiag that old DC pops up in an error
Problem: Missing Expected Value
CN=SERVERNAME,CN=Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share),CN=File Replication Service,CN=System,DC=MYDOM
Base Object Description: "SYSVOL FRS Member Object"
Value Object Attribute Name: frsComputerReference
Value Object Description: "DC Account Object"
Recommended Action: Check if this server is deleted, and if so clean up this DCs SYSVOL FRS Member Object
Also see Knowledge Base Article: Q312862
There are tons of articles on EE that point to this link to manually remove a failed DC:
Unfortunately the site and computer account still have to exist for that walk through to work.
I used adsiedit to browse to the location in the error and sure enough, there is still an entry for that DC.
Does anyone know what is changed in the metadata cleanup process? Can it be done manually with adsiedit? Is it as simple as deleting the object that the error points to?
Thanks for you help