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Deleting Ntfrs folders

Posted on 2010-09-07
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Can the Ntfrs be removed from a demoted DC before promoting it again?  Also, are there any other folders/files that should be removed from the machine before attempting the promotion again.
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Yes you can remove them, was this a clean demotion using dcpromo?   what you really want to make sure is that the machine no longer exists in AD as a DC

If you did a clean promotion or metadata cleanup you should be ok.

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It was a clean demotion.  The only remnants of the machine is in DNS as a NS and A record. Can old NS records of machines that don't exist be removed?
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Yes you can remove those old records and delete the box in sites and services (I'm guessing it is still there too)

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I would run a dcdiag on the functioning DC to check for any errors before proceeding with the promotion
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I'm closing this post, but watch for one rergarding my NetDiag-DefGW errors
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