2008 R2 Domain controller - demote fail
Posted on 2010-09-22
I have a 2008 R2 DC that has many problems. There is already a second DC in the same forest/domain. I want to reinstall the one with the many problems but I can't demote him.
When I run dcpromo or the dcpromo unattented command line I get the following error:
- Failed to detect if Active Directory Domain Service binaries were installed. The error was: The remote procedure call failed.
I can't also open the server manager, the same problem.
Can I just format and reinstall this server or will I have problems in my domain when I do this?
PS: there is already an active second DC including DNS.
PS2: this was a Exchange 2010 + DC config. Not the best config I realize now, there for I want to reinstall the first DC and only make him Exchange 2010 server and keep the second DC as the active DC.
PS3: none of the DC's are in read only