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dcdiag error - how to resolve (LDAP Error 0x3a)

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I have Event ID 4512 error - The DNS server was unable to create the built-in directory partition ForestDnsZones.mydomain.local. The error was 9906.

Upon checking with dcdiag, I realised that it was something leftover from when one of the DC failed and I had followed the removal using NTDSUtil Metacleanup. But it seems to be not enough?

Anyone can walk me through how to remove the remnants?
Running partition tests on : Schema

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : Configuration

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : mydomainmc

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... mydomainmc passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... mydomainmc passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=a53d60e8-8981-46ff-9d4d-ce52599114ce,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... DomainDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=d43915b1-cb75-4172-aa91-feaee4b9eb54,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... ForestDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=a53d60e8-8981-46ff-9d4d-ce52599114ce,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... DomainDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=d43915b1-cb75-4172-aa91-feaee4b9eb54,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... ForestDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=a53d60e8-8981-46ff-9d4d-ce52599114ce,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... DomainDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=d43915b1-cb75-4172-aa91-feaee4b9eb54,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... ForestDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=a53d60e8-8981-46ff-9d4d-ce52599114ce,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... DomainDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

            For the partition (DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local) we

            encountered the following error retrieving the cross-ref's

            (CN=d43915b1-cb75-4172-aa91-feaee4b9eb54,CN=Partitions,CN=Configuration,DC=mydomainmc,DC=local)

             information: 
               LDAP Error 0x3a (58). 
         ......................... ForestDnsZones failed test

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running enterprise tests on : mydomainmc.local

      Starting test: LocatorCheck

         ......................... mydomainmc.local passed test LocatorCheck

      Starting test: Intersite

         ......................... mydomainmc.local passed test Intersite

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After a metacleanup I still seem to always have to go through my dns and sites and services and verify removal of all orphan objects left over from removal of dc.
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Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
            It appears this partition
            (DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=Petredecmc,DC=local) failed to get completely
            created.  This cross-ref
            (CN=a53d60e8-8981-46ff-9d4d-ce52599114ce,CN=Partitions,CN=Configurat
ion,DC=Petredecmc,DC=local)
             is dead and should be removed from the directory.
         ......................... DomainDnsZones failed test
         CrossRefValidation

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
            It appears this partition
            (DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=Petredecmc,DC=local) failed to get completely
            created.  This cross-ref
            (CN=d43915b1-cb75-4172-aa91-feaee4b9eb54,CN=Partitions,CN=Configurat
ion,DC=Petredecmc,DC=local)
             is dead and should be removed from the directory.
         ......................... ForestDnsZones failed test
         CrossRefValidation

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It seems that my DomainDnsZones and ForestDnsZones are both missing on my DNS server.
Any help on how can I should recreate them?
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command prompt, start ntdsutil.
ntdsutil: partition management
ntdsutil: connections
ntdsutil: connect to server DC1
ntdsutil: q
ntdsutil: list (full list of all partitions on that DC)
ntdsutil: delete NC DC=dnsDomainZones,DC=XXX
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