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Cannot remove DC from sites and services.

Posted on 2011-02-26
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Hello,

Using server 2008 R2

I couldn't dcpromo a server to remove the dc role. So did a command line forceful demotion..

The Server was no more GC in domain controllers. But under sites and server its still there.

when I try to delete it, it doesn't let me. Error message is attached.

Please help
Thanks
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by:Glen Knight
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Does the server still appear in Active Directory Users and Computers? If so right cluck and delete it and say yes to the dialog that appears.
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Hi Demazter,

This solved it for me:

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
Thanks
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Absolutely, but following the instructions I posted will do all that for you with Windows 2008 R2, you don't have to do it manually ;)
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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