Solved

Remove a non-existant domain controller

Posted on 2011-03-24
2
643 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We currently have 3 domain controllers(Windows 2003).  One of them was used for DR purposes and has not been turned on for a long time.  What is the best way to delete the domain controller from our AD forest without turning on the domain controller?

Ash
0
Comment
Question by:abaria
2 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
You would need to run a metadata cleanup to remove the DC from the domain.

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

Make sure you delete any DNS records for this failed or removed DC.

Simple as that.

If this DC was your FSMO role holder you would have to seize the fsmo roles to a working DC.

Check to see where your fsmo roles are run this command netdom /query fsmo
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:abaria
Comment Utility
Dariusq,

           Thanks for the article, that is exactly what I was looking for.  The FSMO roles are not on that DC so we should be good there.

Thanks,
Ash
   
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Join & Write a Comment

[b]Ok so now I will show you how to add a user name to the description at login. [/b] First connect to your DC (Domain Controller / Active Directory Server) SET PERMISSIONS FOR SCRIPT TO UPDATE COMPUTER DESCRIPTION TO USERNAME 1. Open Active …
Find out how to use Active Directory data for email signature management in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now