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Remove a non-existant domain controller

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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?

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Darius Ghassem earned 500 total points
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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
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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.

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Ash
   
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