When in users and computer / domain I wanted to remove a retired offline server that was the DC. All 5 roles were transferred to the new server but was never demoted from a DC status. When removing I get 3 options and this option is my best choice.
this domain controller is permanently offline and can no longer be domoted using the active directory installation wizard
But then I get this message:
Object (Server name) is a container and contains other objects. Are you sure you want to delete the object (server name) and the objects it contains?
If I choose yes will it erase objects that are now in existence on the new DC hosting all the objects? Just want to verify all this before pushing that button.