Metadata Cleanup

Hello All,

I have a server that was previously a DC once upon a time. From the looks of our DCs event logs and replmon, the server did not cleanly demote. The server stil is active and runs user apps and such.

My question is, if I run Metadata cleanup and remove the server, will it impact is normal day to day operations eventhough its no longer a DC? I dont know when it was demoted as it was before my time. I just want to ensure it doesnt negatively impact its current operations as the Metadata cleanup tool gives this warnning:

"The server should be offline permantly and never return to service. If it comes back online, the sever object will be revived."

Thank you for your time
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Mike KlineCommented:
No it won't affect day to day as it is no longer functioning as a DC and you want to cleanup that stale data.

What purpose does that server currently serve?

I'm assuming you have other DCs that are healthy right now.



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Tech_UglyAuthor Commented:
Yes. I promoted a new DC a few weeks back in the anticipation of cleaning up some legacy issues. It ooks like there was a bunch of old DCs and someone had kept playing merry-go-round with DCs.

Eventually the server will go away but, it has some Helpdesk tools and stuff on it.

Much appreciated.

Mike KlineCommented:
So right now are you running with only one DC?
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