Demotion of a crashed DC

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Dear all,

In my domain I have 2 DCs, ServerDC1 and Server DC2.

ServerDC2 crashed and is not booting up and we need to demotion it completely using ServerDC1. How can I do this?
Question by:casscar
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    Can you reach the server in any way? Ping?

    Demoting a failed DC:
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    first you need to seize any role was running on DC2 to DC. follow below link:

    Then delete the object of DC2 from Active Directory and run AD meta data cleanup. Follow below link:

    hope above procedure is helpfull for you.


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