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I just added a Windows 2008 R2 server to a domain with a server 2003.  I want to now demote the 2003 server, but much to my surprise when I turned off the 2003 server to to move it, it won't boot back up.  There is a hardware related issue and I really don't want to keep troubleshooting.  The server is beyond its life and will be destroyed but I was not able to run DCPROMO to demote it.  I am getting event errors on the Windows 2008:  "This directory server has not received replication information from a number of directory servers within the configured latency interval."

Is there a way to get the Windows 2008 R2 as the only DC and stop these messages without having to get the old server up and running long enough to run DCPROMO to demote it?
 
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yes - but its easier to demote the 2003 machine if you can - see http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

(this example is for 2003 but the 2008 procedure is the same)
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With 2008R2 you can just delete the old 2003 DC using ADUC. It will run the metadatacleanup in the background for you.


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(WS.10).aspx
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Should add. Make sure your 2008R2 DC has all the FSMO roles, is a DNS server, and a GC. ALso verify things like DHCP that could have been on the old server.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
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What is GC?
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