remove a crash DC from active directory windows 2003

Hi

send me the links to safely remove the crashed Domain controller from 2003 AD ,
because I want to reinstall the server and do the dcpromo.

expecting good reply
sulu999Asked:
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sulu999Author Commented:
Hi

reinstalling AD on that server also does not give the sysvol & netlogon share ,

finally planed to reinstall the server with diffesrent name and in same VLAN , ofcourse after metadata cleanup.


Bye I am closing this question











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sulu999Author Commented:
Hi

update me , How to do it . the goal is to make new good DC addition to existing 3.
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Radhakrishnan RSenior Technical LeadCommented:
Hi Sulu999,

Please have a look at this tech article for step by step procedure http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

"Good Luck"
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SandeshdubeySenior Server EngineerCommented:
You need to remove the instances of failed Dc from AD database and DNS  by running metadatcleanup.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498

Note:If the failed DC is fsmo role holder server you need to sieze the roles on other server followed by metadatacleanup.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
Also check the client PC DNS setting should not point to failed DC.
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sulu999Author Commented:
Removed the AD from the  DC04 by dcpromo /forceremoval and did the metadata cleanup from other DC ,

Now I will retry to install the AD on the same DC04. and see the result. instead of scraching and rejoining the AD.

wait and watch
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sulu999Author Commented:
its OK , good experiance
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