Dead Domain Controller cannot be deleted.

I am unable to delete a defunct domain controller. The DC is permanently gone but attempts to delete it using Active Directory Users and Computers returns "The object (servername) (or some of the objects it contains) cannot be deleted because: Access is denied.

mikebkkAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
als315Connect With a Mentor Commented:
"I am logged in as Domain Administrator"- yoes, but domain administrator canhave no rights for some objects. In this case you should become owner of object and then assign rights.
0
 
als315Commented:
In Active Directory Users and Computers click View and select "Users, Groups, and Computers as containers". May be server contains some objects.
Also check the permissions for all objects
0
 
mikebkkAuthor Commented:
The server appears under Domain Controllers but lists 0 objects.
0
Introducing Cloud Class® training courses

Tech changes fast. You can learn faster. That’s why we’re bringing professional training courses to Experts Exchange. With a subscription, you can access all the Cloud Class® courses to expand your education, prep for certifications, and get top-notch instructions.

 
als315Commented:
Have you enough rights for thic controller in security tab?
0
 
mikebkkAuthor Commented:
I'm sorry. I do not understand your comment. I am logged in as Domain Administrator.
0
 
ind_selvaCommented:
0
 
mikebkkAuthor Commented:
Didn't have the right rights. System complete

all points to als315

tnx
mike
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.