Dead Domain Controller cannot be deleted.

Posted on 2011-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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.

Question by:mikebkk
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Expert Comment

ID: 36555605
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

Author Comment

ID: 36555631
The server appears under Domain Controllers but lists 0 objects.
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Expert Comment

ID: 36555906
Have you enough rights for thic controller in security tab?
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Author Comment

ID: 36555943
I'm sorry. I do not understand your comment. I am logged in as Domain Administrator.

Expert Comment

ID: 36555995
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als315 earned 500 total points
ID: 36556030
"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.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36556051
Didn't have the right rights. System complete

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