Windows 2008 remove domain controller broken

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I have two domain controllers running Windows 2008 Enterprise 64 bits. The second domain controller doesn´t have any roles of FSMO . The second domain controller is broken , is impossible turn this machine work again.

Reading documetation Microsoft and some foruns at Windows 2008 to remove Domain controller like my only delete on Active Directory users and Computers  the Domain controller broken.

Only this ?
 
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Mike KlineCommented:
What you read was correct, metadata cleanup is much easier with Windows 2008    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/05/16/active-directory-metadata-cleanup.aspx

You will want to try and get a second DC up if you can.   Just think if this same thing happened and you only had one DC....much bigger issues there.

Thanks

Mike
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Mike's link should work but I still like to check the old way to make sure all objects are gone.

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
Thanks  

A forget um detail the second domain controller have role of Global Catalog only. The process for remotion still same ?

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Mike KlineCommented:
Are both boxes global catalogs?  If not the first one should be too, but yes process is the same.
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
Yes both are global catalogs.

Thank very much
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
Thank very much .
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