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How do I remove a DC from AD when it dies

Posted on 2012-03-15
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I had my 2nd Domain controller just totally die last night. I need to rebuild it, but first I need to have it removed from my AD.  How do I cleanly remove it?
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use adsitedit remove all records for the dc then force a replication to any other dc's on the network.  If any fsmo roles lived on that server you will need to seize them then transfer.
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Personally, I follow Dan Petri's instructions.  I think they are clearer than Microsoft's.
www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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