Problem removing Domain controller

Using dcpromo when I get to the screen to remove AD and leave the last DC unchecked, I get the warning that no other DC can be contaced for that domain.  Is it safe to proceed?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
Is this DC having other issues, if you run repadmin /showreps or dcdiag are there communication issues with other DCs.

IF it can't contact another DC you might have to forcibly remove the DC (/forceremoval switch)

Thanks

Mike
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
when I run either of those commands it states "windows cannot find dcdiag or repadmin
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Mike KlineCommented:
Is this 2003, you have to install them (support tools)
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
ah, ok
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
all of the repadmin tests were successful.  The FSMOcheck failed in the dcdiag
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Well after the server sat for awhile, it then could see the network.  So I was able to remove it.
Sorry about the points
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Found my own solution
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