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Problem removing Domain controller

Posted on 2012-03-24
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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?
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Question by:J.R. Sitman
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by:Mike Kline
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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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by:J.R. Sitman
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when I run either of those commands it states "windows cannot find dcdiag or repadmin
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by:Mike Kline
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Is this 2003, you have to install them (support tools)
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by:J.R. Sitman
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ah, ok
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by:J.R. Sitman
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all of the repadmin tests were successful.  The FSMOcheck failed in the dcdiag
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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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Found my own solution
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