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Removing RODC that are not accessible anymore

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Hi to All of you,
we have 4 RODC hosted at Amazon and they are not accessible anymore.
I want to manually delete them form our PDC, can you please tell how to do or indicate me links
Thank you
Carlo
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Hello,

 If the RODC Does not exists in your domain anymore then you have to Perform Metadata Cleanup of RODC on your Primary domain controller.

Below is the MS KB which explains how to perfomr metadata cleanup.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230306

Also once done make sure non of the RODC DNS records exists in your domain.

https://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2010/10/05/complete-step-by-step-to-remove-an-orphaned-domain-controller.aspx

As these are RODC , Only Metadata clean up is sufficient, as there will be no FSMO , or any other roles will be installed on it.

Hope this information helps.

Regards,

_Prashant_
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by:Leon Fester
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In AD 2008, you can delete computer account. This fullfils the same purpose as a metadata cleanup..

It's all GUI based in 2008 and 2008 R2.

Cleanup Server Metadata Windows 2008 (GUI Based)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(WS.10).aspx

Active Directory Metadata Cleanup (For Windows 2008 or newer - with screen shots)
By Meinolf Weber, MVP
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/05/16/active-directory-metadata-cleanup.aspx
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I've cleaned up metadata correctly.
Thank you
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