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How do i seize FSMO roles from a DC that is crashed

I have a 2008 server that is a GC server and a working DC. My 2000 machine that had the FSMO roles crashed and is gone. I will not reintroduce it to the network. How to I seize the roles for my 2008 machine to take over?
I use the ntutil command?

Thanks.
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raffie613

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and I do this on the DC that I am using to seize the roles?
the DC that has the roles, is gone.
curious about the line "connect to server"? So I am connecting to itself?
motnahp00

Yes, you will be performing this on the DC seizing the roles

Example:

Currently logged onto DC3

connect to server DC3
raffie613

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i got an error, the current FSMO holder could not be contacted.

now what?
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motnahp00

You are typing this from a working DC, right?

ntdsutil
roles
connection
connect to server your_server_name
raffie613

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yes, but if it is trying to connect to the server that HAD the FSMO roles, it will not be able to since that one is no longer on the network. Should it still work?
raffie613

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ok, redid it and it worked this time.
thanks
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raffie613

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how do I remove replication for the DC that crashed so I don't get errors in the event log of fail replication to it?

Thanks.
motnahp00

Remove the server from Active Directory Sites and Services. Right click and delete your nonexistent server. AD does an automatic cleanup after you do this.
motnahp00

You can force replication through Sites and Services or through the command line:

repadmin /syncall
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raffie613

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it gave me an error when I tried to delete the server from sites. It says I have to use the dcpromo on that server to remove it. Any way around this?
Thanks.
motnahp00

When you are in Sites and Services expand the site (blue icon) and then servers and then the server name. There is another blue icon called NTDS settings. You will need to delete this one first.