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Hello experts,

I have two old DCs in my sites and services that I want to safely remove.  What is the best way to do this?  Both servers failed so I am unable to DCPROMO on them.

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Leon Fester

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Gary Dewrell

MIcrosoft has an article on how to remove orphanced DCs.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555846
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Leon Fester

As the DCPROMO failed, you need to run it again, on the DC you want to remove, using the /forceremoval option.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/332199

If servers are already deleted/formated, then proceed with the meta datacleanup as suggested.

Sites and Services entries for the failed DC's can safely be deleted directly from the Console.
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