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How to remove DNS in Windows 2003?

Hi,


I have removed DNS role from my Widnows 2003 server but for some reasons I can still see "DNS Server" in Event Viewer. Is that normal? If I go to Manage Your Server, I did not see the DNS role and DNS is not checked in Add/Remove Windows Components.

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SAM2009

8/22/2022 - Mon
Adam Brown

DNS Server will be listed in the event viewer until the events related to DNS get pushed out either due to age or other reasons. What are the errors you're seeing? Is this server a domain controller?
Sajid Shaik M

C:\Windows\System32\dns

find and delete the dns folder
SAM2009

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This a old DC which I depromote the AD. Now is just an normal file server
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
DarinTCH

DNS will still 'remain' for a short time
I also perform a flush
ipconfig /flushdns
so the local cache is gone
and remeber you may have 'hard coded' or manually entered that address on some PC
and the will continue to look to that server

if DNS is setup properly on the new Server and config properly in DHCP
you should see the msgs decrease

for future reference - Best practice (in a live environement that has some age to it)
build new server....
change IP on old server
assign old IP address of DNS to new DNS server
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regedit is the whole and sole for this.
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