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Windows 2003 DC isn't replicating across sites

I have a Windows 2003 DC on a remote site that I cannot get to replicate.  on my GC server it doesn't even give me the option to replicate.  on the DC at the remote site the server is showing up under the Default-First-Site-Name site and when i try to replicate it gives me "The following error occureed during the attempt to contact the domain controller WEST-DC-001: the target principal name is incorrect".   Under the sites it shows the correct site but under server WEST-DC-001 it doesn't show the NTDS Settings so i can replicate?  I have tried to do a dcpromo to remove it from AD but it doesn't allow me to do that either?  I have another site that works just fine?
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When I do a dsquery it does not show my DC from my remote site.
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Is there DNS entry on dnsserver same iP?
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I will not recommend you to demote a dc just because it is not replicating rather try to find root cause because promoting a new dc cannot guarantee that it will be successful if root cause is something else.
Try to see the logs (System/App/AD/DNS/Replication) on remote dc and see if you can get more info from that. If you have any specific event IDs, post it here or search google.
On my GC server the event log shows Replication Event 1699 and 2041 every minute or so.
Here is a screen shot of the remote site.  if you notice on this server it shows up under the default-sites-services and a "site" too.???
Also, you asked to see the DNS logs on the remote server, it is not a DNS server only AD.
Also if you don't want WEST-DC-001 to be a part of replication, you need to right click on it and select delete in AD sites and services otherwise other DCs will try to replicate with it.