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Removing a new Root tree that went bad

Here is the topology: 2008 R2

One Forest - Alapha.com
Two Root Domain Trees - Bravo.com & Tango.com

Tango.com was just added with one domain controller.  Unfortunately when I setup the first domain controller/created this domain under Forest Alpha.com, something went wrong because of connection issues and DNS delegation was not created and AD user manager or AD sites, pretty much nothing worked.

I tried a few things to fix it but I wasnt able to so i decided to remove the domain using dcpromo which failed so I used /forceremoval.

Then I followed the following article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230306 to get rid of the Domain and i get the following error: See below:
C:\Windows\system32\ntdsutil.exe: metadata cleanup
metadata cleanup: connections
server connections: connect to server wines-rtdc01
Binding to wines-rtdc01 ...
Connected to wines-rtdc01 using credentials of locally logged on user.
server connections: quit
metadata cleanup: select operation target
select operation target: list domains
Found 3 domain(s)
0 - DC=alpah,dc=com
1 - DC=bravo,DC=com
2 - DC=tango,DC=com
select operation target: select domain 2
No current site
Domain - DC=tango,DC=com
No current server
No current Naming Context
select operation target: quit
metadata cleanup: remove selected domain
DsRemoveDsDomainW error 0x2162(The requested domain could not be deleted because
 there exist domain controllers that still host this domain.)


I was going to delete the domain partition via adsi, then try to clean it out from sites and dns.

Any ideas what is the best way.  I will need to recreate this domain with the same name once this is cleaned out
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For some reason NTDSUTIL doesnt recognize the "domain management"

C:\Windows\system32\ntdsutil.exe: domain management
Error parsing Input - Invalid Syntax.


Wouldn't I have to connect first then use domain management.


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I thinks thats for 2003
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I figured it out, for 2008 the command is partition management

So following the article, i m missing enteries.  It seems that the entire domaindnszone is already missing. That was the reason i was having all these issues and decided to completely remove this domain and create it again.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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Not a common thing to remove an orphaned domain, maybe an orphaned domain controller :)


I have removed the orphaned domain. I just need to monitor for a day or so to make sure no logs generated on current Forest regarding the removed Domain.

Thanks for your help.