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Windows 2000 Server fails dcpromo /forceremoval.

I'm trying to demote a windows server 2000 DC but I'm getting errors even when I use dcpromo /forceremoval. Can I use the NTDSUTIL tool to remove it and if so do I have to do anything else after it is complete? Thanks
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Venkat Suresh

8/22/2022 - Mon
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This is an old box that will be removed when done. I have two other dc's on the network with the primary dc managing the FSMO roles. If I understand all I have to do is following the link you provided and I'm done?
Mike Kline

yes but shutdown that 2000 box down too.  

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Mike
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Should I shut it down before before I run ntdsutuil or does it need to be on while removing it?
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Hi

Shutdown the 2000 machine and run the ntdsutil from fsmo server and follow steps in the link which mike provided.

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Jai
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