Demoting a domain Controller

I'm running DCPromo to demote a domain controller in a domain.  I'm in the process of dismantling this domain.  I'm getting a error:
Active Directory Installation Wizard:
The operation failed because:
Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested
"The wait operation timed out"
OK
WellingtonISAsked:
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WellingtonISConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Actually I got it.  IT was DNS.  I had the server pointing to itself as well as the other DC in this domain for DNS.  I changed the DNS to the other server and a server in the new parent domain and that did the trick
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Is the NETLOGON service started?

If it isn't, start it and then run DCPROMO again.

Alan
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
It's started and it's on automatic too.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Quite often when running DCPROMO, I see the service started when you start DCPROMO, but then part-way through, the service is stopped.

Have you got any old DC's lurking on your Domain that are still in AD, but no longer contactable?

What do you get from running DCDIAG >c:dcdiag.txt

Please upload c:dcdiag.txt if you see errors.

Thanks

Alan
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Excellent news - well done.
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VirastaRUC Tech Consultant Commented:
Glad that you got that going :)
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WellingtonISAuthor Commented:
I figured it out on my own
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