Unable to demote DC with dcpromo

Posted on 2013-09-24
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Last Modified: 2013-10-18
Server 2008 R2. When running dcpromo trying to remove AD from DC, I am getting an error "insufficient attributes were given to create an object. This object may not exist because it may have been deleted and already garbage collected." Every time I run dcpromo, a different server is listed as DC having a problem being reached. All servers in domain are operational
Question by:nfinorthit
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Hypercat (Deb) earned 2000 total points
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This can be a very complex issue, according to everything I've read, and is related to replication issues. You can take a look at this post and see if it helps you at all:


I'm inclined to advise that you call MS support rather than trying to troubleshoot this on EE.

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I did a forced dcpromo and it worked fine. Thanks.

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The link you provided gave a suggestion to do a dcpromo /forceremoval, which worked in my situtation.

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