Cannot demote a DC using DCPROMO - 'Logon failure: the target account name is invalid.
Posted on 2013-11-13
I have a urgent need to demote a 2003 DC server. The server was offline for over 60 days and it appears to have tombstoned. The server was offline and due to a network issue and now users are having issues logging in to their workstations, etc
The server has no roles attached to it and is not a GK server. I'm getting replication issues on my good DC.
The error I receive is - The operation failed because:
Managing the network session with ****.local failed.
'Logon failure. The target account name is incorrect.
How do I demote this server?