troubleshooting Question

Cant completely remove windows 2003 domain controller after demoting it using dcpromo

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JB BlancoFlag for United States of America asked on
Microsoft Legacy OSMicrosoft Server OSWindows Server 2008
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Hello,

I have successfully added a new windows 2008 r2 domain controller to my existing domain/forest.

Before this DC was introduced, I had only one Root windows 2003 DC and I have transferred all fsmo rolls and waited 6 weeks before disjoing it from the domain and physically removing
it.

I then upgraded my domain to windows 2008 r2 domain and forest functional level.

okay, now I am having wiered issues with Group Policy where my policies wont apply to groups but only single user accounts!

I have another thread opened called "Cant Get My Screen Saver to work right" and after much trouble shooting on that thread, I have come to the realization that my issue has greatly to do with the fact that my windows 2003 DC has not been completely removed from AD or where ever it may still have a trace.  

I need help.

I have done the following:

I have just recently gone through my DNS on my Win 2008 R2 DC and completely removed all traces of the old win 2003 server from EVERYWHERE.

what else should I do?

I never ran ntdsutil to remove the meta data from the win2003 dc before physically removing it.  I hope there is still another way I can completely remove any and all traces of this damn server.

please help

thanks
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