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DFS Management Console still displaying removed Replication groups

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A DC at a branch site is still displaying 4 replicated groups that I have removed
Is there a cache that can be cleared to removed these, why are they still showing up?
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by:Sandeshdubey
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Refer below link to remove instances of faulty server.

Removing server from dfs replication group
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/1d1aefdf-a050-46a6-827f-fb4be8d1e505/removing-server-from-dfs-replication-group-in-windows-2003?forum=winserverfiles

It seems that instances of the failed DC are still present .Verift that the instaces of the server is removed from AD sites and services,DNS,DC OU & AD database.Also change the DNS pointing on the server and client to point to online DNS server.

Complete Step by Step Guideline to Remove an Orphaned Domain controller (including seizing FSMOs, running a metadata cleanup, and more)
http://msmvps.com/blogs/acefekay/archive/2010/10/05/complete-step-by-step-to-remove-an-orphaned-domain-controller.aspx
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The DC eventually updated itself.
The deleted replicated groups are no longer showing.
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by:antonioking
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Just a bit of patience and the issue resolved itself.
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