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Remove Failed Domain Controller

Hi,

We need to remove a domain controller that we cannot demote. What do we do to clean up AD after pulling the plug? we are running Server 2008 R2 AD.

Thanks!
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
Hi,

1. Please run DCPROMO /FORCEREMOVAL
2. Perform metadata cleanup. (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498)
3. make sure that you dont have any object in ADUC, DNS and sites &services.
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rookie_bAuthor Commented:
Thank you,

DCPROMO /Forceremoval - we cannot access the DC, so we can't run on it. Would the other two points be sufficient?
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
yes,
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Premkumar YogeswaranAnalyst II - System AdministratorCommented:
Hi,
In this scenario, you can shutdown and do the metadata clean up..

Make sure the server wont come back online.. (Format and rebuild the server)

Check the below link for MDC (meta data cleanup)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

Regards,
Prem
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