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Remove Active Directory Domain Controller

Posted on 2014-04-09
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Hello,

We have two active directory domain controllers. The older unit has completely failed and is unrecoverable. This has caused a problem. How do I remove this failed unit from the domain so the domain stops looking for it.

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by:Santosh Gupta
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Hi,

you need to perform the metadata cleanup of you active directory.

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm#

After that just to make sure double check the DNS and Sites & services and remove records related to old DC.
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Make sure you also Seize any of the FSMO roles that the Failed DC was holding over to the good DC.

http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm
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by:tacshose1
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The servers are running Server 2008. I followed the directions as best I could and seized the FSMO roles. I also went through the DNS manually and deleted any records that had the old server name.
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I followed the server 2008 metadata cleanup commands and it worked great. The slowdowns are gone.
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Awesome.
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