Removing a Windows 2003 DC from a domain
Posted on 2014-07-30
We have 2 x 2003 Windows servers running as DC's. We also have a Windows 2008 server running as DC, DHCP and DNS. We also have a Windows 2012 server running exchange 2010 which is just a member server.
We are no longer using one of the 2003 servers, and wish to remove it altogether.
I have tried running DCPROMO but we keep getting the error :-
DsRemoveDsDomainW error 0x2162<The requested domain could not be deleted because there exisits domain controllers that still host this domain.
Obviously, we still wish to use the same domain with our remaining servers, and just (first of all) remove the 2003 server.
What do I need to do to remove all traces of the first 2003 server? We will then move on to removing the second 2003 server.
Can anyone help, as it is ver frustrating being so close to physically removing the old server, and being stuck at this point.
Any advice much appreciated.