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CS server removal from AD after CS server physically lost

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I have a client with a legacy 2008R2 domain. It originally had a single certificate server. The certificate server remains listed in PKIVIEW but the physical computer is gone and therefore I am unable to follow the removal process found in: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/889250. How does one effectively get rid of a no longer existing Certificate Services server in order to clean up Active Directory before installing a new one?
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Daniel Kline earned 500 total points
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I can't claim credit for this hack, but here is where you can find the solution:
http://retrohack.com/cleaning-up-after-a-failed-2008-certificate-authority/
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Ok, I'll give it a try. Thanks for the disclaimer.
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Ok, that worked, but like the comments said it's easier if you use the PKIView in step 11 to remove the failed CA from the various AD containers. Still, a good recommendation even if you pulled a third party solution.
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