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2003 R2 BDC Crash.  Force Removal from AD

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Hi All,

I have had a BDC at another location crash (not configured in a different site) and it will not be brought back up.  The OS was 2003 R3 and the PDC is also 2003 R3.  I have read several posts on how to remove the server from AD, NTDS, FRS, etc. so that errors in my PDC event log will go away - but I am not sure I am reading the right ones.  Before I active the 2008 that is on remote site to BDC I would like to get all traces of the 2003 BDC from AD.  Can someone help me with the required steps?
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Vipin Vasudevan earned 500 total points
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This is pretty simple process to remove crashed DCs from AD database. You may use native NTDSutil to remove metadata (metadata cleanup) of crashed 2003 Server.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736378(v=ws.10).aspx

If you planning to brin the first Windows 2008 RTM/R2 in to your domain, you may prepre your domain/forest for that. (Forest prep and Domain Prep using ADprep)  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771461(v=ws.10).aspx

YOu may go through the checlikst you have perform here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731314(v=ws.10).aspx
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thank you so much for the easy instructions.  I always find what I need on Experts Exchange
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