2003 R2 BDC Crash. Force Removal from AD

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 VasudevanConnect With a Mentor Associate Infrastructure SpecialistCommented:
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.


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
pscanevitAuthor Commented:
thank you so much for the easy instructions.  I always find what I need on Experts Exchange
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