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DCPROMO error on last 2003 Server

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I had a 2003 based forest and i recently added 2 2008 server to the forest in order to upgrade my domain I have demoted the primary dc and relocated the FSMO roles a 2008 server so now I am at the last steps in upgrading the forest demote all 2003 servers and raise the domain level to 2008 and as I remove the last server i get the attached error any help would be appreciated.
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by:Seth Simmons
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from that last 2003 server, do netdom query fsmo and verify the infrastructure master listed is valid
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so i did a dcpromo /forceremoval and i was able to remove it from the domain but now when I go to raise the domain functionality level i get th error that I have attached. for your query i have attached yet another error.
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you're getting that netdom error because you did it after doing a force removal since it is now not a domain controller

where is the raise domain functional level error?  you posted the same dcpromo message again

since you forcibly removed the domain controller, you need to do metadata cleanup because the other domain controllers think that 2003 server is still there

Clean Up Server Metadata
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx
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here you go not much to it i am afraid
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justy tsays that the server needs to be removed that is the server that i forced out
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correct
use that article to forcibly remove that server
it still exists in AD
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when I go to remove the sever from ADSS I get the attached error and the server still remains
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in the end I figured out my problem but only if was pushed in that direction from the contributer
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