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Removing DC after its been removed permanently

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Okay, ive done it before but I forgot the steps. I have a DC that was wiped without letting me know. I just need to remove the metadata and all the information of the DC off of our domain. What are the steps for this?

This is 2008 server domain.
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by:andreas
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Here you can find the instructions. its not very complicated:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816826%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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by:Thomas N
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The server is not online. I cant run this on the server.I remember not running dcpromo. I had to go into the AD console and just delete or something like that. I just want to make sure it is done correctly.
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by:Mike Kline
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Andreas link is right on.  One additional question...did it hold any FSMO roles?

Thanks

Mike
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by:Thomas N
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How about DNS? Can I just delete it out of there as well?
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Mike, no roles.
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by:Mike Kline
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Ok so you don't have to worry about seizing any roles. Yes delete them out of DNS.   Someday remember these steps if asked "what is metadata cleanup" in an interview :)

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Mike
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Walter Padrón earned 2000 total points
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Do a metadata cleanup,  see http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

If this server had FSMO roles, seize them on another domain controller
Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/255504/en-us

Remember to reconfigure clients  to point to new dns server, better if you use DHCP
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