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Orphan domain controller data in Active Directory

I have 2 domain controllers (they're OS was Server 2003) that are no longer existing on the domain--for years and are long gone.  The sites that they were associated with are no longer existing, so they have no site assignment.   I am prepping to upgrade the domain and forest level from 2003 to 2008.  I only found these domain controllers by querying the list of domain controllers using the "nltest" command line.   If I go to the Raise the Domain Function level and save a log file for the domain controllers, these two servers are NOT listed as servers that need to be upgraded.

How do I clean these orphaned domain controllers from my Active Directory?  I tried the Metadata command but it requires to choose a site, and these domain controllers do not have a site assigned.
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oliver222
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
go into sites and services and delete them from there, in ADUC remove them from the doman controllers OU, in dns remove them from the name servers and also the domain
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it_saigeDeveloperCommented:
Have you reviewed the instructions here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498/

-saige-
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oliver222Author Commented:
The DC were still listed in the computers OU.
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