Remove references to stale domain controllers.

I have a DNS issue as describe in the following:

The first point under the topic of resolution is to remove references to stale domain controllers.

In AD I have 2 such references within AD Sites & Services.

To remove these references is it simply a case of right clicking on the stale domain controllers and selecting delete?

Neither exists on the LAN anymore.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
What may need to do is also perform metadata cleanup.  This is done using NTDSUTIL.  Refer to the link below as it is very detailed and this is a must if a DC was removed (i.e. powered off and will never join the domain) without demoting it.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
To remove these references is it simply a case of right clicking on the stale domain controllers and selecting delete?

That is correct. Even when you are doing metadata cleanup, some entries may get missed. If you see objects in AD Sites and Services that are no longer present you can in fact simply right click and delete them. I would also be referencing the SRV records as well in DNS. This is the folder under your internal DNS zone(

I would recommend going through each of the folders dc,pdc,gc, etc any remove any of the SRV recrods pointing to the old DC that no longer exists.

Also if this machine never had any FSMO roles assigned to it all you really need to do is delete the Computer object in the Domain Controllers OU.

Then run
netdom query dc
netdom query fsmo

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