We demoted 2003 DCs but they are still showing up in AD sites. What is the best process of removing them from AD sites?

We are currently replacing all 2003 DCs with 2012 DCs. I noticed that the old servers are still showing in the AD sites. Should these be cleaned up and how? Why didn't they get removed when I demoted the 2003 DCs? What is your recommendation for cleaning the AD sites?

Also, since we  also be further decommissioning 2003 servers by disjoining them (now the member server) from the domain and shutting them down, would that process delete them from AD sites? Now they are just member server without AD installed and they are still showing up in AD sites.

Please help.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Just delete the objects in sites and services, it doesn't happen automatically during the demtion.

Nice job getting rid of 2003 servers...end of life is in July


Manikandan NarayanswamySecurity Specialist & IBM Security GuardiumCommented:

Nope even if they are member servers deleting them would not delete them from AD sites. However you can delete them from the following location. Star > run> adsiedit.msc go to configuration partition > Sites > select the default sites container or the site on which those servers exists > > Go to the Server container >Select the servers and delete them. In case if you were having child domains and the AD wasn't uninstalled properly then the records must be deleted from the CN=Partitions container there will be a record created with the name of child domain you need to delete it.


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