Remove roles from broken w03 server

We have a w2003 server that failed to start due to ntds.dit corruption. It also acts as a file server and we couldn't repair it fast enough or get a snapshot back so we decided to just leave it running in recovery mode for now so it can still serve out the file shares that are on it. Is it possible to remove AD/DNS roles from this while it is running in recovery mode?
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
if AD is hosed on that box, i would just remove server metadata from another domain controller once you get shares and other dependencies off that box

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stlhostAuthor Commented:
This is a link to remove meta data after forced removal of AD. I am looking for information on how to force remove AD from a server that is already hosed.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
same difference
a force removal does not tell other domain controllers that it is gone so this process takes care of that
if AD is hosed and is going away, why bother trying to do a force removal?  either way still need to do metadata cleanup
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
for reference, you use the /forceremoval switch with dcpromo which still requires a metadata cleanup
stlhostAuthor Commented:
gotcha, thanks
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