New Server 2012 R2 Domain controller in 2003 functional level domain


I have installed a new Server 2012 R2 server into my network which currently has a Server 2008 DC and a Server 2003 DC.

I am migrating services off the 2003 to demote and remove soon but i am getting sysvol replication errors for servers that arent on the network anymore.

I assume they were deleted prior to us taking over the support.

The error is

            [1] Problem: Missing Expected Value
             Base Object:
            CN=SERVERNAME,CN=Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share),CN=File Replication Service,CN=System,DC=DOMAIN,DC=local
             Base Object Description: "SYSVOL FRS Member Object"
             Value Object Attribute Name: serverReference
             Value Object Description: "DC Account Object"
             Recommended Action: Check if this server is deleted, and if so
            clean up this DCs SYSVOL FRS Member Object.  Also see Knowledge
            Base Article:  Q312862

Ive read the article and it says to remove the servers using adsiedit but i cannot see them in there.

timb551IT ManagerAsked:
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Sajid Shaik MSystem AdminCommented:

follow this article to metadata cleanup..

all the best
Guy LidbetterCommented:
Hi There,

Depending on how they dropped the old DC, either via the "power button" or a failed demotion, you'd need to scrub some metadata.

Use NTDSUtil > This is a great blog to help you out

Make sure that the server is not listed in Sites n Services.

Check DNS under "Forward Lookup Zones > > _msdcs" and "Forward Lookup Zones > > _tcp" for any entry for that server, if there remove the Entries manually.

ADSI EDIT: Read this article which covers quiet a lot above removing old DC's including where in ADSI to look.

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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I have followed the ntsdutil instructions but when i get to list servers in site the failed ones arent listed only the current live ones.

I also cannot find the servers in AD or AD sites and services.
timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I have also tried

 4. Use "ADSIEdit" to remove old computer records from the Active Directory:
         a. OU=Domain Controllers,DC=domain,DC=local
         b. CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local
         c. CN=Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share),CN=File Replication Service,CN=System,DC=domain,DC=local

But i cannot find b or c within adsiedit
timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Finally found it by actually typing in b and c into adsieedit and have removed the offending items.

Hopefully that will be it now, cheers for the pointers.
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