Target principal name is incorrect: replication error

I am having problems with replication on a new Windows server 2012 R2.  This server replaced an existing server so during the installation I named the server differently to avoid duplicate names.  When I took down the old server and brought up the new server, I changed the server name.  Now I am getting replication error "The target principal name is incorrect.

Also,  I checked the service principal names with setspn -l servername and there were multiple entries with the old server name.  I tried to remove them with setspn -d servicename servername and it said that they were successfully unregistered, but when I did a setspn - l servername again they were still there.  What can I do to remove these entries and repair replication?

Donna HSr. Manager of ITAsked:
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Donna HSr. Manager of ITAuthor Commented:
This is a domain controller at a small remote site and only has Active Directory, DNS and DHCP roles.  It does not have the FSMO roles.  Can I demote this server, restart and then DCPROMO and re-add the DNS and DHCP roles to repair replication?
You don't need to remove the DNS and DHCP roles. Just demote as a DC, make sure there is no lingering metadata in AD, and then promote it to a DC again.

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Donna HSr. Manager of ITAuthor Commented:
Demoting the DC, cleaning up the metadata and then promoting it to a DC again worked.  I also removed the DNS role as well as a precaution.  There were some entries related to the old server name that I wanted to clean up.
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