Roles are all moved, but when trying to remove the domain controller using 'dcpromo' we get error saying that that domain controller cannot be removed because Certificate Authority Services are running on the server . Two major Issues.
1. That service will not start.
2. Following Article..
But the issue is service isn't started and wont start .. and when you go into Admin Tools / Cert Authority, you cant follow thru with removing certs because the service must be started and when you try starting in you key a Keyset Error that led me to Article:
But I have been unsuccessful at repairing the keyset.
Add/Remove Windows components throws up errors and wont load. Its an old broke server I just want to get out of active directory so I can raise the doimain functional level on the domain using my new DC.
I am running fine with that server just turned off. DHCP / DNS / Authentication.. all working fine.
I think this server is just too seriously boinked to screw around with.
Is it possible to get that 2003 DC out of the Sites and Services Manually?
I mean.. what if the server had been run over by a truck. Isnt there some process for eacsily saying good by to that 2003 box so that I can remove its presence and raise the domain functional level?