Unable to demote a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller
We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Pro which is a DC but it has been turned off for several months. I just turned it on because we need to demote it and use it later as a normal server, so I ran DCPROMO to start the wizard. I did not check the option "Delete the domain because this server is the last domain controller in the domain" because there are 2 other DC´s . I clicked "Next" and get a message saying "You did not indicate that this Active Directory domain controller is the last domain controller for the domain ´doman.dom´ However, no other Active Directory domain controllers fr that domain can be contacted. Do you want to proceed anyway?"
I clicked "Yes" to proceed anyway and I get the following message:
"The operation failed because: A domain controlled could not be contacted for the domain domain.dom ......."
I will very much appreciate your advice to help me remove any information about this DC.
Scott Gorcester (no need to award me any points for this comment)