Delete Disconnected Site from Active Directory

Robert Becskei
Robert Becskei used Ask the Experts™
Hello Everyone,

One part of the company was sold . Site has been disconnected in AD I have already removed the non existing domain controllers, dns server. The Site is basically empty now in the Active Directory Sites and Services .

When I try to delete the Site which no longer exists it says object XY contains other Objects, are you sure to want to delete the Object XY and all the other objects ?

My question is what objects is it talking about ?

( I already manually removed the Workstations from the AD , the Server from the AD , the DNS entries from the AD )

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Datacenter platform engineer Lindows

Check the NTDS Settings object of the server to see if the server has a manual connection object from any server in another site. If not you can simply delete the site.
If there are manual object remaining make sure they are absolete and delete the site.

If there are valid objects you should break them down firstly but from what i am Reading you have done all things right.



Than you very much ! Just removed the site . I see now in the DNS , dc gc _sites DomainDnsZones ForrestDnsZones under the Sites I have leftovers from the deleted site ... I suppose I am free to delete it then?

Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer Lindows
Yes you are.

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