Windows Server 2012R2: Removing DC that no longer exists

Hi All,

I currently have 4 DC's listed and only 2 are in production. The other 2 that are not being used were VMs that no longer exist and I no longer have access to them. Is there a way to forcefully remove them and to do a metadata clean-up? Everything I've found has a solution for people that still have access to that server.
Steven HoongSystems AdministratorAsked:
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
The correct process is a metadata cleanup with NTDSUTIL and this does not require access to server, only a connection to a healthy server
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx

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