active diretory, windows server 2008

i see particular server with name.domain.com fro vcnter but when I go to that domain


I don't see, how can I find it is stale or in recycle bin or in tombstone ?
pramod1Asked:
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Adam BehrendtSenior System EngineerCommented:
If you are looking for the deleted object in AD, this script is good Script

But, the Vcenter may not actually be Domain Joined.  So it could be name.domain.xx because some one just named it such.

What are you trying to do?
pramod1Author Commented:
vcenter is domain joined there is a server name  which is in ext.domain.com  which we found in vcenter its ip details

but when we search actually in that domain we don't see and when we do rdp it comes with username and password prompt but all domain credentials doesn't work , we need to find the domain which we need to enable for snmp monitoring
Adam BehrendtSenior System EngineerCommented:
You can have servername.domain.com that is NOT domain joined just been assigned a DNS suffix.  Is this a Windows VCeneter then? Not an appliance?

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pramod1Author Commented:
yes it is VMware 5.5,
pramod1Author Commented:
but I can ping this server
pramod1Author Commented:
so it is running but know where it is ?
pramod1Author Commented:
so can it be possible it has dns suffix and not added to domain? if so where should I check
Adam BehrendtSenior System EngineerCommented:
It very possible that it just has the suffix.  You are trying to physically locate the machine?
pramod1Author Commented:
it is vm machine
pramod1Author Commented:
does it have just PTR record  only ? as it is not resolving  byname, what does that mean the server is there somewhere
pramod1Author Commented:
if server is having ptr record and is showing in vm console, is the server there or deleted?
pramod1Author Commented:
basically cant find in active directory
pramod1Author Commented:
how can I know whether it is lingering object or something
Adam BehrendtSenior System EngineerCommented:
I linked to a script that can help search for old objects.

You are trying to ensure it is gone so you can delete?
pramod1Author Commented:
no we want to know if the server is active or not  as we need to put the server for snmp monitoring?
pramod1Author Commented:
if it has PTR record and pinging is the server there or not as we see on vm console
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