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Cannot remove 2008 R2 DC due to Single Master Operation role

Cannot remove a 2008 R2 DC.  Get message "unable to determine the ownership of Single Master Operation Role"

I ran netdom /query fsmo and all the roles are off that server.  However, I do not see Single Master Operation
J.R. Sitman
J.R. Sitman
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MAS (MVE)Technical Department HeadCommented:
Hi J.R. Sitman,
How many DCs you have?
You can demote the server without replicating by this command. i.e.Force removal.
dcpromo /forceremoval

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Shutdown this(problematic) server for couple of days and monitor. If everything goes well please start the server the server and remove without replicating.
After force removal do a cleanup.
You have to be careful in this situation. I suggest you hire a consultant to do this job for you.

Hope it helps
you can forcefully remove dc by running "dcpromo /forceremoval command from elevated prompt and then cleanup server metadata from AD
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks.  I cleaned up AD, however, I did follow the Petri article just to verify it was cleaned up.
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