Windows Group Policy server

I am managing a domain with a Windows 2008 DC and a Windows 2016 DC.  I removed the group policy server feature from the 2008 server months ago using Server Manager and Remove Features.  I left the server as a DC, however.

Clients on the network still look to the 2008 DC for group policy, as proven by the output of gpresult /r.  I need suggestions for stopping this.
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what you have removed is *GPMC console* only
It will not remove GPO objects from DC
In reality no need to remove GPMC, I don't know why you do that
still you can see shared sysvol and netlogon on 2008 DC and but obvious clients are interested in these two shared folders and not a GPMC management console

if you want to stop DC functionality, you need to decommission active directory from 2008 server

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EdwinPJrAuthor Commented:
That's what I figured and it makes absolute sense.  Thanks.
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