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Unable to DCPROMO a 2008R2 due a non-existent role

Last Modified: 2019-12-31
When I run DCPROMO on our old 2008r2 DC I keep getting the message that I need to uninstall the ADSS, however, I already uninstalled the role (after I transferred the certificates to our new 2016 DC). I get the same message even when I try to use dcpromo /forceremoval.
That being said how can I manually remove a role that is no longer installed or how can I direct DCPROMO to ignore this message? Please advise.
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