The ranting of an IT Professional

Jan 19 2009   8:29PM GMT

Removing a DC by force

Jason Tramer Jason Tramer Profile: Jason Tramer

There are times when a DC has to be removed by force. It’s really not that hard a quick dcpromo /forceremoval will do it for you. Now comes the tricky part, you have to remove the metadata manually out of AD.

Here is a really great article for this:

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

This becomes doubly important if you want to ever re-promote the server back to the domain. Without removing the metadata it will not allow you to re-promote.

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