The ranting of an IT Professional:



January 19, 2009  8:29 PM

Removing a DC by force

Posted by: Jason Tramer
DC, dcpromo /forceremoval, ntdsutil

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...

August 20, 2008  2:11 PM

“The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” on a DC

Posted by: Jason Tramer
DC, IT professional, Microsoft Windows

I got this error today when trying to log into the only DC at one of our client sites. Needless to say this is a bad sign when a DC can't see it's own domain. After a few checks I quickly found that none of the machines could log into the domain at all. Didn't take me long to figure out that DNS...


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