Error when demoting Windows Server 2003 Active Directory

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Active Directory
DCpromote
Demote Active Directory
Demote Domain Controller
Domain Controller
Windows Server 2003
i want to demote my windows 2003 active directory,but whenever i used the command "dcpromo" it gives me message that the domain does not exist....so how should i demote that server???
ASKED: December 23, 2008  9:42 AM
UPDATED: December 23, 2008  5:14 PM

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Sounds like there are a lot of problems with the domain controller. I suggest a fresh OS install. You can clean up the metadata in Active Directory using this <a href=”http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc736378.aspx”>link</a>. Once all the metadata is cleaned from AD, you can use the re-installed server for any purpose you want including promoting it back as a domain controller.

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