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Article ID: 555846 - Last Review: January 12, 2007 - Revision: 1.0

Author: Yuval Sinay MVP
 

SUMMARY

The following knowledgebase will help you to remove completely orphaned Domain Controller

RESOLUTION

 
 
1.Use the following knowledgebase to remove common Domain Controller settings
 
           from the Active Directory.
 
          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498 
 
 
Note 1: : You may need to seize the FSMO to alternative Domain Controller
 
              Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
 
              http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255504
 
Note 2: You may need to configure a new authoritative timerver in the domain.
 
 
 
  2.  Remove old computer account by using "Active Directory Sites and Services" tool.
 
  3.  Remove old DNS and WINS records of the orphaned Domain Controller.
 
  4. Use "ADSIEdit" to remove old computer records from the Active Directory:
    
 
         a. OU=Domain Controllers,DC=domain,DC=local
 
         b. CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local
 
         c. CN=Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share),CN=File Replication Service,CN=System,DC=domain,DC=local
              
   5. Force Active Directory replication by using "Repadmin.exe" tool:
 
      Using Repadmin.exe to troubleshoot Active Directory replication
 
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229896/
 
 
 

MORE INFORMATION

 
How to configure an authoritative timerver in Windows 2000
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216734
 
How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows Server 2003
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
 
 
 

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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