How do I uninstall Active directory in Windows 2003 if server will not boot in normal mode?


R

RO_UK

Hi all,
I hope someone can help....

I have my exchange server 2003 running on the second domain controller
with Windows 2003

installed.
My first domain controller (windows 2003) is running fine. However the
active directory is

corrupt on my exchange server and " I get error Directory Services
cannot start...Error

status Oxc00002E1.... Please click OK to shut down this system....
http://support/microsoft.com/kb/258062 applies here.
I have tried everything in the article but still end up with corrupt
AD.
I only want my Exchange server back on line so loosing AD on this
server is no problem.
Does anyone know how to remove AD manually or otherwise because DCPROMO
will not run in AD

Services restore mode and I cannot login successfuly into the server
anyother way. If it

helps, I have another partition that I have now install Windows 2003
and I can access the

original boot partition as well as the main DC
thanks
 
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Paul Bergson

You can't dcpromo an Exchange/AD server combo once on 200/2003. Your best
bet to recover all this is to bring Exchange up on another server and
recover the mailboxes to this new server. Remove Exchange then dcpromo this
DC.

I'm not an Exchange expert so I have copied the Exchange NewsGroup in on
this, check the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822179

--
Paul Bergson
MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSi
2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT

http://www.pbbergs.com

Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Paul Bergson said:
You can't dcpromo an Exchange/AD server combo once on 200/2003. Your
best bet to recover all this is to bring Exchange up on another
server and recover the mailboxes to this new server. Remove Exchange
then dcpromo this DC.

I'm not an Exchange expert so I have copied the Exchange NewsGroup in
on this, check the link below.
The poster has several replies (one of which is mine) to this identical
message in the m.p.windows.server.active_directory group.

<snip>
 
G

Guest

Or try umove from utools

Paul Bergson said:
You can't dcpromo an Exchange/AD server combo once on 200/2003. Your best
bet to recover all this is to bring Exchange up on another server and
recover the mailboxes to this new server. Remove Exchange then dcpromo this
DC.

I'm not an Exchange expert so I have copied the Exchange NewsGroup in on
this, check the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822179

--
Paul Bergson
MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSi
2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT

http://www.pbbergs.com

Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
G

Guest

Paul Bergson said:
You can't dcpromo an Exchange/AD server combo once on 200/2003. Your best
bet to recover all this is to bring Exchange up on another server and
recover the mailboxes to this new server. Remove Exchange then dcpromo this
DC.

I'm not an Exchange expert so I have copied the Exchange NewsGroup in on
this, check the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822179

--
Paul Bergson
MCT, MCSE, MCSA, Security+, BS CSi
2003, 2000 (Early Achiever), NT

http://www.pbbergs.com

Please no e-mails, any questions should be posted in the NewsGroup
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
 
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H

Hank Arnold (MVP)

yenugulakishorekumar said:
When iam trying to uninstall my active directory iam getting "The server
is unwilling to process the request"error
Need more information. What do you mean by "uninstall my active
directory"?? What steps are you trying to take?

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Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
http://mypcassistant.blogspot.com/
 
J

Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS]

see:
http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorg...ng-Active-Directory-_2D00_-Demoting-a-DC.aspx


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Cheers,
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yenugulakishorekumar said:
When iam trying to uninstall my active directory iam getting "The server
is unwilling to process the request"error


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hi all,

I wanna share what i got

I have had similar problem before and, if I remember well, I tried
restarting the server and ensured that it wasnt being accessed by the other
controllers in the forest.

Then I used the dcpromo /forceremoval
which gracefully demoted the server afterwards.

You should try and use the /forceremoval

You could also check the internet link below:
http://support.microsoft.com/defau [...] 99&sd=tech

Hope this is helpful.

for more details please visit http://www.techyv.com/questions/steps-uninstall-active-directory
 

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