Removing a crashed domain controller from active directory



I had a small network with a windows 2k domain controller. I added a Win2k
server with Exchange 2k3 but after a few months, the hard drive started going
bad (don't ask) so I purchased a new copy of Win2k3 server and installed
Exchange 2k3 on it, migrated from the first exchange server over to the new
exchange server (just in time I might say since the next day the original
exchange server did fried completely). Needless to say, I didn't have enough
time to properly remove the original exchange server from active directory,
so I'm trying to fix that problem now.

Any ideas?




Chriss3 [MVP]

Have a look at the follow KB articles.

How to manually remove an Exchange 2000 installation;en-us;260378&sd=tech

How to completely remove Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 from Active

You have to clean up after the crashed domain controller as well,

How to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain
controller demotion

Christoffer Andersson
Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

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