Removing old server from Active Directory


G

Guest

Hi,
I have a former server that was added to Active Directory and then
permanently physically removed from the network.
Of course now I am getting warning messages every hour on the eventlog on
the domain controller because the former server can no longer be found.
What is the best way to remove any reference to this server? Active
Directory Sites and Services? Are there any possible problems with removing
it? Should I remove from both of the Active Directory DC's, or just one, then
let replicate?

Thanks, any help appreciated.

Robert
 
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G

Guest

Thank you much Christopher. I've seen the article and didn't think it applied
to my situation because I never attempted a DC demotion. Do you think
otherwise?

Robert
 
P

Paul Bergson

This is rather odd that a DC should want to talk to a member server. What
was its role in the network? DNS, Exchange,...?
 
G

Guest

Paul, it was a Domain Controller (for test purposes only) and was removed
from the network shortly afterward.
I checked the eventviewer again and the warnings only come up once a day,
not every hour as I reported earlier.
Can this server safely just be deleted from AD Sites and Services? I have a
second AD DC that is apparently trying to find it as well.

thanks,
Robert
 
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ptwilliams

Deleting the object from dssite.msc will make some of these issues go away,
but not all. Follow the instructions posted by Chris - regardless as to
whether this was a failed demotion, a disaster, or just an erroneous power
off, that is the article that is needed to clean up the mess left behind...


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Paul Williams

http://www.msresource.net
http://forums.msresource.net


Paul, it was a Domain Controller (for test purposes only) and was removed
from the network shortly afterward.
I checked the eventviewer again and the warnings only come up once a day,
not every hour as I reported earlier.
Can this server safely just be deleted from AD Sites and Services? I have a
second AD DC that is apparently trying to find it as well.

thanks,
Robert
 
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