Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Can't remove old [dead] domain controllor from AD :( Help! in Technical; Hello, my backup DC just died (about time) and I've been trying to create another one on a newer server ...
Can't remove old [dead] domain controllor from AD :( Help!
Hello, my backup DC just died (about time) and I've been trying to create another one on a newer server however when attempting to use the same name I get handed the following error message: http://i.imgur.com/zFsP4nk.png
So obviously the old computer name still exists in AD and I need to delete it right? well here's what happens when I try: http://i.imgur.com/cYXmPIk.png
Now all is well until step 11 where it asks me to list the server, the only server that shows is my current domain controller which I obviously don't want to remove....
Screenshot in case anyone wants to see for themselves: http://i.imgur.com/qiAaO1n.png
Any ideas?? it really bothers me when there's a tone of articles out there that tell me to "do this" to fix it and nothing is what it's supposed to be!!
Thanks in advance.
BHome-Dc1 is the old dead DC that I want to delete from AD
Bhome-Dc2 is the current FQDC
Last edited by Jamie_Evans; 24th August 2014 at 05:07 AM.
That feature to prevent accidental deletion also exists independently in ADSIedit and I believe is on by default. It will even stop a proper demotion with DCpromo. Have a look at the DC object in there.