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:
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:
So now I'm forced to do a little research and come across an article on technet that references this:
Fix an Unsuccessful DC Demotion - | Petri IT Knowledgebase
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:
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