We have a domain controller that was virtualized a while back; this caused issues with replication that we're now seeing fallout from. I've moved the PDC Emulator and other fsmo roles to a new DC and we're working on decommissioning the virtualized DC.
In the meantime, I'm trying to resolve an issue with group policy processing. Some workstations, when attempting to process policy, are resolving "domain.local" to the IP address of the virtualized/malfunctioning DC. When they try to download GPOs from this DC, they are not available due to replication issues. What I'd like to do is safely remove this DC from the list of DFS servers that serve this domain (\domain.local\sysvol). Is there a safe way to do so? This will only be a temporary band-aid until we are able to decommission the malfunctioning DC.
I'm open to alternative suggestions as well.