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I'm rebuilding the server mentioned in this question.

However before I do blow it away I would like to move its operations off of it first. DHCP and ePO are taken care of and now all that is left is a demote for AD.

When following the dialogs it gives me an error of:

The operation failed because:

Managing the network session with server.domain.local failed

"Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect."

I think my options are:

  1. If there is a fix/workaround I could use to demote this machine.
  2. Or nuke it now as it stands.

If I choose option 2 are there any specific things I need to do on my network to make sure it is nuked properly? Any possible gotchas?

Also if I do a dcpromo /forceremoval will I need to do anything else on my network?

Things I have checked:

  • It is not an operations master server
  • Turned off the global catalog (it still thinks it is one).

Thanks in advance.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I love the Petri forum.

Here's your answer. Delete Failed DC

Personally, I've been on networks with a few ghostly DC's floating around. Nothing much bad ever happened except you would get some DNS errors when the servers would try and contact them.

I would make a good backup of AD, and then follow the directions if you feel the urge to get rid of it completely

Good luck.

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Did you just dump the DC without cleaning up AD? – Dayton Brown Sep 2 '09 at 20:47
The server has been rebuilt and is working great. Also Yes, when I dumped the DC I did clean up the AD. – Qwerty Sep 22 '09 at 0:35

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