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Safe to demote & rebuild AD replica running exchange?

We have two Windows 2008 r2 servers. One is located in house which runs all domain logins, resources, file sharing etc. The second server is a AD replica which is remotely hosted at our Datacenter ...
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How to prevent Optional Networking Components IIS PBS popup during DCPROMO

I am doing an unattended PCPROMO command from a cmd prompt, to make this computer the PDC in a new domain, using an answer file. However, I get the following popup while Installing the DNS Server: ...
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Unattended DCPromo creating new domain fails as user is not domain admin [closed]

I have installed Windows Server 2003 and am trying to make it a DC on a new domain. It works ok if I use the wizard, but when I try to use an answer file, it says 'An AD domain controller for the ...
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dcpromo prerequisites for Active Directory preparation failed

Cannot promote a new Server 2012 R2 server to domain controller on an existing domain. The prerequisites check fails. Verification of prerequisites for Active Directory preparation failed. Unable to ...
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Demoted Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller remote desktop services not responding on external interfaces

I have removed all member servers from a single domain A. I have demoted the single Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller (old dc). Windows firewall is disabled and remote desktop (termserv) ...
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Does a DCPROMO move FSMO roles automatically?

There's seems to be a fair bit of conflicting information out there - and although I have never tried this personally (have always manually moved the FSMO roles to a new DC prior to demotion) and ...
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Cannot delete orphaned domain with ntdsutil

I have a problem deleting an orphaned subdomain from a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD. The situation is as follows: dcpromo failed in demoting the only DC of the subdomain. The DC was therefore demoted ...