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How to delete the metadata from a nonexisting Domain Controler object in Active Directory Sites and Services

Short story: After SBS migration we have a mixed AD enviorment with one Win2003SBS (still in function) and two Win2008R2 doman controlers and one nonexistent DC in AD Sites and services that dates ...
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Robocopy not working for Active Directory snapshot backups

I am trying to automate backups of a Windows 2008 Active Directory database (ntds.dit). Mounted AD snapshots get created in C:\$SNAPxxxxxxxxxx\Windows\NTDS. The script below works for creating, ...
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How to remove broken DC from 2003 domain (with complications)

I have never been to heavily involved with managing AD2003 domain controllers. Now I get a broken domain dumped in my lap. I need some advice how to proceed. Here is the story: Earlier today I ...
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can dc metadata cleanup be done manually on Server 2008?

I ran dcpromo to demote a W2K3 dc. The wizard completed without a hitch. However, there are now a few anomalies: Launching nslookup from the remaining dc (W2K8 R2) gives the result- Default ...
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Manually remove old DC server

I have a win 2003 DC that has failed and i'm trying to clean up the metadata using ntdsutil as per instructions from http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm and ...
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Reset AD Domain Administrator Password

How can I reset the administrator password for a Windows 2008 R2 DC? It appears that none of the Domain Admin passwords/accounts are valid for this given DC, and there are several machines actively ...