Domain Controller Demotion - problems

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Eric32, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Eric32

    Eric32 Guest

    We have a server running Windows 2003 that was originally setup as one of our
    domain controllers. We've since demoted the box to a member server but there
    are definitely still remnants of AD that I'm concerned are causing problems.
    For example, if I look in Event Viewer I can still see the event logs for
    "Directory Service", "DNS Server", and "File Replication Service". I also
    see this server still showing up under AD Sites and Services. We're also
    getting GP errors in the event log (Events 1030 and 1058). I've read through
    MS KB article 887303 but nothing there seems to be relevant to our problem.

    Is there a good way to go through and ensure that all of the AD remnants are
    definitely gone?

    This server also acts as a Terminal Server running in app mode. Not sure if
    that matters.
     
    Eric32, Feb 1, 2007
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  2. Eric-

    It's normal to still see the event logs.

    As far as the server in AD Sites & Services, you can just delete it. The top
    level container is not deleted by the dcpromo process.

    --
    Thanks,
    Brian Desmond
    Windows Server MVP - Directory Services

    www.briandesmond.com


    "Eric32" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have a server running Windows 2003 that was originally setup as one of
    > our
    > domain controllers. We've since demoted the box to a member server but
    > there
    > are definitely still remnants of AD that I'm concerned are causing
    > problems.
    > For example, if I look in Event Viewer I can still see the event logs for
    > "Directory Service", "DNS Server", and "File Replication Service". I also
    > see this server still showing up under AD Sites and Services. We're also
    > getting GP errors in the event log (Events 1030 and 1058). I've read
    > through
    > MS KB article 887303 but nothing there seems to be relevant to our
    > problem.
    >
    > Is there a good way to go through and ensure that all of the AD remnants
    > are
    > definitely gone?
    >
    > This server also acts as a Terminal Server running in app mode. Not sure
    > if
    > that matters.
     
    Brian Desmond [MVP], Feb 1, 2007
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  3. Eric32

    Jorge Silva Guest

    Hi
    > We have a server running Windows 2003 that was originally setup as one of
    > our
    > domain controllers. We've since demoted the box to a member server but
    > there
    > are definitely still remnants of AD that I'm concerned are causing
    > problems.


    That's espected, to remain in AD as member server.

    > For example, if I look in Event Viewer I can still see the event logs for
    > "Directory Service", "DNS Server", and "File Replication Service". I also
    > see this server still showing up under AD Sites and Services.


    You need to manually remove the DC from ADSS that's by design, you can (if
    you want), to manually remove the DNS records for that DC, and then force
    replication among the other existing ones. Note: If that DC was a DNS
    server, you might want to remove the DNS service, especially if your DNS
    Zone was AD-Integrated, because DNS AD-I only works on DNS/DCs.

    --

    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.
    Jorge Silva
    MCSE

    "Eric32" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have a server running Windows 2003 that was originally setup as one of
    > our
    > domain controllers. We've since demoted the box to a member server but
    > there
    > are definitely still remnants of AD that I'm concerned are causing
    > problems.
    > For example, if I look in Event Viewer I can still see the event logs for
    > "Directory Service", "DNS Server", and "File Replication Service". I also
    > see this server still showing up under AD Sites and Services. We're also
    > getting GP errors in the event log (Events 1030 and 1058). I've read
    > through
    > MS KB article 887303 but nothing there seems to be relevant to our
    > problem.
    >
    > Is there a good way to go through and ensure that all of the AD remnants
    > are
    > definitely gone?
    >
    > This server also acts as a Terminal Server running in app mode. Not sure
    > if
    > that matters.
     
    Jorge Silva, Feb 1, 2007
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