demote backup domain controler from non existent domain

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. I have a backup domain controller we want to demote, the problem is that the
    domain has already been disabled, we want to now demote this server and join
    it to a new domain.

    We get a message saying that it cannot demote because it can not contact the
    domain, join workgroup before demoting. but when you try to join work group
    the feature is grayed out, you ant remove it till it is demoted.

    Seems like a catch 22 situation.

    any ideas?
, Aug 16, 2007
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    freaky Guest

    Is this NT4 or 2000/2003? On the latter one you can try dcpromo /force
    freaky, Aug 16, 2007
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    freaky Guest

    Sorry that should be 'dcpromo /forceremoval'
    freaky, Aug 16, 2007
  4. Thank you worked fine
, Aug 17, 2007
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