How to remove a Failed/Offline domain controller object
i have replication error betweeen my primary lab domain controller (fsmo holder) DCLAB and secondary domain controller DCLAB16 (repadmin /replsum) command confirmed replication error, how remove failed domain controller object ? – use ntdsutil tool
open command promt as a administrator and type “ntdsutil”
metadata cleanup connections connect to server dclab16 (where dclab16 is dns name of DC) metadata cleanup select operation target list domains select domain 0 (in my case demolab.local) list servers select server 1 (in my case dclab16.demolab.local - offline server) quit remove selected server
At the ‘Server Remove Confirmation Dialog’, click yes to remove the failed Domain Controller server
dont forget manually remove DNS lookup and reverse references of removed domain controller.