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Domain controller crashed - was never demoted.

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  • One of our domain controllers crashed so it was never demoted.  I rebuilt the server and promoted it to DC.  Ever since then, I've been getting countless NTDS Replication event errors (2023 2042).  I ran the repadmin /removelingeringobjects tool and it was successful.  When I attempt to demote the DC, I get the following error:

    The operation failed because:

    Active Directory could not tranfer the remaining data in directory partition  CN=Configuration,DC=####,DC=local to domain controller (domaincontrollername).

    "The Active Directory cannot replicate with this server because the time since the last replication with this server has exceeded the tombstone lifetime."

    How can I resolve this issue?

    Both controllers are Windows Server 2003 R2.
    • Edited by Crabby_DBA Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:07 AM
    Monday, December 10, 2012 10:55 PM

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