Remove Phantom Server RRS feed

  • Question

  • I renamed my Server.  Now, I keep getting warnings about the old Server/Forest.  The old one does not show in any Snap In, and I can not connect to it via MSC, command prompt, ntdsutil, metadata cleanup.  How can I get rid of it?  There are mscds and sch files for it, and a folder in staging areas...

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:29 PM


  • Hi,

    1.Use the following knowledgebase to remove common Domain Controller settings
               from the Active Directory.
    Note 1: : You may need to seize the FSMO to alternative Domain Controller
                  Using Ntdsutil.exe to transfer or seize FSMO roles to a domain controller
    Note 2: You may need to configure a new authoritative timerver in the domain.
      2.  Remove old computer account by using "Active Directory Sites and Services" tool.
      3.  Remove old DNS and WINS records of the orphaned Domain Controller.
      4. Use "ADSIEdit" to remove old computer records from the Active Directory:
             a. OU=Domain Controllers,DC=domain,DC=local
             b. CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=local
             c. CN=Domain System Volume (SYSVOL share),CN=File Replication Service,CN=System,DC=domain,DC=local
       5. Force Active Directory replication by using "Repadmin.exe" tool:
          Using Repadmin.exe to troubleshoot Active Directory replication


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:42 AM