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Manually Uninstalling Active Directory

By cbarone ·
I had a two Windows 2000 Advanced Server environment with one server designated as the Primary Domain Controller and one as the Backup Domain Controller.

I had to re-image the Primary Domain Controller due to certain complications and cannot uninstall Active Directory with DCPromo on the backup domain controller. I have tried checking the box stated that this is the last domain controller in the domain and vice versa.

I get the following error.

The operation failed because:

Failed finding a suitable domain controller for the domain ?XYZ.com?

?The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.?

I want to delete active directory in Server2 that was acting as a BDC and recreate it as a BDC in the new domain I created.

It seems that the reason I cannot uninstall active directory on the BDC is because the PDC no longer exists under the same name.

Any ideas to work around this issue?

Thank you in advance.

Chris
cbarone@slingshotsolutions.com

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