Microsoft KB Archive/247393
Article ID: 247393
Article Last Modified on 3/2/2007
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
This article was previously published under Q247393
When an administrator uses Active Directory Users and Computers Management Console to remove a computer object, the administrator may receive the following error message:
Microsoft recommends that you remove a Windows 2000 Domain Controller from a domain by using the DCPromo.exe tool to demote it. An administrator might need to remove an account for a Domain Controller that is no longer present.
This error message can occur if the connection objects for the server are still present for the domain controller.
To resolve this issue, delete the Domain Controller's server object from Active Directory Sites and Services Management Console. This also deletes any connection objects. For additional information about deleting a server object, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
216364 Domain Controller Server Object Not Removed After Demotion
If you continue to experience this issue, you need to remove the connection object for the Domain Controller by using NTDSUTIL. For additional information about using NTDSUTIL to remove the connection object, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
216498 Removing Active Directory Data After an Unsuccessful Demotion
After you remove the Server object and any connection objects, you can delete the computer object in Active Directory Users and Computers.
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