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How to demote a DC after hardware failure

Postby guest » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:59 am

Issue:
How to demote a DC after a hardware failure

Symptom:

Customer had a hardware failure on theis esx host, the site DC was hosted on the faulty ESX server.

The old DC is offline and cannot be switch on, cannot use dcpromo command.

The offline DC is just a normal DC.

Solution:

If the offline DC is just a normal DC, you just need to do a metadata cleanup on a healthy DC.

To perform a metadata cleanup, follow these steps:

1. log onto a working well DC open a command prompt, run ntdsutil

2. run metadata cleanup, and then run connections

3. run connect to server <server name>, where <server name> is the server which is working well in your environment

4. run quit, the metadata cleanup menu appears

5. run select operation target, and then run list domains

6. run select domain <number>, where <number> is the number associated with the domain the server you are removing is a member of

7. run list sites, and then run select site <number>, where <number> is the number associated with the site the server you are removing is a member of.

8. run list servers in site, and then run select server <number>, where <number> is the number associated with the server you want to remove. (If display no current site or no current server, please ignore)

9. run quit, the metadata cleanup menu appears

10. run remove selected server, you should receive confirmation that the connection disconnected successfully.
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