Issue demoting s4 DC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Dec 17 14:39:02 MST 2012

On Thu, 2012-12-13 at 22:11 -0600, Kristofer wrote:
> Hello,
> I am attempting to demote a domain controller, and am receiving the following error.  On other servers I am receiving NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT.  It doesn't seem as though I can demote any of my DC's.  Are there any workarounds to manually demote (for example, after a hard server crash where the server can't be recovered)?

The recommendation so far has been to use ADUC to remove the domain
controller as 'dead, never coming back'.  

I would like our demote tool to do that too, but I've just not got
around to it.  Patches or filed bugs welcome :-)


Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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