how best to demote a DC that is powered off

David Mansfield samba at
Tue Dec 23 19:10:53 MST 2014

Hi All,

I'm not sure how to proceed having read the various warnings on the 
wiki.  I have a DC which was to be decomissioned, but unfortunately it 
was powered down before being demoted.

To complicate the bungling, it held some FSMO roles which have been 
seized with (one with --force) to another DC.

The wiki warns that removing using ADUC will create a potential memory 
leak situation on the remaining DC leading to OOM.  However, my DC is 
functional and can be brought online.  It's been off about a week and as 
I mentioned before had the FSMO roles seized while powered off.

Any recommendations on next steps?

David Mansfield
Cobite, INC.

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