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HOW TO: Remove Orphaned Domains from Active Directory Without Demoting the Domain Controllers
Article ID: 251307 - View products that this article applies to.
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This article describes how to remove an orphaned domain and its servers from Active Directory when there is no active domain controller for the domain.
You may need to perform this method, for example, if the only domain controller for a domain has failed with no chance of recovery. Or, if some of the domain controllers were physically removed without being demoted first.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/248132/EN-US/ )How to Recover a Deleted Domain Controller Computer Account