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When you try to remove Active Directory Domain Services from the last domain controller in a domain by using Server Manager on Windows Server 2012 or by using the Active Directory Installation Wizard on Windows Server 2008 R2 or on Windows Server 2008, you receive an error that resembles the following:
Active Directory Domain Services could not find another Active Directory Domain Controller to transfer the remaining data in directory partition CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=corp,DC=contoso,DC=com.
"The format of the specified domain name is invalid."
If you are using the Windows PowerShell AddsDeployment module on Windows Server 2012, you also receive the following error:
Your domain contains pre-created read-only domain controller (RODC) accounts. To confirm this, use Dsac.exe or Dsa.msc to locate all computers that have the Domain Controller role type. The pre-created RODCs will have a Domain Controller type that begins with "Unoccupied."
For more information about staged RODC accounts, go to the following Microsoft TechNet website:
Performing a Staged RODC Installation
Article ID: 2737424 - Last Review: September 12, 2012 - Revision: 9.0