How to remove Windows NT4 BDC (Backup Domain Controller) From Active directory?

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Yuval Sinay MVP

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SUMMARY

The following knowledgebase will help you to remove Windows NT4 BDC (Backup Domain Controller) From Active directory.

SYMPTOMS

After upgrading the NT4 domain to Windows 2000/2003 Domain, you may find out that the old BDC
(Backup Domain Controller) computer account still exits in the Active Directory.
 

CAUSE

Windows 2000 mixed and Windows Server 2003 interim domain modes allow you to
use old BDC (Backup Domain Controller) servers with Active Directory. 
 
Upgrading from a Windows NT domain
 

 

RESOLUTION

 
Section A: Removing old computer account reference from the Active Directory
 
Option A: Upgrade the current BDC (Backup Domain Controller) server/s to Windows 2000/2003 Domain Controllers.
 
Option B: Remove the computer account from the Active Directory from the BDC (Backup Domain Controller)
 
  1. Log on into the BDC (Backup Domain Controller) with account that is member in "Domain Admins" users
        group.
 
  2. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "Srvmgr" and press on "Enter" button.
 
  3. Remove the BDC (Backup Domain Controller) computer account from the domain.
 
 
Note: Removing the computer account will prevent the BDC (Backup Domain Controller)
           functions and will drop the option to use network resources from the domain.
 
Option C: Remove the computer account from the Active Directory manually.
 
   1. Logon into Windows XP or into the domain controller with account that is member in "Domain Admins" users
        group.
 
   2. Install Windows Support tools.
 
   3. Go to "Start" -> "Run" -> Write "Adsiedit.MSC" and press on "Enter" button.
 
   4. If your FQDN domain name is: domain.local and the BDC (Backup Domain Controller) remains
          in "Domain Controller" you can use the following instructions:
 
        a. Expand Domain NC, expand DC=Domain,DC=Local, and then expand OU=Domain Controllers.
 
        b. Right-click the computer name BDC (Backup Domain Controller), and then right click and choose "Delete"..


Note: Removing the computer account will prevent the BDC (Backup Domain Controller)
           functions and will drop the option to use network resources from the domain.
 

Section B: Removing old computer account reference from network servers
 
1. Delete old DNS/WINS records that points to the old computer account that was used by the
      BDC (Backup Domain Controller).
 
     
 
 

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Article ID: 555521 - Last Review: 14 Feb 2017 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems

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