After an administrator verifies that all other services with a dependency on the server object have been removed, or if the domain controller is being rebuilt and the decommissioning of the server could not be performed gracefully, an administrator can delete the server:
- Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Sites and Services Manager.
- Double-click the Sites branch to expand it, and then double-click the appropriate site's branch (the site the server resides in) to expand it.
- Double-click the server's container, right-click the server object, and then click Delete.
- Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm deleting the object.
- If you receive a message that states the server is a container that contains other objects, verify that the appropriate decommissioning of services has completed before continuing.
- If you receive a message that states the DSA object cannot be deleted, you may be attempting to delete an active domain controller.
For more information about the Ntdsutil utility, refer to the Support Tools documentation on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM in the \Support\Tools folder.
Article ID: 216364 - Last Review: Feb 21, 2007 - Revision: 1