Use of DCPROMO is still the proper way to remove a DC server in an Active Directory infrastructure. The following video provides an example of these steps:
Certain situations, such as server crash or failure of the DCPROMO option, require manual removal of the DC from the system by cleaning up the servers metadata. The following detailed steps will help you accomplish this:
Execute the quit command twice to exit out of the console
NOTE: This post was originally posted on CANITPRO.NET and was co-authored by Microsoft MVP Dishan Francis
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