A. Windows 2000 tracks each domain in the metadata. If you remove all the domain controllers (DCs) for a domain and you don’t select This is the last domain controller in the domain, when you run DCPROMO to demote the DC to a normal server, DCPROMO won’t clean up the domain information, and the server’s domain information will remain.

You can use the utility NTDSUTIL to remove a domain from the metadata. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


D:\&gt;<b>ntdsutil</b><br>                              ntdsutil: <b>metadata cleanup</b><br>                              metadata cleanup: <b>connections</b>


Connect to a server or domain (e.g., the parent domain) that recognizes the domain you want to delete. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


server connections: <b>connect to server titanic</b><br>                              Binding to titanic ...<br>                              Connected to titanic using credentials of locally logged on user<br>                              server connections: <b>quit</b><br>                              metadata cleanup: <b>select operation target</b>


Next, select the domain you want to delete. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)

select operation target: <b>list domains</b><br>                              Found 3 domain(s)<br>                              0 - DC=savilltech,DC=com<br>                              1 - DC=dev,DC=savilltech,DC=com<br>                              2 - DC=deleteme,DC=savilltech,DC=com<br>                              select operation target: <b>select domain 2</b><br>                              Site - CN=London,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=savilltech,DC=com<br>                              Domain - DC=deleteme,DC=savilltech,DC=com<br>                              No current server<br>                              No current Naming Context<br>                              select operation target: <b>quit</b><br>                              metadata cleanup: <b>remove selected domain</b>


In the confirmation dialog box, which the Screen shows, click Yes.



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Close the utility. (In the following code, enter the commands in bold.)


"DC=deleteme,DC=savilltech,DC=com" removed from server "titanic"<br>                              metadata cleanup: <b>quit</b><br>                              ntdsutil: <b>quit</b><br>                              Disconnecting from titanic ...