Remove a non existent Domain Controller

Windows 2000 tracks each domain controller (DC) in the metadata. If you remove a DC (e.g., through reinstallation or hardware removal) and you don’t run DCPROMO to clean up the DC’s metadata, connection objects will remain.

You can use the utility NTDSUTIL to remove a server from the metadata.

The following article explain how to remove data in Active Directory after an unsuccessful domain controller demotion:
KB 216498.

Two examples are provided on Windows IT Pro Site and on Daniel Petri's Site.
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