Cleanup Domain Controller Objects after Demote

If you manage a Windows domain, you will likely need to demote an old domain controller (DC) when it should be retired (old hardware, old operating system, etc). After successfully demoting the old DC, there will still be some records left over in the directory that must be cleaned up manually. One of those records is visible in the Active Directory Sites and Services tool. After a clean demote, the NTDS Settings are removed under the DC, but the domain controller hostname is still listed under the associated site. Please review the following Microsoft document for details on why the record remains and assurance of when it can be safely deleted.


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