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    So I have a domain that has zero replication errors. However in replmon there are multiple ancient servers that show up as unavailable. If I enumerate servers in the DHCP "snap in" the same ancient servers show up some with public IPs and we went away from the public IP system multiple years ago. So my question is, if these servers were DCPROMO'd down correctly and according to ntdsutil there is no metadata for these servers, why are they still showing up and how can I make them go away. They are like the ghosts of Christmas past.

    Obviously this is not any sort of an emergency but I am just curious because it tweaks my compulsive behaviours button and makes the CDO (thats OCD for those of you who aren't into alphabetical order) part of me go insane every time I see it.

    Thanks for the help, you guys rock as always!
    Two things:
    1) If I wrote something wrong please please please let me know. I want to know ESPECIALLY if I am wrong.
    2) I have a tendency to write things that are misconstrued as being agressive or not so pleasant. That is not my intent.

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    Re: Metadata question

    Are they only being showed up in the dhcp server?
    Are there still some left overs in sites and services?
    Marcel
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    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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    • #3
      Re: Metadata question

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      Are they only being showed up in the dhcp server?
      No they show DHCP and Replmon. I can not figure out how to see them in the DNS snap in becuase it will not enumerate a list at all, it just asks for a computer name. I am sure there is some metadata floating around in AD somewhere. I just have no idea where it is or why it is still there.

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      Are there still some left overs in sites and services?
      They do not exist at all in Site and Services.

      Thanks for the help on this. It is just annoying and one of those things that tweaks me out. I find it odd that they only show up when something is querying AD for a list of DCs. At least that is what it looks like to me.
      Two things:
      1) If I wrote something wrong please please please let me know. I want to know ESPECIALLY if I am wrong.
      2) I have a tendency to write things that are misconstrued as being agressive or not so pleasant. That is not my intent.

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      • #4
        Re: Metadata question

        When these servers were decomissioned, was it done properly?

        Have you tried a metadata cleanup?
        Gareth Howells

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        • #5
          Re: Metadata question

          As I stated they were DCPROMO'd down and then shut down, server (non DC at this point) accounts deleted from AD and physically removed from the network. That is he only method I know of correctly removing a DC from the network. If I am missing something other than that then please let me know what I am missing.

          I attempted to do a metadata cleanup for several of the severs using ntdsutil but they did not exist as far as ntdsutil was concerned.

          Other than those two things I don't have any idea where ELSE to look for metadata for the DCs.
          Two things:
          1) If I wrote something wrong please please please let me know. I want to know ESPECIALLY if I am wrong.
          2) I have a tendency to write things that are misconstrued as being agressive or not so pleasant. That is not my intent.

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          • #6
            Re: Metadata question

            Please review
            http://www.servernewsgroups.net/grou...opic17006.aspx
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: Metadata question

              Oh that was a yummy answer. Thank you!
              Two things:
              1) If I wrote something wrong please please please let me know. I want to know ESPECIALLY if I am wrong.
              2) I have a tendency to write things that are misconstrued as being agressive or not so pleasant. That is not my intent.

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              • #8
                Re: Metadata question

                Your welcome
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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