« April 2005 | Main | October 2005 »

July 18, 2005

Active directory demotion

A trick when you're going to uninstall active directory on win2000 and the demotion failed! through dcpromot or dcpromot /forceremove commands
At regedt32 modify the following key from lanmanNT to serverNT :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\control\ProductOptions\ProductType
when you done it, restart your server then delete NTDS directory after that you should change server from member domain to member of workgroup.
after this alteration you must restart server , now your active directory is demoted and you can install a fresh DC or forget it ;-)

Posted by Mehrdad at 01:10 PM | Comments (0)