There are situations when you have to perform Metadata cleanup in Active Directory. Typical examples when you have to perform Metadata cleanup are:
- Delete an extinct Domain Controller metadata
- There are no domain controllers currently available in the parent domain when you try to demote the last domain controller in an immediate child domain.
- Failed DCPROMO – Active Directory Installation Wizard can not complete because there is a name resolution, authentication,replication engine, or Active Directory object dependency.
- Exceeded Default Tombstone Lifetime (60 days) – a domain controller has not replicated incoming Active Directory changes in Tombstone Lifetime.
- Demote and promote back a Domain Controller
In this Step-by-Step Screencast, we will demonstrate how to perform metadata cleanup. We will walk you trough the necessary changes in Active Directory, DNS server configuration and Sites-and Services Snap-in.
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