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“Access Denied” Error Message During Active Directory Demotion

July 23, 2013 1 comment

Decommissioning a windows 2008 DC failed with following error .

Error – Active Directory Domain Services could not configure the computer account …$ on the remote Active Directory Domain Controller . (5)

NtdsDemote returned 5

DsRolepDemoteDs returned 5

[ERROR] Failed to demote the directory service (5)

Resolution

In my scenario above error due to affected domain controller object was enabled “protect object from accidental deletion” .Demotion of DC is worked once uncheck the protect object deletion.

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