removing subdomain after only DC dies

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Subject: removing subdomain after only DC dies
Posted by:  hawkfire (dcoughl…@gmail.com)
Date: 14 Dec 2006

I created a subdomain, but my Domain controller died before I got very
far.  So I tried to remove the subdomain from the parent domain to stop
the alerts from being generated.  I apparently did something wrong.
The entry is still on the DC of the parent domain, and I can't get rid
of it.  I'm rebuilding the DC, but cannot connect it to the old
subdomain since the main controller can't find a DC on the still
lingering subdomain.  So, to clarify:

- I have a domain called MyDom.com.  The domain controller is DC01.
- I have a subdomain called MySub.MyDom.com.  There is no domain
controller as the original DC died.

I would like to either:

1) Remove MySub.MyDom from the active directory in order to recreate
the subdomain from scratch.

*or*

2) Somehow get the new server (DC02) to become the primary domain
controller for the current "controller-less" subdomain.

Please bear in mind that I am VERY new to active directory (use small
words! <grin>).  All of the help files say to run dcpromo from the
domain controller on MySub.MyDom.com, which is of course impossible
since there is none.

Thanks!

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