RE: Active Directory removed but maybe not completely

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Subject: RE: Active Directory removed but maybe not completely
Posted by:  Eric32 (Eric…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007

Found this in the event log of the server that was demoted:

Event ID 7000
Source:  Service Control Manager
Description:
The DNS Client service failed to start due to the following error:
The account specified for this service is different from the account
specified for other services running the same process.

"Eric32" wrote:

> We have a Win2k3 Server with SP1 that was originally setup as a domain
> controller.  We removed AD and are seeing some errors showing up in the Event
> Logs (Application Log):
>
> Event ID 1030:
> Source:  Userenv
> Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event
> log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that
> describes the reason for this.
>
> Evend ID 1058
> Source:  Userenv
> Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO
> CN={990868D4-77AE-458E-8B45-E3003478B318},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=accordhr,DC=com.
> The file must be present at the location
> <\\accordhr.com\SysVol\accordhr.com\Policies\{990868D4-77AE-458E-8B45-E3003478B318}\gpt.ini>.
> (The system cannot find the path specified. ). Group Policy processing
> aborted.
>
> All of the KB articles I've found refer to systems still running AD and the
> resolution is to obtain the latest service pack (which this system has).
>
> Any way to manually get rid of this Group Policy stuff?

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Active Directory removed but maybe not completely posted by Eric32 on Tue, 13 Feb 2007