An Error while trying to demote a windows 2k3 domain controller

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    akomarag
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    Hi ,

    I have a win 2K3 server which acts as a Domain Controller in a domain (along with 3 other DCs). This server is neither the operations master, nor the DNS server, nor the DHCP server.

    I presume that the Active directory was not installed correctly on this server coz when I try to open AD from administrative tools it shows the following error message:

    “Naming Information can not be located for the following reason:
    The server is not operational. “

    So I am trying to demote this server from being a DC. But, when I run dcpromo to demote this server, it shows me the following error message:

    “The operation failed because:
    Managing the network session with anotherdomaincontrollername.domainname failed.
    A device attached to the system is not working”

    I am very new to Active Directory. So, could you kindly suggest me on what I should do?

    – Ashok

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