Unable to DCPromo Demote AD 2003 Server

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    I have a Windows 2003 Domain Controller that has been shut down for a few months now. I had to move it physically to a new location (new subnet).
    When I turned it on, i made sure that the Network settings were correct, reregistered in DNS and when i do a DCPromo (down) it says:

    The operation failed because:
    Managing the network session with myotherdc.mydomain.com failed
    “Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect”.

    It seems that when i open AD Users/Computers it has stale info.

    I moved it to the correct site, etc — but no luck.

    Here’s some things i tried for troubleshooting:
    ipconfig/registerdns (flushdns)
    change dns servers (different servers)

    My last resort is a dcpromo/forceremoval — but i really do not want to do this.

    I’ve been looking at the internet for help, but so far nothing has hit me.

    I realize it’s either a issue with Stale AD info (possibly DNS), but what could it be.

    DNS seems to work fine when i point to the correct server,etc.

    Sorry about the rambling — any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!!


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