Scenario: A while back I installed an empty domain called bdTechnology.local. The server no longer exists and DCPROMO nor NTDSUTIL were run to demote the DC so entries still exist in the schema. The listing below shows the result after NTDSUTIL. C:\Documents and Settings\bdtsb>ntdsutil ntdsutil: metadata cleanup metadata cleanup: connections server connections: connect to server coil Binding to coil ... Connected to coil using credentials of locally logged on user server connections: quit metadata cleanup: select operation target select operation target: list domains Found 3 domain(s) 0 - DC=bdtechnology,DC=org 1 - DC=bdtechnology,DC=local 2 - DC=gsi,DC=bdtechnology,DC=org select operation target: select domain 1 No current site Domain - DC=bdtechnology,DC=local No current server No current Naming Context select operation target: quit metadata cleanup: remove selected domain DsRemoveDsDomainW error 0x2162(The requested domain could not be deleted because there exist domain controllers that still host this domain.) metadata cleanup: There actually aren't any DC remaining in the domain and the server no longer exists. Can't recreate the domain name as it already exists in the schema. Any ideas as to removing this DC info so I can reintroduce? Thanks.