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Removed member server, workstation still looking

  1. #1


    Sean C Guest

    Removed member server, workstation still looking

    Hi all,

    I recently 'retired' a member server in our SBS 2003 network by using the
    'remove computer' item in the Server Manager. It seems that several
    workstations in our office are still 'querying' the old server based on
    results from MS Netmon. Where or why could these workstations continue to
    query the server and how do I get them to stop? It is causing response
    issues with one of our 3rd party apps and Outlook.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have flushed DNS, made sure
    there were no legacy entries in the WINS database...what would be next?

    Thanks for your time,

    Sean C



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  2. #2


    AllenM Guest

    Re: Removed member server, workstation still looking

    From the server itself you should have removed the server from the domain
    and join a workgroup and rebooted that server. This will remove it from AD
    as a member server of the AD domain as well as the computer account. what
    you did was simply removed the computer account. You may have to do a
    metadata cleanup remove any and all instances of that server. You can also
    try rejoining that server back to the domain and removing as I described.


    "Sean C" <UU8***@****.com> wrote in message
    news:OdNCcfPHKHA.1336@newsgroup

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I recently 'retired' a member server in our SBS 2003 network by using the
    > 'remove computer' item in the Server Manager. It seems that several
    > workstations in our office are still 'querying' the old server based on
    > results from MS Netmon. Where or why could these workstations continue to
    > query the server and how do I get them to stop? It is causing response
    > issues with one of our 3rd party apps and Outlook.
    >
    > Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have flushed DNS, made sure
    > there were no legacy entries in the WINS database...what would be next?
    >
    > Thanks for your time,
    >
    > Sean C
    >


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  3. #3


    Sean C Guest

    Re: Removed member server, workstation still looking

    I may give the join/remove a try to see if that clears before I use
    NTDSUTIL.

    Thank you for the suggestion.

    Sean


    "AllenM" <NoReply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:O7529pPHKHA.3000@newsgroup

    > From the server itself you should have removed the server from the domain
    > and join a workgroup and rebooted that server. This will remove it from AD
    > as a member server of the AD domain as well as the computer account. what
    > you did was simply removed the computer account. You may have to do a
    > metadata cleanup remove any and all instances of that server. You can also
    > try rejoining that server back to the domain and removing as I described.
    >
    >
    > "Sean C" <UU8***@****.com> wrote in message
    > news:OdNCcfPHKHA.1336@newsgroup

    >> Hi all,
    >>
    >> I recently 'retired' a member server in our SBS 2003 network by using the
    >> 'remove computer' item in the Server Manager. It seems that several
    >> workstations in our office are still 'querying' the old server based on
    >> results from MS Netmon. Where or why could these workstations continue
    >> to query the server and how do I get them to stop? It is causing
    >> response issues with one of our 3rd party apps and Outlook.
    >>
    >> Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have flushed DNS, made sure
    >> there were no legacy entries in the WINS database...what would be next?
    >>
    >> Thanks for your time,
    >>
    >> Sean C
    >>
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Adam S. Guest

    Re: Removed member server, workstation still looking

    Check your login scripts and GPO. Did enable DNS or something like
    that with GPO?
    Search the registry of a culprit workstation for the server name,
    where does it show?

    On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:49:23 -0400, "Sean C" <UU8***@****.com> wrote:

    >I may give the join/remove a try to see if that clears before I use
    >NTDSUTIL.
    >
    >Thank you for the suggestion.
    >
    >Sean
    >
    >
    >"AllenM" <NoReply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >news:O7529pPHKHA.3000@newsgroup

    >> From the server itself you should have removed the server from the domain
    >> and join a workgroup and rebooted that server. This will remove it from AD
    >> as a member server of the AD domain as well as the computer account. what
    >> you did was simply removed the computer account. You may have to do a
    >> metadata cleanup remove any and all instances of that server. You can also
    >> try rejoining that server back to the domain and removing as I described.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Sean C" <UU8***@****.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OdNCcfPHKHA.1336@newsgroup

    >>> Hi all,
    >>>
    >>> I recently 'retired' a member server in our SBS 2003 network by using the
    >>> 'remove computer' item in the Server Manager. It seems that several
    >>> workstations in our office are still 'querying' the old server based on
    >>> results from MS Netmon. Where or why could these workstations continue
    >>> to query the server and how do I get them to stop? It is causing
    >>> response issues with one of our 3rd party apps and Outlook.
    >>>
    >>> Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have flushed DNS, made sure
    >>> there were no legacy entries in the WINS database...what would be next?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your time,
    >>>
    >>> Sean C
    >>>
    >>
    >>
    >
    --
    Adam S.

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  5. #5


    Sean C Guest

    Re: Removed member server, workstation still looking

    I tried every single suggestion upthread and could never resolve the issue.
    For some twisted reason that I could never discern, the offending
    workstations (5 out of 30) continued to poll for the successfully removed
    server. No references to the server in GPO nor the registries of the
    workstations. The application that was being provided by the disjoined
    server was also deleted entirely from the desktops. A reboot and
    'ipconfig /displaydns' always listed a reference to the deleted server...I
    could never figure out why this reference returned.

    I gave up and reformatted/reinstalled all of the problem machines with ghost
    image. I spent more time that I should have bird dogging the problem and it
    still bugs me that I could not correct. Thanks goodness it was not a
    company wide issue...

    Thanks for your help, everyone.

    Sean


    "Adam S." <none@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:4b4k85d4umq5jkofp1tknddu4sandeqj6v@newsgroup

    > Check your login scripts and GPO. Did enable DNS or something like
    > that with GPO?
    > Search the registry of a culprit workstation for the server name,
    > where does it show?
    >
    > On Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:49:23 -0400, "Sean C" <UU8***@****.com> wrote:
    >

    >>I may give the join/remove a try to see if that clears before I use
    >>NTDSUTIL.
    >>
    >>Thank you for the suggestion.
    >>
    >>Sean
    >>
    >>
    >>"AllenM" <NoReply@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >>news:O7529pPHKHA.3000@newsgroup

    >>> From the server itself you should have removed the server from the
    >>> domain
    >>> and join a workgroup and rebooted that server. This will remove it from
    >>> AD
    >>> as a member server of the AD domain as well as the computer account.
    >>> what
    >>> you did was simply removed the computer account. You may have to do a
    >>> metadata cleanup remove any and all instances of that server. You can
    >>> also
    >>> try rejoining that server back to the domain and removing as I
    >>> described.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Sean C" <UU8***@****.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OdNCcfPHKHA.1336@newsgroup
    >>>> Hi all,
    >>>>
    >>>> I recently 'retired' a member server in our SBS 2003 network by using
    >>>> the
    >>>> 'remove computer' item in the Server Manager. It seems that several
    >>>> workstations in our office are still 'querying' the old server based on
    >>>> results from MS Netmon. Where or why could these workstations continue
    >>>> to query the server and how do I get them to stop? It is causing
    >>>> response issues with one of our 3rd party apps and Outlook.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I have flushed DNS, made
    >>>> sure
    >>>> there were no legacy entries in the WINS database...what would be next?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks for your time,
    >>>>
    >>>> Sean C
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>
    > --
    > Adam S.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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