Run a metadata cleanup according to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555846/en-us
Additional you should think about adding a second DC/DNS/GC to the domain
for failover and redundancy. If the only DC crashes and you don't have at
least a system state backup the complete domain is gone and youhave to start
from scratch. An image or snapshot from a Vitrual machine are NOT supported
types of backup.
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> I have one Win2k3 Domain Controller, with 5 member servers.
> Previously I
> had a domain contoller running Windows 2000 Server, however the drives
> that server failed and I was unable to recover any data.
> My current domain functional level is Windows 2000 native. I would
> like to raise the level to Win2k3 native, however the Windows 2000
> domain controller server object is still being referenced and the
> process to upgrade the functional level is failing as the object is
> still being recognised.
> How can I remove the object so that I can upgrade my functional level.