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Removed member server, workstation still looking

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Sean C

#1
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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AllenM

#2
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
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> 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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Sean C

#3
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
>>
>
>
 

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Adam S.

#4
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
>>>
>>
>>
>
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Sean C

#5
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
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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> Adam S.
 

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