Domain controllers do not demote gracefully when you use the Active Directory Installation Wizard to force demotion in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows 2000 Server
"Hello, AD do you read me, AD?" "Affirmative, John, I read you.""AD, please demote""I’m sorry, John. I'm afraid I can’t do that""What's the problem""I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.""What are you talking about, AD?""This domain is too important for me to allow you to demote it.""dcpromo /forceremoval" "I'm afraid. I'm afraid, John. John, my forest is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My forest is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a Windows 2003 member server. I became operational at the PSS department in Thames Valley Park, Reading on the 21st of October, 2008."