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Event ID: 12296 Source: SAM
The SAM database attempted to clear the directory C:\WINNT\ntds in order to remove files that were once used by the Directory Service. The error is in record data. Please have an admin delete these files.
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This message is generated when DCPROMO is used to demote a Domain Controller to member server status. Manually delete the files specified.
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