With Windows Server 2008 having role specific snap-ins installed for each role, if you have to demote a Windows Server 2008 DC thru normal “dcpromo” command. You will notice that the DC specific roles from within the Server Manager will not be uninstalled. Even though the DC has been fully demoted, Active Directory has been uninstalled, the Server has been rebooted but the snap-ins for roles such as AD and DNS are still there (in case your DC was also a DNS). It causes a bit of nuisance as its not as if these snap-ins will serve you like “adminpak” and you could manage AD from other DCs from this member server now. As of course for that you will need the RSAT tools. See the screenshots below to see the problem and error if you try to use the snap-in, and finally see the wizards to remove the lingering roles.