I have two Windows servers that crashed and are not recoverable. I need to remove them from eDirectory replication. All eDir instances are 8.8.8 on Windows 2012 R2.

When I attempt to remove them using iManager Partition and Replica Management -> Replica View I get, "(Error-637)After an object has been moved from one context in the tree to another, the Directory database will not allow that object to be moved again until all replicas of that object have been updated."

When I attempt to remove them using NDSCons/dsrepair, there is no option for "Remove Server from Replica Ring" as instructed in this TID: https://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7003130

Fortunately, neither server held the master replica so I wouldn't think that it should be this difficult. I'm looking for any suggestions to either remedy the -637 error or another way to purge the dead servers.

Thanks