Hi folks,
Just got to know that one of our old 2003 DC have lingering objects and its outbound Replication is stopped since 2015. But the dc is working for that particular site and receiving updates from all other DCs from different sites.
So , wanted to know how will you guyz deal with situation like this.
1. Will removing lingering objects start the Replication.
2. Do I also need to disable restrict Replication.
3. Do I need to repromot dc as fresh Replication.
4. What about the objects created from 2015 to till date in that site. It may be possible some servers object exist only in this particular dc and after getting removed them I will be having services issue.
Forest & domain functional level is 2003
Thanks in advance! 
Regards,Pawan