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How Do I Switch From Domain To Non-domain?

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#1 stravs


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:19 PM

I am set up on a domain from an old work server that no longer exists and I want to switch back to a non-domain setup (XP Pro). I am worried that I might lose all of my data/settings/etc. Is there a certain procedure I should follow to make the change?

My Desired Outcome:

1) Change the name of my computer.
2) Remain the administrator
3) Keep all the data and settings as they are in my existing user account
4) Ditch the domain (and cached login profile) I am currently using
5) Get rid of useless drive mappings
5) Still use a user/pass to login (for security purposes)

Edited by stravs, 13 August 2008 - 04:29 PM.

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#2 JSteele


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Posted 14 August 2008 - 02:50 PM


This can be done but I need you to clarify a few things first.

1. The account you are currently using, is it a domain admin or a local admin account OR do you know the password for the domain admin on that box
2. Just to clarify this is a normal workstation that belonged to a domain, this is not a server .. Correct?

I can walk you through this after this information

#3 stravs

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 03:01 PM

This is my personal laptop and I am the local admin on my pc. I had the admin login on the domain, but the server no longer exists.

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