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Windows Server Standard setting it back to Workgroup instead of Domain


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#1 nato85

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:23 PM

Hi Guys
 
Will apologise in advance for the vagueness of what I am about to ask.
 
First of all, I will tell you what I have, and what I have done/planned to do.
 
I have a server that is running Windows Server Standard. It has Active Directory installed and the client PC's are connected to the domain.
 
I have removed all of the PC's from the domain and set them back to Workgroup as a domain is no longer needed.
 
What I want to do is have the computer back onto a workgroup instead of having a domain.
 
I have done some research but its better to ask the experts. What do I need to do in order to do this, and what will I need to know before I do this.
 
I intend on setting up brand new user accounts as I have read by doing this it will delete all the user accounts, will I still have access to the Administrator account after I have removed it from the domain?
Hi Guys
 
Will apologise in advance for the vagueness of what I am about to ask.
 
First of all, I will tell you what I have, and what I have done/planned to do.
 
I have a server that is running Windows Server Standard. It has Active Directory installed and the client PC's are connected to the domain.
 
I have removed all of the PC's from the domain and set them back to Workgroup as a domain is no longer needed.
 
What I want to do is have the computer back onto a workgroup instead of having a domain.
 
I have done some research but its better to ask the experts. What do I need to do in order to do this, and what will I need to know before I do this.
 
I intend on setting up brand new user accounts as I have read by doing this it will delete all the user accounts, will I still have access to the Administrator account after I have removed it from the domain?

Hi Guys

Will apologise in advance for the vagueness of what I am about to ask.

First of all, I will tell you what I have, and what I have done/planned to do.

I have a server that is running Windows Server Standard. It has Active Directory installed and the client PC's are connected to the domain.

I have removed all of the PC's from the domain and set them back to Workgroup as a domain is no longer needed.

What I want to do is have the computer back onto a workgroup instead of having a domain.

I have done some research but its better to ask the experts. What do I need to do in order to do this, and what will I need to know before I do this.

I intend on setting up brand new user accounts as I have read by doing this it will delete all the user accounts, will I still have access to the Administrator account after I have removed it from the domain?



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#2 JohnnyJammer

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:35 AM

Is this repeated spam? if not just demote the server by using dcpromo /forceremoval or just dcpromo and go through the steps.






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