I believe that this is the correct place to post this, but if it is not - I am sorry. We are currently in the process of moving our office and decided to do away with our Windows 2003 server and just operate without a server or domain. I'll first explain our current setup.
We are currently setup with a server and we all log in to the same domain. Our internet connection goes through our Comcast modem and then through a Netgear switch and each cable leads time our computers, printers etc. For the past few years, we have only been using our server as a host for some accounting software, but we have moved on to different methods for that so we decided that we want each computer to operate on its own vs. on a server.
So currently on this computer I am on, I am signed on as "DomainName\DomainAccountName". When I go to my C drive and go to the users folder, my computer has created a user account for my domain account that I've logged into for the past few years, and all files are saved here locally. However, my concern is that when I leave the domain, will I still be able to log in to this account? I don't think it is a local account. My main goal here is to be able to leave the domain and still log into this exact account with no issues.
My next question is about printers. If we are not on a domain together, but are all connected to the same Netgear switch - can we share printers?
Lastly (although I am nearly sure I'll end up having more questions), is there anything else that you can think of that I should be concered about? We honestly have not been using this server besides a means of being connected.. we do not share a single file on the server. The server was an extremely basic configuration.
Thank you very much in advance.