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Question about changing from a domain(AD) to a workgroup & Issues printing from XP to win 98.

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Hello all,

I was wondering how to change my 2003 server from a domain to a workgroup.  Is this possible?  If so then I would like to know.  

Secondly,  this is the reason why I'm asking to go from a domain to a workgroup. I have a network setup of 2 Windows XP machines, 4 Windows 98 and a 2003 Server.  The Windows 98 machines can print to both the server and the XP machines but the XP's cannot print to the Windows 98 machines at all.  They get an error message of: Windows was unable to print the test page.  Would you like to begin troubleshooting now?

Has anyone experienced this issue before?  If so is there a possible resolution?

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devin31
If the 2003 server is a member server then it can be reomved from the domain with no ill effects - but you'll want to make sure you know the local admin password when you do it.
If it's a domain controller, and you are looking to remove the domain entirely then you will need to run DCPROMO and follow the prompts.

Again, perfectly possible, but make sure you read the wizard steps carefully and type in that local admin password properly when it asks you to.

Cheers

JamesDS
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