Domain to Workgroup to Domain
Posted on 2006-06-08
I have a network of XP machines that have been added to a local domain, probably Windows 2000.
I don't know the administrator account on the server.
I do know the local administrator account on the workstations.
I wish to remove the present domain machine and use another domain machine. This will be a Samba box.
To do this I would demote the machines from DOMAIN to a workgroup and then promote then back to the new DOMAIN.
From workgroup to DOMAIN I can do.
But how do I demote then from DOMAIN to workgroup if I don't know the administrator account on the server? I have been told that using the local administrator account can do this. Is this true?
Or I am going to have to try and magically find the administrator password for the server machine.