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Domain metadata cleanup

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Is there any utility to remove all traces of domain membership from a workstation that has been removed (i.e., disjoined) from an Active Directory?  The subject machine is running Win XP SP2.  I know that ntdsutil.exe is used to clean up a domain controller, but is there any windows tool to cleanup a workstation, or member server for that matter (e.g., tattooed registry settings, policies, string key entries, etc.).  If nothing from MS, are any 3rd party utilities available?

Thanks, JB
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fora  workstation usually these help

ipconfig /flushdns   - clears DNS
nbtstat -rr  - flushed netbios

and any registry cleaner out there - regmechanic for one example

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Thanks for the effort, but flushing the DNS and Netbios name caches are not the issues and they are flushed every time the machine is shutdown/rebooted or simply by waiting for the TTL values to expire.  I need to remove all traces of domain membership in the registry after a machine is disjoined from the domain.

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lol who told you that those caches are fluched every time the machine reboots!! netbios in particular does not flush itself and DNS isnt exactly amazing at it, use a reg cleaner for registry entries although i doubt you will find much
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