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Convert Member Server to Standalone

Posted on 2006-11-27
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I have a Windows 2003 Server x64 Standard Edition server. This is a member server but I have retired the domain contoller (returned leased equipment) and domain of which it is a member.  I go to comptuer->properties to find that removing the system from the domain is no longer an option.  What do I need to do remove this from the domain, without having access to the domain controller?   Thanks.........
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Unplug it from the network and force it into Workgroup.

Reboot, then plug it back in.

Make sure you're using the local Administrator account.
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What tool do I use to force it into a workgroup?
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Right click My Computer
Click Properties
click the Computer Name TAB
Click the Change Button
Click the radio button for Workgroup in the Member Of Section.
Enter a Workgroup Name
Click OK.  
Provide credentials if needed (when removing from domain, you can skip the credentials and it will still put the computer in a workgroup, but the computer account will not get removed from the domain).
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Sorry about not replying earlier, I am no longer receiving notifications via email when new comments are added.  Is anyone else experiencing this??

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