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I have users on active directory and want to remove them from this and manage the pc locally.  I do however want the users profile to stay as is or not interrupt or reloading of software for the user.  is there a guide to do this and retain the same user profile function?
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You can:
disable the user account in Active Directory if you don't want them to access network resources.

disjoin PC from domain, create local users on the PC and have them login as a local user.  

You can use Windows XP migration wizard to export and import the user profile before you disjoin the PC from domain but you will not have access to the network resources by default. Items such as printers may need to be remapped and there will be no default access to network resources unless you leave the AD account enabled and provide static mappings to them
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