How to leave domain and join workgroup without loosig application settings?
Posted on 2009-04-08
We have 3 laptops on a domain connected to a virtual SBS that we have stopped using. We would like to leave the domain and create a local workgroup at the office instead (we have no data left on the server and have already switched to a different hosted exchange supplier). Have tried to create a new local admin profile on the laptop by using the original admin user profile and copy all contents under the domain profile to the new clean profile as was recommended in an earlier EE answer. However, as we have Vista Enterprise, this does not seem to work - get automatically logged off when then trying to log in to the new user profile.
Is there any way to copy parts of the content on the domain profile (in addition to the documents and favourites) in order not having to recreate all application settings in office applications (eg private docs templates etc), in order not having to set up the exchange account again in Outlook etc. Or is the ONLY solution to just bite the sour apple and do it all over again in the new profile...?