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Hi

I have two remote desktop who connect into a domain controller to use sage line 50 accounts. I know this isnt a good setup but I want to demote the DC as it is not longer used as one and still have my two users remotley connected in to use sage

If I demote the DC will all my data from Sage be removed? Also how do I retain the users accounts of the two users? Im presuming I cant if I remove AD.

Can someone please help
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1.  Before you make any changes you should ALWAYS make a backup - especially for Accounting/tax data.
2.  If Sage stores its data in Active Directory and this is the last DC, yes.  I would frankly be shocked if that were the case.  I expect sage uses a SQL database of some sort to store the data.  Basically, if Sage didn't require installation on a domain, then it should be fine.
3.  Depends - is there ANOTHER DC on the network or is this it?  If this is it, then yes, your user accounts will be REMOVED.  Not the data in the profiles, but the account names and passwords will be destroyed.  If there is another DC on the network then that DC is maintaining the user accounts as well and if this is no longer a DC, then it will just check with the other DC when the users try to log on to authenticate them.
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Thanks, I dont think Sage had any requirements to be on a DC,
Ok thanks for the advice
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