How do I remove all traces of former domain from server and its workstations?

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I have a Windows 2003 Standard server with two workstations connected to it.  I demoted it from a domain controller, but the computer name still shows "server.companyname.local".  The workstations use the same format for their names.  I can browse to the server from My Network Places, Workgroup.  I want to rename all 3 systems and remove all traces of the former domain.  I DON'T want to "upset" anything that is already running, please remember I am a novice at Server 2003.
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Check the name of each computer. When you click the change name button, in the pop up window, there should be a button called more. Check in there for the fully qualified name. That lingers sometimes.

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Yes the name has "lingered" on all 3 computers:  server.companyname.local, backoffice.companyname.local, and frontoffice.companyname.local.       How do i get rid of this stuff and make this just a simple Workgroup network?

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Yes the name has "lingered" on all 3 computers:  server.companyname.local, backoffice.companyname.local, and frontoffice.companyname.local.       How do i get rid of this stuff and make this just a simple Workgroup network?
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Did you check where I suggested? Right on My Computer and go to properties. Click on the computer name tab and click Change. then click more and check the name there.
I agree with clonga13, this should fix your issue.  I have run into this in the past and this was the resolution for it.  Good Luck!!  

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Also had to click the "more" button when changing it on the server.  Fantastic, concise solution!

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