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How can I unjoin my Windows 7 computer from an old domain?

Posted on 2010-11-29
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About a month ago, we replaced our old windows 2000 server with a new windows 2008-R2 server.

I want to join the laptop to my new domain server however, I cannot unjoin "from the old domain server" to a workgroup.  It asks for the administrator credentials of the old server (which I do have) but still cannot unjoin from it.  It wants to be physically connected to the old server.

Without reformatting and reloading all my software, how can I force the computer to join a workgroup called workgroup?

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If you have local administrator access to the laptop, you should go into safe mode with Networking as administrator and then change to workgroup membership. If it then asked for a administrator username and password to disjoin, use the local administrator account, specified as <machine_name>\Administrator.
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When I booted in safe mode and tried to log on as local administrator, it says "your account has been disabled.  Please see your system administrator".
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I enabled the local administrator account and was able to log on successfully and then change to "workgroup".

Thank you.
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