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Replacing an xp computer connected to a windows 2003 server

I am new to servers and have been requested to replace an existing xp desktop with a new windows 7 laptop. The server is a windows server 2003
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Diver_Dan
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Glen KnightCommented:
Is the computer part of a domain?

If so simply remove the XP computer from the domain and join the Windows 7 one.

Remove XP by right clicking in My Computer select properties, then make it a member of a workgroup (second tab).  This removes it from the domain.

To join Windows 7 see here: http://www.elmajdal.net/win7/Joining_Windows_7_To_Domain.aspx
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Diver_DanAuthor Commented:

Your information looks very helpful.
 
How can I find out this information?

A pop up box requesting to enter credentials of an account with rights to join the domain (with rights to create computer accounts), example of such user is one that is member of the Domain Admins Active Directory group. Once the username and password are typed, click on OK



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Glen KnightCommented:
This will be the domain admin user account or equivalent.

The user will normally be Administrator and I am afraid we cannot help with te password.
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Diver_DanAuthor Commented:
I have the password to the server administrator account would that be the same?
If not since I have access to that account could I find the password by logging on to the server?
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Glen KnightCommented:
That should be the same password.
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Diver_DanAuthor Commented:
I will accept the solution one I try it on Wednesday
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Diver_DanAuthor Commented:
I have additional questions tied to the same installation.
Should I ask them as sepreate questions?
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Glen KnightCommented:
Yes, each thread should only really be about one question.
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Diver_DanAuthor Commented:
I have initiated a new thread for my next question.
But one more piece to this original question.
Could I do this remotly if I have someone on location disconnect the old PC and start up the new one?
Could I get directions for doing it remotely
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Glen KnightCommented:
The instructions are the same and if you are able to connect to the computers remotely either with Remote Desktop or something like www.teamviewer.com
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Diver_DanAuthor Commented:
great help
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