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Windows 7 local profile and leaving/joining domains

Posted on 2012-03-15
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I have a Windows 7 laptop that I may need to detach from the domain and rejoin. What effect will have that have, if any, on the local machine profile?
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by:dipersp
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We do this often and never have a problem.  I guess if you had a corrupt profile or something weird. . .

Worst case, it will create a new profile.  We used to do the following in XP all the time when we had to recreate profiles, move to a different domain, etc., but I don't think it works any more in 7:

You'llwant to reboot and login as a different user.  Go to the profile directories and rename the NEW profile to something like profile.old.

Then take the original profile and rename it whatever the newly created profile was named.  Log in as the original user and you'll be fine.
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I dont think it will do anything it might be safe to get all the users to login again so there account is cached again on the lan before they use it away from the lan
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One last point - make absolutely sure that you have your local admin account password set and known so you can log back in when it's disjoined.
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I'm a a little new to W7, what's the easiest way to remove the laptop from the domain and re-join it?
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start > run > type in sysdm.cpl or (right click Computer > properties > change settings)

Under Computer Name tab > Click Change > click Workgroup / domain to add / remove from domain.

A reboot is required when you make thoses changes.
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