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Converting network from a Domain to a Workgroup

I have a domain network running on an old Windows 2000 server.  There are no applications running on the server any longer. The client pc's are running Windows XP. The server is no longer needed and we want to convert the network to a simple workgroup. Is there a simple way to accomplish this, or do we need to run some kind of conversion utility?
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you need to go to each pc and change them from domain to workgroup..bear in mind you will lose your profile - the user will now be a local user. Also - set the local admin password before you reboot or you wont be able to log in.
Once you have done this on all machines you can shut down the server - assuming there are no file shares on it.
You will also need to make sure something else is doing dhcp and dns - probably your internet router.

You will lose all security, the ability to log in to different machines, password and the ease to manage passwords etc.
Personally I will keep the server, as you are making a backwards step
once done- you can access the old user local profile and copy things such as desktop icons, favourites and my documents, but you will need to reset up apps such as outlook.
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