Reconfigure network, remove domain control for it's 5 PCs but maintane the Windows 2008 Server
Posted on 2014-02-07
I have a small network with one server, 3 PCs, a NAS, and a few printers. It was configured as a domain and I want to remove each PC from the domain but still allow all the desktop PCs in the LAN to access the Windows 2008 Server for file sharing (it also hosts a FileMaker Pro database that is accessed locally from the desktop PCs) and all the LAN resources like the NAS and the printers.
I very little experience with the server management but am pretty technical and have been dealing with windows and networks for a long time. I realize i can just go to active directory and remove the user, but what happens after that as far as getting access to the server and other resources on the local network?
Beside file sharing, the server had also been used as an exchange server but i have migrated exchange to a hosted solution. All the server is really used for is "File Sharing" and a FileMaker Pro Server for a desktop database application.