Take an AD Managed Mac Profile and Make it a Local One
Posted on 2014-11-06
Our organization has an Active Directory network, and very few Macs in the network. When we first deployed my Macbook three years ago, we joined it to the Active Directory domain and the main profile I've been using since then is a managed profile that sometimes is roaming.
This worked fine until some recent domain changeover. My profile is now orphaned and I'm living off cached credentials.
The IT dept washes their hands of supporting the Mac, and has told me to just create a new, local profile to work through in the future. I'm on my own when it comes to doing this and getting permissions and access to all my old local files, preferences, etc.
I'm finding a few articles about taking a local profile and migrating it to managed, but very little about going the other way. I'd like to get out of this domain!
My IT dept will be kind enough to come in and type a domain admin password for me if that is required as part of your procedure, but I am still looking to a bad domain for my network auth server, unplugging from network to do any admin authorization. I really have a nasty feeling of living on borrowed time with this profile. Thanks for your help!