Advice about demoting a domain server
Posted on 2014-11-11
Since our SBS2003 domain only serves two users anymore, costs a lot of power all year and demands quite a lot of attention we want to sacrifice it and downgrade to a workgroup. So far I have:
- Switched the dhcp from the server to my router
- Changed from Exchange 2003 to Office 365
- Transferred my files to a file server
I suppose the next step would be DCpromo, but I cannot oversee its ramifications.
- does dcpromo - demote in practice mean that all the profiles on my server will be accessible to anyone later? (They are non-roaming).
After DC promo there is no domain left to login to, so I'll have to login on the local machine. Are the locallt stored domain profile files still accessible afther demoting the server. Is there software that migrates the domain profile to a local profile?