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Remove 2016 Essentials from Domain but maintain Hyper-V VM

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iainmacleodFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Windows 10Hyper-VAzureWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2016
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I had this question after viewing Windows server 2012 r2 essential shut itself down.

After a recent emergency disaster recovery I have a 2016 Server Essentials running a Hyper-V VM that contains a Windows Server 2003 installation(Due to 3rd party software restrictions). The VM is a domain member.

Due to my lack of research (!!!) we now have the issue where the 2016 Host shutsdown due to the licensing policy.

My question is:
Can I remove the 2016 Host from the Domain and make part of workgroup but maintain the operation of the VM.
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