Remove Terminal Server from domain

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We have a client with a SBS2011 (the DC) box and a 2012 terminal Server (just a member).  we are decommissioning the SBS2011 box but keeping the terminal server for the time being.  is it possible for us to remove the TS from the domain, add it to a workgroup and use local user accounts for people to login with?  the Remote licensing is installed on the terminal server itself.  the logins are just managed via the SBS box.
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systechSenior Technical Lead

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Hi,

You need to disjoin the terminal server before you decommission the DC.
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Remote Desktop Services requires a domain in order to be in a supported configuration.
If you continue https://ryanmangansitblog.com/2013/10/30/deploying-a-rdsh-server-in-a-workgroup-rds-2012-r2/ is a good article to get you started.  Also User CALS are not supported so you need to use Device CALS

It is also a real pain to administer

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