Best way to migrate from Domain to Workgroup

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jambi1021

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Hi all,

I have 22 sites that will need to be moved out of their existing domain, and into a workgroup type network system.
I know how to manually move each user over, but my question- is there any easier way of moving them, some sort
of migration tool, or, even a way to have their local account stay on the computer when the domain goes down, and have
them log into it instead.

Thanks,


jambi1021
 
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Hi all,

I have 22 sites that will need to be moved out of their existing domain, and into a workgroup type network system.
I know how to manually move each user over, but my question- is there any easier way of moving them, some sort
of migration tool, or, even a way to have their local account stay on the computer when the domain goes down, and have
them log into it instead.

Thanks,


jambi1021
Is it not just a matter of Start>Run and typing dcpromo into the Open box, then following the Wizard inks to binning the Active Directory? Hang on for more confident advice - I only had to do this once but no files were lost through that procedure and it was then possible to join a Workgroup in the normal way.

 

jambi1021

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Killing Active Directory will also kill off their user accounts, I need them to be propagated down to the local machine. Any way to do this? I heard there was a tool on Server2003, which is what I'm running, but I don't know where it is.



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Killing Active Directory will also kill off their user accounts,

Any help is appreciated.

I was certain it would but in the end it didn't - after I'd gone to the trouble of copying all the files out of the machine. I'm sure that Wizard offered the chance to retain everything at some stage but see what others have to say.

 
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