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Migrate XP Domain user to Workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mproberts, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. mproberts

    mproberts Thread Starter

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    Hello all - I have a full AD domain set up at home and have been using the client/domain model for a couple of years now. Each of my 4 client PC's is part of the domain along with the 2 user accounts we use here. In the interest of simplifying my home computing "infrastructure", I want to get rid of the servers and go back to a simple approach with my 4 clients, a firewall/switch and the cable modem.

    Is there a migration utility that will allow me to take my users' desktop settings/profile from the domain back to just a local workgroup? Do I remove the PC's from the domain, then migrate desktop settings?

    Thanks!
    M
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    You can create and then log in with the new local user account, log off, log in with another admin account. Then copy the domain user's home directory to the new local user's home directory.
     
  3. mproberts

    mproberts Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info. Do I need to remove the PC from the domain first?
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

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    Yes. But first you need to make sure you have a local user account with admin rights you can log in with after you change to a workgroup. And also, identify where the domain users' home directories are located.
     
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