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Remove computer from domain

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DiGiTY, Jul 9, 2007.

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  1. DiGiTY

    DiGiTY Thread Starter

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    How do I remove a computer from its domain from the computer itself (in other words the computer is not currently attached to the domain/network it's apart of so I can not remove it from the domain controller end)?

    It's running WinXP Tablet Edition SP2

    TIA
     
  2. ScottProdigy

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    If you select the radio tab for "workgroup" and then give the workgroup a name and restart, the pc will not be part of the domain, however, the domain controller will still have the attributes for the pc, since it was not removed while connected to the domain (in other words, you could still add the domain to the current pc again and it will still work on that domain.)

    The only way to truly remove the pc from the domain, is to have it connected to that domain's network and then change the domain/workgroup name; the change will then be registered with the domain controller. Otherwise, the domain controller will remain unchanged.
     
  3. DiGiTY

    DiGiTY Thread Starter

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    In the Computer Name tab of System Properties control panel the option to change the workgroup is disabled/grayed out (the "Change..." button) and beneath it a message saying:


    Note: The identification of the computer cannot be changed because:
    - Networking is not installed or is not properly configured.


    The machine has a built-in wireless (drivers are currently not installed) and ethernet card and Device Manager shows no issues with these cards

    Any ideas why i get this error and how to fix it?
     
  4. DiGiTY

    DiGiTY Thread Starter

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    nevermind. i restarted the computer and the NIC cards started working again and I was about to remove the computer from the domain.

    thanks
     
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