Which settings are you referring to? I have folders that were being shared when under the domain, I want to share these folders in the workgroup; do I have to redo the share as well?Dcpromo can be used at any time to either promote, or demote a server from member server to domain controller, and from domain controller back down to member server. But you can change it to a workgroup server by disconnecting it from the LAN and change the settings, without using Dcpromo.
I am just helping someone else out, I am not an expert in Windows Server system by any means. From my understanding the domain setup is much more complex to setup at the beginning but the main advantage is a centralized administration and better security. For this person, admin can be done at each computer individually, there are only about 10 computers. . The main problem he has now is that most computer take forever at the login screen (I think this is DNS related from what I have read). Therefore I am trying to simplify things by creating a workgroup.Since you are asking about changing shares I am concerned you don't fully understand the difference/benefits of domain over workgroup for security and network administration.
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