Since the crux of your ask it that the data be kept safe, I would copy that
data to a known location... folder on the station, folder on the SBS, folder
on a usb drive/key or all of the above, and make sure it is accessable from
somewhere else. Then you can unplug the patch cord and boot off the LAN
and verify the data is on that station, then maybe copy it out again.
Disjoin from the domain will not remove any user data, but you will have
to be a local administrator to logon to that station once you have disjoined,
so practice that before you disjoin. You can do that by logging on to the
local pc instead of the domain with the *local* administrators user name
Once the system has been unplugged, you can, if you are paraniod like me
about critical data, copy it out of the users shared folder yet again, then
remove the computer account (and user account if necessary) with Server Management.
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> I would like to remove a Vista client from an SBS 2008 domain and turn
> off Offline Files. The data contained on this PC is important so I
> want to take care that I do this properly (though it is backed up, I
> just don't want to waste any time).
> How should I remove it from the domain while retaining all the files
> on the local PC?