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Removing a PC from the domain

S

Simon

#1
Hi,
I have a customer who has a PC that used to be on another domain. I
would like to know if it is possible to remove this from the existing
domain without the DC available and then run connectcomputer to join it
to the SBS domain. I've googled for ages on this and not got an answer.
The PC has several applications installed that would be tricky to
install again (he lost the media)
I'm also interested in the process of replacing a failed SBS server, the
servers backup using the built in wizard which is all very well when
restoring to the repaired hardware, what are the recovery options should
the hardware needs to be replaced completely ?
Thanks
Simon
 

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L

Leythos

#2
In article <ebE0EuwKKHA.4432@newsgroup>, simon@newsgroup-
it.removethis.co.uk says...

>
> Hi,
> I have a customer who has a PC that used to be on another domain. I
> would like to know if it is possible to remove this from the existing
> domain without the DC available and then run connectcomputer to join it
> to the SBS domain. I've googled for ages on this and not got an answer.
> The PC has several applications installed that would be tricky to
> install again (he lost the media)
> I'm also interested in the process of replacing a failed SBS server, the
> servers backup using the built in wizard which is all very well when
> restoring to the repaired hardware, what are the recovery options should
> the hardware needs to be replaced completely ?
> Thanks
> Simon
Before you remove it from the old domain, make sure that you know the
LOCAL WORKSTATION Administrator password.

You can move computers between domains all you want, but the domain
accounts/passwords won't work once you remove it, so make sure that you
can logon to the local computer as an admin before you remove it from
the domain.

--
You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
Trust yourself.
spam999free@newsgroup (remove 999 for proper email address)
 

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S

Simon

#3
Leythos wrote:

> In article <ebE0EuwKKHA.4432@newsgroup>, simon@newsgroup-
> it.removethis.co.uk says...

>> Hi,
>> I have a customer who has a PC that used to be on another domain. I
>> would like to know if it is possible to remove this from the existing
>> domain without the DC available and then run connectcomputer to join it
>> to the SBS domain. I've googled for ages on this and not got an answer.
>> The PC has several applications installed that would be tricky to
>> install again (he lost the media)
>> I'm also interested in the process of replacing a failed SBS server, the
>> servers backup using the built in wizard which is all very well when
>> restoring to the repaired hardware, what are the recovery options should
>> the hardware needs to be replaced completely ?
>> Thanks
>> Simon
>
> Before you remove it from the old domain, make sure that you know the
> LOCAL WORKSTATION Administrator password.
>
> You can move computers between domains all you want, but the domain
> accounts/passwords won't work once you remove it, so make sure that you
> can logon to the local computer as an admin before you remove it from
> the domain.
>
Thanks Leythos,
I have the local admin details, however I was still sure that even
logging in as this it would require authentication from the now non
existant domain controller to go back to a workgroup. I'll go there
tomorrow and give it a go.
simon
 

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Miles Li [MSFT]

#4
Hello,

Thank you for posting here.

According to your description, I understand that:

You want to how to disjoin a client from domain when the domain controller
is unavailable.

If I have misunderstood the problem, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Yes, agree with Leythos that as long as you have local administrator
permission you can directly join the client to the new domain even without
disjoin first.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me
know.




Best regards,

Miles Li

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