How to unjoin workstation from non-existent domain

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by cessna125, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. cessna125

    cessna125 Guest

    I have a laptop computer on my domain that is trying to synchronize offline
    files to a domain controller that no longer exists, as well as synchronizing
    successfully with the one that does exist. The offline icon is always in the
    systray because of this. I have changed the synchronization options so it
    doesn't actually try to synchronize to the old server, but it still wants to
    be connected to it.
    cessna125, Jul 11, 2007
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  2. cessna125

    Costas Guest

    Did you try to take it out of both domains (old and new), reboot, and then
    rejoin the new domain?

    Costas, Jul 11, 2007
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  3. cessna125

    cessna125 Guest

    No I haven't. I guess I should be more clear. SBS is new to me; the last
    network operating system I used was Novell Netware 4. How would I take the
    computer out of any domain at all? I'm sure I could reconnect using
    connectcomputer; I have done that before.
    cessna125, Jul 11, 2007
  4. cessna125

    Costas Guest

    Rightclick on 'My Computer', select 'Properties', click on the 'Computer
    Name' tab, and click 'Change'. Under 'Member of', it should have the
    'Domain' radio button checked and below it the name of the domain. Click on
    "Workgroup" and give it a name: eg 'Workgroup". It will ask you to enter
    the Administrator credential and then restart the computer. After it
    restarts you will be in computer mode. Use 'connectcomputer' to re-enter
    the computer in the new domain.

    Hope that helps

    Costas, Jul 11, 2007
  5. cessna125

    cessna125 Guest

    Thanks for the help. The computer in question is a laptop that belongs to a
    field staffer who connects through a vpn. I will try your suggestion the
    next time the staffer is in the home office, and let you know the outcome.
    Again, thanks!
    cessna125, Jul 13, 2007
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