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Windows 7: Server network settings


03 Jan 2012   #1

 
 
Server network settings

Hi, I have a pc running Windows XP Pro. This was formerly connected to my office server and so still has the server login settings etc. I now wish to use this computer as a stand alone home pc and so wish to remove or disable these settings as they seem to be slowing things down, especially shortcuts to excel and word workbooks. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Many thanks
~Gary


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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gazza13 View Post
Hi, I have a pc running Windows XP Pro. This was formerly connected to my office server and so still has the server login settings etc. I now wish to use this computer as a stand alone home pc and so wish to remove or disable these settings as they seem to be slowing things down, especially shortcuts to excel and word workbooks. Does anyone know what I need to do?
Many thanks
~Gary
Welcome to the windows 7 forums Gazza13

first you need to log onto the machine as an administrator and un join from the domain that you were joined to.

If you know the password of the local machine administrator account, you can log on to the local machine instead of the domain and then unjoin from the domain.

Rich
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03 Jan 2012   #3
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Gazza13,

Hopefully that there's no GPO Settings applied to your computer. Things can get a little complicated if the computer is part of a Domain then downgrade it to a Workgroup or Homegroup. This will be a result of an Orphaned GPO. If your computer was part of a Domain network in the OU (Organizational Unit) with GPO applied, it needs to be moved out of that OU prior to the downgrade. Removing the Computer out of GPO will remove all GP Objects applied in that computer.

Let's hope not, richnrockville simple suggestion would work just fine.
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03 Jan 2012   #4

 
 

Thanks Guys, I have the password and can log in as administrator.
How do I:
a) check to see if there is a GPO setting applied?
b) un join the domain?
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03 Jan 2012   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Can we check something quick first before we proceed? Right Click My Computer, then Properties, then in Computer Name Tab, do you see Domain? Usually the Domain Name is Name.local or if it's Workgroup, there's nothing need to be done.
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03 Jan 2012   #6

 
 

OK, the domain is druittfn.local (druittfn being the name of the Company the computer came from). The Full Computer name is WSXP-37.druittfn.local
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03 Jan 2012   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Thanks, we just want to make sure if it's under Domain.

Your computer might need to be in that Domain Network to find out all the GPO setting applied. Is this possible?
Then from your computer, open up a command prompt in an elevated command, Click on type cmd see at the top run as Administrator, from the command prompt type gpresult then press enter.

Usually the Network Admin would setup the GPO from the Server.
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04 Jan 2012   #8

 
 

Thanks again, to put the computer back into the Domain network would be extremely difficult. I have run the gpresult at the command prompt (with the computer not connected to network). Result as follows:

RSOP results for druittfn\gary on WSXP : Loging Mode

OS Type: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Configuration: Member Workstation
OS Version: 5.1.2600
Domain Name: DRUITTFN
Domain Type: Windows NT 4
Site Name: N/A
Roaming Profile:
Local Profile: C:\Documents and Settings\gary
Connected over a slow link?: No

COMPUTER SETTINGS
Last time Group Policy was applied: 4/01/2012 at 3;30:09 PM
Group Policy was applied from DFNSERVER.druittfn.local
Group Policy slow link threshold: 500kbps

Applied Group Policy Objects
Disable Offline Files
Windows Firewall
Remote Desktop
Local Administrator
Disable Simple File Sharing
GeeDee Security Fix
Windows Update Enabled
UAC Control
Small Business Server Windows Firewall
Small Business Server Client Computer
Small Business Server Remote Assistance Policy
Small Business Server Lockout Policy
Small Business Server Domain Password Policy
Default Domain Policy

The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
Small Business Server Windows Firewall
Filtering: Denied <WMI Filter>
ERROR: Generic failure
The computer is part of the following security groups:
BUITIN\Administrators
Everyone
Debugger Users
BUILTIN\Users
NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK
NT AUTHORITY\Authentcation Users

USER SETTINGS:
Last time Group Policy was applied: 4/01/2012 at 3;30:09 PM
Group Policy was applied from DFNSERVER.druittfn.local
Group Policy slow link threshold: 500kbps

Applied Group Policy Objects
Disable Offline Files
Small Business Server Folder Redirection
Default Domain Policy

The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
Small Business Server Client Computer
Filtering: Not Applied <Empty>
Small Business Server Internet Connection Firewall
Filtering: Denied <WMI Filter>
ERROR: Generic failure.
The user is part of the following security groups:
Everyone
Debugger Users
BUILTIN\Administrators
BUILTIN\Users
NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE
NT AUTHORITY\Authentcation Users
Local

Is this helpful?
Cheers
~Gary
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04 Jan 2012   #9
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

They are very helpful. There are a few GP Objects applied to your computer.
How did you end up with this computer if you don't mind me asking?
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04 Jan 2012   #10

 
 

Replaced it with a new one at work as it's now 4 years old...
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