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Windows 7: How do I remove a local computer from domain group

06 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 32bit
How do I remove a local computer from domain group

we have a local pc that was once connected directly to server and was set up as a domain user login

The user has to login to a domain even though it is no longer connected directly. This is not a problem until needing to change the windows login password.

The control panel forces us to press Ctrl Alt Del to change password then does not allow us to change the password as it still thinks it is connected to the domain

Please can anyone advise on how to change the domain login user to user-zoo login?

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06 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

To remove a a computer from the domain you need to first log in as a local administrator. This will be the account that was first setup when the operating system was installed. Once logged in you need to go to:

start> Right click on 'Computer'>Properties

You should be presented with a windows similar to the one below:

How do I remove a local computer from domain group-system.jpg

After this you need to click on change settings:

How do I remove a local computer from domain group-settings.jpg

From here you need to click on change:

How do I remove a local computer from domain group-workgroup.jpg

Here you want to select Workgroup and in the box enter 'WORKGROUP'. Press Ok and you may be presented with an box asking for a username and password to take it out of the domain. To do this you need to enter the local PC name and the username and password. For example if the machine was name Josh-PC and I was logged in as Administrator, I would put the following:

Username: Josh-PC\Administrator

Password: [Pa55word]

Hope this helps,
Josh! :)

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