change from domain to workgroup not available in 2003 server

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by john macd, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. john macd

    john macd Guest

    I have 2003 server small business edition. When I set up
    this machine I set it up to me a member of a domain. No I
    need to change it to be a part of a workgroup. When I try
    to change it (even as administrator) it is grayed out and
    I cannot select workgroup.

    How do I change it. Do I need to completely reinstall the
    OS?
     
    john macd, Jan 15, 2004
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    Bill Grant Guest

    Do you mean you made this server a DC? If so, you need to run dcpromo
    again to remove Active Directory.
     
    Bill Grant, Jan 16, 2004
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  3. NO!

    Sorry about that, but since this wasn't posted to the SBS 2003 newsgroup
    (microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs) I knew no one else would

    John - You can't remove SBS from a domain, you can't take away the fact that
    it's a DC, it needs to be a DC and the top-level DC at that. While dcpromo
    may work, the server will only run for 7 days if it isn't a DC

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jan 16, 2004
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  4. john macd

    Bill Grant Guest

    Thanks Jonathan. Quite a few postings are appearing here lately that
    should be in the sbs newsgroup.

     
    Bill Grant, Jan 17, 2004
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  5. In .general and .setup as well, I guess people don't realize that there are
    quite a few differences between SBS and regular Windows Server, so even
    though most SBS posts _should_ go to .sbs, they don't wind up there

    --
    --Jonathan Maltz [Microsoft MVP - Windows Server]
    http://www.visualwin.com - A Windows Server 2003 visual, step-by-step
    tutorial site :)
    http://vpc.visualwin.com - Does <insert OS name> work on VPC 2004? Find out
    here
    Only reply by newsgroup. Any emails I have not authorized are deleted
    before I see them.


     
    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Jan 17, 2004
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