How to move from Domain to Workgroup.
by techyguy717 - 7/26/12 12:26 PM
I'm helping someone with there Windows 7 Professional.
They can't update it or get certain features to work.
I know it is because they are on an old Work Domain.
They no longer work for that company. But the Laptop is there's.
I went to System and "changed settings" under "Computer Name Domain and Workgroup settings".
I changed from "Work Network" to "Home Network".
After restarting, ALL of there configurations and settings were gone. Outlook, ACT!, etc needed to be setup again. But the computer was able to access the features that they needed.
Apparently the user account that we were using to log in into, was no longer available.
I did a system restore to right before I changed to Home Network.
How do I change to "Home Network" from "Work Domain" while still keeping ALL user settings, but getting rid of the lockdown that the Domain Policies Enforced?