Wednesday, January 5, 2011

How to move a Server Core 2008 R2 from a Domain to a Workgroup

From time to time you may need to remove a server from your domain.  For what ever the reason may be, now you have a much simplified way for doing it in Server 2008 R2.  This procedure assumes this is a member server and not a domain controller.

Log into your server core with credentials that will allow you to remove a server from the domain. 

Type sconfig and press enter.

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Press 1 for Domain/Workgroup.

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Press W for Workgroup.

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You will get a confirmation prompt.  Click Yes.

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You will be asked for a user account that can perform this operation.  Enter the user name and press Enter.

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Next you will be prompted, in a new window, for this users password.  Enter it and press Enter.

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Click Yes to restart your computer.  Your server core will now be in a Workgroup.

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