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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 23, 2004 8:01:01 PM

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My company issued laptop was assigned to a domain. Now that I am no longer
with the company, and have kept the laptop I would like to remove the domain
from the login. I have tried using a new username, but my programs,
preferences and documents do not carry through to the new username.

Any suggestions? I am using XP Pro, SP2.

Thanks,

clamborn

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 23, 2004 11:19:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

clamborn wrote:
> My company issued laptop was assigned to a domain. Now that I am no
> longer with the company, and have kept the laptop I would like to
> remove the domain from the login. I have tried using a new username,
> but my programs, preferences and documents do not carry through to
> the new username.
>
> Any suggestions? I am using XP Pro, SP2.
>
> Thanks,
>
> clamborn

Did you already remove the computer from the domain? If not, try the
"transfer files & settings wizard" (in programs, accessories, system
tools)....export then import. I usually just do this the old fashioned way
and copy data elsewhere & recreate my profile, but I'm a DIY type.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 24, 2004 1:08:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

clamborn wrote:
> My company issued laptop was assigned to a domain. Now that I am no longer
> with the company, and have kept the laptop I would like to remove the domain
> from the login. I have tried using a new username, but my programs,
> preferences and documents do not carry through to the new username.
>
> Any suggestions? I am using XP Pro, SP2.
>
> Thanks,
>
> clamborn


1) Log in to the laptop using the local, built-in Administrator account
and remove it from the domain by adding it to a workgroup.

2) Create a new local account for your daily use, and copying the files
and settings from your old domain account's user profile to the new profile.

How to Copy User Data to a New User Profile
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151


3) Delete the old domain account's user profile.


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