[Samba] Out of topic : Tool to ease conversion from Domain machine to standalone..

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 13:59:28 UTC 2022

Went through something similar when my company had to move a lot of 
computers from one domain to another.

In short, you need to create local accounts.     Under c:\users this 
means you will see both "someuser" (from the original domain) and 
"someuser.MACHINENAME" or something similar.   The local user will need 
to be given access to the old provide directory, so he or she can copy 
documents, pictures, browser favorites, and other folders.

You may also need to copy stuff from C:\Users\someuser\AppData\Local and 
C:\Users\someuser\AppData\Local if you are trying preserve settings.

Alternately, you could probably create a local user, have the person 
login as the local user, then logout.  Then go thru the registry to try 
to remap the old profile directory to the new user but that is probably 
a big pain.

On 1/31/2022 3:43 PM, Vincent S. Cojot via samba wrote:
> Hi All,
> Pardon the intrusion....
> This question is not related to samba but I thought the highly skilled 
> folks here might have some tips to share.
> I've been using Samba AD for a few years for our family and it 
> recently occured to me that some of our older offspring might go to 
> unversities in various parts of the country (or even abroad) and maybe 
> not come back at all (perhaps they'll find a job there).
> Since their machines were joined to our AD and since we have severall 
> GPOs, is this a disaster waiting to happen (after 180days?). Does 
> anyone have a piece of advice to offer here? Ideally, I´d want to 
> convert their AD account to a local one while retaining Apps, Login 
> passwd and make sure they'll never get locked our of their own machines..
> I realize I could also opt for a private VPN but that might not be 
> practical here in the long terme..
> Any tools/recommendations on this topic?
> Thanks for reading,
> Vincent

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