Remove a Computer from a Domain

Locally, a computer can be removed from a domain by following the procedures in the "Joining a computer to a Domain or Workgroup" subsection to change the computers membership from a workgroup to a domain.

Use the following procedures to remotely remove a computer from a domain.

  1. Log on to a Domain Controller using an authorized administrator account.

  2. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers tool.

  3. Select Computers. A list of computer objects will appear in the right hand pane.

  4. Right-click on the computer to be removed and select Delete from the menu to remove the computer from the domain.