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Software developer, tech enthusiast.


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accepted How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?
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accepted Possible to force all disk activity to RAM?
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comment Possible to force all disk activity to RAM?
I am interested in preventing mostly data writes going to the physical disc. For this, a solution like the Enhanced Write Filter (see: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/…) is perfectly doable. Windows and apps do have full access to the system partition, but writes get buffered to the RAM overlay. Assuming all programs and configuration data is precached to memory, I don't see any real need for physical disk access. I can live with the fact that no modifications are saved after system shutdown - for testing purposes this is actually very handy.
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comment How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?
Unfortunately, building a new account is not an option because of time constraints. The main reason for disassociating the XP box from the Active Directory is to make it boot up and otherwise work without unnecessary delays. The solution doesn't have to be an optimal "clean" AD unjoin, especially if it involves much work. Could I make the workstation just "skip" all the AD-related access delays with some lightweight techniques? I am open to semi-kludge suggestion like adding a static loopback (127.0.0.1) entry for the domain controller in the hosts file to prevent AD-related delays.
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asked How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?