I'm doing some one-off IT maintenance for a very small business <15 employees
I moved all their e-mail to Microsoft Office365, and all of their shared network files to Microsoft SharePoint Online.
Since there are no more local files stored on-premise, I decided to decommission the central on-premise server that was used for files and e-mail previously.
The problem is, this server was also the Active Directory Domain Controller.
I've moved all workstations back to "workgroups" instead of "domains," and I've replaced domain user accounts with local user accounts and local administrators.
However, one employee insists on keeping their old domain user profile, because they claim it is too much of a pain to set up a new user profile from scratch.
Even with the domain controller gone, they are still able to log in using their old domain credentials, because the workstation has their domain user account information cached locally.
My questions are:
1) Is it possible to "downgrade" a domain user profile to the workgroup, without having to create a fresh new profile?
2) Is it safe for this employee to keep using their domain creds to log into their workstation, even though the domain is no longer present on the network? How long could we expect this to keep working for this employee?