I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me.
The problem is that when I restart my computer and try to log in, I cannot do so due to the fact that my user account is still somehow tied to the domain and when I try to log in, the system complains about being unable to verify the account against some server.
I was advised to change my domain account into a local account, so I would like to do that. However, I found conflicting information about how to accomplish this.
Option 1: Go to system property -> Computer Name -> Click on Change Button -> Select Member of Local Group instead of domain -> click Apply. [source]
Option 2: Create a new local user -> Go to User Profiles -> Click on domain user -> Click on
Copy to -> Select the new user's directory
Copy to option is grayed out for me)
[same source as above]
Option 3: Use Windows Easy Transfer to do the job. (Note: When I start the application, it does not allow any other option than importing from a file, so I cannot create a backup.)
Option 4: Create a new profile and move the
C:\Users\local_username. This looks ugly and seems like it could break a lot of things.
So, what should I do? Is one of the options a viable solution? Feel free to explain what I actually want to do, I'm still rather confused about how the system works.