In Windows, how do I disable ADS network settings after I leave the IU network?

To disable your ADS network settings in Windows 10, 8.x, or 7 after you leave the Indiana University network:

Reset the password to the Administrator account if you are not sure you already know it:

  1. Search for Local Users and Groups. Click to open it.
    For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
  2. In the left pane of the window, click the arrow next to "Local Users and Groups" to expand it, and select the Users subfolder.
  3. At the right, find the account with the description "Built-in account for administering the computer/domain". By default, the account is named Administrator. Right-click it and choose Set Password....
  4. Enter a new password for the account and confirm it. Click OK.

To unjoin from the ADS Domain:

  1. Search for Advanced System Settings, and click to open it. You may be prompted to authenticate as an administrator.
  2. In the "System Properties" window, select the Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
  3. Under "Member of", select Workgroup:. In the field provided, type any name you would like, and then click OK.
  4. You will then be prompted with the "Local Username And Password" window for authentication. In the "Name:" field, type your computer name and local account name (e.g., bl-rh-username\LocalAccount). In the "Password:" field, type your local account password. Click OK.
  5. In the "System Settings Change" dialog box that appears, click Yes to automatically reboot your computer.

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Last modified on 2016-05-09 00:00:00.

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