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I have a Windows Server instance joined to a domain.

I need to join it to a Workgroup temporarily but when I try to leave the domain it gives me the below error

"The specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted"

and refuses to join the Workgroup

Any ideas why this could be happening? Strange that I was able to join it just earlier today but now cannot leave it..

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My guess would be DNS. Can you ping the domain or the domain controllers in that domain? Although, it could also be a loss of network connectivity.

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Loss of network connectivity was the issue. Thanks, will accept soon –  Vazgen Dec 8 '12 at 23:33

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