I have researched this thoroughly, and cannot find the answer I am looking for.
A company I recently left is going through a bankruptcy. They have already auctioned off most the IT equipment, including the server that was the domain controller. However, they still have the client workstations set up in the office. These computers have no network access and will not be able to reach the domain controller, but still belong to the domain. There are not local accounts set up aside from the local administrator account, and they do not know the password. They are wanting to know if they can still log in and access local files, quickbooks, etc...
Would someone still be able to log in using the last cached domain credentials? If so, is there a limit on how long those credentials will stay working?
The client workstations are running Windows 7 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro. The server that was once there, was running Active Directory 2008, not sure if that matters.
Thanks for the help.