Offices & Labs - Remove network settings

Please note the following instructions are only applicable to staff and postgraduates who have had their computer connected to the College network in College offices and labs and are either leaving College or for some other reason no longer going to connect it to the College network. These instructions apply to Windows computers. OS X users only need to remove TCDwireless profile if they configured it previously.

  • Copy data from College profile.
  • Disconnect from the College domain.
  • Remove McAfee VirusScan.
  • Ensure the Windows Firewall is enabled.
  • (Optional) Remove TCDwireless profile.
  • (Optional) Remove web browser proxy settings.

Copy data from College profile

To copy data from your College profile

  1. On your computer, open C:\Users\username where username is your College username. Folders located there will normally contain data stored while logged on to college profile.
  2. Copy data from this profile to a local profile or an external drive as backup.

Disconnect from the College domain

To disconnect your computer from the College domain

  1. Log on as Local Administrator (If you are not sure how to do this, please visit the Managing Local Administrator Profile page.)
  2. Open System Properties.

  3. In Windows 7 In Windows 8 or Windows 10
    1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Properties.
    2. Click Advanced system settings.
    1. On the desktop, move the cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen, right-click to display the Administrative Tools, and select System.
    2. Click Advanced system settings.

  4. On System Properties window, click Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
  5. In the Member Of section, select Workgroup, and type workgroup, then click OK.
  6. You will be prompted for your Local Administrator password. In the username box, type the Local Administrator username in the form computername\administrator and your password, then press Enter.
  7. After a few moments a Welcome to workgroup message will appear. Click OK, and restart your machine as prompted.

Remove McAfee VirusScan

To remove McAfee VirusScan

  1. In the Uninstall or change a program panel, select McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and click the Uninstall or change a program panel, select McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and click Uninstall.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. McAfee Agent will have to be uninstalled with the assistance of IT Service Desk personnel.

NB: We would strongly advise that you then install a reputable anti-virus software product.

Ensure the Windows Firewall is enabled

To ensure the Windows Firewall is enabled

In Windows 7 In Windows 8 or Windows 10
  1. Click Start and select Control panel.
  2. Click Windows Firewall.
  3. If Windows Firewall is set to off, select Change settings and switch Windows Firewall on.
  1. On the desktop, move the cursor to the bottom left corner of the screen, right-click to display the Administrative Tools, and select Control Panel.
  2. In category view, click System and Security and then click Firewall.
  3. If Windows Firewall is set to off, turn it back on using Turn Windows Firewall on or off option.

(Optional) Remove TCDwireless profile

To remove TCDwireless profile

In Windows 7 In Windows 8 In Mac OS X
  1. Click Start and select Control panel.
  2. In Control panel, open Network and Sharing Center, then select Manage Wireless networks.
  3. Select TCDwireless and click Remove.
  1. On the desktop, click the Network icon near the clock on the bottom right hand corner of the task bar.
  2. In the pop up list, right-click the TCDwireless network and select Forget this network.
  1. Click the Wi-Fi status icon in the menu bar.
  2. Select Open Network Preferences.
  3. Select Airport or Wi-Fi and click Advanced.
  4. On the first tab, in the list of Preferred Networks, select TCDwireless and click Minus button.

(Optional) Remove web browser proxy settings