Any way to backup Windows 7 Domain Account ?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by digitalbear, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    Running a Windows 7 Enterprise at work that is connected to a domain.

    It is a desktop PC and it is giving me all sorts of issues that requires a fresh install, I can reinstall the machine by myself without asking our IT department & safe a lot of time, but then IT still needs to connect it to the domain - Is there any way to extract/save it's domain account to be restored when finished, saving & restoring the SAM reg file does not work.
     
  2. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    Not really as a new install will give the computer a new SID....You need IT to join it to the domain or have domain privileges allowing you to do so.
     
  3. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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    I'm no expert, but shouldn't one be able to just change the SID value to the old one ? - this could really benefit domain users with Win7,8 & 10 :D
     
  4. beamslider

    beamslider MDL Senior Member

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    I don't believe there is anyway to do that and I don't believe that even if there were it would connect to the domain. SID is generated by sysprep normally not something you can write as you choose.

    Would be a security hole if it was easy to do.