Desktop Windows AD Domain registry backup and restore on clean install

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by 24q6hr, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. 24q6hr

    24q6hr MDL Novice

    Feb 6, 2011
    I have a question I am not able to get answer for. The situation is: I have a Windows 8.1 Pro PC, the OS is in an active directory domain. I would like to reinstall this PC to a new fresh state, so I would like to do something like this and I'd like to know whether it is possible or not (and if yes, how to do it):
    I'd like to backup the domain registration information from current OS, then do a fresh installation of the same OS and then restore those information backed up in previous step so the PC would be in the domain under the exactly same registration as it was before the reinstallation, so the domain controller (admin) would not know that I did that. I am not the domain controller admin and I do not have the domain administration privileges.

    Do I want something impossible?

    Thanks a lot.