Registry editing

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I have a company computer and I want upgrade to a new computer. How can I copy the security and logon portions of the registry of the old computer to the registry of the new computer so that I can log on to the network with the new computer?

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Typically if your company issues you a new computer you do not have to copy these things from the registry. Someone with the appropriate rights will join the new pc to the domain for you and you will be able to log on with it. If this is a personal device, not a company pc, that is another matter entirely and you will probably need permission to join it to the company domain.

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There is also more to adding a computer to a domain as there is a thing called a Security IDentifier (SID). Each device and user have a specific SID in the domain. So, if this new computer’s SID does not match what is in AD, the device will not log into the network. Please don’t go around your company’s IT support group & policies. You will have a much better time with getting support if you follow policy & procedure.

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  • carlosdl
    As Technochic said, you should not take care of that. On the other hand, there is no need to copy registry settings in order to be able to log on to the network with the new computer. Basically, two things are needed: - Join the computer to the domain - a valid domain user account, which you already have.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Is there any reason you can't get an admin to join you to the domain? You can export/import parts of the registry but this is certainly not the way to go about getting onto the network. That is unless you're trying to get in somehow and highlight a vulnerability.
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