troubleshooting Question

Remove Computer From Domain -- no "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" login ?

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Microsoft Server OSWindows Server 2012Active Directory* domain controller
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I am switching to a new Windows domain and have a few remote employees that refuse to drive to the office, therefore I cannot switch them right now

How can I remove a computer from a domain without needing the "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" login when doing the below step #3 since
 1. I will no longer have the domain by the time the remote employee is onsite and
 2. Employee will not let me do a VPN/etc to their laptop since it is not on and
 3. I do not remember what CACHED "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" users might be on really OLD machine, therefore I cannot rely on an old CACHED account ?


 1. login to "Domain" controlled laptop that is not on my domain
 2. change to "WorkGroup"
 3. get prompted for "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" login
 4. enter login
 5. reboot
 6. change works
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