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Anonymous
October 30, 2004 3:37:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I have made an image of a new Windows XP Professional system that has been
fully loaded with my client's standard set of software. I am planning to
restore the image to another new computer and then run NEWSID to change the
SID and name of the new computer. However, the first computer has already
been joined to the Windows 2000 domain. Will I have a problem logging on the
the domain using this image on another computer? If so, what can I do fix it?
Anonymous
November 2, 2004 1:41:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I'm not familiar with this NEWSID utility that you mention. However, when
cloning a Win2K/XP system you are well-advised to use SYSPREP before cloning
your source system. SYSPREP will always generate a new SID on the target
computer(s) unless you use the NOSIDGEN option, so duplicate SIDs should
not be an issue. Note, you will probably have to recreate the computer
account in AD for both the source computer and the target computer(s) after
running SYSPREP.

Symantec recommends that you use SYSPREP when preparing your system for
cloning. There are literally tons of information on SYSPREP on the Net. You
can find a copy of SYSPREP on the XP CD in the deploy.cab file. You can
also download a copy from Microsoft's website.


"Orlando Bob" <Orlando Bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D6379D0-908F-4A53-ABD0-BDBB935FE716@microsoft.com...
> I have made an image of a new Windows XP Professional system that has been
> fully loaded with my client's standard set of software. I am planning to
> restore the image to another new computer and then run NEWSID to change
the
> SID and name of the new computer. However, the first computer has
already
> been joined to the Windows 2000 domain. Will I have a problem logging on
the
> the domain using this image on another computer? If so, what can I do fix
it?
Anonymous
November 4, 2004 3:23:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

We should always clone the machine *before* joining the machine into the
domain. What you can do to remedy is restoring the backup the image (if the
original PC has been erased) and remove the machine from domain. Redo the
image cloning process. That's so bad but it's safe.
--
Lawrence Tse
MCT, MCSE:Messaging, MCSA:Messaging, MCDBA, MCSD, MCSE+Internet, MCP+Site
Building
"Orlando Bob" <Orlando Bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D6379D0-908F-4A53-ABD0-BDBB935FE716@microsoft.com...
> I have made an image of a new Windows XP Professional system that has been
> fully loaded with my client's standard set of software. I am planning to
> restore the image to another new computer and then run NEWSID to change
the
> SID and name of the new computer. However, the first computer has
already
> been joined to the Windows 2000 domain. Will I have a problem logging on
the
> the domain using this image on another computer? If so, what can I do fix
it?
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Anonymous
November 11, 2004 7:53:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

it's a simple process:
1. leave the computer with the master image turned off
2. boot the cloned pc, log into the local computer, not the domain.
3. change computer to workgroup and the name you want it to be
4. reboot, run newsid (don't let newsid change pc name, it has
issues)...then reboot again
5. add the system to the domain, reboot once more
6. voila, u're finished




"Orlando Bob" wrote:

> I have made an image of a new Windows XP Professional system that has been
> fully loaded with my client's standard set of software. I am planning to
> restore the image to another new computer and then run NEWSID to change the
> SID and name of the new computer. However, the first computer has already
> been joined to the Windows 2000 domain. Will I have a problem logging on the
> the domain using this image on another computer? If so, what can I do fix it?
November 12, 2004 2:49:46 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

As a addon to Conrad's post, you should also check out Symantec' site. They have documented the steps required when using Sysprep and Ghost.

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/d87bb6ce...
OpenDocument&prod=Norton%20Ghost&ver=9.0&src=sg&pcode=ghost&svy=&csm=no

I hope this helps.

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