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Do we need to change SID when ghosting ??

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hello

with win 2000, do we still need to change the SID with a SID changer like it was in windows NT  when we clone massive PC with GHOST ??
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by:tengage
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Yes
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I called symantec on this one, and they referred me to SYSINTERNALS free utility for changing SIDs (NEWSID).  Another option is to use microsoft's SYSPREP utility.

Everything you never wanted to know about SIDs, as well as a link to the NEWSID utility


http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/newsid.shtml
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by:tengage
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If you're interested in sysprep, let me know.  Sysprep basically takes a machine want to image, and strips any machine specific information out of the registry.  When you're done "sysprepping" a box, you image it.  When you load the image on a new machine, you get a "mini-setup", which allows you to name the machine, and join a domain.  The machine specific information is built during this setup.

Here's a link

http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/win2000/sysprep.asp
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by:langone
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The short answer is no if you use sysprep as stated above. It is a great tool for deploying an image to multiple machines. Is that what you want to do?
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by:mikecr
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Why don't you use RIS, it may work better for you.
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by:chasdw
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ghost has a utility included that is called ghostwalker that will change the sid after it is imaged...
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by:hendrik999
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Please don't use ghost for W2K, use sysprep.
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by:lavabo
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Ok tx to all, we will consider using SYSPREP, ill give the point to tengage as he answer first, but you all deserve merit as all were good comment !!

Now just to let you know we use ghost because we are in a Novell Env., mixed with NT/2000, then we put our image on our Novell server and we just boot with a floppy (boot netware) and the station ghost automatically. It was our old way to clone station, but we will (are) migrate to Full Win 2000 Env. so will our habit of work!

Please what is RIS ??

Yes Ghostwalker we didn take the time to implement this way but sur it could be great.

I will leave the question unlocked for a few days to allow more comment that could help other people in the futur.
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by:citadelgrad
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hendrik999 - you still have to use a third party imaging software like ghost. sysprep is just a prep utility.

RIS - Remote Installation Service is a utility that is available in 2000 which is very useful on high bandwidth network.
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by:nickvanderperre
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use ghost, in combination with ghostwalker,
we use it, and it's working fine.
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by:mikecr
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RIS will allow you to install the same image onto different computers by using driver files which you edit. It comes in extremely handy when a computer on you network crashes and you need to get it back up immediately. You can use a network boot disk to RIS an image down from the network back onto the computer.
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by:CSC_NT_Support
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I came from a ghost and partition magic shop. they both work good. We even used sysprep then ghosted our machines...
also in winnt 4.0 when you join a domain your sid is automatically changed. I havent been able to verify this yet but I dont see why microsoft would take features away from their products. They have always kept the good features and improved.
also check out this article...
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q185/2/74.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=tech&FR=0&qry=change%20sid&rnk=2&src=DHCS_MSPSS_tech_SRCH&SPR=WIN2000

hope it shed some light for you.
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