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Removing Duplicate SID's

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I've mistakenly cloned and rolled out 15 desktops with Windows 2000 pro without running sysprep.  Now I'm getting "The Server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip because another computer on the network has the same name.  The server could not start".  I suspect that this rolled out desktops have the same SID.  How can I correct this problem without having to reclone these desktops?  Your help is GREATLY appreciated.

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by:Pete Long
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just run sysprep on the cloned images? it will remove the sid then let it reboot
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by:rnapro
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Considering the link in the "Accepted Solution" is broken, should that change the status of this question? Obviously the original author's issue is resolved. However I searched the knowledgebase, I get this result as supposedly having the answer, only to find out that it no longer does.
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by:jkr
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That was left as a challenge to your skills about using the internet:
http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=NewSID

Typing 'NewSID' in the search field on that error page seems to be pretty far out, since all links are supposed to work after five years, aren't they?
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by:rnapro
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Ok now THAT is strange. The first two times I tried that link, I did NOT get redirected to that microsoft search page. I only got a 404 Page cannot be found. Only after clicking the link that jkr produced, and then going to the original link, did I get to the redirected search page.
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by:rnapro
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jkr, Ignoring the borderline disrespectful sarcasm, I do appreciate the additional comment/help with this ; )
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by:jkr
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There was no border meant, yet it should not have been disrespectful either - just a bit flabbergaste ;o)
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by:rnapro
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Yeah I can only guess that you thought I ended up at the same search page as you did after the broken link. No worries though.
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