RIS Server 'Computer Account' limitations (induced by RIS to WinPE boots)
Posted on 2004-11-08
I'm running a Win2003 AD/RIS server that boots PXE enabled systems into a slightly modified version of WinPE. I presently have RIS set to autoname the systems PC## where the ## represents an incremental integer. Once 100 'computer' accounts are reached (PC00 to PC99) in the OU (is that right, computer accounts are it's own OU right?) the RIS/PE instance will fail to generate a unique name of any more RIS booted systems. Initially I thought this was a character limitation, but after decreasing the amount of chars used for a computer account name, I have been unable to resolve this 100 account limitation problem. I have poked thru the GPO for this setting and have come up with nothing.
Does anyone know how to increase this undocumented limit so that I can boot an infinite amount of systems from my RIS to WinPE (or at least set an expiration time of the accounts so they GO away)?