SYSKEY and using Sysprep to issue new SID (XP Pro)
Posted on 2004-11-17
Oops- didn't think about this... am migrating to a new laptop and wanted to use sysprep and issue new SIDs (both laptops will be on my network for awhile, so I want unique SIDs). However, I've used syskey to lock down the SAM - and I believe the password is tied to the SID(?)
I also recall that I cannot undo syskey once I activate it.
So my question: How can I use sysprep to prepare my current laptop for imaging so that it will issue new SIDs - (keeping in mind that syskey requires a startup password)? When I tested the image, an error occured after I provided the system password (setup unable to change password for user account Administrator because of the following error: SamChangePasswordUser returned status c000006a. Fatal error: windows is unable to start because the registry could not be updated).
Oh - and I should mention that My Documents is encrypted - I don't think that should be an issue (worst case, I just need to restore my encryption key).
I am curious to see how many gurus out there have worked with syskey and sysprep...