Cloning 3 computers currently in workgroup with ghost.  They will be eventually join a domain-do I need to sysprep or are they good

Posted on 2006-04-03
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Sysprep resealing is typically to replace SID in domain so if my computers are in a workgroup environment when I clone, will simply joining them to a domain at the job site be sufficient for the autocreation of an SID?  Is sysprep required or should it be fine
Question by:chitchcock
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    if you are going to add-to-domain later (post clone) then ghost is fine.

    I'd not sysprep in general for <10 computers

    Author Comment

    My concern was resealing the systems if it wasn't necessary.  I will be joining to domain later so thanks for the advise.  Much appreciated.  
    Sysprep would be required with any number of systems if the clone was done with the domain prefix already in place.  
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    Expert Comment

    what I meant was that if you cloned a pc on the domain, the pain and suffering of remove from domain and re-add is not too bad for a couple of machines.

    Author Comment

    Makes sense.  Thx

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