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Changing my server profile

I have a Windows 2003 server in domain setting I migrated the server into a VM
Now I would like to take the physical server and reuse it without changing the image
So far I think all I would need to do change the IP, and the server name and the SID is this correct
If so witch of the two programs would be the best NewSID or SysPrep
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Vaidas911Commented:
You can run SysPrep to change SID - it works very well and I had situations like yours, I had no problem. Remember to change server name, IP address and rejoin domain if you need.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
I would disjoin the computer from the domain, change the computername and ip address and then run newsid. Once that is all set I would rejoin the domain
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Andrej PirmanCommented:
My vote goes to xxdcmast's comment, because it is the safest procedure to change all you need. Just don't forget that by disjoining from domain you will LOSE all domain credentials on that server, so if any program/service is running under, let's say, DOMAIN\Administrator credentials, it will NOT run anymore (because after disjoining, all DOMAIN\* users on THIS server are gone).
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Vaidas911Commented:
Yes, disjoin domain is very good idea, forgot to mention it. But I prefer sysprep solution. About newsid by Mark Russinovich:

"To my chagrin, NewSID has never really done anything useful and theres no reason to miss it now that its retired. Note that Sysprep resets other machine-specific state that, if duplicated, can cause problems for certain applications like Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), so Microsofts support policy will still require cloned systems to be made unique with Sysprep
Published Tuesday, November 03, 2009 8:00 AM by markrussinovich "
http://blogs.technet.com/markrussinovich/archive/2009/11/03/3291024.aspx
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Mark Russinovich's word is good enough for me. Disjoin domain, change name etc, then sysprep. Then rejoin. I think all of us can agree on that?
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Vaidas911Commented:
Yes, it's cool. Common and risk free procedure (good bless VMware it's Converter and Server)
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