Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 562
  • Last Modified:

cloning HD

I have 10 dell computers that are identical. I need to reinstall the os. I have diferent  license for each computer. I know that it is possible to set one up and clone the hard drives and put it in another computer and so far every thing works. I was able to change the windows key and activate it. (from the sticker on the computer) Should I be worried about things not working down the road. Reason for doing this is to make them legal.  Thanks
0
eliallen
Asked:
eliallen
2 Solutions
 
NotVeryFatCommented:
If I were doing this, I would create the base image (with OS etc), then SysPrep the original BEFORE cloning. This will then allow system name, UUID etc to be generated/ entered and for the Windows Key to be entered when the cloned laptops are turned on. Should then be job done and all should work...
0
 
mattconroyCommented:
Did you change the SID on the cloned computers?
0
 
big_daddy0690Commented:
If you plan on using WSUS to update these computers you will need to reset authentication in order for the WSUS server to pick them up.

Reset WSUS authorization on a remote/local computer
0
Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

 
arnoldCommented:
The Dell install disks detects and sets the license on install.
One option you can do is use the Dell Disk and put it on the network and use PXE boot.
http://netbootdisk.com/
http://www.ecimulti.org/blog/?p=127

For workstation I do not believe there is a replication option.

But in this state, you should follow http:#34871644 comments.
If you've already cloned and now want to adjust, your best bet is to use the sysprep on each and reenter the key on boot.
0
 
eliallenAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response. I will need time to study and try the abolve. Computers are connected to a network only for internet access. Computers will be used in the community center for Internet access and computer training. Computers will have deep freeze installed to prevent change, and will only be updated  once a month, one at a time  The SID was not changes. Need more info on that.  
0
 
ToxaconCommented:
Sysprep takes care of the SID change.
0
 
asktoexpertCommented:
Hi,
There is one soft called Acronics with Universal Restore.
with that you can easily do the cloning it has that feature of Disk Cloning and will do with out any damage to your HDD, work or another software... nothing at all.
0
 
eliallenAuthor Commented:
Notveryfat, Your answer was what I needed. Toxacon you took care of the rest. Thanks to all.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now