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I am looking to complete a master image for 8 systems with our SBS 2008 system..any issues with starting with a computer name 780IMG and then renaming it before connecting to the SBS system?  At what point can we make this happen so it will be the quickest time to get a system restored without impacting the system integrity with all of the connections with Active Directory, etc.. Leo
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In a Windows SBS 2003 environment, when you start with a generic computer name that is part of the default WORKGROUP and join it to a SBS domain, the computer name is automatically renamed when it is enrolled as a computer on the SBS domain.

I would assume that SBS 2008 would be no different, therefore I don't see the need to rename a computer prior to joining the SBS 2008 domain.

 
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Cliff Galiher earned 2000 total points
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Make sure to sys prep tge image before using it on multiple machines. Machine name doesn't matter, but SIDs do. Sys prep generalizes those.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Gah, phone autocorrect.  Sysprep, not sys prep. It is an actual tool in windows for this sort of use.
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Thanks for heads up..will look at this further. Leo
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