Adding Cloned windows 7 Pro PCs to domain

Posted on 2011-10-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts

I’m in the process of rolling out 40 PCs onto a domain, to make life easier I setup a PC with all the updates and software we use and then created an image. I’m then imaging the PC's, changing the PC name, changing the windows key and then joining to the domain.

Can anyone see any problems with this approach? I’m worried that the image may not be depersonalised enough after reading online about windows Xp having something called a secure identifier. everything seems ok at the moment but I’m worried the domain may in some way see all these PCs as the same!
Question by:corecc
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 2000 total points
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You need to take sysprep before imaging that workstation to cleanup secure identifier first. Run in command-line of Win7

cd %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\Sysprep
sysprep /oobe /generalize

then make image of that prepared system and that's all. You can deploy it on those 40 PCs


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ID: 37037303
just what I was looking for, thanks
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You're welcome :)


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