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I set up a two station peer-to-peer network and I think the way I did it is causing problems. I got one computer just the way I wanted it with software and settings and simply cloned it over to an identical computer (using Acronis) and changed the computer name on the second computer so it wasn't the same as the first computer. Both computers are logging in as a user by the name of Admin.

Everything works but today I tried putting on a couple different LAN chat programs. I tried three different ones and they all have the same issue. The chat software can't tell the difference between the user Admin on computer one and the user Admin on computer two. It thinks they are 100% the same users and won't let chat transpire between the two.

I have a feeling it was the cloning. I need one "Admin" to have a different SSID or something. Any ideas?
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by:Fred Marshall
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You didn't say that you gave them each a different IP address.
Nor did you say that they are both using DHCP to get their addresses automatically.
That would be important.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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SYSPREP /generalize /oobe one of them and your woes will be fixed.
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by:LockDown32
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As mentioned everything is working fine except these chat utilities. Both are running DHCP from the internet router. Sharing files and printers work fine.

I did read a thread where Sysinternals has discontinued NewSID because it really isn't needed. The article stated that, contrary to belief, the SID on computers does not have to be unique and it is a myth that you need to change the SID after cloning. Any truth to that?

Both workstations are Windows 7 Professional but I can't find sysprep. Any idea where to download it?
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\
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