SYSPREP to change SID "after" image restore
Posted on 2014-10-23
I know I can use sysprep to prepare an image so it generates a unique SID. My questions is whether its ok to do this "after" restoring an image to a PC.
I have two Dell machines. One had the factory image which I used to create a restore usb from the factory.wim. If I use that restore USB to reimage the other PC (same exact model and hardware) it works just fine, but the SID is set to the same as the machine where I pulled the factory .wim.
To change the SID I simply open up sysprep on the second PC and ran it to out of box, generalize and reboot. System reboots, I simply have to go through the setup process again and it changes the SID. Are there any problems changing it this way?