SysPrep Needed?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Victor333, Dec 13, 2004.

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  1. Victor333

    Victor333 Guest

    Hello -
    I am in the IT field and we are planning a rollout of 50 identicaly built XP Workstations (workgroup security). They all have the same User Names and Passwords,
    Administratior and User1... for all machines.
    They of course will have unique computernames and IP addresses -
    and they all have identical specialty programs installed that accesss the network.
    using the above scenario - I am wondering if I should include MS SysPrep
    in our rollout if not will there be implications with SID's, MAC addresses, reg settings?
    --- I have used Norton Ghost in the past for NT and Win 2000, without using sysprep - however co-workers blame any strange behaviour on the ghost.
    Just looking for some clarification
  2. Fuzzy John

    Fuzzy John Registered Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Your best approach is to "sysprep" the computer before creating the image you will load in the others. This is exactly the scenario that sysprep was created for.
  3. RobB

    RobB Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    It will have unpredictable SID implicatons. Use sysprep as suggested or change the computer SID after imaging using NewSID.

    I've been using NewSID on a 5,000 client domain for about two months with no noted issues.

    Rob B.
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