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    Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    I have a bunch of Elonex PCs with the UUID set to zero. Thus they can't be centrally managed by Ghost (they all appear as the same PC). Is there any way to override or reset system UUIDs?

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    Hi Geoff - which version of Ghost are you using? I have the latest Ghost Solution Suite 2.0, and this is a known problem to Symantec - however, it was fixed in the last LiveUpdate Update (?!)



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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    If you are lucky, you can change these in the BIOS, slightly less lucky would be if Elonex provides a utility to change them. Otherwise you are going to have to get creative... I suspect that Linux might let you write to a proc device which would change this.

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    Ghost 11.

    I looked in the Bios. There doesn't seem to be any way to set the ID there. I'll check Elonex's support site and see if they have a tool for this.

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    Well Elonex seem to of removed the entire support/downloads section of their site. I just get redirected to a page listing various 'for pay' support options.

    So I had another look at these machines and found out that they use a MSI MS-6390.

    http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...171&cat3_no=89

    There's no info on how to set the DMI up though.

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    Now I've never used ghost this way before, but when ris comes across a machine with all zeros it looks at the mac address.

    Maybe ghost does the same.

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    I've had similar problems on other well known makes of PC. Despite scouring the net, I've always ended up getting a floppy disk from the makers tech support.

    I don't know if this is any use.

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    More possible clues here if you look for UUID on the page.

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    Re: Elonex PCs with broken UUID

    I shall inflict DMICFG.EXE and DMI.EXE on an Elonex PC in the morning.



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