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    Profile Manager wrong serial number

    Hey all,

    Trying to enroll the macs to the profile manager, but after the first enrollment when I try to add another mac it comes up saying it's already enrolled showing the same serial as the first mac enrolled. Any ideas?

    This seems to have happened after doing a disk to disk image. The serial number on the Macs themselves are fine. The profile manager doesn't seem to want to pick up the serial numbers.

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    "This seems to have happened after doing a disk to disk image . . ."

    It's uncertain what you're trying to achieve using this method but if this is your deployment method of choice then it's not a good idea. What Profile Manager is probably having a problem with is possibly the Hardware UUID and/or ByHost settings. These should be unique for each individual mac hardware you have. You have a similar deal for PCs.

    Simply cloning from one mac workstation to another is almost always a recipe for strange behaviour such as what you're seeing. Depending on how many mac workstations you have either set them up singly one by one (if you have 10 or less) or use one of the usual deployment tools available for the platform.

    Antonio Rocco (ACN)

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    I agree, we had issues with DNS and ISP's firewall and the image was using Mavericks using profile manager (moving from workgroup manager) and didn't have a copy of the image to deploy at the time. The disk to disk was done the day before everyone was back into school as a last minute.

    With DNS/firewall now working, I've set the image out to deploy properly. I figured it was the disk to disk so just reimaging them seems to be working.

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