Mac Thread, renaming imac after imaging in Technical; This is really getting on my t1t5!
I've sucessfully setup an imac and imaged it, after that I then sent ...
12th May 2009, 10:20 AM #1
renaming imac after imaging
This is really getting on my t1t5!
I've sucessfully setup an imac and imaged it, after that I then sent this image out to 9 other imacs and they all have the same name as the machine I origonaly imaged.
imac_03 (04) etc etc etc
I've been searching the net trying to find a simple answer to a stupid problem and everyone is saying you need to go to 'system preffrences - sharing andthen change the machine there.... but its grayed out!!
any ideas, help, or a gun would be greatfully appreciated
12th May 2009, 10:36 AM #2
I have just done the exact same thing for 30 imacs and I had no problem renaming them after imaging them. How have you done the imaging ? I imaged directly from one mac to another using carbon copy cloner and a 800 firewire cable. Both of them were off the network at the time of imaging and renaming. They were also not yet joined to either a windows active directory or mac open directory domain, I did that after I had renamed the target imac. If you are joined to a domain you may need to unbind before you can change the name.
The only other thing I did was to enable the root user account. In Leopard go to the "Open Directory" utility then "Edit" and select "Enable root user" then just enter a password.
Hope some of that helps
12th May 2009, 10:40 AM #3
- Rep Power
First thing how you re-imaging??? Using OS x server and netboot ??? Or like super-doper ???
On system preference have you check that padlock on bottom left corner???
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