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    OSD - new machine picking up existing machine's name

    I am trying to image a new machine using SCCM 2007 and it keeps picking up an existing machine's name.

    First time I tried to deploy it picked up an obsolete machine name. I deleted this machine from SCCM and tried again. It picked up another obsolete machine name.
    I then deleted all the obsolete machines and tried again. Now it is picking up the name of an active PC.

    I have compared the MACs and they are different, however the the System UUIDs are very similar, just one digit difference.

    Any ideas on what I can do here as this is the first time I have come across this?

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    I just read that sccm flips the computer GUID around to make its UUID variable. The machines actually have the same GUID, a generic one it seems as a few machines have this GUID: 00020003-0004-0005-0006-0007-00080009

    *sigh* time to get onto manufacturer...

    Or...actually just add it to the banned GUID list to force it to use the MAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Or...actually just add it to the banned GUID list to force it to use the MAC.
    This doesn't work.

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    Had to use a utility to generate a new GUID to fix this.

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    What utility did you use to do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    What utility did you use to do it?
    SMBIOS.exe run from bootable usb stick. I got it from pc provider's support but have seen it available from motherboard manufacturer's website (or something similar).

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