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    Any Gotchas When Ghosting W2K3 Server?

    Just a quick question. I am in the preocess of setting up a new Domain. I have 2 new servers with identical specs. I have completed the install of W2K3 Server on one and updated etc and its all working fine as a standard PC.

    If I ghost this to the second server do I need to do anything such as sysprep for XP? Or can I just rename the PC and continue from there?

    Cheers

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    You'll need to either sysprep it or run newsid after ghosting. I'd probably stick with sysprep to be honest.

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    IIRC, the only time Sysprep cannot be used is on a DC..
    Other than that it should be fine to Sysprep and Ghost

    Used to di this a fair bit when I worked for a training company that delivered MOC courses - That was fun trying to follow M$'s scripts to set up an entire domain..

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    If you dont have sysprep to hand you can jsut reset the SID with this:

    Code:
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate /v AccountDomainSid /f
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate /v PingID /f
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate /v SusClientId /f
    cls
    @echo Triggering detection after resetting WSUS client identity
    net stop wuauserv
    net start wuauserv
    wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    If you dont have sysprep to hand you can jsut reset the SID with this:

    Code:
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate /v AccountDomainSid /f
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate /v PingID /f
    reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Win dowsUpdate /v SusClientId /f
    cls
    @echo Triggering detection after resetting WSUS client identity
    net stop wuauserv
    net start wuauserv
    wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
    Um thats just for Windows update and won't reset the machine SID. I would be careful if the original is a DC otherwise a sysprep will be fine as cert services and AD both take a note of the drive identifier and other things that get very messy when imaged.

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    Domain hasn't been created yet, just getting W2K3 on them. Cheers for the input. Ghosted and syspred and all seems fine.

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    Can you actually ghost a server with the normal Ghost 11 client?

    Unser deploy center (b4 gost solution suite) you has to use a server version?

    Steve

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