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While there will be a million mirrors ...
2nd November 2009, 03:20 PM #1
NewSID Retirement TODAY
Just to let all know, NewSID from Sysinternals (Microsoft) is being retired today.
While there will be a million mirrors on the internet afterwards, it might still be sensible to grab it today while the newest is on the site.
Get it while its there, "just in case"
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2nd November 2009, 03:21 PM #2
Is there an official replacement, or are we meant to use SYSPrep?
2nd November 2009, 03:29 PM #3
Goodbye old freind. A damned handy little util if ever there was one.
2nd November 2009, 03:31 PM #4
Well Sysprep is the Official way to do things, NewSID is just another tool (with a few other special abilities)
Really, we should be deploying Vista / Win7 via Windows Deployment Services and not needing to change the SID of a workstation.
We (a business) unfortunately use Windows XP, so it might be useful here (im using it with vmware for some test workstations to package to MSI)
Its probably not a useful tool anymore so Microsoft are depreciating it.
The page says
Version 4.0 introduces support for Windows XP and .NET Server, a wizard-style interface, allows you to specify the SID that you want applied, Registry compaction and also the option to rename a computer (which results in a change of both NetBIOS and DNS names).
So it doesnt appear to support Vista/7
Last edited by fooby; 2nd November 2009 at 03:33 PM.
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2nd November 2009, 03:47 PM #5
thanks for the heads up , have downloaded that and saved a copy of there web page before they take it down.
Looks like If I want to suggest using SID to either upload both the saved web page and sid zip file or stick to suggesting sysprep lol
2nd November 2009, 10:19 PM #6
So useful when Ghost fails on its SID change, and since I never learnt how to use Sysprep, NewSID is always a good fallback.
Suppose I should start reading up about Sysprep...
2nd November 2009, 11:12 PM #7
It's on the Admin Bar just in case anyone forgets to grab it.....
3rd November 2009, 03:21 PM #8
Really interesting post from Mark Russinovich about this today...
Mark's Blog : The Machine SID Duplication Myth
It turns out that changing the SID is, and always has been a waste of time!
3 Thanks to AngryTechnician:
Arcath (3rd November 2009), Netman (3rd November 2009), Soulfish (3rd November 2009)
3rd November 2009, 04:48 PM #9
That makes for some very interesting reading!
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