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    Auto Name Machines in Ghost

    Hi,

    We use Ghost 11 here. We image machines using the console not bootdisk or PXE.

    Has anyone managed to find a way that works to auto name Windows XP Machines?

    Thanks

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    just tick the configuration box in the task and select Sid change under the clone tab then under the configuration you can select to make a template or use default we use default to keep the names the same after the ghost e.g. it1-01 will always be it1-01. You can even if set up on the machines in the console get it to re-add them to the OU of your choice. Also I think when you first set it up you can put a domain admin account in which it uses to add the machines to the domain.

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    I tried that but it just comes back to the sysprep screen asking me to put a name in.

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    in configuration which method are you using Default, template or custom? also are you using any advanced settings in SID change?

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    Defualt. I can see ghost walker knows the name of the machine but when sysprep comes it just gives it a random one. I am using a standard sysprep file.

    Thanks very much.

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    in the reference book for ghost it says about
    [UserData]
    Computername=*
    will make it randomly generate a name. i take this is talking about in the sysprep file. i would try removing it. it also says about if you use sid change on sysprep don't use it with ghost walker. we don't use sysprep because its just a pain.

    also after you ghost as long as the random names don't get pushed back the console you could try to run configeration on its own to rename them correctly

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