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    WDS + HP's BIOS Replicate Settings Tool = Duplicate UUID in WDS

    • Take 5 HP 8200 series desktops.
    • Set one up correctly in BIOS, save config to USB stick.
    • Load config on other 4.
    • Netboot them all, so they're waiting for approval in WDS
    • Name + Approve the first one.
    • Watch as all 5 machines pxe boot successfully, despite just naming and approving the first one.
    • Notice in WDS console that machines 2-5 have the same UUID
    • Open BIOS on a couple of them, look in Security > System IDs
    • Notice UUID (which should be read-only and not changeable) has been copied from first machine to the rest).


    Swear at HP.
    Last edited by pete; 13th February 2012 at 03:05 PM.

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    Original UUID

    UUID-Original.jpg

    UUID after replicating settings

    UUID-AfterRestore.jpg

    Second machine with same UUID

    UUID-secondmachine.jpg

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    And the fix (for the 8200 series at least) is to press CTRL-A once in the BIOS to enable editing of things that don't look editable.



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