RIS, Novatech and comp names
Bit of a unique one, well probably not but I can't find any reference to a simpler solution.
I've got a stack of Novatech laptops that I'm finally RIS deploying to but I've discovered that all the MAC addresses are exactly the same and BIOS has not been set properly so as far as the RIS server is concerned it's getting all these laptops as if they're just one.
So far I've dealt with the GUID issue by getting hold of NewSID and worked around the EULA silliness by applying the necessary reg key to the HKCU.
The problem however is that the GUID doesn't kick in until AFTER the system has joined the domain and thus kicked off the other machine.
So far the only solution I can think of is to stop the systems joining the domain immediately and adding them manually.
I'm not happy with this though as I made it clear I'd be RIS'ing everything... Not bothering to write a new SID to each macines BIOS is just plain lazy.
Anyway, suggestions welcome... this has just made my week... :doh: