COMPUTER NAME DOES NOT CHANGE AFTER IMAGING

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    If I reimage a machine, it does not take on the same computer name as the source image. Is this by design or am i doing something wrong?

    what about the SID?

    The reason:

    If the sid and computer name will stay intact and my base image is already joined to the domain, I could reimage a machine and when it boots for the first time it would already be on the domain. Meaning I would never even have to visit a machine to reimage it.

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    That’s by design

    The Wyse Imaging System (WISard) keeps some unique data through imaging using a secret partition on the flash.

    If you’ve renamed 25000 devices based on roll-out location..you don’t want to have to rename them all just to update the image.

    I think you can disable this by changing the push.i2c
    c:inetpubftprootrapporttoolssa9v90 (or whatever the HW is)
    push.i2c

    update the =YES to NO
    i believe this will stop it from restoring the name so it should accept whats in the image.

    -k

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    so in theory I will be able to image machines already on domain and once they are done they are ready to logon….

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    Why would you want them all to have the same name?
    Wouldn’t that cause a DNS conflict?

    You are better off writing an automation script for joining the Domain.
    You can even toss it as a run once option in the image so that when it boots up the next time it can automatically run and join the domain.

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    Under downloads-Rapport-XPe scripts on this site is a Rapport script to joing the domain. I would agree that it would be better to join the domain after imaging, note the details in the script if you want to use this as a run once command as it takes an extra step to join Xpe terminals with a wite filter.

    This is the same as if you are ghosting PC’s – join the domain after the imaging proccess,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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