Has anyone had a problem with computers dropping off their domain due to duplicate SSIDs?  I noticed that the computers that were imaged all have the same SSIDs.  Thanks for your input!

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it should have done that with the sysprep.  But if you read this it is not a big deal as we are led to believe

http://www.infoworld.com/d/windows/sid-debate-sysprep-or-not-sysprep-576

Answered 05/30/2014 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • what switches/options did you use when you called the sysprep command. Sounds like you did not use the /generalize switch
    • I used sysprep /oobe /generalize /reboot
      • do shutdown, do not reboot. then boot to kbe and capture, If you let a sysprep machine boot prior to capture you defeated the purpose
      • I use a batch file to call sysprep on my masters since I have it do some reg changes at shutdown. My command is:
        sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:admin64.xml. after it shuts off I boot and hit f12 and boot to network and capture.
      • if you have or had the k1000 agent on this master make sure you delete the 2 kace id registry keys just prior to sysprep shutdown.
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That is a surefire sign that sysprep was not run prior to capturing the image.  And you probably mean SID (security identifier), not SSID (service set identifier) which is a WLAN term.

Answered 05/30/2014 by: nheyne
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  • Okay thanks. Now that we have the KBOX, I am using an image that was already sysprepped but they still have the same SIDs (thanks for the correction). What we are doing now is sysprepping the computer again (after deploying the sysprepped image) so that the computer has a unique SID. Is this a waste of time or is it worth doing?
    • It's worth doing if that solves the problem. If it doesn't I would plan to build a new image from scratch. Sysprep should remove the SID so if it's not then there is an issue.
      • We decided to recreate the image as a base OS. Applications and other stuff will be added as a post install task. Thanks for the tip!
  • this could occur if you did not use the /generalize switch
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Use our Sysprep Creator wizard : http://www.itninja.com/blog/view/sysprep-creator-wizard

Also: https://support.software.dell.com/k2000/kb/121734

 

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Answered 05/30/2014 by: MacDude
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  • Thanks, I'll try this!
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