Express Metrix, LLC Express Software Manager

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By default, Express Software Manager identifies computers by comparing three variables: the name of the machine, the address of the network card (NIC), and the serial number of the hard drives. If two or more of these identifying variables match information in the existing Applib.mch file, the data gathered will be stored in a corresponding .INV file.

Gensmsid.exe creates a file called Sms.ini (if it does not already exist) in the root of the PC's first hard drive and inserts a unique 19-character ID number into the Sms.ini. You can then change the Machine re-identification method to SMS ID and Express can then use these ID numbers to uniquely identify ghosted machines. Because this guarantees that each machine in the library has a unique identifier, the use of the SMS ID prevents machines from overwriting each otherÂ’s data even if they have the same hard drive serial number and machine name.

Note: If SMS 1.2 has already been deployed in your environment, the Gensmsid utility detects the existing Sms.ini and will NOT overwrite it. (The -o switch can be used to overwrite an existing Sms.ini file.) If you attempt to deploy SMS 2.0 after the Gensmsid utility has been run, there should not be any conflict because SMS 2.0 does not utilize to the Sms.ini file.

Source: Ghosted Computers and Express Software Manager 4.x through 5.x: Technical Note 1337
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By default, Express Software Manager identifies computers by comparing three variables: the name of the machine, the address of the network card (NIC), and the serial number of the hard drives. If two or more of these identifying variables match information in the existing Applib.mch file, the data gathered will be stored in a corresponding .INV file.

Gensmsid.exe creates a file called Sms.ini (if it does not already exist) in the root of the PC's first hard drive and inserts a unique 19-character ID number into the Sms.ini. You can then change the Machine re-identification method to SMS ID and Express can then use these ID numbers to uniquely identify ghosted machines. Because this guarantees that each machine in the library has a unique identifier, the use of the SMS ID prevents machines from overwriting each other’s data even if they have the same hard drive serial number and machine name.

Note: If SMS 1.2 has already been deployed in your environment, the Gensmsid utility detects the existing Sms.ini and will NOT overwrite it. (The -o switch can be used to overwrite an existing Sms.ini file.) If you attempt to deploy SMS 2.0 after the Gensmsid utility has been run, there should not be any conflict because SMS 2.0 does not utilize to the Sms.ini file.

Source: Ghosted Computers and Express Software Manager 4.x through 5.x: Technical Note 1337
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Platform(s): Windows
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