ronweasley
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SID issues while cloning a VM

i've one windows 2003 enterprise server and onw windows 2000 server on my ESX box. i converted these 2 into templates and straight away deployed them as virtual machines. did i miss out on anything in between? i want 4 VMs on my ESX. how do i change the SID without having to run through the setup all over again?

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bister
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You need to run SYSPREP on the template and then clone that.

Chris_S_UK
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I use NEWSID, formerly from SysInternals, which has now been bought up by Microsoft and can thus be downloaded from their site.

Chris

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ronweasley
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got it thanks.

i ran sysprep on each vm i had cloned. the thing is, i had done the cloning earlier. then ran sysprep on each windows vm machine. then rebooted the vm.

another doubt is, how do you verify that the SID has been changed?

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MR-T
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You need to trust the technology.

or

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315062

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