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By steve.butcher ·
We are using the serial numbers of the computers as the computer name(eg:19012605).The problem I am having is that the name changes to all zero(eg:00000000), the SID is also lost. The only way to get it up and running again is to enter the computer name and run GHOSTWALKER. Could you shed some light on why this is happening

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by Trebor In reply to Nt Workstation

Steve,

I think you aren't providing enough information to really figure this one out. I'm guessing that if you are using serial numbers for the names for computers, you are trying to roll-out a large number of installed machines. If you are using something like ghost to image hard drives and change the computer name and sid, maybe you are running into trouble if you try to replace the name on a machine with a name that does not have the same number of characters. That is, if the source image has a computer name 10 characters long, you must replace it with one 10 characters long. The sidchanger programs can't do a search and replace with names of different length.

Also, I see no way a SID can be "lost'" It might be changed by yourimaging program, but not lost. If it is changed, you have to add the machine to your domain manually after it has been booted.

If this problem doesn't have anything to do with imaging, give us some more info.

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by steve.butcher In reply to Nt Workstation

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by ccsbz In reply to Nt Workstation

I use a letter before the numbers no problem, it work for me.
like trebor said is not seeing ghost.

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by pounce34 In reply to Nt Workstation

Although I admit that I may be incorrect, without more information I would guess the following is happening to you. When NT hits a computer name for the first time, a random yet unique SID is generated for that name. It is then attached to that namefor the rest of that accounts "stay". Since the SID is based on random number generation in which a number is put through a process of squaring and dividing, and then taking a portion of that number and using it as the seed for the next random number. If the seed were to ever be zero (which happens every one in a billion or so tries)the next number would be a zero as well. The result is the the SIDs generated are all zeros and therefor conflicting. (Keep in mind that this problem is aggrivated by mathematical "burps" in high performance machines, and that a reboot on the server should fix this problem.) If this is not the case, other things to check are PDC BDC promotion and synchronization, and if your PDC has ever been shutdown "un-gracefully"...

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