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By ratnayake_j ·
In a windows nt domain, I have cloned some machines using Power Quests Drive Image. Some of these machines are fine but some of them have a problem. That being that all of the shortcuts from the start menu and the icons on the desktop are all pointing to the machine used as the master image. Even after changing the name of the cloned machine. When the cloning was done the master image machine was removed from the domain. Has anyone experienced the same problems and can any one offer a solution.

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by joncr In reply to Cloning Problem

I can think of two ways to go about fixing the shortcuts:

1) set a system variable called COMPNAME to the name of the system. Make all shortcuts refer to \\%COMPNAME\C$\myshortcut.exe or similar. You only need to change a single variable then to change all the shortcuts.

2) a better idea is to either have a script to create the shortcuts to run when the build is complete or just change them to folder mappings rather than UNC paths. that is c:\program files\test.exe instead of \\mysystem\c$\program files\test.exe.

Also, make sure you use a SID changer so they can connect to the network without any trouble.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Cloning Problem

I've seen this before, too. My solution was to move to Norton's Ghost for cloning. PQ never responded to my request for information. I can honestly say that out of the over 1000 machines I have personally cloned using Ghost and Ghost Walker (for changing the SID) I have not experienced any problems. I gave up on PowerQuest a few years ago.

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by markball In reply to Cloning Problem

I agree with Bill Cassada. I have cloned NT workstation with PQDI with problems where as Norton Ghost has been fine. Also Ghost 2000 comes with a multicast server allowing you to clone across the network with ease.

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