[Udpcast] Windows and duped machine names
K.MacDonald at ed.ac.uk
Thu Sep 28 10:20:22 CEST 2006
You can bring down a sysprep'd image and write a sysprep.inf file
containing the name, network settings, etc. for Windows to read during
See our stuff at http://pie.ucs.ed.ac.uk/pie-1.2/ and in particular
http://pie.ucs.ed.ac.uk/pie-1.2/bin/image-build-xp for how we do this,
optionally using udpcast (or http or CDROM) to fetch the actual image.
On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 09:54 +1000, John Newbigin wrote:
> You need a SID changer, which can normally also set the host name.
> There is no SID changer for linux.... yet. It so happens that I am
> working on one at the moment. I hope it will be ready 'real soon now'.
> I'll post to this list once I have a test version ready.
> Yannick Gingras wrote:
> > Hi I'm wondering if there is a way to set the machine name
> > automatically after the broadcast. I heard that the last version of
> > Ghost do something like that. For the GNU/Linux boxen I can autoset
> > the hostname from a small script in init.d. I don't know much about
> > Windows networking. Is the hostname in some file that we can write to
> > by just mounting the partition? Do we have to mess with the registry?
> > All the boxes connect to a Samba PDC. Can I copy the machine accounts
> > and let them share the SID?
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