steev Posted September 8, 2006 Share Posted September 8, 2006 I’ve been reading about the Sysprep utility / unattended setup / disc cloning in the “XP Inside/Out” book (a very informative reference!), and I have a question:Extract from the book:-Disk imaging (cloning). In this option, you set up Windows on a sample computer and then run the System Preparation utility (Sysprep.exe), which removes the unique security identifier (SID). You can then use a disk cloning program such as Symantec’s Ghost (http://www.symantec.com/ghost)or PowerQuest’s DriveImage (http://www.powerquest.com/driveimage) to copy the entire partition to a new computer; when it starts up, it runs a Mini-Setup program that completes in 5–10 minutes instead of the hour or more that a full Setup requires.My question is: If you now run the cloned copy onto another computer with different hardware (or the same computer) does the mini-setup programme create a new SID? Is this what it’s saying?Would the second computer have to be the same model as the original? – is this how companies make their mass produced models?Here is another extract:-Setupcl.exe. A small program used by Sysprep.exe to create unique security identifiers (SIDs).When would this prog run? Is this the prog that does the “mini setup”?Another extract:Factory.exe. Helper program used with Sysprep.exe to make changes to a standard configuration before delivering it to end users.When and how and why would this prog be used?Thanks for your help and advice,Regards, Steve Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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