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  • sysprep

    i did a practice on sysprep at my home lab.
    I installed XP on a computer, then run setupmgr to create the answer file. then, i go to C:\sysprep folder and modify the sysprep.inf. I delete the "XYZ" value in the "Computername=XYZ" so that mini setup will ask me what the computer name is. It works fine: ask me the computer name, and then join the computer with the name i typed in to the domain with the admin password i created in setupmgr.
    Just a thought....if i have 1000 machine, not 1 like in my home lab, i dont want to sit there to type in the computer name manually 1000 times when asked by mini-setup...also, i dont want to make 1000 floppies to insert to the computer to provide the sysprep.inf file.
    What do i need to do so that when I image 1000 machines by (for example) Ghost, it will name a machine for me? I heard...someone said somewhere Ghost Console can do this ... ?? not quite sure ....?? Anyone knows how? just a thought when doing the practice.

  • #2
    Ghost Corporate Edition (or is that Enterprise edition?) can do it.
    But you can script the creation of sysprep answer files or use the "auto" in the computer name value:
    Guy Teverovsky
    "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"


    • #3
      you are my hero
      thanks a lot !
      just a small question : can i specify a predefined computer name rule like: COMP-X
      where X will be genarated by sysprep ?
      PS: the "auto" switch is wonderful !


      • #4
        It's been a while, but I believe that you can achieve what you want with RIS. Not sure sysprep can generate computer names the way you like.

        I know that Ghost does it, but it does cost extra $$$.
        Guy Teverovsky
        "Smith & Wesson - the original point and click interface"