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Another RIS question about Guid//UUID

by anthonyaudi / June 4, 2008 4:06 AM PDT

Ok I have a question
when I am trying to install my machines VIA RIS everything goes fine I have no problems with the actual RIS my only problem is I do not want it to randomly assign it a computer name.
What I am doing now is creating the computer in my active directory and I am doing so with the UUID (I am using compaq machines and they have the UUID in the BIOS)
what is happening is it seems to still be creating a random computer name and giving it a completely different UUID on the page where the RIS tells you what computer name it will get.

Anyone have any ideas on this one?

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Change it in a cleanup, postinstall script.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 4:08 AM PDT

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direction?
by anthonyaudi / June 4, 2008 4:15 AM PDT

im not really sure how to write a script that will automatically change my pc to the right number?
mind giving me a little direction?

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Learn to write a script.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 4:27 AM PDT
In reply to: direction?

Seems to be your next step. I can't teach such things but there are fine classes, web pages and more out there. In a pinch I know some IT staffers pay Microsoft to do this.

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ok
by anthonyaudi / June 4, 2008 4:50 AM PDT

I just dont understand why my RIS is not recognizing the computer's UUID i set it in the AD and i also told it which server the RIS is on.

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There are bugs in this stuff.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2008 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: ok

If its worth doing, then pay the man to ask them about it. I can't count how many times it's a bug and MS has the cure.

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