Large number of users (was: Cannot add machine with latest CVS)

otto3 otto3 at
Sat May 29 13:07:08 GMT 1999

Marcus Graf wrote:

> Hi :-)
> > Before "simply" trying it, I would like to discuss another issue: Deploying
> > NT by disk duplication. Classically, this is a no-no, since obviously
> > computer names should be different and less obviously, some internal SIDs
> > must be different among workstations communicating with each other.
> May be a no-no - but works fine :-)
> I've duplicated fully installed NT 4.0 Workstations with two methods:
> - low-level sector-wise copying of the whole disk (works with FAT and
>   NTFS, nees identical disk geometry)
> - booting Linux and tar czf data * (works with FAT only (yet!))
> On the other machines I've only had to change the computer name (the
> IP address was delivered via DHCP)
> All machines were running fine together in the same subnet. So I
> dont't think you'll have to try your approach.

There are also third party apps, like Ghost, which can change the SID on NT
machines. It can be usefull if you duplicate


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