LinePreping_a_Distribution_Image.txt
Helpful Info #2 - Preping a Distribution Image
By: stevo (stevo20) - 2007-06-19 06:28

Helpful Info #2 -Preping a Distribution Image
Delete By: stevo (stevo20) - 2007-06-19 08:01
BACKGROUND: There are so many articles on the web about prepping and cloning XP systems for distribution, that it can be a little overwhelming, and even worse, confusing.
So I have done my best to find, filter, and organise the most practical FREE solutions available. You might be surprised to know that Microsoft is the biggest contributor =)

REQUIREMENT:  
10  -If you will be using Clonezilla to make an image for "NON LOCAL" distribution, (to a different computer system) with IDENTICAL HARDWARE, then you will most likely need to change your Security Identifier (SID) and this info will be helpful for security purposes only.  
11  -If you will be moving your Clonezilla image to a system with DIFFERENT HARDWARE, then the info listed here will be required to have a functional XP system.
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13  NOTE1: All the steps (except Step1) contained in the thread "Helpful Info #1" should also be performed before you begin this process.
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15  NOTE2: Most of this info also applies to Windows 2000.
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17  ***For a Windows XP (or Windows 2000) installation it is highly recommended to use Microsoft's System Preparation (SysPrep) tool to change the SID and prep the system for booting***
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19  Microsoft's Free SID Changer and System Prep Tool (MAIN PAGE): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298491/en-us
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21  New SysPrep XP Features: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282190/en-us
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23  Resizing Volumes with SysPrep: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240126/en-us
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25  Automation with SysPrep: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302577/en-us
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27  SysPrep Answer Files: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314460/EN-US/
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29  SysPrep Limitations: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830958/en-us
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31  Microsoft Sysinternal's Free SID changing Utility:  
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33  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/NewSid.mspx
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35  PS: Syinternals has a lot of other nifty little tools too:  
36  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx
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38  Symantecs Take on Sid Changing: http://entkb.symantec.com/security/output/n1999050308324125.html