When I add new machines built with cloned drives to the network the fact that they have the same SID doesn't present any problems, except for WSUS, which shows only one instance of the clones, normally the last one added, rather than each instance. With
newsid no longer being readily available how do others manage this? Alternatively, I'd be very grateful if someone who still has a copy of
newsid can share it with me.
So far I've only done the cloning with Windows XP, so can't say yet if the same problem exists with later versions, although I'll be doing this with Windows 7 in a couple of weeks.
Before anyone asks why I don't use Microsoft's "approved" method of cloning, these machines have a lot of applications that need to be installed and configured correctly, which doesn't work properly, if at all, with
sysprep. Despite the "official" statement that
newsid never really worked, those of us who have used it know differently.