Product key?


S

Steven

Hi, i have to install 20 stations with windows 2000 and
office 2000. I wanted to Ghost the HD on the others but i
have 20 different product key for windows 2000 and office
2000. Is there a way to edit registry and put in the
proper product key?.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Dave Patrick

As long as you have the licenses I wouldn't worry about it.
 
G

Guest

Even if all 20 computers are not going at the same adress?
-----Original Message-----
As long as you have the licenses I wouldn't worry about it.

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Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]

Steven said:
Hi, i have to install 20 stations with windows 2000 and
office 2000. I wanted to Ghost the HD on the others but i
have 20 different product key for windows 2000 and office
2000. Is there a way to edit registry and put in the
proper product key?.

Thanks in advance.

.
 
L

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

It doesn't matter what CD you used to install the product, as long as you
have valid licenses for everything.

Moving forward, with that many computers, you'll probably want to look into
the Microsoft Open License Program. Easier!

Even if all 20 computers are not going at the same adress?
-----Original Message-----
As long as you have the licenses I wouldn't worry about it.

--
Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft MVP [Windows NT/2000 Operating Systems]

Steven said:
Hi, i have to install 20 stations with windows 2000 and
office 2000. I wanted to Ghost the HD on the others but i
have 20 different product key for windows 2000 and office
2000. Is there a way to edit registry and put in the
proper product key?.

Thanks in advance.

.
 
R

Redmondite

It may matter if the systems are on the same network. By cloning the
installed disk all the systems have the same SID (I think it's System I D).
There are some situations where the network wont let a second (or third -
etc.) system join the network if it has the same SID as a system already on.

The Partition Magic people and I believe the Ghost vendor got around this by
adding the ability to change the SID - either a separate utility that's run
on each PC or an option to set a SID during the cloning. Not sure as the
last time I did this we has an NT domain and it wasn't an issue.
 
C

CW

There is a utility called sysprep that changes SIDs. I do
not know if it is still available or who the manufacturer
of it is.
 
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Daniel Chang [MSFT]

Sysprep is a Microsoft utility that ships on the original media (CD) in the
deploy.cab file. I think it's under \support\tools.
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: There is a utility called sysprep that changes SIDs. I do
: not know if it is still available or who the manufacturer
: of it is.
: >-----Original Message-----
: >It may matter if the systems are on the same network. By
: cloning the
: >installed disk all the systems have the same SID (I think
: it's System I D).
: >There are some situations where the network wont let a
: second (or third -
: >etc.) system join the network if it has the same SID as a
: system already on.
: >
: >The Partition Magic people and I believe the Ghost vendor
: got around this by
: >adding the ability to change the SID - either a separate
: utility that's run
: >on each PC or an option to set a SID during the cloning.
: Not sure as the
: >last time I did this we has an NT domain and it wasn't an
: issue.
: >
: message
: >: >> Hi, i have to install 20 stations with windows 2000 and
: >> office 2000. I wanted to Ghost the HD on the others but
: i
: >> have 20 different product key for windows 2000 and
: office
: >> 2000. Is there a way to edit registry and put in the
: >> proper product key?.
: >>
: >> Thanks in advance.
: >
: >
: >.
: >
 
L

Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Yes, but when you use ghost, you can use the included Ghostwalker utility to
change the SIDs.
 
J

Jetro

Local SID isn't important in the domain environment, because each
workstation gets a unique ID based on domain SID (SID+RID), thus every token
is distinguished in such network. As to workgroup environment, having
different local SIDs is only important if you bother about the security,
otherwise every account on one machine would have its counterpart on another
machine (first created to the first one, second to the second etc).
BTW, any network works just perfect despite of the same or different
clients' SIDs; moreover, ProductKey and SID has nothing related.
 
R

Redmondite

Has anyone tried running machines with the same SID on an Active Directory
network?
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Yes, and you'll have tons of problems. Before you do a ghost image copy,
best to remove the computer from the domain. Then do the ghost deployment,
run ghostwalker to create the new SID, and then re-join the computers to the
domain.
 

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