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how to re-register machine with new GUID

I've been going NUTS with this 10.1 agent.
I have a batch of machines that were previously imaged with a 'wrong' install of the 10.1 ZAA. Now, when they are re-imaged with a 'fixed' image (I install the ZAA from scratch during setup after sysprep mini-setup runs), they all still pull the same GUID and the 'last one wins' and only it shows up in the zone/realm.

How do I gut the machines of their 'old' identity. ??

I've tried using ZISWIN to clear the old data, disabling the service on the way. then unr, then cc, then reg. Only the last one shows up.

Help!!!!
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

Let me point out that machines that have never had ZAA on them register as they should, machines that HAVE had ZAA on them do not....
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

You will need to run "zac fsg -d" to clear some GUID info before taking the
image.

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"jmiller3" <jmiller3@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> I've been going NUTS with this 10.1 agent.
> I have a batch of machines that were previously imaged with a 'wrong'
> install of the 10.1 ZAA. Now, when they are re-imaged with a 'fixed'
> image (I install the ZAA from scratch during setup after sysprep
> mini-setup runs), they all still pull the same GUID and the 'last one
> wins' and only it shows up in the zone/realm.
>
> How do I gut the machines of their 'old' identity. ??
>
> I've tried using ZISWIN to clear the old data, disabling the service on
> the way. then unr, then cc, then reg. Only the last one shows up.
>
> Help!!!!
>
>
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mdstewar Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

On Wednesday, I tried the "zac fsg -d" on one image. I also used "zisedit -r" before downloading the image on new machines. Agents registered with unique guids.

Friday, I tried the "zac fsg -d" before creating a different image (also used "zisedit -r" before downloading the image). Agents did not register with unique guids.

Is there some other missing piece to this incredibly frustating puzzle?
Craig Wilson;1630365 wrote:
You will need to run "zac fsg -d" to clear some GUID info before taking the
image.

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"jmiller3" <jmiller3@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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> I've been going NUTS with this 10.1 agent.
> I have a batch of machines that were previously imaged with a 'wrong'
> install of the 10.1 ZAA. Now, when they are re-imaged with a 'fixed'
> image (I install the ZAA from scratch during setup after sysprep
> mini-setup runs), they all still pull the same GUID and the 'last one
> wins' and only it shows up in the zone/realm.
>
> How do I gut the machines of their 'old' identity. ??
>
> I've tried using ZISWIN to clear the old data, disabling the service on
> the way. then unr, then cc, then reg. Only the last one shows up.
>
> Help!!!!
>
>
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

I almost forgot to ask. Regarding the "zac fsg -d" command, why is it after running that command, I can then do a "zac fsg" and it still displays the guid value?
Craig Wilson;1630365 wrote:
You will need to run "zac fsg -d" to clear some GUID info before taking the
image.

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"jmiller3" <jmiller3@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
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>
> I've been going NUTS with this 10.1 agent.
> I have a batch of machines that were previously imaged with a 'wrong'
> install of the 10.1 ZAA. Now, when they are re-imaged with a 'fixed'
> image (I install the ZAA from scratch during setup after sysprep
> mini-setup runs), they all still pull the same GUID and the 'last one
> wins' and only it shows up in the zone/realm.
>
> How do I gut the machines of their 'old' identity. ??
>
> I've tried using ZISWIN to clear the old data, disabling the service on
> the way. then unr, then cc, then reg. Only the last one shows up.
>
> Help!!!!
>
>
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

I also had the similar issue about GUID and spent an entire week only on the issue. I am using ZCM10SP1 on Windows 2003 R2 SP2 - 32bit.

My answer is both zac fsg -d and ZISWIN never work, so stopped work on this issue. I did some work on registory but no luck.
If you find the solution, I also want to know about it.

I think ZCM10SP1 is NOT matured enough about imaging function at this moment regarding GUID and others.

Now, I am using Windows WDS legacy mode with ZCM10SP1 on eDirectory network that's not good I know. But this is the only solution that I found at this moment.
What I am doing is that deploying client image by WDS and I created some scripts to disjoin the computer from AD and install Novell Client automatically as soon as imaging is done by WDS.
I do not want to use WDS and I do not want to setup AD but this is the only solution I found. This has been working without any issues and very easy to deploy WIndows XP over the network.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

I can't say that "zac fsg -d" never works, because I got it to work with one image. What's frustrating for me is that it's doesn't work with a completely different image when I'm doing the same things I did with the first.
globalcobu;1638532 wrote:
I also had the similar issue about GUID and spent an entire week only on the issue. I am using ZCM10SP1 on Windows 2003 R2 SP2 - 32bit.

My answer is both zac fsg -d and ZISWIN never work, so stopped work on this issue. I did some work on registory but no luck.
If you find the solution, I also want to know about it.

I think ZCM10SP1 is NOT matured enough about imaging function at this moment regarding GUID and others.

Now, I am using Windows WDS legacy mode with ZCM10SP1 on eDirectory network that's not good I know. But this is the only solution that I found at this moment.
What I am doing is that deploying client image by WDS and I created some scripts to disjoin the computer from AD and install Novell Client automatically as soon as imaging is done by WDS.
I do not want to use WDS and I do not want to setup AD but this is the only solution I found. This has been working without any issues and very easy to deploy WIndows XP over the network.

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globalcobu Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

According to my test, "zac fsg -d" never ever work regardless.
I have been using only HP computers and most of them are the same model but no luck. I updated firmware and tested latest drivers but no luck. I tested both 3COM and Intel NICs on HP computers but no luck.

I spent more than a week but its our business to find out the solution, so I am using Windows WDS. At least, I do not need to waste my time on this solution even though no one wants to use Windows server.

I hope the next version of ZCM10 will work better.
Anyway, its still new product.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

Globalcobu,

> According to my test, "zac fsg -d" never ever work regardless.
>

Its job is to rename one file, AFAIK - are you saying it doesn't do
that?

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mdstewar Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

What file is it supposed to rename?
spond;1639401 wrote:
Globalcobu,

> According to my test, "zac fsg -d" never ever work regardless.
>

Its job is to rename one file, AFAIK - are you saying it doesn't do
that?

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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

Mdstewar,

the GUID file - to put the .sav extension on it

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globalcobu Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

zac fsg -d deletes GUID, right?
But it never deletes GUID and ZISWIN also does not work.
Just I wanted to image single device to deploy hundreds of identical models and I read articles in here and asked some questions but no luck.
So I found my own solution by using MS WDS and working fine without any frustration.
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

Globalcobu,

> zac fsg -d deletes GUID, right?
>

no, it renames the GUID file

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globalcobu Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

It does not delete GUID?
I was advised to do that in here few months ago.
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: how to re-register machine with new GUID

Globalcobu,

well yes, you're right, but part of that is to rename the guid file. It
might be better to try to work out what wasn't working, it's possible
that the zac command did all it was supposed to do, but something else
broke...

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