Altiris Agent Unique ID v7.x Image and sysprep
Hi there, i have read many articles on including the altiris agent inside a syspreped image but unfortunetly i am having problems after the images are being deployed.
Scenario:- we have a build image with Altiris installed and all sub agents installed. i have a script i run which stops the altiris agent service and deletes the reg keys listed here
...HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Client Service\LastUpdateComputerInfo (Note: This will exist when the AClient is installed.)
Then the script deletes the .xml file in the \Altiris\Altiris Agent\Client Policies folder and also deletes all files in the \Altiris\Altiris Agent\\Software Delivery directory. this is based on these two articles.
The Problem: - The problem i am having is when i am trying to deploy this image to several disks. An engineer has deployed this image to 3 hard disks in the same machine, when the image starts up (before windows starts) the computer is named differently from the master image. we label our computer names based on the serial number of the hard disk to keep them unique. When windows starts up, and after you log in, altiris checks in and the guid is sent to the machine, this is the same as the master image guid so not unique.
I think the problem is the guid must be generated from the hardware of the machine (not the hard disk). is this the case? i thought the uniqueness was generates from the NS but it seems not?
Going forward the problem i have is this the engineers use build machines to ghost down images and to prepare harddisks before sending them to clients, so im always going to be stuck with this problem, i did also notice that there was two other keys in the registry that had the origianl unique guid of the machine which are.
...HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Plugin Objects\Agents\InvAgent\Machineguid
...HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Altiris\Altiris Agent\Plugin Objects\Agents\SMFAgent\Machineguid
I have tried removing these but no still get the problem as described above....