|800 workstations on 2003 domain and every single workstation was created from the image that was not syspreped. Helpdesk guys change workstation names when they connect computers to the network, but the way I understand it it doesn’t really help as workstations keep the same SID.|
There are a number of policies applied to every workstation – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. We exhausted all logical troubleshooting options and the only one that I have in mind is that having the same SID on all workstation can make policies go south. If you agree with this assumption then I have a couple of questions:
1. Can you recommend some utility that can run through login script in a silent mode and generate random SID for every workstation?
2. Do you think the same SID can be an issue when applying policies centrally through GPO policy? (they are applied on a user-base, not on the workstation level)
Any idea how to correct this situation?