Windows Server 2008 R2 method and precautions for modifying SID


I just installed Windows2008R2 today and I am going to do the experiment. Again, I used a master and a differencing disk for the virtual machine. When using the NewSID to perform the update SID operation on the newly created virtual machine, everything works fine, but when it is updated and restarted into the system, it is blue screen.

It was not possible to update the SID with NewSID in Windows Server 2008 R2, so only use the Sysprep that comes with the system to change the SID. Let's share the steps below.

First use the psgetsid in PStools to view the current system SID.

PStools download here

OK, run Sysprep

Select "<;General" here, and then execute!

After the execution is completed, the system will automatically restart and enter the system after making the necessary settings.

OK, check the SID again after you finish.

After the execution is complete, the SID update is successful, compared to before. It's really a bit of a hassle. After performing the SID replacement operation, many of the system's original settings will be invalid (this includes user configuration, Windows activation) and must be re-executed.

The advice of prain is very good, you can use the Sysprep command line unattended answer file to execute, so that the corresponding settings will not be invalid.

Today, I just installed the 2008R2 accidental discovery. I will share the steps I have made and hope to be useful to my friends. If there is any improper or incorrect, please welcome criticism, hehe!

The following are other users' supplements:

Our installed operating system will have a SID. In order to simplify the installation, most people will choose GHOST clone installation, after the cloned system SID Is the same, sometimes need to re-acquire SID before WIN2003 has modified the SID tool NEWSID, but WIN2008 this tool is not available, the following talk about WINDOWS2008 modify the SID number method. In the WINDOWS2008 system integrated sysprep tool, as long as the search under the C drive can be found, if the unexpected path is: c: \\ windows \\ system32 \\ sysprep \\ sysprep.exe After running this command will pop up the picture frame, the system cleanup action "Enter the system new experience (OOBE)", boot option "reboot" " Note: After the general checkmark is completed, you can use the command to view the change of SID start---run--cmd---whoami /user environment : Windows Server 2008 Sp2 /w hotfix phenomenon: need to run Newsid to update the Sid of the operating system, after running Newsid.exe and restart, the system will blue screen solution: due to changes in the Sid mechanism, Win2008 is no longer supported after Sp2 Newsid.exe to update the system Sid. The correct way is: after starting Windows2008 into the system, open the "CMD window" and go to the "C:\\windows\\system32\\sysprep" directory and then enter “sysprep /generalize /oobe /reboot” reconfigure the SID.

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