[Dnsmasq-discuss] windows' hostname

Joshua J. Kugler joshua at eeinternet.com
Wed Dec 2 19:07:55 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 02 December 2009, Brad Morgan said something like:
> > Can dnsmasq set the hostname for a windows station? I ghosted an
> > image across 5 computers and now they all have the same hostname. I
> > am hoping that dhcp allows you to set the hostname of each machine
> > by mac address so I won't get the "a duplicate name exists on the
> > network" error.
> You are going to have more problems than just the hostname with your
> Windows systems. They also have duplicate system identifications
> (SIDs). You will need to run a program like NewSID
> (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897418.aspx) on
> each system. You can change the hostname as well at this time.

The SID thing appears to be no longer true. See 


Joshua Kugler
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