Does anyone happen to know if Dell (or anyone else) has a utility to change the GUID/UUID of a NIC? I have a few systems on my network with duplicate GUID/UUID's and as a result have issues with imaging them via SCCM/OSD.
Thanks in Advance!!
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To anyone who is having the problem, here is the root cause and how to fix it:
The cause of the problem is twofold:
On GX270/280s, the SMBIOS GUID is derived from the Service Tag to ensure that the number is unique. However, when the Service Tag is not present, a generic GUID of 4C4C4544-0000-2010-8020-80C04F202020, rather than a unique GUID which is required by apps such as SMS/ConfigMrg, Zenworks, WDS, etc.
Two things need to be done to resolve this:
For newer systems, its relatively easy to enter the Service Tag, however for older GX270/280 systems, you will need the CD that came with the shipped motherboard in order to change it. If you DON'T have it, you can do the following:
I stress, please follow these steps carefully, and ensure that you verify that the Service Tag is entered correctly