[windows2000] Re: MAC-address list program

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 09:34:44 +0200

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:49:07 +0200, Sorin Srbu wrote:

>>Are you trying to pre-stage the RIS?  I'm just curious as to the need...
>I do. But this time it failed utterly. I'm trying to RIS a Dell
>Optiplex GX110 with an integrated 3com 3c905, and I've tried
>setting the GUID when creating the computer account by
>1) 20 0's + MAC address.
>2) The number combo stating it's the GUID when PXE-booting the
>3) Different parts of the long GUID from 2).
>And none of them work! I've checked the DHCP server too, and this
>one seems to work fine...
>Are Dell notorious for being hard-RISable???
>>I always just let RIS create the computer account in the default 
>>container, and then move it manually some time during the RIS 
>>process, so that the first boot-up is in the
>>right OU, with the right GPO's
>Everytime I do this, the DHCP gets and serves requests from any
>rogue dhcp-client out there. I don't like that, as I only have a
>small dhcp-scope for RISing purposes. We otherwise use static IPs.
>>I can't think of an "easy" way to universally do this, since any floppy
>>would need NDIS drivers for whatever card happened to be in the
>>Wait... I know.  RBFG.  The Remote installation Floppy Generator.  It
>>displays the mac during the discover process, I think.
>>\\<RIS Server>\REMINST\Admin\i386\rbfg.exe
>>Does anybody know of a small mac address listing applet can be run from
>>a floppy?
>>I frequently get computers to RIS and no MAC listed anywhere... So I
>>figured there must be some little applet somewhere, that will fit on a
>>floppy and that one can use to boot from and get that pesky MAC address.
>This is what I used initially. No go. Then I tried Jims getmac
>util, to see that the MAC I used is actually the Mac and not
>something else. Then I also tried a LRP (Linux Router Project)
>"Detective Floppy" and I got the same result as above.
>There's something fishy here...

Just rebooted the dhcp-server on a hunch, and now it all works!
Computers are just plain weird at times...

Issue resolved, thx for the help ppl!



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