Consider the following scenario:

  • You are deploying operating systems such as Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 to many computers on a network.
  • You configure an Unattend.xml file to generate random names for these computers.

In this scenario, duplicate computer names may be generated.

Note: The hotfix discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 970485 partly fixes this problem. The hotfix mentioned in this article discusses a second part of this problem.

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