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!!
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
Apologies for the bump, but this topic is still relavent.
This worked for me.