Nic Cards

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  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Does a nic card have any affect on the hostname of a machine?

    Say for instance i imaged a machine with 2 nic card and for the imaging process I used the nic on the motherboard, then when I plugged it into the network, used the intel pro card?

    Would that cause any issues, like seeing 2 computers with the same name for instance??
     
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    dmarsh Petabyte Poster

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    Mac address is burnt into the hardware normally.
    Different brand nics will cause two different drivers to be installed on image.

    Other than that no, I'm sure others will chip in but the hostname is either set on the machine or assigned by active directory when you join the domain.
     
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    NICs aren't responsible for the generation of hostnames.

    If your imaging software doesn't generate a hostname or doesn't clear the original hostname when you create your image, it is possible for a new system to have the same hostname of the original imaged system. Easy fix, though, just change it.
     
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster

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    You just need to ensure that you're image has drivers for both NICs, for the most part if it's a common card the driver may even be native to the OS, failing that just add it to the image.
     
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