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Change SID in Windows Server 2012 R2

June 29, 2014

Most of the time when i was in the class @ testing some Windows Server / clients function, this error pop up stated that something about SID.


This is happen when I clone the VHDx because i do not want to keep installing many vhdx images for testing purposes.

So, to solve this issue, we need to use sysprep on the Windows Server 2012 R2.

** For those who lazy to google what is sysprep all about, here are a bit of info about sysprep.

SYSPREP a.k.a System Preparation tool is a technology that you can use with other deployment tools to install Windows OS with minimal intervention by an administrator or technician. Sysprep is typically used during large-scale rollouts when it would be too slow and costly to have administrators or technicians interactively install the operating system on individual computers.

Refer to the step by step below :

1 – Open RUN and type sysprep


2 – in sysprep folder, run the sysprep.exe (refer pic)


3 – on the System Preparation Tool 3.14 box, make sure you tick on the Generalize box.. and then click OK..


4 – SYSPREP will run the necessary action and your Windows OS will auto restart.


5 – Next, after Windows restarted, continue with Settings configuration.






6 – Last step, dont forget to set your IP Address and you can now change the Computer name and join to domain successfully.


One Comment
  1. disfunktedfish permalink

    Awesome tutorial man. Succinct to the point.

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