Handling cloned computers

If you want to have cloned computers in your network where ESET Secure Authentication (ESA) will be used, it is essential the attributes below are unique for each computer to be protected by ESA.

For correct registration of ESA components (Windows Login plugin, Remote Desktop plugin), which communicate in Active Directory Integration mode with the Authentication Server:

Computer name

Computer SID

Computer AD object SID

For correct registration of ESA components (Windows Login plugin, Remote Desktop plugin) that are installed in Standalone mode mode:

Computer name

API username in C:\ProgramData\ESET Secure Authentication\ESA.config

For correct registration of realms for local users:

Computer name

Computer SID

 

Use Microsoft's SysPrep tool to ensure unique attributes are applied to cloned computers.

1.In the SysPrep, use the Generalize option to create a generalized Windows image that will be cloned later. Each image will be configured during its first boot.

2.If the cloned computers will be used in a domain:

a.On the cloned machine, run the SysPrep tool.

b.Reboot the computer.

c.Connect the computer to the domain.

3.Install ESA (Windows Login plugin, Remote Desktop plugin) to each cloned computer either manually or by means of GPO.