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Client creating duplicate Unique IDs

Question asked by cdwyer on Aug 8, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 10, 2017 by jonas.nilsson

I run a report daily to notify of systems that have not been inventoried that are present in AD. After a while I had noted that some machines were one day missing, then another day they were inventoried, then the next they were missing again. 

 

After some digging, and re-installation of the clients on these systems, I would note that they had checked in, and were present in the Snow Inventory (Inventory Overview). I would reinstall the next system, and that first system would disappear. I'm finding that in the client.dat, that the "UniqueID=" is identical for some machines, even after a full uninstall / install. These systems do have unique host names, windows SIDs, BIOS Versions, etc... 

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