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Preventing duplicate Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) numbers - All ThinkCentre, ThinkStation systems


Users have reported duplicate UUID numbers.

Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

  • All ThinkCentre systems
  • All ThinkStation systems

The user should ensure that the time and date are set on the system before setting a random UUID on a system. For instructions on setting the UUID, refer to the readme.txt file included in the Flash package.


  • #Alias ID#:SF12-D0181
  • #Document ID#:HT074471
  • #Last Updated# :17/06/2014 10:40:04 PM
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