Automatically generate name using ConfigMgr / MDT

Using ConfigMgr with the MDT integration to deploy computers is quite common these days. It provides a certain level of automation that is quite easy to follow, however a topic that quite often comes up is how to automatically name computers during the deployment of a new client.

There are several ways – prompt the user for a name;
http://henkhoogendoorn.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-assign-computername-before-os.html

Use the serial number of the client to automatically generate a name;
http://www.2way.net.au/blog/post/2011/01/21/OSD-Task-Sequence-Set-Computer-Name-to-Serial-Number.aspx

Use a database to have a sequence number and prefix generate a name;
http://www.deployvista.com/Blog/JohanArwidmark/tabid/78/EntryID/120/language/sv-SE/Default.aspx

This was quite heavily developed using several other metrics (type, location etc etc)http://runebelune.blogspot.com/2011/03/generate-computer-names-in-mdt-2010sccm_30.html

One Comment

  1. R said:

    Hey ,

    I have written autonaming webservices to generate computer name automatically based on prefix on the DC nearest to client requesting

    its available on codeplex http://itxsolutions.codeplex.com

    September 11, 2012
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