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;
Use the serial number of the client to automatically generate a name;
Use a database to have a sequence number and prefix generate a name;
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
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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