Last week I got a call from a customer, that wanted to automate the naming of new computers, that was beeing deployed using System Center Configuration Manager. They were using the build-in UDI Wizard, that comes with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).
But the default computer name for new computers are “ rencontres franco marocaines MININT-%SomeRandomNumber%”.
They want to use the following naming standard:
- The first 3 characters should be static (The company prefix). In this example well use “ABC”.
- The next character should be the Device type (D=Desktop, L=Laptop or V=Virtual Machine).
- The last (up to) 9 characters should be the computer’s serial number
Example: http://gamginc.com/?viopwas=site-de-rencontre-ado-malgache&1a6=ad ABC-V-A4G75GYL1
This kind of requirement something that almost every customers has, so it was pretty easy for me to provide the solution. But from time to time I get questions about this, so I thought I’d share the solution here.
Here is the CustomSettings.ini file that we used to solve this requirement:
click to read more [Settings]
http://peterboroughphotographicsociety.com/primeta/5275 Priority=Init, ByDesktop, ByLaptop, ByVirtual, Default
https://infotuc.es/esminec/4948 Properties=MyCustomProperty,ComputerSerialNumber, ComputerTypeName
find out this here [ByDesktop]
After updating the CustomSettings.ini file and the updated the Distribution Point’s, this was the new default behavior: