4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2008 11:51 AM by jesnider

    AUTOANME options



      LDMS 8.7SP2






      When setting up an OSD deployment script, in the sysprep Naming Convention, are there any other options besides $MAC or nnn for naming? 



      Our system naming convention uses a 6 digit site code and the Dell Service Tag with an L or D to indicate Laptop or Desktop.  Is there any miniscan info available, that would have the Dell Service Tag number in it from the "System" section of the inventory?  or ihas anyone done a rename of a system in a post install script automatically ?



      example Computer name:  TXSA01<dell ServTag>L



        • 1. Re: AUTOANME options
          Jared Barneck SupportEmployee

          Yes and no...Those are the only options but there is a feature where $mac can mean something other than the MAC address.


          This is well documented in our Help file.  Open the Help file and go to Appendix B - Additional OS Deployment and Profiles migration information and see the Creating Custom computer names section.

          • 2. Re: AUTOANME options
            Jared Barneck SupportEmployee

            Basically you configure the COMPUTERNAME.INI to use the Dell Asset Tag for the name as the first token.


            Computername.ini file should go in the ManagementSuite directory.

            • 3. Re: AUTOANME options

              Are you using WinPE for the OSD?


              Is there anyway via network to differentiate the sites? example: 10.1.xx.xx = SITE1, 10.2.xx.xx = SITE2, etc.


              If the answer to both of those is yes and you've got WSH installed in WinPE then you could use that to look for both the chassis type and the network. Attached are partial code snippets (renamed from .vbs to .txt).


              You could use that info to inject the computername into sysprep, exactly the way you want it.




              You'd have to modify the chassisinfo to return L for laptop chassisname and D for Desktop chassisname



              Select case split(DefaultGateway)(1)



              Case 1



              <---Computername = "SITE1" & Serialnum & Chassisname



              Case 2



              <----Computername = "SITE2" & Serialnum & Chassis



              End select

              • 4. Re: AUTOANME options

                configuring the ini file fixed the problem and now our naming scheme works fine