I would like to know how to use values in the inventory as variables for my provisioning tasks. I thought I would start with trying to create a provisioning task that pulls the previous value for "COMPUTER DESCRIPTION" out of the inventory and then reapply that description to a computer that I have reimaged.
<can't figure out why Landesk provides a checkbox for reapplying the computer name but doesn't include the description as an option!!!!????>
so far I found a related post here:
-though it seems to apply to an older version of LDMS; at least to something other than provisioning.
As described in this link, I was successfully able to use SET.EXE and REG.EXE to make reapplying the computer name possible. However, I can't seem to get access to the computer description value in the database.
I'm trying to use a REPLACE TEXT action to take a value in a .INI file and replace it with a value from the database. I'm trying to get at COMPUTER.DESCRIPTION, but I can't seem to figure out what to type into the "REPLACEMENT VALUE" filed for the provisioning action. I've set the variable to DATABASE VALUE, now what am I supposed to type in the REPLACEMENT VALUE field?
in my QUERIES I was able to successfully identify it as "Computer"."Description" and verify that the value exists in the database, what do I type into PROVISIONING to reference this database value?
-it sure would be nice if the dialog box that helps faclilitate building queries was available when a person has to explicitly call out a database value in provisioning; seems like a no brainer to me but instead we're left to our own devices for typing in the value....