first of all, I want to thank you for this great community. It helped me a lot while setting up my LANDesk environment. After a few problems for whose I found the solutions in this community, everything nearly works fine now.
There is just a small problem I didn't find a solution for.
Here comes a short overview of my environment:
I installed a clean Windows 7 installationen on a notebook. I created an OSD-script to capture this image. After image capturing, I created another OSD to deploy this image to another machine. I made everything with sysprep to deploy additional settings :-)
After deploying the image to a new machine, the machine gets an name as I defined it. In OSD I definded to name the new machine after the scheme 'PC-nnn' and it correctly gets the name 'PC-001'. I deployed a bit more machines this way and they all got named correctly ('PC-002', 'PC-003' and so on...).
Now here comes my problem:
I want a new machine to use a machine name that was deleted before. E.g. when machine 'PC-002' is broken, I delete the machine from 'all devices' in LANDesk Mgmt. Suite. Then I want a new machine developed with exact this name. At the moment the new machine will get the next name in order (if 'PC-023' was the last name, it will get 'PC-024', not 'PC-002').
I don't know if this is a failure or not? Is it even possible to realize this?
Thanks for your qualified answers :-)