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As long as you have your duplicate detection set to MAC address AND Device name have to match, you should be safe. Are the tablets UEFI or traditional BIOS? With UEFI your trick won't work, because you need to schedule the provisioning templates first to be picked up by the PXE booting template. With traditional BIOS this might work, because you can boot to WinPE using the F8 menu, and Provisiong (at least up to 9.5) used SerialNumber to uniquely identify a device, not just the MAC address.
Yep I checked this also and duplicate is set to MAC and Device Name to change, the issue isn't when scanning it's when provisioning, in the unattend.xml file we inject %ldHostname% as the computer name. Every new machine we image uses the ldhostname from the last machine imaged
Import all machines into Landesk via csv
Image Machine 1 - Machine Joins domain etc.. shuts down all OK
Image Machine 2 - Machine uses ldhostname of previous machine joins domain and breaks machine 1
Image Machine 3 - Machine uses ldhostname of previous machine joins domain and breaks machine 2 etc...
So it's binding to the MAC when provisioning. I've been thinking that I might need another solution instead of using %ldHostname%
What I ended up doing was change the way we run provisioning. We use the settings that we grab in BIOS to set the computer name i.e. serial number