Windows 10: OSD - Incrementing Computer Names for shared NIC / Docking

  1.    19 Oct 2017 #1

    OSD - Incrementing Computer Names for shared NIC / Docking


    Hi,

    I have been given permission from Johan Arwidmark to post this. Some of his MDT Database extensions are used and modified to create this solution.

    Most of today's new laptop devices does not have a RJ45 NIC, only Wi-Fi is included. To support OSD over PXE, you need to use a USB NIC or USB docking, making the MAC address shared by multiple computers. For PXE identification, excluding the MAC address is easily accomplishable.

    However, if you use the MDT database for assigning incrementing OSDComputername, there are some modifications needed. For unique MAC addresses, Johan Arwidmark has provided a great solution for this. To support shared MAC Addresses, I have modified this solution to identify or create OSDComputername with UUID as the identifier. If computers are in the MDT database with MAC address and UUID is null, the row is updated with the UUID of the Computer.

    I have provided 2 files to hopefully be able to help others. One contains a script to create the "IdentifyComputer_UUID" Stored Procedure. The other one is a CUSTOMSETTINGS.INI file where CSETTINGS is only using UUID for the query.
    OSD - Incrementing Computer Names for shared NIC / Docking Attached Files
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  2. Posts : 4,620
    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       19 Oct 2017 #2

    This information has already been known about for sometime. Do not know who this OP is, nor why they would tell someone something that has been out on Microsoft's Technet for years.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    20 Oct 2017 #3

    bro67 said: View Post
    This information has already been known about for sometime. Do not know who this OP is, nor why they would tell someone something that has been out on Microsoft's Technet for years.
    I am sure others in the Community has found a way to solve the same issue. I worked out this solution, and enjoy sharing it with others. There's a lot of amazing people in the Community that shares knowledge, and they're a big part of making me who I am professionally.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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