RIS: Automatic computer naming?
Posted on 2008-11-12
I'm trying to amend our RIS server install, as it has only ever been used to run a standard CD install off the network, never been configured for pre-configured images, automated installs, etc.
What I want to do, is assign computer name (C-XXX-YYY###; where XXX = company initals, YYY = department, and ### = incremental zero filled number).
Now, I can do this company wide from the "remote install" tab in the ADUC, but that would name all the computers the same name, irrelevant of department image (for example, setting the naming convention in ADUC to C-IBM-CUS%03# would get me C-IBM-CUS001, ...CUS002, ...CUS003 and so on). So setting this globally isn't really an option, as then all machines are labled as customer service.
Is there a way of tying this (and computer OU placement) at an IMAGE level rather than at server level? So that if a user who only has permission to install a Customer Services image gets name C-IBM-CUS012, but a Warehouse guy installing the Warehouse image gets C-IBM-WHS034?
Can this be done in the SIF file? Or elsewhere?