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hi there,

I need to find out a way of how to get the AD bound computer name of a computer via bash script.

Reason being that ive recently deployStudio deployed an image to a few hundred clients only to realise that the bind-name is not reflected into the LocalHostName, HostName or ComputerName values in OSX. What id like to do is deploy a script/command via ARD  that will grab the AD compName then:

scutil --set ComputerName $ADCompName
scutil --set LocalHostName $ADCompName
scutil --set HostName $ADCompName

Thanks for all assistance experts.
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by:pgnatyuk
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I'm not sure, I understand the question, so sorry, if I'm wrong.

sudo scutil --set ComputerName newName
sudo scutil --set HostName newName
sudo scutil --set LocalHostName newName
Do you ask about that?

Mac OS X 10.6 Server Admin: Changing the Server’s Computer Name and the Local Hostname

http://osxdaily.com/2010/09/06/change-your-mac-hostname-via-terminal/

The following line will show the computer name in bash:
networksetup -getcomputername

This one will show the hostname:
sysctl -n kern.hostname

Please take a look here:
Script to bind to Active Directory (10.7)
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by:CNCS_AUS
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Hi there --

I want to do the exsact opposite as to what you've described friend. I want to somehow grab the AD computername, that is, the computername that was used to bind to AD and THEN set the variables/values of ComputerName, LocalHostName, HostName to the value of the computer name.

Any ideas?

Thanks alot
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by:noci
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Is samba involved?
if so look for "netbios name" in the smb.conf.

Otherwise check the configuration of the tool you connect to AD with.
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I am not a scripting expert, but I came up with a script you can send with ARD to accomplish the task. It seems there is a change from 10.6 and earlier to 10.7-10.8, which is that a dollar sign is appended to the end of the Computer name record in 10.7 and 10.8. Whether that bothers you or not, the "set --LocalHostName" fails when there is a dollar sign at the end. I came up with two slightly different scripts, one which removes the last character of the name, and one which does not. I am sure there is a way to merge this into one script which removes the dollar sign if it is present, but these two scripts work:

For 10.5 and 10.6:
#!/bin/sh
ADCompNametemp=`dsconfigad -show | grep "Computer Account" | sed 's/Computer Account//' | sed 's/=//'`
ADCompName=${ADCompNametemp//[[:space:]]/}
scutil --set HostName "$ADCompName"
scutil --set LocalHostName "$ADCompName"
scutil --set ComputerName "$ADCompName"

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For 10.7-10.8
#!/bin/sh
ADCompNametemp=`dsconfigad -show | grep "Computer Account" | sed 's/Computer Account//' | sed 's/=//'`
ADCompNametemp2=${ADCompNametemp//[[:space:]]/}
ADCompName=${ADCompNametemp2%?}
scutil --set HostName "$ADCompName"
scutil --set LocalHostName "$ADCompName"
scutil --set ComputerName "$ADCompName"

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Great Solution friend. Thank you very much!
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