Re: How to customize COMPUTERNAME on vista image ?
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My goal is is create a Vista image and deploy it to ~1000 computers.
> each computer is located in different site.
> I would like that a machine that deployed in Amsterdam Site will have
> a computername with the Prefix of that location: for example: AMS-
> anyone have any idea how can I acomplish it?
You have to edit unattend.xml on the fly -or-
Let the machine come up with it's random name, then in your post routine
(where you would install specific apps and do other customizations) have a
home grown script that based on physical location, department, assigned
user, etc... rename the machine.
My builds don't even join the domain during the normal Windows setup that
runs post-SYSPREP. My post-build script renames the machine and joins the
domain based on instructions stored for that specific machine (by serial
number) in a SQL database.