Unknown computers with SCCM 2012
Is there an easy way to build unknown computers with SCCM? Seems rather annoying if we have to turn them all on, note the mac address and import them especially with a large batch of new computers.
Ticking unknown computer support in PXE obviously has no effect as the machine won't be in a collection to be able to see any advertised task sequences.
Only way I've found so far is to use standalone boot media which is a *huge* pain for an 8GB image let alone a 12GB one. Don't fancy full builds on 70+ computers like that...
Automation of computer name generation
I hope this would help people who are trying to fully automate deployment of OS via SCCM to unknown computers. The solution I provide is followin:
- Enable unknown computer support
- Set up and configure computer autonaming based on prefix SCCM – OSD Dynamic computer naming (dynamically generate computer name)
I have been using it now and it works fine within the scope of my requirements.
Originally Posted by gshaw