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Here, I use
27th September 2013, 11:56 PM #1
Device naming best practices?
Are there any best practices that you people use for naming your win7+ machines?
Here, I use
a= OS, ie, Win7
b=D, L or S for desktop, laptop and server
c= Room number, ie, 05.
d= Machine number, ie, 01
So typically, you'd get something like TNWin7D-05-01, which is manageable for me.
Could I improve this without losing that information?
28th September 2013, 12:02 AM #2
Maybe Win7 could be W7 or W8 or WXP depending on version
28th September 2013, 12:22 AM #3
Why do you need to put the OS in name?
What about PC/LT/SRV xxx (x = asset tag) or just the serial number?
28th September 2013, 12:36 AM #4
- Rep Power
Never really seen the need for complicated computer names. I simply use the room name, then the computer number starting from the door, so R1-01, R1-02, R1-03 etc. Teacher stations always have the word Teacher, so R1-TEACHER and admin computers usually have the main users name.
28th September 2013, 12:42 AM #5
I also do the same as bclarke
28th September 2013, 12:55 AM #6
Bad habit to be honest, no other real reason than that, it's just something I've always done.
Originally Posted by MatthewL
I like that, nice and short, I may well do something like that.
Originally Posted by bclarke
30th September 2013, 10:19 AM #7
i just go with the class that its in, then whether its a pc kids use or staff, the staff machines are typically connected to the whiteboard so i sometimes use red-iwb for staff or red-pc-01 then phyically number the pc in that class. We are only a small school so its works for us
30th September 2013, 10:28 AM #8
XX - site (we have 4)
YY - room name, will add LT if it is a laptop
ZZ - number (omitted if a classroom with just teacher PC)
In a single site school I'd probably just replace site name with DT for desktop and LT for laptop
30th September 2013, 10:37 AM #9
Similar to bclarke, we have the the following: zzz-xxx-yy
xxx= STN or LAP defines if machines is Laptop or Computer
yy= Number of station in room, or if it the teacher PC.
For example R1-STN01, PE-LAP04
30th September 2013, 10:43 AM #10
We have two classes per room/base so ours are
YEAR - left or right - number eg Y1-L-01, Y3-R-02 for teacher machines its IWB instead of a number.
It works for us as all our rooms are the same. When I worked in secondary we had room-number RM01-01 etc.
30th September 2013, 10:45 AM #11
SS= Site (or School Initials for Servers)
RR = Room
NN = Number or WB for Teacher PC
30th September 2013, 10:51 AM #12
I really like the idea of the IWB for the teachers, such a pain deploying SMART Notebook to teacher PC's as not all classrooms have IWB.
30th September 2013, 11:01 AM #13
We use the following which seems to work pretty well:
School Identifier (supplied by LA) = XXX e.g. SHS
Machine Type: Y e.g. L = Laptop/Netbook & D = Desktop
Primary User: A e.g. S = Staff, P = Pupil
Year machine purchased: B e.g. This year is N which equals 2013
Then a unique number starting at 001
So ours for example SHS-DPN001 would mean it is a Desktop used by a pupil bought this year. We then us OU's within AD to organise by room/location.
For servers we just use simple role based names e.g. SHS-APPS1 which would mean that this is an application server. Replace APPS with any of the examples below to fit the server role.
Last edited by aleach2; 30th September 2013 at 11:06 AM.
30th September 2013, 11:10 AM #14
We have a super simple one - asset label number.
Label is on the front for staff machines, visible so they can tell us it if we need to remote connect or deploy something to it, or on the back for pupil machines so the kids don't peel them off.
Although we name ICT suite machines a bit different though - ICT1-01 etc... so they appears sensibly in software like ABTutor for staff to use.
Servers are named simply
Last edited by localzuk; 30th September 2013 at 11:12 AM.
30th September 2013, 11:11 AM #15
Desktops = Room-## (ICT1-01, ICT3-27,etc) or Room-TE (ICT2-TE) for the teachers machine
Departmental Thin Clients = Deptartment## (English01, Maths02, Maths02, etc)
Admin Desktops/Thin Clients = JobDescription## (Admin01, Finance03, Library01, etc)
Staff laptops = staff code (ABR for Alan Brown, MSM for Maggie Smith, etc)
Printers = Room-paper_size-[mono/colour] (ICT1-A3-Colour, Sciene-A4-Mono, etc)
Servers = what they $£%$^" do (I hate server naming schemes) (printers, dc1, dc2, dhcp, simsdb, slg, webserver, etc)
Everything else = [Manufacturer] [model] [descriptor] (BenQ MX504 Projector, HP Procurve 3560 Switch, etc)
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