What‘s the Default naming rule for computer name of MDT RRS feed

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  • In cs.ini,I set skipcomputername=YES,When deploy done,the computer name is "WINDOWS-FC09ODRT".

    What‘s the Default naming rule for computer name of MDT

    • Edited by longgegeno1 Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:10 AM edit
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:00 AM

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  • In this instance it's not MDT that's determining the name, it's Windows itself. If you'd built it from a DVD without MDT in the picture then it would have come out with the same name.

    The WINDOWS part of the name comes from the FullName variable that can be set in CS, or from the value that's hard coded into the RegisteredOwner value in Unattend, or in the RegisteredOwner value in the registry in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion.

    By default the value is Windows User and therefore the first part of your computername is WINDOWS.

    The part after the "-" is random.

    If you change the Registered owner in Unattend (with or without MDT) to "Bob Corp" then you'd expect the computername to come out as BOB-5d6d2eg5 or something along those lines.

    • Proposed as answer by Dan_Vega Tuesday, September 1, 2015 7:19 PM
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:14 AM