Question about multiple LAN ports and Network settings. RRS feed

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  • I have my Tasks setting the Local Area Connection DNS, WINS and DNS suffix on all computers we image.

    Now we have a Panasonic model that is detachable, so it has a LAN port on the tablet and on the keyboard base.

    I've been imaging them myself with the LAN line in the tablet and all of the network settings are applied. I name the connection
    Local Area Connection.

    I've been told that the keyboard base adapter sometimes shows up as Ethernet or Ethernet 2. If I name it in my Task to be called Ethernet 2, will MDT create an adapter with that name and have my settings in there if I add them? Or does the pc name that port either Ethernet or Ethernet 2?

    I want to try to add our network settings to both LAN ports (Local Area Connection and Ethernet 2), but not if the name of the base one varies. This way, whichever the user plugs into will have the same network settings.

    I will add that the base LAN port is a Realtech adapter if that matters. I don't know how I would assign that adapter to be named Ethernet 2.
    • Edited by the1rickster Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:14 PM
    Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:52 PM

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  • Update to this:

    I tried adding a 2nd Apply Network Settings and naming it Ethernet 2. It created an entry for LAN2.
    In the end, Local Area Connection had all of the settings, but MDT saw the Cellular connection as Ethernet 2 and gave the DNS/Wins to Cellular, even though there is an adapter showing named Ethernet 2 (without settings).

    I'm still unsure how to get the DNS/WINS onto both the Local Area Connection and Ethernet 2 (2nd LAN port).
    Once I do, I will still have to figure out how to apply that to only the Panasonic CF33 and not desktops, which use the same TS. So far, I don't believe this is possible to accomplish.

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:33 PM