Assign MachineName via table lookup in unattended install? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to create the "master image" for machines used for testing in one of our labs. The lab is isolated and not domain joined. What I'm missing is a way to intelligently and automatically assign machine names. I'm looking for something I can do either with the Unattended.xml or at first reboot that will set the machine name based on a lookup of some unique identifier (MAC address of eth0 for example). That way when "Machine_546" gets re-imaged, it will still be called "Machine_546".

    I'm creating the answers file with Microsoft System Image Manger.

    Any suggestions, or better yet proven solutions, would be appreciated.

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:13 PM