Autopilot - Improve Device Naming Options
When importing Autopilot devices in Intune, we would like (for us and the OEM) to be able to assign machine names against each device that is imported.
Sadly %Rand% or %Serial% is not sufficient for a lot of our use cases (e.g. IT labs). We use location identifiers in the device name for our fixed device estate (7000 devices) - this allows us to create dynamic device groups based on location, room, lab, etc. which in turn is used for policy/app control (e.g. licensing, etc.).
In the file used to import the device it would be good to have an additional tag option, e.g.:
Device Serial Number,Windows Product ID,Hardware Hash, Order ID, Device Name,
would be great to have different names for chassis types: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/brandonlinton/2017/09/15/updated-win32_systemenclosure-chassis-types/
i.e. Desktops start with Desktop-xxxxxx and Laptops with Laptop-xxxxxx. AP could enumerate using WMI what type of device is used....
Simon Jones commented
Some enhancements such as a prefix followed by wifi mac address or fixed mac address would be most welcome. Whilst you can mimic this with some clever scripting, some native support would be nice.
Potentially we are talking 10000+ devices in the medium to long term and 40000 staff and students
Ditto here. Would improve Intune for operational contexts
Joanna Radley commented
We are currently looking at Intune and this would make things so much better. We have around 7000 devices & 25000 users
Jessica Verbist commented
This would be really good. We have around 5000 devices and 35,000 users
Michael Pocock commented
It would be really nice to have user attributes in the device naming options as well. Ex. Dept, samaccount, location.
Søren Højlund Peltz commented
I agree. A %AssetTag% prewriten by vendor would be nice to use, as we do today in our old SCCM environment.
Sony Prijono commented
I would also like this improvement as well. Impacts 44000 devices across 84000 users.
Aftab Chakera commented
We use printer scripts to automatically map printers based on computer names which is location-room number-device number.
I also want this improvement. Plus not only for autopilot but also for devices that ain't rolled out with autopilot.
CR RSD commented
Impacting 5,000 devices across 20,000 users.
Jim L commented
Dan Bolton commented
@Ian > 7000 devices (give or take) and 23,000 users.
Ian Woolner (EDU SSP) commented
Hi folks, as you vote for this, please add the number of impacted users. Votes count, but impacted users counts more :-)
Kevin Kaminski commented
I have no votes but agree that this can be painful for organizations. I tried to change the practice for a customer to let Windows choose the machine name but after realizing how many IT processes are attached to an assigned machine name, I would expect this to be a considerable blocking issue for other customers.