Allow Azure Hybrid AD Domain Join to use %SERIAL% or %RAND% variables for the Domain Join Intune Device Configuration Profile
Currently, Azure AD Hybrid Domain Join (In Preview) does not allow the use of variables such as %SERIAL% or %RAND% but only allows the use of a simple prefix such as WIN10- for the computer name. This is an important feature that does currently exist for standard Azure Domain join but not Hybrid where customers need to ensure the device enrolls in Autopilot in Intune, but also in the local network AD domain.
I wrote a blog post about this issue in more details here.
Most customers use a standard Computer naming convention with the serial number OR asset tag from the BIOS on the hardware device.
Example: L-%SERIAL% for laptops or D-%SERIAL% for desktops. Win10 SCCM task sequences allow the use of variables (%SERIALNUMBER%) for this requirement.
Autopilot standard Azure AD profile allows %SERIAL% but again, not Azure HYBRID Azure Domain join currently which is in PREVIEW.
Sunfor Zheng commented
Would really love for this to be implemented.
I am looking for an update on this as well. We have started to pilot this and the biggest complaint so far is that the name is all crazy. We need to be able to use the "Apply Device Name Template" in hybrid join the same way you can with AAD join.
Jukka Junnila commented
Any update on this?
%RAND% is also worth implementing. We have a 15 char random naming convention for devices. At the moment we can't have it randomly, as we have to define at least one prefix.
Also, I totally agree with others here. Most enterprises will have naming conventions based on the serial or similar.
Please consider implementing this asap. By the way...the funny thing here is, that Azure AD Join (not Hybrid) - does support all the naming convetions and capabilites described in the idea description above.
Also looking for an update on this.
John Buckowing commented
Any update on this?