As of the week of August 27, you can use a template to control how the machine will be automatically named. So not exactly static, but gets you away from total random. From the discussion, sounds like not total random was good enough for some, but not all, so I will switch this back to “noted”.
more detail about what we released in August:
When you create an autopilot deployment profile, you can designate a name, which must be 15 characters or less, and can contain letters, numbers, and hyphens. Names can’t be all numbers. Use the SERIAL macro to add a hardware-specific serial number. Alternatively, use the RAND:x macro to add a random string of numbers, where x equals the number of digits to add.
It’s only available with the Windows Insider build for now.SDe commented
Same here. All of our devices have custom ids we want to use as device names.
There are a lot of reasons:
- Using msra without have to look up the device name by our ids
- All types of monitoring, where generated device names are not meaningful.
Thanks, @Nathan. If there’s consensus that Known Folder Move meets the requirements of this request, I can call it “started”
“We are working to integrate the ADMX/ADML packages KFM with Windows Intune later this year.”
Thanks for the comments, just a few questions to the gallery.
What platform is this issue with. I’m only seeing IOS devices in your comments, so wanted to double check.
Also, are you having this issue with shared devices or just re-deployment? Unclear from all the comments. Do you want to keep all installed apps on the devices? Depending on your platform, you should be able to already do this for shared devices.SDe commented
We don't use any iOS device. We need to reassign user to windows-10-devices.
Usecase 1) Deploying and preconfiguring a windows 10 device for an user.
Admin has to copy some data to the local drive and has to install specific software.
So admin runs through user-driven autopilot process with his admin user (including intune enrollment). Now, this device is enrolled with admin user. But we want to assign the user who owns the device after setting it up. Resumed: Keep all data on the device (including allready created profiles), but assign another user as device owner.
Usecase 2) A computer owned by two employees working together on a device is enrolled by employee 1. After some time employee 1 leaves the department. Alle data on the device should be keeped, but employee 2 should be the device owner in intune now.