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.Anonymous supported this idea ·Anonymous commented
Our PC names are based on location in buildings. So if it could pull the name from intune or configmgr would be great for existing devices. For new devices it needs to be able to be imported by CSV or prompt during OSD.