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OSD Windows 7 x64 rename PC

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Hi All,

 

I was wondering if you could help me in renaming PC's during deployment. I am just getting started with SCCM and OSD deployments.

 

I have a basic working deployment that deploys drivers per model using a wmi query to find the model number. My (dell) desktops / laptops will install and join the domain to a specified OU. My problem is when i add the OSDcomputername task sequence variable %serialnumber% i get the following error just before it finishes the task sequence.

 

"Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]."

 

My task sequence settings have been attached if that helps. Enabled it and it breaks things, disabled it and it goes back to working again.

 

1) Firstly is this the correct way for automating PC renaming during deployment?

2) What are others doing to rename PC's during deployment?

 

I have read a lot of posts on forums regarding this process including scripts etc but i cannot make any of them work via OSD. I have a working powershell script that i can run from the desktop that checks if the serial number (TAG) matches the computer name, if it does not it renames the computer to the Serial number (TAG). Then i join the domain but i would like this to be part of the task sequence so we dont have to revisit workstations.

 

If anyone has a working solution for renaming PC's during deployment please let me know.

 

 

Thanks for reading

 

Regards Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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