We're in the process of changing the way how we name our machines so wondering what name convention are you guys following for your Windows or Mac machines?
I’ve used ManufacturerInitials-SerialNumber before.
Depends on what flexibility you have in your MdM.
i have found serial number works well for both pc/mac
Site/org acronym + asset tag. serial numbers are way too complicated, and machines change users, so... it just made sense.
For example, I'm SENMA0194. (Strada + Mac + A0194)
We’ve got name-computerID-type so brianfarrell-123-mbp. Our computers don’t change hands often but we have a script to update the name when they do. Makes at-a-glance troubleshooting a little easier with the name. I think windows truncates names for… NETBIOS? That still a thing? So we’re still figuring out the kinks.
Our MDM has a device comment field we use for the employee it's assigned to, so it's easier to search to deploy/pull up specs on a person's machine.
All of our MDM and related systems also show the last logged in user, which is first.last.
idk, I like being able to 10-key when I'm looking for machines across multiple systems (which is literally the only time you'll hear me say anything kind about 10-key)
I like using the person’s name (or initials) and -10 for the Windows OS version
I have bad experiences using names from changes that break things.
Issue with names is what of the person changes their name?
That was my experience, then you rename the device, and then MDM or security agents/ certificates see a new device and it can get messy real quick.
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