What name convention are you guys following for your Windows or Mac machines?

  • 18 February 2021
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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?


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I’ve used ManufacturerInitials-SerialNumber before.


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Depends on what flexibility you have in your MdM.


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i have found serial number works well for both pc/mac


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Site Acronym-Username



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Site/org acronym + asset tag. serial numbers are way too complicated, and machines change users, so... it just made sense.



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For example, I'm SENMA0194. (Strada + Mac + A0194)



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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.

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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.



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All of our MDM and related systems also show the last logged in user, which is first.last.



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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)



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I like using the person’s name (or initials) and -10 for the Windows OS version 

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I have bad experiences using names from changes that break things.



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Issue with names is what of the person changes their name?



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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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I concur



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