Is there a control list of what you can expect fog to do?



  • Hi

    Is there a control list of what functionality fog can or cannot do?

    Reason i ask is to save me keep comming on forum and saying can it do this or can it do that?

    One question that does spring to mind tho is with fog does it change the host name of a machine in fog would that take effect at the time of boot or at the time of reimaging?



  • @russkil said in Is there a control list of what you can expect fog to do?:

    One question that does spring to mind tho is with fog does it change the host name of a machine in fog would that take effect at the time of boot or at the time of reimaging?

    The FOG Client (if installed) will also enforce hostnames. If you change the hostname in the web interface, the FOG Client will make the change on the remote system. If the hostname on the remote system gets changed, the FOG Client will re-set it to what you have defined in the web interface. If the system is also domain-joined, the FOG Client will also rename the computer’s object in Active Directory too.


  • Developer

    You’ll still need to install and run the fog-client to make this work…



  • ive managed to find it. http://fog server ip/fog/management/index.php?node=host&sub=edit&id=5#host-active-directory thanks for your help :-)


  • Developer

    @russkil While I am not exactly sure what yo mean by “domain account creation and syncronisation” I suppose it’s simple domain join. This is done by the fog-client (see here. This would also handle renaming in case the post-deploy magic does not work. Plus it can do things like manage printers, install software/run scripts (called snapins), track user login/logout, scheduled reboot, auto-logout…



  • thanks for the outline I will look through it.

    on the host change question would this include with the domain account creation and syncronisation with active directory?


  • Developer

    @russkil While I don’t think we a complete list of features there is definitely a good summery in the wiki: https://wiki.fogproject.org/wiki/index.php?title=Introduction#What_is_FOG

    One question that does spring to mind tho is with fog does it change the host name of a machine in fog would that take effect at the time of boot or at the time of reimaging?

    FOG changes the hostname of every client just after deploying the image and restarting the client. So it’s renamed when booting up for the first time. It’s done by changing registry entries on the NTFS partition after writing it to disk.


 

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