Sysprep Windows 7 Computer Name



  • Hi everyone,
    I’m getting back into making more images in preparation for our summer re-imaging and want to revisit something I wasn’t successful with last year.

    I have an answer file that does 99% of what I want, but one thing I’ve never been able to get to work correctly is the computer name. At this point, imaging is a hands-off process except for one step - after imaging is complete, I have to click Next at the screen that says please enter a name for your computer. I leave the default name of PC filled in because the fog client changes it later, but still, it’s one step I would love to eliminate.

    I attached the unattend file I’m currently using, any help would be appreciated, thanks!

    [url="/_imported_xf_attachments/1/1654_unattend.txt?:"]unattend.txt[/url]



  • Same here; except my computer names start with lab-xxxxx

    <ComputerName>lab-*</ComputerName>
    

    Works like a charm!


  • Developer

    I use:

    [code]
    <component name=“Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup” processorArchitecture=“x86” publicKeyToken=“31bf3856ad364e35” language=“neutral” versionScope=“nonSxS” xmlns:wcm=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State” xmlns:xsi=“http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance”>
    <ComputerName>*</ComputerName>
    <RegisteredOrganization>Microsoft</RegisteredOrganization>
    <RegisteredOwner>CORPORATION</RegisteredOwner>
    <ProductKey>FJ82H-XT6CR-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4</ProductKey>
    <CopyProfile>false</CopyProfile>
    <TimeZone>TIMEZONE</TimeZone>
    </component>
    [/code]
    This causes the machine to generate a name for itself based off the RegisteredOwner criteria. Then I let FOG rename the machine.

    I see where you included the <computername> but in my experience, without a registered owner the naming process fails :(

    I used AutoBVT (Only because when I set up my unattend.xml I used the windows AIK to do so, and it was the default) as the RegisteredOwner and each of my machines started with AutoBVT-(Random Sequence) and then FOG renamed them appropriately.

    Hope this helps.


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